Celebration

A reveller takes part in a village band march during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, outside Valletta, August 15, 2016. August 15 also marks an important day in Malta's recent history, being the anniversary of Operation Pedestal, the convoy that arrived in Grand Harbour on August 15, 1942 with much needed food and supplies during World War II when the bomb-battered island was on the brink of starvation and close to surrendering to the Axis powers.

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A reveller takes part in a village band march during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, outside Valletta, Malta

Muslims hold pigeons dyed in the colours of the Indian flag, during a march to celebrate India's Independence Day in Ahmedabad, India

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Muslims hold pigeons, dyed in the colours of the Indian flag, during a march to celebrate India’s Independence Day in Ahmedabad, India

epaselect epa05400625 A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of the 95th anniversary of Founding the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 01 July 2016. China marks on 01 July the 95th anniversary of the formation of its ruling communist party with a grand ceremony at the GHOP.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of the 95th anniversary of Founding the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 

Revellers dace as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain Friday, May 27, 2016. The Patum of Berga is a popular festival whose origin can be traced to medieval festivities that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi. It consists of a series of dances by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures accompanied by the rhythm of a drum. One of the protagonist of La Patum is the fire, and the climax of the festival is the Salt de Plens (Fire Demons), who set the square on fire with hundreds of firecrackers burning at the same time. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Revellers dace as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain. The Patum of Berga is a popular festival whose origin can be traced to medieval festivities that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi 

Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India 

A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy ba...A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016.  Nepalese Hindu devotees come from across the country to bathe, offer prayers and leave offerings at the Matathirtha Temple during the event, which honours mothers who have passed away.  / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy bath as they mark the Mother’s Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu

India Widows Holi

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Hindu widows apply colour powder to each other during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple near New Delhi.

Indian villagers are covered in coloured...Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016.  During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP PHOTO / FranÁois Xavier MARITFRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian villagers are covered in coloured powder during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, India 

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House in a 9pm display before the midnight fireworks which will usher in the new year in Australia's largest city...Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House in a 9pm display before the midnight fireworks which will usher in the new year in Australia's largest city, December 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House in a 9pm display before the midnight fireworks which will usher in the new year in Australia’s largest city 

Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne...Carnival revellers throw confetti as they celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne November 11, 2015. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11, people mark the official start of carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.      REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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Carnival revellers throw confetti as they celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne November. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11, people mark the official start of carnival

Residents of Mixquic town visit a local cemetery to place flowers, food, candles and balloons at the tombs of their beloved during the celebration of All Souls Day in Mixquic, Mexico

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Residents of Mixquic town visit a local cemetery to place flowers, food, candles and balloons at the tombs of their beloved during the celebration of All Souls Day in Mixquic, Mexico

Georgian military personnel march during Independence Day celebration in Tbilisi

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Georgian military personnel march during Independence Day celebration in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday

A reveller blows fire during Lunar New Year celebrations at Manila's Chinatown...A reveller blows fire during Lunar New Year celebrations at Manila's Chinatown February 19, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).      REUTERS/Erik De Castro  (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A reveller blows fire during Lunar New Year celebrations at Manila‘s Chinatown. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Thursday will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram) 

Nihangs or Sikh warriors perform "Gatkha", a traditional form of martial arts, during a religious procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 5, 2015. Guru Gobind Singh was the last and the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Nihangs, or Sikh warriors, perform a traditional form of martial arts called Gatkha, during a religious procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Chandigarh, north India, on Monday.

Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Amritsar...Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar October 15, 2014. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. The Diwali festival will be observed this year on October 23. REUTERS/Munish Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

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Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Lamps are sold in large numbers during the festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. Diwali will be observed this year on October 23. 

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014...PHUKET, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Vegetarian festival devotee of Jui Tui shrine parades through the streets on September 30, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces its roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is carefully supervised.  (Photo by Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images)

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Vegetarian festival devotee of Jui Tui shrine parades through the streets in Phuket, Thailand. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants perform acts of body piercing to shift evil spirits from others to themselves to bring the community good luck 

A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur...A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala September 10, 2014. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India's southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. 

College students with painted faces pose as they take part in India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

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College students with painted faces pose as they take part in India’s Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

A cow jumps over revelers which wait the animal on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in the eight-day of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises".

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A cow jumps over revellers waiting at the entrance of the bull ring at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The cows enter the arena one at a time, after the running of the bulls. 

Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration in of St. Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

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Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration of St Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria