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Students wave the Malaysian flag during the 59th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday
Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.
Rioters throw bricks at police in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies
A Bangladeshi child sells headbands during the Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday. The Victory Day celebrated marks the anniversary of Bangladesh’s victory in the India-aided war against Pakistan
People celebrate after the victory of Burkina Faso’s newly elected president Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the party’s MPP headquarters in Ouagadougou
A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday
People cheer as they gather during a celebration a day after the first democratic constitution was announced in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday
Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.
An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt on Thursday
People celebrate in Athens early Monday after the Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country’s EU-IMF creditors in a referendum
Members of the Dancing Devils of Naiguata take part in the catholic celebration of Corpus Christi in Naiguata, a neighbourhood in La Guaira, Vargas state, Venezuela
Indian performers dance during the state’s formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Tuesday
A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from Somalia in capital Hargeysa on Monday
Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India
A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or ‘guy,’ usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.