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Annual West Indian Day Parade Draws Crowds In Brooklyn...NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02:  A woman poses for a portrait during the annual West Indian Day Parade on September 2, 2013 in the Crown Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The parade, which is estimated to draw 3 million particants and viewers, is a celebration of Carribean culture including dance, food, drink and costumes. Each year the parade is also marred by violence; at least one shooting and one stabbing have been reported this year.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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A woman poses during the annual West Indian Day Parade on Monday in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The parade is a celebration of Caribbean culture including dance, food, drink and costumes Read more

Charles Montoya and Chantal LaRue of 'She Dances With Fait' pose at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Charles Montoya and Chantal LaRue of ‘She Dances With Fait’ pose at the Edinburgh Fringe.

A boy stands between a "Kiliki" and a "Cabezudo" during the San Fermin festivals "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona. "Kilikis", wearing outsized masks and playfully hitting bystanders with sponges on sticks, parade daily through the city accompanied by brass bands during the nine-day-long festival made popular by U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway.

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A boy sits on his father’s shoulders between a ‘Kilik’ and a ‘Cabezudo’ during the San Fermin festival Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudo (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona on Tuesday.

Huge statues are shown in the early morning at the tomb of King Antiochus on top of Mount Nemrut near Adiyaman, southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi) is a 2,134m high mountain, notable for its tomb, which was probably built for king Antiochus Theos of Kommagene who believed he was a descendant of Apollo in the first part of the first century BC. On two sides of the mountaintop terraces were set up for statues representing Apollo, Fortuna, Heracles and Zeus. The Mount Nemrut ruins were discovered in 1881 and declared a UN World Heritage Site in 1987.

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Huge statues are shown in the early morning at the tomb of King Antiochus on top of Mount Nemrut near Adiyaman, southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi) is a 2,134m high mountain, notable for its tomb, which was probably built for king Antiochus Theos of Kommagene who believed he was a descendant of Apollo in the first part of the first century BC. On two sides of the mountaintop terraces were set up for statues representing Apollo, Fortuna, Heracles and Zeus. The Mount Nemrut ruins were discovered in 1881 and declared a UN World Heritage Site in 1987. Read more

Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool (BRUNEI - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Monday. Read more

A Maori in traditional clothing performs during the inauguration of the garden "Te Putake" dedicated to Maori culture in Les Jardins Fruitiers (fruit gardens) on May 30, 2013 in Laquenexy, eastern France. The garden is the first outside of New Zealand to be dedicated to the Maori culture.

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A Maori man performs during the inauguration of the “Te Putake” garden dedicated to Maori culture in Les Jardins Fruitiers (fruit gardens) in Laquenexy, eastern France on Thursday. The garden is the first outside of New Zealand to be dedicated to the Maori culture. Read more

Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu...Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 27, 2013. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension for the second time in a month, of the dam projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Amazon Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitória do Xingu, near Altamira in Pará state, Brazil. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension of the dam, projected to become the world’s third largest in energy production, for the second time in a month, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. Read more