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.
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.
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.
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.