An Indian artist makes effigies of the antagonists in the Hindu epic Ramayana, Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran in preparation for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu, India. The effigies will be burned at the end of the festival, marking the victory of good over evil.
An artisan works on clay idols of Hindu god Vishwakarma ahead of the festival named after the god in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
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
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Charles Montoya and Chantal LaRue of ‘She Dances With Fait’ pose at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
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.