Culture

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. 

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. 

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.