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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde dances with a local woman after touring the community of Ayacucho

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (centre L) dances with a local woman after touring the community of Ayacucho.

Balinese Villagers Celebrate The Annual Ngusaba Puseh Ritual...KARANGASEM, BALI, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Balinese man in a state of trance dances wearing a sacred Rangda mask during a sacred ritual of Ngusaba Puseh at Selumbung Village on September 11, 2014 in the Karangasem District, Bali, Indonesia. The Ngusaba Puseh  ritual is performed once a year to celebrate the ancestors of the local community and show gratitude to God.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

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A Balinese man in a state of trance dances wearing a sacred Rangda mask during a sacred ritual of Ngusaba Puseh at Selumbung Village in the Karangasem District, Bali, Indonesia

South African dancer Maqoma performs in a dress rehearsal during the Malta Arts Festival in Valletta

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South African dancer Gregory Maqoma performs in a dress rehearsal of ‘Triple Bill – Duets in Motion’ during the Malta Arts Festival in Valletta

Sri Lankan prisoners perform their maiden traditional Kandyan dance at the main jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The program is part of leisure and recreational programs for prisoners aimed at rehabilitating them. Sri Lankaís prison facilities run various industries and offers opportunities for arts, education and religious activities for the prisoners. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Sri Lankan prisoners perform the maiden traditional Kandyan dance at the main jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The programme is part of leisure and recreational activities aimed at rehabilitating prisoners. Sri Lanka’s prison facilities run various industries and offers opportunities for arts, education and religious activities for the prisoners. 

Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his wedding with Rivka Hannah (Hofman) (unseen) during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following her wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on February 18, 2014. During the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual the bride will dance with members of the community, family and with her groom at the end of the wedding ceremony.

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Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual, in Jerusalem

epa04057945 Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to Jerusalem, 06 February 2014, over Israel drafting ultra-Orthodox into the the military. Several thousand ultra-Orthodox protested in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities and towns after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish young man was arrested when he dodged the draft. Police used water canon and horses and physical force to break up the protest.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to Jerusalem over Israel drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military. Several thousand protested in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities after a young man was arrested when he dodged the draft.

Members of Malaysia's indigenous Mah Meri tribe perform the "Main Jo-oh" dance during a thanksgiving ritual in the village of Pulau Carey...Members of Malaysia's indigenous Mah Meri tribe perform the "Main Jo-oh" dance during "Puja Pantai", a thanksgiving ritual to appease the spirits of the seas, in the village of Pulau Carey, outside Kuala Lumpur February 4, 2014.The Mah Meri tribe, who are descendants of seafaring people who lived off the sea through fishing and trading, celebrate their new year on February 4 this year according to the lunar calendar, by making offerings to the sea. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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Members of Malaysia’s indigenous Mah Meri tribe perform the “Main Jo-oh” dance during Puja Pantai, a thanksgiving ritual to appease the spirits of the seas, in the village of Pulau Carey, outside Kuala Lumpur. The Mah Meri tribe, who are descendants of seafaring people who lived off the sea through fishing and trading, celebrate their new year on February 4 by making offerings to the sea. 

Revellers wear costumes as they stretch whilst welcoming others to Morning Glory, at a venue in Hackney, London...Revellers wear costumes as they stretch whilst welcoming others to Morning Glory, at a venue in Hackney, London, January 22, 2014. Morning Glory is a nightclub which operates once a month from 6:30 to 10:30 am, at which revellers drink fruit smoothies, coffee and dance to high energy music, sometimes in their sleepwear. Revellers also enjoy yoga and massages, before changing into their work clothing and heading off to their day jobs. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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Revellers stretch while welcoming others to Morning Glory, at a venue in Hackney, London. Morning Glory is a nightclub that operates once a month from 6.30am to 10.30am, at which revellers drink fruit smoothies, coffee and dance to high energy music, sometimes in their sleepwear. Revellers also enjoy yoga and massages, before changing into their work clothing and heading off to their day jobs.

epa03847641 Tibetans living in exile wait to perform a traditional dance at an event to mark Tibetan Democracy Day at the Tsuglakhang Temple in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, India, 02 September 2013. Hundreds participated in the event marking Democracy Day.

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Tibetans living in exile wait to perform a traditional dance at an event to mark Tibetan Democracy day at the Tsuglakhang Temple in Mcleod Ganj in India. Hundreds participated in the event

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile as the festival enters its final weekend on August 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile as the festival enters its final weekend on Friday in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years.

Bedouins perform a traditional fighting dance during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability.

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Bedouins perform a traditional fighting dance during the Sanaa summer festival in Sanaa on Tuesday. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen’s stability

Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood perform a ritual dance near Babreka lake, in Rila Mountain, some 100 km (62 miles) south of Sofia, August 19, 2013, as part of celebration of their New Year. The teaching of the movement, whose founder is Bulgarian Peter Danov, is a synthesis of Christianity and Hinduism with a heavy emphasis on brotherly love, a healthy diet and living in harmony with nature.

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Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood perform a ritual dance near Babreka lake, in the Rila Mountain, about 100 km south of Sofia, Bulgaria, as part of their New Year celebrations. The teaching of the movement, whose founder is Peter Danov, is a synthesis of Christianity and Hinduism with a heavy emphasis on brotherly love, a healthy diet and living in harmony with nature

Edinburgh Arts Festival ...Edinburgh International Festival  director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:  Wednesday August 7, 2013. The programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival "has it all", according to the event's director. Sir Jonathan Mills said he was "impatiently" waiting for Friday's official opening. Global talent in theatre, dance, music, opera and the visual arts will perform in the capital. This year's theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year’s festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in the Scottish capital. This year’s theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. 

A member of the public has their picture taken with street performer during The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Picture date: Monday August 5, 2013. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month in what is said to be the world's biggest arts festival. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues, an increase of 6.5% on last year's programme.

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A member of the public has her picture taken with a street performer during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues.

A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing on the landmark Taksim square in central Istanbul on June 14, 2013. Anti-government protesters said on June 13 that they would remain in Istanbul's Gezi Park despite a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate the green patch at the centre of deadly anti-government unrest. The protest movement sprang up after police on May 31 brutally cracked down on a small campaign to save Gezi Park, sparking a mass outpouring of anger against Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, seen as increasingly authoritarian. Tens of thousands have since clashed with police in demos across Turkey, leaving some 5,000 people injured and four dead.

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A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. 

Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv...epa03735009 A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, 07 June 2013. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined the parade which concluded in a massive beach party.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

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A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined in the festivities, which concluded with a huge beach party 

A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during a dress rehearsal of the Fuerza Bruta theatre group's production "Wayra" in Buenos Aires

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A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during a dress rehearsal of the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) theatre group’s stage production “Wayra” in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

Flora Day Celebrations Take Place In Helston...HELSTON, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  A performer with the Hal-an-Tow pageant takes part in a performance as part of the Helston Flora Day celebrations on May 8, 2013 in Cornwall, England. The annual Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance, is one of the UK's oldest customs still practised today and is said to be a celebration of the passing of Winter and the arrival of Spring. A series of dances take place throughout the day, beginning at 7am, all over the Cornish town and even in and out of private houses and shops. However the highlight is the midday dance which was traditionally the dance of the gentry in the town and is why men still wear top hats and tails while the women dance in their finest dresses.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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A performer with the Hal-an-Tow pageant takes part in a performance as part of the Helston Flora Day celebrations in Cornwall, England, on Wednesday. The annual Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance, is one of the UK’s oldest customs that is still practised and is said to be a celebration of the passing of winter and the arrival of spring. A series of dances take place throughout the day, beginning at 7am, all over the Cornish town and even in and out of private houses and shops. However, the highlight is the midday dance that was traditionally the dance of the gentry in the town and is why men still wear top hats and tails, while the women dance in their finest dresses.