Two female “Tamborilleros” wearing their uniforms prepare to take part in the traditional ‘La Tamborrada’, during ‘El Dia Grande’, the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain. Photo Alvaro Barrientos/AP
A Voodoo devotee performs on a beach at the annual Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin.
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Participants wearing Kokoshnik, the Russian traditional headwear, perform during winter swimming festival in the town of Podolsk, Russia. Photo Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
Hindu women apply “sindhur”, or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh
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Workers pull an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga from a workshop to load it onto a truck towards a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Indian folk dancers from the Panghat Group of Performing Arts during a dress rehearsal for an event to mark the forthcoming Hindu festival ‘Navaratri’.
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Festival goers arriving at sunset attend the first day of Wasteland Weekend in the high desert community of California City in the Mojave Desert, California, where people are gathering for the world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival
Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India
An Indian Hindu devotee transports an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Lord Ganesha in his car, for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India
Crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual “Tomatina”, tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometres outside Valencia, Spain
Steampunk enthusiasts fix their attire in a church hall on the first day of ‘The Asylum Steampunk Festival’ in Lincoln, northern England
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Indian Hindu devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India
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Punks from around the world gather in Blackpool for the four day Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England
Indian artists perform during the Bonalu festival at the Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Temple in Hyderabad. The eleven-day ‘Bonalu’ festival sees ritual offerings of food and dancing made to the Hindu goddess Maha Kali
French police officers watches the festivities through binoculars on the roof of the town hall, during the “Fetes de Bayonne”, in Bayonne, southwestern France. Bayonne, the cultural capital of the French Basque country, hosts the yearly traditional Bayonne festival
A construction worker moves a traffic cone in front of artwork by Odeith and is part of the 2016 Upfest in Bristol, England. The annual event, which this year helped celebrate 45 years of the Mr Men and Little Miss book series, started in 2008 and is said to be the largest free street art and graffiti festival in Europe.
People are seen watching hot air balloons fly overhead during a two-day international hot air balloon festival in Eshkol Park near the southern city of Netivot, Israel
A Mongolian man controls his horse during the Mongolian summer festival known as Naadam on the outskirts of Ulan Bator on Wednesday
A hot air balloon flies over the city of Igualada on an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival
People dance in Cotacachi during the Inti Raymi feast in Cotacachi, Ecuador. Inti Raymi, which means the Sun festival in the Qetchua language, is a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the sun god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion.