A masked dancer performs to a drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu on Friday
Boys wear horned helmets and body paint for Chonburi’s annual buffalo race, east of Bangkok. The festival, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand’s east
A Nepalese Hindu devotee stands with burning oil lamps on his shoulders as part of a ritual to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Kathmandu
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A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on Friday in Deniliquin, Australia.
Dancers participate in festivities marking the start of the annual harvest festival of “Onam” in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The ten-day-long Hindu festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to commemorate the return of King Mahabali to his beloved subjects
Hindu devotees in Mumbai, India form a human pyramid in an effort to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Krishna. Participants win prize money by helping the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland
A masked devotee walks out from a house to take part in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur, Nepal
A reveller dances while taking part in an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu
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A participant’s float from South Minahasa during Tomohon International Flower Festival on Friday in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The flower festival is a biannual event that has run since 2008. It was originally devised to boost tourism in the North Sulawesi region. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)