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Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film "La tete haute" out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes...Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film "La tete haute" out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 13, 2015. The 68th edition of the film festival will run from May 13 to May 24.

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Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film “La tete haute” out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on Wednesday

Shinto priests walk out from a gate after they administered a Shinto rite "Kiyoharai" on the first day of the three-day spring festival at the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on April 21, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic donation to the Yasukuni war shrine, but stopped short of visiting in person -- a move that would have infuriated neighbouring countries. Abe donated a sacred "masakaki" tree to coincide with the start of the three-day spring festival at the shrine in central Tokyo

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Shinto priests walk out from a gate after they administered a Shinto rite, “Kiyoharai”, on the first day of the three-day spring festival at the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday

People wearing costumes attend the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Jinghong, Yunnan province.

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People wearing costumes attend the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Jinghong, Yunnan province, China

Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

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Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Revellers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck

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Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok on Monday. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand’s traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

A woman does acrobatics as she waits for a band to start playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California

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A woman does acrobatics as she waits for a band to start playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Buddhist Monks Gather For Poy Sang Long Ordination Ceremony...MAE HONG SON, THAILAND - APRIL 01:  Tai Yai boys wait for a ceremony to start during the Poy Sang Long Festival on April 1, 2015 in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of the Shan people or Tai Yai, an ethnic group of Shan State in Myanmar and northern Thailand. Young boys aged between 7 and 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines.  (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)

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Tai Yai boys wait for a ceremony to start during the Poy Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son, Thailand 

Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu...Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath (C) during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu March 27, 2015. The Seto Machindranath chariot festival is celebrated to pray for rainfall and good harvest for the upcoming year. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY           TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath (C) during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu. The Seto Machindranath chariot festival is celebrated to pray for rainfall and good harvest for the upcoming year 

Race goers check the form on Champion Day, during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 10, 2015.

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Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival

Dressed up Israelis take part in a parade during the festivities of the Jewish Purim festival on March 5, 2015 in the central Israeli city of Netanya. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.

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Dressed up Israelis take part in a parade during the festivities of the Jewish Purim festival on Thursday in the central Israeli city of Netanya. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago

A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county, Henan province February 11, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

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A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county

An employee poses with a wall of Orchid Wander during a photocall for the 2015 'Orchids Festival' at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London on February 5, 2015.

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An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day.

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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas (as a punishment for stealing cattle) as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, on Tuesday

A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany.

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A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany

A masked dancer performs to drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu October 24, 2014. The Newar community observes the start of their Newari New Year 1134, in accordance with their lunar calendar, by worshipping their spiritual selves in a ritual known as "mahapuja".

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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 wearing horned helmets and body paint arrive for Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival, east of Bangkok. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand's east.

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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 rituals to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2014. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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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 

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 October 3, 2014 in Deniliquin, Australia.

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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 August 29, 2014. 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.

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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

Indian Hindu devotees gesture before attempting to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on August 18, 2014. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it.  AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

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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.