Festivities

Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the prizes tied to the top in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country's 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies

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Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the prizes tied to the top in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country’s 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies

A boy stands between a "Kiliki" and a "Cabezudo" during the San Fermin festivals "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona. "Kilikis", wearing outsized masks and playfully hitting bystanders with sponges on sticks, parade daily through the city accompanied by brass bands during the nine-day-long festival made popular by U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway.

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A boy sits on his father’s shoulders between a ‘Kilik’ and a ‘Cabezudo’ during the San Fermin festival Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudo (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona on Tuesday.