Fetching fancy dress was on display at Dunkerque’s carnival, an extravaganza aimed at “recharging people’s batteries for the year ahead”. The carnival, linked to the Mardi Gras festival, includes a march which is said to be capped off with crowds chanting they want the “herring they deserve”, echoing the town’s links with the fishing industry. It’s tradition for the mayor to then throw herring from the balcony of the town hall.

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Freestyling Afghans

A group of young Afghan men and women gather on a hill outside Kabul to practice a variety of freestyle cycling tricks they have learnt from online videos via YouTube, Facebook and other social…