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Japan: Naked Man Festival

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.

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Japan's annual snow festival

The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on Monday (February 6) featuring ice sculptures of iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even the U.

The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on Monday (February 6) featuring ice sculptures of iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even the U.

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Bolivians pray for good fortune at traditional Alasitas Festival

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

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Hot air balloons in Switzerland

Château-d’Oex in Switzerland is hosting its International Balloon Festival until January 29.

Château-d’Oex in Switzerland is hosting its International Balloon Festival until January 29.

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China's icy Harbin gets ready for annual snow festival

Artists put the final touches on a dazzling display of ice sculptures in China’s northern city of Harbin on Wednesday, home to one of the world’s biggest ice and snow…

Artists put the final touches on a dazzling display of ice sculptures in China’s northern city of Harbin on Wednesday, home to one of the world’s biggest ice and snow…

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360 video: Experience the "Festival of lights" of Lyon

You’re at the Fete des Lumieres, the ‘festival of lights’ in Lyon France, an event that attracts millions of visitors from around the globe.

You’re at the Fete des Lumieres, the ‘festival of lights’ in Lyon France, an event that attracts millions of visitors from around the globe.

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Lyon's light festival gives business big boost

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

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Lyon's "spaceship" shines for the city's Festival of lights

For the first time ever, the Confluence Museum in Lyon has been used as a canvas for a lightshow as part of the city’s famed Festival of Lights.

For the first time ever, the Confluence Museum in Lyon has been used as a canvas for a lightshow as part of the city’s famed Festival of Lights.

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Thai province thanks monkeys with annual fruit buffet

A province in Thailand famous for its monkey population laid out an annual fruit buffet on Sunday (November 27) to thank them for bringing in tourists and helping the local…

A province in Thailand famous for its monkey population laid out an annual fruit buffet on Sunday (November 27) to thank them for bringing in tourists and helping the local…

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Budapest in the swing with dance festival

Dancers from over 40 countries made their way to Hungary to participate in the Lindy Shock University, a swing dance event.

Dancers from over 40 countries made their way to Hungary to participate in the Lindy Shock University, a swing dance event.

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Halloween celebrations in Tokyo

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

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Graffiti festival in Mexico City

For four days, the centre of Mexico City became the canvas for dozens of street artists for the local edition of the International Meeting of Styles (MOS).

For four days, the centre of Mexico City became the canvas for dozens of street artists for the local edition of the International Meeting of Styles (MOS).

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Art and humour mix at Frieze London

Paintings, sculptures, performances – more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries are showcasing their works at Frieze London, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the…

Paintings, sculptures, performances – more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries are showcasing their works at Frieze London, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the…

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Obama launches festival of 'ideas art and action'

Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio make climate change pleas at launch of 'South by South Lawn' festival at the White House

Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio make climate change pleas at launch of 'South by South Lawn' festival at the White House

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International balloon fiesta in Albuquerque

The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is underway and is expected to attract close to a million visitors to central New Mexico.

The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is underway and is expected to attract close to a million visitors to central New Mexico.

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Oktoberfest in Munich

Oktoberfest actually begins in September (September 17 to October 3 this year).

Oktoberfest actually begins in September (September 17 to October 3 this year).