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Coal carrying challenge

People of all shapes and sizes gathered outside the Royal Oak pub in Gawthorpe, in Yorkshire, England on Monday (April 17) to carry 50 kilograms of coal 1.

People of all shapes and sizes gathered outside the Royal Oak pub in Gawthorpe, in Yorkshire, England on Monday (April 17) to carry 50 kilograms of coal 1.

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Iran marks national Army Day with parades

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

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Egg rolling

400 people took part in the annual egg rolling competition at Devil’s Dyke in the UK on Monday (17 April).

400 people took part in the annual egg rolling competition at Devil’s Dyke in the UK on Monday (17 April).

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Easter mass in a Russian prison

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

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Taxco faithful start Holy Week with flagellation

Catholics in the colonial town of Taxco in southern Mexico marked the start of the Holy Week by re-enacting the Passion of Christ.

Catholics in the colonial town of Taxco in southern Mexico marked the start of the Holy Week by re-enacting the Passion of Christ.

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Good Friday marked across the world

Good Friday events have been taking place across the globe to mark the Bible’s account of Christ’s crucifixion.

Good Friday events have been taking place across the globe to mark the Bible’s account of Christ’s crucifixion.

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How do Europe's Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday?

In the week before Easter Sunday there are a variety of lesser-known holy days across Europe, including Maundy Thursday.

In the week before Easter Sunday there are a variety of lesser-known holy days across Europe, including Maundy Thursday.

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Enjoying a traditional Uzbek dish called plov

This week we finish our latest series of Postcards by enjoying a traditional Uzbek dinner, with a visit to a top restaurant.

This week we finish our latest series of Postcards by enjoying a traditional Uzbek dinner, with a visit to a top restaurant.

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Valencia's annual Las Fallas festival

The Spanish city of Valencia’s five day festival known as Las Fallas ended at midnight on Sunday (March 19) with a ceremony in which nearly 380 papier-mâchés sculptures were set…

The Spanish city of Valencia’s five day festival known as Las Fallas ended at midnight on Sunday (March 19) with a ceremony in which nearly 380 papier-mâchés sculptures were set…

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Children's Lenten Procession in Guatemala

A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…

A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…

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The fastest mochi makers in Japan

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

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Trump float stars at Israel Purim celebration

Israelis across the country took to the streets on Sunday, dressed up in costumes to celebrate Purim, a holiday that commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in t

Israelis across the country took to the streets on Sunday, dressed up in costumes to celebrate Purim, a holiday that commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in t

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Hungary "scares away" last days of winter

It is festival time in Hungary in the small town of Mohacs where they hold a celebration with attitude.

It is festival time in Hungary in the small town of Mohacs where they hold a celebration with attitude.

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Postcards from Uzbekistan: the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace

Our Postcard this week comes to you from just outside the ancient Uzbek city of Bukhara and a palace that has been turned into a museum.

Our Postcard this week comes to you from just outside the ancient Uzbek city of Bukhara and a palace that has been turned into a museum.