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Bolivia: priest blesses animals with holy water

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Italy: last-minute preps for Siena's famous Palio race

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.

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Lantern festival in Japan

The Kanto Festival, one of the largest summer festivals in northeastern Japan, has started in Akita City, featuring long bamboo poles decorated with lanterns.

The Kanto Festival, one of the largest summer festivals in northeastern Japan, has started in Akita City, featuring long bamboo poles decorated with lanterns.

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Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games having been carried through more than 300 cities by over 12,000 individuals, including athletes and celebrities.

The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games having been carried through more than 300 cities by over 12,000 individuals, including athletes and celebrities.

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360° video: Pamplona's San Fermin running of the bull

Thousands of runners travel from all over the world to Pamplona, Spain, for the San Fermín festival, held annually from July 6 to July 14.

Thousands of runners travel from all over the world to Pamplona, Spain, for the San Fermín festival, held annually from July 6 to July 14.

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Magnificent Matsuri

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

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One of Spain's top bullfighters is gored to death live on TV

Top matador Victor Barrio was pierced in the chest live on TV and in front of hundreds of spectators, including his wife, at a tournament in the eastern region of Aragon.

Top matador Victor Barrio was pierced in the chest live on TV and in front of hundreds of spectators, including his wife, at a tournament in the eastern region of Aragon.