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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.

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A beginner's guide to the "Kalachakra" ceremonies

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

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Pope Francis condemns 'plague of terrorism' after Istanbul attack

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

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Traditional New Year's dance in Romania

People on the streets of a central Romanian town performed a traditional New Year’s bear dance on Friday.

People on the streets of a central Romanian town performed a traditional New Year’s bear dance on Friday.

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Tourists flock to Lyon for a gourmet getaway

Lyon, a city that is 2,000 years old, attracts about six million visitors a year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners who travel here notably for the local…

Lyon, a city that is 2,000 years old, attracts about six million visitors a year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners who travel here notably for the local…

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Christmas preparations in Jerusalem

Jerusalem kicked off the Christmas season and festivities with a ‘Santa’ on a camel distributing Christmas trees to residents in the old city.

Jerusalem kicked off the Christmas season and festivities with a ‘Santa’ on a camel distributing Christmas trees to residents in the old city.