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National Gallop held in Budapest's Heroes' Square

Budapest has celebrated its annual National Gallop in the city’s Heroes’ Square which was taken over by horses and jockeys.

Budapest has celebrated its annual National Gallop in the city’s Heroes’ Square which was taken over by horses and jockeys.

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrims head to Mount Arafat

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

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Cuba celebrates patron saint

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

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Spectacular fireworks in Budapest

Fireworks light up the night in Budapest as the highlight of Hungary’s August 20th celebrations that honors the country’s first king, St. Stephen

Fireworks light up the night in Budapest as the highlight of Hungary’s August 20th celebrations that honors the country’s first king, St. Stephen

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Japan-inspired "Flower Carpet"

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

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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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Homage to Hemingway

Over one-hundred people participated in the annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida on Saturday (July 23).

Over one-hundred people participated in the annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida on Saturday (July 23).

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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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Troops from Australia and New Zealand special guests at French Bastille Day

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

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Why Eid is different this year for the people of Falluja

The traditional image of the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan is far from the current reality experienced by the people of the Iraqi city.

The traditional image of the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan is far from the current reality experienced by the people of the Iraqi city.

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Ancient sporting values are revived in Nemean Games in Greece

Far from the European football Championships and the forthcoming Rio Olympics athletes from around the world have been taking part in a very different sporting tournament in southern…

Far from the European football Championships and the forthcoming Rio Olympics athletes from around the world have been taking part in a very different sporting tournament in southern…

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Ramadan explained

Ramadan, Islam's holy month, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. While traditions have remained largely unchanged, the advent of social media has helped spread the word about the period. Bu

Ramadan, Islam's holy month, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. While traditions have remained largely unchanged, the advent of social media has helped spread the word about the period. Bu

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Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week accused of "pinkwashing" Israeli abuses

Tel Aviv has become in the last decade a choice destination for the gay community on holiday, and Gay Pride Week which kicks off on Friday has become huge, with 200,000 people expected to…

Tel Aviv has become in the last decade a choice destination for the gay community on holiday, and Gay Pride Week which kicks off on Friday has become huge, with 200,000 people expected to…

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Vesak festival in Sri Lanka

Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year’s celebration of the Buddhist festival…

Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year’s celebration of the Buddhist festival…

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A holy Hindu dip

Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the Shipra river on Saturday (21 May), the last auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Festival being held in the central Indian city of…

Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the Shipra river on Saturday (21 May), the last auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Festival being held in the central Indian city of…

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Special TV tribute show for UK Queen

The Queen’s love affair with horses stretches back beyond her 63-year reign, and the Royal Windsor Horse show will close in style with a special

The Queen’s love affair with horses stretches back beyond her 63-year reign, and the Royal Windsor Horse show will close in style with a special

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Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe and the Middle East have been celebrating Easter, the most important date in their religious calendar

Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe and the Middle East have been celebrating Easter, the most important date in their religious calendar

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 at Windsor

Britons, members of the Commonwealth, and well-wishers worldwide are celebrating the 90th birthday of her Majesty the Queen. The nation’s

Britons, members of the Commonwealth, and well-wishers worldwide are celebrating the 90th birthday of her Majesty the Queen. The nation’s

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Olympic torch lit for Rio Games

The Olympic torch, lit in southern Greece, will be carried all the way to Brazil, where the Games kick off in August.

The Olympic torch, lit in southern Greece, will be carried all the way to Brazil, where the Games kick off in August.

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Thousands flock to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun to mark spring equinox

Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their

Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their

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Carnival comes to a close

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival