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Comic book fans descended on Paris on Friday for the opening of the Comic Con festival.
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The parade comes just weeks ahead of a referendum that is set to decide whether same-sex marriages will be recognised on the island.
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Thousands of sheep herded through Madrid to mark annual festival
As many as 2,000 sheep were herded through the streets of Madrid in a unique celebration that takes place every autumn in the Spanish capital.
Meet the man behind 2001: A Space Odyssey's visual effects
50 years on, one of the key players behind the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey has rewatched his visual effects work alongside an audience of 2,000 people in the French city of Lyon.
Azerbaijan's new Nasimi Festival honours Sufi icon
Imadeddin Nasimi's guiding principles of tolerance and multiculturalism will guide event's blend of words, art and music over the coming years, say organisers.
Watch: Irish village is transformed into a medieval battlefield
The west of Ireland castle of Claregalway went back to its roots on Saturday, transformed into a medieval battlefield.
Portugal's Lumina fesival dazzles
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Mourad Merzouki: climbing the walls at Lyon's dance festival
The 18th edition of this world-renowned festival is showcasing another rich crop of world premieres and stunning shows, with the public packing out France's biggest square for a peace-themed parade.
Watch: German city removes statue of Turkish president
The statue was removed on Wednesday, with authorities saying it had become a security risk.
Watch: Tomato battle at Tomatina festival
The streets were left covered in fruit slush after 165,000 kilograms of tomatoes were used as ammunition for participants to hurl at other festival-goers.
Watch: Sword fighting, jousting and archery at medieval festival
Watch: Crowds gather in Indonesia to celebrate classic Vespa scooter
A Vespa made with a tree trunk also featured, although most competitors aimed to keep to the roots of the iconic brand, the curved forepart of the machine.
Swiss festival alerts police after 28 Burundian artists ‘vanish’
A Swiss festival has called the police after 28 Burundian artists, who were scheduled to perform at the event this month, gradually disappeared without a trace.
Watch: Kites fill the sky at Sri Lankan festival
As many as 3,000 kite enthusiasts flocked to see kites of all shapes and sizes take to the skies
Watch: Meet the revellers at Budapest's Sziget Festival
Thousands of young people from around the world have been gathering in Sziget for one of Europe's biggest music festivals.
Watch: Spectacular firework show lights up Geneva sky
As many as 400,000 spectators watched the 45-minute show, known as one of the best firework displays in the world.
A closed book? Literary festival hits out over UK’s visa rules
Foreign invitees to the world’s biggest literary festival have been ‘humiliated’ in trying to get clearance from British authorities to attend, it’s been claimed.
Cities around the world celebrate International Beer Day
Breweries and beer lovers all over the world are celebrating International Beer Day today. The annual event takes place the first Friday of August, and is 10 years old this year. Meanwhile, Germany is struggling to produce enough beer to meet demand.
Unique Cyprus drama festival takes audience back to ancient Greece
Watch: Spanish town hosts annual Festival of Near-Death Experiences
A small Spanish village known as Santa Marta de Ribarteme near the border with Portugal hosted its annual Festival of Near-Death Experiences on Sunday.
Watch: Russia redhead festival
Under the slogan "Let's Make Life Brighter", people have been turning Nizhny Tagil red and orange to celebrate the beauty of being red-haired.
Italian landscape stuns as thousands of flowers bloom
Redhead Festival in Russia celebrates all things red
Nizhny Tagil saw its third Redhead Festival last Saturday. The festival celebrates the beauty of red hair, vintage cars and pets.