Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square Monday in celebration of the country's 70th birthday.
The Machine of Santa Rosa, designed by the architect Raffaele Ascenzi, has marched this year on September 3 for the fourth time in Viterbo.
Thousands of boating enthusiasts gathered in Venice on Sunday to watch the Regata Storica, a historical boat race held every year since the thirteenth century in the city's lagoon and Grand Canal.
The soft, melancholic notes of hundreds of traditional wooden Swiss alpine horns filled the valley below Mount Tracouet in Switzerland on Sunday (July 22) during the end of world's largest festival of its kind.
Spectators braved sweltering heat to watch a series of colourful floats at the annual Gion festival on Tuesday.
Men representing the devil, known as Colacho, leaped over young babies on Sunday, in an ancient Spanish religious festival designed to chase out bad spirits.
Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate a local bun festival despite recording-breaking heat.
Thousands of people flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate the Cheung Chau Bun festival, one of the oldest and most colourful in Hong Kong which began around 100 years ago after a deadly plague devastated the island.
Every May 2, the citizens of the small Spanish town of Caravaca de la Cruz commemorate the 13th Century tradition of the running of the "wine horses."
Political discomfort bloomed in Catalonia on Monday as thousands of Catalans gifted their partners with yellow roses during Sant Jordi, the annual celebration of the region's patron saint.
Thousands of people gathered on Sunday at the medieval city of Bhaktapur for the annual Sindoor Jatra, a festival that marks the beginning of the Nepali New Year and celebrates the arrival of Spring.
The cold weather did not stop Poles from celebrating Wet Monday.
Thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday to attend a special 'Priestly Blessing' prayer during the holiday of Passover.
Haitian voodoo followers marked one of the holiest days of their religious calendar with a traditional ceremony on Easter Sunday in Port-au-Prince.
The couple strolled around the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, enjoying cherry blossoms in their path.
Catholic penitents in northern Philippines on Thursday flagellated themselves and carried wooden crosses in re-enacting the last hours of Jesus Christ.
Tens of thousands of locals packed Ueno park on Thursday as Tokyo's cherry blossom came into full bloom nearly nine days earlier than usual thanks to warmer weather.
A group of far-right Jewish activists gathered on Monday near Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, to take part in the annual re-enactment of an ancient Passover sacrifice ceremony.
Visitors embrace the light at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan.
A crocodile is taking centre stage at a festival in Karachi celebrating the patron saint of Pakistan's Sheedi community
People in Kyoto turned up to the historic Shimogamo Shrine on Saturday to mark Girls' Day
The followers of the Jainism, in India, celebrate the kick-off of a religious festival in the region of Karnataka.
The annual flower carnival at Villefranche-sur-Mer in France involves a naval battle like no other!
The Basel carnival started this morning at 4 am with the traditional Morgenstraich. In the old town of Basel, all the streetlights and other lights are cut down after the countdown at 4 am. Then the procession of lanterns starts moving.
People the world over take to the streets to celebrate the year of the dog.
Tibetans living in Xiaobawang Village of Danba County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, celebrated Tibetan New Year - Losar on Friday which also began the Spring Festival.