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  • Jun 18, 2019 12:06

    A Rabha priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Guwahati. Every year, the Rabha community in Assam celebrates the Baikho Puja festival, performing traditional rituals to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest.

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  • Jun 11, 2019 17:34

    Playwright, actor and movie director Girish Karnad at his residence in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In 1961, at the age of 23, Karnad’s first play ‘Yayati’ was published, based on the life of king Yayati, one of the ancestors of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata. In 1964, his next play ‘Tughlaq’ was published and Karnad had found a new approach drawing from historical and mythological sources to address contemporary themes.

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  • Jun 02, 2019 12:51

    A devotee of the Rocio Virgin takes part in the “Romeria de El Rocio” in the countryside outside Fitero, northern Spain. Each May, the rich greens and browns of the northern Spanish countryside are brightened by a rainbow of colourfully dressed townsfolk who march in the pageantry of an age-old pilgrimage transplanted here from the country’s south.

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  • May 21, 2019 14:22

    People work during an excavation at a pre-Harappan site, at Kunal village, in Ratia tehsil of Fatehabad district in Haryana. The village is one of the oldest pre-Harappan settlements. The seventh round of excavations, which started in January and ended two weeks ago, will bring to the forefront more about the lives of people — mostly artisans associated with Hakraware culture — residing here.

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  • May 11, 2019 16:17

    Lorenzo Quinn’s “Building Bridges” installation shows six pairs of hands creating a bridge over a waterway in the Arsenale former shipyard, ahead of the 58th Venice Biennale. Rugoff says contemporary art is particularly effective at unpacking the present-day spectre of crises, revealing complexity, ambiguity and conflicting emotions in a way that more traditional media often do not.

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  • May 09, 2019 10:05

    Youngsters seen next to a street mural in Valparaiso, Chile. Elias Street is typical of Valparaiso with its narrow sidewalks winding up and down Cerro Alegre hill, itself a tourist attraction. There are many little streets like this that surround the 42 hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean that are a striking feature of the Valparaiso skyline.

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  • May 02, 2019 10:29

    Yuuka Hasumi and Ibuki Ito, also from Japan, perform at an Acopia School party in Seoul, South Korea. Hasumi, 17, joined Acopia School in Seoul, a prep school offering young Japanese a shot at K-pop stardom, teaching them the dance moves, the songs and also the language.

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  • Apr 26, 2019 12:05

    Stefany Carbajal, a cellist in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program, practices with other members at the Highlandtown Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. “We are trying to combat some of the social challenges here in Baltimore,” said program director Nick Skinner.

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  • Apr 05, 2019 12:07

    Yean Han, director of Skea, displays a ‘watch’ paper model, at her workshop in Linkou district in New Taipei City. In recent years, traditional paper incarnations of money and gold bars have given way to the more modern -- paper iPads and mobile phones, washing machines, cars, televisions and credit cards.

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  • Apr 02, 2019 12:34

    A young Broto musician trains to play the wooden horn in Bambari, in the centre of Central African Republic. Since time immemorial this instrument has been central to celebration and worship among the Broto people. Raising the blistered trunk to his mouth, the player blows into the thin end of the instrument, letting out a muffled rumble the other end.

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  • Mar 24, 2019 14:21

    “In our village, most people suffer from stomach illness and body ache,” said Hira Lal (35) from Pevandi in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh of the water they drink, pointing to the drain towards the farm, a mix of water from the river Ganga and toxic waste released by neighbouring tanneries --sometimes treated, sometimes not. Locals said that their drinking water is salty and turns yellow when kept for longer durations.

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  • Mar 19, 2019 11:01

    Nearly 120 years after Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi called it his “most beautiful work”, ageing musicians still play out their days at his Casa Verdi retirement home. Piano music resonates down the corridors of the sumptuous Milan palazzo, while a singer performs in the vast main room for dozens of pensioners, who were once professional musicians themselves.

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  • Mar 18, 2019 10:41

    A sculpture in the likeness of a rearing horse made out of artillery shrapnels in the village of Remhala, south of Beirut, Lebanon. There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon’s battlefields.

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  • Mar 16, 2019 13:30

    Hands manually sift through a batch of gulal, mixing in the pigment and aerating the product in the process, near Sheetla Mata Mandir, in Gurugram, Haryana. There are two manufacturing units in the city which operate from the Sheetla Mata Colony area. These units supply colours to local shops in Gurugram, Sohna, and Mewat.

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  • Mar 12, 2019 12:21

    A musical band performs with bagpipes made at the Mid East bagpipe factory in the city of Sialkot, Pakistan. The fresh smell of wood floats through the Mid East factory on the eastern side of Pakistan’s Punjab province, where third generation owner Umer Farooq (not pictured) is one of the managers. Workers are busy standing or sitting on the ground.

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  • Mar 06, 2019 12:59

    An installation recreating the arrangements used to break prisoners on hunger fasts, seen at the ‘Azaadi Ke Diwane’ gallery in the Red Fort in New Delhi. ‘Azadi Ke Diwane’, created by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is a state-of-the-art, informative and educational exhibition, involving multisensory technologies.

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  • Mar 01, 2019 09:49

    Swiss violin maker David Leonard Wiedmer works in his workshop, on in Lyon. An award-winning luthier, David Leonard Wiedmer has set himself the task of reproducing the legendary Italian violin at his workshop tucked away in a quayside in Lyon, southeast France.

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  • Feb 28, 2019 15:28

    Seen from behind the backstage curtain, young cholita wrestler Dona Chevas, (L), fights with fellow trainee Lucero in El Alto, Bolivia. The sport — known by the English-derived name catchascan — has delighted foreign tourists and photographers for years while building a sense of pride among indigenous women.

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  • Feb 22, 2019 14:03

    Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation by Prada during the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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  • Feb 20, 2019 14:44

    Girls from the Long Horn Miao, a branch of the Miao ethnic minority group, prepare to take part in the annual flower festival or 'Tiaohuajie' in the village of Longjia in China's Guizhou province. - Against a stunning mountain backdrop, dozens of girls and women of the Long Horn Miao ethnicity performed for the annual celebration held in Guizhou province on the 10th day of the Lunar New Year -- the Year of the Pig.

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  • Feb 04, 2019 10:49

    At Drishyakala, the room 'Oriental Scenery: Aquatints of India by Thomas Daniell and William Daniell,' curated by art historian Giles Tillotson, brings alive Indian architecture and landscape through their travels across India. The barracks in the Red Fort, built to house the British army after the 1857 uprising and the deposition of Bahadur Shah Zafar, have since been a grave reminder of the destruction unleashed on Delhi after the uprising.

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  • Jan 03, 2019 15:53

    Barbie is promoting role models from around the world to empower girls.

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  • Dec 04, 2018 09:46

    The 12th Delhi International Arts Festival witnessed colourful performances by South Korean artists who presented musical and dance performances during the opening ceremony at the Purana Quila, and the next day at Central Park, Connaught Place. It was the first time in India that South and North Korean dance performances were presented on the same stage.

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  • Dec 01, 2018 17:06

    Udaipur Tales, an international storytelling festival which is in its 2nd edition is taking place from November 30 to December 2, 2018. There will be national and international professional storytellers, artists, authors, theater artist and actors and performers who will be weaving magic through their unique art of storytelling.

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  • Nov 28, 2018 14:21

    Craft Village and GMR India have come together to organise the world’s fourth and India’s first official craft week after London, Sydney and China which shall take place from December 1-5 at GMR Aerocity, New Delhi. The week showcases crafting trends from artisans, craft-preneurs, designers, brands, international crafts awardees, exhibitions by award winning craftsperson and more.

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  • Nov 27, 2018 14:51

    The Indie Comix Fest with its 2nd edition was organised at Korea Culture Centre, Lajpat Nagar Delhi. The festival provided a platform to self-publishing comix artists access to the direct market where they showcased their creations. The event was a contemporary cultural melting pot with many comic book artists, writers, illustrators and self-publishing labels displaying their wares.

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  • Nov 24, 2018 17:54

    Laser beams create images projected onto a sheet of water sprayed into the air in front of the Palm House, during a photocall at Kew Gardens in south west London, on November 21, 2018, during an event to promote the launch of the "Christmas at Kew Gardens" event. The Kew at Night Christmas trail is illuminated with numerous art installations especially commissioned.

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  • Nov 16, 2018 11:58

    Chen Hsi-huang demonstrates how to use a puppet at the government-funded Puppetry Art Centre in Taipei. At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a late-life renaissance as a high-profile promoter of the art form.

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  • Nov 16, 2018 14:12

    Make the right choices when placing art at home

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  • Nov 13, 2018 10:23

    Ghalib Ki Haveli at Ballimaran in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India

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