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  • Oct 21, 2019 17:16

    The painting "Benois Madonna" by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, October 20, 2019.

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  • Oct 14, 2019 10:02

    Rides are backdropped by the sunset sky at an autumn fair in Titu, southern Romania. The country’s autumn fairs are a loud and colourful reminder that summer has come to an end and, for many families in poorer areas of the country, one of the few affordable public entertainment events of the year.

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  • Oct 09, 2019 18:18

    Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in an artificial pond at CR Park, in New Delhi.

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  • Oct 08, 2019 18:42

    The Ramlila in progress at Seri Manch Mandi.

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  • Oct 06, 2019 12:53

    Tiago Lila aka Lila Fadista (R) and Joao Cacador (L) at Late Birds hotel in Lisbon. Together, the duo makes up the band “Fado Bicha”, which translates from Portuguese as “Fado Queer”. Although not widely known among the general public, they have toured Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium, performing around 150 concerts since 2017.

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  • Oct 05, 2019 07:59

    A girl poses for a photo during a visit to the Instagram museum "Smile Safari" that recently opened in Brussels Belgium October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

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  • Oct 04, 2019 19:07

    Noida, India - October 01, 2019: People have started installing Durga idols in pandals in different sectors ahead of Durga puja celebrations starting from October 4, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, October 01, 2019.

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  • Oct 03, 2019 16:15

    People pray during Durga Puja at a pandal in Chittranjan Park, New Delhi.

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  • Oct 03, 2019 12:46

    A villager dressed up in old clothes and wearing a hat takes part in the procession of El Vítor in the town of Mayorga, northwest Spain. The procession of El Vítor, as locals refer to the festival, celebrates the night when the remains of a celebrity missionary from the 16th century, Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo y Robledo, returned to the wind-swept Spanish town.

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  • Oct 02, 2019 11:55

    A view of Banksy's store in Croydon, London, Britain October 1, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Banksy said he had been prompted to open a shop as a way to get around copyright law after the greetings card company launched a legal bid to use his name to sell “fake” merchandise. “I think they’re banking on the idea I won’t show up in court to defend myself,” Banksy added.

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  • Sep 27, 2019 10:28

    A visitor climbs the stairs as she arrives to view the opening of ‘The Modern Maharajah’ exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. The exhibition tells the story of the Maharaja of Indore Yeshwant Rao Holkar II and his wife Sanyogita Devi of Indore who spent much of their time in Europe and the US, becoming the patrons of many artists and designers of their day.

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  • Sep 26, 2019 17:45

    Right from his early years, Mahatma Gandhi had an active relationship with the camera. Here, Gandhi is seen in 1914, wearing white to mourn the deaths of Indian strikers killed in police firing in South Africa.

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  • Sep 04, 2019 10:33

    A landscape painted on a razor blade by Turkey’s micro artist Hasan Kale in Istanbul. His canvas could be anything from match sticks, seeds to razors and crown corks. Turkey’s micro artist, also known as Turkish Microangelo in reference to Italian Renaissance sculptor and painter Michelangelo, has been hitting his brush onto tiny everyday objects for more than two decades.

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  • Aug 30, 2019 12:13

    Children attend a film screening as part of the “Komina Film” initiative, in the village of Shaghir Bazar, in the Kurdish-populated areas of Hasakeh province, Syria. In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls broke out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks and animated films, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the country’s northeast countryside.

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  • Aug 29, 2019 16:32

    With the inauguration of the Museo Camera, an 18,000-square-foot space, Gurugram has turned host to the largest dedicated camera and photography museum in the country. Transporting one to a different era, visitors can take photographs in its recreated 19th century photography studio. It mimics an age before the flash was invented, when curtains like these would be drawn up or down to get the ideal light for a photograph.

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  • Aug 29, 2019 10:36

    Handmade traditional brushes are lined up along with modern ones at the residence of Chitrakar couple Tej Kumari and Purna, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Chitrakar families in Kathmandu were renowned traditional painters and sculptors who depicted gods and goddesses on temples, masks of Hindu deities and posters for various religious celebrations. For the Chitrakar couple it is a struggle to keep the art alive against modern mass produced prints.

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  • Aug 26, 2019 10:15

    A total of 882 people twirled and stamped their feet to Mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world’s biggest folk dance, surpassing the previous record set in the same city eight years ago.

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  • Aug 08, 2019 12:14

    Visitors view a portrait of Toni Morrison, by the artist Robert McCurdy at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in ‘Beloved,’ ‘Song of Solomon’ and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, died aged 88 following a brief illness.

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  • Jul 31, 2019 10:23

    Artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, poses for a picture alongside a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a verse in Arabic from the Biblical Book of Isaiah. Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo’s Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories.

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  • Jul 14, 2019 14:02

    Moroccan potter Aicha Tabiz, also known as Mama Aicha, holds one of her works near the village of Ourtzagh in the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Beautiful handcrafted pottery made by Aicha rarely sells in Morocco anymore, but thanks to social media her ancient techniques are drawing students from around the world to the foothills of the Rif.

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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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