In pictures: Festivities around the world

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Children run ahead of a model bull used to train bullfighters after the first bull run of the San Sebastian de los Reyes Festival near Madrid, on August 26, 2014.(AFP PHOTO/ Pedro Armestre)

Children run ahead of a model bull used to train bullfighters after the first bull run of the San Sebastian de los Reyes Festival near Madrid, on August 26, 2014.(AFP PHOTO/ Pedro Armestre)

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Devotees at the 'Peli-Kali Maarbat' ceremony during Pola festival in Nagpur on 26th August.(PTI)

Devotees at the 'Peli-Kali Maarbat' ceremony during Pola festival in Nagpur on 26th August.(PTI)

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Idols of Lord Ganesh put on sale as pigeons fly at the back in Kabutarkhana, Dadar, Mumbai, India on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (Hindustan Times/Kalpak Pathak)

Idols of Lord Ganesh put on sale as pigeons fly at the back in Kabutarkhana, Dadar, Mumbai, India on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (Hindustan Times/Kalpak Pathak)

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Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa.(REUTERS/China Daily)

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa.(REUTERS/China Daily)

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Tibetan Buddhists and tourists gather to view a huge Thangka (not pictured), a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, August 25, 2014.(REUTERS/China Daily)

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists gather to view a huge Thangka (not pictured), a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, August 25, 2014.(REUTERS/China Daily)

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A performer wears an ornate head dress during the parade on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2014.(AFP photo/Leon Neal)

A performer wears an ornate head dress during the parade on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2014.(AFP photo/Leon Neal)

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Revellers react during the rain at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London August 25, 2014.. The Notting Hill Carnival honours London's Afro-Caribbean culture in an area which was home to thousands of immigrants to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s onwards.(REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Revellers react during the rain at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London August 25, 2014.. The Notting Hill Carnival honours London's Afro-Caribbean culture in an area which was home to thousands of immigrants to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s onwards.(REUTERS/Toby Melville)

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An Indian artists gives the final touches to a statue of the Hindu god Lord Ganesh ahead of the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad. The statues are being prepared for the Ganesh festival, a popular eleven-day long Hindu religious festival in India which will be celebrated from August 29 to September 8. (AFP PHOTO/Noah Seelam)

An Indian artists gives the final touches to a statue of the Hindu god Lord Ganesh ahead of the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad. The statues are being prepared for the Ganesh festival, a popular eleven-day long Hindu religious festival in India which will be celebrated from August 29 to September 8. (AFP PHOTO/Noah Seelam)

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Nepalese Hindu devotees gather for the Kuse Aunse, or Father's Day, Festival at the Gokarneswar Mahadev Temple at Gokarna on the outskirts of Kathmandu on August 25, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash Mathema)

Nepalese Hindu devotees gather for the Kuse Aunse, or Father's Day, Festival at the Gokarneswar Mahadev Temple at Gokarna on the outskirts of Kathmandu on August 25, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash Mathema)

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