19 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 23, 1435

Festivals around the world

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Bejart Ballet dancers perform at Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"  in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The renowned Russian theater opened last week a month-long festival, "Century of 'The Rite of Spring' ? Century of Modernism," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the famous Stravinsky's ballet.
Bejart Ballet dancers perform at Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The renowned Russian theater opened last week a month-long festival, "Century of 'The Rite of Spring' ? Century of Modernism," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the famous Stravinsky's ballet.
Bejart Ballet dancers perform at Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"  in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The renowned Russian theater opened last week a month-long festival, "Century of 'The Rite of Spring' ? Century of Modernism," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the famous Stravinsky's ballet.
Bejart Ballet dancers perform at Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The renowned Russian theater opened last week a month-long festival, "Century of 'The Rite of Spring' ? Century of Modernism," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the famous Stravinsky's ballet.
A woman hangs a yellow ribbon on a tree in remembrance of her deceased relative during Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at the Babaoshan Cemetery in Beijing. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors. A new service standard aimed at regulating the quality of China's public cemeteries has been launched recently by the Ministry of Civil Affairs to cope with the country's ageing population, according to Xinhua News Agency.
A woman hangs a yellow ribbon on a tree in remembrance of her deceased relative during Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at the Babaoshan Cemetery in Beijing. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors. A new service standard aimed at regulating the quality of China's public cemeteries has been launched recently by the Ministry of Civil Affairs to cope with the country's ageing population, according to Xinhua News Agency.
A man places flowers on the tomb stone of his family grave at the Babaoshan cemetery during the Qingming Festival in Beijing Thursday. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day, is a day when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean up the tombs and place flowers and offerings.
A man places flowers on the tomb stone of his family grave at the Babaoshan cemetery during the Qingming Festival in Beijing Thursday. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day, is a day when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean up the tombs and place flowers and offerings.
Jockeys race to the finish line during the 20km camel race at the opening of the Janadriya festival near Riyadh.
Jockeys race to the finish line during the 20km camel race at the opening of the Janadriya festival near Riyadh.
A camel collapses after competing in the 20km camel race during the opening of the Janadriya festival near Riyadh.
A camel collapses after competing in the 20km camel race during the opening of the Janadriya festival near Riyadh.
Devotees perform rituals of penance on hot sand on the second day of the Danda festival or the festival of self-punishments at Kulagarh in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India. Devotees perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction during the 21-day long festival, in which only males participate.
Devotees perform rituals of penance on hot sand on the second day of the Danda festival or the festival of self-punishments at Kulagarh in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India. Devotees perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction during the 21-day long festival, in which only males participate.
A devotee performs penance with fire on the beginning day of the Danda festival at Sorada village, in Ganjam district, about 240 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, India. Devotees inflict physical pain as they perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction during the Danda festival, or the festival of self-punishment.
A devotee performs penance with fire on the beginning day of the Danda festival at Sorada village, in Ganjam district, about 240 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, India. Devotees inflict physical pain as they perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction during the Danda festival, or the festival of self-punishment.
A devotee lies on hot sand as a form of penance on the beginning day of the Danda festival at Kulagarh, in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, India. Devotees inflict physical pain as they perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction during the Danda festival, or the festival of self-punishment.
A devotee lies on hot sand as a form of penance on the beginning day of the Danda festival at Kulagarh, in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, India. Devotees inflict physical pain as they perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction during the Danda festival, or the festival of self-punishment.

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