Peru gained independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. A large military parade is held in honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.
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During the annual Yadnya Kasada festival, the Hindu devotees from the Indonesian Tenggerese tribe climb Mount Bromo, an active volcano, and seek the blessing from the main deity Hyang Widi Wasa by presenting offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other local produce.
Those involved in the performance bring their own hand-made fireworks, made from bamboo packed with black powder and tightly wrapped in woven rice stalks. Participants wear fireproof outfits to withstand the half-minute barrage of gunpowder raining down from the handheld cannons.
The event, known as “tezutsu hanabi,” was held as part of Toyohashi city’s annual Gion Festival.
The San Fermín festival is held every year in the Spanish city of Pamplona on July 6 and lasts eight days.
After 140 years in operation, the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina’s capital plans to move almost all of its 1,500 animals to natural reserves.
The 44-acre zoo in the will become an ecopark for refuge and rehabilitation of animals rescued from illegal trafficking.
The Imperial Marhaba hotel was the main target of the 2015 Sousse beach terrorist attack that killed 38 people including 30 Britons.
Since then it has operated with a skeleton staff, who work to maintain the rooms and grounds.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the attacks.
Talleen Abu Hanna, a 21-year-old Israeli from a Catholic Arab family, won Israel’s first transgender pageant.
Golden Spike is an annual athletics event in the Czech Republic. It was first organized in 1961.