Dressed in hand-embroidered velvet costumes, mounted on beautiful horses, Brazilians celebrate Carnival with confetti and streamers in a tradition that dates back to the 18th century, turning the war between the Moors and Christians into a religious festival.
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Although Kenya lies on the equator and has dramatic nighttime skies in rural areas, children find it hard to name planets and other bodies as astronomy is rarely taught in schools — but that is changing as The Traveling Telescope visits some of the country’s most remote areas with telescopes and virtual reality goggles.
Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia, which bans alcohol, public cinemas and theater.
After months of mild weather, temperatures dropped fast and hard on the weekend of Jan. 7, cold-stunning hundreds of sea turtles in Texas waters. But as scientists treated the animals, they discovered another problem.
Nepalese Hindu devotees participated in a mass bathing ritual during the month-long Swasthani Festival in Changu Narayan at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on February 8, 2017. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation are marking the month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.