The first World Nomad Games began on Tuesday, September 9 with an opening ceremony at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata, about 270 kilometers outside the capital Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games.
Case of the Fridays
Qin Riyang and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posed underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful.”
Mr. Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. Photos by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.
Want to know what a food fight looks like with 20,000 goggle-wearing people and 130 tons of tomatoes? It’s called La Tomatina, and it happens every year in Buñol, Spain.
Zhang Guanhui, born in 1984, quit elementary school and has since held jobs as a factory worker, waiter, and security guard. After watching a Michael Jackson music video four years ago for the first time, Zhang says he became fascinated and now puts on shows on the street and small stages impersonating the King of Pop. Photos by Kim Kyung-Hoon from Reuters.
In the mid-1940s, Patterson Park introduced a “twin show” as part of an added attraction to its third annual fair where contestants — twins, of course — came under close scrutiny, judged literally from head to toe: curliest hair, twins with the biggest feet, most freckles, bluest eyes, the oldest and the youngest, to name a few.
Salinopolis, with a population of 40,000, receives an estimated 280,000 visitors during the month of July, mostly to enjoy the beaches located just southeast of the Amazon river’s mouth where the fresh water mixes with the Atlantic Ocean’s salt water in Brazil.
Officials estimate that close to 50,000 vehicles drive onto the city’s two most popular beaches, Atalaia and Farol Velho, with tons of garbage left.
Tracking down Chesapeake Blue Crabs is easier said than done. These creatures have a mind of their own, and can easily migrate tens of miles a day. So naturally the chase becomes part of the job.
Here’s a look down memory lane at some retro crabbing photos from The Sun’s photo archives.