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.
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.
This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”
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.
Fashion and entertainment photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto continues his stunning set of mirror image photography, based on a series he began creating at Istanbul Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Celotto captured the series below of actors and actresses at the 67th Locarno Film Festival.
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.