A Halloween parade in Kawasaki, a suburb of Tokyo, drew more than 100,000 spectators and some 2,500 costumed participants.
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Artists from 16 countries prepared their work for the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition in Australia. Dozens of sculptures will line the coastal path between Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. The exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 1.24 miles and will run from October 23 to November 9.
Raisin Weekend at St. Andrews University in Scotland is believed to date back several hundred years to the university’s early days when first-year students would give senior students a pound of raisins as a thank-you for helping them to adjust to university life. In more recent years, the weekend has evolved into a more raucous event with wine instead of raisins. The celebration culminates on Monday when first-years participate in a huge shaving cream foam fight in St Salvator’s Quad.
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The Miss Milk Cow beauty contest was held in Moc Chau plateau, 200km northwest of Hanoi. The beauty contest selects cows with a solid torso, high legs and large milk production. This year, 126 cows were chosen for contest among the 16,000 cows in Moc Chau. For more than a decade the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is organized in Moc Chau plateau to promote dairy farming as Vietnamese people’s eating pattern has been changing rapidly along with higher income. The winner this year is a four-year-old, weight 830 kg and providing 42 kg milk per day, double the average volume of milk. (Photos by Kham/Reuters)
The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]
Inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus. The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.
(Photos by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
Cooper Joerg Schnepper prepares new beer barrels made of oak wood for the burning of the signature at the barrel factory Schmid in Munich, southern Germany. The barrel factory produces about 1,000 beer barrels with capacities of ten to 200 liters per year. For this year’s edition of the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which will be running from September 20 to October 5, 2014, the company has produced 50 new barrels for the different breweries of the city. The barrel factory is the only factory in Munich and Upper Bavaria that produces beer barrels in the old traditional craftsmanship and also delivers its products to Austria, Switzerland, Australia and the US. – Reuters
Cement slabs that used to make up the Berlin wall stand in a vacant lot in Teltow outside of Berlin. A construction company purchased parts of the wall and offers the possibility to paint them legally after applying for it. (Photos by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)
Shoot for the stars this season with superhero-inspired elements. Throw on a pair of gloves. Rock a cape. Add some leather or a luxurious fur to the mix. And dust off those boots, whether knee-high or bootie. Your options are limitless. — John-John Williams IV