At the weeklong Cheung Chau Bun Festival on an outlying island of Hong Kong, a competition to grab faux steamed buns from a 60-foot tower isn’t even the grandest spectacle. The stars of the traditional Chinese celebration are the children of the Floating Colors parade. Dressed as deities or cultural figures, the youngsters are hoisted over the crowd, the rigging supporting them hidden by their elaborate costumes, giving the appearance they are gliding.
Demonstrators around the world participated in May Day marches, rallies and protests on May 1. May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, originated in Chicago when labor leaders staged a series of rallies and marches in May of 1886 to demand an eight-hour work day.
The full-time Central School of Ballet in London offers a three-year course for 16- to 19-year-olds from Britain and around the world, with students going on to have careers in classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre. In the final year, students join the school’s graduate touring company, Ballet Central, and work towards obtaining the BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance and Performance.
At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base, where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to loot a bakery protected by an electric fence.
Brown bears play in a shelter for bears rescued from circuses and private restaurants of Ukraine, near Zhytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev, on March 24, 2017.
Tortured for years by human hands these mighty animals got a chance to start it all over again in a shelter near the city of Zhytomyr, in the northwest of the country. Opened in 2012 by international animal charity Four Paws, the rescue centre soon became one of the biggest sights of the region.
MEETOTAMULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were digging through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a garbage dump outside Sri Lanka’s capital, killing at least 30 people and possibly burying dozens more.