Photos of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif.
In Vitoria, northern Spain, even if a resident’s ordinary market is closed for St. James’ Day, they won’t want for garlic. Every year on July 25 producers from all around Spain converge on the Basque Country capital for a traditional garlic fair.
During the annual Yadnya Kasada festival, the Hindu devotees from the Indonesian Tenggerese tribe climb Mount Bromo, an active volcano, and seek the blessing from the main deity Hyang Widi Wasa by presenting offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other local produce.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has fired nearly 9,000 police officers, bureaucrats and others and detained thousands of suspected plotters following the attempted coup, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Monday. Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies overnight in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government was not yet over, despite official assurances that life has returned to normal.
Those involved in the performance bring their own hand-made fireworks, made from bamboo packed with black powder and tightly wrapped in woven rice stalks. Participants wear fireproof outfits to withstand the half-minute barrage of gunpowder raining down from the handheld cannons.
The event, known as “tezutsu hanabi,” was held as part of Toyohashi city’s annual Gion Festival.
The average Venezuelan spends 35 hours waiting to buy basic goods each month. As the lines grow longer, they increasingly become a stage for everyday life. Venezuela’s vast oil wealth once fueled a bustling economy, but years of government mismanagement ground much of the nation’s production to a halt, and the country grew dependent on imports.
Mexican pediatric oncologist Sergio Gallegos disguises himself as traditional Mexican wrestler at a hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. Gallegos believes the mood of his patients is very important for the success of cancer treatment, so he dresses up as different characters.