In Greece, wrestlers known as “pehlivan” wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called a kisbet, which is traditionally made of water buffalo hide and most recently has been made of calfskin.
Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy Ataturk Airport in Istanbul late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. A senior Turkish official on Thursday identified the Istanbul airport attackers as a Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz national hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.
Annual monsoon rains have progressed to parts of western and central India, easing fears of millions of desperate farmers after two straight years of drought, the weather department said. Farmers rely on the monsoon rains, which hit the Kerala coast every year and then sweep across the country, to water their crops and replenish dams and reservoirs. The arrival of the monsoon is always keenly watched in India, but even more so this year as much of the country reels from the drought. However, dozens of people have been struck by lightning and killed during the rains, disaster management officials said.
The Imperial Marhaba hotel was the main target of the 2015 Sousse beach terrorist attack that killed 38 people including 30 Britons.
Since then it has operated with a skeleton staff, who work to maintain the rooms and grounds.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the attacks.
French trapeze artist Isabelle Ponsot performs while hanging from a hot air balloon above Chatellerault on June 22, 2016.