“Bloco da Lama,” a mud carnival in Paraty, about 250km south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was started in 1986 by two teenagers playing with mud.
A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.
Fat Tuesday celebrations attract revelers worldwide, models show off their acrobatic skills in ready-to-wear fashions, struggles for refugees and more in today’s daily brief.
Carnival revelers celebrate with parades, the murder trial begins for double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, a Corvette is rescued from the sinkhole that swallowed the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 13 Daily Brief: Macedonian carnival, Muslims celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birth and a pantsless commute for thousands part of flashmob
Macedonian carnival, Muslims celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birth, a pantsless commute for thousands part of flashmob and more in today’s daily brief.
August 26 Photo Brief: Notting Hill Carnival takes to London streets, protests and unrest continue in Middle East and art mimics life in South Korea
Notting Hill Carnival takes to London streets, protests and unrest continue in Middle East, art mimics life in South Korea, and more in today’s daily photo brief.
August 25 Photo Brief: The Incredible Dog Show, lobster business, arrests made in Mumbai gang rape of photojournalist
“DOGS: The Incredible Dog Show” promotes adoptions of shelter dogs in Latin America, lobster business is booming in Maine, arrests made in Mumbai gang rape of a photojournalist and more in today’s daily photo brief.
Perhaps best known today for its drinking and “beads for breasts” activities, the Mardi Gras parade began earlier today around the French Quarter in New Orleans. French for “fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras celebrates the last night of gluttonous celebration before the ritual fasting begins on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday.
So far this year, Super Bowl Champions Ed Reed and Jacoby Jones were scene walking with the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Also this past weekend, parades (perhaps more child-friendly?) were also held in New Orleans that included a bead-throwing Kelly Clarkson two days before winning the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.