Indian participants await the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of “Janmashtami”, which mark the birth of Lord Krishna. India’s top court on August 17 banned children from taking part in a popular but potentially dangerous religious festival in the country’s west that sees young boys scale human pyramids. The Supreme Court barred children aged under 18 from scaling the pyramids and restricted their height to 20 feet following a string of accidents in recent years.
Indian rescue personnel worked at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. According to the Associated Press, at least two people were killed and 120 injured in the explosion.
Today marks the beginning of festivals across India celebrating the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Hindu devotees bring home idols of Lord Ganesh in order to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity during the festival, which culminates with the immersion of the idols in water on September 27.
An Indian girl shows off her ornate jewelry and colorful outfit for ‘Gudi Padwa’ celebrations, or the Maharashtrian new year, in Mumbai, Afghanis prepare for upcoming elections, fierce hail and rain leave 16 dead in Chin, and more in today’s Day in Photos.
Overnight snowfall blankets Seoul, the Australian Open marches on in Melbourne, protests in Kiev continue, and more in today’s daily brief.
Rebuilding the Philippines after the typhoon, the opening ceremony of the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival, a fire in Mumbai and more in today’s daily brief.
March 14 Photo Brief: All smiles from Pope Francis, North Korea does some target practicing and Pippa takes in the horses
It’s all smiles today for the new Pope, North Korea takes in some target practice, Pippa Middleton goes to the race track for the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet and more in today’s daily brief.
Catching a bear nap during World Animal Day in Finland, things get hopping in Belarus, the Great Wall in China gets a bit crowded and more in today’s daily brief.