The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year by the United Nations for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
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El Rocio pilgrimage is the largest in Spain, with hundreds of thousands of devotees wearing traditional outfits converging in a burst of color as they make their way on horseback and decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside.
South Africa’s Western Cape region, which includes Cape Town, declared a drought disaster May 22 as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began its final show Sunday evening after 146 years of wowing audiences with its “Greatest Show on Earth.”
A diver takes wine bottles from an underwater trunk in the Mediterranean sea off Saint-Mandrier, southern France on May 15, 2017. Bandol wine matured under seas during one year before being analyzed.
The legend says that around the 7th century there was massive drought in the Kathmandu valley. It was believed that the arrival of the red deity would end the drought and bring back the rainfall. Hence then King Narendra Dev along with a priest and farmer travelled to what is now the Assam state in India and brought back Karunamaya, the god of compassion. It is popularly now known as Rato Machindranath.
Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from mudslides that killed hundreds.