Photos and text by Algerina Perna
Revellers covered in tomato pulp participate in the annual “Tomatina” festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on August 30, 2017.
The iconic fiesta — which celebrates its 72nd anniversary and is billed at “the world’s biggest food fight” — has become a major draw for foreigners, in particular from Britain, Japan and the United States.
Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn’t match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter.
A fruit and vegetable carving competition in Bangkok on August 4, 2017. It is a royal tradition that has proved bountiful through the ages and one that Thailand’s fruit carvers are determined to keep alive — even as young people peel away from the unique art form.
Bodybuilders from Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Sunday flexed and strutted against each other on stage at the Haiti Bodybuilding Classic. It was the first of such a showdown between the neighboring countries, whose relations are often tense.