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April 25 Photo Brief: Gwyneth Paltrow-People magazine’s most beautiful woman, radical knitting protesters and the search for bodies continue in Bangladesh

April 25 Photo Brief: Gwyneth Paltrow-People magazine’s most beautiful woman, radical knitting protesters and the search for bodies continue in Bangladesh

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Gwyneth Paltrow, recently named the most beautiful women in the world by People magazine makes a red carpet appearance on Iron Man 3, ‘yarnbombers’ make plans to disrupt the G-8 summit in Ireland this June, rescue workers continue to shift through the rubble of the collapse 8 story building in Bangladesh and more in today’s daily brief.

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April 18 Photo Brief: A white lion cub hangs out, hairdressing art in the Ukraine and spring flooding in Illinois

April 18 Photo Brief: A white lion cub hangs out, hairdressing art in the Ukraine and spring flooding in Illinois

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A white lion cub makes his debut in France, an international hairdressing art show in Kiev, spring rains cause flooding in areas around Chicago and more in today’s daily brief.

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Holi celebrations begin in India with local festival

Holi celebrations begin in India with local festival

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On March 27, Hindus across India and the Indian diaspora will observe Holi, a festival that in part marks the beginning of spring. In celebration, Hindu devotees spend the day smearing colored powder on each other’s faces and throwing colored water at friends and family, leading to Holi’s status as India’s “Festival of Colors.”

Local Holi celebrations often begin earlier, including Lathmar Holi in the northern Indian town of Barsana. Unique to the Lathmar Holi tradition is a ceremony where women use long sticks to beat men who sing provocative songs to invite their attention.

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Feb. 8 Photo Brief: Snakes, white tigers, horse meat, freaks and ringtones from the rear

Feb. 8 Photo Brief: Snakes, white tigers, horse meat, freaks and ringtones from the rear

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Asia prepares for the Chinese Lunar New Year beginning Feb. 10 with the Year of the Snake, European food manufacturer Findus confirmed that the company’s beef lasagne contained horse meat, a Sri Lankan prisoner gets caught with a mobile phone in his rectum, the Immortal Love Pop-up Experience – Freakshow & Immortalized unleashes in New York City and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 23 Photo Brief: Kungfu students, animal sacrifices, brothel-sponsored soccer and gay marriage

Oct. 23 Photo Brief: Kungfu students, animal sacrifices, brothel-sponsored soccer and gay marriage

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Kungfu students perform during the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, Hindu devotees sacrifice animals and burn effigies during Dussehra, hard economic times brings unorthodox sponsors to Greek soccer, French activists demonstrate against the upcoming law authorizing gay marriage and adoption and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Saving Private Ryan Thomas, cheering for Malala, Navratri Hindu festival

Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Saving Private Ryan Thomas, cheering for Malala, Navratri Hindu festival

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In the field video and photos of an Afghan IED attack that injured Private Ryan Thomas, Indian sand artist sculpts in honor of Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, the Dashain and Navratri Hindu festivals get underway and more in today’s daily brief.

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August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

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A fancy dress competition by Hindu devotees, Singapore celebrates 47 years of independence, heavy flooding continues in Manila and more in today’s daily brief.
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