Sunday, 4 March 2012

Around the world in pictures

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Colombian actor Franklin Mareano performs at a bullfight show at La Macarena bullring in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 19, 2012. The troupe of dwarves and clowns perform as bullfighters at fairs and patron-saint festivals throughout Colombia and some places of South America
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Devotees pray over a Shiva Lingam, a stone sculpture representing the phallus of Hindu god Lord Shiva, on Maha Shivaratri at the Keesaragutta Temple on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India
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A pair of red-crowned cranes do a courtship dance at the bird's sanctuary in the village of Tsurui in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on February 18, 2012. Some 400 red-crowned cranes have been observed at the village over the winter, having migrated from eastern Russia, northeastern China and eastern MongoliaAround the World
Venezuelan young musicians of "El sistema" Simon Bolivar Youth Symphonic Orchestra play during a free concert at Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas February 16, 2012. Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel is directing a series of concerts to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela
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Jockeys compete in a traditional camel race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Camel Festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in the outskirts of Abu DhabiAround the World
A Colombian soldier performs in the Army Circus during the Development Workshop of the army in Caicedo municipality, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 18, 2012. Colombian Army offers workshops for social development in deprived communities or battered by outlaw groups, with services of medicine, dentistry, psychology, hairdresser and the circus of the armyAround the World

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A woman sits on snow after coming out from taking a dip in the Baltic sea at the Lithuanian resort of Palanga on February 18, 2012. People gathered to particiapate in the "Seal of Palanga" wellness celebration in which participants swim in the icy waters of the BalticAround the World
A visitor looks at "Fairytale Portraits" photographs and installation by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, on February 20, 2012, during a press visit of the exhibition "Entrelacs" ("Interlacing"), on the eve of the artist's first retrospective in France, starting on February 21 to April 29, 2012. Weiwei, who was released in June 2011 but is prohibited from leaving Beijing, denies tax evasion charges and says