Members of a local dance troupe perform during a recent visit from Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the commemoration of the Algerian war of independence (May 1945). REUTERS
Brides speak to their grooms during a mass wedding ceremony. An Islamic charity organised this mass wedding for 46 Jordanian and Syrian couples who can’t afford expensive ceremonies.. REUTERS
The winner of the Summer Memories Photo Competition from MiNDFOOD’s March issue is Celia Offwood, for her picture of Gabby and Livvy playing in a makeshift bath at White Rock Station, Wairarapa, New Zealand.. Celia Offwood
Soldiers help one of their own to his feet after he faints as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, takes part in a St Patrick’s Day Parade at Aldershot Barracks, presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards.. REUTERS
A keen tourist feeds the hungry flocks of pigeons, swans and seagulls alongside the Serpentine recreational lake in London’s Hyde Park, one of the Royal Parks in this capital city.. REUTERS
Luca the cat sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves food to the customers in Vienna’s first cat cafe. It took three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues to open the Austrian cafe, Cafe Neko (neko means cat in Japanese).. REUTERS
Audience members react to a mixed-martial-arts bout at a fight night in Mumbai. Fight nights are gaining popularity in India, where until recently, people have had no desire to pay to watch someone beaten.. REUTERS
Participants let the feathers fly on International Pillow Fight Day in Trafalgar Square. The event is sponsored by the urban Playground movement, which aims to promote free, fun, public activities for people of all ages.. REUTERS
Lerwick, Shetland Islands: Men dressed in viking costumes, complete with axes and shields, march through the streets of Lerwick as part of The Up Helly Aa festival. The annual festival has been running since the 1880s.
er, a total of 250,000 masks are made for the festival.
Ãƒo GonÃ‡alo, brazil: A factory worker in SÃ£o GonÃ§alo, near Rio de Janeiro, lays out masks in the likeness of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in preparation for the Carnival of Brazil. According to the manufacturer, a total of 250,000 masks are made for the festival.
Residents crowd into a local swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a spell of hot weather in Daying county of Suining.. REUTERS
A researcher dressed in panda costume carries a panda cub after its physical exam at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve.. REUTERS
New York, United States: Malachy, a Pekingese, is sitting pretty in his trophy after winning the Best in Show title at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
Cuban-American artist Jose Parla works on a creation on a building wall in Havana for the Havana Biennial contemporary-art exhibition. The project combines pictures of Cuba’s elderly with Parla’s calligraphic messages.. REUTERS
A bull pins a villager during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, approximately 500 kilometres from Chennai. This annual event is part of Pongal, the harvest festival of south India.. REUTERS