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Native art

People looking at a monumental sculpture of a bicycle called "Iwarika Nautsarika" ("Winning a Race") made of fiberglass, wood and a bronze handlebar banded in gold, worked in Huichol art and placed along Reforma Avenue of Mexico City as part of "the world's biggest Huichol exhibit" exposition. A hundred Wixarikas indigenous artists from social and cultural company Paricuta have made ten monumental artworks inspired by sports and nature for public display.


Dog takes center stage at Dong Zen Temple

The renowned Chinese New Year lantern festival at Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat is up again, and dog takes center stage this year in conjunction with the Year of Dog.


Galapagos fights temptation of lucrative mass tourism

With its iconic giant tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays and a veritable menagerie of other cool creatures, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.


Worthless currency becomes art in struggling Venezuela

Venezuela's currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills -- they are virtually worthless anyway.


Valentine's Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

Valentine's Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labor in greenhouses near Bogota.


Rio Carnival

Revellers performing during the Rio Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Carnival

A reveller taking part in the Panama Carnival Parade in Panama City.


Jump

Revellers taking part in the "Narrensprung" (Jump of the Fools) carnival parade in the streets of Rottweil, southern Germany on Rose Monday February 12.


Migration

The Viracocha III reed raft seen at Chinchorro Beach in the northern Chilean city of Arica ahead of its launch. The departure of Viracocha III expedition reed raft, which will sail 10,000 nautical miles to Sydney, Australia, aims to demonstrate the ancestral migration between the two continents.


Winter Olympics

A worker putting final touches on Snow Land before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Game.


 

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