21 July 2017
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26/06/2017 06:04 Video

The Magic of the «Scarlett Vele», a dream night in St. Petersburg

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Fireworks for a dream night for Russian maturines. The evening of «Scarlet Vela» was celebrated in St. Petersburg, an event celebrated in the Russian city each year at the end of June during the white nights. This holiday is devoted to high school graduates and inspires Alexander Grin's novel.

21/06/2017 07:25

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

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A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking up slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh, despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year.

18/04/2017 05:57

Trump family kicks off Easter egg roll

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US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and their 11-year-old son Barron kicked off the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

15/04/2017 00:17 Video

Ancient rituals and rave in Burma for the Buddhist New Year

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In Burma, traditional rites, with songs and dances, have alternated rave with music to celebrate the new Buddhist year. It is the water festival, a collective rite during which for a few days the streets turn into a playful battlefield with balloons, water guns and hydrants.

13/12/2016 22:24 Video

Santa Claus surfing between Seal Beach waves

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Michael Pless is a surfer and plays the role of Santa Claus instructor since the early 70s, because, he says: «I like to bring the joy of Christmas in the sea and on the beach.»

12/12/2016 06:26

Sydney New Year fireworks to be live streamed on Facebook

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Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said on Monday.

07/11/2016 09:12 Video

New York invaded by 50,000 Marathon

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The streets of the Big Apple have been invaded by athletes from around the world who have traveled 42,195 km run. They won the Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebresiassie and Kenyan Mary Keitany. The 19 year-old Eritrean, gold over the distance at the Beijing World Cup last year, thus became the youngest winner of the Big Apple marathon.

05/11/2016 22:08

China's Miao minority welcome new year with lavish celebrations

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To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials.

27/10/2016 10:14 Video

Halloween, in Mexico everyone wants the masks of Clinton and Trump

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In Ciudad Juarez, a city on the border with the United States in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, considered the most dangerous city in the world the grotesque masks of Hillary Clinton et Donald Trump are flying off the shelves ahead of the holiday of Halloween.

25/03/2016 09:18 Video

Israel's Purim, masks and parades for the Jewish carnival

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It is an ancient festival where the only rule is to have fun, and is beloved by children who dress up just like a carnival. During the festival, preceded by a day of fasting, feasting, they will exchange gifts and generally have fun.

18/10/2015 16:36

Gruesome piercing at bizarre Thai vegetarian festival

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Vegetarianism and gruesome body-piercing may seem an unlikely combination, but the two represent the peak of devotion at a bloody and spectacular annual Thai festival which runs until Wednesday.

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