Els Enfarinats Festival Celebrated With Flour Fight In Ibi

14 Els Enfarinats Festival Celebrated With Flour Fight In Ibi

Revellers take part in the battle of “Enfarinats”, a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival on December 28, 2012 in Ibi, Spain. Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called “Els Enfarinats” which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a whole of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and a group called ‘La Oposicio’ which try to restore order. At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown. (Photo by David Ramos)

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Miss Bum Bum 2012 – the Best Butt Contest in Brazil

183 Miss Bum Bum 2012   the Best Butt Contest in Brazil

Happy Hump Day Nation, and what a hump day it is! Carine Felizrado was crowned Miss Bum Bum 2012 in a Brazilian contest designed for days like this. 25 year old Felizrado was overwhelmed with happiness in her win. The curvy Latina tearfully thanked her voters, friends, and family for their support of her posterior. Check out the photos of the winning bum, and the other fantastic entries in the contest as well in the gallery below! (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Santa Claus Diver Performs In Seoul

182 Santa Claus Diver Performs In Seoul

A South Korean diver clad in Santa Claus costume swims with sardines at The Coex Aquarium on December 8, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Even though the official religion of South Korea is Buddhism, about 30 percent of it is Christian and Christmas is one of the biggest holidays to be celebrated in South Korea. Photos by Chung Sung-Jun.

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Semi-Naked Shopping in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

169 Semi Naked Shopping in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

Customers in underwear shop during a special promotion at a mall in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, on December 2, 2012. (Jose Espinola/AFP Photo)

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Sydneysiders Strut the Streets in Swimwear for AIME

165 Sydneysiders Strut the Streets in Swimwear for AIME

Sydneysiders take part in the “AIME Strut the Streets” in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade on December 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The event was organised to raise funds and awareness for the not for profit charity organisation, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. In photograps by Lisa Maree Williams.

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The World is Waiting for Christmas

15 The World is Waiting for Christmas

An abstract light installation replaces the traditional Christmas tree at the Grand Place in Brussels. Traditionally, a 65 ft. pine tree from the forests of the Ardennes decorates the city’s central square, the Grand Place. This year, it has been replaced with an 82 ft. construction. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press)

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Thanksgiving Day Parades: Best of the Balloons

14 Thanksgiving Day Parades: Best of the Balloons

The popular Macy’s parade in New York, attended by more than 3 million people and watched by 50 million on TV, included such giant balloons as Elf on a Shelf and Papa Smurf, a new version of Hello Kitty, Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Mickey Mouse and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Real-life stars included singer Carly Rae Jepsen and Rachel Crow of “The X Factor.” Across the country, parades in other cities, including Philadelphia and Detroit, were enjoyed by tens of thousands of people who lined the streets to watch marching bands and giant balloons. Photos by Charles Sykes/Associated Press.

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PSY in Thailand

13 PSY in Thailand

South Korean rapper PSY greets Thai fans after a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is scheduled perform his first show in Asia outside of South Korea. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press)

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Ballet Dancer Claire Robertson Promotes Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker

1139 Ballet Dancer Claire Robertson Promotes Scottish Ballets Nutcracker

Claire Robertson from Scottish Ballet, poses dressed as the Good Snow Flake inside a life size snow globe on Buchanan Street during a promotion for Scottish Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker on November 20, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Nutcracker opens at the Theatre Royal on December the 8th, the production delves deep into the darker reaches of Hoffmann’s original tale in a fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story. In photographs by Jeff J. Mitchell.

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David Glasheen: A Real Life Robinson Crusoe

David Glasheen, dubbed Australia’s Robinson Crusoe, has lived on tiny Restoration Island, off the north-eastern tip of Australia since 1993, accompanied only by his dog Quasi. A former business man, he abandoned a high-flying life in Sydney after losing $AUS10 million £6.5 million in the 1987 stock market crash and his marriage ended. Mr Glasheen, who is now in his late 60s, said he revels in the tranquillity and privacy and has called himself as “the luckiest bloke in the world”. He lives off fish and crab and collects bananas, coconuts and native fruit, as well as growing his own vegetables and brewing beer.

In photographs by Brian Cassey.

1108 David Glasheen: A Real Life Robinson Crusoe

David Glasheen faces eviction from his remote tropical paradise after losing a Supreme Court legal case.

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School Bus Living

1103 School Bus Living

Mike and Natalie Young have embarked on a journey together as newlyweds and living in a renovated school bus they named “Rosie”. Currently they have it parked in a friend’s backyard in north Austin, but will soon travel to Washington state to live. They are accompanied by their faithful companion Atlas, a rescued dog they found a few months ago.

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Mexico’s 17th Annual Clown Convention

1230 Mexico’s 17th Annual Clown Convention

Kika-evolution, 5, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 23, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. (Photo by Anita BacaAP Photo)

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Moonfest: West Palm Beach Lures the Undead out for a Night of Revelry

040 Moonfest: West Palm Beach Lures the Undead out for a Night of Revelry

Darkness fell on Clematis Street, fertile ground this Saturday night for the young and undead. But for the first time this year, the city gated the event with police, charged $10 admission and imposed a 9 p.m. curfew for all unaccompanied minors, hoping to curb the underage drinking and general mayhem that led to a crowd of more than 70,000 and 71 police calls just two years ago. Photography by Brynn Anderson/The Palm Beach Post.

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Preparing for Superstorm – Hurricane Sandy

1209 Preparing for Superstorm – Hurricane Sandy

A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba on Thursday. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)

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Zombie Walk Berlin

1208 Zombie Walk Berlin

Zombie enthusiasts set out on a “Zombie Walk” in the city center on October 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Approximately 150 zombies, who had organized themselves through Facebook, walked and limped across Alexanderplatz, growled and moaned at passersby and performed jerking dances. In photographs by Sean Gallup / Getty Images.

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