Zombie Walk Across the Streets of Tokyo and Prague

163 Zombie Walk Across the Streets of Tokyo and Prague

Jurina Oguchi, a 37-year-old office worker who is dressed as a zombie, poses for a photo before the Roppongi Zombie Walk in Tokyo March 31, 2013. (Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Buddha’s Birthday

199 Buddha’s Birthday

The Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea, celebrates Buddha’s birthday. Buddha was born approximately 2,557 years ago; the exact date is unknown, but Buddha’s official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is May 17 this year. In photos by Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images.

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Vegetarian Activists Push Message with Semi-Naked Women in Bloody Meat Packaging

019 Vegetarian Activists Push Message with Semi Naked Women in Bloody Meat Packaging

Animal rights activists from the group “Animal Equality” are covered with plastic sheets to represent meat packaging as they stage a protest during “Day Without Meat” event in Barcelona, Spain, on March 20, 2013. (Emilio Morenatti/Lluis Gene/Albert Gea/Associated Press/AFP Photo/Reuters)

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Safety First!

160 Safety First!

The US Transportation Security Administration has said that travellers can bring small pocket knives on board planes for the first time since the September 11 attacks, sparking outrage from flight attendants who said the decision would endanger passengers and crew.

226 Safety First!

This image from the TSA shows the types of baseball bats that airline passengers in the US are allowed to carry.

The IX International Festival of Poetry in Granada City

1127 The IX International Festival of Poetry in Granada City

A street vendor, right, looks at a disguised reveler during celebrations marking the 9th International Poetry Festival honoring Nicaraguan poet, priest and former Nicaragua’s Culture Minister, Ernesto Cardenal, not in picture, in Granada, Nicaragua, Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The festival is attended by more than 300 poets from some 60 countries. (Esteban Felix/AP Photo)

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“Bloco da Lama” (‘Mud Block’) Carnival in Brazil

175 Bloco da Lama (Mud Block) Carnival in Brazil

Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on February 9, 2013. The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/AFP Photo)

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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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