Open-Air Exhibition Of ‘Pandas’ Kicks Off In Taipei

Papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed outside the Taipei City Hall as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”, February 28, 2014. According to local media, the event was launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) first in Paris in 2008. Approximately 1,600 panda sculptures were displayed in the exhibition to remind people of the similar number of giant pandas still living in the wild and call on people’s protection of endangered species. (Photo by Patrick Lin/Reuters) Continue reading »

Oktoberfest Kicks off in Germany

A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Oktoberfest at the Hofbraeu tent in Munich Sept 21, 2013. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 180th Oktoberfest, which runs until October 6. Continue reading »