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Flames and fireworks as Myanmar fire balloon fest opens

The gigantic hot air balloon folded into itself and fell in a ball of flames, scattering onlookers below at the beginning of Myanmar's stunning yet treacherous fire balloon festival.

Underground cemetery

The newly constructed underground Jewish cemetery in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy: AFP

Bringing the community together through gardening

Started only a year ago, the organic community garden at Pandan Jaya Utara is today teeming with all kinds of vegetables such as cabbage, long bean, cucumber, pumpkin and cherry tomato.

Indonesia's halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Indonesia's bid to lure more visitors by spreading halal tourism across the archipelago is facing a backlash, with a Christian celebration of pigs -- forbidden for Muslims -- the latest act of dissent.

Day of the Dead

People visit the 'Gran Ofrenda' (Mega Offering) installed in the Chapultepec forest in Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations.


A man holds a flag that reads "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times" in the Lan Kwai Fong area during Halloween in Hong Kong.


A fire ripped through the ancient Shuri castle on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa early Thursday morning.


A worker collects marigold flowers for the upcoming Tihar (Diwali) festival in Ichangu Narayan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Clown convention

Clowns attend the XXIV Convention of Clowns in Mexico City.


An artist displays statues of Hindu goddess Lakshmi for sale at a roadside stall ahead of the Diwali festival, or Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India.


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