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Nepal celebrates the Dashain festival, and more from around the world

Nepal celebrates the Dashain festival, and more from around the world
A person swings on a bamboo swing set up on the occasion of the Dashain Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 October 2023. Bamboo swings, locally known as 'Ping' are set up all over the country by local communities for the spirit and fun. Some elderly people say playing on a swing means to leave the earth with the feet once in a year can take away ill feelings and negative vibes. The Dashain Festival commemorates the victory of the gods over the wicked demons, and it is regular practice to sacrifice animals to celebrate the goddess Durga. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

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A mother and child swing on a bamboo swing set up during the Dashain Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 October 2023. Bamboo swings, locally known as ‘Ping’ are set up all over the country by local communities for the spirit and fun. Some elderly people say playing on a swing means leaving the earth with the feet once in a year can take away ill feelings and negative vibes. The Dashain Festival commemorates the victory of the gods over the wicked demons, and it is regular practice to sacrifice animals to celebrate the goddess Durga. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA 

A person swings on a bamboo swing set up during the Dashain Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 24 October 2023. Bamboo swings, locally known as ‘Ping’ are set up all over the country by local communities for the spirit and fun. Some elderly people say playing on a swing means leaving the earth with the feet once a year can take away ill feelings and negative vibes. The Dashain Festival commemorates the victory of the gods over the wicked demons, and it is regular practice to sacrifice animals to celebrate the goddess Durga. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

A Romanian Orthodox nun holds red roses while accompanying the relics of Saint Dimitrie Basarabov, the patron saint of Romania’s capital, during a procession near the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, Romania, 24 October 2023. Romanians will celebrate Saint Dimitrie Basarabov on 27 October, with thousands of pilgrims from all over the country expected in Bucharest to worship the relics of the patron Saint of Bucharest. EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

Drag artist Teal De Lune performs for an audience as part of LGBT+ advocacy events marking UP Pride 2023 at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 24 October 2023. The UP Pride 2023 is a week-long series of events that raises awareness for LGBT+ issues as advocates within the university and ally organizations continue to call for equal social rights and an end to discrimination. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Relatives of the Al Faseih family mourn as relatives’ bodies are carried at a hospital following an airstrike in the Al Shatea refugee camp, Gaza, 24 October 2023. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, more than 20 members of the Al Faseih family were killed following an airstrike the previous night. More than 5,000 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis have been killed, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Palestinian health authority, since Hamas militants launched an attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 October, and the Israeli airstrikes that followed. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

Al Shifa Hospital is lit up in Gaza City on 24 October 2023. The Health Ministry in Gaza warned that electric generators in hospitals will cease functioning within days due to a fuel shortage and that 32 health centers are out of service due to targeting by Israeli warplanes and a fuel shortage. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

The general view of the fumaroles in the Pisciarelli Pisciarelli area located upstream of the Agnano basin, more precisely behind the Solfatara volcanic edifice on the border of the municipalities of Pozzuoli and Naples on October 23, 2023, in Pozzuoli, Italy. The Campi Flegrei, a large dormant volcano near Naples, has a history of eruptions, with the last one in 1538. Increased seismic activity and rising land levels have recently raised concerns among local residents. Experts from the National Institute of Geology and Volcanology (INGV) say these are typical signs of the volcano being active, but they’re keeping a close watch because this area has a history of big eruptions. (Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

The cracks in the road near the port were caused by the lifting of the ground due to bradyseism on October 23, 2023, in Pozzuoli, Italy.  (Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Tourists at the 68-nautical-mile scenic spot, one of the closest points to Taiwan, in Pingtan Island, Fujian province, China, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Pingtan Island is one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan. Source: Bloomberg

A tourist poses for photographs at the 68-nautical-mile scenic spot, one of the closest points to Taiwan, in Pingtan Island, Fujian province, China, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Pingtan Island is one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan. Source: Bloomberg

Spectators watch the last ever British Airways commercial Concorde flight touch down at Heathrow airport on October 24, 2003, in London. The world’s only supersonic passenger aircraft, which has been flying commercial services for 27 years, will be retired by British Airways today. (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate, former US President Donald Trump (L) gestures to people outside the New Hampshire State House after he registered to have his name on the New Hampshire primary ballot in Concord, New Hampshire, USA, 23 October 2023. EPA-EFE/CJ GUNTHER

Confetti falls as A’ja Wilson (C) #22 of the Las Vegas Aces and teammates celebrate during the team’s WNBA championship victory parade and rally at Toshiba Plaza on October 23, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the New York Liberty on October 18 in Game Four of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs finals to win the 2023 title. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Quinton de Kock of South Africa makes his way off the field after being dismissed during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Wankhede Stadium on October 24, 2023, in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Gallo Images)

Felix Dolci of Team Canada competes on the rings during the Men’s Final all-around at Parque Deportivo Estadio Nacional on Day 3 of Santiago Pan Am Games 2023 on October 23, 2023, in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Madelynn Gorman-Shore (L) of the US in action against Dayana Folleco of Colombia during the women’s +67kg taekwondo quarterfinals at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, 23 October 2023. EPA-EFE/Ailen Diaz

British musician Sting (R) and his wife, British director Trudie Styler (L) arrive for the screening of the documentary film ‘Posso entrare? (Can I Come In?) An Ode to Naples’ at the 18th annual Rome International Film Fest, in Rome, Italy, 23 October 2023. The Festa del Cinema di Roma runs from 18 to 29 October 2023. EPA-EFE/FABIO FRUSTACI

Visitors view digital art at the ‘Immersive Hong Kong’ roving exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, on 24 October 2023. The Immersive Hong Kong digital art exhibition organized by the Information Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government under the theme ‘Hong Kong – Where the World Looks Ahead’ showcases the diverse and vibrant Hong Kong city through interactive art and 3D technology displays aimed to invite people to visit, do business or invest in Hong Kong. EPA-EFE/RUNGROJ YONGRIT DM

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