Commuters interact with an elephant as he rests on a public road ahead of the annual Navam Maha Perahera festival of the historic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 18th, 2019.
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Crowds of people pack the streets as they leave McMahons Point after viewing the midnight fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia.
A pilgrim arrives on his knees at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City during the annual celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, on December 12th, 2018.
President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Karen Pence attend a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House on December 6th, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
A Bangladeshi child lights a candle to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples in Dhaka on August 8th, 2018.
African Heritage Dancers dance to the African Heritage Drummers during a Kwanzaa celebration at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.
Harare residents celebrate in the streets following the resignation of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on November 21st, 2017.