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Lion dancers perform at Jenn Lann Temple during festivities marking the end of the nine-day Mazu Pilgrimage, on April 22nd, 2018, in Dajia near Taichung, Taiwan.
Traditional Kandyan dancers perform during a procession in front of the Gangarama Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 1st, 2018.
Aymara indigenous people perform traditional Andes highlands folk dances during the Anata Andino harvest festival in Oruro, Bolivia, on February 8th, 2018.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day, or "Chupinazo," of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6th, 2017, in Pamplona, Spain.
With painted Volkswagen buses, talk of “free love,” and other reminders of the Woodstock era replaced by advertising and corporate sponsorships, hippie culture may be dying, but a new subculture—a sort of purgatory between hipster and hippie—is on the rise.
A tiny town in Michigan stumbled upon a weird way to boost its economy: a festival dedicated to a song about cheeseburgers.
From the Twelfth Annual World UFO Day to the Running of the Bulls, events you should be aware of.