Snapshots From Around the World: What So Few Are Talking About

Here are a bunch of photos from events around the world. I’ve seen so little on the wires about many of these events.  Anybody have more info? Some things have been talked about and written about, but not substantively.

Some of these photos are just heartbreaking.  Some are happy photos.  Others are just photos of different cultures and rituals.  

Opposition demo : Togolese opposition activists light tires and set up barricades to the call ‘We want a new president’ in a Lome neighborhood as voters turned out to elect a successor to 38-year ruler Gnassingbe Eyadema. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

Getting pierced : Avish Ramsaroop gets his body pierced by chanting devotees during the Hindu Festival of the Chitraparavam Kavady in Durban as observed by millions of Hindus throughout the world. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)

Unveiling ceremony : Nuns pray during an unveiling ceremony of Nanshan Guanyin statue in the well-known resort city of Sanya, in China’s island province of Hainan. (AFP/Liu Jin)

Smoke break : A performer lights a cigarette before the start of the commemoration of the golden jubilee of the 1955 Asian-African conference, in Bandung. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Raging fire : Iraqi firefighters take a look at raging fire erupting from a sabotaged oil pipeline in Bay Hassan oil field near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)

Detention : A man being detained by police shouts during a brug-bust operation in the district of El Gallito, in the Guatemalan capital. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

At the Lone Pine : An Australian visitor rests in front of the Australian monument known as ‘Lone Pine’ during the ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of Anzac Day in Canakkale, Gallipoli Peninsul,a (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)

University bullets : A student show a rubber bullet fired by riot police during clashes in the surroundings of the Central American Catholic University in Managua. (AFP/Miguel Alvarez)

Orthodox pilgrims : Orthodox pilgrims rest next to a line of crosses at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Good Friday processions in Jerusalem’s old city. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

At the fair : Children experience the so-called ‘Nest’ of the cell garden exhibited at the National Garden Festival in Munich during the fair’s opening day. (AFP/DDP/Johannes Simon)

Thai Mosque : Thai muslim villagers pray at the 400-year-old Krue Se mosque in Pattani province southern of Thailand. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Street chat : A British soldier chats with an Iraqi boy during a patrol on a street in the Iraqi southern city of Basra. (AFP/Essam al-Sudani)

A sand painting created by Tibetan monks is shown Friday, April 29, 2005, at the St. Louis Art Museum in St. Louis. On Sunday, after five days of work, the monks will destroy their creation. The process serves as a way for the Buddhists to meditate, work to spread blessing, and show the temporary nature of things in this world, even the beautiful ones. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

This photo provided by the Nature Consortium shows Emanuel Torres, foreground, and other students from Sanislo Elementary School in Seattle, running with trees in hand, Friday, April 22, 2005, to take part in a nationwide effort to break the Guinness World Record for most trees planted in an hour. Local students and Nature Consortium members planted 1,800 trees in the West Duwamish Greenbelt in West Seattle. (AP Photo/Nature Consortium, Ron Wurzer)

In this image provided by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, a pathologist and archaeologist examines human remains found in a mass grave near Samawa in the Muthanna Province in Iraq April 21, 2005. International forensic experts this week examined a mass grave site in Samawa, about 230 miles southeast of Baghdad, collecting evidence to prosecute Saddam and his top lieutenants for the mass killings of ethnic Kurds and Shiites during his more than 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Ministry of Human Rights, HO)

A massive sand storm cloud is close to enveloping a military camp as it rolls over Al Asad, Iraq, April 27, 2005. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense/Cpl. Alicia M. Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps/Handout

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