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Young Slovaks dressed in traditional costumes throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla, north of Bratislava. (AFP).  Really, so gad my grandparents didn't bring this custom to Nebraska!

Young Slovaks dressed in traditional costumes throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla, 145 km north of Bratislava on April (Photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP Photo)

Slovak wall painting floral motifs - the urge to ornament!

Slovak wall painting floral motifs - the urge to ornament!

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 photo, people run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai, India. Police in southern India said they have arrested six employees of the fireworks factory for a massive blaze that killed 40 workers and injured 60 others Wednesday. (AP)

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 photo, people run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai, India. Police in southern India said they have arrested six employees of the fireworks factory for a massive blaze that killed 40 workers and injured 60 others Wednesday. (AP)

Lennon Wall - near the Charles Bridge.  After the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 this wall became a symbolic memorial to the lead singer of The Beatles and his songs of peace, freedom and love. As there was no freedom of speech in Czechoslovakia at that time people have been using the wall for expressing their feelings, writing peaceful statements and disagreements with communist regime. Many times the Lennon Wall was repainted by authorities but it was covered by graffiti again very…

Lennon Wall - near the Charles Bridge. After the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 this wall became a symbolic memorial to the lead singer of The Beatles and his songs of peace, freedom and love. As there was no freedom of speech in Czechoslovakia at that time people have been using the wall for expressing their feelings, writing peaceful statements and disagreements with communist regime. Many times the Lennon Wall was repainted by authorities but it was covered by graffiti again very…

Kukeri - traditional Bulgarian ritual

Photo of Kukeri - traditional Bulgarian ritual

Supporters of Antonis Samaras, leader of the Greek conservative party New Democracy, wave flags during a pre-election speech in Athens last May

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Traditional dresses, nowadays only seen in some of the villages throughout Slovakia

In Slovakia boys whip girls with willow whips on Easter Monday. Girls then give them painted eggs. Now also chocolate eggs and also money.

Folk, Popular, Fork, People

From CNN African Voices: Why the world is ignoring Congo war

Why the world is ignoring Congo war

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo flee the town of Sake, west of Goma, photo by Phil Moore/AFP

Jonathan May Africa photography

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