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Presidential inaugurations: a long, chilly US tradition The US presidential inauguration is a centuries-old tradition, but despite the warmth and affection offered an incoming leader, the quadrennial ceremony is often a bitterly cold affair.
16 января 2013
Thousands of Mexicans devour enormous king cake Tens of thousands of Mexicans wolfed down a 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) long king cake on Thursday, polishing it off in less than half-an-hour during the traditional feast in downtown Mexico City.
05 января 2013
Record 40,000 Dutch in New Year North Sea dip A record 40,000 people braved icy temperatures on the Netherlands's North Sea coast Tuesday to take a cold plunge, setting a new record for the traditional New Year's Day dip.
02 января 2013
Yemen's swap marriages: a recipe for disaster The deal is simple: I marry your sister and you marry mine. No dowry necessary. But if one marriage fails, the other must end as well.
02 ноября 2012
Millions across Philippines visit their dead Millions across the Philippines visited cemeteries Thursday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country's penchant for festivity.
01 ноября 2012
Photo courtedsy of A gender-neutral pronoun makes waves in Sweden Sweden's tradition of gender equality has famously put more mums in the workplace while rising numbers of dads stay at home.
08 октября 2012
Thailand grapples with killer student gangs Sweat dripping from their foreheads as they complete a set of press-ups, students at a Thai army boot camp are momentary allies, but a spate of gang shootings suggests it is an uneasy peace.
09 сентября 2012
Indian Sikhs push 'turban pride' The evening turban-tying class in the Sikh-dominated Indian city of Amritsar is packed with pre-teen boys learning a centuries-old tradition -- that religious leaders fear is under threat.
16 августа 2012
© Semey streets decorated with small yurts Production of small yurts capable of accommodating 6 people has been launched in Semey.
19 июля 2012
A Kazakh wedding. ©REUTERS School of Kazakh Brides to be launched in Kazakhstan At the threshold of the 20th anniversary of the nation’s independence, abandoned traditions are being rediscovered by the Kazakh people.
02 августа 2011

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