The summer solstice, it seems, has a history of stirring libidos. From Sweden's Midsummer to Eastern Europe's Kupala, the day celebrates love and lust.
Participants dress in white to take part in Diner en Blanc, or White Dinner. The annual event is reminiscent of flash mobs, where hundreds of people descend on one area at a specific time, summoned by SMS text message, gsm phone call or email.
A selection of the displays for Vivid Sydney 2013. Awesome as always and getting better every year!
Competitors flock to compete in the dragon boat festival
Around 40,000 travellers from around the world flock to Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria each year to sell horses, do business deals, and bathe their steeds in the River Eden.
Thousands flock to Cumbria for the biggest celebration of the year for the UK's Gypsy and Traveller community
The La Tomationa festival, native to the Valencian town of Bunol, has been adopted by several countries such as U.S.A and Colombia, and both have their own versions of it. From June 2-3, the people of Boyaca, a region in Colombia, indulged in the foo...
The annual tomato throwing festival in Bunol, Spain and Boyaca, Colombia
When her widowed mother remarried, Parvin Rema, then 13, was part of the deal - one of several such arrangements in Bangladesh. Abigail Haworth talks to mothers and daughters about a particularly knotty relationship