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    Thursday Aug 28

    Annual tomato fiesta paints Spanish town red

    Thousands of revellers hurl tonnes of squashed tomatoes at each other, drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina.

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    Thursday Aug 28

    Pictures: Teej festival celebrations in Kathmandu and Siliguri

    The three-day long Teej festival, celebrated by Hindu women in Nepal and some parts of India, is observed with married women fast during the day and pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children, while unmarried women wish for good husbands and happy conjugal lives.

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    Sunday Aug 24

    Runners turn kaleidoscopic at Sydney Colour Run

    Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five kilometer long run dotted with locations where coloured powders are thrown in a carnival atmosphere.

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    Sunday Aug 24

    Models hit the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week

    Top models and Bollywood beauties display vibrant creations by famous Indian designers at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festival 2014 edition in Mumbai

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    Saturday Aug 23

    Spotted! The UAE's trendiest men

    So you know your Zara from your Zegna, your Dior from your Diesel. But have you got the edge? tabloid!’s weekly men’s lifestyle page, The Directory, is scouring the town to track down the most trendy men in the Emirates. If you think you’ve got what it takes, send us a full shot of yourself, include your name, profession, the brands you’re wearing and let our editors cast an expert eye.

    If your picture is selected, we’ll print it in The Directory, out every Sunday. Send your entries to

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    Friday Aug 22

    Sweating it out for a fuller life

    Staff photographer Atiq-ur-Rehman takes a tour of three places: the Dubai Sports World gym, Al Sager Al Jareh Gym Fitness and Shabab Al Waha gym, both in Sharjah — where men and women come together to work towards a fitter life and also make some great friends for life.

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    Wednesday Aug 13

    In pictures: Cockfighting on the outskirts of Manila

    Cockfighting is hugely popular in the Philippines where large amounts of money are wagered on battles between roosters.

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    Monday Aug 11

    Thousands celebrate Holi Festival in Madrid

    Thousands of revellers take part in the Holi Festival of Colours held in the Spanish capital Madrid. The festival is based on the Hindu spring festival Holi, also known as the festival of colours where participants colour each other with dry powder and coloured water.

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    Sunday Aug 10

    Meet the Indian family with a fetish for red and white colours

    52-year-old Sevenraj’s fetish for red and white colours started several decades ago. The intention to create a unique identity for himself and a brand image for his real estate agency went on to become a part of his life, his home and his family.

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    Thursday Jul 24

    Mooch ado about nothing

    Mooch represents the dreams, aspirations, troubles and, sometimes, even the foibles of the average Dubaiite.

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    Monday Jul 21

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Thursday Jul 17

    Kangana, Malaika, Nimrat ramp at India Couture Week

    Fashion Design Council of India’s six-day fashion gala, the India Couture Week, is being held at the Taj Palace.

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    Sunday Jul 13

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Preview of goldfish exhibition

    The two-month-long goldfish exhibition will starts July 11 at “Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014” .

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    Wednesday Jul 2

    Special parkour class for the elderly

    The London parkour class is taught by two instructors who have adapted the sport’s main elements - acrobatic running, climbing and gravity-defying jumps - to a level that can be handled even by those over 60 who have replacement joints or other medical conditions.

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    Tuesday Jul 1

    ‘Give me a Messi’: Fan’s novel haircut shows support for Argentina superstar

    See how an ‘artist with clippers’ shaves Barcelona star’s portrait into back of supporter’s head

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    Monday Jun 30

    2014 Masked ball: Fancy dress ball big party show

    2014 Great Masked Ball held in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, west of Paris.

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    Tuesday Jun 24

    Night of San Juan celebrated across Spain

    Fires formed by burning unwanted furniture, old school books, wood and effigies of malign spirits are seen across Spain as people celebrate the night of San Juan, a purification ceremony coinciding with the summer solstice.

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    Tuesday Jun 17

    Hats on at the Royal Ascot horse racing festival

    Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course.

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    Tuesday Jun 17

    Dubai Creek: Heart of a changing city

    Beneath a glitzy skyline, wooden boats ply Dubai Creek, the historic heart of a city that was transformed in little more than a generation from a tiny pearling and fishing port to a global trading hub. From early morning to late evening the creek is abuzz with daily commuters and tourists riding in abras, the wooden boats that have been used for years.

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    Monday Jun 9

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Monday Jun 9

    Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

    24-year-old Nia Sanchez is crowned as the 63rd Miss USA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo. She beat 50 other contestants from all the U.S. states and the District of Columbia to win the title Sunday night. She will compete in Miss Universe pageant later this year.

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    Sunday Jun 8

    The Indian Festival of Colors took place in Moscow

    The Indian Festival of Colors took place in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Saturday. The festival which is observed on the last full moon of the lunar month, is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal.

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    Monday Jun 2

    Thousands turn out for Color Run at Wembley

    Volunteers throw colourful powder on a participants taking part in the Colour Run around Wembley Stadium in London

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    Monday Jun 2

    In pictures: Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong

    The Dragon Boat Festival, falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, is held in remembrance of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who committed suicide in the Miluo River after he was exiled.