21 Oct — As Indonesia welcomes its seventh president, an Australian newspaper has highlighted the difference between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Malaysia under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Hailing Jokowi’s installation as…
Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School performing in the opening ceremony of the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, on Sunday. – Reuters pic, October 21, 2014.
Traditional Nepalese hats which are necessary during rituals for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, are displayed for sale along a street in Kathmandu yesterday. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. – Reuters pic, October 21, 2014.
Autumn colours are reflected in a pond at Sheffield Park Garden near Haywards Heath in southern England yesterday. – Reuters pic, October 21, 2014.
Hindu priests putting the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad yesterday. Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated across India on Thursday. – Reuters pic, October 21, 2014.
Students from St Andrews University are covered in foam as they take part in the traditional 'Raisin Weekend' in the Lower College Lawn at St Andrews in Scotland yesterday. The weekend, which begins on Sunday, involves rituals for new students, culminating in a foam fight on Monday morning. – Reuters pic, October 21, 2014.