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A child casts line through holes drilled in the surface of a frozen river during a trout catching contest in Hwacheon, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Yonhap
Festival visitors fish on a frozen river to fish during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival at Hwacheon-gun in Gangwon province, South Korea, 05 January 2019. Yonhap
Festival visitors fish on a frozen river to fish during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival at Hwacheon-gun in Gangwon province, South Korea, 05 January 2019. Yonhap
Indian and foreign participants fly kites during the 30th International Kite Festival near the site of the Statue Of Unity, the world's tallest statue, in Kevadiya some 200 kms from Ahmedabad in India's western Gujarat state on January 8, 2019. AFP
A man, right, brings a decorated cow to attract alms as Indian Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. This celebration, held according to the solar calendar, marks the beginning of the sun's northward movement and is considered to be auspicious. AP
Indian Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. AP
Indian Tamil Hindu women hold utensils as they wait in a queue to collect water to cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. AP
A giant puppet known as 'The Dancer' is transported through the street as part of a performance by Spanish street theatre company Antigua i Barbuda during Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival's in Santiago, Chile January 14, 2019. Reuters
A masked participant performs next to the open fire during the traditional mask burning on the second day of a carnival celebration marking the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, some 170 km from the capital of Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 14 January 2019. Vevcani Carnival is one of the most famous village festivals in the Balkans. It is believed that the custom is over 1,400 years old and based on old pagan beliefs. Essentially the carnival is the ritual of calling after Saint Basil the Great, which coincides with the Twelve Days of the Orthodox Christmas and the Orthodox New Year. The festivity is held on 13 and 14 January every year. People in Vevcanci believe that with their masks they banish evil spirits from their lives. EPA
Ukrainians wearing masks and carnival costumes pull a giant figure of a pig as they celebrate the winter holiday 'Malanka' in Vashkivtsi village, near Chernivtsi, western Ukraine, 14 January 2019. Malanka or 'Old New Year Celebrations' is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine celebrated every year between 13 and 14 January, which is New Year's Eve in accordance with the old Julian calendar. EPA
Indian villagers take part in a community fishing, on the eve of the annual 'Magh Bihu' festival, the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India, 14 January 2019. During 'Magh Bihu' festival the people of Assam state traditionally organize community fishing and community feasts. EPA
Villagers dance with their fishing traps while take part in a community fishing, on the eve of the annual 'Magh Bihu' festival, the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India, 14 January 2019. EPA
An Indian worker prepares kite thread on a roadside in Amritsar, India, 07 January 2019. The kite string or the 'Dor', in the local language, is made of crushed glass, glue, colors, and egg to make it strong enough to hold the kite. Kite flying season peaks in Amritsar on Lohri festival. Lohri marks the culmination of winter and is celebrated in the month of January every year. EPA
Hindu devotees dry their clothes after taking spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. AP
An Indian Hindu pilgrim prays at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, January 14, 2019. AP
Dancers perform the Caporales dance during a festival in La Paz, Bolivia, 13 January 2019. A dance festival organized in Bolivia was also held in 74 cities around the world which sought to celebrate the Caporales dance, which origionated in Bolivia. EPA
Members of the Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe perform during a media preview for the world premiere of cabaret show 'Shanghai Mimi' as part of Sydney Festival in Chinatown, central Sydney, Australia, 08 January 2019. Sydney Festival 2019 runs from 09 to 27 January and will feature theatre, dance, circus, music, visual arts and talks from international and local artists. EPA
Elvis impersonator Sean Wright of Bowral poses for photographs before boarding the Blue Suede Express at Central Station in Sydney, Australia, 10 January 2019. The Elvis Express train leaves from Central Station for its journey to Parkes for the Elvis festival. The Elvis Express and the Blue Suede Express trains will make their way to Parkes for the annual pilgrimage to the Elvis Festival., heading to the New South Wales country town, 365km west of Sydney, for the annual January pilgrimage. EPA
An Elvis fan sits on a train after leaving Central station to head to The Parkes Elvis Festival, in Sydney on January 10, 2019. EPA
An aerial view shows ice sculptures during the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. AFP
A visitor takes a photo in front of the ice sculptures during the annual ice festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China January 7, 2019. Reuters
An Antarctic penguin with a backpack waddles in the 'Harbin Polarland' tourist area, which is one of the spots for the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, 06 January 2019. EPA




A child casts line through holes drilled in the surface of a frozen river during a trout catching contest in Hwacheon, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Yonhap
Festival visitors fish on a frozen river to fish during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival at Hwacheon-gun in Gangwon province, South Korea, 05 January 2019. Yonhap
Festival visitors fish on a frozen river to fish during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival at Hwacheon-gun in Gangwon province, South Korea, 05 January 2019. Yonhap
Indian and foreign participants fly kites during the 30th International Kite Festival near the site of the Statue Of Unity, the world's tallest statue, in Kevadiya some 200 kms from Ahmedabad in India's western Gujarat state on January 8, 2019. AFP
A man, right, brings a decorated cow to attract alms as Indian Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. This celebration, held according to the solar calendar, marks the beginning of the sun's northward movement and is considered to be auspicious. AP
Indian Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. AP
Indian Tamil Hindu women hold utensils as they wait in a queue to collect water to cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. AP
A giant puppet known as 'The Dancer' is transported through the street as part of a performance by Spanish street theatre company Antigua i Barbuda during Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival's in Santiago, Chile January 14, 2019. Reuters
A masked participant performs next to the open fire during the traditional mask burning on the second day of a carnival celebration marking the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, some 170 km from the capital of Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 14 January 2019. Vevcani Carnival is one of the most famous village festivals in the Balkans. It is believed that the custom is over 1,400 years old and based on old pagan beliefs. Essentially the carnival is the ritual of calling after Saint Basil the Great, which coincides with the Twelve Days of the Orthodox Christmas and the Orthodox New Year. The festivity is held on 13 and 14 January every year. People in Vevcanci believe that with their masks they banish evil spirits from their lives. EPA
Ukrainians wearing masks and carnival costumes pull a giant figure of a pig as they celebrate the winter holiday 'Malanka' in Vashkivtsi village, near Chernivtsi, western Ukraine, 14 January 2019. Malanka or 'Old New Year Celebrations' is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine celebrated every year between 13 and 14 January, which is New Year's Eve in accordance with the old Julian calendar. EPA
Indian villagers take part in a community fishing, on the eve of the annual 'Magh Bihu' festival, the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India, 14 January 2019. During 'Magh Bihu' festival the people of Assam state traditionally organize community fishing and community feasts. EPA
Villagers dance with their fishing traps while take part in a community fishing, on the eve of the annual 'Magh Bihu' festival, the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India, 14 January 2019. EPA
An Indian worker prepares kite thread on a roadside in Amritsar, India, 07 January 2019. The kite string or the 'Dor', in the local language, is made of crushed glass, glue, colors, and egg to make it strong enough to hold the kite. Kite flying season peaks in Amritsar on Lohri festival. Lohri marks the culmination of winter and is celebrated in the month of January every year. EPA
Hindu devotees dry their clothes after taking spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. AP
An Indian Hindu pilgrim prays at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, January 14, 2019. AP
Dancers perform the Caporales dance during a festival in La Paz, Bolivia, 13 January 2019. A dance festival organized in Bolivia was also held in 74 cities around the world which sought to celebrate the Caporales dance, which origionated in Bolivia. EPA
Members of the Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe perform during a media preview for the world premiere of cabaret show 'Shanghai Mimi' as part of Sydney Festival in Chinatown, central Sydney, Australia, 08 January 2019. Sydney Festival 2019 runs from 09 to 27 January and will feature theatre, dance, circus, music, visual arts and talks from international and local artists. EPA
Elvis impersonator Sean Wright of Bowral poses for photographs before boarding the Blue Suede Express at Central Station in Sydney, Australia, 10 January 2019. The Elvis Express train leaves from Central Station for its journey to Parkes for the Elvis festival. The Elvis Express and the Blue Suede Express trains will make their way to Parkes for the annual pilgrimage to the Elvis Festival., heading to the New South Wales country town, 365km west of Sydney, for the annual January pilgrimage. EPA
An Elvis fan sits on a train after leaving Central station to head to The Parkes Elvis Festival, in Sydney on January 10, 2019. EPA
An aerial view shows ice sculptures during the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 7, 2019. AFP
A visitor takes a photo in front of the ice sculptures during the annual ice festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China January 7, 2019. Reuters
An Antarctic penguin with a backpack waddles in the 'Harbin Polarland' tourist area, which is one of the spots for the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, 06 January 2019. EPA




Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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