The 13th Sino-Russian-Mongolian International Beauty Contest "Snow Queen" was held in China on December 5-25.
From anti-racism protests in the US and the final relay of the International Army Games’ Tank Biathlon in Russia, to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and Independence Day celebrations in India, Pakistan and Indonesia – take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Glimpse into the haunting, stylized images of women’s faces painted by Rone, an internationally renowned Melbourne-based street artist.
Have you ever heard of mermaiding, the art of being a real mermaid? Not only is it beautiful, it can also be a rewarding activity: some sirens use their charm for noble causes, for example to cheer up children with disabilities.
From time to time, we are treated to displays of stunning natural phenomena. The most popular meteor shower, known as the Perseids, is currently in the full swing. It has recently reached its peak, which started on the night of August 12 and lasted until the early morning hours of August 13.
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