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  • This activity is in order to welcome the Chinese New Year celebration in 2022

  • 73rd Republic Day celebration at Kolkata.

  • India marks as its Republic Day every year, this year the country is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day. January 26, 1950 the Indian Constitution came into effect and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. Additionally, Constitution Day is celebrated in India on November 26 every year, as on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India.

  • India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day all across the nation. The celebrations this year are special as India is in the 75th year of Independence – being celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. On this occasion, an annual parade takes place at India-Bangladesh border side village Tehatta.

  • Rajasthan Education Minister Dr. Bulaki Das Kalla addressing during 73rd Republic Day celebration at Karni Singh Stadium.

  • Enrico Nigiotti Italian singer performs live at Casa della Musica in Napoli with his Theater Tour 2022

  • A blood donation camp organized by the Indian Red Cross Society Tehatta Sub-Div Branch & West Bengal Voluntary Blood Donors Forum in the occasion of 'National Youth Day' at Tehatta, West Bengal, India on 12/01/2022.

  • Girdhar Vyas, who claims to sport the longest mustache in the world, poses with the national flag on the eve of 73rd Republic Day.

  • Indian army performs full dress rehearsal before the Republic Day 2022.

  • The Historic Wandere Car at Netaji Subash Chandra Bose House in Kolkata.

  • Labors walk while crossing the Howrah Bridge a winter morning in Kolkata.

  • Gufkral: Kashmiri potters who are keeping alive the neolithic heritage of India.

  • Hindu devotees gathered to take holy dip in 'Sangam' on auspicious day "Sakat Chauth". On this day,Hindu devotees take dip in holy river ganga and after worshiping Lord Ganesha in the evening, the fast story is heard or read. According to religious beliefs, the fast of Sakat Chauth is considered incomplete without a fast story.

  • Manuela Iannelli, flamenco dancer, teacher and choreographer trained with international masters between Madrid and Seville, and Antonio Campaiola, dancer, teacher and academic choreographer, who deepened his training in Italy, Germany and Spain in the classical, contemporary and flamenco perform live.

  • The idols of Saraswati, Hindu goddess of knowledge being made at Kumortuli, the potter's place in Kolkata.

  • From 20 January, a Green Pass requirement for anyone entering personal services premises, including tattoo and piercing studios. The obligation to show a green pass to enter a tattoo and/or piercing studio will come into force. To avoid crowds or potentially dangerous situations, we only welcome clients by appointment and they must come to the studio alone, unless they are minors or disabled, for whom an accompanying person is allowed and must be notified in advance. A tattoo studio on 15 January 2021.

  • This morning, January 17, 2022, Italian streetartist Harry Greb created a mural entitled "Terminator B" with the image of Silvio Berlusconi, center-right candidate for President of the Republic, compared to Terminator

  • NDRF personnel with their trained dog at Sagar island during Gangasagar Mela 2022.

  • All pilgrims and Sadhus are enjoyed for took Holy Bath on Makar Sankranti Punyatithi. Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, also known in Bangladesh and West Bengal as Poush Sankranti, and in Nepal as Maghe Sankranti, sankranti here means ‘transfer’, this day is considered as the transition day of Sun into the Capricorn. Now the sun moves northwards in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun), many native festivals are organised all over India. It is observed each year the day Sun enters the Capricorn zodiac which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar. A holy man, Kardam Muni, made a pact with Vishnu that he would undergo the rigours of marital life, on the condition that Vishnu…

  • Makara Sankraanti and Pilgrims are ready for "Punnya Snan (Holy Bath)".

  • Yesterday Gangasagar mela 2022 has been started with maintaining COVID protocol. Pilgrims, Sadhus and also Naga Sadhus are came for "Punnya Snaan" On 14th January as "Makar Sankranti" Tithi.

  • Today is the birth anniversary of the great preacher and philosopher, Swami Vivekananda. We must always remember the message of peace and brotherhood that Swami Ji stood for. It was celebrated in front of Swami Vivekananda"s house.People gathered at Swamiji"s residence to pay respect to him. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda on 159th birth anniversary.

  • Continuous rain interrupt Magh Mela preparation in "Tent city" Prayagraj. Magh Mela will be held over an area of over 661 acre land and due to rain, whole area covered with slippery mud at the Prayag or Triveni Sangam which represents the confluence of three rivers two of which, the Ganges and the Yamuna, have objective existence, and one, the Sarasvati is mythical. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle.

  • Bagnoregio, the Province of Tuscia and Orvieto during the Christmas holidays

  • Pakistani women devotees bringing water for ablution of the graves at the shrine of the mausoleum of Ruqayyah Bint Ali known as Bibi Pak Daman in Lahore. Women devotees participate rituals during 995th three days annual religious ritual washing ceremony on the eve of Urs celebrations. Bibi Pak Daman is the mausoleum of Ruqayyah bint Ali located in Lahore. Legend has it that it holds the graves of six ladies from Muhammad's household (Ahl Al-Bayt). \

  • Devotees of Black Nazarene visits Quiapo Church in Manila, Philippines on it's feast day, January 9, 2022. Because of sudden surge of COVID-19 cases with Omicron Variant threat in the Philippines that leads the government to reimposed alert level 3 in National Capital Region, Quiapo Church in Manila cancels the yearly tradition called Traslacion of devotees of Black Nazarene to avoid mass gathering and spread of coronavirus. Despite of the said guidelines, devoted catholics are still trying to reach the barricaded church to offer their personal prayers.

  • The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Italian: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, sometimes abbreviated to MANN) is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains. Its collection includes works from Greek, Roman and Renaissance times, and especially Roman artifacts from the nearby Pompeii, Stabia and Herculaneum sites. From 1816 to 1861 it was known as Real Museo Borbonico ("the Royal Bourbon Museum").

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on January 7 restored the FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity (MoC), the Catholic religious congregation set up by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration is mandatory to receive foreign donations. The move comes just days after the Ministry issued a statement that the FCRA registration of the MoC was not renewed as “some adverse inputs were noticed”. The registration was renewed, making MoC eligible to receive and utilize foreign funds in its bank accounts even as the U.K Parliament debated the issue, seeking to know if the British government had raised the issue of blocking of overseas funds of the MoC and other NGOs with India.

  • The women participation in upcoming assembly elections is going to be of special importance. On the one hand, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is working to woo women voters with the slogan of "Ladki hu, Ladh sakti hu"(Am girl, Can fight). Another side, Samajwadi women wing leader Nidhi Yadav attracts voters with huge support of girls and quickly connecting behavior. Nidhi Yadav belongs from Higher class family and have option to enjoy luxury life but, Nidhi says she leaved her all luxuries and highly paid job for the society and through politics she wants to do social service. Nidhi has already contested election from Handia constituency in year 2017 and now she speared the message with long foot marches and big cycle rallies…

  • The Daily Show Monuments for Heroes of the Freedomsurrection on anniversary of insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, seen on pedestrian plaza next to Madison Square Park. A man is holding signs expressing his opinion at the monuments. The 8 monuments featured Rudy Giuliani, Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon, Senator Josh Hawley, Senator Ted Cruz, U. S. Representative Lauren Boebert, U. S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, former President Donald J. Trump. All monuments were designed to look like tombstones.

  • Every year many Sadhus from all over India reach Babughat on their way to reach Gangasagar (Sagar) to to take a holy dip. Gangasagar is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers in the Kapil Muni Temple.

  • Pakistani commuters make their way on a rainy morning day in Lahore.

  • The new academic year has started, Students are being admitted to a rural primary school of India and free new school books are being distributed to the students which are provided by the government at Nabin Nagar, West Bengal; India on 04/01/2022.

  • Preparation of the Gangasagar Mela transit camp having started and in progress by the State Govt. of West Bengal. Sadhus have been started coming amid the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, at the Gangasagar Mela transit camp on their way to the annual Hindu festival at the Gangasagar to take a dip at the confluence at the Sagar island of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the forthcoming occasion of the Makar Sankranti on the Wednesday, 14 January, 2022.

  • About 150km from Kolkata, in South 24 Parganas district, the island of Sagar is considered auspicious by the Hindus, who gather here at this time of the year to take a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal and believe that all their sins will be washed off. As Kolkata acts as a transit point, Sadhus of all ages and backgrounds make a pit stop here and then avail the government buses to go to Ganga Sagar mela and come back too. The days they wait here at Babughat area on their way and back to Sagar Island becomes Gangasagar Transit Camp.

  • During Christmas period, a series of artistic projections, depicting Renaissance pictorial masterpieces, illuminate the facades of some buildings in Piazza Navona in Rome for project promoted by Roma Capitale in collaboration with Zètema, entitled "Nascimento. Roman Inspiration"

  • The prevalence of new cases of omicron (COVID-19) in West Bengal is increasing day by day, The West Bengal government is imposing restrictions on the residents of the state to prevent the third wave of coronavirus and everyone has been requested to Gathering forbidden and use the mask-sanitizer must. This photo was taken at a yearly rural winter fair at Tehatta, where in most cases the rules are not being followed.

  • Capodarte 2022 in Rome. The events of the musical Roman New Year took place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Giovanni Allevi took part on the piano, Stefano di Battista and Retape Festival 5th Edition with Esseho, Mesa and Mutonia in order of appearance.

  • An attractive eye catching stunning view of first sunrise of the year near historical Badshahi Mosque during morning time in Lahore

  • The ball drops to enter the new year during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square.

  • Filipinos celebrates New Year in Antipolo City. Despite of COVID-19 peak cases with Omicron variant threat, Filipinos are still continuing to welcome the year 2022. As of December 31, 2021, the Philippines logged a massive 2,961 new cases of COVID-19 that brings back the National Capital Region on Alert Level 3 this coming January 3 to January 15, 2022.

  • Pakistani children's playing as routine during an attractive eye catching stunning view of the last sunset of the year 2021, captured over the horizon of Lahore.

  • Enzo Gragnaniello in concert in Arzano province of Naples.

  • An attractive stunning view of the last sunset of the year 2021 at the bank of river Ravi in Lahore.

  • Peppe Iodice opens the concert by Andrea Sannino at the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa. Entertaining the large audience with irony and joy in one of his comic gags on the coronavirus

  • The concert World Music Meets Ancestral And Contemporary Sounds in Auditorium Parco della Musica

  • Circus, an entertainment or spectacle usually consisting of trained animal acts and exhibitions of human skill and daring. The word has the same root as circle and circumference, recalling the distinctive environment in which such entertainment is presented—the ring, a circular performance area usually bounded by a short fence (or “curb”). The ring may be enclosed in an arena, in a building designed for circus performances, or in a tent, and it is generally surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators. Due to covid pandemic situation most of the sets were empty. These performers were showing beautiful skills.

  • People watch Nativity Scene in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome in Rome

  • The Missionaries of Charity on Monday said the Union home ministry has not ordered a freeze on any of its bank accounts after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged the same. The charity, founded by Mother Teresa, issued a clarification saying the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration has been “neither suspended nor canceled.” “We would like to clarify that the FCRA registration of the Missionaries of Charity has been neither suspended nor canceled. Further there is no freeze ordered by the Ministry of Home Affairs on any of our bank accounts,” the statement read. The clarification followed a statement by the Union home ministry in which it said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration was refused on December…

  • Preparation of New Year's Eve Ball by installation of panels with new Waterford crystals named Gift of Wisdom on top of One Times Square. Side by side panels with 2021 crystals on the left (not replaced yet) and new 2022 crystals on the right.