This billboard on the old city wall of Damascus features a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The text says, “Allah protects Syria.” Shot in January 2006.
(Photo by Bertil Videt) Photo used under CC BY
Merrymakers celebrate Loi Krathong, or Festival of the Lanterns, in Thailand. The festival is held every year on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. It usually occurs in November. Thais mark the occasion by putting baskets in drifting water.
(Photo by Klim Levene) Photo used under CC BY
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