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Allahabad: Devotees perform rituals at Sangam on the eve of Makar Sankranti in Allahabad,...

Allahabad: Devotees perform rituals at Sangam on the eve of Makar Sankranti in Allahabad, on Jan 14, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

(WORLD SECTION) THAILAND-BANGKOK-TOURISM FESTIVAL

(160114) -- BANGKOK, Jan. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A folk artist draws color patterns on a handcrafted mask during the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival at the Lumphini Park in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 13, 2016. Thailand will promote the country's various lifestyles, cultural heritages and local products to tourists and travelers in the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival which kicked off Wednesday evening in Bangkok. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the organiser, the five-day event is expected to offer new inspirations to those traveling in the country. (Xinhua/Li Mangmang) ****Authorized by ytfs****

THAILAND-BANGKOK-TOURISM FESTIVAL

(160114) -- BANGKOK, Jan. 14, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People visit a food stand during the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival at the Lumphini Park in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 13, 2016. Thailand will promote the country's various lifestyles, cultural heritages and local products to tourists and travelers in the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival which kicked off Wednesday evening in Bangkok. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the organiser, the five-day event is expected to offer new inspirations to those traveling in the country. (Xinhua/Li Mangmang)

Jaipur: Foreign tourists try their hands on kite flying during the Kite festival at...

Jaipur: Foreign tourists try their hands on kite flying during the Kite festival at City Palace in Jaipur, on Jan 13, 2016. (Photo: Ravi Shankar Vyas/IANS)

(WORLD SECTION) SINGAPORE-WRS-ANIMAL-BABY

(160113) -- SINGAPORE, Jan. 13, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A baby eastern black & white colobus monkey (R, bottom) stays close to its mother at the Singapore Zoo on Jan. 12, 2016. The animals under the care of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) gave birth to over 700 babies in 2015. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) ****Authorized by ytfs****

CHINA-SHANGHAI-DISNEY RESORT (CN)

(160113) -- SHANGHAI, Jan. 13, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Amusement equipment runs a test at Shanghai Disney Resort in east China's Shanghai, Dec. 29, 2015. Shanghai Disney Resort will officially open and welcome its first guests on June 16, the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced Wednesday. Construction of the resort, the sixth of its kind worldwide, started in 2011 with an investment of 34 billion yuan (about 5.5 billion U.S. dollars). (Xinhua) (wf)

Sagar Island: Hindu pilgrims perform rituals at the confluence of the Ganga river and...

Sagar Island: Hindu pilgrims perform rituals at the confluence of the Ganga river and the Bay of Bengal during Gangasagar Mela at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Jan 12, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

#CHINA-BEIJING-SUMMER PALACE-WINTER-LEISURE (CN)

(160111) -- BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People have fun on the frozen surface of Kunming Lake at Summer Palace in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Xibao) (ry)

#CHINA-HEILONGJIANG-GANHE RIVER-SCENERY (CN)

(160111) -- GREATER HINGGAN MOUNTAINS, Jan. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Sun rises above the mist-enveloped Ganhe River in Greater Hinggan Mountains region, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Qisheng) (ry)

(WORLD SECTION) NEPAL-LALITPUR-DAILY LIFE

(160110) -- LALITPUR, Jan. 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A local woman returns carrying water on her back at Lakuri Bhanjyang in Lalitpur, Nepal, Jan. 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma) ****Authorized by ytfs****

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