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Valentine’s Day, Winter Olympics, and other details in photos of the day

Valentine’s Day, Winter Olympics, and other details in photos of the day
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Automobile pageant at Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple

The pilgrim island wore a festive stumble on on Wednesday as thousands of pilgrims, thronged Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple sooner than breaking their quick on the occasion of Mahasivaratri. The Mahasivaratri pageant, on the temple culminates with the auto procession of Lord Ramanathaswamy, his divine consort Parvathavardhini Ambal, Lord Vinayaga, Lord Subramania and Chandigeswarar.

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Samba college highlights racism in Brazil

The Salgueiro samba college parades thru the Sambadrome correct thru Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
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A top samba college’s utilize of blackface in a Carnival parade sparked debate on Tuesday about depictions of flee in Brazil, which is mute grappling with a fraught racial legacy.

The storied Salgueiro college’s performance within the early hours of Tuesday featured two groups in blackface in a parade that paid tribute to African culture and murky girls, significantly.

Many took to Twitter to explicit shock the college relied on a trope that has historically been old to depict murky folks in demeaning ways. White performers in minstrel displays within the United States old murky face paint in racist caricatures of murky folks thru much of the Nineteenth and early 20th centuries. Whereas Brazil doesn’t be pleased the same historical previous of minstrelsy, there is a legacy of denigrating caricatures of murky folks.

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Valentine’s Day

A penguin carries heart-fashioned nesting subject materials which it got from biologists as a Valentine’s Day promotion on the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  
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Penguins at a San Francisco aquarium are celebrating Valentine’s Day with huge red hearts to arrangement likely mates. In what has develop into an annual tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to the 14 African penguins on the California Academy of Sciences. The animals grabbed the hearts of their beaks and waddled spherical their rocky enclosure towards their nests.

 

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Winter Olympics

Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Canada’s Michael Marinaro compete within the pair skating quick program of the identify skating tournament correct thru the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
 
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Resolve skating tournament correct thru the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung. The alpine snowboarding programme on the Olympics was thrown into chaos on Wednesday with the postponement of a 0.33 tournament, the girls’s slalom, attributable to sturdy winds. “Which capacity that of the present climate subject, this present day’s slalom is postponed to Friday, February sixteen,” the Global Ski Federation (FIS) announced.

 

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