The seventh annual Cultural Day at the Grove brought out performers representing L.A.'s sister cities on Sunday. The Niari Dance Ensemble from the Valley brought groups to represent Yerevan, Armenia. Niari volunteer Margaret Nalbandian puts makeup on Aline Nagarian as Nareen Arkian looks on.
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People gather on the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy day in Paris.
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French matador Juan Leal is gored by a bull on Sunday during the Nimes Pentecost Feria in Nimes, France.
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Benfica's Oscar Cardozo, from Paraguay, hangs on to the goal bar after missing a chance to score during their Portuguese league last round soccer match with Moreirense on Sunday, at Benfica's Luz stadium in Lisbon. Benfica won the match 3-1 but lost the championship to FC Porto by one point.
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A participant jumps into a puddle of mud during the so-called Dirty Pig Festival in Hergisdorf,Germany. The people of Hergisdorf use the annual event to banish the winter season. The puddle jumpers (the Dreckschweine) play the winter, participants dressed in white act as the summer. The participants in white use whips to force the puddle jumpers away, so that summer wins over winter.
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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese, right, tags Milwaukee Brewers' Norichika Aoki out at home after Aoki was caught stealing home during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday in St. Louis.
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Devotees are showered with perfumed water during the end of the Urs festival, at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of the saint.
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A female hostage is evacuated by Israeli security forces following a bank robbery that escalated into a hostage situation in the Israeli city of Beersheva. Four people were killed and three others wounded in a botched bank heist in southern Israel, which ended when a robber who had held a hostage shot himself dead, police said.
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Alli Christian, left, helps Jessica Wilkinson as she looks for her dog Bella after Wilkinson returned to find her home near 156th street and Franklin Road destroyed by a tornado Sunday in Norman, Okla.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Sisney / The OklahomanLink
An Iraqi woman passes by the scene of a car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded dozens of people, police said.
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Children play in front of a decorated house wall in Saint-Louis, Senegal, on Sunday. Saint-Louis, once the capital of colonial French West Africa, hosted the 21st edition of its annual Jazz Festival from Wednesday to Sunday.
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