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October 3, 2012

Daily Life: September 2012

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Nepal, Venezuela, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia, India, Colombia and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 40 photos total)

A monk feeds pigeons near Boudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 14. The stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)

A worker is seen partially submerged under water as he tries to repair a broken pipe in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 26. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

People covered in black grease celebrate the traditional festivities of Cascamorras, in Baza, Spain, on Sept. 6. Every year on Sept. 6, a villager from Guadix dresses as an oddball character called 'Cascamorras' and travels the 3km to the village of Baza, accompanied by a team of representatives, to stage an attempt to recapture the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad. The people of Baza dirty their faces and wait with colored water and eggs to pelt the intruders, thus staining the clothes of Cascamorras and ensuring his failure. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children try to hold onto a circus performer as she is elevated in to the sky attached to a balloon in central London, on Sept. 2, as parts of London are transformed into areas for contemporary circus performers to show case their acts. The event entitled Piccadily Circus features 250 international circus artists such as trapeze artists, hula hoopers, tightrope walkers amongst others. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian Muslim youth rests on the rooftop of a mosque before evening prayers in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 20. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

An oil lamp floats as devotees perform evening rituals on the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, on Sept. 7. Allahabad, at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

Iraqi school children walk together out of their classroom in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23. Students nationwide returned to school on Sunday morning after three months of summer vacation. (Hadi Mizban/Associated Press) #

Boys play with a smoke canister during a demonstration by firefighters, security and military personnel against cuts in their salaries imposed by Spanish Government, in the Andalusian capital of Seville on Sept. 29. (Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters) #

A Hindu devotee smears the face of another with colored powder during a procession for the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the River Tawi on the last day of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Jammu, India, on Sept. 29. (Channi Anand/Associated Press) #

Porter Javier Churase stands on a scale as he weighs a 97 kilograms (214 pounds) sack of garlic before loading it on his cart at La Parada wholesale market in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 19. The municipality of Lima wants to move the historic La Parada market to new facilities outside the city but thousands of workers and businessmen oppose the move, because they believe it would hurt their business and many workers would lose their jobs. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

Female inmates wearing butterfly costumes attend an event that celebrates the first days of Spring at a prison for women in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 24. The event is part of a program that aims to help prisoners reduce stress and build self confidence. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press) #

A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside Gazprom's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 5. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom's plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic. (Misha Japaridze/Associated Press) #

A riot police officer with his mask stained with paint thrown by students watches a march by teachers and students protesting a wide range of issues regarding the government's educational policies in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept 5. (William Fernando Martinez/Associated Press) #

A Syrian woman walks past a destroyed building while reaching a food distribution center in Aleppo on Sept.13. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Palestinian farmer harvests sesame in a field near the village of Al-Yamoun, near the West Bank city of Jenin, on Sept. 14. (Mohammed Ballas/Associated Press) #

Pakistani devotees burn lamps at a shrine in hopes to have their wishes fulfilled in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 13. (B.K. Bangash/Associated Press) #

Visitors dressed in red army uniforms visit a house on Sept. 21, where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to stay, during an educational tour in Jinggangshan, China, the birthplace of the Chinese revolution which saw Mao rise to power. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) #

South Korean Special Army soldiers perform martial arts during a ceremony to mark the 64th Korea Armed Forces Day at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, about 140 km south of Seoul on Sept. 25. The two Koreas remain technically at war since the Korean conflict was concluded with a truce rather than a peace treaty. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian couple shelter under a umbrella during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on Sept. 3. The monsoon rains, a key to India's economy, covered the entire country on July 11 but it was 23 percent below average, officials said amid worries of its impact on two cereal-producing states. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Nepalese devotee takes a holy dip with the help of a friend in the Bagmati River during Rishi Panchami, a purifying and atonement day for women, in Katmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 20. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

Men sit in flood waters outside a bar as water levels continue to rise on the River Ouse in York, northern England, on Sept. 26. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images) #

A surfer gets some air as he bails out of a wave during a Labor Day outing next to the Huntington Beach Pier on Sept. 3, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via Associated Press) #

Surfers wait for waves as dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney on Sept. 25. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters) #

A judge watches the leather ring held by two competitors with their middle fingers at the German Finger Wrestling Championships in in Warngau, Germany, on Sept. 16. Competitors battled for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over the marked line on the table. (Matthias Schrader/Associated Press) #

Two Thai women stand next to their bags packed with dried food during the Tae-Kra-Jard or empty the basket ceremony at the headquarters of Por Tek Tung Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 13. The annual ceremony was held ahead of the vegetarian festival when the foundation give away dried donated food to the poor. (Apichart Weerawong/Associated Press) #

School children get distracted as they set out cones in the parking lot of the Dubuque Lutheran School in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 26. The Kindergarden and first grade students were setting up cones for a timed run. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald via Associated Press) #

A girl touches a lantern at an outdoor restaurant during the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival in Hong Kong on Sept. 30. Like ancient Chinese poets, the people of Hong Kong appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn festival. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press) #

The roof of the City Museum is silhouetted against a colorful St. Louis sunset on Sept. 15. (J.B.Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press) #

Members of the military, wearing costumes representing the 1911 revolutionary forces, stand inside a subway train on their way to downtown Mexico City prior to the military parade of the Independence Day celebrations on Sept. 16. Mexico celebrated the 202nd anniversary of its 1810 independence uprising. (Alexandre Meneghini/Associated Press) #

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Sept. 20. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters) #

Jockeys race their horses across the beach during the Atlanterra Grand Prix in the south of Spain on Sept. 29. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

An elderly Sri Lankan laborer pushes a cart as it rains in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sept. 4. (Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press) #

Novo Mondo and Caimao, two capoeira groups, perform in Old Havana, Cuba, on sept 29. Capoeira is a 400-year-old martial art disguised as dance, born in the holds of slave ships and on the plantations around Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's first capital. Once banned as a lethal weapon in the hands of Brazil's newly freed slaves, today capoeira (pronounced cap-oo-way-rah) is more popular than ever, with schools across Brazil and in more than 150 countries around the globe. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #

A boatman negotiates with a potential customer at the Sadarghat Terminal on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 7. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

Brodey Sitton looks at Winter, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's tailless dolphin, through underwater viewing glass at the aquarium on Sept. 14, in Clearwater, Fla. (Jim Damaske/Associated Press) #

Memphis College Prep Elementary School second grader Damauree Simmons (center) uses his bear to hold a place in line as the Alaska University second grade class line up to leave music class at the charter school in the Uptown neighborhood in Memphis on Sept. 27. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A man standing guard is reflected in the window of a theater entrance in Guatemala City on Sept. 8. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A woman takes her child for a walk near a monument in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 10. (Greg Baker/Associated Press) #

Clown Juan Diego Velandria removes his make up at the end of a working day in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 26. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A photographer takes pictures of a couple in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 17. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #