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Mexican activist Julia Klug poses with a banner against homophobia in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. Pork masks, a giant magnifying glass made with a sewing drum, and hundreds of costumes are included in the collection of Julia Klug. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Mexican activist Julia Klug poses with a banner against homophobia in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. Pork masks, a giant magnifying glass made with a sewing drum, and hundreds of costumes are included in the collection of Julia Klug. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Julia Klug, an activist who has made her outfits for demonstrations for over two decades motivated by her heartbreaking story. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Julia Klug, an activist who has made her outfits for demonstrations for over two decades motivated by her heartbreaking story. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

In this file photo taken on March 25, 2017 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds signs reading "For your right to be well informed, defend the journalist's work" and "Without journalism there is no democracy" during a protest against the murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, in Mexico City. ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP

In this file photo taken on March 25, 2017 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds signs reading "For your right to be well informed, defend the journalist's work" and "Without journalism there is no democracy" during a protest against the murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, in Mexico City. ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP

View of parts of outfits worn by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of outfits worn by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Mexican activist Julia Klug organizes Catholic outfits in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Mexican activist Julia Klug organizes Catholic outfits in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

 In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016 Mexican activist Julia Klug takes part in a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the second anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Pedro Pardo / AFP

In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016 Mexican activist Julia Klug takes part in a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the second anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Pedro Pardo / AFP

In this file photo taken on September 26, 2015 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds a fake coffin with skulls captioned "Justice, Democracy and Freedom" and a sign reading "It was the State" during a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the first anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

In this file photo taken on September 26, 2015 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds a fake coffin with skulls captioned "Justice, Democracy and Freedom" and a sign reading "It was the State" during a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the first anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

Mexican activist Julia Klug poses with a banner against homophobia in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. Pork masks, a giant magnifying glass made with a sewing drum, and hundreds of costumes are included in the collection of Julia Klug. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
Julia Klug, an activist who has made her outfits for demonstrations for over two decades motivated by her heartbreaking story. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
In this file photo taken on March 25, 2017 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds signs reading "For your right to be well informed, defend the journalist's work" and "Without journalism there is no democracy" during a protest against the murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, in Mexico City. ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP
View of parts of outfits worn by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
View of parts of objects used by Mexican activist Julia Klug in protests, including a flag reading "Free Palestine" in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
Mexican activist Julia Klug organizes Catholic outfits in Mexico City on August 08, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP
 In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016 Mexican activist Julia Klug takes part in a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the second anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Pedro Pardo / AFP
In this file photo taken on September 26, 2015 Mexican activist Julia Klug holds a fake coffin with skulls captioned "Justice, Democracy and Freedom" and a sign reading "It was the State" during a protest in Mexico City, commemorating the first anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP
A woman uses a cell phone to shoot a video of children attending a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman uses a cell phone to shoot a video of children attending a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. (Twitter)

Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. (Twitter)

A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a laptop connected to a projector and screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a laptop connected to a projector and screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019.  DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

 Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a projector screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019.  DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a projector screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman uses a cell phone to shoot a video of children attending a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. (Twitter)
A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a laptop connected to a projector and screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019.  DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
 Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen. With some films dubbed into Kurdish and others subtitled, he and a team of volunteers want to spread their love of cinema across Rojava, the Kurdish name of the semi-autonomous northeast of war-torn Syria. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
A member of Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde's mobile cinema "Komina Film" initiative prepares a projector screen for a film screening for children at a school yard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria's Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019.  DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP
Off the coast of Aqaba, a floating crane manoeuvres into position to build Jordan’s latest tourist attraction: an underwater museum of military vehicles, located on top of a coral reef. (AFP)

Off the coast of Aqaba, a floating crane manoeuvres into position to build Jordan’s latest tourist attraction: an underwater museum of military vehicles, located on top of a coral reef. (AFP)

The seabed near Aqaba is also home to a C-130 Hercules jet, which was sunk last year, as well as a tank and shipwreck which were submerged during the late 1990s. (AFP)

The seabed near Aqaba is also home to a C-130 Hercules jet, which was sunk last year, as well as a tank and shipwreck which were submerged during the late 1990s. (AFP)

A Military Underwater Museum in Jordan's Aqaba. (Twitter)

A Military Underwater Museum in Jordan's Aqaba. (Twitter)

An armoured vehicle sits amid the clear waters: the museum plans to submerge further attractions in the future for divers to explore. "Placing these military vehicles in this location will allow coral reefs, corals as well as marine life - including fish, to find a safe sanctuary," says Abdullah Abu Awali, manager of the shorelines. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

An armoured vehicle sits amid the clear waters: the museum plans to submerge further attractions in the future for divers to explore. "Placing these military vehicles in this location will allow coral reefs, corals as well as marine life - including fish, to find a safe sanctuary," says Abdullah Abu Awali, manager of the shorelines. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

The museum includes several Khalid battle tanks which previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. The vehicles have been carefully positioned to replicate battle formation. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

The museum includes several Khalid battle tanks which previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. The vehicles have been carefully positioned to replicate battle formation. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

The full complement of vehicles includes tanks, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, guns and a combat helicopter. This anti-aircraft vehicle previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

The full complement of vehicles includes tanks, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, guns and a combat helicopter. This anti-aircraft vehicle previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

A tracked medical vehicle: Jordan is not the only country in the region to sink vehicles for divers to explore: later this month, Bahrain will open a theme park off Diyar Al Muharraq which includes a submerged Boeing 747. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

A tracked medical vehicle: Jordan is not the only country in the region to sink vehicles for divers to explore: later this month, Bahrain will open a theme park off Diyar Al Muharraq which includes a submerged Boeing 747. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)

The crane lowers a Jordanian Armed Forces' armoured vehicle. (YouTube Screenshot)

The crane lowers a Jordanian Armed Forces' armoured vehicle. (YouTube Screenshot)

Off the coast of Aqaba, a floating crane manoeuvres into position to build Jordan’s latest tourist attraction: an underwater museum of military vehicles, located on top of a coral reef. (AFP)
The seabed near Aqaba is also home to a C-130 Hercules jet, which was sunk last year, as well as a tank and shipwreck which were submerged during the late 1990s. (AFP)
A Military Underwater Museum in Jordan's Aqaba. (Twitter)
An armoured vehicle sits amid the clear waters: the museum plans to submerge further attractions in the future for divers to explore. "Placing these military vehicles in this location will allow coral reefs, corals as well as marine life - including fish, to find a safe sanctuary," says Abdullah Abu Awali, manager of the shorelines. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)
The museum includes several Khalid battle tanks which previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. The vehicles have been carefully positioned to replicate battle formation. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)
The full complement of vehicles includes tanks, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, guns and a combat helicopter. This anti-aircraft vehicle previously belonged to the Jordanian Armed Forces. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)
A tracked medical vehicle: Jordan is not the only country in the region to sink vehicles for divers to explore: later this month, Bahrain will open a theme park off Diyar Al Muharraq which includes a submerged Boeing 747. (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority/AFP)
The crane lowers a Jordanian Armed Forces' armoured vehicle. (YouTube Screenshot)
Shop owners look at their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Shop owners look at their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkish police officers cover a body on the ground in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkish police officers cover a body on the ground in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

A municipality worker walks near a flooded underpass after a heavy rainfall, in Eminonu district, Istanbul, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

A municipality worker walks near a flooded underpass after a heavy rainfall, in Eminonu district, Istanbul, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

A shop owner tries to save his belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Ozan KOSE / AFP

A shop owner tries to save his belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Shop owners try to save their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Shop owners try to save their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Municipality employees work on the road in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Municipality employees work on the road in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP

Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded. Ozan KOSE / AFP

Shop owners look at their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
Turkish police officers cover a body on the ground in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
A municipality worker walks near a flooded underpass after a heavy rainfall, in Eminonu district, Istanbul, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
A shop owner tries to save his belongings in a flooded undergate shop center on August 17, 2019 in Eminonu district in Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall. Ozan KOSE / AFP
Shop owners try to save their belongings in a flooded undergate shop center in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
Municipality employees work on the road in Eminonu district, Istanbul, after a heavy rainfall, on August 17, 2019. Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
Turkey's mega city Istanbul was lashed by a heavy rainstorm on August 17, killing a homeless man and leaving parts of the historic Grand Bazaar flooded.  Ozan KOSE / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 participants lead elephants decorated for the "Esala Perahera" festival during a parade near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 km from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 participants lead elephants decorated for the "Esala Perahera" festival during a parade near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 km from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

The Temple of the Tooth, Buddhism's holiest shrine on the island, holds the annual festival with traditional drummers and dancers as well as nearly 100 tamed elephants. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

The Temple of the Tooth, Buddhism's holiest shrine on the island, holds the annual festival with traditional drummers and dancers as well as nearly 100 tamed elephants. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 musicians perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 musicians perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 participants lead elephants decorated for the "Esala Perahera" festival during a parade near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 km from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
The Temple of the Tooth, Buddhism's holiest shrine on the island, holds the annual festival with traditional drummers and dancers as well as nearly 100 tamed elephants. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 musicians perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP
In this photograph taken on August 14, 2019 dancers perform during the "Esala Perahera" festival near the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 kilometres from Colombo. Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

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