Artistic gymnastics in Asiad
Muslims perform the Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi November 17, 2010. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by the sacrificial slaughtering of sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.
A "scissors" dancer, who is a member of the Peruvian La Tarumba circus company, performs during the International Circus Festival in Lima on April 20, 2010. The blade-twirling of the scissor-dancing ritual in Peru's Chanka region, which has roots going back to the 16th century, won a place on November 16, 2010 on UNESCO's list of intangible world heritages to preserve. Better known for its work protecting world monuments and natural wonders, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation started the list in 2003 to preserve art forms and other traditions in the face of globalisation.
Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims, with the slaughter of goats, sheep and cattle in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah.
China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition
Selected photos of the 16th Asian Games on Nov 16, 2010.
Host gymnast Teng Haibin shrugged off the Athens ghost to win a ninth straight Asiad men's all-around title for China on Monday.