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Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia.

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A dancer from the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school performs on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Dancers from the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A traditional folk dance troupe from China performs during the 4th International Festival of Dance & Jazz, in Kolkata.

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A traditional folk dance troupe from China performs during the 4th International Festival of Dance & Jazz, in Kolkata.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front 2nd right, wears a carnival decoration as she attends a dance presentation during the annual reception for carnival clubs from all over Germany at the chancellery in Berlin.

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People dress up in traditional Marathi attire during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti, in New Delhi.

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A worker watches as Ballet dancers Brandon Brereton and Emily Pohl pose for photos as building works commence at Central School of Ballet's new SE1 premises, following a successful fundraising campaign, in London. The dancers prepared for a photo-call inspired by the 1945 musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein from the forthcoming Ballet Central 2019 tour.

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Members of the Yimchunger tribe perform during the launch of Republican Party of India (A) Nagaland unit, in Dimapur.

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A member of a dragon dance group carries the head of the dragon during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown in New York.

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Artistes perform a folk dance at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad

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Congress party president Rahul Gandhi dances with a group of tribal artistes during an election campaign rally in Lal Dungri village of Valsad district.

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Renowned classical dancer and Rajya Sabha member Sonal Mansingh being feliciated by Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi after dance performance in Guwahati.

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Famous Indonesian novelist and drama artist Tara Noesantara performs Wayang Topeng- Indonesian traditional dance during 3rd Brahmaputra Literary Festival, organised by Publication Board Assam and supported by the Assam Government at Sankardev Kalakhetra in Guwahati, Assam.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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A performer takes part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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A performer takes part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese calendar.

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Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing. Chinese people are celebrating the second day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac.

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Performers on stilts watch a drum performance at Ditan Park in Beijing. Chinese people are celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac.

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Participants take part in a flame-breathing lion dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar.

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A dancer performs on stage during the first day of the 47th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Dancers warm up on stage during the first day of the 47th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company will be award to the best dancers out of 74 participants this year.

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International artist Colleena Shakti showcases the creation by designer Sailesh Singhania at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019, in Mumbai.

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Tribal Dance of Amravati (Maharashtra) at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Thailand artists performs at 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Dancers perform during a show organized by India's textile ministry to showcase country's rich handloom and textile tradition at Elephanta Caves in Mumbai.

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School children take a selfie during the 70th Republic Day celebrations, in Agartala.

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School children perform during the 70th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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School children perform during the 70th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Bollywood actress Hema Malini performs in a dance drama 'Ma Ganga' at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

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Performers from Rwanda perform on the occasion of Africa Day at the Vibrant Gujarat summit

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BJP MP and actress Hema Malini performs at a cultural programme during 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas function, in Varanasi.

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Bar dancers flash victory signs as they address the media after Supreme Court's verdict which paves the way for reopening of dance bars in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.

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Bodo girls perform Bagurumba dance during the Magh Mela at Silgohani Temple of Holmari in Nalbari district of Assam.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh poses with artists during his visit to " Uttarayan Kauthik Mela " in Lucknow.

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Young girls dressed in traditional attire celebrate Lohri festival, in Jammu.

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Performers display their skills in yoga during the opening ceremony of 'Khelo India Youth Games 2019', in Pune.

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Traditionally dressed man perform during the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup, ahead of group A soccer match between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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A woman enjoys the dragon dancer presentation prior the inauguration of the Dance, Theater and Visual Arts International Festival Santiago A Mil, in Santiago, Chile. Santiago A Mil is the largest performing arts festival in Chile with participating groups originating from 25 different countries.

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Artist Nitin Chakradhari, dressed as Lord Shiva, performs at 'Sai Sandhya' at Geeta Colony, in East Delhi.

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Two dancers performing Swan Lake at the St Petersburg ballet

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Dancers of Royal Russian Ballet group perform Swan Lake, at a theatre in NCPA, in Mumbai, Tuesday, March 14, 2018.

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Artists perform during the India-China Cultural Evening, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

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Chinese dancers perform during the closing ceremonies of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province.

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Participants of a ball for students of military schools dance during an annual ball in Moscow. In the revival of a czarist tradition, more than 1,000 students both from military and general schools travelled from all over Russia to Moscow to take part in the annual ball.

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Naga tribesman from Khiamniungan perform on the last day of Hornbill Festival at Kisama near Kohima.

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Odissi dancer Arpita Venkatesh with her troupe performs during 'Udayshankar Nityasav', in Kolkata.

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Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.

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Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.

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Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.

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Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple.

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Odissi Classical dances of India being performed at the Konark festival open-air theatre backdrop of the Sun Temple.

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Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark.

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Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark.

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Dancers of the Shanghai Ballet perform beside the Equestrian statue of Friedrich Wilhelm I in the Bode-Museum in Berlin during an event advertising their German premiere on Dec. 1, 2018.

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Dancers of the Shanghai Ballet perform beside on a staircase in the Bode-Museum in Berlin during an event advertising their German premiere on Dec. 1, 2018.

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A dancer performs during a photo call for Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome, England.

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A dancer performs during a photo call for Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome, England.

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Choreographer Vanashree Rao along with troupe performs 'Abhimanyu Vadh’ at Natarani Amphitheatre in Ahmedabad.

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Young flamenco dancers take a selfie before performing in the street during the 26th International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba.

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Artists perform during Madhya Pradesh's 63rd Foundation Day celebrations, in Jabalpur.

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Are they watching ­something like this? Bar dancers in Mumbai, 2005

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Smile harder! Model-turned-Odissi exponent Protima Bedi in pedagogical attitude with students at Nrityagram in the year of her death, 1997

Photograph by C.R. Venkatesh

A powhiri, a Maori welcoming ceremony, is performed for the arrival of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex onto the Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Cuban dancers perform during the opening of the 26th International Ballet Festival at the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso in Havana, Cuba. The International Ballet Festival of Havana is held every two years and will take place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6.

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Mask dancers perform during Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal..

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Dancers pose for photographs wearing mask of god Bhot Bhairabh in Kathmandu, Nepal. For centuries, Nepal has celebrated the Indra Jatra festival of masked dancers, which officially begins the month-long festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalyan nation. The dancers, who come from a variety of backgrounds, pull off this performance every year despite minimal financial support from the government and other sources, they say.

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Youngsters, dressed in traditional attire, participate in mass 'Garba' and 'Dandiya' programme during Navratri celebrations, in Jaipur

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A devotee participates in a Garba dance performance during the Navratri festival celebrations, in Bhopal.

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Youngsters dressed in traditional attire participate in the traditional folk dance 'Garba' on the first day of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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Dancer dressed in traditional attire rehearses ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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A woman gets her back painted ahead of the Navratri festival, in Surat.

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Dancers dressed in traditional attire during the rehearsals for the 'Garba' dance ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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Dancers dressed in traditional attire during the rehearsals for the 'Garba' dance ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to address delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England.

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Women perform Garba inside a swimming pool ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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A child dances as she is silhouetted by a balloon moon installation at a art district in Beijing, China.

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Artists perform on the last day of the 'Paryatan Parv' in New Delhi.

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Dancers, dressed in traditional attire, take part in the rehearsals for the 'Garba' dance, ahead of nine-day Navratri festival in Ahmedabad.

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Rajasthani folk artists perform with tourists at Junagarh Fort on World Tourism Day, in Bikaner.

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A dancer dressed in traditional costume performs during a charity event celebrating Pchum Ben, or Ancestors' Day, at a Buddhist pagoda, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodians are celebrating their traditional 15-day Pchum Ben festival aimed at paying respect to deceased relatives.

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Women hold placards as they participate in zumba, aerobics and salsa for awareness session to promote healthy lifestyle for women 'Pinkathon', in Guwahati.

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