The Princess Charlene Foundation organizes every year the water-bike challenge, an important event where important athletes compete racing 30 times for a total of 20 km to support the Princess charity. The Princess herself took part to the competition this year. In this picture, the professional dancers hired for entertainment are looking at the competition during their break.
A worker sorting through a large rubbish dump in Bagan, Myanmar, with a pagoda in the distance. While plastic polllution is a huge issue in Myanmar, this is a side of the country that tourists are rarely exposed to.
Tradition of Arabian Lebaran in Palu, Central Sulawesi
Arab descendants residing in the city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia has a tradition of Eid that is held the day after the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. The tradition is called Lebaran Arab or Lebaran Adam or Iwwadh.
Hundreds of people of Arab descent was flocked to the homes of other citizens of his community. They hold hospitality and host provide food and drink and read the praise to Allah SWT, forgive each other and pray.
This tradition has been carried out for generations, ie since Habib Idrus bin Salim Aljufri, arrived in the city of Palu around the 1920s. Habib Idrus bin Salim Aljufri is the founding figure of Al-Khairaat and is also known as the spreader and educator of Islam in Palu.
The highlight of the event, the last house visit filled with money distributed to children and the less fortunate.
The tradition of giving away this money is a form of joy over the fortune earned over a year.
Manuscripts and photos: bmzIMAGES/Basri Marzuki
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Maprod came to the temple with her mother when he was a little more than one year old. Her mother got AIDS, but he was born healthy. Now he’s almost 2 years old and lives in the monastery with all the patients.
A Buddhist temple in Thailand serves thousands of HIV patients abandoned by their families. Most families that lead to victims never return to the monastery over to visit, even after death. In Thailand, there are 440,000 people living with HIV in a population of 67 million.
Full story with words of @anasalva published at https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/thai-monastery-filled-with-the-dead/news-story/14a7e76e2c59a3a16684a35b4eae8c91