Daiana Cacchione (foreground) practices with students during her urban dance workshop for teenagers at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, a cultural and art center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I think that this style of dance is very interesting for teenagers, because it is modern and brings together a bunch of things that are already in their culture,” she says. “It’s good to be able to bring them closer to dance through that.”
A member of the Newar community in Kathmandu, Nepal, performs a Lakhe dance during the weeklong Indra Jatra festival, which celebrates Indra, the Hindu god of rain. A Lakhe is a demon in Nepalese folklore.
Horses in Namashung, a village in Nepal’s Upper Mustang region, wear cushioned saddles made from cloth with traditional Tibetan designs. Most families in this area own horses. Aside from using them for transportation, the locals hire them out to tourists.
Young people train in Silambattam, a traditional Tamil martial art, at the Sri Muthumariamman Temple in Madukkulam, a village in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. The training was arranged by Pasumaikkana Puratchi Iyakkam, a local organization that aims to restore this traditional martial art.
The animal protection group Vive Mar released this turtle, which was less than 2 days old, at Playa Bacocho, a beach in Oaxaca state, Mexico. The group, founded by local residents, rescues turtle eggs that are buried in the sand, before they are found by poachers, who sell them.
José Antonio Robles Córdova (center), 11, plays on the “bicibomba,” or bicycle pump, at Escuela Primaria Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez, an elementary school in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas state, Mexico. He’s flanked by Ángel Gabriel Arias Cupil (left), 8, and Emilio Adrián López Gómez, 7. The bicibomba provides water for the students, teaches them how water circulates through a purifier, and gives them an incentive to exercise and play.
Buddhist devotees practice kora, the tradition of walking around a stupa, or shrine, while chanting prayers and using prayer beads, at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Buddhists who come to the stupa usually participate in kora in the morning or evening.
Catalina Tomás entertains the crowd during a protest against a proposed law that would fine street performers such as her for making “annoying noises” in public spaces in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The proposal, by the city government, would allow people to anonymously complain to the police about noise made by musicians and other performers.
Vehicles dodge abandoned bulls resting in the middle of the Araniko Highway in Banepa, Nepal. Families sometimes abandon bull calves because they will never produce milk as cows do and thus have less value. The male animals are left to wander the streets.
Tourists and visitors to the Nishat Garden in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, enjoy its fountains. Domestic and international tourists flock to the garden on the banks of Dal Lake during spring and summer, when the plants are in bloom and the trees are green.
Omar Álvarez, 19, waters plants that adorn a median on a road in the Benito Juárez delegation in central Mexico City. The delegation contracts the tanker truck to water plants in the area, says Álvarez.
Isauro Vidal (left) dances to drum and flute music on the patio of the Intercultural University of Chiapas (Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas) in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, during the Sexual Diversity Fair (Feria de la Diversidad Sexual). The documentary “Las Chuntá,” a film about the men who dress as women once a year for Chiapa de Corzo’s Grand Festival (Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo), was shown during the event. Chiapa de Corzo is a city in Chiapas state.
With the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in Mexico City, Claudia, 5, (left) Lupita, 6, and other visitors to Alameda Central, a downtown public park, refresh themselves by playing in a water fountain. Dozens of people also crowded around the fountain to be cooled off by the breeze from the water.
Nana Manson, of Blue Gap, Arizona, and her granddaughter WynterRose McReeves, of Tohatchi, New Mexico, wait with other dancers for the grand entry, before the start of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Powwow and Bear Dance in Ignacio, Colorado. Native American dancers from all over the United States come together every year to dance into the powwow together.
At a stupa, or shrine, called the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, this simian grasps a juice carton. The stupa is part of the Swayambhunath complex, atop a hill. The many monkeys that make the shrine their home sometimes steal food from tourists and Buddhist pilgrims.
In Tafara, a suburb east of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Tadiwa Hunzvi, 4, (right) and other children enjoy finding and playing with old tires. The kids race one another to see who can roll the tires the fastest.
Swiss tourist Lailah Rottinger (center) visits an exhibit of talking and animated mannequins dressed as brides and grooms, at the Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibit, titled “Love is Love. Marriage Equality According to Jean Paul Gaultier” (“Amor es Amor. El matrimonio igualitario según Jean Paul Gaultier”), showcases 35 wedding outfits by Gaultier, the French designer, and celebrates love and diversity.
In the commune of Turgeau in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, conservator Franck Louissaint (foreground), 69, and his trainee Marc Gerard Estimé restore a 1988 painting by Edouard Duval-Carrié that depicts heroes of Haitian independence. Louissaint, who is a painter himself, has been restoring art since the 2010 earthquake, which left many works of cultural heritage damaged or destroyed.
Jack Vega, 16, practices acrobatics with friends at the Parque Patricios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Every Sunday, Vega and his friends travel 5 kilometers (just over 3 miles) to this park to use the park’s equipment.
Andrés Durán, 17, who has been playing chess for 13 years, plays a noncompetitive game of giant chess after participating in the First Juan José Arreola Chess Tournament at Centro Cultural Universitario in southern Mexico City. The tournament, named after a famous 20th-century author, took place on April 22, as a part of La Fiesta del Libro y la Rosa, a festival celebrating words and wordsmiths.
Juana Marcos (right), 29, weaves fabric in a style known as “jaspeado” in her backyard in Cunén, Quiché, Guatemala. This traditional method of weaving has been passed down from generation to generation among members of the community.
Attendees at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (known by its Spanish acronym, BAFICI) enjoy a free virtual reality movie in Plaza Francia, a public square in the Argentine capital. BAFICI, which ran from April 11-22, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.