Photos of the Week: Aug. 28, 2022
Archery at a traditional Mongolian festival; woodcarving a miniature pirogue in Democratic Republic of Congo; bike repair in high demand in Sri Lanka; and more.
Uuganbyamba Enkhsaikhan shoots an arrow at a Naadam festival in Khankhongor, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. In 2022, the festival commemorated the 90th and 91st anniversaries of the founding of Umnugovi province and the 98th anniversary of the founding of Khankhongor.
Kanthaiya Murukananthan repairs a bicycle tire at his shop in Mudaliyarkulam, Sri Lanka. Cycling has taken off due to a massive fuel shortage in the country, and many have opted to repair old bikes as the price of bicycles has increased. Murukananthan says it’s the first time he’s worked day and night in his 15 years of experience.
Maralmaa Bayarbaatar tattoos Batmunkh Chinzorig at a tattoo parlor in Erdenet, Orkhon province, Mongolia. “It is important to do it seriously from the deepest of your heart,” Maralmaa says, “because you are creating something that will stay on someone’s body for the rest of his or her life.”
María de Jesús Hernández, center, and Patricia Morales, right, light a candle as Miguel Álvarez Pérez, left, leads a Catholic prayer in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The prayer, part of the Holy Cross and Saint Isidro Labrador festival, marks the beginning of the rainy season and agricultural cycle.