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The Buddha Dordenma statue overlooks the town of Thimphu, Bhutan, April 16, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

The Buddha Dordenma statue overlooks the town of Thimphu, Bhutan, April 16, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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17 Apr 2016 10:49:00


“The Mahamasthakabhisheka (or Mahamasthak Abhishek) is an important Jain festival held once every twelve years in the town of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka state, India. The festival is held in veneration of an immense 18 meter high statue of the Bhagwan (or Saint) Gomateshwara Bahubali. The anointing last took place in February 2006, and the next ceremony will occur in 2018”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A Jain Sadhu (2nd L) and devotees gather and pray at the feet of the monolithic statue of Jain sage Gomateswara during preparations for the Mahamastak Abhisheka ceremony February 7, 2006 in Shravanabelagola, India. The Mahamastak Abhisheka ceremony is held just once every twelve years where the statue will be bathed with milk, yogurt, saffron, gold coins and other religious items. The statue is said to be the world's largest monolith. The ceremony officially runs February 8-19. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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21 Jun 2011 12:27:00
The 100-metre (300-foot), sword-wielding statue of “The Motherland” is seen in the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev March 17, 2014. On a blustery day on the banks of the Dnieper, the statue of “The Motherland”, a Soviet hammer and sickle on her shield, towered overhead, a reminder of the common cause Ukrainians and Russians died for side by side in their millions in World War Two and which Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks Ukraine has betrayed by turning to “fascism” and the West. (Photo by Konstantin Grishin/Reuters)

The 100-metre (300-foot), sword-wielding statue of “The Motherland” is seen in the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev March 17, 2014. On a blustery day on the banks of the Dnieper, the statue of “The Motherland”, a Soviet hammer and sickle on her shield, towered overhead, a reminder of the common cause Ukrainians and Russians died for side by side in their millions in World War Two and which Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks Ukraine has betrayed by turning to “fascism” and the West. (Photo by Konstantin Grishin/Reuters)
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22 Mar 2014 13:47:00
Two men dressed as the Statue of Liberty look for tourists to pose with them for pictures in exchange for donations in New York's Times Square on January 20, 2015. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP Photo)

Two men dressed as the Statue of Liberty look for tourists to pose with them for pictures in exchange for donations in New York's Times Square on January 20, 2015. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP Photo)
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23 Jan 2015 12:26:00
Women in traditional costumes wait for a statue of the El Carmen Virgin to be carried into the sea during a procession in Malaga July 16, 2015. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

Women in traditional costumes wait for a statue of the El Carmen Virgin to be carried into the sea during a procession in Malaga July 16, 2015. Many seaside towns celebrate the annual feast of the El Carmen Virgin, who is worshipped as the patron saint of sailors. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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17 Jul 2015 13:31:00
A statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

A statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta, Malta April 5, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)
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06 Apr 2015 09:31:00
Worshippers of the Black Christ of Portobelo look at the statue during the annual celebratory pilgrimage in Portobelo, in the province of Colon October 21, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Worshippers of the Black Christ of Portobelo look at the statue during the annual celebratory pilgrimage in Portobelo, in the province of Colon October 21, 2015. Thousands of devotees gather at the Festival of the Black Christ every year to celebrate Christ's miracles. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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25 Oct 2015 08:00:00
Children with balloons play beside the statue of British comedy legend Eric Morecambe

Children with balloons play beside the statue of British comedy legend Eric Morecambe on January 16, 2012 in Morecambe, England. According to scientists January 16, 2012 was “Blue Monday”, the most depressing day of the year. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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22 Jan 2012 12:10:00