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Serge Huguenin of the Blondeau foundry takes the newly melted bell out of the mould in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland January 21, 2016. At this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, no matter how elaborate the opening ceremony or how sophisticated the live broadcasts, the final lap of athletics races will be announced the traditional way by ringing an old-fashioned bell. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

Serge Huguenin of the Blondeau foundry takes the newly melted bell out of the mould in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland January 21, 2016. At this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, no matter how elaborate the opening ceremony or how sophisticated the live broadcasts, the final lap of athletics races will be announced the traditional way by ringing an old-fashioned bell. Omega, the official timekeeper of the event, has ordered 21 bells, forged almost entirely by hand by Blondeau's Bell Foundry in the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Each last-lap bell is branded with the RIO 2016 logo and circled with the words “2016 GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD”. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
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02 Feb 2016 13:51:00


The Last Bell (we mean the bell that informs the pupils about the beginning or the ending of the lessons) is the traditional feast of the Russian pupils who leave the school. The Last School Bell feast occurs in the end of May, when the school year has already finished, but the final examinations have not begun yet. (Read more...)
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02 Jun 2011 13:39:00
The Last School Bell Day in Luhansk 2010

The Last Bell (we mean the bell that informs the pupils about the beginning or the ending of the lessons) is the traditional feast of the Russian pupils who leave the school. The Last School Bell feast occurs in the end of May, when the school year has already finished, but the final examinations have not begun yet. Luhansk (also known as Lugansk – a city in southeastern Ukraine), 2010. (Photo by [email protected]'s bloG)
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16 Apr 2012 11:28:00


Santa Claus helps close out the "100 Year Anniversary of the 1911" by playing one chorus of "Jingle Bells" with the Colt 1911 Series 80 Government model. Ammo is .45 ACP Winchester 230 gr FMJ, approximately 98 rounds.
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11 Oct 2014 11:18:00
A runner tries to get the attention of a bull, named Santon, during the “Toro de Cuerda” (Bull on Rope) festival at Plaza de Espana square in Grazalema, southern Spain, July 18, 2016. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

A runner tries to get the attention of a bull, named Santon, during the “Toro de Cuerda” (Bull on Rope) festival at Plaza de Espana square in Grazalema, southern Spain, July 18, 2016. Three bulls restrained by a rope are allowed to run through the streets of the village during the annual festival. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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19 Jul 2016 12:53:00
Myouchin Munehisa, 44, as he finishes Hibashi iron bells made of iron on a production line at Myochin Honpo shop on April 25, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Myouchin Munehisa, 44, as he finishes Hibashi iron bells made of iron on a production line at Myochin Honpo shop on April 25, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. Myochin family's iron business, started in the Heian period (794-1185) of Japan as an armor and helmet maker, shifted as the needs of people changed in the course of history. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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27 Apr 2014 06:29:00
Cycling jerseys, part of a collection belonging to French cycling fan Gerald, hang from a line during the 4th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium to Cambrai in France, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

Cycling jerseys, part of a collection belonging to French cycling fan Gerald, hang from a line during the 4th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium to Cambrai in France, July 7, 2015. Photographing the Tour de France cycling race comes with highs and lows: the buzz from capturing just the right image, the tedium of long journeys, the painstaking set-up of equipment, the breath-taking scenery. Reuters photographers have worked not only to capture the thrills and spills on the roads and mountain passes. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
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25 Jul 2015 12:42:00
View of Evolutions installation by artist Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights (Fetes des Lumieres) in Central Lyon, France, late December 7, 2016. (Photo by Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters)

View of Evolutions installation by artist Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights (Fetes des Lumieres) in Central Lyon, France, late December 7, 2016. (Photo by Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters)
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09 Dec 2016 11:26:00