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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
A woman dressed for la “La Diablada” festival, walks down a road in Pillaro, Ecuador, Friday, January 6, 2017. Local legend holds that anyone who adopts a costume for the celebration and wears it at the event six years in a row will have good luckDolores Ochoa

A woman dressed for la “La Diablada” festival, walks down a road in Pillaro, Ecuador, Friday, January 6, 2017. Local legend holds that anyone who adopts a costume for the celebration and wears it at the event six years in a row will have good luck. (Photo by Dolores Ochoa/AP Photo)
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08 Jan 2017 11:57:00
Spa in Slumbarave’s Hotel Metropolis, Shangri-La, Glastonbury, 2009. (Photo by Barry Lewis/The Guardian)

Award-winning photographer Barry Lewis has been picturing the weird and wonderful late-night Glastonbury experience for more than a decade. Shangri-La is a festival of contemporary performing arts held each year at Glastonbury festival, and Barry Lewis has documented its denizens. Here: Spa in Slumbarave’s Hotel Metropolis, Shangri-La, Glastonbury, 2009. (Photo by Barry Lewis/The Guardian)
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20 Jun 2017 07:08:00
Dancers take part in “La Vijanera”, a winter masquerade at the beginning of carnival season in Europe, in Silio, northern Spain, January 8, 2017. (Photo by Vincent West/Reuters)

Dancers take part in “La Vijanera”, a winter masquerade at the beginning of carnival season in Europe, in Silio, northern Spain, January 8, 2017. (Photo by Vincent West/Reuters)
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09 Jan 2017 12:10:00
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
Chinese tourists make a toast with canned drinks and fried chicken pieces during an event organized by a Chinese company at a park in Incheon, South Korea, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

Chinese tourists make a toast with canned drinks and fried chicken pieces during an event organized by a Chinese company at a park in Incheon, South Korea, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
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29 Mar 2016 11:43:00


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