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A Judas is carried through the streets. The crowd pretends to kick and beat the Judases to show scorn. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained “Judases” through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua. Photo: A Judas is carried through the streets. The crowd pretends to kick and beat the Judases to show scorn. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)
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22 Apr 2014 07:51:00
A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP Photo)

A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016. Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned while one girl was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia's Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP Photo)
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18 Oct 2016 12:15:00
An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31, 2015. An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. (Photo by Reuters/Pajhwok News Agency)

An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31, 2015. An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. (Photo by Reuters/Pajhwok News Agency)
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16 Sep 2015 13:40:00
This is the moment a dog who had his legs cut off as a punishment, is able to walk again thanks to prosthetic limbs, and being rescued by John and Gill Dalley, a couple who moved to Phuket, Thailand, from Leeds to set up the Soi Dog Foundation, August 1, 2016. (Photo by Caters News Agency)

This is the moment a dog who had his legs cut off as a punishment, is able to walk again thanks to prosthetic limbs, and being rescued by John and Gill Dalley, a couple who moved to Phuket, Thailand, from Leeds to set up the Soi Dog Foundation, August 1, 2016. (Photo by Caters News Agency)
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18 Aug 2016 11:27:00
A U.S. soccer fan pretends that Uruguay's soccer striker Luis Suarez is biting him as he takes a selfie next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez near Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. FIFA banned Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)

A U.S. soccer fan pretends that Uruguay's soccer striker Luis Suarez is biting him as he takes a selfie next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez near Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. FIFA banned Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)
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28 Jun 2014 13:52:00
A sharia executor, know as algojo, during a public caning punishment in Jantho, Aceh Besar Regency, Indonesia, 17 November 2017. Ten people were sentenced to public caning for adultery in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia which implements sharia law. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA/EFE)

A sharia executor, know as algojo, during a public caning punishment in Jantho, Aceh Besar Regency, Indonesia, 17 November 2017. Ten people were sentenced to public caning for adultery in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia which implements sharia law. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA/EFE)
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18 Nov 2017 04:16:00
A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus parade in Kaprun, Austria on December 5, 2017. Krampus is a mythical creature that, according to legend, accompanies Saint Nicholas during the festive season. Instead of giving gifts to good children, he punishes the bad ones. (Photo by APA-PictureDesk GmbH/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus parade in Kaprun, Austria on December 5, 2017. Krampus is a mythical creature that, according to legend, accompanies Saint Nicholas during the festive season. Instead of giving gifts to good children, he punishes the bad ones. (Photo by APA-PictureDesk GmbH/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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09 Dec 2017 02:20:00
People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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21 Jan 2015 13:42:00