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Every summer, Spanish Mediterraneans celebrate the day of Sant Joan with screeching fireworks, demented devils, fire-breathing dragons and raging bonfires. Evil spirits are chased away by 'dimonis' - devils - and the public are allowed to join in with little respect for health and safety.
The origins of 'correfoc' - fire-running - date back to the 12th century. In Palma de Mallorca, as elsewhere in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, running with the devil eludes the attempts of the European Union to regulate its safety. It continues much as it always has.
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A collection of moments in Kathmandu. Nepalese going about their business, taking a break, participating in events...
Old woman taking part in the Hanuman Jayanti festival at the Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu on 4 April 2015. Religious ristes and events play a significant part in a Nepalese's life. Nepal is overwhelmingly Hindu with almost 85% followed by 9% Buddhist, 4% Muslim and 1.5% Christians.
A Nepalese family taking part in the Hanuman Jayanti festival at the Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu on 4 April 2015. Despite the adherence to the traditional ways the younger generation is increasingly influenced by external (western) culture.
Rickshaw driver in Kathmandu taking a rest from his job on 2 April 2015. With an unemployment rate of 46% people work long hours to earn enough their keep.
Homeless man resting at a small shrine in Kathmandu on 2 April 2015. Around 2.8 million people or close to one tenth of the population is living in slum in Nepal. With a growing population and growing urbanisation this number is destined to rise leaving more people living on the streets.
Rickshaw in Thamel, Kathmandu on 31 March 2015. The tourism industry blossoms creating jobs for upwards half a million people.
Old homeless woman staring at the pigeons at Durbar Square in Kathmandu on 12 March 2015. Nepal ranks 145th out of 187 countries on UNDP's Development Index from 2013 with 30% living on less than half a dollar per day. The subsistence economy is widespread, but poverty is visible everywhere.
Nepalese woman enjoying the morning sun in Kathmandu on 10 March 2015. As the traditional family structures change increasingly replaced by western style nuclear families the elderly people experience seclusion and isolation.
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A selection of images from the last two years in London, United Kingdom.