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One of the oldest forms of storytelling is that of re-enactment, donning the costumes of the story's subjects, miming their actions, performing a narrative before a live audience. Whether organized by history enthusiasts, government offices, religious groups, or just for fun, military battles and religious events are the most popular subjects for re-enactment. Collected here are recent performances from around the world, covering a few events from the past 2,000 years. [36 photos]

Actors wearing military uniforms of the Hungarian and Austrian Hapsburg dynasty reenact the first stage of the 1849 Battle of Isaszeg, Hungary, on April 6, 2013 during the Isaszeg Historical Days event. The battle was part of the Spring Campaign of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 between the Austrian Empire and the Hungarian Revolutionary Army. (Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images)     

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Another year has come and gone and with it hundreds of thousands of images have recorded the world's evolving history; moments in individual lives; the weather and it's affects on the planet; acts of humanity and tragedies brought by man and by nature. The following is a compilation - not meant to be comprehensive in any way - of images from the first 4 months of 2012. Parts II and III to follow this week. -- Paula Nelson ( 64 photos total)
Fireworks light up the skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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FIERY MATCH
FIERY MATCH: A Panathinaikos fan threw a flare at police during a soccer game against Olympiakos in Athens Monday. The game was abandoned because of escalating violence against police. Nine officers were injured. Away fans weren’t permitted to attend due to restrictions that sought to curb violence. (Zuma Press)

PROTESTING
PROTESTING: Monks protested in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday. In Geneva, Sri Lankans have been protesting outside the United Nations over international efforts to hold their nation accountable for alleged abuses during the government’s war with Tamil Tigers that ended in 2009. (S. Kodikara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

WALL OF SMOKE
WALL OF SMOKE: A wall of smoke rose from a wildfire Sunday, forcing authorities to temporarily close a section of U.S. Highway 34, east of Yuma, Ariz. Evacuated residents of Eckley, Colo., and surrounding areas were allowed to return home after firefighters contained most of the fire. (Tony Rayle/the Yuma Sun/Associated Press)

PEACEFUL RULE
PEACEFUL RULE: The body of Pope Shenouda, the head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, was viewed by Christians inside Abbasiya Cathedral in Cairo Monday. Pope Shenouda died Saturday at the age of 88. Tens of thousands of Christians lined up to pay their final respects. (Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto Agency)

TRADITIONAL SPORT
TRADITIONAL SPORT: Men participated in the traditional sport Buzkashi, in which they vie for the carcass or skin of an animal, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Monday. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

JUMP
JUMP: A supporter of former President Mohamed Nasheed threw a bottle toward police during a protest against new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan in Male, Maldives, Monday. Mr. Hassan opened parliament weeks after he took office in what his predecessor has called a coup. (Sinan Hussain/Associated Press)

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Yurian Quintanas Nobel

Grabarka: Transfiguration Day

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Every year on the 19th of August, thousands of Orthodox Catholics moved by faith flock to the holy mountain of Grabarka in Poland to celebrate the Transfiguration. Many of them go by foot or on their knees, many carry the traditional orthodox cross for many miles as a sacrifice to God. On their arrival the pilgrims place their crosses into the ground and start to pray. They continue their prayers throughout the entire night, hoping to achieve health for themselves and their kin, and salvation for their dead ancestors.

The Holy Mount of Grabarka, also known as ‘The mountain of the 6000 crosses,’ is the largest center of worship for the Orthodox community in Poland. The story goes that in the 18th century, a man suffering from cholera had a dream, put a cross on top of the mountain and miraculously healed. From that day people have carried crosses to the sanctuary, and year after year the mountain has been filled with thousands of pilgrims. Grabarka is a place full of mysticism and spirituality; a sacred place that serves its devotees as a link between the world of the living and the dead.

The concept of death as an end or a transition, the idea of immortality and the belief in an afterlife, appear in one form or another in practically all societies and moments of history. Death is a daily fact, implicit to life and one of the only certainties of humanity. However, the idea of death remains remote and elusive to the majority of people; just the mention of it is considered taboo. It is basically conceived as a personal failure, causing its presence to fill us with fear. We feel pain and suffering because we don’t know how to deal with it, and aren’t prepared to accept its imminence. There arrives religion- the myths, and the different beliefs which generate hope in the human being when facing this great mystery of life: death.

 

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Yurian Quintanas Nobel was born in Amsterdam in 1983, but has lived all his life in Banyoles (Spain). He studied photography in 2007 at IDEP SCHOOL, Barcelona. Yurian has worked on his own projects, which are still in their formative stages. Gradually he is becoming more interested in stories away from the daily news and more related to his own life experience. Over the past four years, Yurian has won several prizes and was awarded scholarships to “XIII International photojournalism meeting of Gijon” and the Magnum Photo Workshop scholarship with Chien-Chi Chang.

 

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Boston conducted its 32nd census of the city’s homeless population earlier this week. A report to the United Nations in 2005 stated there were an estimated 100 million homeless people in the world, and an additional 1.6 billion living without adequate housing. Here are some images of homelessness across the globe, collected from wire images this year. -- Lloyd Young (31 photos total)
John Filliger who has been homeless for the past five years, lies wrapped in bedding on Washington Street in the heart of the Downtown Crossing area of Boston Dec. 12. Filliger, who was offered a bed in a shelter for the evening, stayed on the street for the night and was counted in the annual homeless census. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

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