Children wearing bear skins take a rest from dancing in the streets of Comanesti, Romania, on December 30, 2016 during a parade to drive away evil spirits of the past year. From Christmas Eve until after New Year, Romanians bring to life the various rituals, which often include costumes and masks evoking animals, such as bears, horses or goats. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images) (Afp/getty Images)

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from bear costumes in Romania to a warm dive in the Mediterranean


Salon Staff
December 31, 2016 1:30AM (UTC)
Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.

 

Marseille, France   Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
A man dives in the Mediterranean sea

“Sea”

It's easy to take advice about next year exercising and all when you can enjoy a swim in the warm freaking Mediterranean Sea.

—Jeremy Binckes, cover editor

 

Comanesti, Romania  Daniel Mihailescu/Getty
Children wearing bear skins take a rest from dancing

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“Romania”

Rings are put in noses of bears so that they can be made to dance and fight for the entertainment of humans. It is we who are the true monsters and brutes and demons and wild things, not them.

—Chauncey DeVega, politics writer

 

London, England    Dan Kitwood/Getty
Darts fans arrive at Alexandra Palace in fancy dress ahead of the quarter finals of the 2016 William Hill World Darts Championship

“darts”

Alexandra Palace has featured historic concerts and exhibitions going back to the 1870s. Now we can add an international dart tournament to the history books

—Taylor Link, writer


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