Look Again: The week’s most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from hunting dogs in England to children playing with old bike wheels in Dhaka, Bangladesh

By Salon Staff
January 1, 2017 12:30AM (UTC)
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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)

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


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


Ibi, Spain   Jaime Reina/Getty
Revellers dressed in mock military garb take part in the 'Enfarinats' battle


As we've previously reported on this site, Spain has a tradition of celebrating major holidays with food fights. To mark the 200-year-old festival of Els Enfarinats, the town of Ibi, Spain, stages a mock battle outside the town hall during which participants pound each other with firecrackers, flour, eggs and more. Money collected in fines by "Els Enfarinats," the men in military dress covered in flour, is donated to charity.


—Melanie McFarland, TV critic


Wiltshire, England    Matt Cardy/Getty
Riders and hunt supporters gather with their dogs for the traditional Boxing Day meet for the Avon Vale Hunt


Hello doggies! Who's a good dog! You are! Who's very good at finding foxes, killing them and then ripping them apart? Yes you are! You so are!


—Jeremy Binckes, cover editor


Dhaka, Bangladesh   Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
Children play with old bicycle tires at a rice-processing mill


In today's world of ubiquitous screens and digital distractions, children being entertained by discarded bicycle tires seems almost absurd. Yet this image from Bangladesh illustrates that the imagination is where play takes place. Have we all been deceived by pixels of light?


—Michael Hardy, director of optimization

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