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    The September Basho
    Tokyo 13 - 27 Sep 200909.14.2009 CITY LIVE
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    The greatest Sumo wrestlers in both Japan and in the world come together in September at the Ryogoki Kokugikan Sumo Hall for the September Basho, one of the year's six Grand Tournaments. Sumo is one of the most popular sports in Japan, known for it's legend, ceremony and history. To an outsider, the sport of Sumo could seem like a battle for power or strength, but Sumo has over 70 different forms and manoeuvres and it is only when these are all mastered that a wrestler stands a chance at winnin...

  • Photo of London Tower Festival, London

    09.07.2009

    London Tower Festival
    London 10 - 20 Sep 2009

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    The annual Tower Festival takes place at the historic Tower of London along the banks of the River Thames and features dancing and music performances by prestigious musicians and companies. The festival is the perfect event to lay outside with good company and enjoy all of the art, music and culture. There are about 3,000 tickets available for eac...

  • Photo of White Night in Madrid, Madrid

    09.02.2009

    White Night in Madrid
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    White Night is an extravaganza of both the arts and cultural events which take place every September in Madrid. There are over 150 activities which make up the ten-hour event of Noche en Bianco, or the White Night. The city of Madrid is taken over by loud, live music, tons of lights, street theatre and more. Parks, galleries and museums remain o...

  • Photo of The Uitmarkt 29-30 August, 2009, Amsterdam

    08.17.2009

    The Uitmarkt 29-30 August, 2009
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    The Uitmarkt is the event of the year in Amsterdam, often even referred to as "the mother of all cultural activities in Amsterdam". It features over 400 previews across more than 34 outdoor and indoor stages at the Dam, Nieuwmarkt and Waterlooplein, making it a great event full of excitement and tons of variation. With everything from dance, the...

  • Photo of Estate Romana 1 August-20 September, 2009, Rome

    08.12.2009

    Estate Romana 1 August-20 September, 2009
    Rome, Italy

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    Rome's "Estate Romana" or Roman Summer combines a colorful mix of entertainment with jazz, classical and rock music, to film, sports theatre and fun. With more than 150 various events throughout the squares, parks and art galleries in the city, there is a little bit of something for everyone. Piazza del Campidoglio and the Villa Celimontana are...

  • Photo of Cape Town Fashion Week 13-16 August, 2009, Cape Town

    08.11.2009

    Cape Town Fashion Week 13-16 August, 2009
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Cape Town Fashion Week takes place each year in August and this year will be held from the 13-16 of August at the city's convention center. The fashion week is the largest event of fashion in all of Africa and sees many new creations and ideas every year. The event was launched in 2003 and has since grown into one of the premiere "new world" w...

  • Photo of Latinoamericando Expo 1-17 August, 2009, Milan

    07.31.2009

    Latinoamericando Expo 1-17 August, 2009
    Milan, Italy

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    The city of Milan hosts the spirit of Latin America and it's culture this summer with the Latinoamericando Expo. This unique cultural event creates a South American village while featuring international musical artists, visual and performing arts, crafts, literature, film and folklore from the region. The village is divided into diversely theme...

  • Photo of Zurich Street Parade 8 August, 2009, Zurich

    07.29.2009

    Zurich Street Parade 8 August, 2009
    Zurich, Switzerland

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    The Zurich Street Parade began in 1992, inspired by the Berlin Love Parade in Germany. Today, the parade has turned into an enormous event attracting thousands to the streets of Zurich every summer. The parade takes place on the 8th of August, reccuring annually. A mathematics student from Zurich is responsible for giving the city it's very own ...

  • Photo of Duckstein Festival 17-26 July, 2009, Hamburg

    07.23.2009

    Duckstein Festival 17-26 July, 2009
    Hamburg, Germany

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    Every July, Hamburg celebrates with it's annual Duckstein Festival. The festival offers ten days of fun and excitement along the city's historic watercourses, between Fleethof, Hotel Steigenberger, Bleichenfleet and the Stadthausbrucke Bridge. Their motto is all about "Art, Culture and Cusine", therefore expect tons of music, comedy, theatre a...

  • Photo of German-American Festival  26 July- 16 August, 2009, Berlin

    07.20.2009

    German-American Festival 26 July- 16 August, 2009
    Berlin, Germany

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    Each year in Berlin, the former Truman Plaza is transformed into an American Village for the annual German-American Festival of the People. This year, the festival will be focusing on Oregon and Washington and featuring plenty of delicious, all-American food and wonderful live music and bands. There will be many exhibits as well, such as the "US A...

  • Photo of Festa del Redentore 18-19 July, 2009, Venice

    07.15.2009

    Festa del Redentore 18-19 July, 2009
    Venice, Italy

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    An exciting summer event, the Festa del Redentore takes place in Venice in late July. The event began as a feast for giving thanks to the end of the plague in 1576, which killed over 50,000 people. The Festa del Redentore takes place for two days, on the third Saturday and Sunday in July, every year. This year, it will take place on the 18th and 19...

  • Photo of Beatles Day 10th July, 2009, Liverpool

    07.09.2009

    Beatles Day 10th July, 2009
    Liverpool, England

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    In celebration of The Beatles, there is a festival held every year in Liverpool, England. This July, be a part of the magic and fun by helping to raise money for various charities and enjoying the different events throughout the day. Nearly everyone wears a wig to the event, in an effort to look more like the Beatles themselves. There is live mus...

  • Photo of Prague Summer Shakespeare Festival , Prague

    07.01.2009

    Prague Summer Shakespeare Festival
    25 June- 10 September, 2009

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    The oldest and largest theatre festival in the Czech Republic, The Summer Shakespeare Festival hosts a series of various plays, ranging from comedies to tragedies. The festival will start on the 25th of June and finish early September. The performances, the costumes and the plays themselves are all incredible and immaculately well done. The city's ...

  • Photo of Red is Florence Color, Florence

    06.25.2009

    Red is Florence Color
    Calcio storico Fiorentino

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    Red is the colour this week in Florence with team Rossi winning the final of the calcio storico competition which took place yesterday in Piazza Santa Croce as part of the San Giovanni festivities. The holiday dedicated to Florence’s patron, St John, kicked off with a parade and mass at the Duomo, at which the city’s new mayor was also present....

  • Photo of Foire Saint-Germain June-July 2009, Paris

    06.18.2009

    Foire Saint-Germain June-July 2009
    Paris, France

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    One of the oldest fairs in Paris and in the world, The Foire Saint-Germain is a delightful street fair that has been held since Medieval times. Founded in 1176, the fair has become a large part of Paris' cultural and artistic life. During June and through to the 5th of July, it takes place at the Saint- Sulpice square and surrounding areas. They ha...

  • Photo of San Francisco Pride Parade June 27-28 2009, San Francisco

    06.17.2009

    San Francisco Pride Parade June 27-28 2009
    San Francisco, California

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    One of the most famous in the world, the San Francisco Pride Parade is held annually late June and usually along Market Street, all the way from Beale to 8th Street, in beautiful downtown San Francisco. You can watch the parade along Market Street, and there is even seating available on the UN Plaza, between 7th & 8th streets. So, what's to be seen...

  • Photo of Fete de la musique in Berlin 2009, Berlin

    06.10.2009

    Fete de la musique in Berlin 2009
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    As every year on the 21st of june the Fete de la Musique is taking over the streets of Berlin with musique from all kinds of different countries and genres. The festival welcomes the summer and celebrates with tons of talented musicians playing all kinds of different tunes. Both professional and amateur musicians will be playing. There will be DJ...

  • Photo of Palio di Siena 2009 July 2, August 16 , Siena

    06.04.2009

    Palio di Siena 2009 July 2, August 16
    Siena, Italy

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    The "Palio di Siena", known to the locals as "Il Palio", is a horse race held twice each year in Siena, Italy on the 2nd of July and again on the 16th of August. Ten horses and ten riders, dressed in their colors, represent the seventeen districts of the city. The seventeen are: Giraffa (Giraffe), Drago (Dragon), Bruco (Catepillar), Aquila (Eagle),...

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