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The Week In Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/13/2012 9:54 am

This week in culture, Indian Muslim Sufis participated in a pilgrimage, the work of Christian Dior was featured in France, and Palestinian farmers welcomed wheat season. Click on for more from the week.

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  • Babylon Festival Of Culture

    In this Monday, May 7, 2012 photo, visitors look at the paintings during the Babylon Festival of Culture in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad. Poetry has returned to the Triangle of Death. But dancing and singing are being left out of the celebration of culture in post-Saddam Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

  • Vesakha Festival

    A pelican swims past a floating decorative lantern and reflected lights put up for the Vesakha festival are reflected on the surface of a lake in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The festival which was marked on May 5 encompasses the birth, enlightenment and demise of Gautama Buddha. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

  • Project Bandaloop

    Damara Ganley, left, Rachael Lincoln, and Anje Lockhart, aerial dancers with Project Bandaloop, rehearse while suspended from ropes on the Old Post Office Pavilion in preparation for the Kennedy Center's street arts festival in Washington, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The festival will run May 6-12 and Project Bandaloop will perform May 11. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Ajmer Sharif

    An Indian Muslim Sufi devotee who is on a pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharif, a revered Muslim shrine in India's western state of Rajasthan, gazes at the photographer as he walks in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of the country annually travel to the shrine of Sufi Muslim saint Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, for the annual Urs festival observed to mark his death anniversary. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Claudio Sanchez, Coheed And Cambria

    Claudio Sanchez, frontman for the rock band Coheed and Cambria, plays a few bars with his face during his performance at the Beale Street Music Festival Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. The weather cooperated for a third straight day as crowds gathered to watch Franti and other acts like Bush, Herbie Hancock, and Wiz Khalifa. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Webber)

  • Kermit Ruffins

    Kermit Ruffins performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Paul McCartney

    Fans raise their arms during the free open-air concert given by former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney in Mexico City's main historic plaza, the Zocalo, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Thousands of fans packed the iconic square in the heart of Mexico City to see McCartney perform on the day Mexicans celebrate Mother's Day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mother's Day

    Flower vendors wait for customers during Mother's Day celebrations in Guatemala City, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Guatemalans celebrate Mother's Day on May 10. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

  • Tierpark Zoo

    A yet unnamed male Asian elephant baby (Elephas maximus) stands next to his mother Nova, left, at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin Thursday May 10, 2012. The baby was born Tuesday May 8. (AP Photo/dapd/Timur Emek)

  • Lagos, Nigeria

    A mother cares for her child in a boat near the waterfront slum of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

  • Christian Dior

    Mannequins in Christian Dior designs are seen at an exhibition at the childhood home of the designer in Granville, Normandy, France, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Going back to where it all began, a new exhibit in the childhood home of legendary designer Christian Dior in Normandy sheds new light on the house's huge contribution to the silver screen. The setting also provides rare insight into how a young Dior - a mama's boy who liked to spend time in the garden - became inspired by the Granville landscape and decided to dedicate his life to fashion. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • Police Unity Bike Tour

    Members of the Newark Fire Department hold a large United States flag at the end of a ceremony hosted by the city for the 16th annual Police Unity Bike Tour, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Newark, N.J. The officers are pedaling from Ground Zero in New York to Washington to raise awareness of and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer�'s Memorial and Museum. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Victory Day

    Belarusian children greet veterans during the parade celebrating Victory Day in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Belarus celebrates the allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 9. (AP Photo/Sergey Grits)

  • Exotic Farm

    Spokane resident, local businessman and exotic farm owner John Schreiner, 60, strolls through Manito Park in Spokane, Wash. with his dog, Gunther, 10 months, and his four-year-old Bactrian camel, Calypso. Schreiner brought Calypso to the park, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, to give a professional acquaintance a ride on the 1,600 pound camel. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)

  • Royal Plowing Ceremony

    A Cambodian Prince Norodom Chakravuth, third from right, holds plow handles as he takes part in an annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the start of rice-farming season. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

  • Wheat Harvest

    Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during harvest season, on a farm near the West Bank town of Jenin, early Tuesday, May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

  • Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate

    Riccardo Muti, left, conducts his orchestra during a concert offered by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate at the Vatican, Friday, May 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • House Of Lords

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Prince Philip in the House of Lords as she waits to read the Queen's Speech to lawmakers in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II said Wednesday that Britain's government plans to finally reform the centuries-old House of Lords and introduce direct elections for members. Announcing the government's new legislative program in an opulent pageant of pomp and politics, the queen said planned laws would introduce a smaller, mainly upper elected chamber.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

  • Water Tower

    A painter works on a graphic for a water tower on Okaloosa Island Thursday May 10, 2012 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The design is part of branding Northwest Florida as the Emerald Coast. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

  • 'The Purple Shall Govern'

    A piece of art titled "The Purple Shall Govern" by South African artist, Willem Boshoff, hangs on a wall at the opening of the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Art Gallery in Johannesburg, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The opening is being seen as part of the regeneration of the inner city. The art is dedicated to the names of people who were part of the country's struggles from apartheid to democracy. The title is derived from a protest when police forces sprayed demonstrators with purple liquid and teargas in the 1980's (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

  • 'Wrinkles Of The City'

    People walk in front of an installation by Cuban-American artist Jose Parla titled "Wrinkles of The City" as part of the 11th Havana Biennial contemporary art exhibition in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

  • 'He'

    A woman stops to look at the realistic sculpture of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by artists Alberto Lorente, Manolo Castro and Julio Lorente titled "He" that is on display at the Superior Institute of Arts for the upcoming 11th Havana Biennial contemporary art exhibition in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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