07/20/2012 09:14 am ET

Summer Festivals 2012: The Most Striking Images From Around The Globe (SLIDESHOW)

The summer always sees an influx of festivals around the world -- whether they be filled with art, music, plants, or bulls -- and the photographs that emerge are colorful, strange and intriguing. Now that we're comfortably in mid-summer territory, we're marking the occasion with a slideshow of some of the most beautiful photographs from global summer festivals. From the 15th Annual Mud Festival in South Korea to the Underwater Music Festival in Florida, we've got it all right here.

Global Summer Festivals