UK & World

IN PICTURES: Grebeg Sudiro festival

February 4 2019

Barongsai dancers perform during Grebeg Sudiro festival infront of Tien Kok Sie temple . Grebeg Sudiro festival is held as a prelude to the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 5th this year, welcoming the Year of the Pig. People bring offerings known as gunungan, including Chinese sweetcakes piled up into the shape of mountains, which are paraded in the streets followed by Chinese and Javanese performers

UK & World

IN PICTURES: Polar vortex grips America

January 31 2019

The deep freeze gripping much of the US has been blamed on a polar vortex.Temperatures have plunged to as low as -30C in Chicago, which is colder than some parts of Antarctica.