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Seven fascinating global events you may have missed

Louise Kelly

Published 02/12/2013 | 13:41

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Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013 competition in Buenos Aires November 25, 2013. Picture taken November 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Enrique  Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013

Of all the headlines that have hit the stands and screens last week, here are a few that might have escaped your attention.

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1. Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City

Participants dance under a a rainbow flag as they attend the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi November 24, 2013. Hundreds of participants on Saturday took part in a parade demanding freedom and safety of their community, according to a media release. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Participants dance under a a rainbow flag
A participant dances during the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi November 24, 2013. Hundreds of participants on Saturday took part in a parade demanding freedom and safety of their community, according to a media release. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
A participant dances during the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade
Participants attend the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi November 24, 2013. Hundreds of participants on Saturday took part in a parade demanding freedom and safety of their community, according to a media release. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) TEMPLATE OUT
Participants attend the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights

The streets of Mexico City were filled with thousands dressed as frightening and ghoulish zombies as part of the city's seventh annual Zombie Walk.

2.   Delhi Queer Pride parade

In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 photo, Nirmala, center, is crowned Miss Wheelchair India beauty at the final of the contest in Mumbai, India. Fifteen disabled contestants took part in the event. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Nirmala, center, is crowned Miss Wheelchair India beauty at the final of the contest in Mumbai, India
A competitor has her makeup done backstage during Miss Wheelchair India, the country's first wheelchair beauty pageant, in Mumbai November 24, 2013. A total of 16 women from all across the India participated in the contest. The organisers hope the pageant will open doors for differently-abled women in the fields of modeling, film, and television.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
A competitor has her makeup done backstage during Miss Wheelchair India, the country's first wheelchair beauty pageant
Nirmala Kelwani (C), 43, smiles after winning Miss Wheelchair India, the country's first wheelchair beauty pageant, in Mumbai November 24, 2013. A total of 16 women from all across the India participated in the contest. The organisers hope the pageant will open doors for differently-abled women in the fields of modeling, film, and television.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
Nirmala Kelwani (C), 43, smiles after winning Miss Wheelchair India, the country's first wheelchair beauty pageant, in Mumbai

Hundreds of participants attended the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi. They demanded freedom and safety of their community.

3. Miss Wheelchair India

A total of 16 women from all across the India participated in the contest. The organisers hope the pageant will open doors for differently-abled women in the fields of modeling, film, and television.

A member of the transsexual community takes part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City, November 25, 2013. Organisers said around 696 women were killed in Guatemala so far in the year 2013 as a consequence of discrimination against women.
REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
A member of the transsexual community takes part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City
A woman participates in a march in Duarte Park to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Santo Domingo November 25, 2013. According to UN Women, Dominican Republic is among the countries with the highest rate of femicide in the world.       REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas    (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A woman participates in a march in Duarte Park to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Santo Domingo
Women act out a crucifixion, portraying violence against women, during a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City, November 25, 2013. Organisers said around 696 women were killed in Guatemala so far in the year 2013 as a consequence of discrimination against women.     REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
Women act out a crucifixion, portraying violence against women, during a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City

4. Elimination of Violence against women

The transsexual community took part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City last week. Organisers said around 696 women were killed in Guatemala so far this year as a consequence of discrimination against women.

5. Christmas markets Berlin

People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY RELIGION)
People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin
A Ferris wheel is pictured at a Christmas market in Berlin, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
A Ferris wheel is pictured at a Christmas market in Berlin
People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY RELIGION)
People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin

The beautiful illuminated Christmas markets at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin and in Frankfurt opened to the public. Germany attracts tourists from all over the world every year to these markets.

6. Miss Pole Dance South America 2013

Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013 competition in Buenos Aires November 25, 2013. Picture taken November 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Enrique  Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013
Paola Kely Ramos Alvarez of Colombia performs at the Miss Pole Dance South America competition in Buenos Aires November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Paola Kely Ramos Alvarez of Colombia performs at the Miss Pole Dance South America competition in Buenos Aires
Ekaterina Malykhina and Tallyta Torres of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013 competition in Buenos Aires November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
Ekaterina Malykhina and Tallyta Torres of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013 competition in Buenos Aires

Competitors battled it out to become the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 and Pole Dance Argentina 2013 competitions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

7. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay

Natalia Usachyova carries the Olympic torch as she leads a group of members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, November 26, 2013. 30 members of winter swimming clubs took part in the relay, with the water temperature at about 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) and the air temperature at about minus 8 degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit). REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Natalia Usachyova carries the Olympic torch as she leads a group of members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
In this photo provided by  Olympictorch2014.com torch bearers Alexei Zhivayev and Yevgeny Lisitsa hold Olympic torches during the Olympic torch relay in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The 65,000-kilometer (39,000 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)
Alexei Zhivayev and Yevgeny Lisitsa hold Olympic torches during the Olympic torch relay in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia
In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com torch bearer Nikolai Petshak, ice cold water swimming champion, swims with an Olympic torch during the Olympic torch relay along the Tatyshev Channel of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The 65,000-kilometer (39,000 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)
Nikolai Petshak, ice cold water swimming champion, swims with an Olympic torch during the Olympic torch relay along the Tatyshev Channel of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

 The 65,000-kilometer (39,000 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on October 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space.

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