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Seven fascinating global events you may have missed

Published 02/12/2013 | 13:41

Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013
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.

1. Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City

Participants dance under a a rainbow flag
Participants dance under a a rainbow flag
A participant dances during the sixth Delhi Queer Pride parade
Delhi Queer Pride parade promotes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi
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

Nirmala, center, is crowned Miss Wheelchair India beauty at the final of the contest in Mumbai, India
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
Competitors speak to each other as they wait to get their makeup done backstage, during Miss Wheelchair India
A competitor pulls her wheelchair as she gets her makeup done backstage during Miss Wheelchair India
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 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 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
A woman holds up a sign that reads, "Enough, women have the right to a life in harmony", during a march in Duarte Park
Women participate 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

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.

4. Elimination of Violence against women

People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin
People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin
A Ferris wheel is pictured at a Christmas market in Berlin
General view of the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt
General view of the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt
People visit the illuminated Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin

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

Tallyta Torres and Ekaterina Malykhina of Brazil perform during the doubles category at the Miss Pole Dance South American 2013
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
Renzo Escudero Zerga of Peru performs in the men's category at the Miss Pole Dance South America competition in Buenos Aires
Polet Nunez Cuevas and Munira Hasen of Chile perform in the couples category 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

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

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
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
Alexei Zhivayev and Yevgeny Lisitsa hold Olympic torches during the Olympic torch relay in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Russian alpinist Vladimir Gunko stands at the top of the rock named "The First Stolb" (the First Pillar) at the Stolby national nature reserve during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk
Natalia Usacheva, ice cold water swimmer, exits the Tatyshev Channel of the Yenisei River with an Olympic torch during the Olympic torch relay in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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

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

 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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