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Fun is alive. Take that COVID-19!

By Rediff Get Ahead
August 06, 2020 18:24 IST
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The good times are back -- in a measured way -- in fun spots across the globe.

IMAGE: Japanese ballet dancer Junna Ige, who is a member of the classic dance company Ballet de Monterrey, performs a private show in front of an apartment building in San Pedro Garza Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, June 19, 2020. Photograph: Daniel Becerril/Reuters

IMAGE: Visitors arrive at Disneyland Paris, after the theme park reopened its doors to the public, in Marne-la-Vallee, July 15, 2020. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

IMAGE: Paragliding is the perfect social-distancing sport! Folks take off paragliding from the summit of Wallberg mountain, overlooking Tegernsee lake, Bavaria, southern Germany, July 25, 2020. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

IMAGE: Actors, in protective masks, rehearse This Valley of Death is Not My Country at the Bidhan Auditorium, Kolkata, July 19, 2020. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

IMAGE: Socially-distanced music fans watch a performance by the Canadian rock band, Monster Truck -- who reached special levels of popularity with their song Sweet Mountain River in 2013 -- at a drive-in concert held in a parking lot on Toronto's waterfront, July 17, 2020. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Reuters

IMAGE: Quirky but safe accommodation! Guests pose inside a tear drop-shaped tent, hanging from a tree, created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, July 7, 2020. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

IMAGE: San Francisco rock band Third Eye Blind, of Semi-Charmed Life fame, entertain during the the Concerts in Your Car series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, California, July 25, 2020. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

IMAGE: Mayu adjusts geisha Koiku's kimono, before beginning work at a party being hosted at a fancy restaurant, Tokyo, Japan, June 23, 2020. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

IMAGE: A worker waits for customers at a fun fair booth at Sunway Lagoon, as theme parks reopen in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, July 4, 2020. Photograph: Lim Huey Teng/Reuters

IMAGE: Movie night in a pool in Jounieh, Lebanon, July 10, 2020. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

IMAGE: A solitary swim at the Vicente del Bosque swimming pool after pools reopened in Madrid, July 1, 2020. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

IMAGE: Medical workers watch ballet at a hospital in Monterrey, Mexico, May 15, 2020. Photograph: Daniel Becerril/Reuters

IMAGE: Business as usual. Sort of. A June 26, 2020 snapshot from the Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi, which was once the scene of much more hectic activity during the February 2019 Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

IMAGE: Tokyo Disneyland, after months of closure, opens its doors, July 1, 2020. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

IMAGE: Cheers! At a Copacabana beach bar, Rio de Janeiro, July 20, 2020. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

IMAGE: Bear to humans: 'Don't I get a mask too?' Madrid Zoo sees a few visitors after more than three months of lockdown, June 23, 2020. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

IMAGE: Two orders tandoori coming up. Inside the kitchen of JW Marriott hotel, Kolkata, July 15, 2020. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

IMAGE: Very few takers. Cinemas reopen in Shanghai, July 20, 2020. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

IMAGE: Andrew Kolb reads to his son James, 5, in their frontyard tent, in Washington, DC, April 2, 2020. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

IMAGE: A Mickey Mouse mask is a good way to usher in some fun, Urayasu, east of Tokyo, July 1, 2020. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

IMAGE: White House guests watch a fireworks display from the south lawn as they celebrate July 4, 2020, Washington, DC. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

IMAGE: The British Grand Prix is back. Scenes from the Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, July 30, 2020. McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr wears a protective face mask as he walks around the track with team members ahead of the Formula One spectacle. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

IMAGE: Ringside seats. Free. Folks take in a performance of the New Orleans School of Ballet, in collaboration with the Magnolia Dance & Company, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in celebration of Juneteenth 2020, a holiday that marks the end of American slavery in 1865. Photograph: Kathleen Flynn/Reuters

IMAGE: Top hat, tails and a mask. Horse trainer Andrew Balding at the Derby Festival, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom, United Kingdom, July 4, 2020, as racing resumed behind closed doors. Photograph: David Davies/Pool/Reuters

IMAGE: Bottoms up. Tourists prefer open-air seating at a bar, in Barcelona, July 17, 2020. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters



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