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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Wildlife Crimes (47 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
31 Oct 2012

This is just one of 16 tigers cubs seized on Friday (26 Oct) after a botched effort to smuggle the tiger cubs across the border from Thailand in Laos. A veterinary team from the wildlife forensic unit are taking blood samples to trace the DNA. Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (46 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
26 Oct 2012

Elephants are not the only commodity being traded. This year has also seen a rise in the illegal sale of rhinos and tigers. This is just one of 16 tigers cubs seized on Friday (26 Oct).

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (24 of 47)
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
By James Morgan
23 Oct 2012

A tiger chained at Thailand's notorious 'tiger temple'. Originally tigers orphaned through poaching were taken into sanctuary at the 'temple'. Although now the temple faces allegations that it pursues illegal tactics to get more tigers and generates vast profits from tourism. Kanchanaburi province, Thailand.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (26 of 47)
Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, Thailand
By James Morgan
23 Oct 2012

Since the start of the 20th century we have lost 95% of our wild tigers. There are now significantly more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. This Indochinese tiger is in captivity at the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple in Thailand.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON