Asuncion, Paraguay, January 1: A dancer, wearing a traditional dress, waits to perform during Paraguay's bicentennial celebrations. Paraguay will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain on May 14.
[Jember, August 8. A dancer performs during Jember fashion carnival in Jember, East Java, Indonesia. The annual event to showcase creations by local fashion designers was held with theme of world treasure. Image via AP]