7 May 2016

These beasts are beauties: India holds bovine beauty pageant

A pair of bulls wait for their turn to walk the ramp during a bovine beauty pageant in Rohtak, India, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp in the bovine beauty pageant aimed at promoting domestic cattle breeds and raising awareness about animal health.
Even beasts can be beautiful.

Hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp in a north Indian town Saturday in a bovine beauty pageant aimed at promoting domestic cattle breeds and raising awareness about animal health.
As farmers led their animals, the panel of experts judged the beasts for their size and overall looks, the length of their horns and, for the cows, their milk-yielding capacities.

Philippine campaign ends in panic as Trump-like mayor leads

The campaign sortie of Presidential candidate Vice-president Jejomar Binay and Congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is running for senator in Monday's national elections, passes thru narrow streets in Navotas north of Manila, Philippines Friday, May 6, 2016. Binay is running fourth in the latest poll survey while Pacquiao is in the top five of the possible senators. The country will hold a national election on Monday to succeed President Benigno Aquino III with tough-talking Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading among five presidential candidates in most surveys.
A bruising presidential campaign was drawing to a close in the Philippines on Saturday, with a last-minute attempt by the president to unify candidates against a front-running mayor perceived as a threat to democracy virtually collapsing.
After crisscrossing the archipelago nation for three months, five presidential candidates led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will converge in the vote-rich capital Manila for their final rallies ahead of Monday's vote.