She was discovered playing a Shakespearean Cleopatra and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch. But Helen Mirren's range extends far beyond regal roles: as the breakout star of Northern Ireland drama "Cal" and the spellbinding heroine of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a traditional English Christmas carol of unknown origin that is believed to date from the 16th century. It was sung by children in Victorian times as they went about performing carols door to door on Christmas Eve, hoping for sweet rewards.
Fish lovers and visitors from Lagos and other parts of Nigeria came down to have a good time and enjoy the best of fishes gotten by Lagos Fishermen at the Lagos Seafood Festival which took place recently. The festival marks the end of a fruitful year and ushers in a new one and GuardianTV was on the ground to cover one of the most anticipated events in the city of Lagos.
Dozens of exuberant villagers scoop up handfuls of cow dung this week for the Gorehabba festival, a local conclusion to India's most important festival, Diwali. The festival is unique to a village where locals believe their god -- Beereshwara Swamy -- was born in cow excrement. Some Hindus believe cows and everything they produce is sacred and purifying.
Delivery workers rush to sort out packages and deliver to Chinese households ahead of the annual “Single's Day” online shopping festival. The event occurs on November 11, and is considered the world's biggest shopping day and a bellwether of consumer sentiment in the world's second-largest economy.