Street Performers Around the World

You've seen them: fire walkers, gold fixtures and levitators. From California to India, street performers make their living entertaining tourists and locals. Take a closer look at these modern marvels

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Lantern-Lit Street

Lantern-Lit Street

Elaborate decoration seen along the street in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebration in Singapore's Chinatown neighborhood. 960 1280

REUTERS/May Naji  

Dancing with Dragons

Dancing with Dragons

Divers perform a dragon dance during an event to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at an aquarium in Beijing. The Lunar New Year begins on January 28th this year and marks the start of the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac. 960 1280

REUTERS/China Daily  

Festive Park

Festive Park

A girl holding red lanterns used for decoration runs in a park ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Beijing. 960 1280

REUTERS/Jaso  

Celebratory Parade

Celebratory Parade

Members of a dragon team perform during the Chinese New Year festival and parade in San Francisco. The city's Chinese New Year parade is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators. 960 1280

Roberto Gerometta, Getty Images  

Paying Respects

Paying Respects

People offer prayers to the deities during a midnight ceremony in Chinatown at the Chua Thien Hau Temple in L.A. Every year in the Chinese lunar calendar is associated with an animal, and positive characteristics associated with that animal are believed to be bestowed upon people born in that year. 960 1280

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Cultural Perfomances

Cultural Perfomances

Chinese ethnic dancers react backstage as they watch a performance during the Chinese New Year in Bangkok. 960 1280

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Honoring Tradition

Honoring Tradition

People place gifts and money in the mouth of a dancing dragon during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in N.Y.C. 960 1280

Chris McGrath, Getty Images  

For All Ages

For All Ages

Gearing up. Chinese girls practice before a performance during Chinese New Year celebrations in the Chinatown neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

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Never a Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment

Show time! A crowd watches a lion dance performance during Chinese New Year celebrations in N.Y.C.'s Chinatown district. 960 1280

Reuters  

International Celebrations

International Celebrations

Participants perform a dragon dance during a Chinese New Year celebration in Vina del Mar, Chile, about 75 miles northwest of the capital city of Santiago. 960 1280

Reuters  

Dyess, Arkansas

Dyess, Arkansas

When Cash was young, his family moved to Dyess, Arklansas, where they lived in a five-room house and farmed on over 20 acres of land. Johnny spent the bulk of the next 15 years working in the fields alongside his parents, brothers and sisters. Located at 4791 CR 924, Dyess, AR 72330. 960 1280

  

Landsberg, Germany

Landsberg, Germany

In 1950, after graduating high school and working briefly sweeping floors at an auto plant, Johnny joined the Air Force. For the bulk of his four years of service, he was stationed in Landsberg, Germany. 960 1280

Manfred Angermayr  

Grand Ole Opry House

Grand Ole Opry House

Johnny met his future wife, June Carter, in the 1950s, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium while both were part of the Opry cast. After divorcing their respective spouses, Johnny proposed to June during a live performance in London, Ontario, 13 years after first meeting. 960 1280

Joe Shlabotnik, flickr  

Nashville

Nashville

Country singer/songwriter Johnny Cash reclines on a couch while playing acoustic guitar in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1960. 960 1280

Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images  

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Johnny poses for a picture in front of the lake house he purchased with his second wife, June Carter, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. 960 1280

ABC Photo Archives  

Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

From June 1969 to March 1971, Johnny filmed 58 episodes of The Johnny Cash Show, a TV variety series featuring contemporary music that was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. 960 1280

Dave Newman  

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

A look at the Cinnamon Hill Great House in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that was purchased by Johnny Cash and June Carter in the 1970s. It was at this very house that Johnny and his guests were robbed and threatened before giving up $50,000 cash and jewelry among other valuables. 960 1280

  

Kansas State Prison

Kansas State Prison

Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, are seen leaving the front gate of Kansas State Prison in 1968. Although Johnny had his troubles, he was not here to serve time but to perform for the inmates, something he frequently enjoyed. 960 1280

Hulton Archive  

Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame

In 1980, Cash was accepted as the youngest member of the Country Music Association Hall of Fame. Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 960 1280

Tim Hursley  

Johnny's Star

Johnny's Star

Johnny Cash's star located at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard in California. Cash, a winner of 17 Grammy awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, was known as a pioneer of rockabilly and rock 'n' roll. 960 1280

Brian Holsclaw, flickr  

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

Johnny was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The JC Unit One, Cash's tour bus from 1980 to 2003, was put on display in the Hall in 2007. 960 1280

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame  

Johnny Cash Museum

Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum is located at 119 3rd Ave. South in Nashville, Tennessee. The museum’s store, an 850-square-foot retail space, is open daily and offers autographed vinyl albums, books, T-shirts, photographs and more. 960 1280

Mark Logsdon  

Hendersonville Memory Gardens

Hendersonville Memory Gardens

At the Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Tennessee, Johnny Cash, his wife June and the rest of the members of the singing Carter family were laid to rest. Johnny passed away on Sept. 12, 2003, from complications from diabetes. 960 1280

Richard Suter  

Blue (Santorini, Greece)

Blue (Santorini, Greece)

Chances are you’ve probably seen pictures of these striking roofs without knowing what you were looking at. Although there are more than 250 churches on the island of Santorini, the blue-domed ones in Oia and Fira are easily the most iconic and most photographed. 960 1280

Patryk Kosmider/Getty Images/iStockphoto  

Purple (Provence, France)

Purple (Provence, France)

With its charming hilltop towns, picturesque views and outstanding local food, the Luberon in Provence, France, is already a popular travel destination. Tourists who visit the region between June and August are also treated to the sight (and smell) of field after field blooming with lavender. 960 1280

Matteo Colombo / Moment / Getty Images  

Green (Cliffs of Moher, Ireland)

Green (Cliffs of Moher, Ireland)

Ireland’s most visited natural attraction, the Cliffs of Moher stretch for 5 miles along the western coastline of Ireland, rising to 702 feet at their highest point. Visitors can spend their time staring out over the crashing Atlantic Ocean or just taking in the lush, green Irish countryside. 960 1280

Amir Aizat Bin Mohd Ariff / EyeEm / Getty Images  

Yellow (Izamal, Mexico)

Yellow (Izamal, Mexico)

Known as the Yellow City for obvious reasons, Izamal is steeped in religious tradition that dates back thousands of years. Its ancient Mayan pyramids, which are located just blocks from the town's Franciscan monastery, are ripe for exploration.
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Tuul / Robert Harding World Imagery / Getty Images  

Pink (Lake Hillier, Australia)

Pink (Lake Hillier, Australia)

Flying over Middle Island off the coast of Western Australia, it would be nearly impossible to miss the bubblegum-pink waters of Lake Hillier. Scientists believe this lake gets its surreal coloring from  salt-loving algae, the only organisms to make a home there. 960 1280

Auscape / Universal Images Group / Getty Images  

Gold (Jerusalem, Israel)

Gold (Jerusalem, Israel)

A holy location for 3 major religions, the Dome of the Rock dominates the skyline of the Old City in Jerusalem. Constructed more than 1,300 years ago, this golden dome has served as a site for both worship and controversy. 960 1280

Marji Lang  

Gray (Yosemite Valley, CA)

Gray (Yosemite Valley, CA)

Towering 4,000 feet above the valley floor, the granite cliffs of Yosemite have inspired people for more than 200 years. Yosemite was the first site to be designated for public use and preservation — thanks to a grant signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 — so it's no wonder it is the most revisited park in the United States. 960 1280

  

Orange (Sahara Desert, Morocco)

Orange (Sahara Desert, Morocco)

Covering an area larger than the United States, the Sahara makes up about 8% of the world’s land surface. The orange sands of the Moroccan Sahara are an accessible entry point for adventurers hoping to experience the largest hot desert in the world. 960 1280

Des / RooM / Getty Images  

Red (Sedona, AZ)

Red (Sedona, AZ)

The red rocks of Sedona call to adventurous spirits and spiritual travelers alike. But if vortexes and hiking aren’t your things, you can always unwind at one of Sedona’s resorts or boutique wineries. 960 1280

Matthew Micah Wright / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images  

Black (Vik, Iceland)

Black (Vik, Iceland)

Reynishverfi beach isn’t on anyone’s list of warm-weather vacation spots. But its black sand, bizarre basalt columns and jutting rock formations make Vik, Iceland, a can’t-miss coastal destination.    960 1280

JorunnSjofn photography / Moment / Getty Images  

White (Valdez, AK)

White (Valdez, AK)

Grab your warmest boots and head to Valdez, AK. Between October and April, an average of more than 300 inches of snow falls on this scenic port city, giving it the title of snowiest city in the United States. 960 1280

Andreas Mohaupt / Moment / Getty Images  

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