International Yoga Day 2017

Yahoo News Photo Staff

Yoga enthusiasts around the world are taking part in mass yoga programs to mark the third International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21 every year. From New York City’s Times Square to Zhangye, China, yoga practitioners took a relaxing break to bend, twist and pose on Wednesday for the annual international event celebrating the practice, especially in India, the country where it began. (AP/Yahoo News)

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<p>People participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice event in the Times Square district of New York, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Times Square, New York City

People participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice event in the Times Square district of New York, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>People take part in the 15th annual Times Square yoga event celebrating the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, during classes in the middle of Times Square on June 21, 2017 in New York. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Times Square, New York City

People take part in the 15th annual Times Square yoga event celebrating the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, during classes in the middle of Times Square on June 21, 2017 in New York. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>People practice yoga by the stones of the Stonehenge monument at dawn on the summer solstice near Amesbury, Britain, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Neil Hall/Reuters) </p>
Stonehenge near Amesbury, Britain

People practice yoga by the stones of the Stonehenge monument at dawn on the summer solstice near Amesbury, Britain, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Neil Hall/Reuters)

<p>Indians perform Yoga to mark the International Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Manish Swarup/AP) </p>
New Delhi, India

Indians perform Yoga to mark the International Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Manish Swarup/AP)

<p>Indian Sadhus or Hindu holy men perform Yoga to mark the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP) </p>
Gauhati, India

Indian Sadhus or Hindu holy men perform Yoga to mark the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP)

<p>People perform yoga on International Yoga Day in Chandigarh, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ajay Verma/Reuters) </p>
Chandigarh, India

People perform yoga on International Yoga Day in Chandigarh, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ajay Verma/Reuters)

<p>An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga as others follow during the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP) </p>
Gauhati, India

An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga as others follow during the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP)

<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga on International Yoga Day in Lucknow, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Pawan Kumar/Reuters) </p>
Lucknow, Indi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga on International Yoga Day in Lucknow, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Pawan Kumar/Reuters)

<p>Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs Yoga during International Yoga Day celebrations in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP) </p>
Ahmadabad, India

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs Yoga during International Yoga Day celebrations in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP)

<p>Afghans and foreigners perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP) </p>
Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghans and foreigners perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)

<p>An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga as others follow during the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP) </p>
Gauhati, India

An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga as others follow during the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP)

<p>An Indian yoga instructor leads a large group of Indian army soldiers at a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP) </p>
Bangalore, India

An Indian yoga instructor leads a large group of Indian army soldiers at a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP)

<p>A Nepalese woman performs breathing yoga exercise during International Yoga day in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP) </p>
Kathmandu, Nepal

A Nepalese woman performs breathing yoga exercise during International Yoga day in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP)

<p>Children perform yoga to mark the International Day of Yoga in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP) </p>
Seoul, South Korea

Children perform yoga to mark the International Day of Yoga in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP)

<p>Children from Patanjali Yogpeeth Ashram, a trust run by Indian yog guru Ramdev performing Yoga Position as a part of International Day of Yoga celebration at Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Kathmandu, Nepal

Children from Patanjali Yogpeeth Ashram, a trust run by Indian yog guru Ramdev performing Yoga Position as a part of International Day of Yoga celebration at Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>Members of Indian Navy perform yoga on the flight deck of INS Viraat, an Indian Navy’s decommissioned aircraft carrier during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) </p>
Mumbai, India

Members of Indian Navy perform yoga on the flight deck of INS Viraat, an Indian Navy’s decommissioned aircraft carrier during International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

<p>An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga to mark International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP) </p>
Gauhati, India

An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man performs Yoga to mark International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Anupam Nath/AP)

<p>Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga at a wetland park on International Yoga Day, in Zhangye, China, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Zhangye, China

Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga at a wetland park on International Yoga Day, in Zhangye, China, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>Yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, performs at a function to mark International Yoga Day in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP) </p>
Bangalore, India

Yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, performs at a function to mark International Yoga Day in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP)

<p>A young girl sucks her thumb as people participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice event in the Times Square district of New York, U.S., June 21, 2017. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Times Square, New York City

A young girl sucks her thumb as people participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice event in the Times Square district of New York, U.S., June 21, 2017. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

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