Sunday, July 18, 2010

Life Ball

Last night the Life Ball, one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world took place for the 18th time at the Vienna City Hall. The Life Ball is an exuberant festivity that celebrates life and makes a loud and sounding statement in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The proceeds from the event are distributed to non-profit organisations supporting HIV positive and AIDS patients.
On the occasion of the XVIII International AIDS Conference that starts today, this year the Life Ball was extended even to the Burgtheater with the Red Ribbon Cotillon and the Parliament with the amfAR gala.
The photo shows the City Hall yesterday at noon when the preparations and rehearsals were still going on. Unfortunately the spectacular opening ceremony in the evening that always takes place in front of the City Hall and attracts lots of watchers had to be cut short due to a storm.

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