Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures

Ariah Park, New South Wales, Australia

Partygoers drinking in the back of a pick up truck during the Ariah Park Bachelor and Spinster ball.

Known to locals as simply B&S balls, the events are held regularly in rural towns, run by local volunteers, the balls help raise funds for the community. Historically the B&S balls were centred on country people trying to find a partner, but now the focus has shifted to partying, heavy drinking and meeting up with new and old friends, some of who live many hours away.

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Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures
Ariah Park, New South Wales
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40.8 x 27.2 cm (300 dpi)
16.06 x 10.71 inch (300 dpi)
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