Vienna hosts Europe's biggest AIDS research charity event
Updated: 2015-05-17 14:10
Francesca von Habsburg performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, May 16, 2015. Life Ball is Europe's largest annual AIDS charity event and takes place in Vienna's city hall. [Photo/CFP]
Vienna's central City Hall Square was transformed Saturday into a mythical world of pagan rites and fantastic spectacle as the city hosted its biggest annual party of the year.
The occasion, Europe's biggest charity event, was serious: raising money for AIDS and HIV research. But as in previous years, the 23rd Life Ball was also a free-for all gala with an emphasis on diversity.