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    • Rescue Workers Sift Through Wreckage of Tehran's Towering Inferno for Survivors
      Last update: 18:40 20.01.2017
      18:40 20.01.2017

      Rescue Workers Sift Through Wreckage of Tehran's Towering Inferno for Survivors

      At least 20 people were killed when the iconic Plasco building, a 17-story high-rise in the center of Iran's capital, collapsed due to a major fire.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 15:41 20.01.2017
      15:41 20.01.2017

      This Week in Pictures

      From the deadly crash of a Turkish cargo plane and riots at Brazil’s Alcacuz Prison to preparations for Chinese New Year celebrations in Indonesia and icy winter swimming in Russia – take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany
      Last update: 16:15 19.01.2017
      16:15 19.01.2017

      Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

      Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River.

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    • Chinese New Year Magical Lantern Festival in London
      Last update: 15:27 19.01.2017
      15:27 19.01.2017

      Chinese New Year in London: Exploring the Silk Road Through Magical Lanterns

      Illuminating outdoor installations of life-sized and oversized lanterns have been set up in London as part of the "Explore The Silk Road" festival to celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

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    • 'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War:' Exhibition by Rossiya Segodnya and VGTRK
      Last update: 17:21 18.01.2017
      17:21 18.01.2017

      'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War:' Exhibition by Rossiya Segodnya and VGTRK

      "Syria. Photo Chronicles of War" is an exhibition of images made by correspondents of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (Michael Alaeddin, Mikhail Voskresenskiy, Valery Melnikov and Ilya Pitalev) and operators of VGTRK (Viktor Prikhodko and Alexandr Pushin).

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    • 'Triumf' and Glory: Russia's Advanced S-400 Regiment Enters Service in Crimea
      Last update: 15:17 17.01.2017
      15:17 17.01.2017

      'Triumf' and Glory: Russia's Advanced S-400 Regiment Enters Service in Crimea

      The newest S-400 Triumf missile defense system was put on combat alert in Crimea on January 14. Find out more about the S-400 and the ceremony of the regiment entering service in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

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    • Living Nightmare: World's Spookiest Spots Look Like Horror Movie Set
      Last update: 17:34 16.01.2017
      17:34 16.01.2017

      Living Nightmare: World's Spookiest Spots Look Like Horror Movie Set

      It’s hard to believe that these pictures actually show existing houses and landscapes from different parts of the world, and are not from some twisted horror movie set.

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    • Somewhere Over the Clouds: A View of Moscow From Above
      Last update: 12:16 15.01.2017
      12:16 15.01.2017

      Somewhere Over the Clouds: A View of Moscow From Above

      Sometimes Moscow looks like a city from a sci-fi movie. Especially during a cloudy weather.

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    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
      Last update: 17:15 14.01.2017
      17:15 14.01.2017

      Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves

      The first nature reserve in Russia was opened on January 11, 1917. Now, a century later, Russia has over 494 million acres of nature reserves, big and small, that serve as home to countless unique species of plant and animal life.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 12:49 13.01.2017
      12:49 13.01.2017

      This Week in Pictures

      From Obama's farewell speech and Trump's first press conference, to the snowfall in Europe and the fight against Daesh in Iraq – take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • This is What Life Looks Like in DPRK During New Year Holidays and Work Days
      Last update: 14:44 12.01.2017
      14:44 12.01.2017

      This is What Life Looks Like in DPRK During New Year Holidays and Work Days

      Just like most people across the globe, North Koreans celebrated the end of 2016 and have now returned back to work.

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    • Meet Kinerma, the Most Beautiful Village in Russia
      Last update: 16:20 11.01.2017
      16:20 11.01.2017

      Kinerma, the Most Beautiful Village in Russia

      The historical village of Kinerma, situated in Pryazhinsky District, 100 kilometers from Petrozavodsk, is a living example of a traditional Russian settlement and a unique monument to the wooden architecture of the Karelians. It is also a great place for rural recreation.

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    • World’s Most Anticipated Vehicles Boast Their Sexy Curves at Detroit Auto Show
      Last update: 15:33 10.01.2017
      15:33 10.01.2017

      World’s Most Anticipated Vehicles Boast Their Sexy Curves at Detroit Auto Show

      Detroit has hosted one of the major auto shows for over a century – since 1899, and now it is back at it again. The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off at the Detroit’s Cobo Center on January 8, exposing a wide range of buzz-worthy car premieres.

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    • No Pants Subway Ride: People Strip Down to Participate in Pantless Flash Mob
      Last update: 15:22 09.01.2017
      15:22 09.01.2017

      No Pants Subway Ride: People Strip Down to Participate in Pantless Flash Mob

      On January 8, brave people from different cities around the world took their pants off to participate in one of the oddest annual flash mobs - the 16th No Pants Subway Ride.

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    • Coldest in Over 100 Years: Moscow Celebrates Christmas With a Shiver
      Last update: 13:50 08.01.2017
      13:50 08.01.2017

      Coldest in Over 100 Years: Moscow Celebrates Christmas With a Shiver

      On Christmas Eve, the weather in Moscow broke all records. The temperature in Russia’s capital in the morning was a very chilly 30°C below zero (minus 22°F).

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    • Pray, Sing Carols and Tell Fortunes: How Russia Celebrate Christmas
      Last update: 16:30 07.01.2017
      16:30 07.01.2017

      Pray, Sing Carols and Tell Fortunes: How Russia Celebrates Christmas

      While Christmas is typically celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on December 25, the Eastern Orthodox Church observes the holiday using the old Julian calendar, on January 7.

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    • The World Bathed in Backlight
      Last update: 16:57 06.01.2017
      16:57 06.01.2017

      The World Bathed in Backlight

      For a photographer, the importance of choosing proper lighting when shooting a picture cannot be overemphasized.

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    • The Jewel of Cambodia: Wonders and Mysteries of Angkor
      Last update: 15:25 05.01.2017
      15:25 05.01.2017

      The Jewel of Cambodia: Wonders and Mysteries of Angkor

      Once the seat of the Khmer Empire, the sprawling ancient megacity of Angkor is one of the most prominent cultural heritage sites and popular tourist attractions in Cambodia.

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    • Best Photos of the Wildlife of Russia 2016 Contest
      Last update: 13:12 04.01.2017
      13:12 04.01.2017

      Best Photos of the Wildlife of Russia 2016 Contest

      The best photos of the Wildlife of Russia 2016 contest, carefully selected from over 55,000 entries from all over the country, have been collected in this gallery for you to enjoy.

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    • Winter Wonders of Crimea
      Last update: 13:55 03.01.2017
      13:55 03.01.2017

      Winter Wonders of Crimea

      While generally regarded as a summer retreat, the Russia's Crimean Peninsula is just as beautiful during winter.

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