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    • Camila Cabello performs onstage during 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2019 at Dickies Arena on December 03, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
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      19:34 06.12.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 30 November - 6 December

      Sputnik's traditional weekly photo gallery invites you to see what the most important and eye-catching events across the globe were.

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    • Actress Emma Watson in the Looking for Juliet 2020 Pirelli Calendar
      Last update: 20:32 05.12.2019
      20:32 05.12.2019

      "Looking For Juliet": Pirelli Unveils Shakespeare-Themed 2020 Calendar

      Inspired by William Shakespeare's play, Italian photographer Paolo Roversi invites nine women representing the worlds of cinema, TV, music and art to offer their interpretation of the main character from "Romeo and Juliet" in the 2020 Pirelli calendar.

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    • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony at the township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
      Last update: 10:00 04.12.2019
      10:00 04.12.2019

      Kim Jong-un Inaugurates North Korea's New Town of Samjiyon

      North Korean media has called the newly opened town the "epitome of modern civilisation." According to the Korean Central News Agency, the town is expected to accommodate 4,000 families.

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    • Live to Win: Best Images From 'Energy of Victories' Photo Contest
      Last update: 17:44 02.12.2019
      17:44 02.12.2019

      Live to Win: Best Images From 'Energy of Victories' Photo Contest

      When people are trying to reach their goal every second, every bit of effort counts – that's why photos from sporting events are so emotional, as we can see athletes going all out, doing their best to achieve victory. Their happiness when they manage to earn success is truly sincere and priceless.

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    • Wouldn't Miss it for the World: Sputnik's Best Photos from November 2019
      Last update: 16:59 01.12.2019
      16:59 01.12.2019

      Wouldn't Miss it for the World: Sputnik's Best Photos from November 2019

      This month was full of events - major festivals and important fashion weeks, violent protests across the world and the approach of the Winter holidays made it really memorable. It is not easy, however, to remember everything important because every day was so eventful.

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    • Last update: 15:15 30.11.2019
      15:15 30.11.2019

      World Travel Awards Names Best Destination Cities of 2019

      The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious travel award in the world. This year, there were more than 80 WTA nominations, such as the best hotels, airlines, tour operators, cities, resorts, and attractions. In total, over 1,000 participants were given awards in various categories.

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    • Last update: 17:16 29.11.2019
      17:16 29.11.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 23-29 November

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that capture the most important and eye-catching events that occurred across the globe during the past seven days.

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    • Bolivian wrestler Blanca Perez, aka Katy The Beautiful, a member of the Fighting Cholitas, fights with a male wrestler at Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in El Alto, Bolivia, on November 24, 2019.
      Last update: 17:21 28.11.2019
      17:21 28.11.2019

      In Petticoat and Hat: The Art of Cholita Wrestling

      The word 'cholita' used to be a derogatory term for indigenous or mixed heritage girls but since not so long ago it has gained a positive meaning, characterising strong and proud Bolivian women.

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    • Singer Egine (Egine Grigoryan) performs during the Miss Fashion 2019: Goddess of the Universe finals at Vegas City Hall in Moscow
      Last update: 17:29 27.11.2019
      17:29 27.11.2019

      The Challenge of Choosing a Goddess: Miss Fashion 2019 Finals in Moscow

      In Russia, the beauty industry is booming, and the country often comes up with something interesting in this field.

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    • Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visiting the Green Vault in Dresden, Germany
      Last update: 15:30 26.11.2019
      15:30 26.11.2019

      Before the Heist: Interiors, Showpieces and Renowned Visitors to Dresden's Green Vault Museum

      The historic museum dating back to 1723 was raided on Monday with several valuable artefacts stolen, including a sword, a string of pearls and 18th-century jewellery.

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    • Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on 24 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
      Last update: 15:00 25.11.2019
      15:00 25.11.2019

      47th Annual American Music Awards Held in Los Angeles

      The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music award ceremony created in 1973 by Dick Clark for the ABC television network.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 16-22 November
      Last update: 15:30 22.11.2019
      15:30 22.11.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 16-22 November

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that show the most significant and eye-catching events that happened around the world over the past seven days.

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    • From Runway to Parliament: Top 8 Dazzling Winners of Beauty Pageants Who Became Politicians
      Last update: 15:15 21.11.2019
      15:15 21.11.2019

      From Runway to Parliament: Top 8 Dazzling Winners of Beauty Pageants Who Became Politicians

      Can beauty actually save the world? These beauty pageant winners have moved on to politics, public relations, and socio-political activities.

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    • A woman during training for the open water swimming competitions in below 20 degrees Celsius in Krasnoyarsk
      Last update: 17:28 20.11.2019
      17:28 20.11.2019

      A Step Out of Comfort Zone: Opening of the Ice Water Swimming Season in Siberia

      The tradition of ice bathing in Russia dates back to the 16th century. Orthodox Christians believe that taking a dip in the freezing water on 19 January is an important part of celebrating Epiphany, or Baptism Day, to wash away one's sins.

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    • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 23, 2019.
      Last update: 18:18 19.11.2019
      18:18 19.11.2019

      Tourism, Medicine and Defence in North Korea: Rare Photos of Kim Jong-un Inspecting His Country

      Although the life of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is shrouded in secrecy, it is still possible to learn some details about him.

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    • Model Natasha Poly walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the Kodak Theatre on 16 November 2006 in Hollywood, California.
      Last update: 17:00 18.11.2019
      17:00 18.11.2019

      Taste of Russia: Victoria's Secret Models Stun with Gorgeous Looks

      Victoria's Secret is by far one of the most famous and successful designers and manufacturers of lingerie and beauty products for women. It is also well-known for its lavish yearly fashion shows, which feature dazzling beauties from around the world, including Russia.

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    • The One Where 'Friends' Get Old: Cast From the Famous Sitcom 25 Years Later
      Last update: 17:45 16.11.2019
      17:45 16.11.2019

      The One Where 'Friends' Get Old: Cast From the Famous Sitcom 25 Years Later

      We might not believe it, but 25 years ago the first episode of the super-popular TV show "Friends" was released. Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and Monica became the favourite characters of millions of viewers.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 9-15 November
      Last update: 15:30 15.11.2019
      15:30 15.11.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 9-15 November

      This November is extremely mild and warm in many regions of the planet, but the heat is over the top when it comes to various events – including mass protests in Chile, Bolivia, Ukraine, Pakistan, and Lebanon. Germany, meanwhile, is celebrating the start of the traditional carnival in Cologne and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    • You Laugh, You Lose: Funniest Animals of 2019 in Pictures
      Last update: 15:30 13.11.2019
      15:30 13.11.2019

      You Laugh, You Lose: Funniest Animals of 2019 in Pictures

      These hilarious and unexpected wildlife photos by finalists in the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards prove that animals also have a sense of humour.

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    • Last update: 17:27 11.11.2019
      17:27 11.11.2019

      Sputnik Travel Guide: Ten Places to Visit in 2020

      As 2020 is around the corner, many people are starting to plan their travel schedule to enjoy places they have long been eager to visit. If you're new to travelling or haven't made up your mind yet what places to visit, here's a list of 10 countries that are worth considering.

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