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    • Last update: 21:00 15.08.2018
      21:00 15.08.2018

      Miss World Winners: How Beauty Standards Changed Throughout Years

      The first beauty contest in the world celebrated its 110th anniversary on August 14. Its roots go back to 1908, when the event took place for the first time in Folkestone, Britain.

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    • Night Sky Lit by Stunning Perseid Meteor Shower
      Last update: 15:28 13.08.2018
      15:28 13.08.2018

      Night Sky Lit by Stunning Perseid Meteor Shower

      This year, the best dates for watching Perseid meteors entering Earth's atmosphere are between Saturday, August 11 and Monday, August 13, so you still have a chance to see them live.

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    • Flying High: Day-to-Day Life of Russia's Air Forces
      Last update: 14:25 12.08.2018
      14:25 12.08.2018

      Flying High: Day-to-Day Life of Russia's Air Forces

      On August 12, Russia celebrates Air Force Day, an annual professional holiday. Sputnik offers you a look into the branch's daily life as well as military driils and festive activities.

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    • Discover New Worlds and Empires: Most Interesting Parks From Pole to Pole
      Last update: 21:31 11.08.2018
      21:31 11.08.2018

      Discover New Worlds and Empires: Most Interesting Parks From Pole to Pole

      If you still consider Disneyland to be the only thematic park, you should review your data. These photos present the most interesting thematic parks from all over the world. Some of them seemingly exist in parallel universes.

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    • This Week in Pictures: August 4-10
      Last update: 21:24 10.08.2018
      21:24 10.08.2018

      This Week in Pictures: August 4-10

      Fires in California, a peace rally in Japan and colorful sports events — the last seven days have given the world a lot to keep up with.

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    • Turkey History on the Road Breakfast My Planet, single, honorable mention
      Last update: 12:30 06.08.2018
      12:30 06.08.2018

      Finalists of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest

      Take a look at photos from the finalists of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Клюквенное сердце
      Last update: 12:15 06.08.2018
      12:15 06.08.2018

      Winners of the 2018 Stenin Press Photo Contest

      Contestants from South Africa and Spain have been named the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo contest in the category Top News.

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    • What Does It Feel Like to Be a Flight Attendant
      Last update: 19:23 05.08.2018
      19:23 05.08.2018

      What Does It Feel Like to Be a Flight Attendant

      The main task of a cabin crew is to do its best to ensure that passengers on board are comfortable while at the same time monitoring the implementation of safety rules on the plane.

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    • Golden Bridge Cau Vang in Vietnam Held by Giant Concrete Hands
      Last update: 18:07 04.08.2018
      18:07 04.08.2018

      Golden Bridge Cau Vang in Vietnam Held by Giant Concrete Hands

      Since its opening in June, Vietnam's Golden Bridge Cau Vang has been attracting crowds of tourists willing to see the unique piece of architecture lifted up by a pair of giant hands.

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    • This Week in Pictures: July 28 - August 3
      Last update: 13:01 03.08.2018
      13:01 03.08.2018

      This Week in Pictures: July 28 - August 3

      Protests, natural disasters, competitions and colorful festivals — the last seven days have given the world a lot to keep up with.

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    • The Men and Women of Russia's Airborne Troops
      Last update: 21:56 02.08.2018
      21:56 02.08.2018

      Men and Women of Russia's Airborne Troops

      On August 2, Russia celebrates Airborne Troops Day, marking the 88th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet and Russian Airborne Troops.

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    • Beauties Compete for Golden Crown of Miss CIS 2018
      Last update: 16:00 01.08.2018
      16:00 01.08.2018

      Beauties Compete for Golden Crown of Miss CIS 2018

      Contestants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine have contended for the title of the most beautiful girl of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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    • Queens of the Sand on Display at Beach Handball World Championships
      Last update: 17:27 31.07.2018
      17:27 31.07.2018

      Queens of the Sand on Display at Beach Handball World Championships

      Sixteen women's teams competing for the World Cup on the white sand in bikinis could probably be the best entertainment of the summer.

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    • Clash of the Metal Monoliths: Tank Biathlon Starts at International Army Games
      Last update: 14:48 30.07.2018
      14:48 30.07.2018

      Clash of the Metal Monoliths: Tank Biathlon Starts at International Army Games

      Crews from 32 countries, including Vietnam, Armenia, Myanmar, Syria, Serbia, Iran and Russia take part in the competition at the 4th International Army Games this year.

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    • Midnight Journey: White Nights Season Starts in St. Petersburg
      Last update: 16:14 29.07.2018
      16:14 29.07.2018

      Midnight Journey: White Nights Season Starts in St. Petersburg

      The best time to see St. Petersburg is in summer, especially so from the end of June until the beginning of July, during the famous "white nights."

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    • Last update: 18:02 28.07.2018
      18:02 28.07.2018

      Europe Struggles to Keep its Cool Amid Scorching Summer Heat

      After a summer heatwave blasted Europe with temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) everywhere from Italy to northern Germany amid wildfires in Scandinavia and Greece, the locals rushed to rivers, lakes, canals, sea coasts and into the shade to cool down and escape the burning sun.

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    • Last update: 16:53 27.07.2018
      16:53 27.07.2018

      This Week in Pictures: July 21 - 27

      From festive participants of a Belgian festival and the world's Santa Claus meetup in Denmark to protesters burning flares and effigies in Asia, Sputnik has collected a patchy mosaic of this past week's most interesting events.

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    • Run, Girl, Run! Parkour Ladies of Egypt
      Last update: 22:00 26.07.2018
      22:00 26.07.2018

      Run, Girl, Run! Parkour Ladies of Egypt

      A group of dauntless Egyptian ladies challenge the conservative norms of their country as they engage in a strenuous physical discipline known as parkour.

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    • From USSR With Love: Vintage Cars on Display in Moscow
      Last update: 15:29 22.07.2018
      15:29 22.07.2018

      From USSR With Love: Vintage Cars on Display in Moscow

      The fifth classic car rally, initiated by the State Department Store (GUM) and the company Gorkyclassic started on July 22 in Moscow.

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    • Shoot for the Stars: Best Snaps of 2018 Insight Astronomy Photographer Contest
      Last update: 16:30 21.07.2018
      16:30 21.07.2018

      Shoot for the Stars: Best Snaps of 2018 Insight Astronomy Photographer Contest

      The annual global competition for the most stunning and spectacular images of the universe, whether they are inspiring pictures of vast galaxies millions of light-years away, or just exciting images of the night sky close to home.

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