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    • Voting in the Age of COVID-19: Americans Cast Early Ballots in Presidential Election.
      Last update: 12:34 GMT 27.10.2020
      12:34 GMT 27.10.2020

      Voting in the Age of COVID-19: Americans Cast Early Ballots in Presidential Election

      The US presidential election, in which current President Donald Trump is facing Democrat nominee Joe Biden, is set for 3 November. Early voting has already started in some states.

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    • US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, US, 25 October 2020.
      Last update: 16:39 GMT 26.10.2020
      16:39 GMT 26.10.2020

      Unicorns, Skeletons and Superheroes: Halloween at the White House

      With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, traditional Halloween celebrations at the White House underwent some changes this time, with guests obliged to wear face coverings and observe social distancing.

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    • Eagle and Snake: Stunning Miss Mexico Contestants Show off Fabulous Dresses and Feathered Costumes
      Last update: 12:08 GMT 24.10.2020
      12:08 GMT 24.10.2020

      Eagle and Snake: Stunning Miss Mexico Contestants Show off Fabulous Dresses and Feathered Costumes

      Many incredible costumes and dresses are showcased at beauty pageants around the world, but some are so colourful and complex that it seems almost impossible to wear them. But Mexican girls have taken the lead, showing off the most inspiring and bold ensembles you could ever wish to see!

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    • This Week in Pictures: 17 - 23 October
      Last update: 11:40 GMT 23.10.2020
      11:40 GMT 23.10.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 17 - 23 October

      More and more countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19, with the number of infected people growing steadily. However, life goes on, and a number of events are still taking place across the globe.

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    • Caught With Pants Down? Pooping Trump, Biden Figurines Made in Catalonia
      Last update: 12:35 GMT 22.10.2020
      12:35 GMT 22.10.2020

      Caught With Pants Down? Pooping Trump, Biden Figurines Made in Catalonia

      For over three centuries, Catalan people have been adding a figurine of "el caganer" (which literally means "the pooper") to the Christmas nativity scene. It is considered good luck if you find the pooping statuette between the shepherds, sheep, and angels displayed in the scene.

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    • From Paris Hilton Stylist to American Media Phenomenon: Kim Kardashian Turns 40.
      Last update: 15:00 GMT 21.10.2020
      15:00 GMT 21.10.2020

      From Paris Hilton Stylist to American Media Phenomenon: Kim Kardashian Turns 40

      One of the most controversial and, at the same time, influential figures in the world of modern fashion, Kim Kardashian West has long ceased to be just a reality TV star and a rapper's wife. She can now claim to be a style icon in her own right and a standard of beauty for a whole generation.

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    • Pin-Up Guidelines for Those Staying at Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
      Last update: 14:54 GMT 20.10.2020
      14:54 GMT 20.10.2020

      Pin-Up Guidelines for Those Staying at Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading all over the world, more COVID-19 art, films and books have been released not to mention the plethora of guidelines which have been issued to help people protect themselves against the highly infectious disease.

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    • A Palestinian boy walks past street art showing a malevolent coronavirus, in Gaza city on 22 September 2020.
      Last update: 11:20 GMT 19.10.2020
      11:20 GMT 19.10.2020

      Art Goes Viral: COVID-Themed Graffiti From Around the Globe

      40 million infected and more than a million dead. These mind-boggling numbers were unimaginable just 10 months ago, when the mysterious bug only began its ominous spread. However, nowadays the world is learning to deal with the pandemic - including through art.

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    • Halloween decorations are seen at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen during the Danish giant pumpkin championships, 10 October 2020.
      Last update: 11:55 GMT 18.10.2020
      11:55 GMT 18.10.2020

      New Masks for Fall 2020: How Different Countries Prepare for Halloween

      Halloween is celebrated every year on 31 October, on the eve of All Saints' Day, traditionally considered the only day of the year when the spirits of the dead can return to Earth. Have a look how people around the world are preparing for Halloween in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

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    • Cadet from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School during horse riding practice.
      Last update: 14:16 GMT 17.10.2020
      14:16 GMT 17.10.2020

      No Time to Horse Around: Russian Female Cadets Show Off Riding Skills

      Cavalry might seem a little outdated in the 21st century, but yet there is a certain beauty, elegance, and charm in riding on horseback, especially if the rider is a lady in uniform.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 10 - 16 October
      Last update: 14:47 GMT 16.10.2020
      14:47 GMT 16.10.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 10 - 16 October

      While the world is fighting the pandemic, with countries introducing more and more restrictions to curb the disease, people are continuing to enjoy their everyday lives: numerous political rallies, sporting events, and festivals have been held across the globe.

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    • Last update: 12:38 GMT 15.10.2020
      12:38 GMT 15.10.2020

      It's Steaming Men, Hallelujah: Australian Firefighters Get Naked for Calendar

      With each year's seasons of bushfires, firefighting is a truly dignified and much indispensable occupation in Australia. However, besides taking a direct role in saving the country from fires, Australian firefighters have managed to attract funds and attention by taking part in some quite spicy events.

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    • Gorkan Telci, of Southborough, Massachusetts pauses to consider where to aim his camera as the fall foliage on the eastern slope of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain in the Adirondacks leaves him spoilt for choice, Sunday, 27 September 2020.
      Last update: 15:38 GMT 12.10.2020
      15:38 GMT 12.10.2020

      The Beauty of Autumn Around the World

      Although your newsfeed may already be overloaded with images of autumn leaves and colourful trees, there is never too much of this breathtaking beauty in our life.

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    • Female participants at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
      Last update: 11:41 GMT 11.10.2020
      11:41 GMT 11.10.2020

      Slim and Muscular: Athletes Compete at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan

      The history of bodybuilding dates back to the 19th century, when German athlete and showman Eugen Sandow started so-called muscle-display performances in England.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 3 - 9 October
      Last update: 12:45 GMT 09.10.2020
      12:45 GMT 09.10.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 3 - 9 October

      The past week has been marked by tragic developments taking place in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, where Armenia and Azerbaijan are conducting combat operations against each other.

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    • Elegance on Display: Most Beautiful Models During Paris Fashion Week
      Last update: 13:30 GMT 07.10.2020
      13:30 GMT 07.10.2020

      Elegance on Display: Most Beautiful Models During Paris Fashion Week

      Fashion Week has been in full swing in Paris, with the conceptual, provocative, sophisticated, and cinematic designers showcasing what women will be wearing from next September.

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    • Participants compete in Hungary's first wife-carrying championship in Tapiobicske, Hungary, 3 October 2020.
      Last update: 11:22 GMT 05.10.2020
      11:22 GMT 05.10.2020

      'Old Ball & Chain': Wife-Carrying Competition in Hungary

      The most unusual and romantic championship has been held in Hungary - a wife-carrying competition. One of the conditions is that the spouse must literally be on the husband's neck, so the faster the man runs, the better off he'll be.

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    • Northern lights in the vicinity of the Ura River in the Murmansk region.
      Last update: 10:37 GMT 04.10.2020
      10:37 GMT 04.10.2020

      Lighting Up the Night: Mesmerising Northern Lights of Russia's Murmansk Region

      An aurora, sometimes referred to as polar lights (aurora polaris), northern lights, is the glow of the upper atmosphere that occurs as a result of their interaction with charged particles of the solar wind.

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    • Models present creations by Etam during its 2020 Live Show displaying its Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear lingerie collection in Paris, 29 September 2020.
      Last update: 16:01 GMT 02.10.2020
      16:01 GMT 02.10.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 26 September - 2 October

      This past week, the world has followed dramatic developments unfolding in the Caucasus Mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh that became a hotspot of hostilities, after Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement.

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    • Destruction and Shrapnel in Nagorno Karabakh After Large-Scale Hostilities in the Region
      Last update: 12:00 GMT 29.09.2020
      12:00 GMT 29.09.2020

      Destruction and Shrapnel in Nagorno-Karabakh After Large-Scale Hostilities in the Region

      A new round of hostilities started in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on 27 September, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of carrying out provocations that resulted in civilian and military casualties.

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