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    • 'Light is Stronger Than Ever': 70 Years of Israel's Independence in Pictures
      Last update: 18:17 19.04.2018
      18:17 19.04.2018

      'Light is Stronger Than Ever': 70 Years of Israel's Statehood in Pictures

      Israel has plunged into a two-day celebration of its 70th Independence Day, which was preceded by an annual solemn mourning ceremony in honor of soldiers fallen in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which began the day after the state’s establishment.

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    • Last update: 15:43 18.04.2018
      15:43 18.04.2018

      Apocalyptic Scenario: Huge Sandstorm Sweeps Through Iranian City of Yazd

      Iran’s city of Yazd has been engulfed by a sandstorm which transformed day into night and left many without electricity.

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    • Diversity of Heritage: Lesser Known World Monuments and Historic Sites
      Last update: 17:54 17.04.2018
      17:54 17.04.2018

      Diversity of Heritage: Lesser Known World Monuments and Historic Sites

      April 18 marks the International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites. Each year this day is celebrated with different activities including visits to monuments, heritage sites, and conferences. Sputnik takes a look at some of the lesser known world heritage sites.

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    • Возложение цветов к статуям лидеров КНДР Ким Ир Сена и Ким Чен Ира в Пхеньяне
      Last update: 15:21 16.04.2018
      15:21 16.04.2018

      'Day of Sun': North Korea Celebrates Anniversary of Founder's Birth

      The Day of the Sun is one of the main public holidays in North Korea, which marks the birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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    • Siberia-Style Spring: Mass Hill Descent in Bikini Hits Record
      Last update: 20:07 15.04.2018
      20:07 15.04.2018

      Siberia-Style Spring: Mass Hill Descent in Bikini Hits Record

      A mountain descent in bathing suits is one of the most spectacular events of GrelkaFest 2018, which was held in the Russian ski resort of Sheregesh on April 6-15. Thousands of people also took part in numerous activities including the Holi festival of colors, ski jumping and snowboarding, a beauty contest and a number of concerts.

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    • US-Led Overnight Missile Strikes Against Syria
      Last update: 18:06 14.04.2018
      18:06 14.04.2018

      US-Led Overnight Missile Attack on Syria in Pictures

      Early in the morning, the skies above Syria burned with over 100 missiles that targeted the country's civilian and military facilities, the US-led punitive strike, which came as a response to unverified reports blaming Damascus for chemical weapons usage in the city of Douma.

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    • This Week in Pictures: April 7-13
      Last update: 17:15 13.04.2018
      17:15 13.04.2018

      This Week in Pictures: April 7-13

      Aerobatic teams performing high-speed maneuvers, bikers celebrating the coming of spring, parkour enthusiast prowling the ruins of Syria’s Aleppo, religious observances and sports events, tanker collisions and protest rallies, military drills and US Senate hearings - browse Sputnik’s weekly gallery and see what’s going on around the world.

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    • Celebrating Cosmonautics Day in Russia: Space Yesterday & Today
      Last update: 22:04 12.04.2018
      22:04 12.04.2018

      Celebrating Cosmonautics Day in Russia: Space Yesterday & Today

      On April 12, Russia is celebrating Cosmonautics Day, which was established in 1962 to commemorate the first manned space flight, when in 1961, a booster rocket took into orbit the Vostok spacecraft with the first cosmonaut on board — Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin.

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    • Stunning Views of Frozen Lake Baikal
      Last update: 21:25 11.04.2018
      21:25 11.04.2018

      Stunning Views of Frozen Lake Baikal

      The most transparent ice in the world is known to be Lake Baikal's. The thickness of the ice in winter reaches up to 1,5-2 meters, it can sustain a vehicle of about 15 tons. Enjoy a selection of lofty images snapped by Sputnik’s photographer at the legendary Siberian Lake.

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    • When Selfies Were Allowed: Best Glimpses of Cannes Festival Before Ban
      Last update: 18:36 10.04.2018
      18:36 10.04.2018

      When Selfies Were Allowed: Best Glimpses of Cannes Festival Before Ban

      Red carpet selfies will be banned at this year’s star-studded event that begins on May, 8. Violators will not be let in to see films, said senior festival official Thierry Fremaux.

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    • Syrian Teenagers Practice Parkour in Aleppo
      Last update: 19:30 09.04.2018
      19:30 09.04.2018

      Syrian Teenagers Practice Parkour in Liberated Aleppo

      Parkour was created in France in the 1980s as "Art du Deplacement" and has gained enormous popularity among the many activities and hobbies that continue to exist despite the war in Syria.

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    • Easter Celebrations: Orthodox Christians Mark Christ's Resurrection
      Last update: 13:45 08.04.2018
      13:45 08.04.2018

      Easter Celebrations: Orthodox Christians Mark Christ's Resurrection

      Thousands of Christians are celebrating the great holiday of Easter, lighting candles from the flame of the "miracle light" that represents the resurrection of Christ and is passed to every Orthodox church around the world.

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    • In All Their Glory: Unique Kurdish Festival Rocks Iraq
      Last update: 17:43 07.04.2018
      17:43 07.04.2018

      In All Their Glory: Unique Kurdish Festival Rocks Iraq

      Tribal members live in all four parts of greater Kurdistan, particularly Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, strengthening relationships among tribal members during annual festivals.

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    • This Week in Pictures: March 31 - April 6
      Last update: 15:00 06.04.2018
      15:00 06.04.2018

      This Week in Pictures: March 31 - April 6

      World leaders meeting to discuss important political matters, Christians celebrating Easter, protesters making a stand against security forces, fitness contests and a bikini slalom, sakura blooming and a US consulate closing - browse Sputnik’s weekly gallery and see what’s going on around the world.

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    • Last update: 20:57 05.04.2018
      20:57 05.04.2018

      Space News Alert! Cosmic March in Best PHOTOS

      Ahead of the anniversary of the first manned space flight, celebrated on April 12, Sputnik has picked the crème de la crème of our Milky Way and other galaxies for March's news update.

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    • Rage Against the Machine: Railway Workers' Protests in Paris
      Last update: 19:28 04.04.2018
      19:28 04.04.2018

      Rage Against the Machine: Railway Workers' Protests in Paris

      French railway workers have staged a massive protest rally in Paris, making a stand against government reforms that threaten to strip them of a number of social benefits.

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    • Palestinians' Mass Protests on Gaza Border in Pictures
      Last update: 15:13 03.04.2018
      15:13 03.04.2018

      Palestinians' Mass Protests on Gaza Border in Pictures

      Palestinian officials have announced that 17 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more injured during protests on the Gaza-Israeli border.

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    • Kim Jong-un Visits South Korean Pop Stars’ Concert
      Last update: 15:40 02.04.2018
      15:40 02.04.2018

      Music to His Ears: Kim Jong-un Visits South Korean Pop Stars' Concert

      A South Korean artistic group, with some pop legends and the famous girl band Red Velvet, arrived in Pyongyang over the weekend for two performances in the North Korean capital.

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    • Christians Celebrate Easter Around the World
      Last update: 16:40 01.04.2018
      16:40 01.04.2018

      Christians Celebrate Easter Around the World

      Easter this year begins on April 1, the date changes annually and always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Russia and Orthodox Christians will celebrate the holiday in a week, on April 8.

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    • BoogelWoogel-2018 Summerish Alpine Carnival
      Last update: 15:30 31.03.2018
      15:30 31.03.2018

      BoogelWoogel-2018 Summerish Alpine Carnival in Russia's Sochi

      The most entertaining of all sporting events in the world take place in Sochi, Russia with about a dozen unusual sports in the program.

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