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    Cheerleader girls of BC Khimki during a break in the regular season match of the VTB United League between BC Khimki and PBC CSKA Moscow.

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

    From a ready-to-wear collection show in Paris to the Geneva Motor Show, and from swimming competition in St. Petersburg to protests in India — these are just some of the events that have been taking place around the world over the past week.

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    • Maasai women decorate each other as they prepare to watch Maasai morans, or warriors, take part in an Olng'esherr ceremony at the foot of the Maparasha Hills, near Kajiado, in Kenya Wednesday, 23 September 2020. The Olng'esherr ceremony, which attracted more than 10,000 Maasai from around the region, is a meat-eating rite of passage which takes place only once every 10 nyears and marks the end of being a young warrior and the beginning of becoming an elder.
      Last update: 15:08 GMT 27.09.2020
      15:08 GMT 27.09.2020

      Initiation Ritual of Junior Warriors Into Elders in African Maasai Tribe

      A rare initiation ritual whereby junior warriors become elders took place in the African Maasai tribe living in Kenya. The ceremony is held every 10 years when a new generation of warriors grows up.

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    • Dr. Morris Nafash, research director for the Bazooka Bubble Gum Company, whose job it was to test the texture and elasticity of the gum and to develop new flavors, is pictured measuring with an outside caliper a bubble blown by Josephine Zack on 16 September 1949 in New York.  Brooklyn-born Dr. Nafash came to his post after 11 years as a researcher at Columbia University's department of chemical engineering.  He blew about 100 bubbles a day and thinks kids probably won't ever blow bubbles much bigger than at present because the kid's face gets in the way.
      Last update: 10:34 GMT 26.09.2020
      10:34 GMT 26.09.2020

      Better Together: Chewing Gum for a Happy Life

      On 23 September 1848, an American businessman from Maine, John B. Curtis, came up with the idea to produce a chewing gum - he simply packed pieces of tree resin into pieces of paper and sold it as State Of Maine Pure Spruce Gum.

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    • A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader performs as the Dallas Cowboys play the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.
      Last update: 19:03 GMT 25.09.2020
      19:03 GMT 25.09.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 19 - 25 September

      From the presidential inauguration in protest-hit Belarus to demonstrations against Julian Assange's extradition to the United States, from a bodybuilding championship in Russia to an NFL football game in the United States, from floods in India to storms in Greece - this past week can hardly be called uneventful.

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    • Police officers stand guard as Extinction Rebellion activists are glued to the front door of Vogue House, during a protest outside Conde Nast in London, Britain 22 September 2020
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      17:48 GMT 24.09.2020

      Crisis, Distance and Masks: How Coronavirus Changed the World

      The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people live in many countries. Wearing masks, social distancing.... These rules are already ingrained and, in many places, have become the 'new normal'. Have a look at pictures from different countries in our photo gallery.

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