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    • The Pinnacles limestone formation in Australia.
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    Mountain top of the Mont Ventoux in the Haute-Provence, France.

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Earth's only satellite. "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" - those words from US Commander Neil Armstrong started a new chapter in space exploration.

    For most people, there's little chance of ever being able to stand on the surface of the Moon. But there are places on our home planet that can make you feel like you're there. Sputnik has collected photos from around the world that bear a striking similarity to the Moon - and other planets.

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    • Radioactive Excursion: Tourists Explore Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
      Last update: 12:57 GMT 28.09.2020
      12:57 GMT 28.09.2020

      Radioactive Excursion: Tourists Explore Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

      In 1986, an explosion at one of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's reactors disgorged an enormous mass of contaminated nuclear particles into the air. The radioactive cloud stretched out across parts of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.