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    • A ski lift at the Kalavrita ski centre on Mount Helmos is silhouetted as the moon rises
    • The famous Kalyazin Bell Tower, part of the submerged monastery of St. Nicholas, is seen in the morning fog in the town of Kalyazin
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    Competitors pose for the judges in the women's fitness event at the debut of bodybuilding as an official sport at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Saturday, 10 Aug 2019.

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a look into what's been going on in various corners of the world during the past seven days.

    From the women's fitness event to the Shadow of Babylon international bike show in Sevastopol; from Mrs. Russia 2019 in Moscow to the eruption of the volcano Piton de la Furnes on the island of Reunion— these are just some of the events that have been taking place around the globe.

    Check out this gallery, assembled for you by Sputnik, to stay caught up with the events that have changed our world and spot things that you might have missed!


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    • Farewell to Sports: Russian Tennis Legend Sharapova Finishes Her Career
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    • A Reveller from Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 21, 2020.
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