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    A woman poses for a picture in front of a Russian T-55A tank during the sixth International Military Technical Forum “Army 2020” in the military Patriot Park outside Moscow on 23 August 2020.

    As the coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading across the planet and many countries are working on a vaccine, people all over the world are continuing to live and enjoying the last days of summer.

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery offers a collection of pictures presenting the highlights of the past week, where you can take a look at what has been happening across the globe during this truly exceptional time.

    From protests in Belarus and riots in the United States to wildfires in California, as well as the Koktebel Jazz Party - 2020 in Crimea and the Tank Biathlon in Alabino, Russia, much has been going on. 

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