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    • Can I Have This Dance? Cadets Waltz at New Year's Ball
      Last update: 17:30 16.12.2019
      17:30 16.12.2019

      Can I Have This Dance? Cadets Waltz at New Year's Ball

      Gallant young gentlemen in military uniforms and elegant ladies in ball gowns have waltzed and created an astonishing atmosphere at the Cadet Ball in Krasnodar, Russia.

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    • Who's the Fairest of Them All: Miss World 2019 Finale in London
      Last update: 14:48 15.12.2019
      14:48 15.12.2019

      Who's the Fairest of Them All: Miss World 2019 Finale in London

      The 69th edition of the Miss World pageant was held on 14 December at the ExCeL London exhibition centre in the United Kingdom.

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    • Last update: 15:12 14.12.2019
      15:12 14.12.2019

      On Top and Over The Clouds: World Celebrates International Mountain Day

      Back in 2003, the United Nations General Assembly decided to make 11 April International Mountain Day in order to encourage the international community to organise events at all levels to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.

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    • Last update: 17:36 13.12.2019
      17:36 13.12.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 7 - 13 December

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that show the most significant and eye-catching events that happened around the world over the past seven days.

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    • The winning picture by Ben Appleby (Great Britain) in the DANCE FLOOR nomination at the International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2019 contest
      Last update: 15:46 12.12.2019
      15:46 12.12.2019

      Expectations, Excitement, Love: Best Wedding Photos of the Year

      The winners of the 3rd International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced.

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    • New Digital Reality: How Technologies Change Our Life
      Last update: 18:25 11.12.2019
      18:25 11.12.2019

      New Digital Reality: How Technologies Change Our Life

      Life in the future is all about “digital” technologies. Smart gadgets have become a part of everyday life, and the development of IT trends is a landmark for countries striving for technological leadership.

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    • Women Rule! Top 11 Youngest Acting Female Heads of Government
      Last update: 15:05 11.12.2019
      15:05 11.12.2019

      Women Rule! Top 11 Youngest Acting Female Heads of State

      Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Margaret Thatcher...the list of the greatest female political figures that had an immense impact on the world's history goes on and on. Today, despite the overwhelming majority of male heads of state, women still shine in the political arena.

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    • Planning the Best Trip Ever: Top 10 Fascinating Sites to Visit in 2020
      Last update: 16:38 10.12.2019
      16:38 10.12.2019

      Planning the Best Trip Ever: Top 10 Fascinating Sites to Visit in 2020

      The year 2019 was intense, with people having to face a lot of things, good and bad - so no one can say it was dull. And after all those things we need to brace ourselves for next year, so everybody needs to relax, or maybe go on a small vacation... but where?

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    • Push it to the Limit: Southeast Asian Games Kick Off in Philippines
      Last update: 16:00 09.12.2019
      16:00 09.12.2019

      Push it to the Limit: Southeast Asian Games Kick Off in Philippines

      The Olympic Games might be the biggest multi-disciplinary sporting event in the world, but regional contests can show us an unparalleled level of mastery, as we witness athletes doing their best and achieving new heights.

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    • Last update: 15:40 07.12.2019
      15:40 07.12.2019

      Astride Together: Wives of World Leaders Enjoying Horseback Riding

      People have been training and riding horses since ancient times. Used primarily by Asian nomadic tribes, the culture of horse breeding has spread across the globe, while the scope in the animal's use has also spread outside practical purposes to the spheres of competitive sports, entertainment, and ceremonies.

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    • Camila Cabello performs onstage during 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2019 at Dickies Arena on December 03, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
      Last update: 19:34 06.12.2019
      19:34 06.12.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 30 November - 6 December

      Sputnik's traditional weekly photo gallery invites you to see what the most important and eye-catching events across the globe were.

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    • Actress Emma Watson in the Looking for Juliet 2020 Pirelli Calendar
      Last update: 20:32 05.12.2019
      20:32 05.12.2019

      "Looking For Juliet": Pirelli Unveils Shakespeare-Themed 2020 Calendar

      Inspired by William Shakespeare's play, Italian photographer Paolo Roversi invites nine women representing the worlds of cinema, TV, music and art to offer their interpretation of the main character from "Romeo and Juliet" in the 2020 Pirelli calendar.

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    • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony at the township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
      Last update: 10:00 04.12.2019
      10:00 04.12.2019

      Kim Jong-un Inaugurates North Korea's New Town of Samjiyon

      North Korean media has called the newly opened town the "epitome of modern civilisation." According to the Korean Central News Agency, the town is expected to accommodate 4,000 families.

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    • Live to Win: Best Images From 'Energy of Victories' Photo Contest
      Last update: 17:44 02.12.2019
      17:44 02.12.2019

      Live to Win: Best Images From 'Energy of Victories' Photo Contest

      When people are trying to reach their goal every second, every bit of effort counts – that's why photos from sporting events are so emotional, as we can see athletes going all out, doing their best to achieve victory. Their happiness when they manage to earn success is truly sincere and priceless.

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    • Wouldn't Miss it for the World: Sputnik's Best Photos from November 2019
      Last update: 16:59 01.12.2019
      16:59 01.12.2019

      Wouldn't Miss it for the World: Sputnik's Best Photos from November 2019

      This month was full of events - major festivals and important fashion weeks, violent protests across the world and the approach of the Winter holidays made it really memorable. It is not easy, however, to remember everything important because every day was so eventful.

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    • Last update: 15:15 30.11.2019
      15:15 30.11.2019

      World Travel Awards Names Best Destination Cities of 2019

      The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious travel award in the world. This year, there were more than 80 WTA nominations, such as the best hotels, airlines, tour operators, cities, resorts, and attractions. In total, over 1,000 participants were given awards in various categories.

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    • Last update: 17:16 29.11.2019
      17:16 29.11.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 23-29 November

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that capture the most important and eye-catching events that occurred across the globe during the past seven days.

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    • Bolivian wrestler Blanca Perez, aka Katy The Beautiful, a member of the Fighting Cholitas, fights with a male wrestler at Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in El Alto, Bolivia, on November 24, 2019.
      Last update: 17:21 28.11.2019
      17:21 28.11.2019

      In Petticoat and Hat: The Art of Cholita Wrestling

      The word 'cholita' used to be a derogatory term for indigenous or mixed heritage girls but since not so long ago it has gained a positive meaning, characterising strong and proud Bolivian women.

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    • Singer Egine (Egine Grigoryan) performs during the Miss Fashion 2019: Goddess of the Universe finals at Vegas City Hall in Moscow
      Last update: 17:29 27.11.2019
      17:29 27.11.2019

      The Challenge of Choosing a Goddess: Miss Fashion 2019 Finals in Moscow

      In Russia, the beauty industry is booming, and the country often comes up with something interesting in this field.

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    • Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visiting the Green Vault in Dresden, Germany
      Last update: 15:30 26.11.2019
      15:30 26.11.2019

      Before the Heist: Interiors, Showpieces and Renowned Visitors to Dresden's Green Vault Museum

      The historic museum dating back to 1723 was raided on Monday with several valuable artefacts stolen, including a sword, a string of pearls and 18th-century jewellery.

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