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    • American media personality and model Kim Kardashian West attends the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
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      11:40 GMT 30.05.2020

      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? Famous Dark-Haired Women Who Drive Men Crazy

      Sputnik's photo gallery presents a selection of the most stunning dark-haired beauties: actresses, models and singers from all over the globe.

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    • Boaters participate in the Make America Great Again parade on 24 May 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. A Facebook post noted the event, which was scheduled to begin at the US Coast Guard station on the battery in Downtown Charleston and wind its way up the harbour, was hosted by OSR Marine, a marine supply store.
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      15:11 GMT 29.05.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 23 - 29 May

      Countries around the world continue to report new cases of the COVID-19 infection, but regardless of the ongoing pandemic, life continues in different parts of our planet.

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    • Tourists marvel at the sumptuous interior of the Komsomolskaya station.
      Last update: 11:25 GMT 27.05.2020
      11:25 GMT 27.05.2020

      Underground Architectural Wonder: Moscow Metro Celebrates 85th Anniversary

      The Moscow metro, the busiest in Europe and one of the largest in the whole world, is not simply a means of transportation for Muscovites and visitors to the Russian capital, but is also a unique architectural landmark that tourists should definitely include on their bucket lists.

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    • Faces, Women's Silhouettes & Even Fruit: What Images Can be Seen in Photos of Martian Surface?
      Last update: 12:00 GMT 26.05.2020
      12:00 GMT 26.05.2020

      Faces, Women's Silhouettes & Even Fruit: What Images Can Be Seen in Photos of Martian Surface?

      For almost half a century, people have been dreaming of reaching Mars, sending probes there in order to catch images of the Red Planet. Countless books have been written and films made about it, but even when we watch actual footage from Mars, it remains a mystery that haunts our imagination.

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    • Alina Zagitova free skating at the 2019 Grand Prix final in Turin.
      Last update: 11:35 GMT 25.05.2020
      11:35 GMT 25.05.2020

      Beauty, Grace, and Youth: Russia's Gold-Winning Figure Skating Treasure Alina Zagitova

      At the age of only 18, the Russian figure skating star has already reached unbelievable heights, winning six gold medals in international competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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    • The Mighty Volga: Great Russian River's Best Views
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      12:35 GMT 24.05.2020

      The Mighty Volga: Great Russian River's Best Views

      The longest river in Europe, the Volga begins in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, Russia and carries its waters south until it drains into the Caspian Sea, covering a distance of 3,530 kilometres.

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    • They Were Example to All: Life of Soviet Pioneers in Colour
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      12:46 GMT 23.05.2020

      They Were Example to All: Life of Soviet Pioneers in Colour

      The broad children’s social movement, Young Pioneers, was a mass youth organisation in the Soviet Union for children aged 9–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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    • Sorrell Vince, 23, left, from Northampton and Bethany Heatley from Preston enjoying the sun on Cullercoats Beach,  in Tynemouth, England, Wednesday 20 May 2020. Lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak have been relaxed allowing unlimited outdoor exercise and activities such as sunbathing. The Met Office has predicted the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to hit 28C (82.4F).
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      13:57 GMT 22.05.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 16 - 22 May

      The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe continues to rise but some countries are already easing restrictions and slowly reopen their economies. To date, more than 5 million people have been infected worldwide, with over 333,000 fatalities.

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    • Last update: 12:58 GMT 21.05.2020
      12:58 GMT 21.05.2020

      Post Apocalyptic Views: Dutch Photographer's Lens Captures Graveyard of French Warships

      While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage.

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    • A man wearing a face mask walks past The Forever Marilyn statue by Seward Johnson,  which is also wearing a mask amid the Coronavirus outbreak in National Harbor, Maryland on 11 May 2020.
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      12:36 GMT 20.05.2020

      I Know You, Mask! Statues With Covered Faces Abound Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Face masks have become the symbol of the coronavirus pandemic, which was declared by the World Health Organisation on 11 March.

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    • Reed Flute Cave, China
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      16:02 GMT 19.05.2020

      Enigmatic Eerie Underworlds: The Most Unusual Caves on the Planet

      Sombre, mysterious, bizzare, yet captivating - all these epithets can be applied to the intricate and almost unearthly world of caves that are truly unique and worthy of exploration.

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    • People are seen practising social distancing in white circles in Domino Park, during the COVID-19 pandemic on 17 May 2020 in Brooklyn, New York City.
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      13:59 GMT 18.05.2020

      Keeping Virus at Bay: How People Across the Globe Respect Social Distancing Rules

      In less than half a year, the whole of humanity has been upended due to the coronavirus pandemic and the world outside of our dwellings has become an entirely new place with new rules. However, respecting these rules is a key to get our lives back to normal, including by respecting social distancing.

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    • From Dead Lake to Mountain Devil's Finger: Glimpse of Mysterious Russian Region of Altai
      Last update: 13:38 GMT 16.05.2020
      13:38 GMT 16.05.2020

      From Dead Lake to Mountain Devil's Finger: Glimpse of Mysterious Russian Region of Altai

      The Russian republic of Altai extends over 92,600 square kilometres, and it is an area where myths and legends mix with reality. The magnificent landscapes of the Altai Mountains, mountain rivers, and glaciers attract tourists, scientists, climbers, writers, poets, artists, and photographers from all over the world.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 9 - 15 May
      Last update: 12:02 GMT 15.05.2020
      12:02 GMT 15.05.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 9 - 15 May

      As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe declines, countries are considering easing restrictions and gradually reopening their economies. To date, more than 4.4 million people have been worldwide, with over 302,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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    • One of Tokyo's many unique bars, Cheers One, an izakaya (Japanese pub), with a cheerleader theme in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, has reopened in an attempt to cheer up the city amid measures to fight the coronavirus, 11 May 2020.
      Last update: 13:06 GMT 13.05.2020
      13:06 GMT 13.05.2020

      Tokyo Cheerleader Pub Reopens to Cheering Visitors

      One of Tokyo's many unique bars, Cheers One, an izakaya (Japanese pub), with a cheerleader theme in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, has reopened in an attempt to cheer up the city amid measures to fight the coronavirus.

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    • A woman wearing a protective face mask looks at bathing suits in a Cap 3000 department store in Saint Laurent du Var near Nice as France softens strict lockdown rules put in place to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 11 May 2020.
      Last update: 12:23 GMT 12.05.2020
      12:23 GMT 12.05.2020

      Back to Normal? Scenes of Daily Life in Europe as Countries Start Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions

      We all have been missing many things during the quarantines that have been imposed in our countries as part of measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Undoubtedly, walking in parks and meeting up with friends in cafes and pubs are what many people are most eager to do now that restrictions are partially lifted.

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    • Protecting the Peace: Best Photos From WWII Victory Celebrations Through the Ages
      Last update: 13:57 GMT 09.05.2020
      13:57 GMT 09.05.2020

      Protecting the Peace: Best Photos From V-Day Celebrations in Moscow Through the Ages

      The Victory Day parade is one of the most important holidays in Russia, and the military parade is at its heart - however, this year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a delay, as people are isolating to curb the outbreak.

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    • Last update: 15:58 GMT 08.05.2020
      15:58 GMT 08.05.2020

      Faces of the Great Patriotic War

      While being the bloodiest and darkest period of the 20th century, World War II had a particular impact on the Soviet Union when Nazi Germany decided to launch Operation Barbarossa and invade the USSR.

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    • 75 Years of Victory: Capture of Berlin by Soviet Forces in 1945
      Last update: 12:00 GMT 07.05.2020
      12:00 GMT 07.05.2020

      75 Years of Victory: Capture of Berlin by Soviet Forces in 1945

      On 9 May, Russia is marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

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    • The rays of the searchlights of the air defense troops illuminate the sky of Moscow. Moscow, June 1941.
      Last update: 13:57 GMT 06.05.2020
      13:57 GMT 06.05.2020

      The Great Patriotic War Through the Lens of Army Photojournalists

      Already by the very first days of the war, photojournalists were at the frontline. After all, you can’t cover the war from afar. Therefore, photojournalists went to the front and worked from the trenches, from tanks on the battlefield, and from bunkers, even from the windows of burning buildings...

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