• Last update: 15:00 19.07.2019
    15:00 19.07.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 13-19 July

    Have a peek at this week's most spectacular events from around the world.

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  • Last update: 16:00 18.07.2019
    16:00 18.07.2019

    Paradise for Geeks: Annual Comic Con Fest Kicks Off in San Diego

    San Diego is welcoming fans of comic books, movies, and science fiction to join the annual pop-culture extravaganza held annually since 1970.

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  • Last update: 13:40 17.07.2019
    13:40 17.07.2019

    The Art of Amazing People: World Bodypainting Festival in Austria

    The 22nd World Bodypainting Festival gathered artists from 50 countries all around the globe in Klagenfurt, Austria last weekend to show off their skills and imagination, as well as to compete for the prize.

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  • A young woman poses for pictures by a Novosibirsk energy plant's ash dump site - nicknamed the local Maldives - on 11 July 2019.
    Last update: 14:31 15.07.2019
    14:31 15.07.2019

    'Russian Maldives': Odd Lake in Siberia Sparks Selfie Craze

    A lake near an energy plant’s ash dump site in Novosibirsk, Russia has attracted crowds of Instagrammers since the location received international media coverage because of the lake's "tropical" colour.

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  • Last update: 12:57 14.07.2019
    12:57 14.07.2019

    New Protective Sarcophagus for Chernobyl Power Plant's No.4 Reactor

    The European Union has officially handed over to Ukraine a new safe sarcophagus, built over the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant destroyed by an explosion.

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  • People parade during the Tropical Carnival on July, 7 2019 in Paris.
    Last update: 16:00 13.07.2019
    16:00 13.07.2019

    Bringing Heat to the Heart of France: Paris Hosts Tropical Carnival

    Over 2,000 participants, as well as thirty musical bands, took part in the 18th Tropical Carnival in Paris on 7 July. This event, full of bright costumes, music and joy, attracted tens of thousands of spectators.

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  • Last update: 16:00 12.07.2019
    16:00 12.07.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 6-12 July

    Get an overview of the week's most colourful events across the globe.

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  • Last update: 16:45 09.07.2019
    16:45 09.07.2019

    Extreme Spanish Amusements: Running of the Bulls at San Fermin Festival

    The Spanish city of Pamplona is holding its annual festival of San Fermin, a tradition carried out for more than 800 years, from 6 to 14 of July.

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  • Can't Say No to Them! Sporty Beauties Run Bride Race in Russia
    Last update: 15:30 08.07.2019
    15:30 08.07.2019

    Can't Say No to Them! Sporty Beauties Run Bride Race in Russia

    Every summer there are a lot of sporting events – marathons, swimming, and crazy competitions. There are also many weddings, as people want their nuptial ceremonies to take place on sunny and pleasant days. Thus, it was obvious that people would combine the two sooner or later!

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  • Last update: 14:19 07.07.2019
    14:19 07.07.2019

    How They Do It: Kisses of Politicians and Celebrities

    "World Kiss Day" in 2019 was celebrated on 6 July in more than 60 countries. It all began in Great Britain and has been celebrated across the world for more than twenty years.

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  • Last update: 13:59 06.07.2019
    13:59 06.07.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 29 June - 5 July

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you an overview of what's been going on in the different corners of the world over the past seven days.

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  • Slovakia's national fitness team
    Last update: 14:04 05.07.2019
    14:04 05.07.2019

    A Feast For the Eyes: World Celebrates International Bikini Day

    Summer is a perfect time for a beach holiday and International Bikini Day, which takes place on 5 July, is a perfect opportunity for the fairer sex to demonstrate their alluring two-piece swimsuits.

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  • Ladies' Hats, Gymnastics on the Beach and Gagarin: A Look Back at Soviet Crimea
    Last update: 15:30 03.07.2019
    15:30 03.07.2019

    Ladies' Hats, Gymnastics on the Beach and Gagarin: A Look Back at Soviet Crimea

    During Soviet times, Crimea was a place that citizens of the USSR dreamed of visiting; the peninsula featured several hundred health resorts called sanatoria as well as guest houses for holiday-makers.

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  • A Group of Friends Pose for a Sefie in Cape Town
    Last update: 14:22 01.07.2019
    14:22 01.07.2019

    Sexy, Sexier, the Sexiest: Top Nations 2019 Poll Finds to Be Hot

    A poll conducted by website Big Seven Travel among its 1.5 million audience revealed that tourists find Ukrainians to be the sexiest nation on the planet.

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  • Magic Power and Fern Blossoms: Slavic Festival Marking Summer Solstice
    Last update: 14:00 30.06.2019
    14:00 30.06.2019

    Magic Power and Fern Blossoms: Slavic Festival Marking Summer Solstice

    Kupala Night also called Ivan Kupala is celebrated in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus during the night from 6 to 7 July relating to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Slavic rituals.

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  • Beauty Pageant Krasa Rossii-2019 in Moscow
    Last update: 15:42 29.06.2019
    15:42 29.06.2019

    Pretty as a Picture: 'The Beauty of Russia' Pageant Finds Its Winner

    Anna Baksheeva, a young contestant from the Russian city of Chita, has won the prestigious "The Beauty of Russia" (Krasa Rossii - in Russian) annual contest held at Vegas City Hall in Moscow. The winner can now represent Russia at the global 'Miss Earth' contest. 

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  • Last update: 15:15 28.06.2019
    15:15 28.06.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 22 - 28 June

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you an overview of what's been going on in the different corners of the world over the past seven days.

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  • Last update: 14:36 27.06.2019
    14:36 27.06.2019

    Nostalgic About Soviet Fashion: Stylish 'It Girls' of the USSR

    In the Soviet Union, women didn't have access to French and other Western fashion brands as their products simply couldn't get inside Russian territory hidden under the Iron Curtain.

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  • Ten Years After We Lost Michael Jackson, One the Greatest Pop Musicians of All Time
    Last update: 16:00 25.06.2019
    16:00 25.06.2019

    Ten Years Since We've Lost Michael Jackson, One of the Greatest Pop Musicians of All Time

    Michael Jackson dubbed the "King of Pop" died at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol on 25 June 2009 in the Holmby Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California.

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  • Remember Their Names: Russian Actors Best Known in Hollywood
    Last update: 19:00 24.06.2019
    19:00 24.06.2019

    Remember Their Names: Russian Actors Best Known in Hollywood

    Russian actors and actresses are receiving more and more offers to play roles in foreign films. While some think it's impossible to make it big in Hollywood after starting a career in Moscow, they offer evidence to the contrary.

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