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Olympic host Rio de Janeiro at night

In two weeks time the Olympic games will open in Rio de Janeiro. The first athletes have arrived only to be confronted by an athletes village which isn't quite ready yet. Will everything be ready in time in Rio? Probably not, but who cares when you have views like these.

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Cute forest animals by Konsta Punkka

Most animals are pretty cute as is, but when they stare into a camera like below they're even cuter.

Credit: Konsta Punkka

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Hamas Summer Camp

I'm about to pick up my daughter form her arts and crafts Summer Camp and my son from his football camp. It turns out some people in the Middle East will be picking up their kids from a Hamas Summer Camp. Seriously wtf.

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Sohei Nishino making a Diorama map of Amsterdam

The definition of a diorama according to wikipedia is not exactly how Sohei Nishino has done it, but that doesn't matter. Him making a map of Amsterdam using pictures he shot and placing them in the correct locations on a drawn map of Amsterdam kind of reminds me of the photo collages David Hockney made. So, we'll consider it cool.

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Phoenix Dust Storm Time Lapse

With over 1.4 million inhabitants Phoenix is the largest city in the state of Arizona. It is also the hottest and driest in the state of Arizona and in the top 5 of America. It has an average of 300 days of sunshine a year and annually only receives 8 inches of rain. This means it has some weird weather phenomenons going on on occasion, such as dust storms or microbursts. Local photographer Bryan Snider captures some of these.

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The Photos Of 2016 Week 30

Here's our selection of images from around the world from the last seven days.

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Best Of Comic-Con Cosplay

Comic-Con in San Diego has grown into one of the largest (and best) conventions for sci-fi, fantasy and superhero movies, TV shows and comics. It used to attract a niche audience, but the studios discovered the power on Comic-Con and each and every year special trailers are made for upcoming movies and TV series and special actor panels are held at which fans can ask questions.
However, the real power of San Diego Comic-Con is still the hordes of enthusiastic fans that go there to meet each other and dress up as their (fictional) heroes.

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Counting of the Swans

Every year all the swans on the River Thames in London are counted in what is called the Swan Upping. We'll just call it another great and odd tradition from England.

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One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where it is balanced between the gravity of our home planet and the sun.

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American skysurfer MacCormac jumps into a Florida thunderstorm

During the height of summer thunderstorm season in Florida, Red Bull Air Force member Sean MacCormac took his sport to new, dangerous heights doing what few can and would ever do – sky surf through the lightning flashes and thunder claps of intense cumulonimbus clouds during an infamous Florida afternoon thunderstorm.

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Sun, sea and sport: Rio’s beach life

The Rio Olympics start in about 2 weeks and life might seem a beach down there, but the athletes come to Rio to win medals, not sunbath on the golden beaches.

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Etanis Gonzalez has a Wall Of Dolls in Venezuela

Etanis Gonzalez is an artist and a collector of dolls. He has combined the two by making this wall of dolls in his home town. Pretty creepy if you ask me.

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