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Cut off by lava, pot growers refuse to let go of dream

Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.
They are the last remaining residents on Halekamahina Hill, after two roiling streams of lava spouting from ground fissures and flowing into the sea, completely cut off the community.
Altman, 66, estimates they have $100,000 worth of marijuana in the field that they are harvesting.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 21

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Bolivia’s graveyard of trains

Nineteenth-century locomotives from Bolivian Railways Company rust under the sun.

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Inside Chernobyl

Scenes inside the Ukrainian power plant more than 30 years after a nuclear disaster permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe.

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Labor of love: Vespa in Pakistan

As cheap Chinese-made motorbikes flood Pakistan's roads, fans of vintage Vespa scooters are scrambling to find spare parts and preserve models that hark back to a quieter, bygone era.

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Volkswagen’s diesel graveyard

German automaker Volkswagen has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles, and has been storing hundreds of thousands of them around the United States for months.

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The future of warfare

The U.S. military tests new technologies during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 at Camp Pendleton, California.

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Symphony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship

A first look at Royal Caribbean Cruises' new 362-metre-long Symphony of the Seas.
I have no idea why people want to be stuck on a floating mall for weeks.

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Preparing for the International Space Station

American and Russian astronauts get ready for their mission to the ISS, where they will spend the next five months living and working.

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Some Japanese are feeling walled-in

Seven years after the tsunami that killed thousands huge sea walls that experts say will protect them are making people feel disconnected from the sea.

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Vintage uranium glass for that peaceful glow

Uranium glass occupies an little-known niche in the collectibles world, whose members appreciate its soft colour and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass was created.

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French farmer finds happiness in life before machines

When farm machinery revolutionized French agriculture in the years after World War Two, a young Jean-Bernard Huon turned his back on the new technology.
Half a century later Huon still uses oxen to plough his fields, determined to preserve an ancestral, peasant way of life.

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