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Splash! Life as a mermaid

In Brazil, the mythical creature of the sea is quite real: women turn to mermaiding for an emotional lift and for fitness, incorporating free diving and underwater dancing skills.

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Perseid meteor shower provides night time entertainment

The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with annual event at its peak.

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Carving out Michelangelo’s marble dream

In 1517, Michelangelo climbed Mount Altissimo in Tuscany and found the marble of his dreams.
It was, the Renaissance master wrote, "of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline, reminiscent of sugar". He deemed it perhaps even more precious than that from nearby Carrara, where he had obtained marble for some of his most famous statues.

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Testing the USS Gerald R. Ford

The newly commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier carries out tests of the launch and landing systems in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Hot air ballooning over Italy looks gorgeous

Hot air balloons float over the Umbrian countryside.

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Fireflies light up the night in Mexico

Tourists flock to sanctuaries near the town of Nanacamilpa in Mexico to watch fireflies as they gather to mate in the forest.

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Classic car rally in Austrian Alps

Gorgeous cars in a gorgeous setting. What's not to love?

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A Pow Wow gathering in New Mexico

Traditional dancers from Indian Nations compete at the 32nd annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, a social gathering and summer celebration.

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Latte Art

South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe.

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Glastonbury 2017

It was that Glastonbury time of year again this past weekend. Sunshine, rain, tents, people and loads of music. It's an experience to behold, but you'll have to wait until 2019 for the next edition.
In the meantime enjoy these photos and rock on.

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Sculptures In Sand

Creations from the Sand Sculpture Festival "Disney Sand Magic" in Ostend, Belgium.

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Urban farming in Brooklyn

"Entrepreneurial farmers" are selected by Square Roots, an indoor urban farming company, to grow kale, mini-head lettuce and other crops locally in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn

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