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The pack rides the 18th stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France between Embrun and Valloire.

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The partially collapsed dam wall at Whaley Bridge , a Derbyshire town which was evacuated yesterday in case the dam fails . An unusual occurrence in the UK .

A Chinook helicopter dropping sandbags at Toddbrook Reservoir , Whaley Bridge

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Cormons, Italy, 27 July: The peloton rides past a field of sunflowers during stage four of the Adriatica Ionica Race from Padola to Cormons in Italy.

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Madagascar farmers trying to save sea cucumbers , a delicacy fetching a high price for their purported health benefits. The farmers have made the country’s first locally owned sea-cucumber farm, which has been transforming the lives of people .

This week nineteen-month-old female panda cub Yi Yi eats during her naming ceremony at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Orthodox nuns take part in a religious procession during the celebration of the 1,031st anniversary of the Christianisation of the Kievan Rus region, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A balloon shaped as the head of fictional Star Wars film character Darth Vader is seen flying at the annual Bristol hot air balloon festival in Bristol. A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday as the city’s annual balloon festival began .

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Burryman Andrew Taylor is given whisky through a straw by local resident Mary Hamblin, as he parades through the town of South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, encased in burrs as part of an ancient tradition.

A picture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water that I took very recently. I try to remember to say a prayer for Frank as @Tis_Bearself suggested :innocent: when I go visit Frank’s work.

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A Syrian child holds a sheep in the north-western Idlib province.

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A Muslim girl offers an Eid al-Adha prayer at a mosque in Chennai, India yesterday .

Children hold balloons during celebrations marking Eid al-Adha on the compound Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday

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Displaced Syrians who fled from their villages near Jibala to escape bombing by Syrian government forces, return home shortly before a truce fell apart between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s regime .

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The starvation cell in the basement of Block 11 of Auschwitz in which Saint Maximilian Kolbe was murdered on 14 August 1941 with a candle left by John Paul II in 1979. See & share our online lesson about “Christian Clergy and Religious Life at #Auschwitz(link: http://lekcja.auschwitz.org/en_18_duchowienstwo/) lekcja.auschwitz.org/en_18_duchowie…

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Full moon during celebrations to mark the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta

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A life-size replica of a Diplodocus watches people coming out of the subway in the city center of Bochum, Germany, on August 12, 2019. The exhibition, featuring models of 33 dinosaurs all around the city center, is in Bochum due to the discovery of a 316-million-year-old dinosaur track found in a stone pit in the city six years ago

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Her Majesty enjoying a horse ride in the grounds of Balmoral, 13 August 2019

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This past week the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, a Unesco world heritage site, was illuminated on the 72nd anniversary of Indian independence from British rule.

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At her age I am surprised she can even get on a horse.

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