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August 14 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 8/5–8/11, one of 35 photos. Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini, during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, at Philip II Arena in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on August 8, 2017. (Boris Grdanoski / AP)

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From Voyager’s 40th Anniversary, one of 34 photos. Voyager 2 launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan IIIE/Centaur launch vehicle on August 20, 1977, about two weeks before the September 5 launch of Voyager 1. The two spacecraft were sent on different trajectories, and Voyager 1 was put on a path to reach its planetary targets, Jupiter and Saturn, ahead of Voyager 2. (NASA / JPL-Caltech)

August 08 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 7/29–8/4, one of 35 photos. Yi ethnic minority girls wait to participate in a traditional performance to celebrate the Torch Festival in Butuo County, Sichuan province, China, on July 18, 2017. (Natalie Thomas / Reuters)

August 06 2017

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From The Marble of Michelangelo’s Dreams, one of 18 photos. A worker, known as a “tecchiaiolo”, examines marble at the Cervaiole quarry on Monte Altissimo in the Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy, on July 18, 2017. Before the extracting begins, these experts hang from ropes from the sides of the mountain and pick at its sides with pointy iron bars to remove loose rock that could fall and hurt workers in subsequent phases of the extraction. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)

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From Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, one of 18 photos. Under the Wave - 3rd Place, People. I recently traveled to Tavarua, Fiji to do some surf photography with pro surfer Donavon Frankenreiter at Cloudbreak. I’m always looking for new angles and perspectives. The usual surf shots have all been done so we decided to get a little creative. (© Rodney Bursiel / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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From Photos of the Week: 7/22–7/28, one of 35 photos. A firefighter rides a motorbike away from a forest fire next to the village of Macao, near Castelo Branco, Portugal, on July 26, 2017. (Rafael Marchante / Reuters)

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From Wildfires Force Evacuations Along the French Riviera, one of 21 photos. People leave the beach with their belongings as a fire burns a forest behind them in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France, on July 26, 2017. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP / Getty)

July 27 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 7/15–7/21, one of 35 photos. Elvis the pug attends PugFest Manchester, a festival celebrating pugs and pug cross dogs, held at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, on July 16, 2017. (Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty)

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From An Appreciation of Trees, one of 35 photos. A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world. A Buddha head entwined within the roots of a tree in the ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on July 14, 2016. (Jorge Silva / Reuters)

July 21 2017

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From Wildfires Across Southern Europe, one of 21 photos. A firefighting plane drops water to extinguish a forest fire on the Lustica peninsula near Tivat, Montenegro, on July 17, 2017. (Stevo Vasiljevic / Reuters)

July 20 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 7/8–7/14, one of 35 photos. Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic dives from the 27 meter platform at Islet Franca do Campo during the second stop of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on July 9, 2017 in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. (Romina Amato / Red Bull via Getty)

July 19 2017

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From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21 photos. Great bird photography: Winners and runners-up from the 8th annual competition. Atlantic Puffin. (Ann Pacheco / Audubon Photography Awards)

July 15 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 7/1–7/7, one of 35 photos. Animal rights protesters stand still after breaking mock banderillas containing red powder, which covered them during a demonstration for the abolition of bull runs and bullfights, a day before the start of the famous running of the bulls San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 5, 2017. (Susana Vera / Reuters)

July 09 2017

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From Mosul in Ruins, one of 26 photos. Iraqi civilians flee the Old City district where heavy fighting continues in Mosul, Iraq, on July 2, 2017. Iraqi forces continue to encounter stiff resistance from Islamic State with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), car bombs, suicide bombers, heavy mortar fire and snipers hampering their advance. (Martyn Aim / Corbis via Getty)

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From Robots at Work and Play, one of 34 photos. Gael Rougegrez of the Blanca Li Dance Company performs “Robot” at Barbican Center on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Ian Gavan / Getty)

July 08 2017

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From Photos of the Week: 6/24–6/30, one of 35 photos. Soldiers react as Chinese President Xi Jinping (unseen) inspects troops at the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China, on June 30, 2017. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters)

July 03 2017

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From The Battle for Mosul Enters Its Final Stage, one of 33 photos. Eight months of brutal fighting to retake Iraq’s second largest city. Here, a view of a war-damaged part of western Mosul, Iraq, on May 29, 2017.. (Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)

June 30 2017

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From Winners of the BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition, one of 12 photos. ‘Synchronized Sleepers,’ Human/Nature Finalist. Photographer Franco Banfi and his fellow divers were following this pod of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Caribbean Sea near the Commonwealth of Dominica, when the giants suddenly seemed to fall into a vertical slumber. (Franco Banfi / BigPicture Photography Competition)

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From 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II, one of 12 photos. More entries from 2017, contest open til 6/30. Brazilian Surfer Letting a Wave Pass - It was an ideal day for surfing just off of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana beach, and this man was making the most of it, catching wave after wave. I had my point-and-shoot trained on him since he was smoothest and most skillful of the wave riders, and caught him passing through a wave while he was waiting a better one in an oncoming swell. (© Ted Somerville / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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From Photos of the Week: 6/17–6/23, one of 35 photos. A Beluga whale plays with visitors to the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, on June 18, 2017. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)

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