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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿: 10-year-old Rory Scott herds sheep for the annual sale of lambs in Lairg, #Scotland. 📷 Jeff J. Mitchell / @gettyimages
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🇺🇸: Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mother, raises her fist at the site where her daughter was killed on the one year anniversary of #Charlottesville. 📷 @brian_photog / @reuters
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🇸🇦: Pilgrims visit Hiraa cave at the top of Noor Mountain in #Mecca, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the #Hajj. 📷 Mohammed Saber / @epaphotos
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🇺🇸: People sit on a porch in Benton, #Pennsylvania, as floodwaters fill the streets. 📷 @jmaypho / Bloomburg Press Enterprise via @apnews
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A woman builds an octopus sand sculpture during the 28th annual #ConeyIsland Sand Sculpting Contest on Saturday in #NewYork.
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📷 Mary Altaffer / @apnews

Russian President #Putin dances with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl during her wedding on Saturday in Gamlitz, #Austria.
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📷 Roland Schlager / @afpphoto

Italian firefighters are applauded as they arrive at a state funeral service for the victims of the bridge collapse in Genoa. As families begin to bury their loved ones, the death toll from the tragedy has risen to 41. Read more through the link in our bio.
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Residents are rescued from flooding by a navy helicopter in the southern state of #Kerala, #India, on Friday.
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The worst floods in a century in Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher still. During the current #monsoon, Kerala has been hit with over a third more rain than average, according to India's weather office.
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📷 Sivaram V / @reuters

🔊 “Why is everybody so obsessed with the President of the United States that they can’t even begin or finish a sentence without mentioning his name five times? It’s kind of weird,” Kellyanne Conway says while addressing reporters outside of the White House.
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Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of #Genoa’s Morandi bridge on Thursday, two days after a section of the motorway collapsed during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people.
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📷 @mber12 / @afpphoto

Footage from #CalFire shows the massive “firenado” in #California that killed firefighter Jeremy Stoke as he battled the #CarrFire in July. The largest documented fire whirl in California’s history reached 7.5 miles into the sky and spread to 1,000 feet wide as it moved across the ground at up to 165 mph.
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Muslim pilgrims circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque on Friday, ahead of the #Hajj in the holy city of #Mecca. The annual pilgrimage draws millions of visitors, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.
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Fans in mourning are leaving flowers and messages to the #QueenofSoul, #ArethaFranklin, at her star on the #Hollywood #WalkofFame following her death Thursday. 📷 Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighter Matt Burchett, 42, who died fighting a #wildfire in California, is honored by a detail along Murray Parkway as his body is returned home to #Utah on Wednesday evening.
Burchett, who had been a #firefighter for decades, was hit by a falling tree and died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in California history, the #MendocinoComplexfire north of San Francisco.
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📷 @franciscokjolseth / @sltrib via AP

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin — the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — has died. She was 76 years old.
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The one-time gospel singer known for powerful anthems like #Respect and #ChainofFools had battled undisclosed health issues in recent years and canceled planned concerts earlier this year.
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In her heyday of the 1960 and 1970s, #ArethaFranklin dominated the music charts with hits including "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," "Baby, I Love You," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "Respect," a cover of an Otis Redding tune that became a song of empowerment during the U.S. civil rights era.
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📷 Jason DeCrow / @apnews

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