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The Photos Of 2018 Week 49

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

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Downhill Challenge Medellín with Sam Pilgrim and Nicholi Rogatkin

GoPro Athlete Sam Pilgrim and Nicholi Rogatkin show us what it is like to ride the Downhill Challenge Medellín, the world's longest urban downhill race.
Crazy.

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Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job

When the roof of a coal mine collapsed in the Georgian town of Tkibuli in July, killing four miners and injuring six, the small town was plunged into grief - and not for the first time.

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Abandoned Norwegian houses by Britt Marie Bye

All my friends who have visited Norway say it is a must-visit location.
Stunning scenery, friendly people, clean air and easy going.
Apparently people want to move there, but photographer Britt Marie Bye found some fine little houses, abandoned inside the Arctic circle.

Credit: Britt Marie Bye

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Safari in the city

Views from the edge of Kenya's capital city in Nairobi National Park.
Must be really weird to see exotic animals with skyscrapers in the background. Tell me we are stealing their land.

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Shanghai’s Late Night Shops by Florian Mueller

They say New York is the city that never sleeps, but in Asia there are loads of cities that never sleep. And cities that never sleep have nighttime economies.
Florian Mueller spent some time in Shanghai and capture some to the thousands of typical late night shops and stalls.

Credit: Florian Mueller

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Mexico’s presidential plane is for sale

The big, luxurious airplane used to ferry Mexico's former president around the globe is about to fly away permanently in one of the first moves by the new president to rid the country of what he has derided as a towering symbol of excess.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 48

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Worst riots in Paris since 1968

Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on Saturday as they fought running battles with protesters in the shadows of some of Paris’ fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts. More than 400 people were arrested and more than 100 injured, shocking Parisians and tourists alike.
It all started as a yellow vest protest movement against rising living costs (fuel and such) and has been hijacked by those only looking for trouble. As almost always happens.

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When the clouds look like the ocean

This is some awesome timelapse footage of low clouds over Colorado Springs. Those clouds look like a swaying ocean.

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Lion Attacked by Pack of Hyenas

Another amazing bit of nature filming by the BBC wildlife team.
Red the lion finds himself surrounded by a pack of over twenty hyenas.

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Greenland - Land Of Ice

Greenland might be green underneath all that snow and ice, but it's all white as far as the eye can see. Beautiful use of drones.

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