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While July is the warmest month of any year in the Northern Hemisphere, this month—July 2019—is shaping up to be the hottest month ever recorded. All-time temperature records are being broken across North America and Europe. More wildfires than normal are raging across Russia, burning more than 7 million acres so far. Heat waves are affecting many parts of the Arctic and Greenland’s ice sheet, creating one of the “greatest melting events ever recorded.” While people and animals are still finding ways to enjoy the warm weather, they are also working to cope with the extremes. [...]
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
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The 2019 Pan American Games started on July 26 in Lima, Peru, and will continue until August 11. More than 6,500 athletes from all over North and South America have gathered to compete in 419 events in 39 sports. Many photographers are on the scene as well, capturing the drama of the games, as competitors give their all in pursuit of a place on the podium during the medal ceremonies. Gathered here, images of some of the joy, effort, concentration, frustration, and exhaustion made apparent on the faces of the athletes. [...]
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
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Earlier this month, UNESCO officially designated Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan as a World Heritage site. More than 3,500 ancient Buddhist pagodas, temples, and other religious structures occupy approximately 16 square miles of Old Bagan within the larger Bagan Archaeological Zone. Most of the structures were built between 800 and 1,000 years ago, when Bagan was a royal capital. In 2016, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the region, damaging 185 of the ancient buildings. Restoration work continues, and new laws have been passed to help preserve the site, as well as manage the impact of increasing visitors to the popular [...]
Mon, Jul 29, 2019
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Mon, Jul 29, 2019
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Puffins in Wales, baseball in San Francisco, a boat market in Bangladesh, wildfires in Portugal, protests in Puerto Rico, Comic-Con International in San Diego, swimming and diving in South Korea, a ballerina at the Louvre, canola fields in Alberta, the polar bear Nanook in Germany, and much more [...]
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
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During the week of July 17, 1955, Walt Disney’s new theme park, named “Disneyland,” opened to the public in Anaheim, California. The 17th, a Sunday, was intended to be an “international press preview,” limited to selected invitees who could ride the attractions, witness the parades, and take part in the televised dedication of the park. However, many counterfeit invitations were distributed, and more than 20,000 eager guests showed up, overwhelming many areas of the 160-acre park. The official public opening came the next day, July 18, and within several weeks, Disney reported that more than 1 million people had visited [...]
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
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Over the past few days in Portugal’s Castelo Branco region, strong winds and temperatures greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) have driven devastating wildfires through several villages, destroying structures and injuring 39 people. Nearly 2,000 firefighters worked to bring the three major fires largely under control, but authorities warned that hot and dry conditions could lead to more flare-ups. Below, images of the wildfires and of the residents, volunteers, and professionals working to minimize the damage. [...]
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
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For 10 days now, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the United States territory of Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. The calls for Rosselló to step down come after the leak of a group chat between Rosselló and his aides and Cabinet members, in which offensive, misogynistic, and homophobic comments were made. This follows ongoing public dissatisfaction with Puerto Rico’s government amid corruption scandals and continued problems related to recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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On July 20, 1969, the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” After months of preparation, preceded by years of development and testing, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida on July 16, arriving at the moon on July 19. While Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the surface and spent two and a half hours on the moon, [...]
Sat, Jul 20, 2019
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Cliff diving in Beirut, “swan upping” in London, protests against Puerto Rico’s governor, underwater violin in Malta, Wimbledon finals in London, a newborn walrus in Florida, a projected rocket in Washington, D.C., flooding in Louisiana, cattle in New Zealand, the Winegrowers Festival in Switzerland, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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The winners of the the tenth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced.  Photographers entered images in four categories: professional, amateur, youth, and plants for birds. More than 8,000 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states  and 10 Canadian provinces were judged. The National Audubon Society was again kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. You can also see all of the top 100 entries at the Audubon website. [...]
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
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In Gwangju, South Korea, the 2019 World Aquatics Championships are currently under way, featuring six disciplines, including diving, swimming, water polo, and artistic swimming (formerly known as synchronized swimming). Photographers have been on site capturing all the aquatic action, but it’s the photos of the artistic-swimming events that really shine. Gathered here, some of the scenes from both above and below the water of the performances of these national teams of artistic swimmers. [...]
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
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Building on years of work with Project Mercury and Project Gemini in the early 1960s, NASA’s Apollo program dedicated itself to putting Americans safely on the lunar surface before 1970, fulfilling a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy. The systems, materials, and techniques necessary to do this were nearly all brand new, and required extensive testing and research before they were sent 240,000 miles away from home. The astronauts were new to this as well, pioneers headed to a new world—literally. The world was fascinated with NASA’s progress as it approached the launch of Apollo 11 in July [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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Hot birds in France, the Festival of the Trays in Portugal, kid “muggers” in Washington State, a giant Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, a sea-lion rescue in California, the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, earthquake damage in California, the World Roller Games in Barcelona, a Melania Trump monument in Slovenia, the Women’s World Cup final in France, bull festivals in Spain, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
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