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This film contains images that some may find upsetting. Jouma and his family were fleeing their home in Syria in 2018 when an air strike hit the bus they were on. His face was severely wounded and he was left completely blind. The little boy was three years old at the time. The family now live in neighbouring Lebanon and allowed   @eloisealanna   to film them in their temporary home.  #syria     #lebanon     #bbcnews  


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A pair of kayakers were soaked when they paddled close to Spencer glacier in Alaska. Huge chunks of ice fell off, causing a massive wave heading straight for Andrew and Josh.   #alaska     #glacier     #bbcnews  


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Aerial footage shows the extent of a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands gathered amid increasingly severe warnings by Beijing.


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That’s a lot of umbrellas. More than 100,000 people are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, in the face of warnings from China. Activists and police have clashed over the past 10 weeks, but this weekend's rallies have been peaceful so far. Tap the link in our bio to read more about what's been happening. PHOTO 1: Chris McGrath/ Getty Images PHOTO 2: Tyrone Siu/ Reuters PHOTO 3: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP/ Getty Images PHOTO 4: Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP/ Getty images

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Kangaroos in the snow, spinning cars, football with tractors and other stories you may have missed this week.


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"At the beginning of my career... I had never seen a woman conducting before." Meet Tianyi Lu, who's been appointed the first female conductor in residence at The Welsh National Opera. It's a role that's been created to raise the profile of women in orchestral music.


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Antonio Basco was expecting a near-empty church for the funeral of his wife who died in the El Paso mass shooting in Texas, US, in August. But after extending an opening invite to the community, he was shocked to find people queuing to get in. The size of the crowd was so huge that the funeral company had to move the service to a larger facility. As he walked in, Mr Basco said: "This is incredible." Tap the link in our bio to see more photos and read more about the story. PHOTOS 1 and 2: Getty Images PHOTOS 3 and 4: AFP

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Protesters and police in Hong Kong have been locked in a spiral of violence and provocation for months. So, how have they got here?


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Lee Komaki has spent a career in Tokyo's red-light district, but now wants to enter politics. But his unorthodox former life isn't the only challenge that he faces.   #bbcnews     #tokyo     #politics     #japan  


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Things didn't quite go to plan for this hungry raccoon. 🦝 The critter was caught red-handed as it burrowed its way inside a Florida High school's vending machine. Thankfully, after a bit of help from some nearby humans, it was able to escape!   #raccoon     #vendingmachine     #bbcnews  

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Images of military personnel, trucks and armoured vehicles have emerged from Shenzhen, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued to rally on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill since 9 June. Many see these images as a sign Beijing is preparing for a potential crackdown, even by armed police. Tap the link in our bio to read more about how and whether could China intervene.   #hongkong     #china     #bbcnews   (📷: Reuters / Thomas Peter)

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The French town of Pleucadeuc welcomes around 1,500 twins every year, when they get together with other twins. The festival has been running for the last 25 years, and even features music from performing twins!   #twins     #identicaltwins     #pleucadeuc     #bbcnews  


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