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Don't look down! if you thought your commute to work was intense, take a look at how this priest gets to work every day. in the remote mountains of northern ethiopia, he scales a 250m cliff every day to reach his church - and says he never forgets to lock it up at night. #commute #travel #africa #ethiopia #christian #faith #bbcnews
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bbcnews Guests at the bafta film awards showed their support for the time's up and me too campaigns by wearing black and sending messages from the stage. stars lily james, lupita nyong'o, ruth wilson, octavia spencer and angelina jolie were among those supporting the push for greater respect and equality. 📷: jeff spicer/getty images and yui mok/pa #bafta #film #awards #timesup #metoo #blackdress @lilyjamesofficial @lupitanyongo @octaviaspencer
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Giant pandas perform roly-polys in the snow in finland. they arrived at ähtäri zoo in january on a 15 year loan from china. the pandas have been given finnish names, pyry ("snowfall") and lumi ("snow"), which given their new love for the white stuff seems entirely appropriate. #panda #snow #finland #zoo #bbcnews
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"we call bs". students send a strong message to us lawmakers for tougher gun laws after 17 people were killed in the florida school shooting. 18-year-old emma gonzalez, who made this passionate speech, took cover on the floor of her secondary school's auditorium during the attack. #survivor #passion #guncontrol #florida #parkland #floridaschoolshooting #bbcnews
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bbcnews 🥇🥉🥉🥉saturday was great britain’s most successful day ever at a winter olympics. congrats lizzy yarnold and laura deas, who claimed gold and bronze in the skeleton. and to izzy atkin, who won britain’s first ever medal in a skiing event. a day earlier, dom parsons won bronze in the men’s skeleton. #winterolympics #pyeongchang2018 #skeleton #sportlife #winning🏆
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Street style - what people are actually wearing for this year's london fashion week. the event is taking place until 20th february 2018. #streetstyle #fashion #clothes #londonfashionweek @londonfashionweek #bbcnews
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bbcnews Orangutans in borneo are clinging on to survival. a new study reveals that more than 100,000 of the apes have been killed since 1999. hunting and deforestation are two of the biggest threats facing them. the orangutan in this photograph was being kept at the sumatran orangutan conservation programme's rehabilitation centre. 📷: ulet ifansasti/getty images. #orangutan #ape #animalrescue #conservation #borneo #bbcnews
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bbcnews Team gb's skeleton suits may be giving them superhero speed at the winter olympics in south korea but these other athletes in the skeleton fraternity have adopted some fierce helmet designs. yun sung-bin of south korea favoured an iron man design, while akwasi frimpong of ghana, canadians kevin boyer and barrett martineau preferred wild animals. joseph luke cecchini of italy sported a flaming skull. photos: reuters/edgar su #bbcsnapshot #olympics #winterolympics #skeleton #helmets #art #design #southkorea
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"this is enough". 17 angels, representing the victims of the florida high school schooting, were lit up during a moving candelight vigil. family members of the victims spoke powerfully about their loss, paying tribute to the students and staff killed. #florida #parkland #bbcnews
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The world's worst burglars? shanghai police have released this footage of two would-be thieves, who tried to break into a shop in the middle of the night... and failed. badly. look out for that brick! #crime #shanghai #china #police #cctv #fail
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bbcnews Help to wipe away the tears. kelsey friend survived the florida high school shooting yesterday which left 17 people dead. former marjory stoneman douglas high school student nikolas cruz has been charged over the shooting. photo: mark wilson/getty images #florida #parkland #bbcnews
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What a lucky escape. a quick-thinking teenager became a hero when this toddler fell on the tracks at a milan metro station. two-year-old mohammed got away from his mother and fell over the platform edge. 18-year-old lorenzo pianazza rushed to the woman's aid and the little boy somehow escaped unhurt. #hero #courage #baby #rescue #miracle #bbcnews
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The chinese year of the dog begins on friday and these pampered pooches are particularly lucky. 🐶they're getting special treatment at a five star dog hotel in china. it offers its four-legged guests a cinema, swimming pools and luxury rooms to play in. 🐾 #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #china #yearofthedog #cutedogs #bbcnews
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“brace, brace, brace.” these passengers on a @united flight had a scary landing after the pilot declared an emergency. 🛬the plane flying from san francisco to honolulu was missing the casing from its right engine. #plane #flying #planelanding #air #midair #boeing #boeing777 #pilot #pilotlife
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bbcnews This fluffy bichon frise, named flynn, has become america’s top dog by winning the best in show award at the westminster kennel club dog show in new york. the beauty pageant for canine contestants has been held in manhattan since 1877. photo: drew angerer/getty images #bbcsnapshot #photography #dogshow #westminsterkennelclub #dog #dogowners #breeds
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Super cool 😎 or super scary 😱? (or both?) the latest boston dynamics robot has a cool new trick - it can open doors. #robot #technology #science #bbcnews #cool #future
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Eloise looked like a healthy student, but secretly harboured an obsessive relationship with food. if you are affected by any of these issues you can find help here: bbc.in/infosupport #health #diet #food #bbcnews
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How far would you go to help a dog in need? 🐶 these rescuers spent three days digging through rock to help free charlie. the little guy got stuck after chasing a fox but after surviving being stuck, was treated to a big steak pie and lots of tlc. #dog #instadog #rescue #cute #instagood #bbcnews
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bbcnews This heart-warming image of a gorilla in the arms of one of her rescuers has been selected as the winner of the wildlife photographer of the year people's choice award. the winning image was captured by canadian photographer jo-anne mcarthur and shows pikin, a lowland gorilla who was rescued from poachers by ape action africa. she is pictured in the arms of her caretaker, appolinaire ndohoudou, during transportation from an enclosure, within a safe forest sanctuary in cameroon, to a new larger one. "'i'm so thankful that this image resonated with people and i hope it might inspire us all to care a little bit more about animals," says mcarthur. 📷: jo-anne mcarthur / natural history museum #bbcsnapshot #photography #wpypeopleschoice #award #wildlife #nhm #animalrescue @nhm_wpy
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bbcnews Barack and michelle obama have attended the unveiling of their official portraits at smithsonian's national portrait gallery in washington dc. mr obama said his portrait by kehinde wiley, who is known for his old master-style depiction of african-americans, was "pretty sharp". "wow!" said mrs obama of her portrait by amy sherald, another black artist, whose work addresses social justice. #bbcsnapshot #photography #obama #barackobama #michelleobama #painting #portraits #official #smithsonian #nationalportraitgallery #washingtondc #us #president
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