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More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes.

More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes. (Instagram)

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened. (Instagram)

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened. (Instagram)

More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes.

More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes. (Instagram)

Some photos from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres, 17% contained and the largest California fire of the year so far. The fire front is about 30 miles across and continuing to move towards rural communities. The last pic is a homeowner that decided to ignore the mandatory evacuation order.

Some photos from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres, 17% contained and the largest California fire of the year so far. The fire front is about 30 miles across and continuing to move towards rural communities. The last pic is a homeowner that decided to ignore the mandatory evacuation order. (Instagram)

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.

The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened. (Instagram)

Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames.

Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames. (Instagram)

Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames.

Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames. (Instagram)

More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes.
The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.
The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.
More scenes from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres and the largest California fire of the year so far. Some residents ignored evacuation orders and decided to stay and defend their homes.
Some photos from the #dixiefire today - now over 180k acres, 17% contained and the largest California fire of the year so far. The fire front is about 30 miles across and continuing to move towards rural communities. The last pic is a homeowner that decided to ignore the mandatory evacuation order.
The #caldorfire made a hard push into the Lake Tahoe basin overnight. It also burned part of the Sierra ski resort shown here. More than 650 structures have burned and thousands more continue to be threatened.
Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames.
Some more images of the Salt fire near Shasta Lake, California. At least 40 homes/buildings burned from the flames.
Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

A massacre of 3500 Palestinians took place in the refuge camp of Sabra & Shatila. (Twitter)

Sabra and Shatila massacre

Lebanese Adnan Al-Muqdad prays at the memorial site at a cemetery for those killed in the 1982 massacre at the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on January 11, 2014. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Sabra and Shatila massacre
Afghan women wearing full face veils, pledging commitment to Taliban's policies on gender segregation (AFP)

Afghan women wearing full face veils, pledging commitment to Taliban's policies on gender segregation (AFP)

These are traditional afghan clothes

These are traditional afghan clothes (Twitter)

These are traditional afghan clothes

These are traditional afghan clothes (Twitter)

These are traditional afghan clothes

These are traditional afghan clothes (Twitter)

This type of stitching runs through a few generations of the women in my family. You’d see fabric in bright green and blue, with henna visible on every fingertip. Our traditions were our foundation.

This type of stitching runs through a few generations of the women in my family. You’d see fabric in bright green and blue, with henna visible on every fingertip. Our traditions were our foundation. (Twitter)

This is Afghan culture.

This is Afghan culture. (Twitter)

This is Afghan culture.

This is Afghan culture. (Twitter)

This is how Afghan women dress

This is how Afghan women dress (Twitter)

These are traditional afghan clothes, not the demonic outfits the Taliban is desperately trying to impose

These are traditional afghan clothes, not the demonic outfits the Taliban is desperately trying to impose (Twitter)

Afghan women wearing full face veils, pledging commitment to Taliban's policies on gender segregation (AFP)
These are traditional afghan clothes
These are traditional afghan clothes
These are traditional afghan clothes
This type of stitching runs through a few generations of the women in my family. You’d see fabric in bright green and blue, with henna visible on every fingertip. Our traditions were our foundation.
This is Afghan culture.
This is Afghan culture.
This is how Afghan women dress
These are traditional afghan clothes, not the demonic outfits the Taliban is desperately trying to impose
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

People walk among American flags displayed to commemorate lives lost in the 9/11 terror attack, on September 10, 2021 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The display includes 2,977 national flags flying on the university's front lawn facing the Pacific Ocean with one US flag for each American victim and a national flag for every lost life of a foreign national. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

People watch the cast of the broadway musical ‘Come From Away' perform a free concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial on September 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. The performance, put on by Ford’s Theatre, comes on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and tells the story of a Canadian town that took in airplane passengers who were stranded when U.S. air traffic abruptly halted after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Actors from the broadway musical ‘Come From Away' perform a free concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial on September 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. The performance, put on by Ford’s Theatre, comes on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

People sit before the Brooklyn waterfront and the 'Tribute in Light' installation commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in New York on September 10, 2021. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP)

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Sailor Joseph Favata of the USS Somerset watches visitors at the Flight 93 National Monument before the Luminaria Ceremony on September 10, 2021 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Luminaria Ceremony commemorates the 40 victims of Flight 93 on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Two women hold candles as they attend a 9/11 commemoration religious ceremony at the Greek Orthodox St. Nicholas National Shrine adjacent to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on September 10, 2021. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The annual Tribute in Light projects two pillars of light into the night sky next to the buildings overlooking the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on September 10, 2021. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

A bouquet of flowers is left on the window ledge outside the Engine 6 firehouse -- home to 4 firefighters who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack -- on September 10, 2021 in New York City. AFP/File

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Linda Terry places a flower near the name of a friend and former client, who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum on September 10, 2021. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
US marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11
The German capital of Berlin has been transformed into one of the largest open air art galleries in the world as it hosts the 17th Festival of Lights display.

The German capital of Berlin has been transformed into one of the largest open air art galleries in the world as it hosts the 17th Festival of Lights display.

The festival, which will continue till 12 September, will see over 70 locations and buildings -- including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin TV Tower, and the Cathedral -- be transformed into works of art.

The festival, which will continue till 12 September, will see over 70 locations and buildings -- including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin TV Tower, and the Cathedral -- be transformed into works of art. (Twitter)

The festival's motto this year is "Creating tomorrow" with sponsors pledging to a cleaner environmentally friendly future. Many projections and installations featured themes such as sustainability and CO2 neutrality.

The festival's motto this year is "Creating tomorrow" with sponsors pledging to a cleaner environmentally friendly future. Many projections and installations featured themes such as sustainability and CO2 neutrality. (Twitter)

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the festival will go on. However, the festival's organisers have asked everyone to keep their distance and to wear masks.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the festival will go on. However, the festival's organisers have asked everyone to keep their distance and to wear masks. (Twitter)

Berlin's Festival of Lights has has been taking place since 2005. According to organisers, the building will be illuminated each day from 8:21 pm until midnight, though some projections are of shorter duration and may be displayed only once.

Berlin's Festival of Lights has has been taking place since 2005. According to organisers, the building will be illuminated each day from 8:21 pm until midnight, though some projections are of shorter duration and may be displayed only once. (Twitter)

The festival, which features many international artists, is expected to bring in a record number of crowds.

The festival, which features many international artists, is expected to bring in a record number of crowds. (Twitter)

The event, a registered trademark and directed by Birgit Zander of Zander & Partner, has no entry fee and allows visitors to bring in their own food and drink and make it a party.

The event, a registered trademark and directed by Birgit Zander of Zander & Partner, has no entry fee and allows visitors to bring in their own food and drink and make it a party. (Twitter)

Lighseeing tours are being organised where guides will explain the significance of the installations

Lighseeing tours are being organised where guides will explain the significance of the installations (Twitter)

The German capital of Berlin has been transformed into one of the largest open air art galleries in the world as it hosts the 17th Festival of Lights display.
The festival, which will continue till 12 September, will see over 70 locations and buildings -- including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin TV Tower, and the Cathedral -- be transformed into works of art.
The festival's motto this year is "Creating tomorrow" with sponsors pledging to a cleaner environmentally friendly future. Many projections and installations featured themes such as sustainability and CO2 neutrality.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the festival will go on. However, the festival's organisers have asked everyone to keep their distance and to wear masks.
Berlin's Festival of Lights has has been taking place since 2005. According to organisers, the building will be illuminated each day from 8:21 pm until midnight, though some projections are of shorter duration and may be displayed only once.
The festival, which features many international artists, is expected to bring in a record number of crowds.
The event, a registered trademark and directed by Birgit Zander of Zander & Partner, has no entry fee and allows visitors to bring in their own food and drink and make it a party.
Lighseeing tours are being organised where guides will explain the significance of the installations

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