Photos of the Week: Hovercraft Racing, Mud Wallow, Balls of Fire

Supreme Court confirmation hearings and protests in Washington, D.C., a military dance in China, a tattoo expo in Russia, the West Indian Day Parade in New York, an ice cave in a French glacier, earthquake-triggered landslides in Japan, a 3-D-printed Egyptian-cat-mummy skeleton, red peppers in Turkey, a protest in Greece, a devastating fire in the National Museum of Brazil, and much more

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