Photos of the Week: Alpine Opera, Japanese Dunes, Weed Museum

An orphaned lion cub in Turkey, wildfires in Bolivia, ongoing protests in Hong Kong, a performance by Lizzo in New Jersey, a mudflat horse race in Germany, the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, La Tomatina in Spain, bog snorkeling in Wales, the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship in Utah, and much more.

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