Photos of the Week: Sky Glider, Ice Swimmer, Cave Basketball

A “Grand Tattoo” in Berlin, a trapped raccoon in Florida, pole vaulting in Peru, scuffles in Hong Kong, a baby hippo in Taipei, mutton bustin' in Iowa, a Diplodocus in Germany, Eid Al-Adha in Mauritania, a baptism in Mexico, wildfires in Greece, spear fishing in Maine, stars over Wadi Rum, Oktoberfest prep in Berlin, and much more.

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