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Photo by @100limitefilmes
“Highline isn’t a sport, it is a way of life,” explains Brazilian adventure photographer Murilo Vargas (@100limitefilmes). “It’s all about what happens when nature and adrenaline combine. No doubt you have to be ready for action, physically and emotionally. You’ve got to be healthy, practicing as much you can to be ready. And you’ve got to keep your mind free.”
On today’s Instagram story, Murilo takes us on a seaside sunrise excursion with highline athletes. Watch now to see them in action at the Leblon Lookout in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photo by @wallah
Rain at twilight set the scene for Alan Kastner (@wallah) as he took photos using a long exposure in Yanaka, his neighborhood in Japan’s capital city. “Storytelling and conveying the mood of a given moment are the elements of utmost priority in my shooting,” he says. 📷 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @annimagines
On a sunset walk in Crimea, photographer Anna Fedorova (@annimagines) made such an impression on a herd of gentle donkeys that they followed her back to her car. “One donkey turned his head like he was showing us we could leave,” she says. “And I clearly saw the picture that I wanted to keep as a memory of this very moment.” #TheWeekOnInstagram


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Boomerang by @tot.aw
Greetings from Jakarta! Meet Edi, Erwin and William, the trio behind @tot.aw — short for TOTally AWesome. This Indonesian pop-up restaurant serves quick bites, but they’re famous for a cake constructed of instant noodles, sausage, chicken and even cheese.
Watch our story right now to take a closer look at this savory work of art. 🍜

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Photo by @its_jjayjay
Nico the golden retriever was in the right place at the right time with his human friend Julian Troi (@its_jjayjay) to catch this stunning scene in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. “We were surrounded by wind and snow, but soon the fog disappeared and the sun shone through the clouds,” says Julian. “Even Nico seemed to be really impressed by the scenery.” 🐶 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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#Boomerang by @kosh_dp
Anastasia Kosh (@kosh_dp) ... or a modern-day Alice in Wonderland? 🐰 Just in time to celebrate #Boomerang’s second birthday this weekend, the 27-year-old photographer (and self-proclaimed fairy) from Moscow flew up a flight of stairs and into our #BoomerangOfTheWeek.

Marimurtra Botanical Gardens
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Featured photo by @markabramsonphoto
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPperfectpair
Some things are just better together. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that capture duos that complement and enhance each other, as in this featured photo from Mark Abramson (@markabramsonphoto). Here are some tips to get you started:
A hammock and a book, coffee and bagels, two best friends — some things just naturally go together. As you go about your weekend, take photos of some of your own perfect pairs.
Not every match is so simple! Keep an eye out for more surprising duos — much like this pedestrian and matching billboard — that might be hidden in plain sight.
Once you’ve found an interesting pairing, how can you use camera tools to further enhance the match? Try taking a #Boomerang of two running buddies or a video of a dog and cat strolling through your backyard.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPperfectpair hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.


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Video by @angel_dancer_1
“The more the better.” This is Angelnae Randalle’s (@angel_dancer_1) stance when it comes to practice. On average, the 14-year-old, who currently lives in Michigan, rehearses 24 to 30 hours a week — and that number only goes up when a competition or convention is on the horizon. You might be surprised to learn that Angelnae started dancing just three years ago; her grandmother signed her up for her first class and passed away shortly thereafter. “She was my biggest supporter,” says Angelnae. “I think she is very proud of me.”
See what a day in Angelnae’s life is like. It’s on our Instagram story right now.

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Photo by @brittneybeadle
Brittney Beadle (@brittneybeadle) does not put off anything for tomorrow. “Do it now,” she advises. “Live in the moment and enjoy your life.” In May 2015, Brittney was diagnosed with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, at the age of 18. “I felt I was alone,” Brittney says. “There are some young women in their 20s who I found, but still no one who was “my age” young, with breast cancer.”
By sharing her journey, she hopes to help others in a similar position. “Whenever I have to go through a new treatment that’s really hard — like when I had radiation to my brain — I think, ‘OK. Yes, this sucks. I have to do this. But you know what? I get to live.’” #BreastCancerAwareness


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Photo by @samlaks
“I love connecting with people,” says documentary photographer Samyukta Lakshmi (@samlaks). “I think it’s a privilege when people open up their lives to you and let you tell their story through photos.”
Samyukta is currently on the ground in her hometown of Bangalore, India, for the five-day #Diwali festival, a Hindu holiday celebrated throughout the world. “Diwali is the festival of lights,” she explains. “It is the celebration of good over evil, light over darkness.”
Watch our Instagram story right now to take in the sights and sounds of Diwali celebrations from all over India.


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Photo by @manumanuti
For Manu Espinosa Nevraumont (@manumanuti), weekends are spent taking photos with friends — and colorful backdrops. “I wanted to express how important photography is to me, and how it’s a part of my everyday life,” says Manu. “This photo includes one of my favorite places in the city and one of my closest friends.” #WHPmyeveryday

Polanco, Mexico City
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