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"Today I am here, proudly representing my nation, all women and human rights.” Angela Ponce makes history as first transgender Miss Universe contestant. #missuniverse #lgbtq #transrights
Spectacular eruptions see Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spew columns of ash and smoke high into the sky. #mexico #volcano #eruption
Statue commemorating former Thai Navy SEAL who died during rescue of soccer team from flooded cave arrives in Chiang Rai. #thailand #cave #rescue #statue #navyseal
"Our great general will always be with us": North Koreans mark anniversary of death of their previous leader, Kim Jong Il, by laying flowers and bowing to statues and images of him across the country. #northkorea #kimjongil #anniversary
Twin brothers in Queensland, Australia, one of whom is fighting brain cancer, saw their dreams come true when they were made police officers for the day.
WHERE'S THE BEACH? Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach barely visible as a thick layer of fog blankets the tourist hotspot. #wheresthebeach #fog #sydney #bondibeach #australia
"I mean, I was the most fortunate person ever." The pilot who crashed a 1950s-era fighter plane into waters off the coast of Honolulu is giving credit to a bystander who untangled his parachute and helped save his life. #rescue #planecrash #goodsamaritan #coastguard #hawaii
SEASON'S GREETINGS: This 6-year-old has already landed his first job: a part-time gig as a store greeter, bringing holiday cheer to Home Depot shoppers in Southern California. "He just is kind of brought up that way," says the boy's father. "That you gotta work in life, and he thinks that this is totally normal." #seasonsgreetings #storegreeter #goodworker #happyholiday #california
'OPEN THE SAFE': Police in the San Francisco Bay Area are asking for the public's help tracking down a female suspect seen on surveillance video demanding cash from an employee at a car wash while brandishing a large knife inches from his face. The suspect, who wore a black bandana and latex gloves, ran out of the store after taking cash from the drawer. #robbery #suspect #surveillance #california
SHE SAID "YES": Sparks flew at the Martin County Fire Rescue recruit graduation ceremony, when freshly graduated firefighter Matthew Schotanus got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. #shesaidyes #firefighter #proposal #florida
When animal control was unavailable to answer the call about a buck with its antler trapped in a soccer net, Ohio police stepped in. It took a few tries, but they safely freed the buck back into the woods! #animals #animalsafety #deer #buck #police #ohio #brunswick
Sen. Susan Collins calls a federal judge's ruling calling the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional "far too sweeping." 🔹 "He could have taken a much more surgical approach... I believe it will be overturned." #thisweek #abc #abcnews #collins #aca #obamacare #senate #republicans
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