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July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture

July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture

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The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.

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Grand National Steeplechase, Europe’s most famous jump race, held in UK

Grand National Steeplechase, Europe’s most famous jump race, held in UK

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The 166th running of the Grand National Steeplechase was held on Saturday in Liverpool, England. The world’s most famous jumping race, the Grand National features 40 horses and riders jumping 30 fences over a distance of almost four and a half miles. For spectators, the race is an excuse for some outlandish race day fashions and a chance to earn some major quid. Essentially, think of the Grand National as Britain’s Preakness or Kentucky Derby – with whatever that entails.

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