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@instagram  #WWIM16💌 is the weekend of September 8-10. Find an InstaMeet near you:

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Photo by @wanderinglaur Adventure can be found even on a train ride home, like in this photo by Lauren (@wanderinglaur). “These sweet little girls sitting across from me are reminding me that even things I take for granted, and complain about often, can be a great adventure when viewed from a different perspective,” writes Lauren in her caption. “There’s a lot to see outside the window!” #WHPadventure

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Photo by @dave.krugman Today’s #SolarEclipse traced its path of totality — the geographic line along which the sun is entirely blocked from view by the moon — across the United States, from the woods of Oregon to the fields of South Carolina. Its rarity inspired millions to turn their eyes and lenses skyward, including New York-based photographer Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman), who made a trek to Nashville, Tennessee, to see this first total solar eclipse in the US in 38 years. “This was a flashpoint moment I didn’t want to miss,” says Dave. “Seeing the sky go dark and a ring of fire suddenly appear was an extraordinary experience. The light was eerie, otherworldly. It’s surely a moment I’ll never forget.” 🌞🌝 Watch our Instagram story featuring @billnye to see scenes and views of the solar eclipse across the US. 😎

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Photo by @wallopart Dog mom Katie Wall (@wallopart) set out on a local beach sojourn at home in England. “Zero to not-quite-seagull-speed in 60 seconds,” she writes of her playful whippet. 🐶 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPadventure.

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Photo by @peachystudy As a student, Emma (@peachystudy) wasn’t satisfied with her school-issued planner, so she turned to patterned tape, brush lettering and collage materials to up her homework game. “I really got inspired by the study community itself before I was a part of it. I would think, ‘This is so cool, maybe this is a niche I can fit into.’” Emma, who’s 17 years old and studying French, English and classical civilization at A Level in the UK, says that her journals, like her homework, are a constant work in progress. “Often when I do my pages, I’ll just start drawing things and counting all the squares to make sure it lines up. I don’t feel the need to rip out pages if there’s a tiny mistake — they all add to the overall spirit of the journal.” 📓 Watch our Instagram story now to take a peek inside Emma’s notebooks.

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Photo by @yamacame In Japan, summer is a time for suikawari. “It’s a traditional game that involves splitting a watermelon with a stick while blindfolded,” says Yousuke Yamamoto (@yamacame), who took this photo of his daughter with a film camera and developed the negative himself. 🍉 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @mximlr A 4 a.m. wake-up call sent Max Müller and a friend on a three-hour road trip to western Germany. “It was raining that day, which I quite like. It brings a special mood to the photos,” says Max. “This scene looks very unreal, and that’s what I like about it.” 🌬 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @galvartt Felipe Galvão and his cousin headed into the Brazilian countryside to capture this moment of stillness. “I like the relationship between the rigid and the sensitive,” he says of the softness of the flowers and the toughness of the metal. 🌼 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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#Boomerang by @lavraieviedesdanseurs We’re diving into the weekend with this #BoomerangOfTheWeek from Parisians Claire and Florent (@lavraieviedesdanseurs), taken on their sunny Spanish getaway. “Dancing and laughing is our motto!” says the graceful duo, who have been best friends since they were in ballet school together. “It didn’t take long for us to start trying fun ways to dip into the pool.” 💦 Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next #Boomerang — yours might show up here on @instagram.

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Featured photo by @luisadorr Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPadventure A sense of adventure manifests itself in many different forms. This weekend, the goal is to capture that feeling of newness, possibility and striking out on your own, like in this featured photo by Luisa Dörr (@luisadorr). Here are a few tips to get your started: Whether you’re heading back to school or starting a job, a new life phase requires bravery — show us that spirit of new things on the horizon. Adventure can be found in far-flung places, or close to home. Take a video of your journeys this weekend, be it a long road trip to unexplored places or an excursion to where local adventurers meet up — for parkour, bouldering or an open-water swim. Your imagination can take you on an adventure. Show us what that ride looks like by revealing some tricks or ways you motivate yourself to dive headfirst into a new project. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPadventure 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 @felipedana Brazilian photojournalist Felipe Dana’s (@felipedana) mission is to use photography to inform. “In addition to covering major news, we can’t stop looking for stories that aren’t always in the media but that need to be shared,” he says. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Felipe’s photos often capture the harsh realities of urban violence and drug abuse, and his recent work has focused on the lives of refugees and the battle of Mosul in Iraq. “I often cover urban conflict in Rio de Janeiro, but the reality of Iraq is even more difficult,” says Felipe. “The greatest victims are the families who try to survive surrounded by war. It’s impossible not to get emotional every day working in those places. What makes me reflect the most is the ability to overcome. A lot of people have lost their homes, their families, their mothers, their children. Many are fighting for their lives in hospitals or surviving difficult conditions in refugee camps. But they continue to hope for a stop to the endless war, wishing to be able to safely return to their homes one day.” August 19 marks #WorldHumanitarianDay, which pays tribute to humanitarian aid workers and supports civilians affected by crises. Watch our Instagram story to see Mosul through Felipe’s lens.

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Photo by @emiibook “A day without seeing any books is a sad day for me,” says Emilie (@emiibook), a 21-year-old French student and bibliophile. After discovering her passion for reading just a few years ago in — where else? — a bookstore, Emilie was hooked. “What I love about books is that they transport you to another world,” says Emilie. “You can live an extraordinary experience all while laying on your couch. I am never the same after reading a book.” Whenever she finishes a new tome, Emilie creates a photo inspired by the story, highlighting her favorite parts and using props like stamps, postcards, paint, plants and dolls. “I have a whole world in my head and I try to express it through my photos.” 📚

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