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Pictures of the Week 8.20.15

Jammu and Kashmir

See the world’s first ever go-cart roller coaster

Travel<p>Lawson Craddock will likely lose the Tour de France, but it’s about more than the finish line<p>03:22<p>Record number of tourists traveling to Europe — and locals are fed up<p>02:58<p>LA to San Francisco in 36 minutes? A look at the technology behind the hyperloop<p>04:56<p>The great outdoors! Al Roker and …

Fugitive Lebanese cleric Ahmad al-Assir fails to avoid arrest with '70s makeover'

Gone was the long, scraggly beard of the fugitive sheikh’s heyday, replaced with a bushy moustache, thick glasses and the comb-over of a 70s actor. Ahmad al-Assir, a radical cleric whose followers battled the Lebanese army before he went into hiding two years ago, was seized at Beirut’s …

Middle East

Straight outta Madison Avenue: Brands get gangsta for N.W.A. biopic

The World's Most Dangerous Group, meet Twitter's Most Desperate to Please Brands.<p>At the height of their fame in 1988, N.W.A. — the group behind such …

Tianjin explosions: sodium cyanide on site may have been 70 times allowed amount

Fears are growing for nearly 100 Chinese firefighters still missing after being sent to tackle the deadly explosions in Tianjin last week, amid reports that 70 times the permitted quantity of sodium cyanide had been stored at a warehouse near the blasts.<p>Tianjin explosions so huge they were visible …

China