1. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most stirring images, children ride horseback through downtown Los Angeles, synchronized swimmers give a fierce performance, and more

     

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  6. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, women string together flowers, a boy takes comfort in a kitten, and more

     

  7. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more

     

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  9. Chasing a dream in Chinawood

    Hopefuls come from across the country, trying to become stars in China’s answer to Hollywood

     

  10. This video of a man catching a falling baby might be China’s ‘Evolution of Dance’

    Thanks to surveillance video, the heartwarming catch was preserved for posterity (read: the internet).

     

  11. Take a look at this week’s cover, featuring the U.S. offensive against China’s cyberthieves.

     


  12. For $2 million, hopefully this dog comes with a complimentary mansion. A Chinese property developer reportedly paid that hefty sum to get his hands on a one-year-old golden haired Tibetan mastiff in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. 

    This is what a $2 million puppy looks like

     

  13. “Since the end of the Cold War, America has been space’s sole superpower, and it’s not ceding that status without a fight. But in this hushed race for control of the orbit around Earth, China doesn’t need to control everything to win; it just needs to take away the U.S.’ strategic advantage. And it’s doing so by turning the U.S.’ own strength against it.”

    — Eugene Chow, in The U.S. is in an under-the-radar space race with China — and it’s losing