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Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Rosa, Wilda and Missy (@rosawilda) — three Weimaraners living it up in Sweden. Sisters Rosa and Wilda look out for little Missy, one of Wilda’s young puppies, who loves sleeping, chewing and mischief. Follow @rosawilda to tag along with these Scandinavian beauties. 🇸🇪 at Stockholm, Sweden

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Aurelie Cerise (@aurelycerise) never dreamed she’d become a paper artist for a fairly logical reason — by trade, she was a pharmacist. But during an especially hectic time in her life a few years ago, the Parisian found paper art as a calming hobby. “When I built paper props, I discovered that it really soothed me,” she says. Aurelie’s art is playful and imaginative — a fruit basket bursting with cherries, berries and lemons; a tomato plant growing in stop motion; bubbles swirling and popping above a cup of tea — and soon, she found herself juggling two full-time jobs. When stress threatened her well-being again last year, Aurelie quit her day gig to focus on paper art. “It’s really hard,” she says. “I work hours and hours. But I have this feeling of freedom, and that’s priceless.” Watch our Instagram story now to see Aurelie create paper art. Photo by @aurelycerise 🍒

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Masha Zakirova (@koteeeeo) takes to the streets of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, doing the sport she discovered just three years ago at 17. “I purchased a second-hand board, and it turned everything in my life upside down,” says Masha. “I’ve had so many exciting experiences already and met so many new friends. I know I’m going to be skateboarding my whole life.” Masha, an architecture student, is inspired by her everyday environment, and is hungry to learn more about the world. “So much comes from just observing my surroundings — architecture, nature, even sports. The desire to understand the world around me is what keeps me moving forward and improving.” Discover more stories from Russia on @instagramru. Photo by @koteeeeo

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A heart-shaped rainbow on a cloudy sky reminds 17-year-old Adeline Wantiez (@toxicspiritss) that “love always wins, no matter what.” #WHP🌈 Photo illustration by @toxicspiritss at Nivelles, Belgium

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When Erin Joy Seibert (@erinjoyseibert) called this small New England town home a few years ago, she never took a picture of this colorful site. “I took the rainbow wall for granted,” she says. “This seemed like the perfect occasion to revisit the spot.” #WHP🌈 Photo by @erinjoyseibert at Wendell, Massachusetts

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Two girls put their heads together to create the colors of the rainbow. #WHP🌈 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project. Photo by @rperspective at San Luis Potosi

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For Cody Lawrence Dylan Avery (@codographs), who lives in the far eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a stunningly picturesque view is almost always a given. “From the rugged cliffs of the Avalon to the long range of mountains of the west coast, everywhere screams adventure,” says Cody, a forestry student who began sharing portraits and pictures from his travels around his home country three years ago. “Newfoundland has a very diverse landscape. It’s extremely beautiful — from forest to city to sea, there’s beauty all around. To me, part of being Canadian is appreciating all that we have.” This story is part of #🇨🇦❤️, a new series celebrating people all across Canada. Photo by @codographs at Bottle Cove

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Throughout his 22 years, dancer Kaner Scott (@kanerflex) has seen his share of hardship — but time and again he has chosen to learn from it. When he was 4, Kaner was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome; at age 15 he was re-diagnosed with autism. That same year, he became homeless. “That changed everything for me,” says Kaner. “If that didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” By the time he was 16, Kaner was off the streets and watching online videos to teach himself how to dance — particularly flexing, a style characterized by rhythmic, ultra-flexible contortions. Fast-forward to today, and Kaner is a professional dancer, choreographer and model. “Dance has taught me how to express myself, how to take negative energy and channel it into something positive,” he says. Kaner sees his autism in a positive light as well: “I look at it as something special, as an ability. I use it as a tool to make me ascend to a higher platform.” Watch our Instagram story now to learn some flexing moves from Kaner. Photo by @kanerflex at London, United Kingdom

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“A day filled with sunshine and rainbows,” writes Alpana Aras-King (@alpanaaras) of her #WHP🌈 submission. Photo by @alpanaaras at San Francisco, California

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Kym Pham (@kympham) found the end of the rainbow in Iceland. #WHP🌈 Photo by @kympham

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Rainbow flags fly proudly in the Irish capital city’s LGBTQ pride parade. Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHP🌈. Photo by @inge19934 at Dublin, Ireland

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“Being an accessibility detective wasn’t a job I wanted to have,” says Maayan Ziv (@maayanziv_), a photographer who was born with muscular dystrophy. “But I got so frustrated with spending hours calling ahead and researching to find out if the places I wanted to go were wheelchair accessible. I just wanted to get out and do the things I want, like anyone else.” Maayan’s solution was to start Access Now (@accessnowapp), an app that crowdsources information about the accessibility of places to people with disabilities worldwide. She was inspired by the open spirit of her home of Toronto: “Wherever I go, there are conversations about creating equal opportunity for all, no matter your background, gender, religion, ability or ethnicity,” she says. “Many people think accessibility is only something for people with disabilities. But people aren’t disabled; it’s our environments that are disabling. The truth is that we all benefit from accessible, inclusive spaces.” This story is part of #🇨🇦❤️, a new series celebrating people all across Canada. Photo by @maayanziv_ at Toronto, Ontario

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