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|Golden Mount at Wat Saket, Buddhist landmark, Bangkok, Thailand (Bugphai/flickr)|
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|US's Simone Manuel, left, and Canada's Penny Oleksiak celebrate winning joint gold and setting new Olympic record in the women's 100-meter freestyle during swimming competitions, 2016 Summer Olympics, Aug. 11, 2016, Rio (AP).|