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#Boomerang by @adnansaputroo
“Right or left?” asks Adnan (@adnansaputroo) in his caption.
Love #BoomerangOfTheWeek? Add it to your next Boomerang and it might show up on @instagram — and follow the hashtag to keep up with all the latest.

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Featured photo by @lucianoconsolini
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwindows
Windows frame the world we see. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that highlight and utilize windows. Here are some tips to get you started:
Use a window to frame a specific subject, be it a lone tree outside the office or a ray of light coming into your kitchen. Look at the frame from many angles to find the most compelling one.
Focus on the textures and details of a window — the curve of old glass, the modern metal latches or eye-catching figurines on the windowsill.
Step back from the window to get a sense of scale. Notice how sets of windows fit together, emphasizing both the functionality and fragility of their design, or focus on the structure of the walls surrounding them.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwindows 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 @hamypratama
For 23-year-old Hamy Pratama (@hamypratama), the best part of being a professional parkour and freerunning athlete is getting to challenge your fears. Get ready to run and flip with Hamy today in Jakarta. It’s all on our Instagram story.

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Hello, world! It’s time for a very snuggly session of #WeeklyFluff, brought to you by Riley (left) and Killer (right) (@morileymoproblems). This dynamic duo of adopted doggies hails from sunny Los Angeles. “Riley follows Killer around. They play, they nap — it’s the cutest and most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” says their human Alicia. “Killer retained the alpha role as Riley got bigger and still maintains that title to this day.”
Follow @morileymoproblems to make sure you never miss a moment from these two. 🐾

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“More fun and less stress” is Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello’s (@camila_cabello) New Year’s resolution — alongside making albums she loves. Tune in to our story to tag along with Camila in Los Angeles as she celebrates her debut album, “Camila.” 🎶

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Photo of @luckyoetama by @reggyalexander
An expressive portrait captures a sense of effortless style for #WHPmystyle.

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Photo by @nei.cruz
“I get inspired in the moment,” says photographer and art director Nei Cruz (@nei.cruz), who spotted this woman’s skirt featuring rock icons in Germany. “I shoot what catches my eye — like this handmade print.” 🎸❤️
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmystyle.

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Photo by @jameswhitlowdelano
After traveling and documenting the earth for decades, two years ago James Whitlow Delano (@jameswhitlowdelano) launched the collective Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) and rallied a global network of photographers to share their images of the planet.
His own concern for the environment stretches back almost as far as he can remember. “Rivers were catching fire,” says the Japan-based, American-born photographer, recalling a period in the United States where widespread industrial pollution had created disturbing scenes. “I knew that something was wrong.”
In contrast to those memories, James holds optimistic on his journey. “In my lifetime — from rivers that had caught fire from so much oil being dumped into them — I’ve seen the return of fish, the return of wetland birds and so on. Actually seeing nature recover. That made a huge impression on me.”
To learn more, watch our story. 🌍

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Photo by @frametheweim
“Brego knows how to wear the latest fashion trends, don’t you think?” writes @frametheweim. #WHPmystyle

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Photo by @missbipps
For Andrea Lawrence (@missbipps), #WHPmystyle means sequined pants, pompoms and “boosting the shine factor of my wardrobe.” ✨

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Photo by @elnaz555
Nature inspires Elnaz Mansouri’s (@elnaz555) style. “The colors I find on a bird’s feathers or the designs on a flower petal can motivate me to experiment with makeup and clothing,” she says.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmystyle.

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Photo by @365ken
In Ken McFarlane’s (@365ken) portrait work, two common threads weave through: strength and dignity. “What is often highlighted in our communities is not necessarily the only thing, the best thing or the things that we know to be true,” says the photographer, based in Philadelphia. Reclaiming representations of the black community is important to Ken. “I believe in giving agency or utilizing our own agency in reflecting ourselves in the larger sense,” he explains. “What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others sacrificed allows me to have the mindset and the perspective that I have. My goal is really to open new windows of opportunity so that new heroes and heroines can be known.”
This post is in honor of #MLKDAY in the United States. Watch our story to see more from Ken.

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Photo by @williamk
Out with the old, in with the new. 🌲 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @thatbloom
“I waited. I waited a lot,” says Roland Kraemer (@thatbloom), who knelt patiently in the snow to capture this moment. “I was inspired by the fact that you don’t necessarily have to travel far to take good photos. This was taken almost in my backyard.” #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @tiagoovarjao
Late afternoon light, good friends and the ocean. 🙌 #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Featured photo by @nurielmolcho
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmystyle
The goal this weekend is to make photos and videos that showcase your personal style. Our project takes inspiration from New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (@themuseumofmodernart) exhibit, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” which features 111 items of garments and accessories that have had a strong impact on culture in the last century. Paola Antonelli (@paolantonelli), senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA, shared these tips for getting started with your submission:
Think about the role fashion plays in your life — and capture it in an image. “The way we dress tells us so much about our identities and selves, as well as larger histories or stories of place and community,” says Paola. “Clothing can be armor, disguise or representation of true selfhood.”
Focus on specific items in your closet you’d like to highlight: “Pick something you love, that you truly adore and feel happy in,” says Paola. “Find out more about its story before you take your picture. Where did it come from? Who might have made it? How much did it cost you? How do you take care of it? And then strike a pose.”
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmystyle 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 @ropestylers
Based in Paris, four athletes — Pauline (aka “Popo”), Kevin (aka “Choco”), Jeff (aka “Wens”) and Brandon (aka “BlackLee”) — make up The RopeStylers (@ropestylers), a professional double Dutch jump-rope group, among the best in Europe.
Their favorite part of double Dutch? “Liberty!” says Wens. “Liberty to dance, make tricks, juggle and jump on the rope, but also liberty to be yourself — it’s accessible to all and can be practiced differently depending on the individual.”
Watch our story right now to see more of The RopeStylers’ skills.

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Photo by @stylohotmilo
Twenty-four-year-old Jasmine Tan (@stylohotmilo) is a Singaporean design researcher and self-described foodie. “I love our multiracial demographic because that means there’s always so much to observe, listen and appreciate from the people and spaces around me,” she says. “And of course, we get such a crazy variety of food.”
Jasmine always loved going out to eat — Korean kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew), Japanese ramen and Singapore’s bak kut teh (pork rib soup) are some of her favorites — but she started cooking at home out of necessity. “My house is located in the extreme west of Singapore so I don’t get a lot of food choices, and as a foodie that really annoyed me,” she explains. She’s taken on lots of recipes in her kitchen, but still loves heading out for special meals. “Living in Singapore means that there’s always more food and more experiences waiting for you as long as you’re ready to try!”
On our story, Jasmine is taking us on a Singapore food tour. Tune in to check it out.

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Photo by @christian_foto
Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto) is seeing the world differently. The photojournalist from Uruguay has eyes in the sky, with a drone-mounted camera, and his young son strapped to his back. “You can see the magnitude of the landscape,” he says, describing the perspective his aerial camera gave him while on a recent trip to Ushuaia, located at the southernmost tip of Argentina. “This region has rivers, peat bogs, melting glaciers and rich flora and fauna,” he adds. “In the end, a drone is a great tool, but the most important thing is the story behind the image.”
For Christian, his most important story now is his relationship with his son, Salvador, who, at 16 months of age, is already growing up as an explorer. “I don’t want to be an absent father,” says Christian. “I want to give him beautiful memories.”
To see more of Christian’s aerial photography, check out our story now.

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Photo by @freyaeverafter_
Two Friesian horses, Eva and Luca, take a drink in unison on their Kansas farm — the perfect unplanned moment for Rupa Sutton’s (@freyaeverafter_) #WHPspontaneous submission. “I prefer to capture things as they happen rather than pose them,” says Rupa.

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Photo by @kajeh
By leaving the camera shutter open for 30 seconds, Kajeh Mehrizi (@kajeh) was able to create this long-exposure light painting with a flashlight and some spur-of-the-moment creativity. “Light painting is very experimental,” he says. “I don’t know what the final result will look like, but the thrill of seeing it is very satisfying.” #WHPspontaneous

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Photo by @kutovakika
Freelance choreographer Veronika Lindberg (@kutovakika) was playing with her bowl of noodles when Bella the cat sauntered in front of the camera. “I couldn’t ever have planned this picture since Bella is such a fast little kitty who never sits still for more than two seconds,” says Veronika. “I was lucky to get her on camera for once.”
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPspontaneous.

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The College Football Playoff national championship (@cfbplayoff) game took place in Atlanta yesterday, where the University of Alabama (@alabamafbl) claimed an overtime victory over the University of Georgia (@georgiafootball). Whether you were rooting for #RollTide or cheering on #GoDawgs, tune in to our story to see the action from the sidelines. 🏈

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Photo by @krisvang
Catching air during an impromptu icy ride in Norway. #WHPspontaneous

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Video by @yanndixon
Spontaneous by nature, a flock of starlings swarm as one at sunset in England. #WHPspontaneous

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Photo by @dareochu
“Sometimes the best moments are the spontaneous ones you don’t plan for,” writes Steve Chu (@dareochu) in his caption for this capture of pup Leo slipping from the sandstone while staring at tadpoles.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPspontaneous.

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Actress and singer Laura Marano (@lauramarano) was 5 years old when she began acting professionally. “My mom owns a children’s theater, and my sister and I were always there,” says Laura, who was born, raised and still lives in Los Angeles. “I was always performing and taking voice and piano lessons because I loved it so much — and I was also kind of a ham.”
Fast forward to this Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) weekend, and Laura is proud and excited to be co-hosting the red carpet before the awards show — and to have starred in a nominated film, “Lady Bird.” “I can’t believe I got to be a part of a movie that was nominated for a few Golden Globes,” she says. “To be honest, one of my bucket list goals was always going to the Golden Globes, and the fact that I’m getting to accomplish that this weekend has me completely flipping out.”
Watch our Instagram story to spend the day with Laura, from the red carpet to the awards. #GoldenGlobes

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Photo by @mar_laza
Reflecting on the new year #TheWeekOnInstagram

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Photo by @jul_mls
High noon provided the perfect shadows for Julie Millasseau (@jul_mls) to capture this drone shot of a group of camels in Dubai. “What I like the most from this perspective is the illusion,” says Julie. “What you see at first is not the camel but it’s shadow. Nature is not always accessible in Dubai; drone photography gave me this very difficult, unique and specific angle and I love it.”

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We’re heading into the weekend of the 75th Golden Globes (@goldenglobes), an annual celebration of film and American television in Beverly Hills, California. Twenty-one-year-old actress and singer Dove Cameron (@dovecameron) is excited to kick things off tonight at a Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) party for Hollywood’s young and up-and-coming stars. “I’m looking forward to seeing people I love there,” she says. “It’s the first big event of the new year!”
Tune in to our story to tag along with Dove for a night of Hollywood glamour. #GoldenGlobes

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