Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

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Megan Depinna as Batgirl and Karen Burke as Wonder Woman at  Dublin Comic Con 2017 in the Convention Centre. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

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At Britvic’s employee conference,  the warehouse operative and customer management teams’ ideas included building  pyramids of products
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The Exam Squad: Leaving Certificate students at Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. From left; Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron Gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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