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Photograph by Jehad Nga for TIME

In its heyday, horse racing had it all. It was the speed and danger sport before NASCAR came along; movie stars and gangsters rubbed glamorous elbows; and a couple sawbucks on a winning long-shot could put you on Easy Street. Jehad Nga’s photographs show that, as with all nostalgia, the reality could never match the legend.

Nov. 29, 2012. Runners are reflected in the water as they clear the water jump in The Burges Salmon Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase at Newbury racecourse in Newbury, England. (Photo: Alan Crowhurst—Getty Images)

From protests in Egypt and life in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict to Myanmar’s refugee camps and volcanic lava spilling into the ocean in Hawaii, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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