Topic: world record

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Surf’s Way Up: Garrett McNamara Claims to Ride Record Wave in Portugal

On Monday, Garrett McNamara surfed what’s thought to be a 100-foot wave, the largest swell ever ridden by a surfer. TIME spoke with McNamara about his incredible feat.

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Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the United States and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Tsering Topgyal
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Pictures of the Week, January 6 – January 13

From violence in Syria to the New Hampshire Republican primary and Uttar Pradesh’s giant stone elephant statues, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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