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In a week that saw American politics dominate the headlines, we take a look back at the stories that caught the world’s attention.


This week, the US presidential campaign gave birth to another internet breaking moment when the First Lady gave a moving and fantastically curated speech at the Democratic National convention.

The speech itself centred around, yet did not mention, the competing Republican candidate Donald Trump. In a perfectly engineered statement, Michelle Obama turned around Trump’s campaign slogan to ‘make America great again.’

“Don’t let anyone tell you this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again.”

As she went on to support Hilary Clinton, the emotional speech caused a standing ovation in the arena, an applause that was echoed online and across social. The speech itself has been viewed over 4 million times.


Trending on Twitter this week was a new emoji exclusive to the social media site to celebrate the upcoming David Brent movie, Life on the Road, which is to be released next month on the 19th August. Fans can upload an awesome emoji of Brent doing his infamous “dance” when they use the hashtag #BrentsBack, and people are already losing their minds with all the Brent banter. We expect to see a lot more activity as we near the release date.

Other videos of Gervais’ are also seeing high volumes of traffic like his Lady Gypsy song which has already had nearly 700k views.

Happy 150th Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Yesterday saw the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter and many commemorations were being made in the news and over social media. Not only that, but the first edition of the famous Tale of Peter Rabbit is to be auctioned, and it’s expected to fetch around 35k for the privately printed book.


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