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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsidewayscity

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This week we were inspired by Instagrammer @brycetron’s #sidewayscity series, but San Francisco isn’t the only place with steep hills. The goal of this week’s project, #WHPsidewayscity, is to rotate your hill photos to create an exciting new way of looking at your surroundings. Some tips to get you started:

  • Venture out to a hilly area near you—any incline will do! Don’t be afraid to break out of the city and get away from urban streets.
  • Make sure there are strong vertical elements in your photo like trees, buildings or even people. These will make up the unexpected tilt once you rotate your photo.
  • After you take your photo, rotate it until the slant of the hill is level with the bottom of the frame. Use Instagram’s new straightener tool to get it just right! (If you’re on Android, try tilting your phone to capture the shot without any editing.)

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPsidewayscity hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!

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A Life Looking Down with @pasha4dust

Russian Instagrammer Pavel Belov (@pasha4dust) has taken the #fromwhereistand photo series first created by New York City Instagrammer Bex Finch (@bexfinch) to a new level. As a musician traveling the country and the world, Pavel lets his feet do the storytelling as he documents his experiences. “As a musician, I leave my trace in new places and I save this trace on Instagram. My photos and videos aren’t just capturing my feet and legs, they’re also about what’s in the background—people, hobbies, even my microphone!”

To tune into Pavel’s life in Moscow and beyond, be sure to follow @pasha4dust.

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Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Eid Mubarak to all those who observed Ramadan! The moon was sighted on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, which means that Eid al-Fitr, or the “festival of breaking of the fast,” began today. Though a day-long holiday, some countries will observe Eid al-Fitr tomorrow instead. The festival marks end of Ramadan for Muslims and is celebrated with feasts, family gatherings and large groups gathering together for united prayer.

To see more photos and videos Instagrammers captured of the celebration, visit the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) and Al-Masjid Al-Haram المسجد الحرام location pages. You can also browse the #eidmubarak and #eidalfitr hashtags.