#ICYMI: Watch this Uruguayan stadium implode

In case you missed it — here are some must-see videos from around the world this week.

From a Mediterranean rescue to the implosion of a stadium in Uruguay, here are four must-see moments from around the globe this week. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)

In Vietnam, more than 21 people were killed as crowds torched industrial parks and factories outside Ho Chi Minh City. The riots were sparked by China parking an oilrig, the Haiyang Shiyou 981, in an area of the South China Sea that Vietnam claims to control. The protests over the rig’s location—and by extension, the boundary of Vietnam’s economic territory—marked one of the deadliest confrontations between the uneasy neighbors since a border war in 1979.

In Europe, meanwhile, Italy’s coast guard reported 200 people had been rescued after a boat full of migrants sank some 50 nautical miles north of Libya. In recent weeks, Italy has proven a popular entry point to the European Union for thousands of immigrants fleeing North Africa and attempting passage across the Mediterranean Sea in rickety boats. The Italian military has rescued approximately 25,000 migrants so far this year; at least 14 died in the sinking this week.

In Montevideo, Uruguay, 50-year-old Cilindro Municipal stadium was imploded. The country’s largest stadium, which had been used mostly for basketball games, was severely damaged in a 2010 fire. Now, the rubble will be cleared to make way for a modern, multipurpose Antel Arena, slated to open in 2016.

And in France, 22,000 participants took mud racing to an extreme by tackling the annual “Mud Day” obstacle course outside Paris. The 8-mile track featured 22 obstacles, and was reportedly the largest of its kind in the world.

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