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Namibia From Above

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Theo Allofs taking his paraglider engine apart after flight over the desert, in October, 2014, in the Namib Desert, Namibia. A photographer has captured a bird’s eye view of the stunning Namib Desert from a paraglider. Theo Allofs travels the world taking stunning pictures of untouched landscapes from a unique perspective. Soaring 300 metres above ground, Theo shot the yellow sand dunes, dry red river beds and remote townships in Namibia. His use of a paraglider, which can soar to 1400m above ground, also allowed him to follow a flock of ostriches and a herd of zebras. Theo’s unusual method of transport meant he could explore the far reaches of the desert and minimise the disruption to wildlife. (Photo by Theo Allofs/Barcroft Media)

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Recluse From Chusmuy

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Francisca Gomez poses for a photograph inside her home, a cave where she has been living for the past 50 years, in the mountains on the outskirts of Chusmuy, Honduras April 21, 2015. The 75-year old widow receives help from neighbors and friends and she makes a little money by selling wood she collects, according to a local newspaper. (Photo by Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)

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Chilean Volcano Calbuco Erupts for the First Time in Five Decades

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The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile, and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile’s 90 active volcanos. (Photo by David Cortes Serey/AP Photo/Agencia Uno)

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Renting In Mumbai Per Square Foot

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A high-rise residential tower is seen next to shanties in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai March 18, 2015. In Mumbai, the windows of new high-rise apartment blocks, old low-rise residential buildings and shantytown shacks portray the disparity in living conditions and incomes in the Indian city. Rents for a place to live range from more than $2,000 to less than $5 a month. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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Chinese Pet Pig And Other Unusual Pets

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Zhu Roumeng walks with her pet pig, Wuhua, near her house in Beijing April 22, 2015. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they’ve recently become an internet sensation after she posted her selfies with her pet pig on China’s microblogging sites. Her surname “Zhu” sounds exactly like the Mandarin word for “pig”, as such it became the reason for her love of pigs since she was a child, Zhu said. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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White Bengal Tiger Cubs in Novosibirsk Zoo

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A white Bengal tiger cub plays with its mother in a zoo in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Two blue-eyed Bengal tiger cubs were born in March to a couple of white tigers at Novosibirsk zoo. (Photo by Ilnar Salakhiev/AP Photo)

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Journey of Solar Impulse

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A view of the Solar Impulse 2 on flight after taking off from Al Bateen Airport in United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2015. (Photo by Jean Revillard/Reuters)

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Nepali Well of Death

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A stuntman rides a motorcycle inside the “Well of Death” attraction during a fair in Bhaktapur April 20, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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Color Run in Paris

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Participants take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower in Paris April 19, 2015. The Color Run is a five-kilometre race, held in cities across the U.S. and also worldwide, with the aim of promoting healthy living and to benefit a charity that organizers choose in each of the cities that the run visits. Participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

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A Unique Shelter for Brown Bears in Croatia

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015, a bear chews on a corncob at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. Over a decade ago, Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka, a retired Croatian social worker decided to help bears become “ambassadors of the wilderness” among people and set up a unique shelter for brown bears in the idyllic mountain village of Kutarevo in central Croatia, where eight bears currently live in two huge enclosures. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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Silhouettes From Around The World

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An Afghan farmer, left, pours water for his colleague to wash his hand after finishing work in Mazar-i Sharif, capital of Balkh, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, April 6, 2015. (Photo by Mustafa Najafizada/AP Photo)

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Reptiles – Life On White

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Most probably wouldnt think of snakes, spiders and lizards as beautiful animals – but these photographs could change some minds. The images show the reptiles seemingly playful sides, from a gleeful looking Budgetts frog, a cheeky leopard sticking out its tongue at the camera and a stack of four colourful iguanas. Contrasted against a white background and shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 and macro lens, photographer Mickael Leger really made sure they could be seen in all their glory. The photographer and Zookeeper, 28, from Dammarie-les-Lys, France has always had a passion for these less-favoured, but actually incredible intelligent and interesting, animals and wants other people to change their minds. Here: Iguanas. (Photo by Mickael Leger/Caters News)

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“Cats In Hats”

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This photo provided by Running Press and Quarto, Inc. shows Feline Fox from the book, “Cats in Hats”, published by Running Press. The book released on March 24, 2015. (Photo by Liz Coleman/Running Press/Quarto, Inc. via AP Photo)

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Brazil Graffiti Biennial

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Visitors pose for a picture in front of graffiti art created by Brazilian artist Vermelho during the 3rd annual Graffiti Fine Art Biennial International exhibit, at the Pavilion of Brazilian Cultures, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The month-long event features the work of more than 60 street artists, representing 11 countries. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)

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Hidden Alien Forest

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These may look like alien creatures from another planet, but the odd organisms are, in fact, colorful, microscopic life forms found in our forests. The bizarre slime molds, known as mycetozoa or fungus animals, were captured by geologist Valeriya Zvereva. She spent months documenting the common life forms that are found beneath our feet – but are rarely seen. Incredibly, the organisms can move and hunt for other microscopic life forms on which to feed. Zvereva, who is from Moscow, used a special macro lens to capture the vibrant and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty. (Photos by Valeriya Zvereva/Caters News)

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