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A Neighbourhood Pool Parties In Peru

A group of women dance in a pool in Callao, Peru, Sunday, February 22, 2015. One of centers for the front-doorstep, pool-party phenomenon is Lima’s port city of Callao. People hold parties in them and sometimes entire blocks chip in to buy a pool, which can be had in local department stores for a bit over $100. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

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Bird Saliva Boom With Coffee And Cereal

Two styles of cleaned bird’s nest, Yan Zhan (L) and Su Zhan (R) await repacking at a processing plant in Kuala Lumpur, February 17, 2015. Prized in China for is alleged health benefits for hundreds of years, nests made from swiftlets’ saliva are being mixed into coffee and cereal as the Southeast Asian producers of the delicacy seek to broaden its appeal, and their profit margins. The nests are among the world’s most expensive foods, selling for up to $2,500 a kg and the swiftlets that weave them are indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)

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The Unlikely Friendship Of A Dog And An Owl


Dogs may be man’s best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog’s special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond. Whether the duo is splashing in a creek, enjoying the evening light together, or cuddling beneath a blanket, it’s clear how much they enjoy each other’s company.

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Mermaid School in Montreal

AquaMermaid founder Marielle Chartier Henault swims in a pool with a group of divers in Montreal, February 19, 2015. The school teaches kids and adults how to swim wearing mermaid tails, and offers mermaid-themed parties. (Photo by Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

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Helicopters fly over a corn field outside of Pahokee, Fla., before dawn Friday, February 20, 2015, in an attempt to keep the crops from freezing. The helicopters can force warm air down, displacing the colder air at ground level and raising the air temperature several degrees. (Photo by Lannis Waters/AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post)

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Curses Protected Indian River, But Now It Faces Modern World

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a dragonfly sits on the nose of a Gharial, rare crocodile-like creatures, in the River Chambal near Bhopepura village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The narrow 250-mile stretch of the Chambal is a place of crocodiles and jackals, of river dolphins and the occasional wolf. Hundreds of species of birds, storks, geese, babblers, larks, falcons and so many more, nest along the river. Endangered birds lay small speckled eggs in tiny pits they dig in the sandbars. Gharials, rare crocodile-like creatures that look like they swaggered out of the Mesozoic Era, are commonplace here and nowhere else. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

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Traditional Historical Ski Race In Czech Republic

A participant jumps on vintage skis during a traditional historical ski race in the northern Bohemian town of Smrzovka February 21, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)

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Fantastic Photos Of The Niagara Falls Transformed Into Icy Spectacle

Masses of ice form in the lower Niagara River and around the American Falls as seen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Aaron Lynett/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

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Would You Like To Eat Some… Bugs? Eat Bugs, Save The Planet!

In this Thursday, February 19, 2015 photo, participants at a seminar on edible insects taste a Cricket Consomme at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Bangkok, Thailand. A group of chefs and food scientists at the esteemed French school’s branch in Bangkok spent the week simmering, sautéing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors they say could open a new frontier for the world of gastronomy. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo)

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Antarctica Mysteries Photo Essay

In this January 27, 2015 photo, an iceberg floats in the Bahia Almirantazgo near Livingston Island, part of the South Shetland Island archipelago in Antarctica. Antarctica conjures up images of quiet mountains and white plateaus, but the coldest, driest and remotest continent is far from dormant. The majority of it is covered by ice, and that ice is constantly moving. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)

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9 Hours: Capsule Hotel in Kyoto

A characteristic feature of this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you can get a place to sleep at “9 hours”. The main theme of this place is the Japanese simplicity and the local hospitality. You can relax there, take a shower and get some sleep. In each capsule is the screen, one-sheets and even pajamas.

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February 13 – 20, 2015: Animals

White Bengal tiger cubs are pictured in the Xantus Janos Zoo of Gyor, 120 kms west of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, February 19, 2015. The two cubs were born on Jan. 19, but their mother did not care for them, so the zoo keepers have to feed and raise them. (Photo by Csaba Krizsan/AP Photo/MTI)

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The Plastic Mosaic You Can See From Space: Spain’s Greenhouse Complex

The world’s largest plastic greenhouse complex–known as Mar de Plástico–covers more than 185 square miles near Almeria in Spain’s southeast. Photographer Bernhard Lang shot these sprawling scenes as part of his “Aerial Views” project.


Mar de Plástico has been an area of intensive crop production since the 1960s. Exports of fruits and vegetables in 2012 amounted to 1.9 billion euros with 359 companies exporting from the complex. Almost 30 percent of Mar de Plastico’s production is exported to Germany, followed by France; the rest is sold in Spain itself.

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February 13 – 20, 2015: Protests

Protestors chant anti-government slogans in the Plaza de Mayo under a heavy rain during a march organized by federal prosecutors one month after Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Thousands of Argentines marched in the capital Wednesday demanding answers in the death of the 51-year-old prosecutor who was found in a pool of blood the day before he was to detail to Congress his accusations that President Cristina Fernandez and top administration officials orchestrated a secret deal with Iran to shield Iranian officials allegedly responsible for the 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)

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February 13 – 20, 2015: The Week in Photos

Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, is gored by a bull during the “Carnaval del Toro” in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, on Sunday, February 15, 2015. An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a large fighting bull on Saturday, the first day of nearby Ciudad Rodrigo’s “Carnaval del Toro”. (Photo by Jose Vicente/AP Photo)

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