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Smoke-Filled Glass Bottles Brushed to Create Beautiful Dark Drawings

1272 Smoke Filled Glass Bottles Brushed to Create Beautiful Dark Drawings
With smoke for paint and Q-tips as paintbrushes, incredible smoke artist Jim Dingilian creates these eerie pantings in recycled glass bottles. He chooses to depict the mysterious suburban scenes for his unique creations on bottles because “when found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread.”

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Ni Hao, Auto-Bots! Transformers Greet Fans in Beijing

1271 Ni Hao, Auto Bots! Transformers Greet Fans in Beijing
The Auto-Bots stand stalwart against the forces of evil on June 24, 2014, at a popular tourist spot on Qianmen Street in Beijing to herald the coming Chinese release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” this coming Friday, June 27. The Auto-Bots attracted a wave of attention and pictures from Transformer fans and visiting tourists. (Photo: CRIENGLISH.com / Song Xiaofeng)

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Glastonbury 2014 Festival-goers

1269 Glastonbury 2014 Festival goers
Festival goers board trains at Paddington station to travel to Castle Cary station for the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2014 in London, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset dairy farm that plays host to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day: Miley Strikes Back

1267 Photo of the Day: Miley Strikes Back
Miley Cyrus spits water onto her fans during Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)

“Wei Sang” – A Traditional Praying Festival in Tibet

1264 Wei Sang   A Traditional Praying Festival in Tibet
Photo: Reuters

Tibetans throw praying papers as they gather for a traditional praying festival called “Wei Sang”, in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw praying papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season.

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Thousands Descend in France for Hellfest 2014

1262 Thousands Descend in France for Hellfest 2014
Photo: Reuters

You know about Hellfest, right? The massive show was held this past weekend in Clisson, France, and featured a ton of epic performances from bands including Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Carcass, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Trivium, Watain and many more. See the pictures from what’s known as the “extreme music festival”.

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Meet Turkey’s First Transsexual Beauty Queens

1260 Meet Turkey’s First Transsexual Beauty Queens

Yanki Bayramoglu takes center stage after winning the pageant in Istanbul on June 21, 2014. Turkey’s LGBT community continues to expand and make strides both in the social and political arenas. (Photo: Sedat Suna—EPA)

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Giant Underground Trampolines Tipped as Next Big Tourist Attraction in Wales

1259 Giant Underground Trampolines Tipped as Next Big Tourist Attraction in Wales
Photograph: B White

Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate mine has been turned into a trampoline theme park for the summer. It’s a marvellous installation – and a long way from your average cave tour.

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World Cup Jerseys for Flight Attendants in China

1258 World Cup Jerseys for Flight Attendants in China
Flight attendants wearing Brazil soccer team jerseys walk along the aisle on an airplane travelling from Kunming to Hangzhou June 23, 2014. A Chinese airline company renovated the cabin of one of its flights then dressed the flight attendants with soccer jerseys as a way to celebrate the 2014 Brazil World Cup and hoping to attract more customers, local media reported. (Photo by Wong Campion/Reuters)

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Shopper Finds ‘Cry for Help’ Label Sewn into £10 Primark Dress

1257 Shopper Finds Cry for Help Label Sewn into £10 Primark Dress

Rebecca Gallagher was horrified to find a hand-stitched label reading “forced to work exhausting hours” sewn into the floral sundress. She has now vowed never to wear her bargain find for fear it could be the result of exploitative labour.

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Fantastic New Transformations of Liu Bolin, the Invisible Painted Man

1255 Fantastic New Transformations of Liu Bolin, the Invisible Painted Man

Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who has a rather unusual way of making his performance art… by painting himself to merge with his background. His nickname is “The Invisible Man” and the following photo’s show why. Playing “Hide and seek” with this man would be rather tricky.

Challenge yourself and your friends… Can you find him on all of these pictures?

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Human-Like Wild Animals

1254 Human Like Wild Animals
Christoph Meyer a German graphic designer created these great photo manipulations of wild animals in human urban settings.

“The whole project took me two or three days to finish and I have to say that creating those images made a lot of fun although it wasn’t easy at some stages.” he says.

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French Artist Turns Everyday Objects into Playful Characters

1252 French Artist Turns Everyday Objects into Playful Characters

With a creative eye, the casual observer can espy characters or faces in the everyday objects all around us. French artist Gilbert Legrand takes this a step further by painting and otherwise modifying totally mundane objects to turn them into cute characters and give them new life.

Legrand lets his active imagination soar by painting small details onto these everyday objects to help us see them the way he does. With the addition of a face and maybe some arms and legs, a paintbrush can become a mangled fox, a hinge can become a shady salesman, and a juicer becomes a woman emerging from a pool.

Hopefully, Legrand’s wildly imaginative creations will help you find the fun characters hidden all around you!

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The Pugs Of Westeros: Three Pugs Re-enact Game Of Thrones

Roxy, Blue and Bono are three cute pugs from California that love being dressed up and photographed by their owners – Phillip Lauer, 57, and his wife Sue, 47. Eventually, the couple was contacted by streaming service Blinkbox with an offer to make a short video of their adorable pug trio re-enacting the iconic TV show ‘Game of Thrones’.

Since Sue Lauer is a professional photographer and designer, the family couldn’t resist the challenge. Not only did the short video turn out amazing, the pictures look wonderfully funny as well.

1251 The Pugs Of Westeros: Three Pugs Re enact Game Of Thrones
Robb Stark, Ned Stark and Jon Snow

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Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

1249 Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

WWF is leading a global campaign to stop wildlife crime. Illegal wildlife trade has exploded to meet increasing demand for elephant ivory, rhino horns, and tiger products, particularly in Asia. Controlled by dangerous crime syndicates, wildlife is trafficked much like drugs or weapons. Wildlife criminals often operate with impunity, making the trade a low-risk/high-profit business. Today, it is the fifth most profitable illicit trade in the world, estimated at up to $10 billion annually.

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