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Festival Of Colors In Riga, Latvia

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A woman reacts to the camera during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. Primarily observed in India, the ancient Hindu religious festival has spread to other regions of the world. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)

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Photo of the Day: Up Yours, Gravity

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Team Spain performs during the women’s synchronised swimming free routine combination final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia August 1, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

14 Epic Pieces Of Edible ‘Harry Potter’ Food Art Made By Fans

While J.K. Rowling will be getting a few birthday wishes from fans today, we’re willing to bet she’ll only get one life-size, edible bust of Harry Potter’s head. A group of food artists from around the world collaborated to create some seriously impressive Potter-themed food art in celebration of the author’s 50th birthday, ranging from large character sculptures to intricate recreations of key scenes from the books. The project has been in the planning for the last year, after two U.S. bakers came up with the idea and recruited other members from across the world.

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Harry Potter Bust, by Lara Clarke. IMAGE: LARA CLARKE

British cake sculptor and owner of Tasty Cakes, Lara Clarke, took part in the project by baking a life-size, edible bust of Harry Potter. “I didn’t time myself,” she told Mashable when asked how long it took her. “I watched the first three Harry Potter films while I was making it – so it probably took around six hours in total.”

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Char Evans Creates An Abstract Lavender Art To Attract Bees (And Humans)

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The soothing colours of this lavender art will relax and lift your spirits. Lavender Art, created in France, shares the soul of Provence. Lavender flowers have many health benefits and are highly attractive to bees.

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Faded Memory: An Artist Painted Over His Friends That He Don’t Remember

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According to Portuguese artist Alberto Achega Leitão: “I found some lost photographs taken by my father. After I saw these images, I started remembering old times and old friends. However, I did not remember everyone. So I decided to draw over those I do not remember very well. The less detailed a person is, the less I remember that person.”

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Imagine If Logos Represented Company Behaviour

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Imagine if brands were forced to create company logos that represent some recent discoveries and news headlines. Well, designers from around the world have done exactly that, by finding high-resolution images of company logos and transforming them into logos that represent the company behavior.

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Photographer Wim Van Dan Heever’s Images Capture Chases And Fights In The Animal Kingdom

These breath-taking photographs reveal the everyday lives of animals living in the wild. The incredible images were taken by wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, from Pretoria, South Africa, during trips to locations including Japan, Botswana and Svalbard. The 43-year-old has been photographing wildlife since he was a young boy and turned his passion for animals into a career and set up ODP Safaris in 2006.

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This cheetah closes in on a springbok in the set of stunning wildlife photographs by Wim van Den Heever. (Wim van Den Heever / Mercury Press / The Daily Mail)

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Riding The Waves: Acrobatic Couple Perform Incredible Stunts While Surfing Waves

According to Caters News: “It takes a lot of skill to surf a wave normally on a surfboard , but to hold different shapes in the air on the shoulders of a partner is even more challenging. That is what talented pair Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman were caught doing while taking part in the Tandem Surfing competitions in Waikiki. Unlike the average surfing competition, Lauren and Chuck combine the balance needed to even stand up on a surfboard, with the strength needed to hold up various gymnastic poses.”

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Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye take part in some tandem surfing in Waikiki. (Caters News)

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The World’s Best Press Photos Of The Week

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Hot-air balloons fly near Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 26, 2015, on the first day of the international air-balloon meeting “Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons”. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP Photo)

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This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

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Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made with careful photography and Photoshopping. If you’re wondering how the images are actually created, Johansson has been regularly release behind-the-scenes videos showing his techniques.

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Stunning Pictures Of Singapore Then And Now – 50 Years Of Independence

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Small transportation boats, known as bumboats, leave trails of light as they travel across Marina Bay past the skyline of Singapore in this photo taken in 2004. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the world’s most densely populated nations, is also a popular tourist destination and a thriving global financial hub. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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The Largest Asian Online Retailer Alibaba Opens Rural Service Centers In The Chinese Countryside

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Zheng Liying looks at a computer screen in front of a picture of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, seen on the cover of a publication, at Zheng’s Alibaba rural service centre in Jinjia Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, July 20, 2015. E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year. Alibaba estimates the potential market at 460 billion yuan ($74 billion) by next year. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

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Zaha Hadid Architects Have Completed The Messner Mountain Museum Corones In Italy

Modern Home Features a Staircase Designed Specifically for Small Pets

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Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH has outdone himself when it comes to producing a pet-friendly home. In the span of only 49 days, the architect was able to redesign his friend’s Vietnam-based residence by installing several modern features. The most interesting installation: a separate staircase for his friend’s small dogs. When deciding what to change during the planning stage, Chikamori’s priority was to make the house comfortable for the entire family—furry friends and all.

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Federico Babina Illustrates The Imaginary Architecture Of Movie Director-Designed Homes

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Federico Babina draws a comparison between the makers of architecture and the creators of film in his latest series of illustrations titled ‘archidirector’. “Directors are like the architects of cinema” – said Babina.

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