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Disability – is not a Sentence!

170 Disability – is not a Sentence!
Susanna Nitz-Wessely (L) helps her friend Regine Grosinger’s three-years-old dog Hope into its wheelchair in Vienna September 3, 2014. Hope was found with cut-off back legs in the countryside and brought to an animal asylum when it was four-month-old. Grosinger took the dog home two months later and had a wheelchair manufactured for it. (Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

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Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

169 Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest
“Mountain Goats, Colorado”. A herd of mountain goats huddle together on top of Mount Evans, Colorado during a lightning storm. This photo was selected out of more than 5,000 entries to go on display in “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places”, a new photo exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which will run through summer 2015. (Photo by Verdon Tomajko/Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest)

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Photo Series Captures the Quiet Dignity of Search and Rescue Dogs that Served During 9/11

We all know that hundreds of firefighters, police officers and ambulance crews helped out on 9/11 to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center, but rarely do we hear about the heroic rescue dogs of that fateful day. With the help of FEMA, photographer Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs who worked to find survivors in the rubble of the twin towers, and fittingly named her photo series Retrieved.

‘These animals were all at the same place at the same time, one decade ago, for the same reason: to work. That experience unites them, and was the incentive for me to pursue this subject and to photograph the dogs’, says Dumas of her work.

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Abigail. Ojai, CA. (Photo by Charlotte Dumas)

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Tiara Time at Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant

158 Tiara Time at Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant
Catherine Hui, a contestant in the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant 2014, has makeup applied before the show at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. In its 13th year, MNYCBP has become one of the most influential Chinese events in the U.S., while providing a major platform for American Chinese girls to enter the entertainment industry in China. The pageant accentuates the girls’ eyes to look bigger and doll like. “I have a mono lid…I love my Oriental eyes because they make me different”, said Alice Zhang. “But they (pageant team) always change it to give me the double eye lid”. The girls are taught to use double eye lid tape, enlarging eye contacts, Dolly Wink eye lashes, a lot of sun block and bright pink make up to achieve a wholesome and innocent look. “The Chinese beauty aesthetic is similar to Anime – super flawless”, said contestant Stephanie Hau. (Photo and caption by John Brecher/Sahra Vang Nguyen/NBC News)

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Stunning Portraits of Wild Animals by Brad Wilson

After 12 years photographing models, musicians, and celebrities, Brad Wilson decided that he wanted to photograph something a little more unpredictable: wild animals. Wilson began travelling to zoos, animal sanctuaries, and studios to photograph everything from a lion to a chimpanzee. The photo shoots were far from the orderly scenes Wilson experienced while shooting magazine stories and advertisements. Instead, he says, they became a kind of “organised chaos”. “You can’t direct animals like you can people. When you are shooting animals, you have to wait for them to do whatever it is they are going to do. You have to be patient and pick your moments”, says Wilson. “It’s completely changed the way I looked at photography”.

156 Stunning Portraits of Wild Animals by Brad Wilson
Baboon. (Photo by Brad Wilson)

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Pictures of Animals Posing as Humans by Svetlana Valyiskaya

It’s often said that pets and their owners can start to look alike, but these adorable photographs take the old mantra to a new extreme. They are the work of Svetlana Valyiskaya (27), from St Petersburg, who snaps pets in everyday poses in her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer. The vibrant costumes and scenes, which Svetlana designs herself, have made the photos a hit in her native Russia – and it’s not hard to see why. She said: “I really love animals, they are loyal, faithful and true and always interesting to work with – plus they never criticise the photographs afterwards”.

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Cat poses with balloons in a tux. (Photo by Svetlana Valyiskaya/Mercury)

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A Mongoose vs Four Lions

148 A Mongoose vs Four Lions
A mongoose emerges from its hole as lions wait nearby on September 10, 2011 in Maasai Mara, Kenya. Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators. Despite being under two feet tall, the aggressive mongoose growled at the felines and even bit one on the nose. The shocking fight, which was photographed in 2011 but has just been released, began in the Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya, when photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose. The lions chased the mongoose into a hole in the ground but the small animal reemerged to fight the predators once again before running for cover. (Photo by Jerome Guillaumot/Barcroft Media)

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This Teddy-Bear Toast Stamp

146 This Teddy Bear Toast Stamp

It looks like the cute teddybear-shaped food trend is continuing. A Japanese designer has come up with the most adorable way to enjoy toast.

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Visa Pour l’Image – the “Cannes Film Festival” of Photojournalism

The 26th annual Visa Pour l’Image, the “Cannes Film Festival” of photojournalism kicks off, filling the French city of Perpignan with more than 3,000 of the world’s best photojournalists and photo editors, along with agencies from around the world. This year’s Visa Pour l’Image showcases 26 exhibitions around the city.

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Central African Republic by Pierre Terdjman – The Seleka militia took over in March 2013, and perpetrated massive violations of human rights – massacres, rape, torture and executions, and burning villages to the ground. Nearly one fifth of the population has had to flee and they are now living in appalling conditions in the bush and IDP camps. In September, the predominantly Christian anti- Balaka militia embarked on a wave of reprisals against the Muslims with massacres, summary executions and looting; the sides had changed, but the violence continued. Terrified Muslims fled north-west, to towns such as Bossangoa and Bouca which are traditionally Muslim. Of the 100 000 Muslims that lived in Bangui, only one thousand are left; the others have fled across the border. Today it seems unlikely that any change will occur. The rift may very well be permanent. Here: A wounded man in the community hospital. (Photo by Pierre Terdjman/Paris Match)

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Rainbow-Like Stars

139 Rainbow Like Stars

A photographer has captured these amazing rainbow-like images of stars high above the skies of Colorado. Stargazer Matt Payne, from Oregon, loves the evening skies so much, he has devoted hours to shooting the marvels of the Milky Way. The 35-year-old has to meticulously plan his work, taking into account weather, terrain, season and even the cycle of the moon to get the perfect snap. (Photo by Matt Payne/Caters News)

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The Annual West Indian Day Parade

137 The Annual West Indian Day Parade
In this September 2, 2013, file photo, dressed in costume, Kelva Joseph makes her way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade. The annual parade is set for Monday, September 1, 2014, in Brooklyn. It echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities and features dancers wearing elaborate, often feathered costumes. (Photo by Tina Fineberg/AP Photo)

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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 Winners

135 British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 Winners
The British Wildlife Photography Awards winners have been revealed, with Lee Acaster from Suffolk taking home the top prize for his shot of a Graylag Goose in London. Acaster, who received £5,000, photographed the animal against an ominous London skyline, with The Shard clearly visible in the background. Here: “Urban Tourist (Graylag Goose)”. Urban category and overall winner. (Photo by Lee Acaster/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014)

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Surfers Delight in Hurricane Marie’s Big Waves

133 Surfers Delight in Hurricane Maries Big Waves
A bogieboarder rides a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (Photo by Chris Carlson/AP Photo)

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Photo of the Day: The Swarm

130 Photo of the Day: The Swarm

A swarm of locusts invades the center of Mdagascar capitol Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. (Photo by AFP Photo/Rijasolo)

Quirky Magazine Covers

“One innovative artist has created quirky artwork which re-imagines classical paintings with the faces of famous modern day cover stars such as Angeline Jolie. Multimedia producer Eisen Bernard Bernardo, 28, from Los Baños, Philippines, has created the clever works for his series called “Mag + Art”, where he takes photos of celebrities from magazine covers and carefully places them over images of people in famous classical paintings. In his work singer Adele fits perfectly as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and One Direction’s Liam Payne is Napoleon in Jacques – Louis David’s portrait of him. Angelina Jolie on the cover of Esquire magazine is re-imagined as the famous face of Venus in Botticelli’s classic painting the Birth of Venus and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring has Keira Knightley’s face, on the cover of Interview magazine”. – Caters News

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Quirky Magazine covers: Emma and Blue. (Photo by Eisen Bernard Bernardo/Caters News)

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