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Red Bull Jump And Freeze Competition In Kazakhstan

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A snowboarder performs during the Red Bull Jump and Freeze competition at ski resort Shimbulak outside Almaty March 22, 2015. Participants wearing festive costumes perform tricks before getting into a pond with icy water. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

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Below The Poverty Line: Living On A Garbage Dump In Cambodia

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A woman searches for usable items among garbage at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste. Michelle Obama is due to visit to Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, a worldwide initiative that aims to help adolescent girls attend school. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Sharon Montrose’s Animal Prints On Display

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Sharon Montrose has what most people consider a dream job: She photographs adorable animals – from lions to flamingos to knobbly-kneed giraffes – and sells prints online at her store, The Animal Print Shop. But what’s her job really like? Does she ever get scared? What’s the trickiest animal to photograph?

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“Haru and Mina” By Hideaki Hamada

“My children are not only my little darlings but off-shoots of myself. When I look at them, I have a strange feeling – as if I am watching myself re-living my life. What I want to show is their “living form”.

Children always act more than I expect. The inspiration for my photography comes from this sort of behavior. Though I direct some of my photographs, in most cases I take pictures of my children just as they are. When I take photos of my children, the important thing is to maintain an objective perspective. Not too close, but also not too far away, as if I am watching them from behind. Something close to mere observation, I think. Obeying this rule gives the photos a universal quality. I believe that this universality is necessary to communicate their living forms to someone else”. – Hideaki Hamada

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“Early morning light #3”. (Photo and caption by Hideaki Hamada)

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2014 Military Photographer Of The Year Awards

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Members of the Special Tactics Training Squadron enter the pool with their hands and feet bound. The drown proofing exercise teaches students to remain calm in the water during stressful situations, skills that are vital during real-world operations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/U.S. Air Force)

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March 13 – 20, 2015: Fashion

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In this Thursday, March 19, 2015 photo, workers in outfits made from scrap material parade through a farm on the rooftop of a door manufacturer in Chongqing municipality in southwest China. Employees of the company designed and modeled their garments as part of an environmental sustainability-themed fashion show, which was held by the firm as a morale-booster for employees. (Photo by AP Photo)

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Tide of the Century

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People stand along the waterfront as a wave crashes onto a seawall durng the rising tide in Saint Malo, March 21, 2015. Parts of the French coast will be on alert for the so-called “tide of the century”, with tidal coefficients of 118 and 119 respectively on March 20 and 21. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

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March 13 – 20, 2015: Animals

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Pelicans try to catch a fish thrown by a fisherman on a fishing pier in Paracas National Reserve in Ica, March 15, 2015. The Paracas reserve, which aims to preserve the marine ecosystem, is located on the coastal areas and tropical desert of Peru. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

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March 13 – 20, 2015: Protests

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University of California Berkeley student Kristian Kim throws fake money while starting a protest during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Gov. Jerry Brown has opposed University of California President Janet Napolitano plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent in each of the next five years. (Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

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March 13 – 20, 2015: The Week In Photos

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In this undated image made available Saturday March 14, 2015 by Finland’s National Ballet and the Finnish National Opera, members of the Finnish National Ballet Tiina Myllymaki performs at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. A nearly two-hour ballet produced by the Finnish National Opera and performed by dancers of the Finnish National Ballet entitled “The Moomin and the Comet”, is based on Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson’s book from 1946. It tells the story of a perilous journey to a mountaintop observatory in the wake of an approaching comet that could destroy Moomin Valley. (Photo by Mirka Kleemola/AP Photo/Finnish National Ballet)

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Solar Eclipse Around The World

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The sun is seen during a partial eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won’t be repeated for more than a decade. (Photo by Luca Bruno/AP Photo)

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Travelling Across Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, a group of California sea lions rest on a large bouy in the San Ignacio lagoon, in the Pacific Ocean, near Guerrero Negro, in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo)

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Miracle – A Cute Micro-Puppy

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A baby Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix has defied the odds by surviving despite its tiny size and being abandoned by its mother. The owners of named the puppy “Miracle” and have taken over the feeding and care of the baby after its four siblings passed away shortly after being born. Owner Kayley-May Coles, age 10, said, “Everyone thinks she is absolutely beautiful. My friends absolutely love her. My teacher thought she might be the smallest dog ever to be born. She is just perfect”.

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20 Stunning Panoramic Around The World

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These are the stunning panoramic shots of some of the worlds most beautiful locations. Company AirPano travel the world photographing its wonders from above. Their shots include famous cities – such as New York, Paris and Barcelona – as well as natural marvels, like volcanoes and waterfalls. The team, which consists of 12 members – nine photographers and three tech specialists – began looking into this style of photography in 2006. Project coordinator Sergey Semenov revealed after initially working with spherical panoramas on land, the group decided to take to the skies. They made a list of the 100 Best Places on the Planet, which they hoped to photograph over the coming years. Here: Downtown Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Airpano/Caters News)

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Sao Paulo Designer Turns Fallen Trees into Outdoor Furniture

“A designer from Sao Paulo is working with the city to make use of fallen trees to turn them into sculpture furniture to line the city’s parks, streets and plazas. Brazil’s largest city was slammed by several strong storms this rainy season that brought with them heavy rain, lightning and winds as high as 90kmph. More than 1,700 trees fell throughout the city as a result of the powerful storms leaving the city asking what it could do with all the wood and fallen trunks and branches strewn throughout the city. The city asked artists and other residents to find ways to make use of the fallen trees and one artist, Hugo Franca, has answered the call.

Franca has been carving massive benches and other pieces of furniture and play equipment out of the trees. Franca said he thought it was important to reuse the wood from the trees so as to not to have to cut down forested areas to harvest the valuable wood that was tossed around the city by the powerful storms. Franca takes the fallen trees and designs the sculpture and then cuts them to shape using a chainsaw. The pieces are then carefully sanded down and covered in varnish to protect the wood. Several of his creations are already being used as sustainable art furniture and residents come to them to sit and relax, have a chat or read as they enjoy the day”. – Adam Justice.

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Brazilian artist Hugo Franca (R) and his assistant Jailton Procopio look at a tree after cutting it to create a bench at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo March 17, 2015. Franca, a designer from Sao Paulo is working with the city to make use of fallen trees to turn them into sculpture furniture to line the city’s parks, streets and plazas. Brazil’s largest city was slammed by several strong storms this rainy season that brought with them heavy rain, lightning and winds as high as 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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