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La Tomatina 2015: 70th Annual Tomato Battle In Spain

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Two woman lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual “Tomatina” tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (Photo by Alberto Saiz/AP Photo)

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August 26 in History

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Pope John Paul I smiles and waves with both hands to crowd filling St. Peter’s Square August 26, 1978 when the former patriarch of Venice appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, short time after the white smoke coming out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, indicating that the conclavists had elected a successor for Pope Paul VI. He is flanked by Msgr. Virgilio Noe’, master of the pontifical office, right, and Msgr. Orazio Cocchetti, left, also of the pontifical ceremonies office. (Photo by AP Photo)

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Plastic Balls Bathing

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Members of the general public enjoy the “BEACH” at the National Building Museum August 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The “BEACH” is an interactive architectural installation, with an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls, that brings the experience of going to the beach indoor. (Photos by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Sensitive Ballerina Watercolour Portraits By Liu Yi

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Liu Yi, Chinese painter, was born in Shanghai in 1958. He was a Fine Arts graduate from the Hua Dong University for Education.

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Chris Kapono Creates Unique Pieces Of Art Being Inspired By The Nature

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According to Chris Kapono: “My name is Chris Kapono and I am a self-taught artist living in Missouri. I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember and art has been a big part of my life. My love of animals and nature is reflected in my art and sometimes interesting things I find on walks in the woods will find their way into some of my pieces!”

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Photo of the Day: The BeeOs

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This undated handout picture released August 25, 2015 by Australia’s national science agency the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) shows a micro-sensor glued onto the back of a honey bee to monitor its movements.

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Beautiful Watercolor Paintings By Thierry Duval

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Thierry Duval was born in Paris, France in 1968. His watercolors are characterized by a strong light and precision in drawing, being almost or hiperrealist in the results mainly in his Paris watercolors. By using glazing technique he works in several steps up to get the final, very realistic result. As was said, light is strong in almost all his artworks.

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Rafael Araujo’s Magic Drawings Solely Created With Pen And Pencil

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Only with a pencil, ruler and protractor, without the help of a computer, Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies come to life and shells rise from mathematical spirals.

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Hypnotizing Portraits Of Siamese Fighting Fish By Visarute Angkatavanich

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Even though these photographs look like pieces from a surreal art series, they are real photo portraits of the marvelous Siamese fighting fish, taken by passionate Bangkok-based photographer and fish enthusiast Visarute Angkatavanich.

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British Columbia-based Metal Sculptor Creates Epic Stainless Steel Sculptures

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Chilliwack, British Columbia-based Kevin Stone specializes in creating gargantuan, one-of-a-kind stainless steel sculptures.

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Fantastic-looking Custom Made Steampunk Bullet Shell Chess

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According to an author: “First, note the quarter placed in the images for a size reference. The board for this set was made from jointed pieces of Red Oak.”

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This Photographer Turns Vintage Photos Into Surreal Works Of Art

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Australian photographer and artist Jane Long brings old photos to life in beautifully wild and imaginative ways.

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This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse

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Meet Khalessi, a young pit bull in Florida who’s endured nightmarish abuse but lived to wag her tail.

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An Artist Made A Colorful Floor Installations Inspired By The Optical Illusions

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Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie can transform any space into a visual delight with his geometric tape designs. Using everyday vinyl tape, he creates angles and lines of contrasting colors that suggest movement and optical illusions.

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