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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

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

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‘History of Suspended Time’ by Gonzalo Lebrija

127 History of Suspended Time by Gonzalo Lebrija

Guadalajara-based artist Gonzalo Lebrija created a public art installation in the parking lot (1430 Delgany Street, Denver, CO 80202) across from the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) in the summer of 2010. The installation, entitled History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible, was developed as a dual collaboration with MCA Denver’s museum-wide exhibition, Energy Effects: Art & Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess, as well as Denver’s inaugural 2010 Biennial of the Americas, an international event that celebrated the culture, ideas and people of the Western Hemisphere.

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“Dancing with Costica” by Photographer Jane Long

126 “Dancing with Costica” by Photographer Jane Long
The “Dancing With Costica” series began when photographer Jane Long decided to brush up on her retouching skills. After finding the Costica Acsinte Archive on Flickr, she became fascinated with the images and their subjects, wanting to bring them to life and give them a story. Costica Acsinte was a Romanian war photographer who, after discharge, opened a studio in Slobozia, Romania. Around 5,000 of his glass plates were purchased by the Ialomita County Museum and in 2013, Cezar Popescu started to digitize them. (Photo by Costica Acsinte Archive/Jane Long)

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Goal Board by The Linear Calendar

125 Goal Board by The Linear Calendar

Designed to be a constant visible reminder of where you’re headed in life. The Goal Board displays goals for the year, quarters, and months all in one spot, showing how yearly goals break down into quarters and months.

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Let’s Travel from Toronto to Egypt, All within the UK

120 Lets Travel from Toronto to Egypt, All within the UK
A road sign points the way on August 6, 2013 in Toronto, England. Originally called Newton Cap in the county of Durham, built for workers at the nearby colliery, owner Henry Stobart re-named the village Toronto after visiting Canada. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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A Young Elephant Calf vs Buffalo Bull in South Africa

118 A Young Elephant Calf vs Buffalo Bull in South Africa

The buffalo bull charges, on March 23, 2014, in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. A young elephant calf tried to attack an old buffalo bull and was taught a lesson it will never forget. The calf was with its herd at a watering hold Addo Elephant National park, South Africa, when the buffalo ventured towards the water. The elephant ran towards the buffalo but the larger animal picked up the young calf and tossed it four metres in the air. Luckily, the elephant was not hurt, but its pride was seriously injured. (Photo by Conrad Cramer/Barcroft Media)

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Queen Mary 2’s Captain Perches On The Bow Of His Vast Ship

117 Queen Mary 2s Captain Perches On The Bow Of His Vast Ship

Daring Captain Kevin Oprey is seen standing beneath the soaring hull of Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2. The Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive Ocean Liner ever built.

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A Human Catapult in Action

116 A Human Catapult in Action
Two brothers have built a human catapult to fly into a lake. Johannes Schrieber, 26, and his brother Daniel, 28, from Frankfurt, Germany built the wooden contraption, which can fire people five metres into the sky and 12 metres away. The brothers raised more than £700 through crowdfunding to buy the materials, with every penny well spent as nobody has died yet! (Photo by Caters News)

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Burning Man 2014

114 Burning Man 2014
The procession is seen before the Man burns during the Burning Man 2014 “Caravansary” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Fairy-Tale Night for Girls in Rio Slum

“The 15-year-old girls were escorted to the ball held in a Copacabana dancehall Friday night by members of the Pacifying Police Unit from their community. The police units have re-conquered slums ruled for decades by drug-dealing gangs. The girls were coiffed and made up by volunteers, and their dresses were loaned by a formal wear shop. Debutante balls, which mark a girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood, have been a custom among upper-middle-class and wealthy Brazilian families, but are usually out of reach for girls growing up in Rio’s slums”. – The Palm Beach Post

112 Fairy Tale Night for Girls in Rio Slum
The Santa Marta favela, one of Rio’s oldest slums, is seen on December 3, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Santa Marta is one of a number of favelas where police are attempting a softer touch by participating in community policing after they clear the area of drug gangs. In figures released by the IBGE (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística) statistics agency it was found that an average of 68 young Brazilian men died violently each day between 1998 and 2008. These numbers included murder, traffic accidents and gang violence involving the police. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images via The Palm Beach Post)

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Trabant Enthusiasts Gather in Zwickau

110 Trabant Enthusiasts Gather in Zwickau
Fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. Hundreds of Trabant enthusiasts arrived to spend the weekend admiring each others cars, trading stories and enjoying activities. The Trabant, dinky and small by modern standards, was the iconic car produced in former communist East Germany and today has a strong cult following. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)

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