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“We Love Flamenco” Fashion Show in Spain

A model applies lipstick backstage during the “We Love Flamenco” fashion show in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 14, 2015. The show will run until January 18. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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A 16-year-old NY Teen Runs Sneaker Pawnshop

In this January 12, 2015 photo, a wall of collectable sneakers are displayed at Sneaker Pawn in the Harlem section of New York. Basketball sneakers can re-sell for hundreds of dollars, depending on the model, the size of the production run and how easy it is to find a pair in good condition. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

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The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Awards

These are the stunningly creative photographs voted as some of the worlds best wedding snaps from the last year. The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) Awards features more than 20 categories. From the conventional Bride and Groom Portrait to the vibrant All About Light award – everything is taken into consideration. In total more than 20,000 images were submitted by the societys members.

The bride being thrown up buy her Groom and Ushers. 1st place – the wedding dress. Cordoba, Spain. (Photo by Valentin Gamiz/Caters News)

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Star Trek Theme Apartment

Interior designer Tony Alleyne stands in his «Star Trek» theme studio apartment in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. The apartment took nearly 10 years to redesign in the style of the «Star Trek» Starship Enterprise on approximately US$1.7 million. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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The Real Land-Walker Robot from Japan

Masaaki Nagumo controls the Land Walker robot at Sakakibara Kikai Co., Ltd Headquarters on May 12, 2005 in Maebashi, Japan. The two legged robot stands at 3.4 metres high and weighs 1000kg. The Land Walker is available to buy for 36,000,000 yen (approximately US $340,000). Masaaki Nagumo developed Land Walker on the basis of the dream he has had in his childhood that enables a person to go on. (Photos by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

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«Silent Hill» Promotional Event in Tokyo

Models dressed as bandaged nurses take part in a promotional event for the film “Silent Hill” on June 22, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photos by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

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Sculpture of a Giant Lady

Travellers stop to take a second glance at a sculpture of a giant lady with her head stuck in a photo booth at Victoria train station on September 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

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Welcome to “Torreto” Barber Shop

Alex “Torreto” Vellios, a 26-year old barber sports his tattoo of an open razor as he holds a real razor while preparing for his first customer of the day at his Torreto barber shop in Frankfurt, January 6, 2015. Inspired by a childhood trip to the barbers with his grandfather in Greece, Vellios, a formally trained hairdresser and self-taught barber, fulfilled his dream of opening his own gentleman’s barber shop five months ago and has turned it into a successful male grooming and shaving business with customers now waiting up to three to four weeks for an appointment to see him. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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Iceland by Tom Kondrat

As you look at the set of pictures created by Tom Kondrat during his travels in Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is the word “loneliness.” These pictures lead you to believe that Iceland is a desolate expanse of icy wasteland. You can almost imagine the strong wind howling in your ears, as it chills you straight to the bone. And as you’re walking down so beaten path, you’re all alone, with not a human soul for miles in any direction. This may prove unbearable for some, yet others find comfort in such places. With no one there to bother them and distract them from their thoughts, they can finally be at peace.

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People of the World: Māori


The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the “Māori”, with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.

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Fishing in the Flooded Ground Floor of an Abandoned Department Store in Bangkok

Workers collect fish inside an abandoned department store in Bangkok, Thailand January 13, 2015. Staff from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) office were catching fish on Tuesday at the ground floor of the roofless New World department store that was closed down in 1997. Thousands of fish such as catfishes, fancy carps as well as black and red tilapias were released into the ground floor of the building, flooded with rainwater, as local vendors tried to control mosquitoes in the area, local media reported. BMA recently decided to remove the fish and release the water. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

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Makar Sankranti Festival in India

Hindu devotees bathe early morning at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, to mark Makar Sankranti festival during the annual traditional fair of “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo)

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Production of the Statuettes for the 21th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry

Statuettes in various forms of the lost-wax casting process are seen, including the wax figure, wax mold, shell mold, and patina coated statute of “The Actor” during a media event on the production of the statuettes for the 21th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California January 13, 2015. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany’s Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

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Wrecked in Detroit

An older model Ford Mustang sits on cinder blocks with missing wheels near an abandoned apartment building in Detroit, Michigan January 7, 2015. Detroit, also known as the Motor City, is the historic hub of automobile manufacturing in the United States. A federal judge in December 2013 formally declared the city bankrupt but it won court approval to exit bankruptcy last November. Once the proud symbol of U.S. industrial strength, Detroit fell on hard times after decades of population loss, rampant debt and financial mismanagement left it struggling to provide basic services to residents. The Detroit car show, formally the North American International Auto Show, is being held for the 26th year and represents the turn in the city’s fortune with 2014 being the best year for U.S. car sales since 2006. Reuters photographer Joshua Lott documented old or damaged cars, a common element in a series of cityscapes in the former automobile industry giant. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters)

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