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Tibetan Buddhists Celebrate Monlam

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Devotees bow to a passing Tibetan Buddhist monk on his way to take part in a special prayer during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals on March 5, 2015 at the Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Amdo, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Monlam, the most important prayer event for many Tibetans was banned during the Cultural Revolution in China but once again in recent years it is celebrated in many areas. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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The First Annual Underwear Karaoke In California

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Chelsea Hughes, 25, sings at the first annual Underwear Karaoke, an event that pairs two common fears: being seen in your underwear and singing in public, in Los Angeles, California March 12, 2015. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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Shower Of Colors: Day After Holi – Huranga

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A child lies in a puddle of coloured water during “Huranga” at Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura, March 7, 2015. “Huranga” is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, the festival of colours, during which men drench women with liquid colours and women tear off the clothes of the men. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

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The Living Stones

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Actors from the Israeli theatre group Orto-Da perform during their show titled “Stones”, at a theatre in Tel Aviv March 10, 2015. Inspired by Nathan Rapoport’s Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument, the play tells a story from the point of view of the sculptures in the monument. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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Rescued Leatherback Turtle Released Back To The Ocean

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Biologists Jenna Cormany (L) and Lauryn Wright of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources help to release a leatherback turtle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina March 12, 2015. The 475-pound turtle was the first living leatherback turtle to be recovered in South Carolina and one of only a handful ever treated at rehabilitation facilities in the United States. It was found March 7 on the beach on Yawkey-South Island Reserve, a 3.5-mile-long (5.6-km-long) barrier island and wildlife preserve near Georgetown, South Carolina. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)

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Backpacked: Explore New Zealand Through The Lens Of A Belgian Photographer

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If you are a lover of Highsnobiety‘s Snobshots then the name Michiel Pieters and his Instagram handle @mchlptrs might sound familiar to you. The young Belgian fashion photographer is currently backpacking New Zealand with his friend Yvo Dezeure, who often models for him. They decided to document their trip on Tumblr. On BACKPACKED you can follow the duo and explore the incredible landscapes of New Zealand trough the lens of Michiel Pieters.

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Broken

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“My name is Pieter van den Heuvel and I work as a freelance creative and copywriter. In my spare time I’m also an illustrator.

Ever since I read Tim Burton’s short stories and Shaun Tan’s beautiful work I’ve been writing and illustrating books myself. I haven’t tried to publish one of them yet, but I’m sure that paper version will come, one day.
Broken is a short story about broken beings. Literally and sometimes metaphorically. I always thought that there is something both sad and extremely cute about animals wearing plaster casts and I really wanted to make a story that plays with those two emotions.

I made the book in the same week my wisdom teeth were removed, which might explain its dark ending. On the other hand, I just like to surprise people with a story that literally goes into every direction until it lands right in your face.” – Pieter van den Heuvel.

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Animus: Women As Women. Women As Men.

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Marta. Also a photographer. We shot this in her studio.

Named for the Jungian “masculine inner personality as present in women”, ANIMUS is an all female, diptych portrait series by Canadian photographer Melanie Gillis. Each piece consists of two images of the same woman – one as female and one as male. Each subject was an active player in the image creation process, bringing her own wardrobe and ideas to the session, and often building her characters out of her own live, personality, and sense of gender. The transformations were each made through the use of wardrobe, makeup, and most of all expression and body language. Melanie Gillis has a studio in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, where she currently lives and works.

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Sama-Sama: A Malaysian Portraiture

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“I decided I wanted to push the boundaries of photography by making a series of images that will resonate to Malaysians, telling them that they do not need any political schemes, or religious sanctity to be united, when we already are united by the things we do and enjoy together. It is the common things that bring us together that builds our identity as Malaysians, not any political gerrymandering. Someone made mention that images alone can be powerful, but only if done right. If that statement is true enough, then this project already possess the challenge for me to design a set of photographs that can move people’s souls, or at least relate to them.”

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Illustrative Observations Of The Imagination With Just A Ballpoint Pen

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“My name’s Marco. I’m originally from a small country town in regional Victoria, Australia. Drawing with a ballpoint has always been my favourite medium and long since I can remember that’s all I’ve really used. All these drawing have been illustrated freehand, without drafting in pencil. The idea of drawing without guides is liberating, allowing me transform any part of the drawing into anything I want. I’ve always had a love of drawing, particularly of things that swirl around my imagination. I find fun and engaging exercise to challenge your creativity. In this series of works I’ve been experimenting with machining the forms of organic figures by stripping them down of their natural figure and redesigning them through the combination of smaller mechanical parts. Thank you for looking.”

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Artist Turns A Ford Falcon Into A Tank-Shaped Traveling Library

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In celebration of world book day on 5th march, 7UP has teamed up with Buenos Aires-based artist Raul Lemesoff in the creation of ‘weapons of mass instruction’, a traveling library that tours Argentina in the shape of a tank. The ongoing project, which Lemesoff has built upon throughout the last few years, sees a 1979 Ford Falcon transform into a military-style vehicle, with a rotating upper chamber and pseudo-barrel. Although the tank may look militant, it has a very serious function of peace — Lemesoff tours through Argentina’s urban centers and rural communities, offering free books to anyone interested. Around 900 books fit on the car’s built-in shelves, with a varied collection of poetry, novels and biographies.

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Portraits Of 11 Women Together With Their Stories

“I called this documentary project “11”, as the number of women I photographed all around Sicily, Italy. They come from all over the world and all of them left their homeland for the big deal. It took me more than 1 year to collect these stories, and all of them touched my heart. Women are brave, tenacious and passionate about whatever they decide to do!” – Luca Migliore.

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Fatou, from Guinea, is an awesome African dance teacher.

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Mountain Bike Trails Built Underground

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It’s the biggest place of it’s kind, well and pretty much the only one. Underneath the Zoo of Louisville hides something you would never expect, a trail paradise for mountain bikers.

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Pixelated Christmas Ornaments For Your Retro Christmas Tree

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8-Bit ornaments made of Perler Beads were inspired by video games from the ‘80s, created by designer Adam Crockett. They look great on a Christmas tree, especially if you love geeky retro themes!

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Canned Human Condition

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Works from the “Canned Human Condition” series by Reima Honkasalo.

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