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Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on Earth

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A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist in the city of Yakutsk, Russia, considered to be the coldest city in the world, January 2014. (Photo by Amos Chapple/REX Features)

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Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

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We are all drawn to fire, entranced by its beauty and ferociousness. Its brilliance draws us in like moths to a candle flame. Thus, many of the celebrations that humans have involve lighting fires. They can be big or small; there could be many little lights or one giant inferno; they may float on water, burn on land, or rise high into the skies. Loi Krathong is a festival that is held each year in Thailand and a number of other places. During this festival thousands of little fires are lighted, presenting a marvelous sight for all the onlookers. It is believed that this tradition is an adaptation of Brahmanical festival, which was adopted by Thai Buddhists to honor Buddha.

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Mystery Abandoned Hospital in Perrysburg, New York

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These chilling images prove there is no sign of life at this abandoned tuberculosis treatment hospital. Johnny Joo, 24, captured the eerie shots of the desolate TB ward, in Perrysburg, New York. Where equipment lies gathering rust and walls are left crumbling. The photojournalist, from Cleveland, Ohio, stumbled upon the facility, which shut its doors in 1995, before shooting what remains of the historic site. Johnny said the facility, named after Buffalo Mayor James Nobel Adam, remains something of an unknown quantity as it is surrounded by more than 500 acres of forest land. (Photos by Johnny Joo/Caters News)

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Tiger Shark: Close Up

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These jaw-some images show what its like to look inside the mouth of a tiger shark. Captured in amazing detail, the unique pictures show the alien-like anatomy of the shark and reveal rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth and white coloured gills. The incredible photographs were taken when a curious shark began to inspect the camera of British born photographer, Adam Hanlon, 46. After sensing electronic impulses omitted by Adams camera, the inquisitive creature began to gently mouth at the cameras housing allowing him capture the unusual perspective. (Photo by Adam Hanlon/Caters News)

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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page. Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. But they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic. Featuring the work of 11 female photojournalists who have made a significant impact through their images, Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists and artists who have created riveting experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera. From the last great wildernesses of Africa to the tumult of the Jersey Shore, these stories explore the realities of our world and the depths of what it means to be human in the 21st Century. These women of vision have taken millions with them on assignment through the pages of National Geographic–and in the process have set a new standard for excellence that will continue to inspire for decades to come.

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Longtime Ocean Grove visitors take a dip in the roiling Atlantic surf in Ocean Grove, N.J., 2003. This image is featured in National Geographic’s exhibition “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment”, on view at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Jan. 22 – Mar. 22, 2015. (Photo by Amy Toensing/National Geographic)

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A Plus Size Model Who is Changing the Face of Beauty

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Tess Munster is a 22 year old working model who has just signed a contract to a major London based label. She is actually the biggest model to make it this far in the industry and she is definitely challenging the way the world sees beauty.

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Smart Social Advertising That Will Make You Look Twice

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These social ad campaigns comment on life’s important problems with some very clever concepts and designs.

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Historic Photos – A Journey Through Time

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Chazz and Melanie, NY, 1985. (Photo by Ken Schles)

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Mass Wedding in Indonesia

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Brides and grooms sit on top of an Indonesian Army vehicle during a mass wedding ceremony organized in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Thousands of couples registered for the mass marriage sponsored by the Indonesian Armed Forces. (Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo)

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Pooches Ride on Owners Moped in Indonesia

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Cool rider Ace on the back on the motorbike, on January 12, 2015, in Surabaya, Indonesia. A pair of dogs enjoy a bit of bark-and-ride – as they weave through Indonesiaís traffic on the back of a motorcycle. Wearing red-framed sunglasses and a helmet the two golden retrievers happily sandwich their owner on the fast bike. Unsurprisingly, the sight of the docile dogs hitching a fast ride in Surabaya, Indonesia, attracts a lot of attention from onlookers. Ace and Armani have been riding since they were just a few months old and now at the age of three the pair jump onto the bike whenever they think their owner is heading out. (Photo by Jefta Images/Barcroft Media/ABACAPress)

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An Animatronic Polar Bear Visits the London Underground

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An animatronic polar bear visits the London Underground on January 23, 2015, to mark the launch of Fortitude, Sky Atlantic&Otilde’s new drama starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Ecclestone, which premieres on Thursday 29th January at 9pm. A team of 19 Hollywood prop specialists spent six weeks designing and building the realistic replica animal with six to eight people working on the costume at any one time, using over 60 different materials. (Photos by David Parry/PA Wire)

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“Distant Natures”

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Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro captures Hong Kong’s surreal landscape. This is absolutely fantastic!

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Energy Geeks: The Future of Efficient Energy Consumption

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Electric cars sit charging in a parking garage at the University of California, Irvine January 26, 2015. “The Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration”, a $79 million project funded half by federal stimulus money and half by Edison and partners like UC Irvine, was launched in 2010. The $12 billion utility’s research team Southern California Edison is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar panels. Those are some of the roughly 60 projects in the works at Edison’s Advanced Technology division. It has a small $19 million annual budget, but its influence far exceeds that. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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Humans in the Landscape

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A worker carries salt before loading it onto a supply truck at a salt pan on the eve of May Day or Labour Day on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Chennai April 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Babu)

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Gas Stations Around the World

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A camel rests at a fuel station in the Judean desert near the West Bank city of Jericho January 11, 2015. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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