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Soviet Ghosts: The Ruins of the Communism

Only the most intrepid urban explorers cross the tattered ruins of the old iron curtain to endure the excessive bureaucracy, military paranoia and freezing winds of the East to hunt for the ghosts of an empire.

Rebecca Litchfield is one who couldn’t resist the haunting allure of the ruins of the Soviet Union. Time and again she risked radiation exposure, experienced arrest and interrogation, and was accused of espionage while collecting the stunning photography in Soviet Ghosts. Join her on an adventure through the ruins of soviet bloc, never before seen by western eyes.

The emotional affect of this poetic collection will keep you coming back for more, while a series of expert articles offer in-depth analysis of the historical context. Contemplate the uncanny and disturbing emotional power of the imagery. Discover the story of the rise and fall of the USSR, the empire whose ghost continues to haunt Europe even today…

1181 Soviet Ghosts: The Ruins of the Communism
Hungary, MAV 424 Steam Train.

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Tour de France 2014 Impressive Photos

1179 Tour de France 2014 Impressive Photos
Tinkoff-Saxo team rider Ral Majka of Poland is chased by a supporter as he cycles to win the 177-km fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Grenoble and Risoul, July 19, 2014. (Photo by Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

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Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Exhibition

1177 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Exhibition
Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya. (Photo by Roberto Nistri)

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Photo of the Day: Across the Universe

1176 Photo of the Day: Across the Universe
A duck and some ducklings pass the door to 10 Downing street in London July 14, 2014. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

1173 Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea
Festival goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 18, 2014 in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud, which is believed to have beneficial effects on the skin due to its mineral content, is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Chinese Workers Prepare Australian Sheep’s Wool for Fashion Industry

1171 Chinese Workers Prepare Australian Sheeps Wool for Fashion Industry
Chinese workers prepare sheep’s wool before it is processed and bleached at a factory on July 12, 2014 near Zhangzhou, China. The facility prepares wool to be used in the manufacturing of footwear and clothing for export to Western markets and for consumption within China. (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Artifacts from the Central Intelligence Agency Museum

1169 Artifacts from the Central Intelligence Agency Museum
An essential part of the survival kit for American forces in the Philippines, China and Burma, this knife was ideal for cutting through jungle brush. It also had potential as a combat knife – its manufacturer provided instructions on how to use the Woodsman’s Pal to defeat a Japanese soldier armed with a samurai sword. (Photo by Central Intelligence Agency)

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The Robot Skateboards

1168 The Robot Skateboards

Artist Sanja Cezek created this series of illustrations of skateboards painted in the image of her favorite robots, ever.

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Sew Awesome: Fun Sci-Fi Kitty Pincushions

1166 Sew Awesome: Fun Sci Fi Kitty Pincushions

Etsy seller FatCatCrafts offers all kinds of cool Sci-Fi pincushions. Whether you sew or not, these fun pincushions are just plain fun to have around and display. In her shop, you’ll find Boba Fett (Bubba Fatt), Ewoks, R2-D2 (Purr2D2), Doctor Who, Jawas (Catwa) and more. All looking like fat cats and ready to be poked if you need somewhere to park your needles.

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Godzilla Invades Tokyo: Midtown Meets Godzilla

497 Godzilla Invades Tokyo: Midtown Meets Godzilla

Crewmember Tetsuo Hayashi airbrushes the final touches to a 6.6 meter replica of the famous Godzilla at Tokyo Midtown on July 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The “MIDTOWN Meets GODZILLA” project is in collaboration with the Japan release of the Hollywood film version of “Godzilla”. The Godzilla built on the lawns of Tokyo Midtown will host a light show everynight complete with mist, audio and fire rays. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day: Rely on Me

1164 Photo of the Day: Rely on Me
Soccer player David Beckham (C) with Cruz Beckham (L) and Romeo Beckham (R) get slimed onstage during Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It’s Supermoon!

1162 It’s Supermoon!
In this picture made available Sunday, July 13, 2014 the full moon rises above the castle of Somoskoujfalu, 123 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late Saturday, July 12, 2014. This phenomenon, is also called supermoon as the celestial body comes the closest to Earth therefore it seems brighter and bigger than an average full moon. (Photo by Peter Komka/AP Photo/MTI)

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Redhead Day – Dutch Summer Fest

1160 Redhead Day   Dutch Summer Fest

Redhead Day (Roodharigendag in Dutch) is the name of a Dutch summer festival that takes place each first weekend of September in the city of Breda, in the Netherlands. The two-day festival is a gathering of people with natural red hair, but is also focused on art related to the colour red. Activities during the festival are lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people. The festival attracts attendance from 50 countries and is free due to sponsorship of the local government.

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Photo of the Day: Foggy Day

1159 Photo of the Day: Foggy Day

A morning fog glows above the Alpine foothills near Bernbeuren, Germany, June 26, 2014. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EPA)

Real-Life Futurama Is Gorgeous

1156 Real Life Futurama Is Gorgeous

Artist Alexey Zakharov has created a lovely 3D-animated “test shot” of the exceedingly complicated 31st-century world of Futurama, starring the Planet Express ship and Mom’s Old-Fashioned Robot Oil. It’s just… wow.

On his website, Behance, Zakharov has posted a collection of videos and gorgeous pieces of concept art that brings the Futurama world to life. You can even see a tiny Leela sitting on the loading dock. Wow. OK, so it may not be photorealistic, but it’s the closest we’re going to get for a long time.

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