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Little Giant Girl Marches through Liverpool

1301 Little Giant Girl Marches through Liverpool
Puppeteers operate the The Little Giant Girl, one of the giant Royal De Luxe street puppets taking part in Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations as she walks through the streets of Liverpool on July 25, 2014 in Liverpool, England. French street theatre company Royal de Luxe are putting on a show throughout the city as part of Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations from July 23-27. The giant puppet grandmother has slept in the hall for two days as part of “Memories of August 1914”. As the giants tour the city the Little Girl Giant and her dog Xolo will meet up with the giant Grandmother telling the story of life leading up to World War One. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day: Run, Sheep, Run!

1300 Photo of the Day: Run, Sheep, Run!

Baaaad move…mountain sheep being herded off the roadway by cyclist Brendan Cassidy who was escorting Marathon winner Eugene McCarthy, who lead the race for 26.2 miles, and finished in a time of 02:47:32 in the annual Run Killarney Festival, starting outside Sneem Village, through Molls Gap and into Killarney National Park. Over 2000 athletes competed in The Run Killarney festival, on Saturday, organised by Elite Management, with 3 great races – a full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10Km. (Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan)

US Arts Body Painting

1299 US Arts Body Painting
A model hula hoops after being painted as spectators stand near at Columbus Circle as body-painting artists gathered to decorate nude models as part of an event featuring artist Andy Golub, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Golub says New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural Bodypainting Day. (Photo by John Minchillo/AP Photo)

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First Australian Cat Cafe Opens in Melbourne

1296 First Australian Cat Cafe Opens in Melbourne
A customer plays with a cat as she drinks a coffee at Cat Cafe Melbourne on July 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Cat Cafe Melbourne is Australias first cat cafe. The cafe has several cats from rescue shelters which live at the premises. Patrons can watch and play with the cats while enjoying a coffee. Cat Cafes are becoming known world wide, the first opening in Taiwan in 1998. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships

1294 Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships
Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship at Peatlands Park on July 27, 2014 in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The annual event sees male and female competitors swim the 60m length of the bog watched by scores of spectators and takes place on International Bog Day. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Stunning Milky Way Formation Above the Isle of Wight

“Stunning Milky Way formation above the Isle of Wight : The Milky Way shines in mesmerising colourful patterns above the Isle of Wight in these stunning photographs. Photographer Chad Powell used a DSLR camera to capture images of the spectacular constellation above the familiar beach scenes of England’s largest island. The 22-year-old, who shot the pictures over a year of stargazing on the island, often stayed up until dawn to catch the most dramatic sky-scapes.

The DSLR camera enhanced the Milky Way from the white strip visible to the naked eye into an explosion of colourful lights. Photographer Chad, a graphic designer from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, used foregrounds of abandoned theme parks, harbours and lighthouses against the illuminated sky. Chad Powell: “The perfect conditions to take these pictures are a clear sky on a moonless night. Light pollution needs to be minimal too, unfortunately in Britain there are very few areas of dark sky, especially in England”. – Barcroft Media

1293 Stunning Milky Way Formation Above the Isle of Wight
The Milky Way behind Castle Haven, a small harbour in Nilton on July 2, 2014, in Isle of Wight, UK. (Photo by Chad Powell/Barcroft Media)

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Fantastic Landscapes of Tuscany, Italy

1292 Fantastic Landscapes of Tuscany, Italy
A building emerges from the early morning fog in Belvedere farm in San Quirico d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. The beautiful pictures were taken by Alberto Di Donato who has a huge passion for the Tuscan landscape and is inspired by the Renaissance artists who painted the same landscapes. (Photo by Alberto Di Donato/HotSpotMedia)

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Playful Seals

1291 Playful Seals

The pair of playful seals swim around each other. Two passionate seals were captured on camera in a tender embrace by underwater photographer Robert Bailey, 50, near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast, UK. (Photo by Robert Bailey/Medavia)

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The Colourful Hills in East Central Oregon

1290 The Colourful Hills in East Central Oregon

Layers of breathtaking colour streak the rolling hills of this vast desert, making the landscape appear as though it has been tie-dyed. The natural phenomenon, nicknamed the “Painted Desert”, was formed when the area was once a river floodplain.

Each colour corresponds to a different underground geological feature – rocks which have seemingly dyed the layers of earth above. Formed from volcanic activity, the hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in East Central Oregon, USA, are almost bursting with colour. Pictured: The colourful hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in East Central Oregon, USA. (Photos by Mark Brodkin/Solent News/SIPA Press)

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Skydivers Jump at 10,000 Meters over Mont Blanc

1284 Skydivers Jump at 10,000 Meters over Mont Blanc
Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet seen inside the plane before jumping at 33,000 feet (10 km) above the Mont Blanc, French Alps on May 31, 2014. Fearless skydivers jump from an altitude of 10,000 meters above the largest mountain in Europe. Frederic Fugen, 34, and Vincent Reffet, 29, leapt from a plane in the freezing skies above Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. The jump is from such a height the pictures show the curvature of the earth. (Photo by Dominique Daher/Barcroft Media)

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Historic Building on the Move

1282 Historic Building on the Move
A historic building sits on wheels as it is moved down the block on New York Avenue to make way for a new construction July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP Photo)

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Pretty Power Plants

“You wouldn’t normally associate power stations with beautiful scenic shots but one photographer has traveled nearly 2000 to track down the ugliest energy plants and show them in a whole new light. Czech snapper, Radek Kalhous, uses Google Earth to find the perfect locations for his unique pictures and arrives at each site after sunset to create the atmospheric shots.

The 40-year-old uses nothing more than clever lighting and a tilt-shift lens to capture the ugly power stations in a series of dreamy photographs which resemble something from a model toy world. Radek has clocked up almost 2000 miles so far in his quest to create the thought-provoking photos”. – Caters News

1281 Pretty Power Plants
Power station Neurath, Germany. (Photo by Radek Kalhous/Caters News)

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Baby Lion Playing With Autumn Leaves

1280 Baby Lion Playing With Autumn Leaves

An adorable 11-week old lion cub named Karis had a very exciting day playing in a pile of autumn leaves that her keeper swept into her enclosure at the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in Scotland. This proved to be a very wise decision on her keeper’s part, as she seems to have had the time of her life frolicking around in the pile of leaves

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Surreal Metal Sculptures Of Shark-Shaped Guns Make For An Epic Combination

1279 Surreal Metal Sculptures Of Shark Shaped Guns Make For An Epic Combination

Shark Guns is a surreal sculpture series by artist Christopher Schulz that’s exactly what you’d expect—guns shaped like sharks. Two offensive beasts in one metallic body!

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This Artist Painted Famous Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings And Raised Their Value

1277 This Artist Painted Famous Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings And Raised Their Value

Canadian artist David Irvine of The Gnarled Branch collects old, discarded paintings from thrift shops and adds pop culture characters like Darth Vader, Spider-Man, and Spock to them. Suddenly, a simple landscape painting is the playground for flesh-eating zombies, Godzilla, and Pac-Man.

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