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Military Kit Through the Ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

138 Military Kit Through the Ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging.

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Naughty Dog Artists The-Last-Of-Us-ified a Bunch of Locations. Amazing.

130 Naughty Dog Artists The Last Of Us ified a Bunch of Locations. Amazing.

If you’ve played The Last of Us, then you’ll know that the game’s world is covered in that post-apocalyptic art design that bluntly reminds you civilization has ended and nature (and death!) has taken over.

Now, Naughty Dog artists (according to Reddit) have “re-created” real world locations in The Last of Us’ art style and it’s both depressing and impressive at the same time. Tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower, and more have been redesigned to showcase overgrown greenery and eerily reminds you what these places would look like if ever the zombie (or infected) apocalypse takes over.

So, sit back and go check out each “before” and “after” image in the gallery below.

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Mind-Blowing Before and After Pictures of Makeup Makeovers

128 Mind Blowing Before and After Pictures of Makeup Makeovers

These are stunning before-and-after Instagram photos posted by Melissa Murphy, a talented makeup artist who has worked with models, actors, actresses and even adult film stars.

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Floating Snowflake Hotel in Norway that Offers the Perfect View of the Northern Lights

If you want to get the best view of Aurora Borealis, it is best to be as far away from light pollution as possible.

127 Floating Snowflake Hotel in Norway that Offers the Perfect View of the Northern Lights

Known as the Krystall hotel, the unusual property is being developed by company Dutch Docklands, which specialises in floating structures and will be the first floating hotel in Europe. The floating Krystall hotel will be based in the fjords near Tromso, in Norway, which sits within the Arctic Circle – the perfect spot for watching the Northern Lights.

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Most “Toxic” Superheroes

126 Most “Toxic” Superheroes
#1: Superman. According to McAfee, 16.50% of Web searches for Superman led to sites with viruses and other malicious software. Pictured here: The Superman costume that was worn by Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie” on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP Photo)

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Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

120 Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

Donna Dotan has a self-described obsession with symmetry. Her prowess with architectural photography is well applied in her personal project, “Reflections from Above”, where she captures striking images of New York City reflected in the glass of skyscrapers. She describes the project as a treasure hunt, and says that she is looking for an all-glass skyscraper to add more reflections to her series.

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Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition

119 Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition
Sand sculptor Zhang Weikang of China works on the Chinese section of a large sand sculpture at the site of Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition – Culture City of East Asia 2014 on July 16, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. Producer and sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen invited artists from around the world including South Korea and China, to recreate the World Heritage and historical buildings in China, Japan and South Korea. The exhibition will be open from July 19 to November 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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“Been on More Roofs than Santa Claus”

Llion and Dachshund – Friends Forever

116 Llion and Dachshund   Friends Forever

A 500-pound lion and an 11-pound dog have formed an unlikely friendship, proving that cats and dogs really can get along. Bonedigger the lion and Milo the dachshund live together at Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla., along with three other dogs. The puppies were introduced to Bonedigger in 2008 when he was just a 4-week-old cub.

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Amazing Creature Colonies

114 Amazing Creature Colonies
A huge herd of of hippopotamus crowd into a pool at the end of the dry season in Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Africa. (Photo by Mark Boulton/Ardea/Caters News)

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Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014

110 Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014
First prize. Taken over Bali Barat National Park, Denpasar, Bali. Made with a GoPro Hero 2 camera. (Photo by Capungaero)

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Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

17 Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

The Plants like flower grow up in the wild. Spring 2014 near Paveh, Kermanshah, Iran. In photographs by Adnan Mirani.

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The Joys of the Water Slide

14 The Joys of the Water Slide

Krista Long began snapping pics of people sliding down a water slide after many visits to the local water park with her tween daughters. “I set up my lawn chair to watch the entertainment as bodies shot one by one out the blue tube, suspended ever so briefly before crashing into the pool below,” Long told ABC News. “I started bringing my camera set to the highest shutter speed, hoping to freeze that moment in time just an instant before the plunge.” The result is an action-packed series of photos on Long’s Flickr page that show emotions ranging, she says, “from pure joy to fear, in anticipation of the inevitable splash-down!”

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Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey

13 Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey
The National parks department hosts the 30th annual “All-Women Lifeguard Tournament” in Sandy Hook NJ. July 30, 2014. (Photo by Anthony Causi)

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Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

12 Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014
First Place Winner: “The Independence day”. While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain. Photo location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA. (Photo and caption by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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