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Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

1137 Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts in Indonesia
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Tiga Pancur village, Karo Regency in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province October 8, 2014. (Photo by Y. T. Haryono/Reuters)

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Polluted Rivers in India

1135 Polluted Rivers in India
A boy throws a banana after collecting it from the polluted waters of river Sabarmati, in Ahmedabad July 18, 2013. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)

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Nightmare New York

“Nightmare: New York”, staged in a Lower East Side building, depicts the ugliest, scariest vision of 1970s- and ’80s-era Gotham. Subways are awash in graffiti, creeps and crime. Menacing punks roam the streets. And the “characters” of Times Square don’t look anything like Elmo or SpongeBob SquarePants. Visitors wander through a 13-section maze of New York’s dark side, starting with a blackout, followed by scenes amid flashing strobe lights or a fire. Characters include a psychotic, Son of Sam-style serial killer, a urine-stained homeless man, a deranged woman crawling on the floor and tunnel-dwelling “mole people” whose grotesque faces suddenly pop up from dark corners.

“When someone screams, that’s our applause”,” says Timothy Haskell, the off-Broadway director who created the show. “But I also want them to appreciate the real-life stories that seep into your bones. Startles are ephemeral, haunting is forever”. To be sure, there is still plenty of real crime and creepiness in New York City. But the very idea that people would need to visit a haunted house to experience the worst of the “bad old days” is just what city officials like to hear. They repeatedly tout the steady drop in the city’s crime rate in the past two decades, saying New York is now the safest big city in America. Last year, 333 homicides were recorded, down from 2,245 in 1990, according to police statistics. “Nightmare” is in its 11th season, with themes changing each year. It runs through November 1. Tickets range from $30 to $60, the latter allowing the spectator to skip what’s often an hour-long line as Halloween approaches”. – Verena Dobnik via The Associated Press

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In this October 2, 2014 photo, an actor performs during “Nightmare: New York”, a haunted house attraction in New York. (Photo by Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

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Everyday Life: North Korea

1132 Everyday Life: North Korea
A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, April 11, 2012. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Perfect Camouflage: Animals

1109 Perfect Camouflage: Animals
An arctic hare hidden against the snow in a Northern part of Canada. Whether they are the hunter or the hunted, these camouflage animals show natures incredible ability to blend in with its surroundings. Pictured perfectly concealed against their natural environment, the stunning pictures show the amazing lengths some animals will go to to stay out of sight. From the lappet moth that resembles a fallen leaf to the shark that buries itself beneath the ocean floor, each animal has its own unique way of staying hidden. In fact, some animals are still difficult to see even under the close up lens of a camera, proving they are the ultimate masters of disguise. (Photo by Pat Morris/Caters News/Ardea)

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Couch Surfing USA: Three People, Two Dogs and One Futon

1108 Couch Surfing USA: Three People, Two Dogs and One Futon

Three friends, two dogs, one futon: the perfect formula for a summer road trip. Reddit user thezim0090 recently shared this collection of photos from three of his friends, who decided to document a cross-country road trip by capturing lighthearted portraits of themselves seated with their two dogs on their van’s futon in the middle of amazing landscapes.

Starting in Vermont, the group made their way to places like Alaska and California over the course of four months. At each location, the friends set up a camera and tripod, piled onto the worn futon with their dogs, and struck casual poses in front of stunning mountains, lakes, fields, and canyons. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice that in each photo, whether the travel buddies are in Big Sur or near the Gulkana River, one of the three friends is looking away from the camera, adding a fun sense of action and continuity to their road trip mementos.

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Hong Kong Protests – What’s Next?

1106 Hong Kong Protests – Whats Next?
Francis Ng, 19, a lifeguard sub-contractor poses in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 7, 2014. “We have a team of 30 to 40 volunteers ready for the rescue. During my shift in the past eight days I have treated seven”. Ng said, “Life is more important than politics. I am neutral”. Reuters photographers Carlos Barria and Bobby Yip photographed protestors and details of life on the barricades, asking demonstrators what their role was in the movement, and what they wanted to happen. These two elements combine to form a portrait of the protests. Student protesters galvanized Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement with their energy, bringing tens of thousands of people on to the streets in a show of defiance against Beijing. As events of the last 12 days prove, however, sustaining momentum is difficult, and whatever success protesters had in pressuring the government by disrupting city life, they will always come up against a formidable foe – mainland China. Protest numbers have dwindled markedly to a few hundred people at times, and the focus for pro-democracy activists has switched to talks scheduled for Friday with key officials in the Hong Kong administration. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Radio-Controlled Witch

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A radio-controlled flying witch travels across the ocean waters of Coronado, California October 7, 2014. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

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Guinness Rishi – The Human Flag

1104 Guinness Rishi – The Human Flag

67-year-old Guinness Rishi constantly tries to make his family and the entire Indian people by constantly setting new records.

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Typhoon Phanfone Slams Japan

1102 Typhoon Phanfone Slams Japan
Pedestrians make their way through a street in Tokyo while a powerful typhoon approaches Tokyo, Monday, October 6, 2014. Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan Monday morning after washing three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea the previous day, killing at least one. Bullet train service was suspended between Tokyo and Osaka because of heavy rain, and more than 600 flights were canceled at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. (Photo by AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Year’s Best Movie Posters – 2014 Key Art Awards

1101 Years Best Movie Posters – 2014 Key Art Awards
A poster for the IMAX presentation of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (left), and a teaser poster for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I”, both created by the Los Angeles-based design firm IGNITION. Both are nominated for the 2014 Key Art Awards in the category of Theatrical Domestic One-Sheet. The Hollywood Reporter’s annual competition for the best in film and TV advertising honors some of the most creative imagery used in movie posters. Here is a selection of some of this year’s nominees. (Photo by Key Art Awards 2014)

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Photographer Kevin Fleming Finds Beauty in the Wild

Wildlife photographer Kevin Fleming has covered the world as a photographer for National Geographic and has been recognized America’s Best Observer by Readers Digest. His assignments have taken him into war and famine in Somalia, to the Mediterranean for a re-creation of the voyage of Ulysses and put him on a dogsled crossing the Canadian arctic. Now Kevin is working on his 27th book

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A bald eagle in silhouette. (Photo by Kevin Fleming)

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Pizza in the Wild by Jonpaul Douglass

199 Pizza in the Wild by Jonpaul Douglass

Every once and a while an artistic endeavor is so bold, so courageous and so innovative we are left speechless in its wake. Today, that project is “Pizza in the Wild”. The brainchild of Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass, the Instagram series that is so much more follows unsupervised pizzas – pepperoni pizzas, to be exact – livin the L.A. life.

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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 5

190 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 5
“Fennec, prisonniers désert”. El fénnec es un animal sorprendentemente fácil de domesticar, que se habitúa fácilmente a vivir con humanos. No obstante, se le considera una especie rara y por ello es ilegal tenerlos como mascota en muchas zonas de su área de distribución. Photo location: Marruecos. (Photo and caption by José Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Y40 Deep Joy – the World’s Deepest Pool

Y-40 is projected by Architect Emanuele Boaretto and supported by the “Boaretto Group Hotel and Resort”. The name Y-40 is inspired by mathematical symbols. “Y” is the ordinate axis of the Cartesian system and “–40” means the world’s record depth or our pool- that is 40 meters underground. Y-40 is filled with thermal spa water. 4300 cubic meters maintained at a temperature of 32-34°C. The pool is 40 meters deep with a surface area measuring 21x18m. It has various intermediate depths and caves for technical scuba diving.

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A drawing showing the depth of the Y40 Deep Joy, the worlds deepest pool. The design is harmonious with the surrounding countryside. (Photo by Courtesy Y40 Deep Joy)

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