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Glastonbury Festival Clean-up Begins

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For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

Highlights of the musical extravaganza have included Dolly Parton, Metallica and Arcade Fire, while Kasabian headlined the Pyramid Stage last night. Campers now have until 6pm to leave the site at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, while crew and stall holders are given a week to clear their property. Meanwhile, hours before they began to leave, organiser Michael Eavis revealed that the 44-year-old event could have a lifespan of just six more years.

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Pretty Lovely One-Eared Kitty is Looking for the New Home

1 Pretty Lovely One Eared Kitty is Looking for the New Home
Her name is Fenechka. She is young and playful kitty. And she is looking for the new home. Photographer – Nastya Busheva.

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Artist Draws Disney Heroines Kissing their Fathers

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Getting children to open up about sexual abuse, particularly when it involves a family member, is notoriously difficult.

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Photo of the Day: Food Delivery Service

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With their beaks wide open, a clutch of hungry chicks wait for a delivery of food from a parent. This photo was the result of six patient weeks spent watching the treetops in Jakarta, Indonesia, by 42-year-old Rohani Tanasal. (Rohani Tanasal/Solent News)

String Prototype: Jungle Gym Cube Helps to Climb and Explore

1304 String Prototype: Jungle Gym Cube Helps to Climb and Explore

A group of designers has created a contender for the world’s best jungle gym – a giant inflatable bubble which has endless lengths of rope inside. The unusual project, called String Prototype, has lengths of rope and cables threaded inside the bubble that can take the weight of a person, so users can climb around and explore. The cube’s designers are a Croatian and Austrian collective, Numen, founded by Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic, who specialize in large-scale interactive projects. When the inflatable cube deflates the ropes get loose and lay on the ground, which means it can be easily packed away.

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What a Bunch of Bright Sparks

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A group of skydivers have taken their hobby to an extreme level by setting off fireworks as they leap from planes.

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3D Technology Enters World of Fashion

1302 3D Technology Enters World of Fashion
Model presents a collection created by 3D printers during a fashion show in Qingdao, Shandong province on June 20, 2014. (Photo: Xu Chongde/Asianewsphoto)

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Animal Rights Activists Intercept Truck Carrying 350 Cats

1301 Animal Rights Activists Intercept Truck Carrying 350 Cats
A truck load of around 350 cats destined to be taken to a meat processing factory has been intercepted by animal rights activists in the Putuo district of Shanghai on Wednesday. The cats were mostly strays from around Shanghai city but also included stolen pet cats with some of the animals still wearing collars and tags around their necks. The vehicle was reportedly headed to Guangzhou in South China to a ‘fake meat’ factory where the cat meat would have been treated and sold as pork/lamb. However, before it was able to leave activists stopped the truck and rang the police. The driver was detained on the grounds he had no livestock license for transportation. (Photo: Jonathan Browning/REX)

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700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn

1300 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn
A re-enactor plays the part of an English mercenary soldier during the rehearsal for the Battle of Bannockburn Live event on June 27, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland. The 700th anniversary of the historic battle that saw outnumbered Scots army conquer the English led by Edward II in the First War of Scottish Independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Swamp Soccer

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Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, June 26, 2014. The 32 teams from across the country participated in the soccer event to celebrate the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Street Art By Mehdi Ghadyanloo

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Iranian artist and designer Mehdi Ghadyanloo, with the help of the municipality, is slowly brightening up the city of Tehran one wall at a time. The 33-year old street artist has been painting murals and walls in Tehran for the last 5 years age, during which he’s reported to have painted over one hundred walls.

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Photo of the Day: The Green Giant

1296 Photo of the Day: The Green Giant
Large trumpet vines spread across electrical lines next to a highway in Kinston, N.C., on June 23, 2014. (Photo by Janet S. Carter/Kinston Free Press via AP Photo)

Lynda Barry Cartoon Art

Famed cartoonist Lynda Barry is currently showing her work from past 35 years at Adam Baumgold Gallery in the exhibition: Lynda Barry, Everything: Part I. The exhibition includes work from her seminal books as well as works that were published in Raw, The Village Voice, Esquire, Newsweek and The New York Times, among others.

Central to all her many bodies of work is Barry’s energetic line and her boisterous sense of humor. In some of her earliest works, for example, a cactus tries to seduce a woman saying, “Lola, can we be sure of anything in this crazy world? All I know are your eyes tonight and this wild beating of my heart.” For Barry, drawing and storytelling are integrated activities.

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Same Circus, New Clowns, 1998 for New York Times Ink, watercolor on paper 11″ x 15 3/4″ (Courtesy Adam Baumgold Gallery)

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International Origami Exhibition: Showcasing a Broad Spectrum of Possibilities

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of origami artwork that brings together the work of 88 artists spanning five continents to the The Cooper Union in Manhattan. The 134 works in the show encapsulate a broad spectrum of origami’s possibilities, both artistic and scientific, and push the perceptions of this art form beyond its traditional boundaries.

Surface to Structure marks the 55th anniversary of the very first origami exhibition held in the United States, which was also housed within The Cooper Union. The historic works of that seminal exhibition served as a foundation for the contemporary origami of today, which has progressed into a far greater range and complexity of styles, techniques, and genres.

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St. Michael – The Archangel Tran Trung Hieu Vietnam (Photo by Christopher Bierlein)

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Rare Photos of Angola’s Tribal People

1289 Rare Photos of Angolas Tribal People
Photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Angola and met some of the fascinating tribal peoples living there.

Men, by contrast, leave jewellery and elaborate hairstyles to the women, instead choosing to wear a simple loin cloth paired with a dagger or, in some cases, old 1990s football jerseys. The jerseys are a symbol of changing times in Angola; a country where huge oil wealth is concentrated in the hands of a privileged few while the rest of the country struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War – a conflict that lasted for more than 30 years and left the countryside littered with landmines.

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