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The Fantasy Coffins From Ghana

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The fantasy or figurative coffins from Ghana, in Europe also called custom, fantastic, or proverbial coffins (abebuu adekai), are functional coffins made by specialized carpenters in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana.

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Easter 2015 Around The World

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A girl portraying the role of an angel hangs from a platform during Easter Sunday celebrations in Manila April 5, 2015. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

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Inside The Daikin Air Conditioning Factory, Japan

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An employee of Daikin Industries Ltd works the production line of outdoor air conditioning units at the company’s Kusatsu factory in Shiga prefecture, western Japan March 20, 2015. As Japan heads into the season of peak demand for room air-conditioners, Daikin managers have been tasked with figuring out how to boost output by some 20 percent at the 45-year-old Kusatsu plant that six years ago the company had almost given up on as unprofitable. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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The International Pillow Fight Day

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People take part in the International Pillow Fight Day at Hong Kong’s financial Central district April 4, 2015. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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The Adventures Of Sophie And Sarah

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Sophie and Sarah, old English sheepdogs, watch the sea from their plastic chairs. Amateur photographer Cees Bol, from the Netherlands, documents the lives of his beloved pooches Sophie and Sarah by taking pictures of them every day. (Photo by Cees Bol/Caters News Agency/Mercury Press)

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Wild Sau Dirt Run 2015 In Austria

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A participant of the Wild Sau Dirt Run 2015 passes a mud barrier in Obertriesting, Lower Austria, Austria, Saturday, April 4, 2015. The Wild Sau Dirt Run is a cross country and steeplechase race for men and women over the distances of 5, 10 and 20 kilometers (3.1, 6.2 , 12.4 miles). (Photo by Ronald Zak/AP Photo)

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March 27 – April 4, 2015: Animals

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In this undated photo provided by Minden Pictures, a drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), left, challenges a dominant male, right, for leadership of a harem at a sanctuary in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Animal Planet on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, will unveil a slate of programming for the coming year which ranges wildly from conservation stories and natural-history documentaries to pet love and epic ventures reconnecting with nature. Among the channels new shows is a series documenting the efforts of Peter Jenkins, known as Nigeria’s leading wildlife warrior, whose mission is to protect the exotic animals of Africa’s dangerous Cross River region from poachers and other human threats. (Photo by Cyril Ruoso/AP Photo/Minden Pictures/JH Editorial)

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March 27 – April 4, 2015: The Week In Photos

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An Owl Wing Butterfly rests on the face of a young girl at a butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain, 31 March 2015. Hundreds of tropical butterflies are on show at the exhibit that runs from 02 April to 13 September. (Photo by Andy Rain/EPA)

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Crazy Cat Lovers by Andréanne Lupien

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According to Mashable, the brain behind the Crazy Cat Lovers series is Andréanne Lupien, a photographer based in Montreal. For some pictures, she multiplied the same cat engaging in different activities – lounging on the table, checking out the sink, stealing breakfast, jumping on the wall, – while some of her subjects really did have multiple cats.

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Japan’s Bombastic Street Style Puts New York Fashion Week To Shame

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New York-based photographer Thomas C. Card spent months in the depths of Japan’s hyper-fashionable nether regions, documenting the eye-opening variety of styles found on the streets of Tokyo in 2012. From neon wigs to reappropriated Victorian garb to gas masks as accessories, he found a plethora of fashion identities that flourished in the year after the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

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Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it’s hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard work and dedication of an elderly blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend Jia Wenqi, a double amputee with no arms. For more than 10 years, the duo have been planting thousands of trees in an effort to protect and preserve the natural ecology of the land surrounding their village.

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Shocking Before and After Composite Portraits of Drug Abuse

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London-based photographer Roman Sakovich gives us a glimpse of the drastic visual differences that substance abuse can cause in his series titled Half. By splitting his subjects’ style choices and physical appearances straight down the middle of their portraits, the photographer presents a before and after composite image that shows us two timelines—one of the addict (on the right) and one of the non-user who still has the choice to change his or her fate.

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Society Seen Through The Prism Of Banksy Artworks

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A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York October 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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Deadly Sand Storms Around The World

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A woman walks with her face covered during a sand storm in Dubai April 2, 2015. (Photo by Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

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Psiphon Launches All-New Digital Look

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Psiphon Inc., creators of the award winning Internet circumvention tools, launched its new website, video, and poster series through www.psiphon.ca along with its new brand, Beyond Borders, for all digital and social media channels.

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