What’s The View From The Tallest Buildings On Earth?

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Have you ever wonder how amazing must be to be at the top of the tallest buildings around the world? Can you imagine the views? Thanks to this photo collection you can now figure it out.. Spoiler alert: It’s fantastic!

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The 37th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland

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A pilot inflates his balloon before the 37th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d’Oex, January 24, 2015. According to the organizers, over 80 balloons from 20 countries are participating in the ballooning event in the Swiss mountain resort. (Photo by Pierre Albouy/Reuters)

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The Alasitas Fair in Bolivia

The Alasitas fair is an annual month-long cultural event starting on January 24th in La Paz, Bolivia. It honours Ekeko, the Aymara god of abundance, and is noted for the giving of miniature items. The indigenous Aymara people observed an event called Chhalasita in the pre-Columbian era, when people prayed for good crops and exchanged basic goods. Over time, it evolved to accommodate elements of Catholicism and Western acquisitiveness. Its name is the Aymara word for “buy me”. The Alasitas festival is held annually for the Ekeko. It sprawls along many streets and parks in central La Paz and smaller events are held in many neighborhoods around the city. People attend the event from all over the city and even travel from other cities inside Bolivia to buy miniature versions of goods they would like to give to somebody else. These goods can be blessed by any one of the men and (less frequently) women acting as shaman. It is believed that if somebody gives a miniature version, the recipient will get the real object in the course of the following year. Examples of goods that can be bought are household items, food, computers, construction materials, cell phones, houses, cars, university diplomas and even figures of domestic workers (whom the recipient might hope to employ).

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A woman sells statues of the Ekeko, god of fortune, at the traditional “Alasitas” fair in La Paz January 24, 2015. During the fair, Bolivians buy miniature versions of goods like cars, money and houses they would like to own in real life during the year. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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Roads

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A globe-trotting photographer has captured some of the worlds most beautiful roads. Andy Lee’s roads series features picturesque routes running through the likes of Iceland, Wales, England and Scotland. The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. Here: moon sky over Hvammstangi, Iceland. (Photo by Andy Lee/Caters News)

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Life in Havana

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Kids do their homework inside the courtyard of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Monday, January 19, 2015. Cuba has so far offered a guardedly positive reception to President Barack Obama’s loosening of the trade embargo on Cuba, saying it welcomes the full package of new economic ties on offer, but it insists it will maintain its one-party political system and centrally planned economy. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

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The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain

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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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Pakistan: the Double Life

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This combination of two images taken on Thursday, January 15, 2015, shows Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, posing for a picture at a friend’s place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, male cross-dressers and the transgendered face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing their identity from neighbors and co-workers. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)

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Eagles View Suite, Iso Syote Hotel in Finland

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Eagles View Suite is located on top of the south corner of the hotelwing. Walls and even the roof is made of glass. At any time there is the connection with the nature, a free view over surrounding hills and forest and into the sky. A unique chance to admire the midnight sun in summer or a million stars and the dance of the Northern Lights in the sky in winter. Even when you are lying in bed or relaxing in your private jacuzzi you will be able to get impressed by what you see!

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The “Luminarias” – the Annual Religious Celebration in Spain

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A man rides through the flames on a horse during the “Luminarias” annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day in the village of Alosno, southwest Spain, January 16, 2015. According to a tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. Saint Anthony is the patron of animals. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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Tiny House On Wheels

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Most tiny houses, or more specifically “tiny houses on a trailer,” are mini homes built on flatbed or gooseneck trailers. Building a tiny house on a trailer means the house is considered more like an RV, and does not need to adhere to the same square footage requirements, permits and codes associated with building a normal home on a foundation. Tiny houses use a tiny house trailer as their “foundation.” Building a tiny house on wheels allows for the mini home to be towed just about anywhere, giving the tiny house owner nearly unlimited freedom and flexibility.

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A Look at Life in Nepal

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A girl plays badminton along the street outside the old houses of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, January 2, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

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This unique stilt village is located in the north-western part of Lake Nokoue, In Benin, and exists in this form for about five hundred years.

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The Swing at the End of the World

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The Swing at the end of the world is an entertainment only the most courageous adventurers will be able to experience.

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Iceland by Tom Kondrat

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As you look at the set of pictures created by Tom Kondrat during his travels in Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is the word “loneliness.” These pictures lead you to believe that Iceland is a desolate expanse of icy wasteland. You can almost imagine the strong wind howling in your ears, as it chills you straight to the bone. And as you’re walking down so beaten path, you’re all alone, with not a human soul for miles in any direction. This may prove unbearable for some, yet others find comfort in such places. With no one there to bother them and distract them from their thoughts, they can finally be at peace.

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People of the World: Māori

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The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the “Māori”, with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.

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