Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on Earth

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A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist in the city of Yakutsk, Russia, considered to be the coldest city in the world, January 2014. (Photo by Amos Chapple/REX Features)

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Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

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We are all drawn to fire, entranced by its beauty and ferociousness. Its brilliance draws us in like moths to a candle flame. Thus, many of the celebrations that humans have involve lighting fires. They can be big or small; there could be many little lights or one giant inferno; they may float on water, burn on land, or rise high into the skies. Loi Krathong is a festival that is held each year in Thailand and a number of other places. During this festival thousands of little fires are lighted, presenting a marvelous sight for all the onlookers. It is believed that this tradition is an adaptation of Brahmanical festival, which was adopted by Thai Buddhists to honor Buddha.

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Mystery Abandoned Hospital in Perrysburg, New York

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These chilling images prove there is no sign of life at this abandoned tuberculosis treatment hospital. Johnny Joo, 24, captured the eerie shots of the desolate TB ward, in Perrysburg, New York. Where equipment lies gathering rust and walls are left crumbling. The photojournalist, from Cleveland, Ohio, stumbled upon the facility, which shut its doors in 1995, before shooting what remains of the historic site. Johnny said the facility, named after Buffalo Mayor James Nobel Adam, remains something of an unknown quantity as it is surrounded by more than 500 acres of forest land. (Photos by Johnny Joo/Caters News)

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Land Rover Adventures | by Abercrombie & Kent

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Explore the world’s wildest and most scenic destinations as you never imagined: from behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art, all-terrain Land Rover vehicle. A&K has joined with Land Rover to provide a range of exclusive self-driving journeys for adventurous travellers. Explore the wildlife-rich plains of Africa, navigate Australia’s iconic “Red Centre” or test your skills on the off-road course used by Land Rover in Scotland. Throughout your journey, you enjoy the finest accommodations, expert guidance from a Land Rover Experience instructor…

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A Brick Factory in Mexico

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A worker settles mud in a mold to make bricks at a brick factory in Tixtla, on the outskirts of Chilpancingo, in the Guerrero state, January 26, 2015. The worker earns a salary of 15 Mexican pesos, or one dollar, for every 100 bricks made on a working day of at least 5 hours. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

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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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