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Auction of Pop Memorabilia

213 Auction of Pop Memorabilia

An auction of pop memorabilia in Stockport, England, includes a variety of Elvis Presley items. They include personal handcuffs with the original key made by Smith and Wesson; his personal Bible containing approximately 1,600 pages with the singer’s notations, handwriting and underlining throughout; and a pair of unwashed and stained underwear he wore beneath one of his white jumpsuits in 1977. (Jon Super/Associated Press)

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This Buddhist Statue Likes It Hot

18 This Buddhist Statue Likes It Hot

Chuchok is a legendary character who became extremely rich from being a beggar. He is believed to bring wealth and luck, and some Thai Buddhists invite entertainers to dance in front of Chuchok’s statues to thank him for fulfilling their wishes. (Reuters)

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Zombie Makes a Run for U.S. Presidency

17 Zombie Makes a Run for U.S. Presidency

A supporter made up as a zombie attends a rally for A. Zombie as he announces his candidacy for President of the United States and kicks off his cross country bus tour in San Diego, California August 20, 2012. The “Zombie for President” campaign is organized by AMC Networks after satellite provider Dish Network dropped AMC channels earlier this year. Zombie’s mission is to “find an alternative television provider” ahead of the October 14 third season premiere of AMC’s highest-rated show “The Walking Dead”. (Photos: Mike Blake / Reuters)

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Mark Jankel’s Gory Gourmet Street Food Around London

16 Mark Jankels Gory Gourmet Street Food Around London

Mark Jankel of Street Kitchen will be manning a special food truck to dispense particularly gory offerings around London. It’s as part of a publicity campaign for the DVD release of the second series of Walking Dead. Food is free to the first few in the queue, but you need to check in on Facebook first. Walking Dead is out on Monday 27th August.

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Neil Armstrong: Modest Man Who Made One Giant Leap for Mankind with One Small Step

Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82.

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An undated NASA handout photo of Neil Armstrong with an X-15 aircraft at the Dryden Flight Research Center in California. (NASA via The New York Times)

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Pulling Faces at Spain’s ‘Ugly Competition’

006 Pulling Faces at Spains Ugly Competition

August, 23, Bilbao, Spain. Things tend to get ugly at the “Concurso de Feos” (Ugly Competition) which is part of a nine-day Spanish festival, first celebrated in 1978. It features live music, bullfights and fireworks. Nevermind manners, here’s the ugly competition. And hey, please do give us your suggested funny photo captions below while you’re viewing the ‘ugly’ gallery, won’t you? (REUTERS/Vincent West)

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Kite Weekend in New Holland

1141 Kite Weekend in New Holland

New Holland is a remarkable landmark in St Petersburg, Russia, contemporary to the city, which was created in the 18 century by russian tzar Peter the Great as the main gate to Europe. From the moment of its founding, New Holland has been under naval control and used for maintenance of the Russian fleet. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the island has been given over to the city, launching a new chapter in its history.

Two key goals for the developers of the New Holland Island project are to restore and renovate the historic architectural ensemble on the island, as well as to create a unique mixed-use facility that will become a central part of the lives of city residents.

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PETA to Boycott Hermes

1120 PETA to Boycott Hermes

An activist of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pose outside a shop of French luxury brand Hermes in Hong Kong. PETA called on the company to end the sale of exotic-animal skins, raising awareness among tourists and shoppers about exotic animals being skinned alive, beaten to death and killed for their skin in other cruel ways. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years in Prison by Russian Court

A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia’s intolerance of dissent. The trial sparked a wave of protests around the world in support of the feminist rockers, who have been dubbed prisoners of conscience by international rights group.

Judge Marina Syrova said in her verdict that the three band members “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred” and offended religious believers. She rejected the women’s arguments that they were protesting the Orthodox Church’s support for Putin and didn’t want to hurt the feelings of believers.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich stood in handcuffs in a glass cage in the courtroom for three hours as the judge read the verdict. They smiled sadly at the testimony of prosecution witnesses accusing them of sacrilege and “devilish dances” in church.

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit behind a glass wall at the court in Moscow. (Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press)

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Zombie Apocalypse Around the World

Following a series of alleged zombie or cannibal-like attacks across the US, a town in New England carried out a drill to face the so-called zombie apocalypse day. Although the government openly refused to accept the existence of such zombies, emergency officials in Maine reportedly took part in the exercise. The drill was conducted by the Northeast Maine Regional Resource Centre (NMRRC) along with other local authorities.

Up to 100 emergency officials from eight different counties took part.

Reports suggest an unknown virus originally from Jamaica has reached Maine which may potentially turn the infected into zombies. They will be biting people randomly due to the brain infection caused by the virus, so goes the story. Although there no real outbreaks as such, people have been trained to act accordingly in case of any emergency.

Days back, police shot dead a naked man Rudy Eugene who was trying to chew the face of another man in Miami, Florida. In another incident in Maryland, a student allegedly killed a man and ate his heart and brain.

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A man dressed as a zombie takes part at the “Zombie Fest Monterrey” in Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico. (Reuters)

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Hundreds in Underwear Flock to New Desigual Store in Madrid

2121 Hundreds in Underwear Flock to New Desigual Store in Madrid

Half naked shoppers descended on a Desigual shop in Madrid on June 21, 2012 after a special promotion offering the first 100 people who showed up at their store wearing only their underwear, free clothes. (Reuters)

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It’s not easy being Superman

1158 Its not easy being Superman

In this photo taken June 14, 2012, Avelino Chavez wears his signature Superman costume as he walks to work in Lima, Peru. Chavez, 52, took on the Superman persona 15 years ago, when he lost his job as a security guard, and says he has had work ever since. Chavez also says he only earns about $160 US dollars per month, but that he has the strength of a superhero. Chavez currently works to promote a travel agency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Activist Group Performs for the Rights of Elephants in Barcelona

1157 Activist Group Performs for the Rights of Elephants in Barcelona

An activist from the animal-rights group AnimaNaturalis takes part in a performance to mark the “International Day for the Rights of the Elephants” in front of Barcelona’s Zoo, on June 20, in Barcelona. (Lluis Genelluis Gene / AFP via Getty Images)

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Pare Belo Monte

1154 Pare Belo Monte

Residents affected by the Belo Monte dam protest by spelling out “Pare Belo Monte,” meaning “Stop Belo Monte,” at the Belo Monte construction site on June 15, 2012. Activists, indigenous people, fishermen and coastal community members removed a strip of earth to restore the flow of the Xingu River as a protest against the construction near Altamira, Brazil.

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Zombie Shopping Mall Experience

08 Zombie Shopping Mall Experience

Prepare yourself for the three most horrifying words in the English language: Reading shopping centre. Fight zombies in an abandoned shopping mall – it’s the ultimate zombie experience day! Read more about Zombie Shopping Mall Experience – book online with free delivery.

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