December 27 – January 2, 2015: Animals

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An injured hippo lies on the street after jumping off from a truck in Miaoli county, December 26, 2014. One witness said she rushed outside after hearing a loud commotion as she was watching TV at home and saw the hippo butting its head furiously against a parked car. The hippo was eventually overcome with exhaustion and lay down on the ground, appearing to be suffering from injuries including broken teeth and a broken leg. Witnesses said the hippo had tear-like watery secretions coming from its eyes. Staff at the farm said it was one of two hippos that was being transported from a temporary shelter to their renovated home at the farm. Staff members suggested that the hippo must have been startled at some point in the trip, leading it to jump through a ventilation window in their container and collide with a parked car. As the owner could not provide legal import documents for the hippo, an internationally protected wild animal, Miaoli police decided to turn him in to prosecutors for breaching the Wildlife Conservation Act. The Miaoli County government will also slap a fine of NT$15,000 (US$472.45) -NT$75,000 (U$2,365) on the owner for his failure to protect the animal. New transportation arrangements have been made to return the two hippos back to their habitat in Taichung, this time under sedation by veterinarians, according to a farm official. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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December 20 – 27, 2014: Animals

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A baby orangutan plays with a Christmas costume at the zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, 146 kilometers east of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, December 21, 2014. Christmas Day came early for some animals in the zoo, where the employees prepared presents for them filled with dried fruit, nuts, clothes or dishes. (Photo by David Tanecek/AP Photo/CTK)
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November 29 – December 5, 2014: Nature and Climate

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Vehicles drive through a muddy road outside Beyla, Guinea, November 25, 2014. (Photo by Fabien Offner/Reuters)
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November 29 – December 5: The Week in Arts and Culture, Part 1

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Jerel Rodriguez, left, 23, and Monique Bell, 22, both of Miami, look at wall art by Ron English, Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Wynwood Walls in Miami. Art Basel Miami Beach, the contemporary art fair that doesn’t officially begin until Thursday has already has overtaken parts of Miami. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)
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Kate Moss for Vogue Spain, December 2012

Kate Moss posed for Vogue Spain on December 2012, representing Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin. In photographs by Mario Testino. Continue reading »

Lunar Eclipse December 2011: Dazzling Images of the Eclipse Around the World

A composite of 12 pictures shows a full lunar eclipse over the skies in Hefei, Anhui (Reuters) Continue reading »

Designcollector Calendar 2010 – December

Heavy snowfalls trapped your mind with cold illusions… this is December! It came suddenly hitting your brain with freezing winds. Look into the eyes of December on the new Designcollector Calendar month. Download calendar.