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    Picturesque Zao Ski Resort In Japan

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    Picturesque Zao Ski Resort In Japan



    The picturesque Zao Ski Resort, one of Japans oldest and most popular ski destinations, is illuminated on February 10, 2007 in Yamagata Prefecture, Tohoku region of Honshu island, Japan. Coniferous trees such as the Aomori white fir lie covered with chrystallised ice and snow (described as [silver frost] or [snow monsters]) and attract visitors. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)...

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    New Years Eve Is Celebrated In London With A Huge Firework Display

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    New Years Eve Is Celebrated In London With A Huge Firework Display



    Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)...

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    Early Morning Frost In Knutsford As Temperatures Fall Around The UK

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    Early Morning Frost In Knutsford As Temperatures Fall Around The UK



    The last of the summer roses are dusted with a coating of frost as the first freezing temperatures descend on Britain on November 7, 2011 in Knutsford, England. The roses are the last blooms to survive the Summer at Curbishleys specialist rose nursery in Cheshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)...

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    Knight Tournament

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    Knight Tournament



    KALTENBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Actors dressed as knights perform during the traditional Kaltenberg knight tournament on July 8, 2007 in Kaltenberg, Germany. With around 120,000 visitors each year, the festival including knight tournaments, medieval styled markets and a variety of music performances, the event is one of the biggest of its kind. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)...

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    Bihar Hosts One Of Asias Largest Cattle Fairs

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    Bihar Hosts One Of Asias Largest Cattle Fairs



    SONEPUR, INDIA - NOVEMBER 15: An elephant is painted in decorative colours during the Sonepur Mela on November 15, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asias largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)...

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    Stage Production Of Ben-Hur At The Stade De France

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    Stage Production Of Ben-Hur At The Stade De France



    PARIS - SEPTEMBER 22: French actor Christophe Heraut plays Ben-Hur and rides in a Roman chariot during the stage production premiere of Ben-Hur September 22, 2006 in Saint-Denis, Paris, France. After Charlton Heston played the lead in this sword and sandal epic, written by Civil War Union Gen. Lew Wallace, on the big screen, the play is set to return in a live version staged at Frances biggest sports stadium. Behind the 13-million-euro (16.5-million-dollar) show is a veteran Paris-born director Robert Hossein, who involved a large crew of hundreds of actors for the show. (Photo by...

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    Ceremonial Goat Drive In Bavarian Mountains

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    Ceremonial Goat Drive In Bavarian Mountains



    MITTENWALD, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 04: A man and a woman watch goats during a goat drive down the Alps on September 4, 2010 in Mittenwald, Germany. Every year cows, sheep and goats are driven down the mountains in September after they spent about four months on the grazing lands in the Bavarian mountains. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)...

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    Artists Create Bird Boxes To Reflect Their Surrounding Architecture

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    Artists Create Bird Boxes To Reflect Their Surrounding Architecture



    CHALLOCK, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Tony Hall walks with his dog through an installation entitled Super Kingdom, which hangs in trees in Kings Wood as part of the Stour Valley Arts project on March 31, 2011 in Challock, England. The works by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson of London Fieldworks consist of a series of interesting animal habitats, modelled on the palaces of Stalin, Ceauscescu and Mussolini, and offer nesting sites to many native and migrant species. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)...

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    Mehndi Or Indian Henna Tradition

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    Mehndi Or Indian Henna Tradition



    [Mehndi or menhdi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, as well as by expatriate communities from the country. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. Haldi (Staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as mehndi are important Vedic customs as a symbolic representation of the Outer and the Inner Sun. Vedic customs are meant to awaken the [inner light] and so the gold of the inner Sun has an important symbolic function]. – Wikipedia

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    The Holbourne Musuem Unveils A New Bruce Munro Light Installation

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    The Holbourne Musuem Unveils A New Bruce Munro Light Installation



    People look at lighting artist Bruce Munros latest installation [Field of Light] is seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Musuem on November 23, 2011 in Bath, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)...

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Picturesque Zao Ski Resort In Japan

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Author: alice from 14 November, views 1670, Charming
Picturesque Zao Ski Resort In Japan



The picturesque Zao Ski Resort, one of Japans oldest and most popular ski destinations, is illuminated on February 10, 2007 in Yamagata Prefecture, Tohoku region of Honshu island, Japan. Coniferous trees such as the Aomori white fir lie covered with chrystallised ice and snow (described as [silver frost] or [snow monsters]) and attract visitors. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)...

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New Years Eve Is Celebrated In London With A Huge Firework Display

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Author: peter from 14 November, views 1758, Charming
New Years Eve Is Celebrated In London With A Huge Firework Display



Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)...

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Early Morning Frost In Knutsford As Temperatures Fall Around The UK

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Author: alice from 14 November, views 1281, Charming
Early Morning Frost In Knutsford As Temperatures Fall Around The UK



The last of the summer roses are dusted with a coating of frost as the first freezing temperatures descend on Britain on November 7, 2011 in Knutsford, England. The roses are the last blooms to survive the Summer at Curbishleys specialist rose nursery in Cheshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)...

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Knight Tournament

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Author: peter from 14 November, views 1808, Charming
Knight Tournament



KALTENBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Actors dressed as knights perform during the traditional Kaltenberg knight tournament on July 8, 2007 in Kaltenberg, Germany. With around 120,000 visitors each year, the festival including knight tournaments, medieval styled markets and a variety of music performances, the event is one of the biggest of its kind. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)...

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Bihar Hosts One Of Asias Largest Cattle Fairs

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Author: alice from 14 November, views 2210, Charming
Bihar Hosts One Of Asias Largest Cattle Fairs



SONEPUR, INDIA - NOVEMBER 15: An elephant is painted in decorative colours during the Sonepur Mela on November 15, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asias largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)...

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Stage Production Of Ben-Hur At The Stade De France

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Author: peter from 14 November, views 1186, Charming
Stage Production Of Ben-Hur At The Stade De France



PARIS - SEPTEMBER 22: French actor Christophe Heraut plays Ben-Hur and rides in a Roman chariot during the stage production premiere of Ben-Hur September 22, 2006 in Saint-Denis, Paris, France. After Charlton Heston played the lead in this sword and sandal epic, written by Civil War Union Gen. Lew Wallace, on the big screen, the play is set to return in a live version staged at Frances biggest sports stadium. Behind the 13-million-euro (16.5-million-dollar) show is a veteran Paris-born director Robert Hossein, who involved a large crew of hundreds of actors for the show. (Photo by...

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Ceremonial Goat Drive In Bavarian Mountains

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Ceremonial Goat Drive In Bavarian Mountains



MITTENWALD, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 04: A man and a woman watch goats during a goat drive down the Alps on September 4, 2010 in Mittenwald, Germany. Every year cows, sheep and goats are driven down the mountains in September after they spent about four months on the grazing lands in the Bavarian mountains. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)...

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Artists Create Bird Boxes To Reflect Their Surrounding Architecture

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Author: alice from 14 November, views 2189, Charming
Artists Create Bird Boxes To Reflect Their Surrounding Architecture



CHALLOCK, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Tony Hall walks with his dog through an installation entitled Super Kingdom, which hangs in trees in Kings Wood as part of the Stour Valley Arts project on March 31, 2011 in Challock, England. The works by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson of London Fieldworks consist of a series of interesting animal habitats, modelled on the palaces of Stalin, Ceauscescu and Mussolini, and offer nesting sites to many native and migrant species. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)...

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Mehndi Or Indian Henna Tradition

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Author: peter from 14 November, views 1452, Charming
Mehndi Or Indian Henna Tradition



[Mehndi or menhdi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, as well as by expatriate communities from the country. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. Haldi (Staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as mehndi are important Vedic customs as a symbolic representation of the Outer and the Inner Sun. Vedic customs are meant to awaken the [inner light] and so the gold of the inner Sun has an important symbolic function]. – Wikipedia

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The Holbourne Musuem Unveils A New Bruce Munro Light Installation

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Author: alice from 14 November, views 1610, Charming
The Holbourne Musuem Unveils A New Bruce Munro Light Installation



People look at lighting artist Bruce Munros latest installation [Field of Light] is seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Musuem on November 23, 2011 in Bath, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)...

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