The 88th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1215, Educative
    The 88th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim



    Chincoteague Ponies swim across Assateague Channel in a heavy downpour on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 during the 88th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. A portion of the herd will be auctioned on Thursday. (Photo by Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News)...

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    Huashan National Park Part 2

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1048, Educative
    Huashan National Park Part 2



    Mt.Huanshan, or Mount Hua is one of the five sacred mountains in China. The other four are Taishan in Shandong, Songshan in Henan, Hengshan in Shanxi and Hengshan in Hunan.
    Mt. Huashan is reputed as the most precipitous of the five....

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    24th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1412, Educative
    24th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square



    Student protestors, including one girl with a camera, struggle with soldiers from the Chinese Army, the PLA. Tiananmen Square, 1989. (Photo by Jeff Widener/Associated Press)...

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    Lake Natron in Tanzania

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1738, Educative
    Lake Natron in Tanzania

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    Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake is fed by the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro River and also by mineral-rich hot springs. It is quite shallow, less than three meters (10 feet) deep, and varies in width depending on its water level, which changes due to high levels of evaporation, leaving concentrations of salt and other minerals, notably sodium carbonate (natron)....

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    Taiwan Blue Magpie

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1334, Educative
    Taiwan Blue Magpie



    The Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called the Taiwan Magpie or Formosan Blue Magpie, is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations of 300 to 1200m....

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    Hawksbill Crag In The Ozark National Forest

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2159, Educative
    Hawksbill Crag In The Ozark National Forest



    The Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point, is located along the northern edge of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness in the Ozark National Forest, just south of the Buffalo National River. It is easily one of the most photograped and recognizable features in Arkansas, and is often seen on publications depicting the outdoors in Arkansas. The hike to it is an easy 3.0 mile round trip, and offers scenic vistas, huge boulders, beautiful waterfalls and colorful wildflowers....

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    [Parallel World of Chechnya]

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1435, Educative
    [Parallel World of Chechnya]



    [What did I know about Chechnya before last week? For someone who grew up in the 1990s the very word Chechnya meant a string of grainy images on TV showing people in battered camouflage outfits, shooting at each other amid destruction and ruin. Fear, wahhabis, Shamil Basayev, terrorism, mountains: these were the words that used to spring to my mind when someone mentioned Chechnya]. – Maxim Shemetov. Photo: Special forces officers stand guard during a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. (Photo by Maxim...

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    Italian Peacock Room In Tuscany

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 897, Educative
    Italian Peacock Room In Tuscany



    The extravagant residence Castello di Sammezzano sits on top of a hill in Tuscany, Northern Italy. Originally it was built in the Moorish style in 1605 for Ximenes d'Aragona and then re-designed between 1853 and 1889. After the war the castello was used as a luxury hotel until closure in the mid to late 1990's. It was abandoned until April 2012 when the FPXA committee was formed, aiming to promote and enhance the castle....

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    A Feral Africanis: a Wild Breed of Dog by Photographer Daniel Naudé

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2187, Educative
    A Feral Africanis: a Wild Breed of Dog by Photographer Daniel Naudé



    [The Africanis is a landrace of South African dogs. It is believed to be of ancient origin, directly descended from hounds and pariah dogs of ancient Africa, introduced into the Nile Valley from the Levant. The Swahili name for the breed is umbwa wa ki-shenzi meaning common or mongrel or [traditional dog]. Africanis is also an umbrella name for all the aboriginal dogs in southern Africa]. – Wikipedia. Photo: Africanis 18. Murraysburg, Western Cape, May 10, 2010. (Photo by Daniel Naudé)...

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    World of Averages: Typical Female Faces

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1892, Educative
    World of Averages: Typical Female Faces



    FaceResearch.org, a site run by two psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, features software that can average together faces from thousands of photos. These images purportedly show the average face of women from 40 different nationalities....

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