Freight Train Derails and Explodes in Lac-Megantic Quebec

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    Freight Train Derails and Explodes in Lac-Megantic Quebec



    A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)...

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    Mongolian Neo-Nazi Group Now Pushing [Resource Nationalism]

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2102, Fact
    Mongolian Neo-Nazi Group Now Pushing [Resource Nationalism]



    Uranjargal, a leader of the Mongolian neo-Nazi group Tsagaan Khass, stands next to a statue of Chingunjav, a Mongolian national hero, in Ulan Bator June 22, 2013. The group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organisation fighting pollution by foreign-owned mines, seeking legitimacy as it sends Swastika-wearing members to check mining permits. Over the past years, ultra-nationalist groups have expanded in the country and among those garnering attention is Tsagaan Khass, which has recently shifted its focus from activities such as attacks on women it accuses of consorting with...

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    Grand Canyon Skywalk

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    Grand Canyon Skywalk



    The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk's location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m)....

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    China's Space Program

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    China's Space Program



    Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, on June 16, 2012. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters via The Atlantic)...

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    Eruptions Intensify at Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano

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    Eruptions Intensify at Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano



    The main church in the town of San Damian Texoloc, Mexico stands in front of the Popocatepetl volcano as is spews ash and vapor early Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Last Saturday, Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention raised the volcano alert from Stage 2 Yellow to Stage 3 Yellow, the final step before a Red alert, when possible evacuations could be ordered after the Popocatepetl volcano spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions. (Photo by J. Guadalupe Perez/AP Photo)...

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    Mud Festival in the Philippines

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    Mud Festival in the Philippines



    Residents, covered with mud and dried banana leaves, ask for money and candles from police before attending a mass celebrating the feast day of the Catholic patron Saint John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija, north of Manila, June 24, 2013. Hundreds of devotees took part in this annual religious tradition, which has been held in the village since 1945. (Photo by Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters)...

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    Brazilian Anti-government Protests

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    Brazilian Anti-government Protests



    The student Patricia Vasconcellos de Almeida, 22, tried to kiss one of the military police who formed a cordon ostensibly in front of the building Fetranspor (Federation of Transport Companies), in Rio de Janeiro, on June 27, 2013. (Photo by Zulmair Rocha/UOL)...

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    The Week in Pictures: June 21 – June 28 2013 (77 Photos)

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1047, Fact
    The Week in Pictures: June 21 – June 28 2013 (77 Photos)



    An animal rights activist is branded with number 269 in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 26, 2013. Activists from 269 Life movement have adopted the act of human branding to raise awareness about animal rights. (Photo by Petr David Josek/Associated Press)...

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals June 21 – June 28 2013 (30 Photos)

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals June 21 – June 28 2013 (30 Photos)



    These two young siblings appear to cling on to a tree for dear life and even hold hands as they learn the ropes of climbing, on June 25, 2013. (Photo by Tim Fitzharris/Minden/Solent)...

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg



    Members of the 1st Tennessee wait to take part in in a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war's bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP Photo)...

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