The Week in Pictures: Animals September 7 – September 14 2013

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 7 – September 14 2013



    This bat gives a cheeky smile as he gobbles down his food at Singapore Zoo, on September 10, 2013. (Photo by Benny Iskander/HotSpot Media)...

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    2014 Miss America

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    2014 Miss America



    Miss America 2014 contestants compete in the bathing suit competition on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)...

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    [Battle of Areces]

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    [Battle of Areces]



    [The Spanish Civil War (The Crusade among Nationalists, Fourth Carlist War among Carlists, The Rebellion or Uprising among Republicans) was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. An estimated total of 500,000 people lost their lives as a consequence of the War]. – Wikipedia. Photo: Actors take part in a re-enactment of the [Battle of Areces] that took place during the Spanish Civil War, in Grullos, north of Spain, September 14, 2013. The re-enactment of the historic 1937 battle was organised by the Frente del Nalon Association. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)...

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    Costa Concordia Upright

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1377, Fact
    Costa Concordia Upright



    A general view showing the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia in an upright position after the salvage operations in Giglio island, Italy, 17 September 2013. Salvage crews pulled off a major engineering feat when they straightened the listed Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks it had been wedged against for the past 20 months. The delicate operation took 19 hours and was completed at 4 am (0200 GMT). The vessel ran aground near the island of Giglio, in Tuscany, in an accident that made world-wide news. (Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA)...

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    Ice Road Truckers

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    Ice Road Truckers



    Ice Road Truckers is a reality television series that premiered on History on June 17, 2007. It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers in remote Arctic territories in Canada and Alaska. Later series were focused on Alaska's improved but still remote Dalton Highway which is mainly snow covered solid ground....

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    Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Сhampionship

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1358, Fact
    Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Сhampionship



    Keith Haubrich of Seattle, Wash., reacts to the crowd while competing in the Dali Moustache division during the fourth annual Just For Men National Beard and Moustache Championships Saturday, September 7, 2013 in New Orleans. Haubrich went on to win the gold medal for the Dali division.Contestants competed in 18 different categories including Dali, full beard natural and sideburns.(Photo by Susan Poag/AP Photo)...

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    Daily Record Sunset Photography Competition

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    Daily Record Sunset Photography Competition



    The winning snap of Cove Sea Lighthouse was taken by Colin Gray. (Photo by Colin Gray/Daily Record)...

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    Oresund Bridge

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    Oresund Bridge



    The Öresund or Øresund Bridge is a double-track railway and dual carriageway bridge-tunnel across the Øresund strait between Scania (southernmost Sweden) and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 km (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The remainder of the link is by a 4 km (2.5 mile) tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. The Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, and the major Swedish...

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    Thousands of birds take flight for the [Snettisham Spectacular]

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    Thousands of birds take flight for the [Snettisham Spectacular]



    [The RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdom. The Wash, on England’s east coast, supports over 300,000 birds, and Snettisham sometimes holds more than a third of them]. – The Palm Beach Post. Photo: Waders flock together seeking new feeding grounds during the incoming tide. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via The Palm Beach Post)...

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    [Festival for the Dead]

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    [Festival for the Dead]



    A Waura Indian woman watches the activities of this year's [quarup], a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 24, 2013. This year the Waura tribe is honouring their late cacique (chief) Atamai, who died in 2012 and helped created the Xingu Park, and his important contribution in facilitating communication between white Brazilians and Indians. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)...

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