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Baadshah
12-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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American photographer Harry Whittier Frees created a series of humorous photos by dressing up cats and dogs, then posing them in human situations accompanied by props. Dating from around 1914, the pictures were made into novelty postcards and children's books, and are highly collectible now.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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A baby palm cockatoo, the first born in Europe since 2010, is presented to the public at Prague Zoo

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:00 PM
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England's last wild red squirrels may be hemmed in by their grey cousins - but they're still leaping free in their own woodlands. Photographer Simon Dale from Wensleydale, North Yorkshire has been celebrating the agile skills of Yorkshire's red squirrel population.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:00 PM
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A police driver has been accused of performing a U-turn and smashing into a 250,000 Ferrari parked in the exclusive Mayfair district in London. The officer, in a silver BMW 5 Series, smashed into the rear of the yellow Ferrari 458 Spider, damaging the exotic supercar. Crowds of stunned onlookers surrounded the incident, which took place on Curzon Street.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:01 PM
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Jacob’s Well, an artesian spring that flows out of one of the deepest underwater caves in Texas, USA. The spot is very popular with people needing to cool off on hot summer days !

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:01 PM
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Northern Lights over Skorradalur, Iceland
School bus driver Kristin Jonsdottir, 27, took this photograph of the Northern Lights over Skorradalur, Iceland

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:02 PM
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Siberian tigers playfighting at Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:03 PM
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These king penguins in Antarctica seem to have lost their heads. In fact, the birds have their heads turned behind their backs preening themselves. Charles Kinsey photographed the birds on a trip to the British overseas territory of South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:03 PM
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Students from the School of Communication and Art of the University of Sao Paulo perform a skit titled Blind Ones as a protest against consumerism outside a shopping mall in Natal, Brazil. The group plans to take the protest to cities in Europe and North America in 2014.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:04 PM
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This giant Snickers is almost eight times the size of a standard bar. The huge chocolate contains 2,000 calories, which is equal to a woman's recommended daily intake. It measures nearly one foot long and weighs a hefty 16 ounces, of which nearly 9 ounces are fat.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:04 PM
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A 'Downton Abbey' Tea Truck, parked at Union Square, serves up free tea to New Yorkers.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:05 PM
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With remote-sensing satellites, scientists have found the coldest places on Earth, just off a ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau. They found that the high ridge contains pockets of trapped air that dipped as low as minus 136 Fahrenheit (minus 93 degrees Celsius) on August 10, 2010, researchers said at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on Monday.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:05 PM
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A quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at Deutsche Post headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:06 PM
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New Zealand Warriors NRL signing Sam Tomkins is welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori hongi at Vodafone HQ in Auckland, New Zealand

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:07 PM
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Greenpeace activists dig into the yard of Romania's Parliament, to protest against a Canadian company's plan to set up Europe's biggest open-cast gold mine in Romania. A special Romanian parliament commission overwhelmingly rejected a draft bill that would have allowed Canada's Gabriel Resources to set up Europe's biggest open-cast gold mine in the small Carpathian town of Rosia Montana last month. However, parliament plans to revise a mining law that could open way for the project.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:07 PM
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Security forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry out a field exercise

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:08 PM
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A South African boy holds a candle during a homage outside the Houghton home of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:08 PM
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Interior Ministry personnel block a street during a gathering of supporters of EU integration in Kiev. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:09 PM
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Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion and opposition party UDAR member Wladimir Klitschko (L) offers hot tea and cookies to a police officer at a barricade in Kiev. Ukrainian security forces moved in on pro-EU demonstrators to end a week-long blockade of the government headquarters, prompting Washington to urge Kiev to immediately de-escalate the situation.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:09 PM
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A bull with three horns is exhibited during the 16th National Agricultural Fair in Managua, Nicaragua.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:10 PM
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A newly created small islet near Nishinoshima island on the Ogasawara island chain in Japan. A new island created by a volcanic eruption off Japan's coast is here to stay -- for now at least, scientists said on December 10, adding the new landmass could withstand erosion for several years.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:11 PM
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A woman stands next to a wax figure of late former South African President Nelson Mandela for her souvenir photo at the Madame Tussauds museum in Tokyo

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:12 PM
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men rally following the arrest of a young man who refused to serve in the Israeli the army, as they protest outside the Atlit military prison near the northern coastal city of Haifa. The Ultra-Orthodox community places great value on religious scholarship and believe that Torah study plays a role in protecting the Jewish people. Following Israel's establishment in 1948, they were allowed to forego military service in favour of religious studies. Today there are some 3000 Ultra-Orthodox men serving in the Netzach Yehuda, an all-Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox community known as Haredim) battalion, some of whom are going against the wishes of many in their community.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:12 PM
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The Choristers rehearse for Advent services and concerts at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Each year nearly 20 thousand people visit St Paul's Cathedral for services and concerts in the run up to Christmas.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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A wounded man waits for assistance during a disarmament operation by French soldiers in Bangui. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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Members of the welcoming ceremony band play as British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring arrives at a port area of Huangpu River in Shanghai, China. HMS Daring has returned from the Philippines after delivering aid after Typhoon Haiyan hit the region.

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:14 PM
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Robin Thicke is projected on a video screen as he performs during the KISS FM Jingle Ball in Chicago, USA

Baadshah
12-10-2013, 03:14 PM
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Anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand