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  • Barcelona Human Towers
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    Barcelona Human Towers 01/24/2015 CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA Jana in the top of a human tower of Castellers de Sants team during a performance in Barcelona, Spain, Oct., 19, 2014. (Xinhua/Pau Barrena). Castellers de Sants it is a human tower team created in 1993 in the Barcelona neighborhood Sants. At this moment, there are more than 90 human towers teams in Catalonia, Spain. /CHINENOUVELLE_111001/Credit:CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1501241116
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    Barcelona Human Towers
    01/24/2015
    CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA
    Jana in the top of a human tower of Castellers de Sants team during a performance in Barcelona, Spain, Oct., 19, 2014. (Xinhua/Pau Barrena). Castellers de Sants it is a human tower team created in 1993 in the Barcelona neighborhood Sants. At this moment, there are more than 90 human towers teams in Catalonia, Spain. /CHINENOUVELLE_111001/Credit:CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1501241116

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  • Taxidermy Teacher
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    Taxidermy Teacher 01/23/2015 MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATE/SIPA PIC BY MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A finished Rabbit) - This private teacher offers a rather unique course - teaching TAXIDERMY to the public. Mickey Alice Kwapis has taught thousands of people worldwide to stuff all sorts of animals over the past three years. The artist, from Chicago in Illinois, USA, teaches the course across five different countries - US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Mickey, 24, became interested in taxidermy from a young age collecting dead bugs. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_163501/Credit:MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATE/SIPA/1501231641
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    Taxidermy Teacher
    01/23/2015
    MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATE/SIPA
    PIC BY MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A finished Rabbit) - This private teacher offers a rather unique course - teaching TAXIDERMY to the public. Mickey Alice Kwapis has taught thousands of people worldwide to stuff all sorts of animals over the past three years. The artist, from Chicago in Illinois, USA, teaches the course across five different countries - US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Mickey, 24, became interested in taxidermy from a young age collecting dead bugs. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_163501/Credit:MICKEY ALICE KWAPIS/ CATE/SIPA/1501231641

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  • 12-year-old girl battles dementia, Oldham, Greater Manchester, Britain - 10 Jan 2015
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    12-year-old girl battles dementia, Oldham, Greater Manchester, Britain - 10 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Paul Cooper/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Cooper/REX (4381076j) Charlea Armstead aged 3 12-year-old girl battles dementia, Oldham, Greater Manchester, Britain - 10 Jan 2015 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puqf When you think of dementia you associate it with the elderly, but the sufferer Charlea Armstead is just 12 years old. The youngster suffers from a very rare neurological condition known as Niemann-Pick Type C, for which there is no cure. This cruel condition, which causes an excess of cholesterol to build up in cells affecting the brain and other organs, is slowly robbing Charlea her of memory and mobility. According to her mother Danielle she had a normal pregnancy and Charlea appeared healthy when she was born. However, when she was two weeks old she developed jaundice and a swollen stomach and doctors ran a battery of tests, including one for NP-C. The condition is so rare they had to send a skin sample for analysis in France and it was six months before an anxious Danielle got the devastating news. Charlea is just one of 86 known suffers of Niemann-Pick Type C in the UK and there are thought to be just 120,000 cases worldwide. /Rex_12yearold_dementia_4381076J//1501231326
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    12-year-old girl battles dementia, Oldham, Greater Manchester, Britain - 10 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Paul Cooper/REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Cooper/REX (4381076j) Charlea Armstead aged 3 12-year-old girl battles dementia, Oldham, Greater Manchester, Britain - 10 Jan 2015 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puqf When you think of dementia you associate it with the elderly, but the sufferer Charlea Armstead is just 12 years old. The youngster suffers from a very rare neurological condition known as Niemann-Pick Type C, for which there is no cure. This cruel condition, which causes an excess of cholesterol to build up in cells affecting the brain and other organs, is slowly robbing Charlea her of memory and mobility. According to her mother Danielle she had a normal pregnancy and Charlea appeared healthy when she was born. However, when she was two weeks old she developed jaundice and a swollen stomach and doctors ran a battery of tests, including one for NP-C. The condition is so rare they had to send a skin sample for analysis in France and it was six months before an anxious Danielle got the devastating news. Charlea is just one of 86 known suffers of Niemann-Pick Type C in the UK and there are thought to be just 120,000 cases worldwide. /Rex_12yearold_dementia_4381076J//1501231326

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  • The Amethyst Hotel - 23 Jan 2015
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    The Amethyst Hotel - 23 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 NL Architects/REX/REX/SIPA CREDIT: NL Architects/Rex Features. Only for use in story about NL Architects' work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by NL Architects/REX (4380952u) Design for the Amethyst Hotel The Amethyst Hotel - 23 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puoi This will be a gem of a place to stay - a hotel shaped like quartz. The Amethyst Hotel is a proposal for a chain of hotels that have the appearance of crystals in volcanic rock. Amsterdam-based NL Architects say the design "derives its appeal from an almost infinite array of positive effects associated with this seductive gemstone". It is hoped that a chain of branches will appear in different locations around the world. The first is planned for Ocean Flower in China, a man-made island currently under development in the sea north of Hainan. /Rex_The_Amethyst_Hotel_4380952U/CREDIT: NL Architects/Rex Features. Only for use in story about NL Architects' work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501231258
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    The Amethyst Hotel - 23 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    NL Architects/REX/REX/SIPA
    CREDIT: NL Architects/Rex Features. Only for use in story about NL Architects' work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by NL Architects/REX (4380952u) Design for the Amethyst Hotel The Amethyst Hotel - 23 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puoi This will be a gem of a place to stay - a hotel shaped like quartz. The Amethyst Hotel is a proposal for a chain of hotels that have the appearance of crystals in volcanic rock. Amsterdam-based NL Architects say the design "derives its appeal from an almost infinite array of positive effects associated with this seductive gemstone". It is hoped that a chain of branches will appear in different locations around the world. The first is planned for Ocean Flower in China, a man-made island currently under development in the sea north of Hainan. /Rex_The_Amethyst_Hotel_4380952U/CREDIT: NL Architects/Rex Features. Only for use in story about NL Architects' work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501231258

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  • Lion cubs are a girl, a girl and another girl.
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    Lion cubs are a girl, a girl and another girl. 01/23/2015 ZJAN/WENN.COM/SIPA Cincinnati Zoo's lion cubs are a girl, a girl and...another girl. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s three lion cubs, born November 13, 2014 to three-year-old mother “Imani” and four-year-old father “John,” got their first health checkup today. The Zoo’s veterinary staff and animal care team weighed the feisty felines, administered vaccines and determined that all cubs are female! According to vet staff, the cubs are healthy and right on track with weights of 8.28kg, 9.24kg, and 9.68kg. The next big step will be to introduce John to Imani and the cubs. Josh Charlton, Curator of Mammals said: “The introduction process has already begun. John and the cubs have had positive interactions during several nose-to-nose “howdy mesh” sessions in the past two weeks. We’ll continue to monitor their behavior and will put the pride together when the time is right. "The three cubs behaved just as you would expect during their first wellness physical. Being handled by strange two-legged creatures who poked and examined them, all the while being separated from the safety and security of mom, the cubs hissed and tried to get away." Now that genders are known, the cubs’ keepers are looking forward to not calling them cub #1, #2 and #3! The Zoo is inviting friends and followers to suggest names via Facebook and Twitter, using #CZBGLionCubs. A recent blog post, Lion Keeper’s Blog: Meet the Cubs!, by Wendy Rice describes the cubs’ personalities and could provide inspiration for name ideas. Imani was born at the St. Louis Zoo and came to the Cincinnati Zoo as the result of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Lion Species Survival Program (SSP). She was introduced to John earlier this year, and this is the first litter for both of them. Lions are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as the result of climate change, hunting and habitat loss. Following a review of the best available
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    Lion cubs are a girl, a girl and another girl.
    01/23/2015
    ZJAN/WENN.COM/SIPA
    Cincinnati Zoo's lion cubs are a girl, a girl and...another girl. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s three lion cubs, born November 13, 2014 to three-year-old mother “Imani” and four-year-old father “John,” got their first health checkup today. The Zoo’s veterinary staff and animal care team weighed the feisty felines, administered vaccines and determined that all cubs are female! According to vet staff, the cubs are healthy and right on track with weights of 8.28kg, 9.24kg, and 9.68kg. The next big step will be to introduce John to Imani and the cubs. Josh Charlton, Curator of Mammals said: “The introduction process has already begun. John and the cubs have had positive interactions during several nose-to-nose “howdy mesh” sessions in the past two weeks. We’ll continue to monitor their behavior and will put the pride together when the time is right. "The three cubs behaved just as you would expect during their first wellness physical. Being handled by strange two-legged creatures who poked and examined them, all the while being separated from the safety and security of mom, the cubs hissed and tried to get away." Now that genders are known, the cubs’ keepers are looking forward to not calling them cub #1, #2 and #3! The Zoo is inviting friends and followers to suggest names via Facebook and Twitter, using #CZBGLionCubs. A recent blog post, Lion Keeper’s Blog: Meet the Cubs!, by Wendy Rice describes the cubs’ personalities and could provide inspiration for name ideas. Imani was born at the St. Louis Zoo and came to the Cincinnati Zoo as the result of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Lion Species Survival Program (SSP). She was introduced to John earlier this year, and this is the first litter for both of them. Lions are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as the result of climate change, hunting and habitat loss. Following a review of the best available

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  • Kazuhiro Tsuji's hyper-realistic sculptures of famous historical figures
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    Kazuhiro Tsuji's hyper-realistic sculptures of famous historical figures 01/23/2015 ZJAN/WENN.COM/SIPA Kazuhiro Tsuji creates hyper-realistic sculptures of famous historical figures: Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Abraham Lincoln - as three dimensional busts atop ornate presentation stands. The Japanese artist's uncanny likenesses are fashioned from mixed media, platinum cured silicone skin, polyester resin, chrome pating, composite bronze, genuine hair and wood. Each sculpture takes him three to four months, working some sixteen hours daily in his Burbank, California studio. The Lincoln bust was displayed at the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Kyoto born Kazuhiro's creative journey started when, as self-taught make-up student, he transformed himself into Lincoln, United States of America's 16th President, inspired by a magazine feature on the makeup techniques used by Dick Smith in the 1985 TV series North and South. Tsuji says: "Lincoln, he is of course great example of being great human being. And a hero to many people. I respect him very much. And I simply love his face too. When I started to learn special effects make up at age of 17, Dick Smith’s Lincoln likeness make-up I read in magazine really inspired me and I did Lincoln make up on my face several times to improve my skill. As I work on that make up, I learned about Lincoln a lot. I wanted to create his portrait for long time. "(With) Warhol, when I was watching his documentary, it was transitioning time of my career from commercial artist to fine art artist. It is not exactly the same but he went through that time." Following his first job on the Japanese film Sweet Home, he started his own company, working on several Japanese movies including Rapsody in August - whilst teaching special effects make-up at the Yoyogi Animation Institute. Hollywood beckoned and blockbusters such as: Men in Black, Planet of the Apes, as well as favourites such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He was, further, nominated for a Oscar nominations fo
    SIPAUSA31331107
    Kazuhiro Tsuji's hyper-realistic sculptures of famous historical figures
    01/23/2015
    ZJAN/WENN.COM/SIPA
    Kazuhiro Tsuji creates hyper-realistic sculptures of famous historical figures: Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Abraham Lincoln - as three dimensional busts atop ornate presentation stands. The Japanese artist's uncanny likenesses are fashioned from mixed media, platinum cured silicone skin, polyester resin, chrome pating, composite bronze, genuine hair and wood. Each sculpture takes him three to four months, working some sixteen hours daily in his Burbank, California studio. The Lincoln bust was displayed at the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Kyoto born Kazuhiro's creative journey started when, as self-taught make-up student, he transformed himself into Lincoln, United States of America's 16th President, inspired by a magazine feature on the makeup techniques used by Dick Smith in the 1985 TV series North and South. Tsuji says: "Lincoln, he is of course great example of being great human being. And a hero to many people. I respect him very much. And I simply love his face too. When I started to learn special effects make up at age of 17, Dick Smith’s Lincoln likeness make-up I read in magazine really inspired me and I did Lincoln make up on my face several times to improve my skill. As I work on that make up, I learned about Lincoln a lot. I wanted to create his portrait for long time. "(With) Warhol, when I was watching his documentary, it was transitioning time of my career from commercial artist to fine art artist. It is not exactly the same but he went through that time." Following his first job on the Japanese film Sweet Home, he started his own company, working on several Japanese movies including Rapsody in August - whilst teaching special effects make-up at the Yoyogi Animation Institute. Hollywood beckoned and blockbusters such as: Men in Black, Planet of the Apes, as well as favourites such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He was, further, nominated for a Oscar nominations fo

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  • Otter chasing a heron over ice, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire, Britain - Dec 2014
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    Otter chasing a heron over ice, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire, Britain - Dec 2014 01/23/2015 Keith Scovell/REX/REX/SIPA CREDIT: Keith Scovell/Rex Features Mandatory Credit: Photo by Keith Scovell/REX (4371982f) (Pic 2) Otter chases the grey heron over ice Otter chasing a heron over ice, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire, Britain - Dec 2014 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pup5 These pictures show an otter chasing a hapless grey heron at Leighton Moss, Lancashire. Photographer Keith Scovell captured the action in December. He explains: "A Grey Heron roosting on the edge of the reeds paid scant attention to these playful mammals; that was until two Otters got a little too close for comfort. Little did I think that an Otter would have a go at such a large bird, but the Heron wasn't going to take any chances and flew away to what it thought was a safe distance. At this point the Otters disappeared into the reeds, only for one to reappear behind the Heron and proceed to give chase. The Heron took off again, and I think was inches away from being caught when the ice gave way beneath the Otter; a close shave indeed!" /Rex_Otter_chasing_a_heron_over_ice_Leighton_Moss_RS_4371982F/CREDIT: Keith Scovell/Rex Features/1501231253
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    Otter chasing a heron over ice, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire, Britain - Dec 2014
    01/23/2015
    Keith Scovell/REX/REX/SIPA
    CREDIT: Keith Scovell/Rex Features Mandatory Credit: Photo by Keith Scovell/REX (4371982f) (Pic 2) Otter chases the grey heron over ice Otter chasing a heron over ice, Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire, Britain - Dec 2014 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pup5 These pictures show an otter chasing a hapless grey heron at Leighton Moss, Lancashire. Photographer Keith Scovell captured the action in December. He explains: "A Grey Heron roosting on the edge of the reeds paid scant attention to these playful mammals; that was until two Otters got a little too close for comfort. Little did I think that an Otter would have a go at such a large bird, but the Heron wasn't going to take any chances and flew away to what it thought was a safe distance. At this point the Otters disappeared into the reeds, only for one to reappear behind the Heron and proceed to give chase. The Heron took off again, and I think was inches away from being caught when the ice gave way beneath the Otter; a close shave indeed!" /Rex_Otter_chasing_a_heron_over_ice_Leighton_Moss_RS_4371982F/CREDIT: Keith Scovell/Rex Features/1501231253

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  • Cluster bomb drinks cabinet, Bath, Britain - 23 Jan 2015
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    Cluster bomb drinks cabinet, Bath, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Fallen Furniture/REX/REX/SIPA CREDIT: Fallen Furniture/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Fallen Furniture's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Fallen Furniture/REX (4380964g) The cluster bomb drinks cabinet Cluster bomb drinks cabinet, Bath, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puop Want to make your party go with a bang? How about this drinks cabinet made from a real cluster bomb? The explosive furniture piece sees an R.A.F. MK1 practice cluster bomb turned into the ultimate talking home design point. Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the GBP 50,000 mirror-polished cabinet is a truly unique piece of furniture. Behind the gleaming 1970s missile fuselage, three glass shelves revolve around a gold-plated spindle; while in the base, a sliding platform built from lacquered American walnut conceals an armoury of custom-made cocktail utensils. It was made by Bath-based Fallen Furniture and production took over four months. /Rex_Cluster_bomb_drinks_cabinet_Bath_Britain_23_4380964G/CREDIT: Fallen Furniture/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Fallen Furniture's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501231244
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    Cluster bomb drinks cabinet, Bath, Britain - 23 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Fallen Furniture/REX/REX/SIPA
    CREDIT: Fallen Furniture/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Fallen Furniture's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Fallen Furniture/REX (4380964g) The cluster bomb drinks cabinet Cluster bomb drinks cabinet, Bath, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puop Want to make your party go with a bang? How about this drinks cabinet made from a real cluster bomb? The explosive furniture piece sees an R.A.F. MK1 practice cluster bomb turned into the ultimate talking home design point. Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the GBP 50,000 mirror-polished cabinet is a truly unique piece of furniture. Behind the gleaming 1970s missile fuselage, three glass shelves revolve around a gold-plated spindle; while in the base, a sliding platform built from lacquered American walnut conceals an armoury of custom-made cocktail utensils. It was made by Bath-based Fallen Furniture and production took over four months. /Rex_Cluster_bomb_drinks_cabinet_Bath_Britain_23_4380964G/CREDIT: Fallen Furniture/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Fallen Furniture's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501231244

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  • Tenerife Island  gorillas at Zoo
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    Tenerife Island gorillas at Zoo 01/23/2015 Ramon de la Rocha/EFE/SIPA One of two male gorillas came from Hannover Adventure Zoo rests in his new facilities at Loro Parque Zoo in Puerto de la Cruz city, Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, southwestern Spain, 22 January 2015. Ubongo, 7, and Kiburi, 10, joined the five-gorilla population of the Canary zoo. EFE/RAMON DE LA ROCHA/EFE_120201/Credit:Ramon de la Rocha/EFE/SIPA/1501231213
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    Tenerife Island gorillas at Zoo
    01/23/2015
    Ramon de la Rocha/EFE/SIPA
    One of two male gorillas came from Hannover Adventure Zoo rests in his new facilities at Loro Parque Zoo in Puerto de la Cruz city, Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, southwestern Spain, 22 January 2015. Ubongo, 7, and Kiburi, 10, joined the five-gorilla population of the Canary zoo. EFE/RAMON DE LA ROCHA/EFE_120201/Credit:Ramon de la Rocha/EFE/SIPA/1501231213

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  • African wildlife - 2014
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    African wildlife - 2014 01/23/2015 Glyn Edmunds/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Glyn Edmunds/REX (4380674ag) A Portrait of a Lion in the Maasai Mara, Kenya African wildlife - 2014 /Rex_African_wildlife_2014_4380674AG//1501231142
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    African wildlife - 2014
    01/23/2015
    Glyn Edmunds/REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Glyn Edmunds/REX (4380674ag) A Portrait of a Lion in the Maasai Mara, Kenya African wildlife - 2014 /Rex_African_wildlife_2014_4380674AG//1501231142

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  • Seasonal weather, Britain - 23 Jan 2015
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    Seasonal weather, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Stephen Simpson/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Simpson/REX (4381019b) Stags stand amongst frozen braken. A cold frosty morning in Richmond Park, Surrey Seasonal weather, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 /Rex_Seasonal_weather_Britain_4381019B//1501231128
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    Seasonal weather, Britain - 23 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Stephen Simpson/REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Simpson/REX (4381019b) Stags stand amongst frozen braken. A cold frosty morning in Richmond Park, Surrey Seasonal weather, Britain - 23 Jan 2015 /Rex_Seasonal_weather_Britain_4381019B//1501231128

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  • Whale Poo on Diver
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    Whale Poo on Diver 01/23/2015 KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS/SIPA PIC FROM KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The sperm whale releases its bowels) - A group of divers received an unexpected surprise when they were suddenly engulfed by a giant underwater poo cloud. Created by a rather inconsiderate sperm whale, the revolting images show the unlucky bunch being completely submerged by a heavy brown mist. Described as a poonado by Canadian photographer, Keri Wilk, 30, the peculiar behaviour is thought to have been evidence of a rarely seen defence mechanism. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_104201/Credit:KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501231054
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    Whale Poo on Diver
    01/23/2015
    KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS/SIPA
    PIC FROM KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The sperm whale releases its bowels) - A group of divers received an unexpected surprise when they were suddenly engulfed by a giant underwater poo cloud. Created by a rather inconsiderate sperm whale, the revolting images show the unlucky bunch being completely submerged by a heavy brown mist. Described as a poonado by Canadian photographer, Keri Wilk, 30, the peculiar behaviour is thought to have been evidence of a rarely seen defence mechanism. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_104201/Credit:KERI WILK / CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501231054

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  • 'Burri' the Sugar Glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - 11 Jan 2015
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    'Burri' the Sugar Glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - 11 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Mike Keating/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mike Keating/Newspix/REX (4380978b) 11-year-old Sophie Booth with 'Burri' the sugar glider 'Burri' the Sugar Glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - 11 Jan 2015 11-year-old Sophie Booth from Bentleigh East pictured with 'Burri' the sugar glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Victoria to promote the 'Keeper for the Day' program. /Rex_Sugar_Glider_4380978B/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231042
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    'Burri' the Sugar Glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - 11 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Mike Keating/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA
    Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mike Keating/Newspix/REX (4380978b) 11-year-old Sophie Booth with 'Burri' the sugar glider 'Burri' the Sugar Glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - 11 Jan 2015 11-year-old Sophie Booth from Bentleigh East pictured with 'Burri' the sugar glider at Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Victoria to promote the 'Keeper for the Day' program. /Rex_Sugar_Glider_4380978B/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231042

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  • Baby donkey and pet dog become best of friends, Melbourne, Australia - 17 Jan 2015
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    Baby donkey and pet dog become best of friends, Melbourne, Australia - 17 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Sarah Matray/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sarah Matray/Newspix/REX (4380980d) Baby donkey 'Siesta' plays with 'Sudo' the dog Baby donkey and pet dog become best of friends, Melbourne, Australia - 17 Jan 2015 It may seem like an unusual pairing, but baby donkey Siesta has been welcomed with open paws by one member of his new family. According to donkey Breeder Linda Jay her pet pooch Sudo is besotted with the young donkey. She said: "It rarely happens but that particular dog took the foal on as being her own, she snuggles sit, lies down and sleeps with it and it?s really sweet and special". She adds that there's no jealously from the foal's actual mother because Sudo is nothing but gentle and affectionate. /Rex_Donkey_dog_friends_4380980D/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231046
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    Baby donkey and pet dog become best of friends, Melbourne, Australia - 17 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Sarah Matray/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA
    Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sarah Matray/Newspix/REX (4380980d) Baby donkey 'Siesta' plays with 'Sudo' the dog Baby donkey and pet dog become best of friends, Melbourne, Australia - 17 Jan 2015 It may seem like an unusual pairing, but baby donkey Siesta has been welcomed with open paws by one member of his new family. According to donkey Breeder Linda Jay her pet pooch Sudo is besotted with the young donkey. She said: "It rarely happens but that particular dog took the foal on as being her own, she snuggles sit, lies down and sleeps with it and it?s really sweet and special". She adds that there's no jealously from the foal's actual mother because Sudo is nothing but gentle and affectionate. /Rex_Donkey_dog_friends_4380980D/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231046

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  • Uk Builder to Beautician  - transgender woman has made a miraculous transformation by ditching her job as a kitchen fitter and becoming a beautician.
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    Uk Builder to Beautician - transgender woman has made a miraculous transformation by ditching her job as a kitchen fitter and becoming a beautician. 01/23/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Michelle loves making people look beautiful) - A transgender woman has made a miraculous transformation by ditching her job as a kitchen fitter and becoming a beautician. Michelle Pindar, 56, was born Michael and lived for 38 years as a man by marrying a woman and starting a kitchen fitting business. But after realising that she was born in the wrong body she started dressing as a woman and has just celebrated one year since having complete gender reassignment surgery. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_104001/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501231049
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    Uk Builder to Beautician - transgender woman has made a miraculous transformation by ditching her job as a kitchen fitter and becoming a beautician.
    01/23/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Michelle loves making people look beautiful) - A transgender woman has made a miraculous transformation by ditching her job as a kitchen fitter and becoming a beautician. Michelle Pindar, 56, was born Michael and lived for 38 years as a man by marrying a woman and starting a kitchen fitting business. But after realising that she was born in the wrong body she started dressing as a woman and has just celebrated one year since having complete gender reassignment surgery. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_104001/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501231049

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  • New Zealand Fur Seal at Melbourne Zoo, Australia - 21 Jan 2015
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    New Zealand Fur Seal at Melbourne Zoo, Australia - 21 Jan 2015 01/23/2015 Nicole Garmston/Newspix/REX/SIPA Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nicole Garmston/Newspix/REX (4380979c) 'Iha' the New Zealand Fur Seal New Zealand Fur Seal at Melbourne Zoo, Australia - 21 Jan 2015 /Rex_Fur_Seal_4380979C/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231041
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    New Zealand Fur Seal at Melbourne Zoo, Australia - 21 Jan 2015
    01/23/2015
    Nicole Garmston/Newspix/REX/SIPA
    Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nicole Garmston/Newspix/REX (4380979c) 'Iha' the New Zealand Fur Seal New Zealand Fur Seal at Melbourne Zoo, Australia - 21 Jan 2015 /Rex_Fur_Seal_4380979C/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501231041

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  • London Traffic light tree sculpture
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    London Traffic light tree sculpture 01/23/2015 SEVGI/SIPA London Traffic light tree sculpture by french artist Pierre Vivant. Londres, Au milieu d'un rond-point tout a fait quelconque sortie de la station de metro Canary Wharf, au carrefour de Heron Quay Bank, Marsh Wall et Westferry Road, se dresse une structure de quatre-vingt metres de haut ou s'enchevetrent soixant quinze feux de signalisation qui clignotent au hasard. C'est un artiste franais, Pierre Vivant, qui a installe cet arbre a feux de signalisation en 1998. En forme d'arbre, cette sculpture est un entrelacs de branche aux lumieres clignotantes, c'est peut affoler les automobilistes. Londres, Angleterre, 18 janvier 2014. Credit:Sevgi/Sipa/SEVGI_103501/Credit:SEVGI/SIPA/1501231042
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    London Traffic light tree sculpture
    01/23/2015
    SEVGI/SIPA
    London Traffic light tree sculpture by french artist Pierre Vivant. Londres, Au milieu d'un rond-point tout a fait quelconque sortie de la station de metro Canary Wharf, au carrefour de Heron Quay Bank, Marsh Wall et Westferry Road, se dresse une structure de quatre-vingt metres de haut ou s'enchevetrent soixant quinze feux de signalisation qui clignotent au hasard. C'est un artiste franais, Pierre Vivant, qui a installe cet arbre a feux de signalisation en 1998. En forme d'arbre, cette sculpture est un entrelacs de branche aux lumieres clignotantes, c'est peut affoler les automobilistes. Londres, Angleterre, 18 janvier 2014. Credit:Sevgi/Sipa/SEVGI_103501/Credit:SEVGI/SIPA/1501231042

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  • The Vajankle...A Sex Toy for Those with a Fetish for Feet!
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    The Vajankle...A Sex Toy for Those with a Fetish for Feet! 01/23/2015 CB2/ZOB/WENN.COM/SIPA Whilst it may not be uncommon to hear of certain people having foot fetishes, it is slightly alarming to think that they may have a use for the Vajankle! iNever heard of it…well in layman’s terms the Vajankle sex toy is in fact a “sexy Silicone foot” with its very own vagina built right into the ankle! Readily available from Sinthetics.com the Vajankle was originally a one-off bespoke order requested by a customer. Life-sized silicon dolls are the main focus of Sinthetics’ business that prides itself on realism and attention to detail. But Sinthetics’ commitment to diversity doesn’t just extend to niche fetishes - you can choose your sexy foot in one of thirteen skin tones too, from “cream” to “espresso”, with the delectable sounding “chai”, “honey” and “toffee” in between. You can even choose whether to have the toenails painted cherry red, with a tasteful French pedicure, or even a custom finish. According to Sinthetics the typical toenails are the French pedicure, with Cherry toenails being the next most popular. You can wankle with the Vajankle for just $179 (£118), and the product can be bought individually or as a pair of feet. While there are no imminent plans to add vaginas to more novelty body parts, Sinthetics remains open to accommodating any special projects that come their way! Watch this space! Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 22 Jan 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com/DWP_foot_fetish_vajankle_230115.wenn22101635/1501231010
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    The Vajankle...A Sex Toy for Those with a Fetish for Feet!
    01/23/2015
    CB2/ZOB/WENN.COM/SIPA
    Whilst it may not be uncommon to hear of certain people having foot fetishes, it is slightly alarming to think that they may have a use for the Vajankle! iNever heard of it…well in layman’s terms the Vajankle sex toy is in fact a “sexy Silicone foot” with its very own vagina built right into the ankle! Readily available from Sinthetics.com the Vajankle was originally a one-off bespoke order requested by a customer. Life-sized silicon dolls are the main focus of Sinthetics’ business that prides itself on realism and attention to detail. But Sinthetics’ commitment to diversity doesn’t just extend to niche fetishes - you can choose your sexy foot in one of thirteen skin tones too, from “cream” to “espresso”, with the delectable sounding “chai”, “honey” and “toffee” in between. You can even choose whether to have the toenails painted cherry red, with a tasteful French pedicure, or even a custom finish. According to Sinthetics the typical toenails are the French pedicure, with Cherry toenails being the next most popular. You can wankle with the Vajankle for just $179 (£118), and the product can be bought individually or as a pair of feet. While there are no imminent plans to add vaginas to more novelty body parts, Sinthetics remains open to accommodating any special projects that come their way! Watch this space! Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 22 Jan 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com/DWP_foot_fetish_vajankle_230115.wenn22101635/1501231010

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  • Exchange The Iceman
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    Exchange The Iceman 01/23/2015 John Hart/AP/SIPA A computer-controlled robotic armature sprays two second blasts of water on an evolving ice sculpture created by artist/engineer Roger Hanson near the shores of Lake Superior in Superior, Wis. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Hoping to eventually set a record by creating the world's largest free-standing wall of ice, Hanson's goal is for the structure to eventually reach 75 feet high and 90 feet wide. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)/WIMAW103/119726998072/1501230025
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    Exchange The Iceman
    01/23/2015
    John Hart/AP/SIPA
    A computer-controlled robotic armature sprays two second blasts of water on an evolving ice sculpture created by artist/engineer Roger Hanson near the shores of Lake Superior in Superior, Wis. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Hoping to eventually set a record by creating the world's largest free-standing wall of ice, Hanson's goal is for the structure to eventually reach 75 feet high and 90 feet wide. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)/WIMAW103/119726998072/1501230025

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  • Severely neglected baby orangutan being nursed back to health by International Animal Rescue, Indonesia - 09 Jan 2015
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    Severely neglected baby orangutan being nursed back to health by International Animal Rescue, Indonesia - 09 Jan 2015 01/22/2015 International Animal Re/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by International Animal Rescue/REX (4380712a) Baby orangutan Budi being cared for at the IAR centre Severely neglected baby orangutan being nursed back to health by International Animal Rescue, Indonesia - 09 Jan 2015 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puk2 An adorable baby orangutan kept in a chicken cage for the first year of its life is slowly being nursed back to health by dedicated carers. Budi is being treated at the International Animal Rescue Orangutan Rescue Centre in Ketapang, Indonesia. The youngster had been kept as a pet by a local woman after being captured as an infant. For 10 months he was kept in a small cage and fed nothing but condensed milk. The woman in question handed him over to authorities after he became extremely ill. After learning about Budi's plight, an IAR rescue team made a 10 hour journey by boat and by road, there and back again, in order to rescue him. When he finally arrived at the centre Budi was in a critical condition. Unsurprisingly, he was suffering from severe malnutrition and his body had swollen up with fluid due to the lack of protein. /Rex_Neglected_orangutan_4380712A//1501221421
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    Severely neglected baby orangutan being nursed back to health by International Animal Rescue, Indonesia - 09 Jan 2015
    01/22/2015
    International Animal Re/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by International Animal Rescue/REX (4380712a) Baby orangutan Budi being cared for at the IAR centre Severely neglected baby orangutan being nursed back to health by International Animal Rescue, Indonesia - 09 Jan 2015 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/puk2 An adorable baby orangutan kept in a chicken cage for the first year of its life is slowly being nursed back to health by dedicated carers. Budi is being treated at the International Animal Rescue Orangutan Rescue Centre in Ketapang, Indonesia. The youngster had been kept as a pet by a local woman after being captured as an infant. For 10 months he was kept in a small cage and fed nothing but condensed milk. The woman in question handed him over to authorities after he became extremely ill. After learning about Budi's plight, an IAR rescue team made a 10 hour journey by boat and by road, there and back again, in order to rescue him. When he finally arrived at the centre Budi was in a critical condition. Unsurprisingly, he was suffering from severe malnutrition and his body had swollen up with fluid due to the lack of protein. /Rex_Neglected_orangutan_4380712A//1501221421

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  • Mother captures chaotic life with toddler in fun photo series, Jan 2015
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    Mother captures chaotic life with toddler in fun photo series, Jan 2015 01/22/2015 Anna Angenend/REX/REX/SIPA MANDATORY CREDIT: Anna Angenend/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Anna Angenend's photo series about motherhood. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anna Angenend/REX (4378737q) Mia with her parents Mother captures chaotic life with toddler in fun photo series, Jan 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pug1 /Rex_Mother_captures_chaotic_life_with_toddler_in_fun_4378737Q/MANDATORY CREDIT: Anna Angenend/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Anna Angenend's photo series about motherhood. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501221149
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    Mother captures chaotic life with toddler in fun photo series, Jan 2015
    01/22/2015
    Anna Angenend/REX/REX/SIPA
    MANDATORY CREDIT: Anna Angenend/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Anna Angenend's photo series about motherhood. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anna Angenend/REX (4378737q) Mia with her parents Mother captures chaotic life with toddler in fun photo series, Jan 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pug1 /Rex_Mother_captures_chaotic_life_with_toddler_in_fun_4378737Q/MANDATORY CREDIT: Anna Angenend/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Anna Angenend's photo series about motherhood. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501221149

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  • Toronto professional performers dangling from some of the tallest rooftops in the world
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    Toronto professional performers dangling from some of the tallest rooftops in the world 01/22/2015 Giulio Calisse/Solent New/SIPA A photographer braved the heights to capture professional performers dangling from some of the tallest rooftops in the world. Giulio Calisse said that despite enjoying the thrill of looking over the edge, he preferred to stay back and photograph the professional parkour performers doing what they do best. Parkour, or Freerunning as it is often known, requires performers to be able to move freely and quickly over and through any terrain. It is usually practised in urban areas, and can include obstacle courses, acrobatics, leaping from and over walls, and precision jumping. Mr Calisse, 29, took this set of spectacular photographs from various rooftops - measuring 124m (407ft) - 205m (672.5ft) - in downtown Toronto, Canada. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: One of the rooftop photographs. Please byline: Giulio Calisse/Solent News ' Giulio Calisse/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_085101/Credit:Giulio Calisse/Solent New/SIPA/1501220912
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    Toronto professional performers dangling from some of the tallest rooftops in the world
    01/22/2015
    Giulio Calisse/Solent New/SIPA
    A photographer braved the heights to capture professional performers dangling from some of the tallest rooftops in the world. Giulio Calisse said that despite enjoying the thrill of looking over the edge, he preferred to stay back and photograph the professional parkour performers doing what they do best. Parkour, or Freerunning as it is often known, requires performers to be able to move freely and quickly over and through any terrain. It is usually practised in urban areas, and can include obstacle courses, acrobatics, leaping from and over walls, and precision jumping. Mr Calisse, 29, took this set of spectacular photographs from various rooftops - measuring 124m (407ft) - 205m (672.5ft) - in downtown Toronto, Canada. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: One of the rooftop photographs. Please byline: Giulio Calisse/Solent News ' Giulio Calisse/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_085101/Credit:Giulio Calisse/Solent New/SIPA/1501220912

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  • Arctic Ocean Unusual perfect reflection captured in the water
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    Arctic Ocean Unusual perfect reflection captured in the water 01/22/2015 Kerstin Langenberger/Sole/SIPA These photographs show the light at the end of a cloudy tunnel - thanks to the perfect reflection captured in the water. Due to the unusual calm of the Arctic Ocean, it is hard to tell where the peaceful landscapes end and their reflections begin. Nature photographer Kerstin Langenberger took the pictures while working as a guide on a circumnavigation of Svalbard, a small island situated between Norway and the North Pole. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The clouds being reflected in the ocean. Please byline: Kerstin Langenberger/Solent News ' Kerstin Langenberger/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_084401/Credit:Kerstin Langenberger/Sole/SIPA/1501220912
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    Arctic Ocean Unusual perfect reflection captured in the water
    01/22/2015
    Kerstin Langenberger/Sole/SIPA
    These photographs show the light at the end of a cloudy tunnel - thanks to the perfect reflection captured in the water. Due to the unusual calm of the Arctic Ocean, it is hard to tell where the peaceful landscapes end and their reflections begin. Nature photographer Kerstin Langenberger took the pictures while working as a guide on a circumnavigation of Svalbard, a small island situated between Norway and the North Pole. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The clouds being reflected in the ocean. Please byline: Kerstin Langenberger/Solent News ' Kerstin Langenberger/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_084401/Credit:Kerstin Langenberger/Sole/SIPA/1501220912

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  • Uk winter jumpers for chickens
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    Uk winter jumpers for chickens 01/22/2015 Brighton Argus/Solent New/SIPA An animal sanctuary is beating the Big Freeze by knitting winter jumpers - for their chickens. In honour of the revealing one piece called the Man-kini, the new winter warmers have been dubbed the chi-kini. A member of staff at the charity came up with the design after one of the centre's rescued chickens arrived completely featherless. The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare rescue former egg-laying hens, which would otherwise be sent to slaughter, twice a year. Now staff at the centre, in Lewes, East Sussex, are asking people to knit more chi-kinis for their feathered residents. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: Chickens wearing jumpers at Raystede Animal Sanctury, Rigmer, Lewes, East Sussex./SOLENTNEWS_084501/Credit:Brighton Argus/Solent New/SIPA/1501220912
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    Uk winter jumpers for chickens
    01/22/2015
    Brighton Argus/Solent New/SIPA
    An animal sanctuary is beating the Big Freeze by knitting winter jumpers - for their chickens. In honour of the revealing one piece called the Man-kini, the new winter warmers have been dubbed the chi-kini. A member of staff at the charity came up with the design after one of the centre's rescued chickens arrived completely featherless. The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare rescue former egg-laying hens, which would otherwise be sent to slaughter, twice a year. Now staff at the centre, in Lewes, East Sussex, are asking people to knit more chi-kinis for their feathered residents. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: Chickens wearing jumpers at Raystede Animal Sanctury, Rigmer, Lewes, East Sussex./SOLENTNEWS_084501/Credit:Brighton Argus/Solent New/SIPA/1501220912

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  • Alaska herd of 60,000 caribou begin the long trek across the Arctic plains
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    Alaska herd of 60,000 caribou begin the long trek across the Arctic plains 01/22/2015 Peter Mather/Solent News/SIPA They're on the move - a herd of 60,000 caribou begin the long trek across the Arctic plains. The birds-eye-view pictures show the animals making their way across snow and ice together - on a journey which is over 600 miles long. Even tiny newborn caribou can be seen bravely following their mums and dads through the snow and across the ice. These stunning photos were captured by professional wildlife and nature photojournalist, Peter Mather, while he was at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is on Alaska's arctic coastline. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The herd of caribou photographed from the air. /SOLENTNEWS_083701/Credit:Peter Mather/Solent News/SIPA/1501220912
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    Alaska herd of 60,000 caribou begin the long trek across the Arctic plains
    01/22/2015
    Peter Mather/Solent News/SIPA
    They're on the move - a herd of 60,000 caribou begin the long trek across the Arctic plains. The birds-eye-view pictures show the animals making their way across snow and ice together - on a journey which is over 600 miles long. Even tiny newborn caribou can be seen bravely following their mums and dads through the snow and across the ice. These stunning photos were captured by professional wildlife and nature photojournalist, Peter Mather, while he was at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is on Alaska's arctic coastline. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The herd of caribou photographed from the air. /SOLENTNEWS_083701/Credit:Peter Mather/Solent News/SIPA/1501220912

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  • Kyrgyzstan A lone snowboarder makes her way down a slope time after time - turning it into what looks like a giant maze
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    Kyrgyzstan A lone snowboarder makes her way down a slope time after time - turning it into what looks like a giant maze 01/22/2015 Alina Linnik/Solent News/SIPA A lone snowboarder makes her way down a slope time after time - turning it into what looks like a giant maze. Although most slopes have tracks left on them, it is rare to see so many deep tracks like this one. It leaves a spectacular maze-like effect - making it look like the snowboarder has a difficult task trying to get down to the bottom. The photos were taken by 23-year-old Alina Linnik, when she visited the Chunkurchak Ski Resort in Kyrgyzstan. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: Lots of tracks. After making many trips down the slope the mountain side is covered in deep tracks. ?Please byline: Alina Linnik/Solent News ' Alina Linnik/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_085201/Credit:Alina Linnik/Solent News/SIPA/1501220913
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    Kyrgyzstan A lone snowboarder makes her way down a slope time after time - turning it into what looks like a giant maze
    01/22/2015
    Alina Linnik/Solent News/SIPA
    A lone snowboarder makes her way down a slope time after time - turning it into what looks like a giant maze. Although most slopes have tracks left on them, it is rare to see so many deep tracks like this one. It leaves a spectacular maze-like effect - making it look like the snowboarder has a difficult task trying to get down to the bottom. The photos were taken by 23-year-old Alina Linnik, when she visited the Chunkurchak Ski Resort in Kyrgyzstan. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: Lots of tracks. After making many trips down the slope the mountain side is covered in deep tracks. ?Please byline: Alina Linnik/Solent News ' Alina Linnik/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800/SOLENTNEWS_085201/Credit:Alina Linnik/Solent News/SIPA/1501220913

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  • Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard, Mountain View, California, America - 21 Jan 2015
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    Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard, Mountain View, California, America - 21 Jan 2015 01/21/2015 Onewheel/REX/REX/SIPA CREDIT: Onewheel/Rex Features. Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Onewheel/REX (4379439e) Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard, Mountain View, California, America - 21 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pu9b A single-wheeled vehicle is hoping to turn your morning journey to work into a thrill ride. The Onewheel uses a single wheel, a powerful motor and self-balancing electronics to propel riders up to 12 MPH. You accelerate by leaning toward your front foot, and lean back to slow down, or even reverse. The lithium battery has a range of 4-6 miles and a recharge time of 20 minutes, but also features regenerative braking during deceleration. Mountain View, California-based Future Motion claim the $1499 Onewheel is like "riding a wave or shredding powder while stuck in the city". VIDEO: http://youtu.be/XNqOU4jx62I /Rex_Onewheel_selfbalancing_electric_skateboard_4379439E/CREDIT: Onewheel/Rex Features. Editorial Use Only/1501211241
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    Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard, Mountain View, California, America - 21 Jan 2015
    01/21/2015
    Onewheel/REX/REX/SIPA
    CREDIT: Onewheel/Rex Features. Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Onewheel/REX (4379439e) Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard, Mountain View, California, America - 21 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pu9b A single-wheeled vehicle is hoping to turn your morning journey to work into a thrill ride. The Onewheel uses a single wheel, a powerful motor and self-balancing electronics to propel riders up to 12 MPH. You accelerate by leaning toward your front foot, and lean back to slow down, or even reverse. The lithium battery has a range of 4-6 miles and a recharge time of 20 minutes, but also features regenerative braking during deceleration. Mountain View, California-based Future Motion claim the $1499 Onewheel is like "riding a wave or shredding powder while stuck in the city". VIDEO: http://youtu.be/XNqOU4jx62I /Rex_Onewheel_selfbalancing_electric_skateboard_4379439E/CREDIT: Onewheel/Rex Features. Editorial Use Only/1501211241

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  • 'Cucumber' TV series promotion, London, Britain - 20 Jan 2015
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    'Cucumber' TV series promotion, London, Britain - 20 Jan 2015 01/20/2015 Guy Bell/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Guy Bell/REX (4379218k) A rainbow is created artificially to promote a new C4 programme called Cucumber in Trafalgar Square 'Cucumber' TV series promotion, London, Britain - 20 Jan 2015 /Rex_Cucumber_TV_series_promotion_London_Britain_4379218K//1501202120
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    'Cucumber' TV series promotion, London, Britain - 20 Jan 2015
    01/20/2015
    Guy Bell/REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Guy Bell/REX (4379218k) A rainbow is created artificially to promote a new C4 programme called Cucumber in Trafalgar Square 'Cucumber' TV series promotion, London, Britain - 20 Jan 2015 /Rex_Cucumber_TV_series_promotion_London_Britain_4379218K//1501202120

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  • MIG-21 jet fighter displayed in front of a building in Raduil, Bulgaria - 20 Jan 2015
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    MIG-21 jet fighter displayed in front of a building in Raduil, Bulgaria - 20 Jan 2015 01/20/2015 REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4379013a) A girl looks at a Russian made jet fighter MIG-21 MIG-21 jet fighter displayed in front of a building in Raduil, Bulgaria - 20 Jan 2015 /Rex_MIG21_jet_fighter_4379013A//1501201324
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    MIG-21 jet fighter displayed in front of a building in Raduil, Bulgaria - 20 Jan 2015
    01/20/2015
    REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4379013a) A girl looks at a Russian made jet fighter MIG-21 MIG-21 jet fighter displayed in front of a building in Raduil, Bulgaria - 20 Jan 2015 /Rex_MIG21_jet_fighter_4379013A//1501201324

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  • Uk Journalist Amy Jones with the use of prosthetics goes from a size 8 to a size 22 to see what it is like going about her daily routine as a large person.
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    Uk Journalist Amy Jones with the use of prosthetics goes from a size 8 to a size 22 to see what it is like going about her daily routine as a large person. 01/20/2015 STEWART WILLIAMS/THE SUN/SIPA Journalist Amy Jones with the use of prosthetics goes from a size 8 to a size 22 to see what it is like going about her daily routine as a large person. Credit: The Sun / News Syndication. Online rights need to be cleared separately./THESUN_113601/Credit:STEWART WILLIAMS/THE SUN/SIPA/1501201209
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    Uk Journalist Amy Jones with the use of prosthetics goes from a size 8 to a size 22 to see what it is like going about her daily routine as a large person.
    01/20/2015
    STEWART WILLIAMS/THE SUN/SIPA
    Journalist Amy Jones with the use of prosthetics goes from a size 8 to a size 22 to see what it is like going about her daily routine as a large person. Credit: The Sun / News Syndication. Online rights need to be cleared separately./THESUN_113601/Credit:STEWART WILLIAMS/THE SUN/SIPA/1501201209

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  • The fog looking like a flowing river
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    The fog looking like a flowing river 01/19/2015 Victor Liu/Solent News/SIPA It looks like a scene from a magical kingdom with fog snaking between the mountains like a river. The fog, which stretches through the mountains for around 200 miles, was pictured from a helicopter by landscape photographer Victor Liu who described the scene like "a paradise". The low clouds have actually settled between the southern continental ranges of the Canadian Rockies, where the tallest mountain - Mount Assiniboine - stands at 11,870ft high. The rare view was taken from 8,000-8,500ft high with the fog nestling in between the mountains, which sit on the Alberta and British Columbia border, in Canada, 5,000-6,500ft from the ground. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The fog looking like a flowing river between the mountain tops./SOLENTNEWS_1143.01/Credit:Victor Liu/Solent News/SIPA/1501191203
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    The fog looking like a flowing river
    01/19/2015
    Victor Liu/Solent News/SIPA
    It looks like a scene from a magical kingdom with fog snaking between the mountains like a river. The fog, which stretches through the mountains for around 200 miles, was pictured from a helicopter by landscape photographer Victor Liu who described the scene like "a paradise". The low clouds have actually settled between the southern continental ranges of the Canadian Rockies, where the tallest mountain - Mount Assiniboine - stands at 11,870ft high. The rare view was taken from 8,000-8,500ft high with the fog nestling in between the mountains, which sit on the Alberta and British Columbia border, in Canada, 5,000-6,500ft from the ground. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The fog looking like a flowing river between the mountain tops./SOLENTNEWS_1143.01/Credit:Victor Liu/Solent News/SIPA/1501191203

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  • Yoga Bear in Germany
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    Yoga Bear in Germany 01/19/2015 Jens-Wilhelm Janzen/Solen/SIPA Yoga bear? This supple bear takes time to sit down and stretch out its legs, as if doing pilates or yoga. The brown bear appears to have a smile on its face as it touches its toes and stretches out each leg thoroughly. At one point, the bear somehow manages to stretch both legs out wide at once while sitting on a patch of green grass. After limbering up, it then took the opportunity to take a nap. The touching pictures were taken by 64-year-old Jens-Wilhelm Janzen when he visited the Lüneburg Heath Wildlife Park in Germany. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The bear stretching./SOLENTNEWS_1143.10/Credit:Jens-Wilhelm Janzen/Solen/SIPA/1501191203
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    Yoga Bear in Germany
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    Yoga bear? This supple bear takes time to sit down and stretch out its legs, as if doing pilates or yoga. The brown bear appears to have a smile on its face as it touches its toes and stretches out each leg thoroughly. At one point, the bear somehow manages to stretch both legs out wide at once while sitting on a patch of green grass. After limbering up, it then took the opportunity to take a nap. The touching pictures were taken by 64-year-old Jens-Wilhelm Janzen when he visited the Lüneburg Heath Wildlife Park in Germany. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The bear stretching./SOLENTNEWS_1143.10/Credit:Jens-Wilhelm Janzen/Solen/SIPA/1501191203

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  • Paris: Eiffel Tower at Morning
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    Paris: Eiffel Tower at Morning 01/19/2015 Baleydier/SIPA View of the Eiffel Tower partially covered by fog and buidlings along the Seine river, early morning in Paris, FRANCE-19/01/2015./BALEYDIER_1019.01/Credit:Baleydier/SIPA/1501191154
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    Paris: Eiffel Tower at Morning
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    View of the Eiffel Tower partially covered by fog and buidlings along the Seine river, early morning in Paris, FRANCE-19/01/2015./BALEYDIER_1019.01/Credit:Baleydier/SIPA/1501191154

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  • A blessing of the animals ceremony, Grand Master Pinto Chapel, Valletta, Malta - 18 Jan 2015
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    A blessing of the animals ceremony, Grand Master Pinto Chapel, Valletta, Malta - 18 Jan 2015 01/18/2015 Geoff Moore/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoff Moore/REX (4378330a) A blessing of the animals ceremony outside the Grand Master Pinto Chapel on the Waterfront at Valletta. Priest Alfred Vella carried out the blessings. A blessing of the animals ceremony, Grand Master Pinto Chapel, Valletta, Malta - 18 Jan 2015 /Rex_A_blessing_of_the_animals_ceremony_Grand_Master_4378330A//1501181851
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    A blessing of the animals ceremony, Grand Master Pinto Chapel, Valletta, Malta - 18 Jan 2015
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoff Moore/REX (4378330a) A blessing of the animals ceremony outside the Grand Master Pinto Chapel on the Waterfront at Valletta. Priest Alfred Vella carried out the blessings. A blessing of the animals ceremony, Grand Master Pinto Chapel, Valletta, Malta - 18 Jan 2015 /Rex_A_blessing_of_the_animals_ceremony_Grand_Master_4378330A//1501181851

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  • Uk Gannet like a speeding arrow as it plunges into the water
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    Uk Gannet like a speeding arrow as it plunges into the water 01/16/2015 Markus Varesvuo/Solent Ne/SIPA This bird looks like a speeding arrow as it plunges into the water in a bid to catch some food. The gannet streamlines itself perfectly as it dives into the water - at speeds that can reach 62mph (100km/h) - all to catch a juicy mackerel. The white bird was hunting, along with hundreds of other gannets and birds including the boxnie, in Unst, in the Shetland Islands, in Scotland. Wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, who specialises in photographing Europe's birds, was able to capture the "spectacular phenomenon" from a boat off the Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.Pictured: 2 of 7. The Gannet dives into the sea off the Shetland Islands. /SOLENTNEWS_140801/Credit:Markus Varesvuo/Solent Ne/SIPA/1501161420
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    Uk Gannet like a speeding arrow as it plunges into the water
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    Markus Varesvuo/Solent Ne/SIPA
    This bird looks like a speeding arrow as it plunges into the water in a bid to catch some food. The gannet streamlines itself perfectly as it dives into the water - at speeds that can reach 62mph (100km/h) - all to catch a juicy mackerel. The white bird was hunting, along with hundreds of other gannets and birds including the boxnie, in Unst, in the Shetland Islands, in Scotland. Wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, who specialises in photographing Europe's birds, was able to capture the "spectacular phenomenon" from a boat off the Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.Pictured: 2 of 7. The Gannet dives into the sea off the Shetland Islands. /SOLENTNEWS_140801/Credit:Markus Varesvuo/Solent Ne/SIPA/1501161420

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  • Grey seals appear to 'kiss', Norfolk, Britain - 11 Jan 2015
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    Grey seals appear to 'kiss', Norfolk, Britain - 11 Jan 2015 01/15/2015 Ben Andrew/REX/REX/SIPA MUST CREDIT: Ben Andrew/Rex Features Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ben Andrew/REX (4376856c) Grey seals appear to 'kiss' Grey seals appear to 'kiss', Norfolk, Britain - 11 Jan 2015 Wildlife photographer Ben Andrew captured this charming scene of grey seals appearing to kiss. He explains: "I shot these grey seals at the weekend on a Norfolk beach. It's a young pup and what looks like an older youngster, they were smelling each other and communicating, but it looks a bit like they are kissing. Kinda cute I guess." /Rex_Grey_seals_appear_to_kiss_Norfolk_Britain_4376856C/MUST CREDIT: Ben Andrew/Rex Features/1501151101
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    Grey seals appear to 'kiss', Norfolk, Britain - 11 Jan 2015
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    MUST CREDIT: Ben Andrew/Rex Features Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ben Andrew/REX (4376856c) Grey seals appear to 'kiss' Grey seals appear to 'kiss', Norfolk, Britain - 11 Jan 2015 Wildlife photographer Ben Andrew captured this charming scene of grey seals appearing to kiss. He explains: "I shot these grey seals at the weekend on a Norfolk beach. It's a young pup and what looks like an older youngster, they were smelling each other and communicating, but it looks a bit like they are kissing. Kinda cute I guess." /Rex_Grey_seals_appear_to_kiss_Norfolk_Britain_4376856C/MUST CREDIT: Ben Andrew/Rex Features/1501151101

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  • Artist creates street art with projected light, Val d'Isere, France - Jan 2015
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    Artist creates street art with projected light, Val d'Isere, France - Jan 2015 01/15/2015 Philippe Echaroux/REX/REX/SIPA MANDATORY CREDIT: Philippe Echaroux/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Philippe Echaroux's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Philippe Echaroux/REX (4376510h) Light projection Artist creates street art with projected light, Val d'Isere, France - Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/ptfw A giant, stern-looking face swallows cars into its tunnel-sized mouth, while huge and unnerving heads appear on craggy rock faces or on sides of buildings. They look like large-scale graffiti, instead they are what Philippe Echaroux calls Street Art 2.0: a method in which he projects eye-catching scenes onto the landscape. The 31-year-old French photographer says his art is about not leaving any trace of his art on locations he uses to "exhibit". After introducing his method in Marseille early last year, Philippe has now visited Val d'Isère in France to make a canvas of what he calls "one of the most ephemeral elements: snow." After finding a suitable location, he will then use a powerful GBP 3,000 Canon XEED W520 projector to beam the image onto a surface. /Rex_Artist_creates_street_art_with_projected_light_4376510H/MANDATORY CREDIT: Philippe Echaroux/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Philippe Echaroux's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501151100
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    Artist creates street art with projected light, Val d'Isere, France - Jan 2015
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    Philippe Echaroux/REX/REX/SIPA
    MANDATORY CREDIT: Philippe Echaroux/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Philippe Echaroux's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Philippe Echaroux/REX (4376510h) Light projection Artist creates street art with projected light, Val d'Isere, France - Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/ptfw A giant, stern-looking face swallows cars into its tunnel-sized mouth, while huge and unnerving heads appear on craggy rock faces or on sides of buildings. They look like large-scale graffiti, instead they are what Philippe Echaroux calls Street Art 2.0: a method in which he projects eye-catching scenes onto the landscape. The 31-year-old French photographer says his art is about not leaving any trace of his art on locations he uses to "exhibit". After introducing his method in Marseille early last year, Philippe has now visited Val d'Isère in France to make a canvas of what he calls "one of the most ephemeral elements: snow." After finding a suitable location, he will then use a powerful GBP 3,000 Canon XEED W520 projector to beam the image onto a surface. /Rex_Artist_creates_street_art_with_projected_light_4376510H/MANDATORY CREDIT: Philippe Echaroux/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Philippe Echaroux's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission/1501151100

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  • Annual Deep Clean at The Sealife London Aquarium, Britain - 14 Jan 2015
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    Annual Deep Clean at The Sealife London Aquarium, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 01/15/2015 Mikael Buck/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mikael Buck/REX (4376900f) SEA LIFE London Aquarium Aquarist Rebecca Carter cleans the impressive one million litre shark display windows, as Betty the Bowmouth guitar shark displays her full two metre frame during the annual January deep clean of the South Bank attraction. Annual Deep Clean at The Sealife London Aquarium, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 An expert team of 15 Aquarists at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is kicking off the new year with a full attraction deep clean of all 62 displays and there's never a dull moment even doing chores, when surrounded by almost 7,000 inquisitive marine animals /Rex_Annual_Deep_Clean_at_The_Sealife_London_Aquarium_4376900F//1501151049
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    Annual Deep Clean at The Sealife London Aquarium, Britain - 14 Jan 2015
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    Mikael Buck/REX/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mikael Buck/REX (4376900f) SEA LIFE London Aquarium Aquarist Rebecca Carter cleans the impressive one million litre shark display windows, as Betty the Bowmouth guitar shark displays her full two metre frame during the annual January deep clean of the South Bank attraction. Annual Deep Clean at The Sealife London Aquarium, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 An expert team of 15 Aquarists at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is kicking off the new year with a full attraction deep clean of all 62 displays and there's never a dull moment even doing chores, when surrounded by almost 7,000 inquisitive marine animals /Rex_Annual_Deep_Clean_at_The_Sealife_London_Aquarium_4376900F//1501151049

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  • First batch of Crocodile eggs of the year hatch at Crocodylus Park, Darwin, Australia - 12 Jan 2014
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    First batch of Crocodile eggs of the year hatch at Crocodylus Park, Darwin, Australia - 12 Jan 2014 01/15/2015 Elise Derwin/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Elise Derwin/Newspix/REX (4376885i) A baby saltwater crocodile First batch of Crocodile eggs of the year hatch at Crocodylus Park, Darwin, Australia - 12 Jan 2014 /Rex_Baby_crocodiles_4376885I/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501151016
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    First batch of Crocodile eggs of the year hatch at Crocodylus Park, Darwin, Australia - 12 Jan 2014
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    Elise Derwin/Newspix/RE/REX/SIPA
    Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications Mandatory Credit: Photo by Elise Derwin/Newspix/REX (4376885i) A baby saltwater crocodile First batch of Crocodile eggs of the year hatch at Crocodylus Park, Darwin, Australia - 12 Jan 2014 /Rex_Baby_crocodiles_4376885I/Editorial Use Only. Consent Required for Commercial Use and Book Publications/1501151016

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  • Snowy weather, Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, Britain - 14 Jan 2015
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    Snowy weather, Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 01/15/2015 REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4376855g) Pony on the hillside Snowy weather, Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 /Rex_Snowy_weather_Trefil_Blaenau_Gwent_Wales_4376855G//1501150924
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    Snowy weather, Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, Britain - 14 Jan 2015
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4376855g) Pony on the hillside Snowy weather, Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, Britain - 14 Jan 2015 /Rex_Snowy_weather_Trefil_Blaenau_Gwent_Wales_4376855G//1501150924

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  • IWAKI, Japan - Haruhiko Yamanobe (C), one of three newly married men taking part in the "Mizushugi" traditional festival in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Jan. 12, 2015, gets splashed with a bucket of cold water. The annual ritual s
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    IWAKI, Japan - Haruhiko Yamanobe (C), one of three newly married men taking part in the "Mizushugi" traditional festival in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Jan. 12, 2015, gets splashed with a bucket of cold water. The annual ritual s 01/15/2015 kyodowc126014.JPG k/NEWSCOM/SIPA IWAKI, Japan - Haruhiko Yamanobe (C), one of three newly married men taking part in the "Mizushugi" traditional festival in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Jan. 12, 2015, gets splashed with a bucket of cold water. The annual ritual serves as a prayer for the family's good health and safety as well as fire prevention. (Kyodo) Photo via Newscom/kyodowc126014/0115027.jpg/1501150817
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    IWAKI, Japan - Haruhiko Yamanobe (C), one of three newly married men taking part in the "Mizushugi" traditional festival in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Jan. 12, 2015, gets splashed with a bucket of cold water. The annual ritual s
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    IWAKI, Japan - Haruhiko Yamanobe (C), one of three newly married men taking part in the "Mizushugi" traditional festival in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Jan. 12, 2015, gets splashed with a bucket of cold water. The annual ritual serves as a prayer for the family's good health and safety as well as fire prevention. (Kyodo) Photo via Newscom/kyodowc126014/0115027.jpg/1501150817

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  • Record Breaking Frisbee Dog
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    Record Breaking Frisbee Dog 01/15/2015 BRIAN BURKE / CATERS NEWS/SIPA PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Davy the dog catching a frisbee) - Meet Davy the whippet the worlds best dog at playing fetch who can catch a Frisbee throw of more than 400 feet. For most dogs, catching a Frisbee in mid-air can be a challenging task, but for Davy the whippet, its a walk in the park. Having shown an early talent for catching as a pup, owner Lara Sorensen introduced Davy to Robert J McLeod, 32, a champion Frisbee thrower. Now Davy and Robert are joint world record holders, having smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest flying disc throw caught by a dog with an impressive catch of 402 feet. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_083701/Credit:BRIAN BURKE / CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501150848
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    Record Breaking Frisbee Dog
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    BRIAN BURKE / CATERS NEWS/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Davy the dog catching a frisbee) - Meet Davy the whippet the worlds best dog at playing fetch who can catch a Frisbee throw of more than 400 feet. For most dogs, catching a Frisbee in mid-air can be a challenging task, but for Davy the whippet, its a walk in the park. Having shown an early talent for catching as a pup, owner Lara Sorensen introduced Davy to Robert J McLeod, 32, a champion Frisbee thrower. Now Davy and Robert are joint world record holders, having smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest flying disc throw caught by a dog with an impressive catch of 402 feet. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_083701/Credit:BRIAN BURKE / CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501150848

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  • USA Falcon takes down glider
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    USA Falcon takes down glider 01/15/2015 JOHN QIU/ CATERS NEWS/SIPA PIC BY JOHN QIU/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Falcon attacking the glider) - This aggressive falcon didnt enjoy model plane enthusiasts getting too close to her nest - taking down their gliders in mid-air. The peregrine took off like a shot attacking at least two planes which fell to the ground. Photographer John Qiu snapped the rapid bird, whose nest sits in one of the parks in South Bay, Los Angeles, USA. John, 55, revealed the bird - which can reach speeds of up to 200mp - was trying to protect its home. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_083601/Credit:JOHN QIU/ CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501150843
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    USA Falcon takes down glider
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    PIC BY JOHN QIU/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Falcon attacking the glider) - This aggressive falcon didnt enjoy model plane enthusiasts getting too close to her nest - taking down their gliders in mid-air. The peregrine took off like a shot attacking at least two planes which fell to the ground. Photographer John Qiu snapped the rapid bird, whose nest sits in one of the parks in South Bay, Los Angeles, USA. John, 55, revealed the bird - which can reach speeds of up to 200mp - was trying to protect its home. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_083601/Credit:JOHN QIU/ CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501150843

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  • Ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan
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    Ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan 01/15/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Gaelena Jorgeson, center, mother of climber Kevin Jorgeson, and Terry Caldwell, mother of Tommy Caldwell, right, cheer as the two climbers complete the ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The two men began their ascent of the half-mile of sheer granite on December 27, 2014. (Photo by Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group/TNS) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14665241/*** World Rights *** US Newspapers Out ***/1501150651
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    Ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan
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    Gaelena Jorgeson, center, mother of climber Kevin Jorgeson, and Terry Caldwell, mother of Tommy Caldwell, right, cheer as the two climbers complete the ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The two men began their ascent of the half-mile of sheer granite on December 27, 2014. (Photo by Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group/TNS) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14665241/*** World Rights *** US Newspapers Out ***/1501150651

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  • Bald eagles fishing along the Mississippi River, Illinois, America - 12 Jan 2015
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    Bald eagles fishing along the Mississippi River, Illinois, America - 12 Jan 2015 01/15/2015 Gabriel Grams/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Gabriel Grams/REX (4376563l) Bald eagle fails to catch a fish Bald eagles fishing along the Mississippi River, Illinois, America - 12 Jan 2015 Hovering in the sky this majestic bald eagle shows off its breathtaking wingspan as it keeps a beady eye out for dinner. Photographer Gabriel Grams snapped the birds of prey as they lived, fought and hunted along the Mississippi River in Illinois. The birds are seen gliding soundlessly in the winter sky before diving talon first into the icy water in order to snatch a fish. However, their attempts aren't always successful as some emerge empty handed while others struggle with iced over sections of water. The bald eagle is the national bird symbol of the United States but, despite its name, has white plumage on its head. The species was nearly wiped out in America as, for many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds. They were also affected by pesticides such as DDT, which they ingested from the fish they ate, as it caused their eggshells to weaken and so limited reproduction. /Rex_Bald_eagles_fishing_4376563L//1501150106
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    Bald eagles fishing along the Mississippi River, Illinois, America - 12 Jan 2015
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Gabriel Grams/REX (4376563l) Bald eagle fails to catch a fish Bald eagles fishing along the Mississippi River, Illinois, America - 12 Jan 2015 Hovering in the sky this majestic bald eagle shows off its breathtaking wingspan as it keeps a beady eye out for dinner. Photographer Gabriel Grams snapped the birds of prey as they lived, fought and hunted along the Mississippi River in Illinois. The birds are seen gliding soundlessly in the winter sky before diving talon first into the icy water in order to snatch a fish. However, their attempts aren't always successful as some emerge empty handed while others struggle with iced over sections of water. The bald eagle is the national bird symbol of the United States but, despite its name, has white plumage on its head. The species was nearly wiped out in America as, for many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds. They were also affected by pesticides such as DDT, which they ingested from the fish they ate, as it caused their eggshells to weaken and so limited reproduction. /Rex_Bald_eagles_fishing_4376563L//1501150106

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  • Iceland in winter - Dec 2014
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    Iceland in winter - Dec 2014 01/15/2015 Dave Stevenson/REX/REX/SIPA Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dave Stevenson/REX (4376165g) View of Gullfoss waterfall in winter Iceland in winter - Dec 2014 Tourists are seen standing just yards away from the raging icy cold torrents of Europe's largest waterfall. These breathtaking images show Gulfoss waterfall in the grips of winter set in a vast panorama of lethally beautiful ice and snow. Translated as 'Golden Falls', there was no sight of any golden glow when photographer Dave Stevenson braved freezing temperatures to visit the famous site in Iceland. The waterfall features two distinct drops at right angles to each other while spanning the entire width of the Hvítá River. The upper drop is 11m high while the lower drop is 21m with the thundering water plunging into a crevice 32m deep. During his trip Dave also paid a visit to the smaller Skogafoss waterfall where two freezing nights spent in a camper van enabled him to capture the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Elsewhere, a glacier lagoon provided the opportunity to photograph some real Icelandic art - in the form of beautiful ice sculptures crafted by the wind, water and weather. /Rex_Iceland_in_winter_4376165G//1501150101
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    Iceland in winter - Dec 2014
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dave Stevenson/REX (4376165g) View of Gullfoss waterfall in winter Iceland in winter - Dec 2014 Tourists are seen standing just yards away from the raging icy cold torrents of Europe's largest waterfall. These breathtaking images show Gulfoss waterfall in the grips of winter set in a vast panorama of lethally beautiful ice and snow. Translated as 'Golden Falls', there was no sight of any golden glow when photographer Dave Stevenson braved freezing temperatures to visit the famous site in Iceland. The waterfall features two distinct drops at right angles to each other while spanning the entire width of the Hvítá River. The upper drop is 11m high while the lower drop is 21m with the thundering water plunging into a crevice 32m deep. During his trip Dave also paid a visit to the smaller Skogafoss waterfall where two freezing nights spent in a camper van enabled him to capture the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Elsewhere, a glacier lagoon provided the opportunity to photograph some real Icelandic art - in the form of beautiful ice sculptures crafted by the wind, water and weather. /Rex_Iceland_in_winter_4376165G//1501150101

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Guido Daniele's Manimali or Handimals
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    EXCLUSIVE: Guido Daniele's Manimali or Handimals 01/14/2015 GUIDO DANIELE/SIPA ***EXCLUSIVE*** Italian artist Guido Daniele uses the human hand as canvas for his remarkably lifelike animal depictions known as "Handimals". Each one of his creations takes from two to ten hours to paint. 2014/Credit:GUIDO DANIELE/SIPA/1501141910
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    EXCLUSIVE: Guido Daniele's Manimali or Handimals
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    ***EXCLUSIVE*** Italian artist Guido Daniele uses the human hand as canvas for his remarkably lifelike animal depictions known as "Handimals". Each one of his creations takes from two to ten hours to paint. 2014/Credit:GUIDO DANIELE/SIPA/1501141910

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  • Pont Des Arts Paris bridge are plastered in graffiti
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    Pont Des Arts Paris bridge are plastered in graffiti 01/14/2015 Xavier Francolon/SIPA Wood panels were installed on Paris Pont des Arts bridge to stop the tourists attaching " lovelocks" on the railings, have been scrawled with tags and graffitis. Paris, FRANCE-14/01/2015./FRANCOLONXAVIER_1528.01/Credit:Xavier Francolon/SIPA/1501141546
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    Pont Des Arts Paris bridge are plastered in graffiti
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    Wood panels were installed on Paris Pont des Arts bridge to stop the tourists attaching " lovelocks" on the railings, have been scrawled with tags and graffitis. Paris, FRANCE-14/01/2015./FRANCOLONXAVIER_1528.01/Credit:Xavier Francolon/SIPA/1501141546

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  • Artist tries to trigger contagious yawning in Times Square, New York, America - 13 Jan 2015
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    Artist tries to trigger contagious yawning in Times Square, New York, America - 13 Jan 2015 01/14/2015 Ka-Man Tse/REX/REX/SIPA CREDIT INDIVIDUALS & add Rex Features. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ka-Man Tse/REX (4376266f) The face of Sebastian Errazuriz appears on electronic billboards Artist tries to trigger contagious yawning in Times Square, New York, America - 13 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pt9t VIDEO (test yourself, try to NOT yawn): http://youtu.be/iIrpKN6D3gc An artist is attempting to trigger contagious yawning in New York's Times Square. Sebastian Errazuriz has created 'A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps', a video that consists of a continuous yawn on loop, which will be shown on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in January. The yawning character - actually Chilean-born, London-raised, New York-based Sebastian himself - appears on multiple screens as a bored, omnipresent head looking down at the passing people from between product billboards and advertisements. As yawns are contagious, the masses of people looking up at the screens will inadvertently feel inclined to stop and yawn. /Rex_Artist_tries_to_trigger_contagious_yawning_4376266F/CREDIT INDIVIDUALS & add Rex Features. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501141030
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    Artist tries to trigger contagious yawning in Times Square, New York, America - 13 Jan 2015
    01/14/2015
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    CREDIT INDIVIDUALS & add Rex Features. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ka-Man Tse/REX (4376266f) The face of Sebastian Errazuriz appears on electronic billboards Artist tries to trigger contagious yawning in Times Square, New York, America - 13 Jan 2015 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pt9t VIDEO (test yourself, try to NOT yawn): http://youtu.be/iIrpKN6D3gc An artist is attempting to trigger contagious yawning in New York's Times Square. Sebastian Errazuriz has created 'A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps', a video that consists of a continuous yawn on loop, which will be shown on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in January. The yawning character - actually Chilean-born, London-raised, New York-based Sebastian himself - appears on multiple screens as a bored, omnipresent head looking down at the passing people from between product billboards and advertisements. As yawns are contagious, the masses of people looking up at the screens will inadvertently feel inclined to stop and yawn. /Rex_Artist_tries_to_trigger_contagious_yawning_4376266F/CREDIT INDIVIDUALS & add Rex Features. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501141030

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  • First Notable Solar Flare of 2015 - 12 Jan 2015
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    First Notable Solar Flare of 2015 - 12 Jan 2015 01/14/2015 NASA/SDO/REX/REX/SIPA Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA/SDO/Rex' Mandatory Credit: Photo by NASA/SDO/REX (4376436a) The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:24 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, 2015 First Notable Solar Flare of 2015 - 12 Jan 2015 NASA?s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. /Rex_First_Notable_Solar_Flare_of_2015_4376436A/Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA/SDO/Rex'/1501140936
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    First Notable Solar Flare of 2015 - 12 Jan 2015
    01/14/2015
    NASA/SDO/REX/REX/SIPA
    Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA/SDO/Rex' Mandatory Credit: Photo by NASA/SDO/REX (4376436a) The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:24 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, 2015 First Notable Solar Flare of 2015 - 12 Jan 2015 NASA?s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. /Rex_First_Notable_Solar_Flare_of_2015_4376436A/Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA/SDO/Rex'/1501140936

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  • Nasa:  Finding Floating Forests. Finding Cortez
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    Nasa: Finding Floating Forests. Finding Cortez 01/13/2015 N.A.S.A/SIPA TodayÕs Image of the Day is an excerpt from our newest feature story: Finding Floating Forests. After a recent scientific meeting on kelp and climate change, scientists Jarrett Byrnes, Kyle Cavanaugh, and colleagues set out to consolidate all of the available kelp forest data from around the world. They wanted to take a step toward understanding how climate change is affecting kelp globally, but they quickly discovered they had a sparse patchwork of information. Byrnes was struck with a thought. In their research, they had used data from the Landsat series of satellites to examine individual forests across long periods of time (such as the waters off Santa Barbara, above), so why not use Landsat to expand their studies around the world? Could Landsat be used to establish/NASA_1850.01/Credit:N.A.S.A/SIPA/1501131859
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    Nasa: Finding Floating Forests. Finding Cortez
    01/13/2015
    N.A.S.A/SIPA
    TodayÕs Image of the Day is an excerpt from our newest feature story: Finding Floating Forests. After a recent scientific meeting on kelp and climate change, scientists Jarrett Byrnes, Kyle Cavanaugh, and colleagues set out to consolidate all of the available kelp forest data from around the world. They wanted to take a step toward understanding how climate change is affecting kelp globally, but they quickly discovered they had a sparse patchwork of information. Byrnes was struck with a thought. In their research, they had used data from the Landsat series of satellites to examine individual forests across long periods of time (such as the waters off Santa Barbara, above), so why not use Landsat to expand their studies around the world? Could Landsat be used to establish/NASA_1850.01/Credit:N.A.S.A/SIPA/1501131859

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  • Real Life Marty from Madagscar
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    Real Life Marty from Madagscar 01/13/2015 CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NE/SIPA PIC FROM CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The zebra giving the camera its best grin) - This happy Zebra has been captured smiling for the camera- just like the zany character from hit childrens film Madagascar. Marty the Zebra from the film Madagascar is known for his beaming- and this zebra has been caught on camera giving its best toothy grin. These hilarious pictures were captured by Cathy Withers-Clarke, 47 from Cape Point, South Africa and were taken at the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, while Cathy was on a road trip. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_18723.01/Credit:CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NE/SIPA/1501131830
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    Real Life Marty from Madagscar
    01/13/2015
    CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NE/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The zebra giving the camera its best grin) - This happy Zebra has been captured smiling for the camera- just like the zany character from hit childrens film Madagascar. Marty the Zebra from the film Madagascar is known for his beaming- and this zebra has been caught on camera giving its best toothy grin. These hilarious pictures were captured by Cathy Withers-Clarke, 47 from Cape Point, South Africa and were taken at the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, while Cathy was on a road trip. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_18723.01/Credit:CATHY WITHERS / CATERS NE/SIPA/1501131830

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  • Little canary dries itself with a good shake after its afternoon shower
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    Little canary dries itself with a good shake after its afternoon shower 01/13/2015 Roni Hendrawan/Solent New/SIPA A little canary dries itself with a good shake after its afternoon shower. The male bird took only a matter of seconds to dry itself after being given a cooling five minute bath. The yellow bird is perched around two meters up on a frangipani flower tree - a flowering plant which produces sweetly scented flowers. Its shower came in the form of a flower sprayer - normally used to water the plants - which was set up especially for the bird by its owner. Student Roni Hendrawan, 22, took these photos in Yogykarta city, Indonesia, where he lives. Pictured: The canary in the shower./SOLENTNEWS_120301/Credit:Roni Hendrawan/Solent New/SIPA/1501131209
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    Little canary dries itself with a good shake after its afternoon shower
    01/13/2015
    Roni Hendrawan/Solent New/SIPA
    A little canary dries itself with a good shake after its afternoon shower. The male bird took only a matter of seconds to dry itself after being given a cooling five minute bath. The yellow bird is perched around two meters up on a frangipani flower tree - a flowering plant which produces sweetly scented flowers. Its shower came in the form of a flower sprayer - normally used to water the plants - which was set up especially for the bird by its owner. Student Roni Hendrawan, 22, took these photos in Yogykarta city, Indonesia, where he lives. Pictured: The canary in the shower./SOLENTNEWS_120301/Credit:Roni Hendrawan/Solent New/SIPA/1501131209

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  • Hippo is Scared of Birds
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    Hippo is Scared of Birds 01/12/2015 MARC MOL/CATERS NEWS/SIPA MANDATORY BYLINE PIC BY MARC MOL/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The hippo runs screaming from the birds) - PIC TAKEN IN SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK IN ZAMBIA - This is the hilarious moment a terrified baby hippo ran screaming for its mum when a flock of bird landed on its back. The hippo was seen screaming, running and twisting from side to side in a desperate bid to shake off the red and yellow ox-pecker birds. Ox-peckers and hippos usually have a mutually beneficial relationship where the birds help free hippos of ticks and other parasites by feeding on them. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_183801/Credit:MARC MOL/CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501121843
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    Hippo is Scared of Birds
    01/12/2015
    MARC MOL/CATERS NEWS/SIPA
    MANDATORY BYLINE PIC BY MARC MOL/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The hippo runs screaming from the birds) - PIC TAKEN IN SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK IN ZAMBIA - This is the hilarious moment a terrified baby hippo ran screaming for its mum when a flock of bird landed on its back. The hippo was seen screaming, running and twisting from side to side in a desperate bid to shake off the red and yellow ox-pecker birds. Ox-peckers and hippos usually have a mutually beneficial relationship where the birds help free hippos of ticks and other parasites by feeding on them. SEE CATERS COPY./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_183801/Credit:MARC MOL/CATERS NEWS/SIPA/1501121843

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  • 3D printed batman suit
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    3D printed batman suit 01/12/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Stevie Dee with the full suit on) - A creative designer has built an entire Batman costume - using just a 3D PRINTER. Stevie Dees Caped Crusader costume required him to print each individual part using the increasingly popular tools. The Batman fan, from Gloucs, spent more than a year painstakingly creating every little detail. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_164401/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501121648
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    3D printed batman suit
    01/12/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Stevie Dee with the full suit on) - A creative designer has built an entire Batman costume - using just a 3D PRINTER. Stevie Dees Caped Crusader costume required him to print each individual part using the increasingly popular tools. The Batman fan, from Gloucs, spent more than a year painstakingly creating every little detail. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_164401/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501121648

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  • Amazing frozen sandstone caves
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    Amazing frozen sandstone caves 01/11/2015 SOLENT NEWS/SIPA It looks like scenes from a past Ice Age but these photos were actually taken in frozen sandstone caves - some of which can only be accessed by hiking across a frozen lake. Photographer Ian Plant celebrated his birthday by enduring the cold and dangers of a three-mile hike across the frozen surface of Lake Superior, in Wisconsin, USA, to visit these spectacular natural displays.It was the first time in five years that the caves have been accessible by hiking across the frozen lake. The mainland ice caves, which can also be seen in the spectacular photo set, are found along cliffs in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in Wisconsin, USA. Pictured: The ice cave - Icicles hang from the cliff/SOLENTNEWS_134801/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501111353
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    Amazing frozen sandstone caves
    01/11/2015
    SOLENT NEWS/SIPA
    It looks like scenes from a past Ice Age but these photos were actually taken in frozen sandstone caves - some of which can only be accessed by hiking across a frozen lake. Photographer Ian Plant celebrated his birthday by enduring the cold and dangers of a three-mile hike across the frozen surface of Lake Superior, in Wisconsin, USA, to visit these spectacular natural displays.It was the first time in five years that the caves have been accessible by hiking across the frozen lake. The mainland ice caves, which can also be seen in the spectacular photo set, are found along cliffs in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in Wisconsin, USA. Pictured: The ice cave - Icicles hang from the cliff/SOLENTNEWS_134801/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501111353

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  • Ant vs Caterpillar
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    Ant vs Caterpillar 01/11/2015 SOLENT NEWS/SIPA These photos prove size does not matter as a tiny ant lifts a caterpillar around twice its size. The epic battle between the two insects shows this little ant's incredible strength.Macro photographer Agus Wahyudi said the pair of insects were fighting as the ant, believed to be an Asian weaver, tried its best to beat its huge opponent. The pictures were taken in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, south east Asia, where the father-of-one lives. Pictured: The ant lifting the caterpillar./SOLENTNEWS_134201/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501111353
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    Ant vs Caterpillar
    01/11/2015
    SOLENT NEWS/SIPA
    These photos prove size does not matter as a tiny ant lifts a caterpillar around twice its size. The epic battle between the two insects shows this little ant's incredible strength.Macro photographer Agus Wahyudi said the pair of insects were fighting as the ant, believed to be an Asian weaver, tried its best to beat its huge opponent. The pictures were taken in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, south east Asia, where the father-of-one lives. Pictured: The ant lifting the caterpillar./SOLENTNEWS_134201/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501111353

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  • Cheetah vs Wildabeest
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    Cheetah vs Wildabeest 01/11/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC BY MERCURY PRESS / CATERES NEWS - (PICTURED: THE CHEETAH CHASING THE WILDABEEST) This is the moment a plucky wildebeest CHEET-ed death turning the tables after it was attacked by the worlds fastest cat. Wildlife photographer Manoj Shah took these amazing pictures of the action of the female cheetah known as Malaika attempting a hunt. Cheekily the big cat had spotted the wildebeest using a vantage point sitting on top of a tourist safari vehicle. Just minutes later she jumped off the truck and launched into her attack on Kenyas Masai Mara. Manoj said he first noticed the cheetah scanning the bush as he drove up to the site and knew she was about to hunt...SEE MERCURY COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_124201/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501111248
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    Cheetah vs Wildabeest
    01/11/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC BY MERCURY PRESS / CATERES NEWS - (PICTURED: THE CHEETAH CHASING THE WILDABEEST) This is the moment a plucky wildebeest CHEET-ed death turning the tables after it was attacked by the worlds fastest cat. Wildlife photographer Manoj Shah took these amazing pictures of the action of the female cheetah known as Malaika attempting a hunt. Cheekily the big cat had spotted the wildebeest using a vantage point sitting on top of a tourist safari vehicle. Just minutes later she jumped off the truck and launched into her attack on Kenyas Masai Mara. Manoj said he first noticed the cheetah scanning the bush as he drove up to the site and knew she was about to hunt...SEE MERCURY COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_124201/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501111248

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  • Elephant Calf Rescue
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    Elephant Calf Rescue 01/11/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA (PICTURED: The baby is squished between the elephants) - THIS is the dramatic moment a herd of elephants rush to the rescue of a baby elephant trapped in a mud pool. The youngster had become stuck in the tranquil watering hole along with a nyala in Tembe Elephant Park, Southern Mozambique. But the quiet atmosphere was shattered when the herd realises the baby elephant is stuck./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_123701/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501111245
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    Elephant Calf Rescue
    01/11/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    (PICTURED: The baby is squished between the elephants) - THIS is the dramatic moment a herd of elephants rush to the rescue of a baby elephant trapped in a mud pool. The youngster had become stuck in the tranquil watering hole along with a nyala in Tembe Elephant Park, Southern Mozambique. But the quiet atmosphere was shattered when the herd realises the baby elephant is stuck./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_123701/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501111245

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  • Plane over volcano
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    Plane over volcano 01/09/2015 SOLENT NEWS/SIPA A daring pilot flies his plane over a volcano as red-hot lava bursts into the sky. The scorching lava, which is 850 degrees Celsius hot, erupts in the air up to heights of almost 200 feet.On board the little blue and white plane are sightseers, who get an up close view of the spectacular volcano, as they were just 300 metres away. These stunning pictures were taken by photographer Baldur Sveinsson, who was in another plane flying around the volcano. Pictured: The plane flying over the volcano as red-hot lava bursts into the sky/SOLENTNEWS_154201/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553
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    Plane over volcano
    01/09/2015
    SOLENT NEWS/SIPA
    A daring pilot flies his plane over a volcano as red-hot lava bursts into the sky. The scorching lava, which is 850 degrees Celsius hot, erupts in the air up to heights of almost 200 feet.On board the little blue and white plane are sightseers, who get an up close view of the spectacular volcano, as they were just 300 metres away. These stunning pictures were taken by photographer Baldur Sveinsson, who was in another plane flying around the volcano. Pictured: The plane flying over the volcano as red-hot lava bursts into the sky/SOLENTNEWS_154201/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553

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  • Seal Bubble Bath
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    Seal Bubble Bath 01/09/2015 SOLENT NEW/SIPA These seals look to be enjoying a bubble bath as they frolic on the beach. Lying at the water's edge the grey seals allow waves to break over them for around an hour as they take a well-earned rest from hunting for fish.Amidst the foaming water they seem to be lapping up a luxurious soak. The seals live on the Island of Heligoland, 30 miles off the German coast in the North Sea. Pictured: One of the seals enjoying the wash./SOLENTNEWS_154501/Credit:SOLENT NEW/SIPA/1501091553
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    Seal Bubble Bath
    01/09/2015
    SOLENT NEW/SIPA
    These seals look to be enjoying a bubble bath as they frolic on the beach. Lying at the water's edge the grey seals allow waves to break over them for around an hour as they take a well-earned rest from hunting for fish.Amidst the foaming water they seem to be lapping up a luxurious soak. The seals live on the Island of Heligoland, 30 miles off the German coast in the North Sea. Pictured: One of the seals enjoying the wash./SOLENTNEWS_154501/Credit:SOLENT NEW/SIPA/1501091553

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  • The Lapwing and it's reflection
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    The Lapwing and it's reflection 01/09/2015 SOLENT NEWS/SIPA A photographer perfectly captures two birds - the animal and its reflection - with one shot as it lands with its wings in a V shape. Welsh photographer Russ Myners was waiting to snap some photos of the vibrant sunset when the Lapwing landed by the water.The 53-year-old had only a 'moment' to catch the V-shape made as the Lapwing landed at wetlands in Penclacwydd, South Wales. Pictured: The Lapwing and it's reflection./SOLENTNEWS_153701/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553
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    The Lapwing and it's reflection
    01/09/2015
    SOLENT NEWS/SIPA
    A photographer perfectly captures two birds - the animal and its reflection - with one shot as it lands with its wings in a V shape. Welsh photographer Russ Myners was waiting to snap some photos of the vibrant sunset when the Lapwing landed by the water.The 53-year-old had only a 'moment' to catch the V-shape made as the Lapwing landed at wetlands in Penclacwydd, South Wales. Pictured: The Lapwing and it's reflection./SOLENTNEWS_153701/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553

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  • A sunset for a Horse
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    A sunset for a Horse 01/09/2015 SOLENT NEWS/SIPA A sunset provides the perfect backdrop to a rider exercising his horse along a tree-lined field. Kevin Standage, a director of software quality, was out for a walk near Harwell, Oxfordshire, to watch "the horses get a workout" when he took the photographs.The 45-year-old, who lives near Reading, Berks, said: "I was just going for a walk and watching the horses get a workout. /SOLENTNEWS_153501/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553
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    A sunset for a Horse
    01/09/2015
    SOLENT NEWS/SIPA
    A sunset provides the perfect backdrop to a rider exercising his horse along a tree-lined field. Kevin Standage, a director of software quality, was out for a walk near Harwell, Oxfordshire, to watch "the horses get a workout" when he took the photographs.The 45-year-old, who lives near Reading, Berks, said: "I was just going for a walk and watching the horses get a workout. /SOLENTNEWS_153501/Credit:SOLENT NEWS/SIPA/1501091553

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  • Cat gets stuck in Watering Can
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    Cat gets stuck in Watering Can 01/09/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Maya in a watering can ) - A cat who got stuck in a WATERING CAN has got herself into further trouble by disappearing into thin air. Maya, a 16-month-old pet, got her taste for misadventure she needed to be rescued from the watering can and the hilarious picture of her predicament became a hit with the hero firefighters who came to her aid. But now anxious owner Charlotte King is worried Maya has got herself into similar bind away from home with no-one to help her. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_135101/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091356
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    Cat gets stuck in Watering Can
    01/09/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Maya in a watering can ) - A cat who got stuck in a WATERING CAN has got herself into further trouble by disappearing into thin air. Maya, a 16-month-old pet, got her taste for misadventure she needed to be rescued from the watering can and the hilarious picture of her predicament became a hit with the hero firefighters who came to her aid. But now anxious owner Charlotte King is worried Maya has got herself into similar bind away from home with no-one to help her. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_135101/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091356

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  • FACEBOOK FRIEND TRAVELLER
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    FACEBOOK FRIEND TRAVELLER 01/09/2015 CATERS/SIPA PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Victor decides to make a documentary on his journey to America to meet Neal ) - A man who travelled 5,000 miles across the world to meet a Facebook suggested friend has become a real-life pal of the stranger. Victor Van Rossem, 25, from Ghent, Belgium, saw the suggestion from Facebook to become friends with Neal Retke and decided to track the unusual American down. He and his friend Bram van Bree flew from Belgium to Austin, Texas, to look for Neal and eventually found him after a hunt around the city. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_1210.40/Credit:CATERS/SIPA/1501091258
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    FACEBOOK FRIEND TRAVELLER
    01/09/2015
    CATERS/SIPA
    PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Victor decides to make a documentary on his journey to America to meet Neal ) - A man who travelled 5,000 miles across the world to meet a Facebook suggested friend has become a real-life pal of the stranger. Victor Van Rossem, 25, from Ghent, Belgium, saw the suggestion from Facebook to become friends with Neal Retke and decided to track the unusual American down. He and his friend Bram van Bree flew from Belgium to Austin, Texas, to look for Neal and eventually found him after a hunt around the city. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_1210.40/Credit:CATERS/SIPA/1501091258

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  • Cheap queen
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    Cheap queen 01/09/2015 CATERS/SIPA PIC BY BARR PHOTOGRAPHY / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: JORDAN ON FREE BOUNCY CASTLE WHICH FAMILY KEEP INSIDE HOME) - A family who fell into financial ruin were able to turn their lives around - after becoming extreme cheapskates. Jordan and Bubba Page were left penniless after a housing project fell through and they were unable to get their money back. The couple turned to credit cards to survive as they failed to adjust, racking up thousands in debt on just a low income. So Jordan from Draper in Utah, USA, forced herself to become ultra-frugal - cutting back on everything. In one year she was able to pay off 5,000 (10,000) in credit card debt by doing everything from watering down juice so it lasted longer to rationing food. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_1210.26/Credit:CATERS/SIPA/1501091258
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    Cheap queen
    01/09/2015
    CATERS/SIPA
    PIC BY BARR PHOTOGRAPHY / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: JORDAN ON FREE BOUNCY CASTLE WHICH FAMILY KEEP INSIDE HOME) - A family who fell into financial ruin were able to turn their lives around - after becoming extreme cheapskates. Jordan and Bubba Page were left penniless after a housing project fell through and they were unable to get their money back. The couple turned to credit cards to survive as they failed to adjust, racking up thousands in debt on just a low income. So Jordan from Draper in Utah, USA, forced herself to become ultra-frugal - cutting back on everything. In one year she was able to pay off 5,000 (10,000) in credit card debt by doing everything from watering down juice so it lasted longer to rationing food. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_1210.26/Credit:CATERS/SIPA/1501091258

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  • Victor Van Rossem travels 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend, Ghent, Belgium, Nov 2013
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    Victor Van Rossem travels 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend, Ghent, Belgium, Nov 2013 01/09/2015 REX/REX/SIPA MANDATORY CREDIT: Victor Van Rossem/Bram van Bree/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Victor Van Rossem travelling to Texas. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4372052e) Victor Van Rossem travelled 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend Neal Victor Van Rossem travels 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend, Ghent, Belgium, Nov 2013 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/psrw /Rex_Studenttravel5000milesto_meet_Facebook_stranger_4372052E/MANDATORY CREDIT: Victor Van Rossem/Bram van Bree/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Victor Van Rossem travelling to Texas. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501091053
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    Victor Van Rossem travels 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend, Ghent, Belgium, Nov 2013
    01/09/2015
    REX/REX/SIPA
    MANDATORY CREDIT: Victor Van Rossem/Bram van Bree/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Victor Van Rossem travelling to Texas. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (4372052e) Victor Van Rossem travelled 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend Neal Victor Van Rossem travels 5,000 miles to Texas to meet Facebook friend, Ghent, Belgium, Nov 2013 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/psrw /Rex_Studenttravel5000milesto_meet_Facebook_stranger_4372052E/MANDATORY CREDIT: Victor Van Rossem/Bram van Bree/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Victor Van Rossem travelling to Texas. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission./1501091053

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  • Most Piercings In One Sitting 10
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    Most Piercings In One Sitting 10 01/09/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA (PICTURED: Matthew Menczyk pierced) - A tattoo fanatic has broken the world record for most piercings in one sitting, enduring more than a whopping 4500 in EIGHT HOURS. Matthew Menczyk had 4550 surgical needles pierce skin on his arms and up his back breaking the previous record by an impressive 650. Looking like a layer of armour has been woven into his skin, Matthew, 30, fought through the blood and pain to smash the old record for Most Surgical Needle Piercings in One Session (8 hours timeframe). Body modification specialist Russ Foxx carried out the record smashing session in Vancouver, Canada./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103801/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091048
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    Most Piercings In One Sitting 10
    01/09/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    (PICTURED: Matthew Menczyk pierced) - A tattoo fanatic has broken the world record for most piercings in one sitting, enduring more than a whopping 4500 in EIGHT HOURS. Matthew Menczyk had 4550 surgical needles pierce skin on his arms and up his back breaking the previous record by an impressive 650. Looking like a layer of armour has been woven into his skin, Matthew, 30, fought through the blood and pain to smash the old record for Most Surgical Needle Piercings in One Session (8 hours timeframe). Body modification specialist Russ Foxx carried out the record smashing session in Vancouver, Canada./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103801/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091048

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  • Real life spiderman
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    Real life spiderman 01/09/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC BY BRIAN MOSBAUGH/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Andy Lewis walking towards the net) - Check out these real-life spidermen - who suspend a web hundreds of feet in the air before BASE jumping into the abyss below. Daredevil Brian Mosbaugh and friends carefully manoeuvre their way to the middle of the web using a series of 200 metre-long highlines. And then they hurl themselves through a hole in the middle - plummeting to the ground below before opening a parachute to land. The group named their creation the Mothership Space Net Penthouse which they made as a way for the pals to share the same space. The net took more than three days to create and required the efforts of more than 50 different BASE jumpers, highliners and volunteers. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103001/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091043
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    Real life spiderman
    01/09/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC BY BRIAN MOSBAUGH/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Andy Lewis walking towards the net) - Check out these real-life spidermen - who suspend a web hundreds of feet in the air before BASE jumping into the abyss below. Daredevil Brian Mosbaugh and friends carefully manoeuvre their way to the middle of the web using a series of 200 metre-long highlines. And then they hurl themselves through a hole in the middle - plummeting to the ground below before opening a parachute to land. The group named their creation the Mothership Space Net Penthouse which they made as a way for the pals to share the same space. The net took more than three days to create and required the efforts of more than 50 different BASE jumpers, highliners and volunteers. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103001/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501091043

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  • Paper Cutting
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    Paper Cutting 01/08/2015 CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA (150108) -- SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 8, 2015 (Xinhua) -- The inheritor of Jizhou paper-cutting Kang Xiaoyan demonstrates her paper-cut work which celebrates the upcoming Chinese Year of Goat in Shijiazhuang, capital city of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 8, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year will begin on Feb. 19 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao) (mp)/CHINENOUVELLE_1600501/Credit:CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1501081608
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    Paper Cutting
    01/08/2015
    CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA
    (150108) -- SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 8, 2015 (Xinhua) -- The inheritor of Jizhou paper-cutting Kang Xiaoyan demonstrates her paper-cut work which celebrates the upcoming Chinese Year of Goat in Shijiazhuang, capital city of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 8, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year will begin on Feb. 19 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao) (mp)/CHINENOUVELLE_1600501/Credit:CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1501081608

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  • Tim Pentreath Paragliding
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    Tim Pentreath Paragliding 01/08/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA (PICTURED: Tim Pentreath in Gemona, Italy) - These are the breath-taking collection of panoramic shots taken by a paraglider soaring through the skies of Europe. Veteran glider Tim Pentreath, 50, from Bath, Somerset, has spent more than 24 years travelling the world taking stunning birds eye shots of picturesque landscapes. The photographer, who learnt to paraglide in 1990 in South Wales, has taken more than 2,000 images at 16 locations throughout Europe and has even taken mid-flight selfies by attaching his GoPro camera to an extended pole./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103201/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501081103
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    Tim Pentreath Paragliding
    01/08/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    (PICTURED: Tim Pentreath in Gemona, Italy) - These are the breath-taking collection of panoramic shots taken by a paraglider soaring through the skies of Europe. Veteran glider Tim Pentreath, 50, from Bath, Somerset, has spent more than 24 years travelling the world taking stunning birds eye shots of picturesque landscapes. The photographer, who learnt to paraglide in 1990 in South Wales, has taken more than 2,000 images at 16 locations throughout Europe and has even taken mid-flight selfies by attaching his GoPro camera to an extended pole./CATERSNEWSAGENCY_103201/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501081103

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  • My little brony fan
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    My little brony fan 01/08/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA PIC BY AMANDA PALMER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: ROB DRESSED AS MY LITTLE PONY CHARACTER APPLEJACK) - Meet Rob Harrison - a grown man so obsessed with My Little Pony he has spent thousands feeding his unusual passion. Rob is part of a legion of male fans around the world in love with the animation - a group so large they even have their own nickname bronies. He loves watching characters such as Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Applejack cantering across his screen every week. The IT consultant, 34, has filled his home with memorabilia from plush toys to full body costumes he and his fellow bronies wear to conventions. Rob, from Vancouver in B.C., Canada, admits he knows people will laugh at his obsession but insists is doesnt bother him. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_102501/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501081103
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    My little brony fan
    01/08/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    PIC BY AMANDA PALMER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: ROB DRESSED AS MY LITTLE PONY CHARACTER APPLEJACK) - Meet Rob Harrison - a grown man so obsessed with My Little Pony he has spent thousands feeding his unusual passion. Rob is part of a legion of male fans around the world in love with the animation - a group so large they even have their own nickname bronies. He loves watching characters such as Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Applejack cantering across his screen every week. The IT consultant, 34, has filled his home with memorabilia from plush toys to full body costumes he and his fellow bronies wear to conventions. Rob, from Vancouver in B.C., Canada, admits he knows people will laugh at his obsession but insists is doesnt bother him. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_102501/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501081103

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  • Adventurous ladybird mistakes a lizard
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    Adventurous ladybird mistakes a lizard 01/07/2015 Frenki Jung/Solent News/SIPA This adventurous ladybird mistakes a lizard for a branch as it slowly crawls along his back before flying away when it reaches his head. It took the confused small beetle five minutes to make its way from the bottom of the Asian Grass Lizard's tail to its head. Once it completed the 12 centimetre journey, the suprirsed lizard suddenly moved after realising it was on its back and the red ladybird flew away. Student Frenki Jung, 15, captured the bizarre sequence at his home in Sambas, West Borneo, Indonesia./SOLENTNEWS_1916.01/Credit:Frenki Jung/Solent News/SIPA/1501071926
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    Adventurous ladybird mistakes a lizard
    01/07/2015
    Frenki Jung/Solent News/SIPA
    This adventurous ladybird mistakes a lizard for a branch as it slowly crawls along his back before flying away when it reaches his head. It took the confused small beetle five minutes to make its way from the bottom of the Asian Grass Lizard's tail to its head. Once it completed the 12 centimetre journey, the suprirsed lizard suddenly moved after realising it was on its back and the red ladybird flew away. Student Frenki Jung, 15, captured the bizarre sequence at his home in Sambas, West Borneo, Indonesia./SOLENTNEWS_1916.01/Credit:Frenki Jung/Solent News/SIPA/1501071926

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  • Lunar halo
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    Lunar halo 01/07/2015 Greg Parker/Solent News/SIPA A night sky gazer capture the rare event of a lunar halo using an observatory in his back garden this weekend. The effect, which can also be formed around the sun, is caused by light refracting off millions of ice crystals high up in the air which create a perfect circle around the bright full moon. Greg Parker, a retired university professor of photonics, took the photos of the lunar halo over the weekend. Professor Parker, 59, who built two observatories in his garden, has only seen three lunar halos in the last 20 years of watching the night sky./SOLENTNEWS_1916.06/Credit:Greg Parker/Solent News/SIPA/1501071928
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    Lunar halo
    01/07/2015
    Greg Parker/Solent News/SIPA
    A night sky gazer capture the rare event of a lunar halo using an observatory in his back garden this weekend. The effect, which can also be formed around the sun, is caused by light refracting off millions of ice crystals high up in the air which create a perfect circle around the bright full moon. Greg Parker, a retired university professor of photonics, took the photos of the lunar halo over the weekend. Professor Parker, 59, who built two observatories in his garden, has only seen three lunar halos in the last 20 years of watching the night sky./SOLENTNEWS_1916.06/Credit:Greg Parker/Solent News/SIPA/1501071928

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  • Volcano Eruption in Indonesia
    00701162
    Volcano Eruption in Indonesia 01/07/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA (PICTURED: The incredible eruption with a lightning bolt ) - If you think the storms in the UK are frightening then take a look at these images of the monumental moment a lightning storm engulfed an erupting volcano. Pictured billowing high into the sky, this 600 degree volcanic ash cloud and the barrage of lightning bolts crackling from deep within it are an example of Mother Nature at its most spectacular and fearsome. Although it has not been proven, it is thought that the rubbing together of fine lava ash grains creates huge amounts of static electricity, resulting in the spectacular light show. PICTURE TAKEN AT THE SINABUNG VOLCANO, SUMATRA INDONESIA. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_170101/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501071703
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    Volcano Eruption in Indonesia
    01/07/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    (PICTURED: The incredible eruption with a lightning bolt ) - If you think the storms in the UK are frightening then take a look at these images of the monumental moment a lightning storm engulfed an erupting volcano. Pictured billowing high into the sky, this 600 degree volcanic ash cloud and the barrage of lightning bolts crackling from deep within it are an example of Mother Nature at its most spectacular and fearsome. Although it has not been proven, it is thought that the rubbing together of fine lava ash grains creates huge amounts of static electricity, resulting in the spectacular light show. PICTURE TAKEN AT THE SINABUNG VOLCANO, SUMATRA INDONESIA. SEE CATERS COPY. /CATERSNEWSAGENCY_170101/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501071703

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  • Turbo The Pygmy Hedgehog
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    Turbo The Pygmy Hedgehog 01/07/2015 CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA (PICTURED: TURBO THE HEDGEHOG EATING FOOD) An adorable hedgehog that eats fast food, plays with Lego and goes shopping has become an internet sensation. Meet Turbo - the adorable hedgehog whose Instagram antics have made him a star. Owner Ashley Chiu, 24, from Tokyo, Japan, first got Turbo in December last year and quickly started his Instagram account. Now the African Pygmy Hedgehog has over 50,000 Instagram followers...SEE MERCURY COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_160501/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501071608
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    Turbo The Pygmy Hedgehog
    01/07/2015
    CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA
    (PICTURED: TURBO THE HEDGEHOG EATING FOOD) An adorable hedgehog that eats fast food, plays with Lego and goes shopping has become an internet sensation. Meet Turbo - the adorable hedgehog whose Instagram antics have made him a star. Owner Ashley Chiu, 24, from Tokyo, Japan, first got Turbo in December last year and quickly started his Instagram account. Now the African Pygmy Hedgehog has over 50,000 Instagram followers...SEE MERCURY COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_160501/Credit:CATERS NEWS AGENCY/SIPA/1501071608

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  • APTOPIX India Wildlife
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    APTOPIX India Wildlife 01/07/2015 Anupam Nath/AP/SIPA An injured male leopard takes shelter in the bedroom of a residential complex in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. According to a veterinarian, the leopard, seriously injured after being ensnared by an iron cable, was tranquilized by forest officials and transported to the state zoological park. Due to habitat loss, leopards sometimes enter populated areas in search of food. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)/DEL139/939239088922/1501071453
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    APTOPIX India Wildlife
    01/07/2015
    Anupam Nath/AP/SIPA
    An injured male leopard takes shelter in the bedroom of a residential complex in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. According to a veterinarian, the leopard, seriously injured after being ensnared by an iron cable, was tranquilized by forest officials and transported to the state zoological park. Due to habitat loss, leopards sometimes enter populated areas in search of food. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)/DEL139/939239088922/1501071453

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  • Golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
    AP21674773
    Golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) 01/07/2015 Omelka Josef/AP/SIPA First breeding of golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) in the zoo Zlin, Czech Republic, January 7, 2015. Photo/Josef Omelka (CTK via AP Images)/OME 3/178420035207/CZECH REPUBLIC OUT, SLOVAKIA OUT, POLAND OUT, SWEDEN OUT, NORWAY OUT Please contact your sales representative for pricing and restriction questions. CZECH REPUBLIC OUT, SLOVAKIA OUT, POLAND OUT, SWEDEN OUT, NORWAY OUT/1501071413
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    Golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
    01/07/2015
    Omelka Josef/AP/SIPA
    First breeding of golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) in the zoo Zlin, Czech Republic, January 7, 2015. Photo/Josef Omelka (CTK via AP Images)/OME 3/178420035207/CZECH REPUBLIC OUT, SLOVAKIA OUT, POLAND OUT, SWEDEN OUT, NORWAY OUT Please contact your sales representative for pricing and restriction questions. CZECH REPUBLIC OUT, SLOVAKIA OUT, POLAND OUT, SWEDEN OUT, NORWAY OUT/1501071413

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  • NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
    00701107
    NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope 01/06/2015 Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. This image shows the pillars as seen in visible light, capturing the multi-coloured glow of gas clouds, wispy tendrils of dark cosmic dust, and the rust-coloured elephants’ trunks of the nebula’s famous pillars. The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. With these new images comes better contrast and a clearer view for astronomers to study how the structure of the pillars is changing over time./NASA_1835.01/Credit:Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA/1501061842
    00701107
    NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
    01/06/2015
    Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA
    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. This image shows the pillars as seen in visible light, capturing the multi-coloured glow of gas clouds, wispy tendrils of dark cosmic dust, and the rust-coloured elephants’ trunks of the nebula’s famous pillars. The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. With these new images comes better contrast and a clearer view for astronomers to study how the structure of the pillars is changing over time./NASA_1835.01/Credit:Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA/1501061842

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  • Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research (February 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119431
    Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research (February 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research (February 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618619/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research (February 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research (February 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618619/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • Aurora Australis and Bright Star Achernar (July 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119422
    Aurora Australis and Bright Star Achernar (July 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Aurora Australis and Bright Star Achernar (July 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618610/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Aurora Australis and Bright Star Achernar (July 2014)
    01/06/2015
    SIPANY/SIPA
    Aurora Australis and Bright Star Achernar (July 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618610/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (April 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119433
    For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (April 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (April 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618621/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (April 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (April 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618621/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • Inside the Flame Nebula (May 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119416
    Inside the Flame Nebula (May 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Inside the Flame Nebula (May 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618604/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Inside the Flame Nebula (May 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Inside the Flame Nebula (May 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618604/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Hinode Views Sunspot Activity (February 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119421
    Hinode Views Sunspot Activity (February 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Hinode Views Sunspot Activity (February 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618609/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Hinode Views Sunspot Activity (February 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Hinode Views Sunspot Activity (February 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618609/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • Astronaut Photograph of Upheaval Dome
    SIPAUSA30119427
    Astronaut Photograph of Upheaval Dome 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Image of Upheaval Dome, Utah, an impact crater, requested by Connetquot High School Image of Upheaval Dome, Utah, an impact crater, requested by Connetquot High School. Image Credit: NASA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618615/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Astronaut Photograph of Upheaval Dome
    01/06/2015
    SIPANY/SIPA
    Image of Upheaval Dome, Utah, an impact crater, requested by Connetquot High School Image of Upheaval Dome, Utah, an impact crater, requested by Connetquot High School. Image Credit: NASA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618615/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant (November 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119405
    MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant (November 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant (November 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618593/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant (November 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant (November 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618593/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Solar Dynamics Observatory Welcomes the New Year
    SIPAUSA30119430
    Solar Dynamics Observatory Welcomes the New Year 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA There were no fireworks on the sun to welcome in the New Year and only a few C-class flares during the last day of 2014. Instead, the sun starts 2015 with an enormous coronal hole near the south pole. This image, captured on Jan. 1, 2015 by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the coronal hole as a dark region in the south. (Photo by NASA) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618618/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Solar Dynamics Observatory Welcomes the New Year
    01/06/2015
    SIPANY/SIPA
    There were no fireworks on the sun to welcome in the New Year and only a few C-class flares during the last day of 2014. Instead, the sun starts 2015 with an enormous coronal hole near the south pole. This image, captured on Jan. 1, 2015 by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the coronal hole as a dark region in the south. (Photo by NASA) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618618/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • Silicon Wafers Etched With Integrated Circuits For Space Missions (November 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119435
    Silicon Wafers Etched With Integrated Circuits For Space Missions (November 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Silicon Wafers Etched With Integrated Circuits For Space Missions (November 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618623/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816
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    Silicon Wafers Etched With Integrated Circuits For Space Missions (November 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Silicon Wafers Etched With Integrated Circuits For Space Missions (November 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618623/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061816

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  • NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Andromeda galaxy
    00701106
    NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Andromeda galaxy 01/06/2015 Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31. This is a cropped version of the full image and has 1.5 billion pixels. You would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image. It is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years. This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool./NASA_1835.09/Credit:Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA/1501061839
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    NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Andromeda galaxy
    01/06/2015
    Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA
    This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31. This is a cropped version of the full image and has 1.5 billion pixels. You would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image. It is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years. This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool./NASA_1835.09/Credit:Hubble/NASA/ESA/SIPA/1501061839

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  • 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (April 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119401
    2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (April 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (April 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618589/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (April 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (April 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618589/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast (March 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119399
    Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast (March 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast (March 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618587/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast (March 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Hardy Star Survives Supernova Blast (March 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618587/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Tycho Supernova Remnant (July 2014)
    SIPAUSA30119402
    Tycho Supernova Remnant (July 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Tycho Supernova Remnant (July 2014) Credit Field ***#HappyNewYearMarshall /sipausa.sipausa_14618590/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Tycho Supernova Remnant (July 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Tycho Supernova Remnant (July 2014) Credit Field ***#HappyNewYearMarshall /sipausa.sipausa_14618590/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Astronaut Photograph of Viedma Glacier
    SIPAUSA30119410
    Astronaut Photograph of Viedma Glacier 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Students from Evergreen Middle School requested this image of Viedma Glacier for their investigation. Image Credit: NASA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618598/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Astronaut Photograph of Viedma Glacier
    01/06/2015
    SIPANY/SIPA
    Students from Evergreen Middle School requested this image of Viedma Glacier for their investigation. Image Credit: NASA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618598/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Gulf Coast at Night (August 2014)
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    Gulf Coast at Night (August 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Gulf Coast at Night (August 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618595/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Gulf Coast at Night (August 2014)
    01/06/2015
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  • Arc Over Earth (June 2014)
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    Arc Over Earth (June 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Arc Over Earth (June 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618594/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815
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    Arc Over Earth (June 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Arc Over Earth (June 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618594/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061815

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  • Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains (September 2014)
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    Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains (September 2014) 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains (September 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618583/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061814
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    Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains (September 2014)
    01/06/2015
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    Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains (September 2014) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_14618583/*** Editorial Use Only ***/1501061814

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  • Roasting marshmallows on volcano
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    Roasting marshmallows on volcano 01/06/2015 BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NEWS/SIPA PIC BY BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Simon drinking a beer, whilst roasting a marshmallow over the lava) - A daredevil has taken roasting on an open fire to a whole new level - heating up his marshmallows over a VOLCANO. Brave Bradley Ambrose filmed colleague Simon Turner as the two descended towards a lava lake inside Marcum Crater in Ambrym, Vanuatu. Simon, from Christchurch, New Zealand, wanted to make the trip more memorable so brought a bottle of beer and some marshmallows to roast. He used a spare tent peg which he took with him on the 400m deep descent towards the lava lake and temperatures of more than 2000F. A seasoned volcano expert, Bradley has made the descent towards the lava lake 12 times in the past - almost three miles of rappelling. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_181201/Credit:BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NE/SIPA/1501061818
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    Roasting marshmallows on volcano
    01/06/2015
    BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NEWS/SIPA
    PIC BY BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Simon drinking a beer, whilst roasting a marshmallow over the lava) - A daredevil has taken roasting on an open fire to a whole new level - heating up his marshmallows over a VOLCANO. Brave Bradley Ambrose filmed colleague Simon Turner as the two descended towards a lava lake inside Marcum Crater in Ambrym, Vanuatu. Simon, from Christchurch, New Zealand, wanted to make the trip more memorable so brought a bottle of beer and some marshmallows to roast. He used a spare tent peg which he took with him on the 400m deep descent towards the lava lake and temperatures of more than 2000F. A seasoned volcano expert, Bradley has made the descent towards the lava lake 12 times in the past - almost three miles of rappelling. SEE CATERS COPY/CATERSNEWSAGENCY_181201/Credit:BRADLEY AMBROSE/CATERS NE/SIPA/1501061818

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  • Progreso's Prolonged Pier
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    Progreso's Prolonged Pier 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA The pier that extends from Progreso into the Gulf of Mexico is among the longest such structures in the world. Located in a port city in Mexico in the state of Yucatán, the pier was built for docking large cargo and passenger ships. The pier hasn't always reached such great lengths. Starting in 1985, builders began extending the original structure from 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to its current length of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles). Built over a wide and shallow continental shelf, the additional length was necessary to allow docking by larger ships. In 2014, almost 100 cruise liners docked in Progreso and brought more than 344,000 passengers to the city. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of Progreso's pier on November 5, 2014. According to Gabriela García-Rubio of the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, light turquoise areas offshore are probably shallower than the darker areas. Prevailing winds here typically blow from the east-northeast, producing short-period waves and carrying sediment westward along the shore. The older segment of the pier (closest to the shoreline) was built atop arches that allow some sediment to pass through. The rest of the pier, however, is solid. Despite its arches, the structure as a whole has likely decreased the amount of sediment transported alongshore, leading to 'updrift accretion and downdrift erosion,' according to research led by García-Rubio. 'It is interesting to note that the darker regions are next to the solid part of the pier, which seems to be in agreement with a significant reduction in the alongshore transport,' García-Rubio said. 'The effect of the pier is more complex, however, as it seems to be producing settlement and a seaward movement of the shoreline.' NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen. *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_1
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    Progreso's Prolonged Pier
    01/06/2015
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    The pier that extends from Progreso into the Gulf of Mexico is among the longest such structures in the world. Located in a port city in Mexico in the state of Yucatán, the pier was built for docking large cargo and passenger ships. The pier hasn't always reached such great lengths. Starting in 1985, builders began extending the original structure from 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to its current length of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles). Built over a wide and shallow continental shelf, the additional length was necessary to allow docking by larger ships. In 2014, almost 100 cruise liners docked in Progreso and brought more than 344,000 passengers to the city. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of Progreso's pier on November 5, 2014. According to Gabriela García-Rubio of the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, light turquoise areas offshore are probably shallower than the darker areas. Prevailing winds here typically blow from the east-northeast, producing short-period waves and carrying sediment westward along the shore. The older segment of the pier (closest to the shoreline) was built atop arches that allow some sediment to pass through. The rest of the pier, however, is solid. Despite its arches, the structure as a whole has likely decreased the amount of sediment transported alongshore, leading to 'updrift accretion and downdrift erosion,' according to research led by García-Rubio. 'It is interesting to note that the darker regions are next to the solid part of the pier, which seems to be in agreement with a significant reduction in the alongshore transport,' García-Rubio said. 'The effect of the pier is more complex, however, as it seems to be producing settlement and a seaward movement of the shoreline.' NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen. *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***/sipausa.sipausa_1

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  • The Forests of Mulanje
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    The Forests of Mulanje 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA In southern Malawi, near the border with Mozambique, the land rises sharply into a multi-lobed plateau that towers about 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above the landscape. The feature, an inselberg known as Mulanje massif, is the highest point in south-central Africa. The rock that makes up Mulanje formed some 130 million years ago, when underground magma slowly cooled into vast lobes of granite and syenite. Over time, tectonic forces pushed these erosion-resistant rocks upward. As softer rock above and around the granite and syenite eroded away, Mulanje was left behind. Today, about twenty rocky peaks are found on the plateau. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Mulanje on October 10, 2014. Since the image was acquired during the dry season, browns and reds dominate the lower-elevation areas surrounding the plateau. Dry grassland, shrubland, and farmland appears tan; it normally greens up during the wet season. Areas with exposed soil have a red-orange hue. The bright green areas south and west of Mulanje are tea and macadamia farms. While the lowlands get most of their rain during the wet season, the plateau sees rain year round. Vegetation type varies with elevation. Mulanje's lower slopes are mainly miombo woodlands. The mid-elevation and upper slopes, as well as many of the ravines, are home to afromontane forests, which have a darker green color. A few scattered groves of endangered Mulanje cedar (Widdringtonia whytei) - Malawi's national tree - survive in certain valleys. Tussock grasslands and heath dominate the highest-elevation parts of the plateau. Large outcrops of exposed rock appear gray. Although conservation groups have attempted to protect Mulanje's forests, satellite observations show that deforestation has chewed away at the perimeter of many of them over the last decade. The lowlands surrounding Mulanje are densely populated, and people regularly harvest wood for cooking and heating, explained Joy Hecht
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    The Forests of Mulanje
    01/06/2015
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    In southern Malawi, near the border with Mozambique, the land rises sharply into a multi-lobed plateau that towers about 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above the landscape. The feature, an inselberg known as Mulanje massif, is the highest point in south-central Africa. The rock that makes up Mulanje formed some 130 million years ago, when underground magma slowly cooled into vast lobes of granite and syenite. Over time, tectonic forces pushed these erosion-resistant rocks upward. As softer rock above and around the granite and syenite eroded away, Mulanje was left behind. Today, about twenty rocky peaks are found on the plateau. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Mulanje on October 10, 2014. Since the image was acquired during the dry season, browns and reds dominate the lower-elevation areas surrounding the plateau. Dry grassland, shrubland, and farmland appears tan; it normally greens up during the wet season. Areas with exposed soil have a red-orange hue. The bright green areas south and west of Mulanje are tea and macadamia farms. While the lowlands get most of their rain during the wet season, the plateau sees rain year round. Vegetation type varies with elevation. Mulanje's lower slopes are mainly miombo woodlands. The mid-elevation and upper slopes, as well as many of the ravines, are home to afromontane forests, which have a darker green color. A few scattered groves of endangered Mulanje cedar (Widdringtonia whytei) - Malawi's national tree - survive in certain valleys. Tussock grasslands and heath dominate the highest-elevation parts of the plateau. Large outcrops of exposed rock appear gray. Although conservation groups have attempted to protect Mulanje's forests, satellite observations show that deforestation has chewed away at the perimeter of many of them over the last decade. The lowlands surrounding Mulanje are densely populated, and people regularly harvest wood for cooking and heating, explained Joy Hecht

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  • Stable Fedchenko
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    Stable Fedchenko 01/06/2015 SIPANY/SIPA In northern Tajikistan, a long, narrow glacier winds it way north from the ice-capped heart of the Pamir Mountains toward the border with Kyrgyzstan. Stretching 77 kilometers (47 miles), Fedchenko Glacier is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. While many glaciers around the world are retreating, an analysis published in 2014 by Russian and German researchers concluded that Fedchenko has been relatively stable during the past eighty years. The glacier has lost just 3.8 percent of the mass from its main trunk and only 1.4 percent of its total area since 1928. What has kept Fedchenko relatively stable in spite of global warming? Precipitation is likely the main factor. Since this part of the Pamirs has experienced increases in winter snowfall since 1990, many glaciers in the area are stable or growing. At Fedchenko, scientists also point to a layer of rockfall debris that covers a significant portion of the ice. As shown by this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station, distinct lines of debris - medial moraines - run throughout much of the glacier. Several miles of Fedchenko's surface near the terminus are completely coated with dark debris. While thin layers of dark particulates will heat a glacier's surface and increase the rate of melting, thicker layers of rockfall debris tend to have the opposite effect. The debris at the tongue of Fedchenko has likely functioned like a blanket, insulating the ice. Read more about studies of the material on the surface of glaciers in our feature story, Painted Glaciers. Astronaut photograph ISS029-E-11283 was acquired on September 29, 2011, with a Nikon D3X digital camera using a 300 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 29 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. Caption by Adam Voiland.
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    Stable Fedchenko
    01/06/2015
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    In northern Tajikistan, a long, narrow glacier winds it way north from the ice-capped heart of the Pamir Mountains toward the border with Kyrgyzstan. Stretching 77 kilometers (47 miles), Fedchenko Glacier is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. While many glaciers around the world are retreating, an analysis published in 2014 by Russian and German researchers concluded that Fedchenko has been relatively stable during the past eighty years. The glacier has lost just 3.8 percent of the mass from its main trunk and only 1.4 percent of its total area since 1928. What has kept Fedchenko relatively stable in spite of global warming? Precipitation is likely the main factor. Since this part of the Pamirs has experienced increases in winter snowfall since 1990, many glaciers in the area are stable or growing. At Fedchenko, scientists also point to a layer of rockfall debris that covers a significant portion of the ice. As shown by this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station, distinct lines of debris - medial moraines - run throughout much of the glacier. Several miles of Fedchenko's surface near the terminus are completely coated with dark debris. While thin layers of dark particulates will heat a glacier's surface and increase the rate of melting, thicker layers of rockfall debris tend to have the opposite effect. The debris at the tongue of Fedchenko has likely functioned like a blanket, insulating the ice. Read more about studies of the material on the surface of glaciers in our feature story, Painted Glaciers. Astronaut photograph ISS029-E-11283 was acquired on September 29, 2011, with a Nikon D3X digital camera using a 300 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 29 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. Caption by Adam Voiland.

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