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Photo Of The Day: “Not All Violence Is Physical”

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Copyranter explains the brutal ad against domestic violence, from Lebanon:

    Not all violence is physical.
    The scars are shaped like the sound waves of the violent words — pretty shocking and effective.
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Photo Of The Day: Just A Speck In The Universe

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See the tiny blue speck? That’s earth. NASA JPL explains the beautiful shot:

In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprints covering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself). At each footprint, images were taken in different spectral filters for a total of 323 images: some were taken for scientific purposes and some to produce a natural color mosaic. This is the only wide-angle footprint that has the Earth-moon system in it.

Earth, which is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side. An arrow indicates their location in the annotated version. (The two are clearly seen as separate objects in the accompanying narrow angle frame: PIA14949.) The other bright dots nearby are stars.

Now back to the royal baby.

(Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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Long as I can see the light

“Long as I can see the light”
By Roberto Taddeo

Tomb of Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
Père Lachaise-Réunion, Paris, Ile-de-France, FR

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Erdem Gündüz’s act of civil disobedience inspires solidarity in protestors around the world:

Just before sunset on June 17, 2013, a lone man walked across Istanbul’s Taksim Square and began to stand, facing toward the Ataturk Cultural Center. At first he seemed like any other person visiting Taksim Square, except for one exception: he didn’t move. Hands in his pocket, he just stood there, like an automaton.

After 6 hours of silent protest, Gündüz and others that joined him were placed into custody, and soon after released.

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SS Ayrfield

A 102 year-old transport ship called the SS Ayrfield, which after outliving its usefulness was towed to Homebush Bay in Sydney Australia, has in the last few decades transformed into a floating forest:

From 2008-2010 a concerted effort was made to remove many of the lingering chemicals in Homebush left from the industrial era. Not far away is the Brickpit Ring Walk, a former industrial site where nearly three billion bricks were made from 1911 through the 1980s that is now a carefully protected natural habitat. As the forest has grown inside the SS Ayrfield, the bay is now a popular place for photographers who wish to capture the uncanny sight of this strangely beautiful relic of the bay’s industrial past, not to mention nature’s resiliency.

(Photo by flickr user Bruce Hood)

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Family transport

Family transport in Tehran, Iran

(Photo by Kamshots)

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Taken in Marand, Azarbayjan-e Sharqi, Iran.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D

(Photo by flickr user Seyyed Mostafa Zamani)

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Bathhurst Quay, Toronto, Ontario, CA

(Photo by Paul Bica)

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London Embassy Protest. June 1, 2013.

Photo taken at the June 1 protest in support of prominent whistleblower Bradley Manning, held at the US Embassy in London. In early 2010, Manning – a US Army Intelligence Officer – handed hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and Army reports over to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The American government is trying him for treason.

And for the most part, the American people don’t care.

(Photo by Flickr user Bradley Manning Support)

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

What are you looking at?

(photo by Flickr user nolifebeforecoffee)

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DavosDavos (cc photo by Daniel Zedda)

Lovely shot here of Flüelapass, Switzerland, a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The pass road connects Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley.

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Dream PoolDream pool (cc photo by Ian Sane)

Lovely shot of one of the many pristine waterfalls located in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. Not quite sure which waterfall this is, but I’ll take a wild guess and say it’s the Upper North falls.

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Four Storms And A TwisterFour Storms and a Twister (cc photo by JD Hancock)

Check out the photographers hilarious Stormtrooper series here.

Oh why not another one as well?!

Career-Limiting MoveCareer limiting move

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Jordan - Wadi Rum - Seven Pillars of WisdomJordan – Wadi Rum – Seven Pillars of Wisdom (cc photo by Salim Al-Harthy)

Wadi Rum – Jordan

In the West, Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18. In the 1980s one of the rock formations in Wadi Rum was named “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” after Lawrence’s book penned in the aftermath of the war, though the ‘Seven Pillars’ referred to in the book have no connection with Rum.

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high parkHigh Park (cc photo by Paul Bica)

High Park, Toronto.

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