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Photo of the day


Photo: Eat your heart out, times 3.14

The humble pi is celebrated alongside cherry, key lime, apple, pecan…


Photo: Earthquake, then tsunami slam Japan

A devastating earthquake hit Japan Friday afternoon, triggering a massive, 23-foot tsunami that swept away cars and houses.


Photo: The halfway point

Construction continues at the Ground Zero site in New York City on One World Trade Center, the signature skyscraper formerly called the Freedom Tower.


Photo: Hello, dollface

It’s Barbie’s world, we just live in it.


Photo: A spider that sambas

A colorful Carnival float creeps through Rio on eight legs.


Photo: The lost colony

A small colony of emperor penguins living on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula has gone missing. This news marks the first time the disappearance of a penguin colony has been documented.


Photo: Putting on her best face

A woman paints masks at a mask factory in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebration begins today, with 756,000 visitors expected to attend the five-day event


Photo: One cool cat, in a hat

Author once mused “kids can see a moral coming a mile off.”


Photo: Rare rhinos ready for their close-up

Motion-triggered cameras placed in an Indonesian national park have captured video of some of the world’s most endangered species. Four Javan rhinos, two mothers and two calves, were recorded in “video traps” in November and December. It is exciting news for conservationists because there are thought to be less than 50 Javan rhinos left in [...]

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