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Dakar 2016 Rally

The Dakar 2016 Rally is underway in South America.

The 15-day race through Argentina and Bolivia, featuring 556 competitors from 60 different nations, combines difficulty and terrain; forcing drivers and their teams to adapt and re-assess their performance on a daily basis. 9 more words

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Cool Art | 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

The 32nd Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is underway in northern China. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Pearl on the Crown of Ice & Snow.’ Organizers said this year’s festival used a record 11.7 million cubic feet of snow to create the works of art.

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2015 | The Year in Pictures

As we close out the year, we bring you a gallery of images from 2015. The European migration, FIFA scandal and on-going conflicts in the Middle East were just some of the headliners. Take a look.

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Forget jingling bells and ho-ho-hos, these are now the sounds of the holidays.

The humming is constant; a low-pitched drone from 155 miles of conveyer belts racing packages in every direction. Boxes shift from one belt to another and bump into a metal wall. 117 more words

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The Week in Pictures | December 14 – 20, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, “Star Wars” took center stage with the release of the latest installment in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Stormtroopers on the red-carpet at the premiere and a marriage in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood and a fan waiting with his light saber at a theater in Helsinki, Finland, are all part of the visual report. 198 more words

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Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

As camera manufacturers keep innovating with plenty of new features, there’s never a shortage of gift ideas for the camera enthusiast on your list. There are many options: DSLRs, or mirrorless or compact cameras, not to mention how the quality keeps improving. 1,515 more words

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A variety act in Echo Park

By Jevon Phillips

An aerialist, a magician and a stand-up comedian walk into a warehouse. …

There should be a joke attached to that opening, but it’s just a regular night at “Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap.” The variety show — held every Wednesday in an Echo Park storage facility for circus equipment and the former home of the female roller derby team the Derby Dolls — also attracts spoken-word poets, musicians, sword swallowers and contortionists. 349 more words

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