canadian-space-agency:

Clouds. August 30th 2014.
Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev aboard the ISS

canadian-space-agency:

Clouds. August 30th 2014.

Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev aboard the ISS

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salamandra75:

Spanish woman in traditional costumes 1924

salamandra75:

Spanish woman in traditional costumes 1924

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salparadisewasright:

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.  @KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

"Wade says the statue symbolizes the triumph of African liberation from centuries of ignorance, intolerance and racism, and he hopes it will rival the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Paris as a tourist destination.
"But his opponents argue that the colossal creation — built by North Koreans — says more about poor governance than African renaissance.
'People are so frustrated by this,' says opposition leader Abdoulaye Bathily.
'Bathily says the statue is the product of a power-drunk president. “The economy has collapsed. … The education system is in a crisis. The health system is in crisis. And yet Abdoulaye Wade is squandering public money,' Bathily says. “So all these things, people are seeing it, and it is creating so much frustration.'”
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"When the monument was unveiled, Wade was nearing the end of a 12-year presidency marred by alleged corruption, vote rigging, and changing the constitution to suit his own ends. His claim that intellectual property laws entitled him to 35 percent of revenue from tourism at the monument was met with understandable ire from fed-up Senegalese—47 percent of whom live below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. The statue’s depiction of a near-naked man holding a woman with an exposed breast also caused consternation among the 92-percent-Muslim population.

"Despite the controversy, the monument still stands, surrounded by half-built houses and piles of litter. You can pay to go inside and take the elevator to the giant man’s head for a stunning view across Dakar. Just remember: 35 percent of your admission fee goes to Abdoulaye Wade."
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salparadisewasright:

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

"Wade says the statue symbolizes the triumph of African liberation from centuries of ignorance, intolerance and racism, and he hopes it will rival the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Paris as a tourist destination.

"But his opponents argue that the colossal creation — built by North Koreans — says more about poor governance than African renaissance.

'People are so frustrated by this,' says opposition leader Abdoulaye Bathily.

'Bathily says the statue is the product of a power-drunk president. “The economy has collapsed. … The education system is in a crisis. The health system is in crisis. And yet Abdoulaye Wade is squandering public money,' Bathily says. “So all these things, people are seeing it, and it is creating so much frustration.'”

(x)

"When the monument was unveiled, Wade was nearing the end of a 12-year presidency marred by alleged corruption, vote rigging, and changing the constitution to suit his own ends. His claim that intellectual property laws entitled him to 35 percent of revenue from tourism at the monument was met with understandable ire from fed-up Senegalese—47 percent of whom live below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. The statue’s depiction of a near-naked man holding a woman with an exposed breast also caused consternation among the 92-percent-Muslim population.

"Despite the controversy, the monument still stands, surrounded by half-built houses and piles of litter. You can pay to go inside and take the elevator to the giant man’s head for a stunning view across Dakar. Just remember: 35 percent of your admission fee goes to Abdoulaye Wade."

(x)

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different-cultures-and-justice:

Traditional dress of Turkmenistan.

The traditional dress of Turkmenistan also passed through the evolution with the passage of time and faced many variations. The styles and designs of the traditional Turkmen costume had the similarity with the other neighboringCentral Asian states. The main clothing included the long and tunic dressing and was only having the distinction of the quality of fabric and decoration

1)The Turkmen falconers in their traditional dress ( Image by Anguskirk )

2)A young Turkmen girl in her traditional attire ( Image: Ali Eminov 

3)Some young Turkmen girls in traditional costumes (Image: daniel islami)

4)The Turkmen falconers in their traditional dress ( Image by Anguskirk)

5)A Turkmen bride in her traditional wedding costume ( Image © Ivan Safyan Abrams )

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laclefdescoeurs:

Seascape, Alexei Vasilievich Hanzen

laclefdescoeurs:

Seascape, Alexei Vasilievich Hanzen

nemfrog:

Fig. 58. Medullary tracts on cross-section of spinal cord. 1885.

nemfrog:

Fig. 58. Medullary tracts on cross-section of spinal cord. 1885.

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pedanticmonster:

Carnivorous Cobra Lilies, Darlingtonia californica, in bloom near Florence, Oregon, July 2014. The Cobra Lily is Oregon’s only native pitcher plant (family Sarraceniaceae) and is also very rare (and illegal to collect, I might add). D. californica is very picky about its habitat and prefers to grow in alkaline fens (most pitchers prefer acidic bogs) and uses specialized enzymes to digest its insect prey, which get trapped by downward-pointing hairs growing on the inside of the pitchers. 

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fleurdulys:

Diana the Huntress - Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre

fleurdulys:

Diana the Huntress - Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.
Hear more about this discovery →

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion

For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.

Hear more about this discovery →

wapiti3:

Physical description of a superb collection of rare beasts, existing in East and West Indian on Flickr.

By Vosmaer, A. (1864)
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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