Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 29

Week 29 was dominated with the horrible stories and pictures coming out of Israel and Gaza and of course the tragic images of the downed flight MH17 aircraft over the Ukraine.
Let’s hope week 30 brings us some better news, but I doubt it.

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Graphic: The War In Gaza

No matter what religion you follow, surely you can’t agree with innocent children being threatened and killed by rockets, tanks and bombs?

PS this is not a political post, but going after people, who are in a walled in area with no chance to escape, with tanks, fighter jets and drones is just no right any way you try to justify it in my opinion.
And neither is firing rockets indiscriminately for good measure.

Warning: Some photos are shocking and depict injured or dead people.

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Graphic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Mere months after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from radar another Malaysia Airlines flight has been met with disaster.
Flight MH17 has crashed in the Ukraine while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 295 people on board have died.
The reason for the crash is still unclear, but the plane did come down in an area currently experiencing military activity between pro-Russian opposition and the Ukraine army.
Two Ukrainian military aircraft were shot down in the area recently and the Ukraine government was quick to blame the pro-Russian seperatists for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Warning: some images contain graphic content.

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Typhoon Rammasun Hits The Philippines

Jul 17, 2014

Mother Nature just doesn’t leave those poor people of The Philipinnes alone now does she.

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World Cup 2014: Germany Celebrates It’s World Cup Win

Jul 15, 2014

One million people turned out to welcome Die Mannschaft home after it won it’s fourth World Cup last Sunday in Brazil.

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POLLINATION FOR THE NATION

Jul 15, 2014

A beekeeper, or apiarist, moves beehives onto a truck to be transferred to another crop after they completed pollinating a blueberry field near Jonesboro, Maine, June 24, 2014. Over recent years, bees have been dying at a rate the U.S. government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of the food consumed by Americans, including apples, watermelons and beans. A lawsuit has now been filed by environmental groups in the United States seeking an injunction restricting the approval of a controversial class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or ‘neonics’. These pesticides have become a subject of scrutiny in Europe and the U.S. as concern has mounted that they harm honeybees and other pollinators.

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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 28

Now that the World Cup is over the world can go back to paying attention to real news such as the fighting going on in the Ukraine, the escalating crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and why LeBron James is leaving the Miami Heat.

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World Cup 2014: Germany vs Argentina Final Highlights

Jul 14, 2014

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles. Germany deserved to win the World Cup and they did.
They’ve played the most positive and attacking football throughout the tournament and it paid off.
The final was a tense affair, but both teams went for it. In the end it took a special goal by Götze in extra time to seal the win for Germany.

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The World Bodypainting Festival 2014

Jul 11, 2014

Some amazing skills on display at the world bodypainting festival in Poertschach.

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World Cup 2014: The Netherlands vs Argentina Semi-Final Highlights

Jul 10, 2014

Well, that was expected.
The Netherlands and Argentina were very evenly matched in this second semi-final. They played a game of chess with very few chances for either team.
After the 90 minutes and the 30 minutes extra time, penalties were needed to decide who was to play Germany in the final.
The Argentinian goalkeeper saved to Dutch penalties, so Messi gets to take on Müller and co this coming Sunday.

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