The 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yesterday the US celebrated Thanksgiving and as always Macy’s was there to give the people of New York an amazing parade.
We wish all our American followers good luck on Black Friday.

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The Logging Industry In Nigeria

Nigeria is among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. Nigeria lost just over two million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development.

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The Ferguson Verdict Protests

The Grand Jury decided that the policeman who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri would not be indicted.
As after the incident, people took to the streets to protest this decision, but the protest soon turned into riots.

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Planet Earth From Above

Nov 20, 2014

Isn’t she amazing?

We really should take better care of her.

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The 1994 Cuban Exodus: Then and Now

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Cuban Exodus. That summer, between Aug. 12 and Sept. 13, some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships. It was the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift that brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami. Illegal departures by sea from Cuba are on the rise again, U.S. officials say, with more than 2,000 migrants picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard over the last 12 months. That is the highest rate in six years.

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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 46

Here’s anther selection of images from the past seven days.
Coolest Pix Of The year 2014 coming up soon, so stay tuned.

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Printing Money

Nov 17, 2014

A quick look at how the most famous bill in the world is printed.

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An African Female Circumcision Ceremony

Tradition Defies Law
Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola gained access to a circumcision ceremony in rural Kenya for young girls of the Pokot tribe, in Baringo County.
The traditional practice of circumcision is a rite of passage that marks the transition to womanhood and is a requirement for all girls of the tribe before they marry.
More than a quarter of girls and women in Kenya have undergone genital cutting, according to United Nations data. Despite a government ban on the life-threatening practice since 2011, the long-standing tradition remains a rite of passage for girls, particularly among poor families in rural areas.

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The Xtreme Justice League

Nov 11, 2014

Photographer Mike Blake spent several nights on patrol with real-life caped crusaders, the Xtreme Justice League. Founded by Mr. Xtreme in 2006, the group of volunteers creates their own superhero identities and patrols the streets of San Diego offering assistance to those in need. Membership is open to anyone with a costume and their own transportation – superhero powers are not required.

From empty streets to sidewalks packed with people in the city’s Gaslamp district they post up at each intersection and cover each other’s backs. They are a whimsical amusement to some, recognized from local media reports by others, and thanked by many along their patrols. They pose for pictures, check on homeless and inebriated people, and in one case broke up a fight.

It’s basically what Kick Ass was based on I guess.

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