Hawaii’s Flowing Lava

Oct 28, 2014

It won’t be stopped. It will stop flowing when it wants to stop flowing.

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Across The Razor Wire

Oct 24, 2014

This is a real Catch 22 situation. For both sides of the divide.

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Autumn Colors

Oct 22, 2014

Autumn might bring rain, wind and cold, but it is the best season for nature to show off it’s most versatility when it comes to colors.

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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 42

Here’s another hug selection of crazy, cool and important photos from this past week.

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Cuban Kids Training For The Circus

Oct 17, 2014

Inside an abandoned movie theater on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus.
Aspiring acrobats climb a rope while young jugglers toss pins back and forth, and others take turns on the trampoline or parallel bars. No one seems to mind the dilapidated conditions, at least as long as the weather is dry. Several corrugated tin laminates are missing from the roof, exposing the sky.

“Ever since I was little, I always said, ‘I want to join the circus,’” said 12-year-old Daniela Rodriguez, who likes training at heights. “At first I was a little scared, but not anymore.”
The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.

Cuban circus artists working abroad make a minimum of 800 euros (about $1,015) a month, and usually much more than that, a relative fortune compared to the meager salaries back home.

Could Cirque du Soleil be waiting for them=

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The King Coal Highway

Oct 16, 2014

Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith documented people and towns along West Virginia’s Route 52, or ‘King Coal Highway’ as it’s known. Coal miners have worked in this part of the United States for over a century enjoying the best of the boom times and riding out the bad, the constant refrain being that coal would always be there, the mines would be back. But now with coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state’s coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures, creating virtual ghost towns along the route

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The Arch to Arc Triathlon

The Arch to Arc is billed as the hardest triathlon in the world. It is comprised of a 87 mile run from Marble Arch in London to Dover, a swim across the Channel to Calais, finishing with a 180 mile bike ride to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parrish, 49, a recovering alcoholic, is the oldest man to have completed the race, doing so in a time of 84 hours 44 minutes. He is among over 20 people to have completed the event.
Big respect.

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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 41

We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of photos.

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The Crazy Prices Venezuelans Have To Pay

Venezuela’s economic crisis has led to some shocking and surreal price distortions that hit people’s buying power dramatically. While the government of President Nicolas Maduro calls the country’s minimum wage of Bs. 4,252 the highest in the region when converted to $675 using the official exchange rate, the galloping black market for currency considers it as just $42.50 when converted at the street rate of Bs. 100 per US dollar, the rate which many importers and retail outlets must use to acquire hard currency. Venezuela’s annual inflation rate of more than 63 percent is the highest in the Americas, according to official statistics.
I can’t see Adidas selling many pairs of trainers at these crazy prices.

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