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Using Drones to Shoot War Zones

A drone is a wonderful thing. I recently purchased one and have been trying it out in a gentle manner. Mostly for fun, but one day I hope I'll be able to post some nice videos on here.
My use of the drone is fun and personal use only, but everyone uses their drone(s) differently.
For example, drones are being used more and more in war zones. Not just to kill people from a distance, but more importantly, to document war and it's consequences in never before seen images that hit home.

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Shanghai from Above by Mark Siegemund

Shanghai has always been a big and important city in China. These days it is home to 24 million people. It is HUGE.
It tries to merge the old with the new, but the new is winning it seems.

Credit: Mark Siegemund

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Cape Town dreads “Day Zero” when taps will run dry

A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa's main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded "Day Zero" when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry.
Cape Town might be the first big city to experience this, but it certainly won't be the last.

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Vintage uranium glass for that peaceful glow

Uranium glass occupies an little-known niche in the collectibles world, whose members appreciate its soft colour and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass was created.

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Exploring The Unbeaten Path

Our friend Bob THissen is a familiar name on this site. His exploits under the name of Exploring The Unbeaten Path have been posted many times before today.
However, today's offering holds a special place in our hearts as it shows us a place we have visited on TCP before.
All the way back in 2010 Den Efremov sent us his UrbEx photos of a place in the Ukraine with loads of abandoned Soviet military hardware.
Bob has visited the same place and it shows us the planes and choppers are still there, just slightly more decayed. However, the local police were there too and arrested Bob and his friend.
After hours spent at a local policestation, the police were satisfied they were not spies byu t simeply Urban Explorers.

Credit: Bob Thissen/Explore The Unbeaten Path

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Starling murmuration in Utrecht looks wonderful

When birds are happy they do some amazing things.
These starling in Utrecht, The Netherlands gave all those who looked up to the sky something wonderful to admire.

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Chinese New Year fireworks filmed from above

THese CHinese New Year fireworsk weren't just filmed by drone, from above. But they're also played in reverse/ Thereby creating fireworks that form instead of explode.

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Bogota From Above by Camilo Monzón Navas

Bogota and the whole of Colombia is high on my wishlist of places to visit in 2018. The people, the weather, the food and the architecture are all quite special.
This is the view from above as presented by Camilo Monzón Navas.

Credit: Camilo Monzón Navas

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 07

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Olympic Wipeouts

They've trained for over four years to give their best at the Olympics, but even all of that is no guarantee for a medal or even a safe landing.

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Lighting a sphere made of 42 thousands matches is pretty cool

This guy spent close to a year making this green sphere. He used 42 thousand matches for it.
Only to set it on fire.

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French farmer finds happiness in life before machines

When farm machinery revolutionized French agriculture in the years after World War Two, a young Jean-Bernard Huon turned his back on the new technology.
Half a century later Huon still uses oxen to plough his fields, determined to preserve an ancestral, peasant way of life.

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