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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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 40

It’s been another eventful week on planet earth and these are some of the most stunning or thought-provoking images from that week.

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The Beautiful Nordic Skies By Yannis Behrakis

Oct 06, 2014

Some stunning photos by Yannis Behrakis of the Nordic skies and the Aurora Borealis display.

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Warzone Parkour

Some Palestinian youths aged between 13 and 17 years old, train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles.
Good on those kids for not letting their predicament get them down.

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The Solar Impulse 2 Aircraft In Flight

Oct 02, 2014

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, which was unveiled April 9, weighs 2.4 tons with a wingspan of 72 meters (236 ft.) and has more than 17,000 solar cells. It will attempt to fly around the world in stages using only solar energy from March 2015 starting from Abu Dhabi.

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The Hong Kong Umbrella Protests In Photos

Sep 30, 2014

Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago. The Communist government in Beijing made clear it would not tolerate dissent, and warned against any foreign interference as thousands of protesters massed for a fourth night in the free-wheeling, capitalist city of more than 7 million people.
The protester want elections with candidates from all walks of political life and not just a choice of pre-approved by the Communist party candidates.

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The Ryder Cup 2014 In Pictures

Sep 29, 2014

The Ryder Cup is golf’s most prestigious team event and is held every two years. It is contested by a team of American golfers and a team of European golfers.
There are a total of 28 points up for grabs, so 14.5 points are needed to win the Ryder Cup (14 if you are the current holder)
This past weekend the competition was held at the world famous Gleneagles course in Scotland and Team Europe beat the USA by 16.5 points to 11.5 points.

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Coolest Pix Of 2014 Week 39

Anotehr selection filled with protest, disaster and war.
Will we ever learn?

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Mount Ontake In Japan Erupts

Sep 29, 2014

The Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted unexpectedly on Saturday.
Mount Ontake is a popular destination for climbers and hundreds were on the mountain sides when the eruption took pace. The eruption left groups of climbers scrambling for cover, but it is feared up to 36 people may have been killed by falling debris and ash.
Rescue effort have been halted because of fears of rising levels of toxic gases.

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Journey Through Mauritania by Michal Huniewicz

After we posted a series of photographs featuring Mauritania, we received an email from Michal Huniewicz.
If we would be interested in featuring some of his photographs taken during his journey through Mauritania.
Of course we would.

We’d like to thank Michal for sharing his photos. Visit his Facebook profile for more of his work.
If you want your work featured please on TotallyCoolPix please contact us and include some samples.

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