Model Alessandra Ambrosio (L) and Adriana Lima walk the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Victoria's Secret angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr arrive at the 2011 Victoria's Secret SWIM Collection Pink Carpet Event hosted by VS Angels at Club L on March 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. The species was once called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria, but the name was superseded. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. It is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. It lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves. It is connected by road and railway to Hwange (109 km away) and Bulawayo (440 km away), both to the south-east.
John and Edward Grimes of the band Jedward from Ireland peform at a dress rehearsal the day before the second semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on May 11, 2011 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)