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A 700-year-old letter believed to have been in the possession of William Wallace

Duncan Fenton from the Society of William Wallace stands next to a 700-year-old letter believed to have been in the possession of William Wallace, which has returned to National Records of Scotland on January 12, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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20 Jan 2012 14:17:00
Charlotte Roirdan from Lyon & Turnbull views a letter written by Mary Queen of Scots

Charlotte Roirdan from Lyon & Turnbull views a letter written by Mary Queen of Scots on March 8, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 450 year old letter, unearthed in Blair Castle in Ayrshire, has been verified as the hand writing of Mary Queen of Scotts and has been valued at 3,000 GBP. The letter, dated March 20, 1554, relieves the then laird of Blair from his duties due to gout and will be put up for sale next week at an auction in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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11 Mar 2012 10:19:00
Image of the Clouds taken in August 2014 by astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS).  A year from space photographs of hurricanes, typhoons and meteorite craters show an astronauts-eye view of our planet from hundreds of miles above the earth. The illuminating images were taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the course of 2014. (Photo by NASA/SPL/Barcroft Media)

Image of the Clouds taken in August 2014 by astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). A year from space photographs of hurricanes, typhoons and meteorite craters show an astronauts-eye view of our planet from hundreds of miles above the earth. The illuminating images were taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the course of 2014. (Photo by NASA/SPL/Barcroft Media)
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31 Dec 2014 14:47:00
Mohamed Badr al-Din (R) stands in front of his vintage cars along a street where he keeps them, in the al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo January 31, 2015. The 66-year-old collector nicknamed Abu Omar inherited the hobby from his father and has a large collection of vintage cars, some of which he says belonged to former Syrian officials and were used in several movies and shows. (Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)

Mohamed Badr al-Din (R) stands in front of his vintage cars along a street where he keeps them, in the al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo January 31, 2015. The 66-year-old collector nicknamed Abu Omar inherited the hobby from his father and has a large collection of vintage cars, some of which he says belonged to former Syrian officials and were used in several movies and shows. Before the unrest, Abu Omar planned to open a museum to display his cars, which are guarded from pedestrians by a turkey that he owns. He hopes that the turmoil in the country will end so that he can pursue his hobby and repair his cars, which are heavily damaged from shelling. (Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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01 Feb 2015 10:34:00
The Fantasy Coffins From Ghana

Some people joke about having clowns at their funeral, but how about having a coffin that looks like a gigantic cellphone? It is impossible to tell at the first glance that these colorful sculptures are actually coffins. The coffins were made by Kane Kwei and his assistant Paa Joe more than twenty years ago and have been a somewhat grim tourist attraction ever since. These coffins were probably made as an advertisement for the actual business, since it would hard to imagine someone actually ordering a coffin such as this.
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07 Apr 2015 10:40:00
Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)
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11 Feb 2016 12:44:00
Italian actress Sophia Loren attends the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 1954. (Photo by AGIP/RDA/Getty Images)

Italian actress Sophia Loren attends the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 1954. (Photo by AGIP/RDA/Getty Images)
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16 May 2014 10:23:00
Viewing The Earth From Space

Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth's orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Apart from the research being done in microgravity, ISS crew members continue to send back amazing images of our home world, photographed from low Earth orbit. Gathered here are recent images of Earth from aboard the ISS, and from a handful of other NASA satellites.
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01 Jun 2014 12:36:00