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A participant dressed as the Krampus creature pulls a barrel of fire past onlookers during his search for delinquent children in Neustift im Stubaital. (Photo by Sean Gallup)

“Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair”. – Wikipedia. Photo: A participant dressed as the Krampus creature pulls a barrel of fire past onlookers during his search for delinquent children in Neustift im Stubaital. (Photo by Sean Gallup)
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05 Dec 2013 08:29:00
Participants dressed as characters such as elves, dwarves, goblins and orcs from the J.R.R. Tolkien's novel “The Hobbit” re-enact the “Battle of Five Armies” in a forest near the town of Doksy, Czech Republic, June 4, 2016. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)

Participants dressed as characters such as elves, dwarves, goblins and orcs from the J.R.R. Tolkien's novel “The Hobbit” re-enact the “Battle of Five Armies” in a forest near the town of Doksy, Czech Republic, June 4, 2016. Several hundred people arrived in the forest to re-enact the famous battle from Tolkien's novel that was published for the first time in 1937. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)
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05 Jun 2016 12:53:00
2013. A woman is visible through a narrow passageway between two buildings. Norilsk's urban spaces were designed to shorten distances around large developments and give residents maximum protection from arctic winds. (Photo by Elena Chernyshova)

Elena Chernyshova's vision of Norilsk, Russia, the northernmost city in the world, is a series of surprises by which she extracts otherworldly beauty from ugly realities. Here: 2013. A woman is visible through a narrow passageway between two buildings. Norilsk's urban spaces were designed to shorten distances around large developments and give residents maximum protection from arctic winds. (Photo by Elena Chernyshova)
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10 Jan 2016 08:03:00
Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed “Spiderman” and hopes to break the Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills on a beach in Gaza City June 2, 2016. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed “Spiderman” and hopes to break the Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills on a beach in Gaza City June 2, 2016. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
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03 Jun 2016 12:52:00
Ariana Grande performs at Z100's Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Ariana Grande performs at Z100's Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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11 Dec 2016 13:11:00
French twins Thomas and Vincent (L) Seris take the tram in Bordeaux, November 12, 2014. Born with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), the twins cannot be exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) light, which could provoke precocious cancers due to an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

French twins Thomas and Vincent (L) Seris take the tram in Bordeaux, November 12, 2014. Born with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), the twins cannot be exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) light, which could provoke precocious cancers due to an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair. Colloquially referred to as Children of the Night (Les Enfants de la Lune) the Seris twins are among 70 to 80 people in France who suffer from the genetic defect. The French association “Les Enfants de la Lune” reports that there are between five and ten thousand such cases in the world. Thomas and Vincent have been testing a new protective mask for the last year which is transparent and ventilated and developed by several hospitals in France. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)
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01 Feb 2015 10:27:00
“Another Day in Paradise”. (Joel Goodman)

“Another Day in Paradise”. (Photo and caption by Joel Goodman)
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26 Sep 2013 08:43:00
Batesian mimicry by a Soleichthys fish larva. (Photo by Ryo Minemizu/The Guardian)

Ryo Minemizu, one of Japan’s emerging stars in the field of marine life photography and the 2017 winner of the Nikkei National Geographic photography prize, captures the beauty and complexity of plankton that drift in our planet’s oceans and other bodies of water in meticulous detail. Here: Batesian mimicry by a Soleichthys fish larva. (Photo by Ryo Minemizu/The Guardian)
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21 Aug 2018 00:05:00