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Stuttgart City Library

The city of Stuttgart, Germany has officially opened a marvelous new media center, the Stuttgart City Library. This cavernous white wonder is unobtrusive in design, where the books and visitors provide the color to an otherwise neutral environment. The visual center of the Stuttgart City Library is its grand atrium, a five-story open chamber that feels like the work of a modernist MC Esher. The interior is bright without direct lighting, it is warm without paint color and intimate yet open. This work by Yi Architects is a success in design, instantly one of the world’s most beautiful libraries
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30 Jan 2013 14:39:00
Spaniel Plays Mum For Lambs

A springer spaniel is helping out on her owner's farm – by playing mum for four lambs. Jess even feeds the Dorset Horn lambs, which could not be fed by their own mother, using a bottle held in her mouth.
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05 Dec 2012 13:39:00
Library By Sacha Sosno In France

The "Square Head" is a sculpture by the french artist Sacha Sosno, and it is also the very first giant sculpture to have been transformed in a habitable building.
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09 Oct 2014 12:15:00
In this photo taken Sunday, October 5, 2014, a library official shows a 13th-century German prayer book containing the earliest evidence of the Yiddish language, at Israel's National Library in Jerusalem. (Photo by Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo)

In this photo taken Sunday, October 5, 2014, a library official shows a 13th-century German prayer book containing the earliest evidence of the Yiddish language, at Israel's National Library in Jerusalem. This week, Israel's National Library gave The Associated Press a rare peek at a selection of rare historical manuscripts in its collection. (Photo by Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo)
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09 Oct 2014 12:38:00
Klementinum Library, Prague, Czech Republic

The Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World).
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15 Sep 2013 10:04:00
Shen Yuxi (L), introduces analysis software to investors at a “street stock salon” in central Shanghai, China, September 5, 2015. Shen carries a TV screen on his electronic bike to the "salon" every weekends where he sets it up on the wall outside a brokerage house. Shen's been selling analysis software at "the salon" for more than 10 years. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

Some are in it just for the money, others to help buy a meal. Then there are those who trade for fun or to spend time among friends. Millions of investors – pensioners, security guards, high-school students – dominate China's stock markets, conducting about 80 percent of all trades. Retirees gather in brokerage houses dotted around China also to enjoy some company and savour the air conditioning on hot days. Some start as young as 13, trading from home with an eye on future careers in finance. Winning isn't guaranteed. This year, among the most turbulent in China's financial history, its stock markets more than doubled in the six months to May, only to crash amid concerns that growth in the country, which makes everything from cars to steel, is slowing faster than previously thought. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)
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13 Oct 2015 08:00:00
The snitch runner takes the broom from between the legs of a Werewolves of London quidditch player during the Crumpet Cup quidditch tournament on Clapham Common on February 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The snitch runner takes the broom from between the legs of a Werewolves of London quidditch player during the Crumpet Cup quidditch tournament on Clapham Common on February 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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23 Feb 2017 00:04:00
A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike in Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia, August 1, 2017. (Photo by Antonio Bronic/Reuters)

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike in Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia, August 1, 2017. (Photo by Antonio Bronic/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2017 08:54:00