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Pagan Kingdom, Myanmar

The Kingdom of Pagan (also commonly known as the Pagan Dynasty and the Pagan Empire) was the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern-day Burma (Myanmar). Pagan's 250-year rule over the Irrawaddy valley and its periphery laid the foundation for the ascent of Burmese language and culture, the spread of Burman ethnicity in Upper Burma, and the growth of Theravada Buddhism in Burma and in mainland Southeast Asia.
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22 Feb 2014 15:14:00
Local residents take part in the celebrations of Kolyada pagan holiday, which over the centuries has merged with Orthodox Christmas festivities and marks the upcoming end of winter, in the village of Noviny, Belarus, January 21, 2017. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

Local residents take part in the celebrations of Kolyada pagan holiday, which over the centuries has merged with Orthodox Christmas festivities and marks the upcoming end of winter, in the village of Noviny, Belarus, January 21, 2017. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)
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22 Jan 2017 09:38:00
Coliseum, Rome. (Photo by Richard Silver)

Richard Silver's photographs show us the world's biggest sights like Machu Picchu in Peru or Copacabana in Brazil. His photos, however, are not simply depictions of the landmarks but planned, artistic visual constructions that, with their playful combinations of sharpness and blur, create new worlds of experience. Photo: Coliseum, Rome. (Photo by Richard Silver)
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04 May 2013 11:19:00
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


Look at the image for long enough and you can make the train change direction simply by thinking about it. Freaky.
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21 May 2013 10:55:00
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
Hoghton Towers 1940

Living History comes to Hoghton Tower with the sights and sounds of the 1940's.
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28 May 2012 01:40:00
Marcello Di Francesco took third place in the Macro category for this picture of an Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator), taken in the waters near Indonesia's Ambon Island

More than 700 underwater images were submitted for the 2012 Annual Underwater Photography Contest, hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. This year, for the first time, the University of Miami set up a “Fan Favorite” category for its underwater photo competition. Internet users could vote for their favorite among five pictures. Todd Aki's photo of a jellyfish took the prize, snaring 599 of the 1,221 votes cast. (Photo by Todd Aki)
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22 Apr 2012 12:47:00