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Schoolchildren ride on a makeshift raft to attend the opening of classes at a remote Casili Elementary School in Montalban, Rizal northeast of Manila, Philippines June 13, 2016. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

Schoolchildren ride on a makeshift raft to attend the opening of classes at a remote Casili Elementary School in Montalban, Rizal northeast of Manila, Philippines June 13, 2016. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)
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14 Jun 2016 12:57:00
A cadet from the Interior Ministry with the word Fidel painted on her face attends a rally honoring the late Cuban leader at the Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Schools and government offices were closed Tuesday for a second day of homage to Fidel Castro, with the day ending in a rally on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power.Fidel Castro passed away Friday Nov. 25. He was 90. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

A cadet from the Interior Ministry with the word Fidel painted on her face attends a rally honoring the late Cuban leader at the Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Schools and government offices were closed Tuesday for a second day of homage to Fidel Castro, with the day ending in a rally on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power.Fidel Castro passed away Friday Nov. 25. He was 90. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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01 Dec 2016 12:58:00
Saudi children of al-Fefi family walk up the stairs as they make their way to their schools through Fifa Mountain, in Jazan, south of Saudi Arabia, December 15, 2016. (Photo by Mohamed Al Hwaity/Reuters)

Saudi children of al-Fefi family walk up the stairs as they make their way to their schools through Fifa Mountain, in Jazan, south of Saudi Arabia, December 15, 2016. (Photo by Mohamed Al Hwaity/Reuters)
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18 Dec 2016 08:36:00


People visit Chinese artist Huang Yongping's installation art work named “Leviathanation” at Tang Contemporary Art of 798 Art District on March 29, 2011 in Beijing, China. The exhibition named “Tracing The Milky Way” will be last until May 14. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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24 Apr 2011 07:37:00
Milky Way over Switzerland

Milky Way over Switzerland

The Milky Way is the galaxy in which Earth is contained. This name derives from its appearance as a dim “milky” glowing band arching across the night sky, in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars. The term “Milky Way” is a translation of the Classical Latin via lactea, from the Hellenistic Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (pr. galaxías kýklos, “milky circle”). The Milky Way appears like a band because it is a disk-shaped structure being viewed from inside. The fact that this faint band of light is made up of stars was proven in 1610 when Galileo Galilei used his telescope to resolve it into individual stars. In the 1920s, observations by astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies.



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20 Jun 2012 10:11:00
People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, January 9, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, January 9, 2015. Venezuela's socialist government decreed an “economic emergency” on Friday that will expand its powers and published the first data in a year that shows the depth of a recession fueled by low oil prices and a sputtering state-led model. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)
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18 Jan 2016 08:03:00
A boy runs next to a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, placed in celebration of the King's 88th birthday, in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A boy runs next to a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, placed in celebration of the King's 88th birthday, in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)
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07 Dec 2015 08:03:00
Russian communists lay flowers at Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's tomb on Red Square next to the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, December 21, 2015. Russian communists are marking the 136th anniversary of Josef Stalin's birthday. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA)

Russian communists lay flowers at Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's tomb on Red Square next to the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, December 21, 2015. Russian communists are marking the 136th anniversary of Josef Stalin's birthday. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA)
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23 Dec 2015 08:04:00