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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
Nuclear Football

“The nuclear football (also known as the atomic football, the president's emergency satchel, the button, the black box, or just the football) is a briefcase, the contents of which are to be used by the President of the United States of America to authorize a nuclear attack while away from fixed command centers, such as the White House Situation Room. It functions as a mobile hub in the strategic defense system of the United States. It is a metallic Zero Halliburton briefcase carried in a black leather “jacket”. The package weighs around 45 pounds (20 kilograms). A small antenna protrudes from the bag near the handle”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A U.S. Military officer carries the “football”, which carries nuclear launch codes, on South Lawn after returning with U.S. President George W. Bush to the White House January 7, 2002 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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06 Aug 2011 12:53:00
Belgium supporters pose before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)

Belgium supporters pose before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)
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06 Jul 2014 09:25:00
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
Jessica Hilltout : Amen-Grassroots Football

The images in Jessica Hilltout‘s Amen tell a gripping story of the joy soccer provides for Africa’s less fortunate. Inspired by her father, Hilltout set off to photograph soccer in Africa in all its shapes and sizes, coming to the conclusion that “the beautiful game exists in its purest form in what I saw — people playing for the joy of playing.”
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18 Oct 2012 10:49:00
Football Fans 1900–1940

Arsenal football supporters cheering from the train carriage window as they leave Euston Station, London, on their way to Birmingham for their team's match against Aston Villa which they lost 3-5. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 19th November 1932
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28 Aug 2011 13:57:00
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