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A cowgirl participates in the barrel race competition at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on April 1, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A cowgirl participates in the barrel race competition at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on April 1, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Bill Pickett Rodeo is the nations only touring black rodeo competition. The rodeo celebrates western heritage and the contributions that black cowboys and cowgirls have made to the sport of rodeo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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06 Apr 2017 09:15:00
Several new species of peacock spider – just a few millimetres long and featuring extraordinary colours – have been discovered in Western Australia and South Australia. Jürgen Otto, a biologist from Sydney, has been researching the arachnids since 2005, and has gained a significant following online with his footage. He believes there are now 48 confirmed species of peacock spider within the Maratus genus, found across Australia but particularly in Western Australia – and many more awaiting confirmation. Here: Maratus Tasmanicus, one of seven new species of peacock spiders studied by the Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto. (Photo by Jürgen Otto)

Several new species of peacock spider – just a few millimetres long and featuring extraordinary colours – have been discovered in Western Australia and South Australia. Jürgen Otto, a biologist from Sydney, has been researching the arachnids since 2005, and has gained a significant following online with his footage. He believes there are now 48 confirmed species of peacock spider within the Maratus genus, found across Australia but particularly in Western Australia – and many more awaiting confirmation. Here: Maratus Tasmanicus, one of seven new species of peacock spiders studied by the Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto. (Photo by Jürgen Otto)
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30 May 2016 08:40:00
A morning fog is seen in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia on October 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexey Malgavko/Reuters)

A morning fog is seen in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia on October 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexey Malgavko/Reuters)
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19 Oct 2019 00:03:00


Theridion grallator, also known as the "happy face spider", is a spider in the family Theridiidae. Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi (face-patterned spider). The specific epithet grallator is Latin for "stilt walker", a reference to the species' long, spindly legs.
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16 Mar 2013 16:08:00
Iraqi soldiers work at a radio station at Makhmour base, Iraq April 17, 2016. (Photo by Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

Iraqi soldiers work at a radio station at Makhmour base, Iraq April 17, 2016. The Iraqi army has set up a radio station at its base in Makhmour broadcasting into areas south of Mosul controlled by Islamic State militants. The radio, which reaches villages halfway to the northern city, broadcasts military anthems and messages to the more than one million civilians living there. Radio operators said their aim was to weaken the militants’ morale and reassure civilians that the military has not forgotten them after nearly two years under Islamic State control. (Photo by Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
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19 Apr 2016 13:17:00
Worshippers of the Black Christ of Portobelo look at the statue during the annual celebratory pilgrimage in Portobelo, in the province of Colon October 21, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Worshippers of the Black Christ of Portobelo look at the statue during the annual celebratory pilgrimage in Portobelo, in the province of Colon October 21, 2015. Thousands of devotees gather at the Festival of the Black Christ every year to celebrate Christ's miracles. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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25 Oct 2015 08:00:00
A Cambodian tuk tuk driver and guide with a tarantula in his mouth shortly after is was dug from the ground on June 7, 2010 in Skuon, Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. The trade for spiders and other insects as food and for medicinal purposes has been in effect since the 1970's in Cambodia but only very recently have tourists been finding a way to see where the spiders are hunted in the nearby countryside. One guide, who can be found in Kampong Cham Town has started offering tours to tourists who can find him. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

A Cambodian tuk tuk driver and guide with a tarantula in his mouth shortly after is was dug from the ground on June 7, 2010 in Skuon, Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. The trade for spiders and other insects as food and for medicinal purposes has been in effect since the 1970's in Cambodia but only very recently have tourists been finding a way to see where the spiders are hunted in the nearby countryside. One guide, who can be found in Kampong Cham Town has started offering tours to tourists who can find him. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
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04 Sep 2016 09:27:00


A statue of The Earl of Beaconsfield looks on as a giant mechanical spider sits on the side of the derelict Concourse tower in Liverpool city centre on September 3, 2008 in Liverpool, England. The 50ft tall spider was commissioned for the city's European Capital of Culture year and will begin moving to explore the city operated by artists from French theatre company La Machine. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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05 Jun 2011 11:51:00