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A warrior in Azovstal. The photo was taken by one of the defenders, Dmitry Kozacky.

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Milky Way over French Alp Hoodoos

Real castles aren't this old. And the background galaxy is even older. Looking a bit like an alien castle, the pictured rock spires are called hoodoos and are likely millions of years old. Rare, but found around the world, hoodoos form when dense rocks slow the erosion of softer rock underneath. The pictured hoodoos survive in the French Alps and are named Demoiselles Coiffées -- which translates to English as "Ladies with Hairdos". The background galaxy is part of the central disk of our own Milky Way galaxy and contains stars that are typically billions of years old. The photogenic Cygnus sky region -- rich in dusty dark clouds and red glowing nebulas -- appears just above and behind the hoodoos. The featured image was taken in two stages: the foreground was captured during the evening blue hour, while the background was acquired from the same location later that night.

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Our lonely giant is silhouetted on the Maasai Mara, or just 'The Mara' to locals. It's a large national game reserve in Kenya, and one of the world's most important wildlife conservation areas. The preserve was established in 1961 - Don's birth year - and is contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania—together, the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem protects some 9,700 square miles. In addition to our friend Don, the Maasai Mara is home to large populations of elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos, wildebeest, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, and many more creatures. While some zoologists consider the Don to be a separate species, most authorities recognize only one species of Don with nine subspecies.
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The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including a giant stingray, a lost tortoise and hungry monkeys
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What happened to the man on fire? In 2017, a single photo brought worldwide attention to the brutality of frontline protests in Venezuela. It was taken by Ro... Dethkids_934_maxresdefault_(1) Dethkids_1442_maxresdefaultPhotographing the War on ISIS | Developing News

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Genndy Tartakovsky has made a name for himself by creating some of the most beloved series to ever air on Cartoon Network, with the likes of Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Primal showing off the creativity of the animator and his team. Now, it seems as though Tartakovsky has a new project [...]

Animation Legend Genndy Tartakovsky Reveals First Look At New Project, Unicorn

The project will help Ukraine preserve its cultural heritage, even if cultural artifacts are destroyed.


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Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid

The early morning planet parade continues. Visible the world over, the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn have been lining up in the pre-dawn sky since mid-April. In the featured image taken last month, these planets were captured over the Step Pyramid of Djoser, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Saqqara necropolis of Egypt, the pyramid was constructed in the 27th century BC and is one of the oldest pyramids known. The two-image composite includes a foreground image taken during evening blue hour, and a background image captured from the same location the following morning. The morning planet line-up is slowly changing. At the end of last month, planets Jupiter and Venus switched places, while at the end of this month, Jupiter and Mars will switch after passing within one-degree of each other. Of course, this picturesque planetary angular alignment is a coincidence, as all of these worlds continue to orbit the Sun as they have for billions of years, well before even the ancient Pyramid of Djoser was built.

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Partial Solar Eclipse over Argentina

What's happened to the Sun? Two days ago, parts of South America were treated to a partial solar eclipse -- where the Moon blocked out part of the Sun. The featured image shows an image of the partially eclipsed Sun through clouds as it was setting over Patagonia, Argentina. In the tilted image, Earth is toward the right. During the eclipse, the Moon moved partly between Earth and the Sun. Although a visually impressive sight, the slight dimming of surroundings during this partial eclipse was less noticeable than dimming created by a thick cloud. In about two weeks, all of South America and part of North America will experience a total lunar eclipse -- where the Earth moves completely between the Moon and the Sun. In about two years, a total solar eclipse will cross North America.

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Leonard Ignelzi, whose knack for being in the right place at the right time produced breathtaking images of Hall of Fame sports figures, devastating wildfires and other major news over 37 years as photographer for The Associated Press in San Diego, has died.

Leonard Ignelzi, renowned AP photographer, dies at 74 \

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The art world is a nebulous environment of deep-pocketed financiers with little regulatory oversight, which has made it a favorite for the wealthy to speculate, at the expense of starving artists. Now the world of NFTs promises to disrupt this system and reward artists fairly. But is that just a cover for even more speculation?
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Ron Galella, the relentless paparazzo who hounded Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton, has died. He was 91.


Max Ernst (* April 2, 1891 in Brühl (Rhineland); † April 1, 1976 in Paris, France), was an important painter, graphic artist, sculptor and poet of German origin who was granted American citizenship in 1948 and French citizenship in 1958. The techniques of frottage, grattage and drip painting can be traced back to him.DonRobusto_4099_Max_Ernst_Signature DonRobusto_5378_portrait_max_ernstDonRobusto_4251_Max_Ernst_-_Die_ganze_StadtDonRobusto_486_max_ernst_collageDonRobusto_430_Max_Ernst_De_but_en_blanc
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A Massachusetts-based greeting card company broke two Guinness World Records with the creation of a quilling paper replica of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night measuring 287.77 square feet.

Replica of 'Starry Night' made with quilling paper breaks two world records - UPI.com


What we know about hobo graffiti comes from hobos — a group that took pride in embellishing stories.
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Alexander Calder was an American artist known for his kinetic sculptures and mobiles. Works of Calder is a 20-minute short film from 1950 by Herbert Matter. It depicts Calder building his mobiles, made out of all types of material, including tin, wood, and wire. ...
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After fading into obscurity, the late artist Francis Hines is gaining new attention after a car mechanic rescued hundreds of his paintings from a dumpster in Connecticut. Hines, an abstract expressionist, garnered some recognition in 1980 by using fabric to wrap the arch in New York City’s Washington Square in an intricate crisscross pattern.

Dumpster find leads to rediscovery of artist Francis Hines

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Planet Parade over Sydney Opera House

The world is waking up to a picturesque planet parade. Just before dawn, the eastern skies over much of planet Earth are decorated by a notable line of familiar planets. In much of Earth's northern hemisphere, this line of planets appears most nearly horizontal, but in much of Earth's southern hemisphere, the line appears more nearly vertical. Pictured over the Sydney Opera House in southern Australia, the planet line was captured nearly vertical about five days ago. From top to bottom, the morning planets are Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter. As April ends, the angular distance between Venus and Jupiter will gradually pass below a degree as they switch places. Then, as May ends, Jupiter will pass near Mars as those two planets switch places. In June, the parade will briefly expand to include Mercury.
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