Cool Things

‘Deathstar’ from Star Wars fire pit

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Free train ride in India

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The blast is actually fried chicken

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Upstate New York

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Operating room assistant

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Midtown Manhattan

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Penguin trails

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Somebody didn’t win

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Artist from Turkey creates these kind of things

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Composite of a diving competition

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Week in pictures: 20 – 26 January 2018

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Photographs taken around the world this week.

An aerial view shows a car driving along a bank of the Yenisei River, outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 25 January 2018.Image copyrightILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS
Image captionAn aerial view shows a car moving along a bank of the Yenisei River, outside Krasnoyarsk in Russia, where the air temperature was about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit).
A view of Mount Mayon volcano. as it erupted, from Our Lady of the Gate Parish church in Daraga, Albay province, south of Manila, Philippines, 25 January 2018.Image copyrightROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS
Image captionThe Philippines’ most active volcano Mount Mayon erupts, forcing more than 40,000 residents to evacuate the area. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, which monitors the country’s 22 active volcanoes, expects the explosions to continue.
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to a patient during a visit to the sensory room of the Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London, Britain, 24 January 2018.Image copyrightHANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS
Image captionBritain’s Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited the sensory room of the Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London. The Duchess is expecting her third child, who will become the fifth in line to the throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Bangladeshi Muslim devotees return home on an overcrowded train after attending the Akheri Munajat in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21 January 2017.Image copyrightABIR ABDULLAH/EPA
Image captionBangladeshi Muslim devotees return home after attending concluding prayers on the third day of the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh. the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj.
Cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are seen at the non-human primate facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China,, on 20 January 2018.Image copyrightCHINA DAILY VIA REUTERS
Image captionTwo monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born at a laboratory in China. The scientists say they followed strict international guidelines for animal research.
Orla Dean, 5, holds a placard during the Time's Up rally at Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street on 21 January 2018 in London, England.Image copyrightCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/GETTY IMAGES
Image captionPeople gather opposite Downing Street on the first anniversary of the first Women’s March in London. The event was inspired by the Time’s Up movement against sexual abuse.
Revellers in costumes take part in the traditional "Correfoc" festival in Palma de Mallorca on 21 January 2018.Image copyrightJAIME REINA/AFP
Image captionCostumed revellers take part in the traditional Correfoc festival in Palma de Mallorca. The Correfoc is a night of revelry in which participants dress as demons and parade through the streets with fire.
Italy's Federica Brignone competes during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on 23 January 2018 in Kronplatz, Plan de Corones, Italian Alps. Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won the race ahead of Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel, and Italy's Federica Brignone.Image copyrightTIZIANA FABI/AFP
Image captionItaly’s Federica Brignone competes during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom in Kronplatz in the Italian Alps. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg won the race ahead of Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel. Brignone came third.
A portrait of Robert Burns is projected on to the front of Prestonfield House in Edinburgh on Burns Night, 25 January 2018Image copyrightJANE BARLOW/PA
Image captionA portrait of Robert Burns is projected onto the front of Prestonfield House in Edinburgh to mark Burns Night. The life of Scotland’s national poet is celebrated across the world every 25 January with recitations of his poetry, the eating of haggis and drinking of whisky.
A starling murmuration near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert.Image copyrightMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP
Image captionThis impressive image of a starling murmuration was captured near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. A starling murmuration can be an amazing sight as thousands of birds swirl around the sky at sunset.

Hospital Cross in Focus

These are photos taken from my balcony in downtown Winnipeg of the St. Boniface Hospital cross. The hospital complex is roughly 2 kilometers away across the Red River.

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My dear old Dad had heart surgery at St. Boniface hospital 5 years ago. When he came to he looked out the window and the first thing he saw was that huge cross.  He wasn’t sure if he made it or not.

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Images

Juxtaposition

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Same bull, bottom photo taken 5 years after the top one.

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Apartment building

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Plain clothes New York police officer arresting a mugger, circa 1970’s.

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Older fella walks into an hardware store holding a grungy old cat, when he gets to the front of the line he plops the feline on the counter. Clerk doesn’t look like a cat lover.

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Enterprise

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Kids with their new backpacks

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Border Collie convention

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Eerie looking clouds

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