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These photographs show the beautiful and eerie underwater world of a Swiss ice-filled Alpine lake. An ice wall seen from underwater, with the mountains in the background. Taken in Lake Sassolo, close to the southern border with Italy, these shots were taken by diving photographer Franco Banfi. A scuba diver swims inside an ice cave in Lake Sassolo in Sambuco Valley, Ticino, Switzerland.

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A glimpse of daily life through the lenses of photographers of the Associated Press. Indonesian dancers perform during Cultural Art performance in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, May 8, 2010. A Hindu holy man and a woman return after bathing at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Friday, May 7, 2010. A young Chinese girl plays with a Chinese flag while standing in an alley of Houhai district in Beijing, Thursday, May 6, 2010.

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Women arrived for auditions at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday to compete for a spot with the Rockettes in New York City. In order to be considered, dancers must be at least 18 years old, measure at a height between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 1/2 inches without their heels on. The dancers must also be proficient in numerous dance styles, including jazz, tap and ballet. The women who make it through the extremely tough competition and land a spot with the legendary dance group will perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30 this year.

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On May 18th, 1980, thirty years ago today, at 8:32 a.m., the ground shook beneath Mount St. Helens in Washington state as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck, setting off one of the largest landslides in recorded history - the entire north slope of the volcano slid away. As the land moved, it exposed the superheated core of the volcano setting off gigantic explosions and eruptions of steam, ash and rock debris. The blast was heard hundreds of miles away, the pressure wave flattened entire forests, the heat melted glaciers and set off destructive mudflows, and 57 people lost their lives. The erupting ash column shot up 80,000 feet into the atmosphere for over 10 hours, depositing ash across Eastern Washington and 10 other states. Collected here are photos of the volcano and its fateful 1980 eruption. The melted Dashboard of pickup truck located on ridge top about 14 km north of Mount St. Helens demonstrates the powerful heat generated by the volcanic blast. Photo taken on June 18, 1980. An aerial view of blowdown and Fawn Lake, inside the blast zone on October 28, 1980 (note Mount St. Helens in the background). Note also the USGS scientists in a small boat in the middle of the lake taking water samples. The distinctive bloom of a Fireweed, a hearty pioneer plant, is seen with Spirit Lake in the background on September 4, 1984.

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The contestants will spend the next 2 weeks appearing at events and preparing to compete in the 2011 Miss Universe Competition on 12 September 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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On the night of Friday, January 13, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, with more than 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members on board, struck a reef, keeled over, and partially sank off Isola del Giglio, Italy. Six people are now confirmed dead, including two French passengers and one Peruvian crew member, apparently after jumping into the chilly Mediterranean waters after the wreck. Fourteen more people still remain missing, as search and rescue teams continue their efforts to find survivors. The incident occurred only hours into the cruise, and passengers had not yet undergone any lifeboat drills -- that plus the severe list of the ship made evacuation chaotic and frightening. Captain Francesco Schettino has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. Gathered here are images of the Costa Concordia, as efforts are still underway to find the fourteen passengers that remain missing.

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As the summer of 2014 winds down and the evenings bring a bit of chilly air, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at time spent in mid-air during recent warmer months. This recent collection shows people, animals, and machines jumping, soaring, leaping, diving, falling, and flying, momentarily free from their connection to the Earth. A Palestinian man plays with his baby on a beach in Gaza city on September 7, 2014. Lotus F1 team driver Pastor Maldonado goes off the track after colliding with Sauber driver Esteban Guitiererrez during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit, England, on July 6, 2014. Maikel Melero of Spain warms up prior to the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the South African savanna of Pretoria on August 20, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama began a six-day, four-nation tour (Ireland, England, France, and Poland) May 22, 2011. His 24-hour visit to Ireland included dropping by rural Moneygall, where his great-great-great-grandfather Fulmouth Kearney lived before immigrating to the United States in 1850. The second stop on Mr. Obama’s itinerary? London, for a visit with the Queen, where he was honored with a State Dinner at Buckingham Palace and gave an address to both houses of Parliament. Mr. Obama’s next stop: a meeting of the Group of 8 world powers in Deauville, France. The leaders discussed how the West could help Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab states in political transition. On the last stop: Mr. Obama visited Poland. Last year he was forced to cancel (to attend the funeral of Poland's president) when the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano restricted air space and travel. Ironically, a new volcanic eruption forced alterations of his itinerary again this year. A muslim protestor is removed by police from outside Downing Street prior to the arrival of President Obama, May 24, 2011 in London, England. Obama reviews an honor guard with Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace, May 24, 2011. A newspaper vendor holds up a stack of papers with the front page headline "Welcome Home" in reference to US President Barack Obama's visit to the Republic of Ireland. Obama paid a joyful visit to a small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker.

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