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Last Saturday in Moscow region there was held a rehearsal of display of military equipment as a part of International Forum called ‘Mechanical Engineering Technologies.’ There was built a special training ground for the display – a unique area that allows showing riding properties of armored and wheeled machinery to the fullest extent. There are lots of obstacles of different kinds on the training ground needed for demonstration of any types of machinery. There is a special obstacle zone for military motor vehicles. At first they move across big concrete blocks and then climb onto the stairs. In the right you can see T-90S tanks constructed by ‘Uralvagonzavod.’ A T-90S tank is a light-weight one and moreover it has powerful weaponry, high mobility and it is small sized. After the machinery finished its performance there was a field training of special branches of Russia’s enforcement agencies.

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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is one of the world's biggest photography competitions, attracting more than 100,000 entries in 2009. The Telegraph is, once again, sponsoring a category in this year's competition. This gallery contains some recent images that caught our eye. See many more photos, and instructions on how to enter, at photoradar.com/photographer-of-the-year Meeting up in Madagascar by janknaapen, who says: This maki (lemur) living at a hotel near Isalo N.P. in Madagascar is hand-raised and therefore frank and enterprising. It surprised us as it was fooling around in its owner's car, looking at us from behind the steering wheel. Joy, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. chalk by oeo, who says: After discovering my daughter had eaten some tasty chalk I decided to take a photograph of her before I cleaned her up. This way mum would not know a thing - butshe told mum within seconds of her coming home. Still, she rarely complains of indigestion. A child playing with the rain, using the umbrella from taro leaves.

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25 Years ago Chernobyl was headline news. On April 26th 1986 at 1:23 A.M. reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the town of Pripyat, ruptured a vessel during several extreme power spikes. Several explosions followed and these caused the graphite moderator components of the reactor to be exposed to air, setting them on fire. The fire sent a plume of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere. It drifted over large parts of the Sovjet Union and Western Europe. 50 People died as a direct result of the disaster and it is thought up to 4000 people have died as a result of being exposed to the radioactive materials which entered the atmosphere. Over 350.000 were evacuated from contaminated areas around Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In 2011, 25 years later, the area surrounding Chernobyl still looks like a ghost town. Fan of TotallyCoolPix David Schindler went to Chernobyl and took these amazing photos which will take you right back into time to 1986.

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ellow evokes the shine of the sun and is found throughout nature and the man-made world as a color that commands attention. This highly visible hue is found on everything from bumblebees to school buses, traffic signs to highlighters. Misbehaving soccer players are shown yellow as a warning, and Tour de France racers know the man in yellow is the rider to beat. The upper floors of Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower provide a dizzying view of hotel rooms and offices below. Standing nearly 1,380 feet, the tower is one of the tallest buildings in China. The yellow hues of a small home in Lanai City, Hawaii, are matched by its owner's vintage Plymouth. Many residents of this village live in such pastel-pain ted cottages, first built for pineapple plantation workers. Eyelash vipers are indigenous to Central and South America and come in a variety of colors, including shocking yellow.

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India is one of the largest salt producer in the world. Blisko 70% z ok. 20 mln ton soli potasowej pochodzi ze stanu Gujarat. Nearly 70% of the approximately 20 million tons of potassium salt comes from the state of Gujarat. Miejscem, które z tym zajeciem wiaze sie szczególnie, jest Wielki Rann – sezonowe solnisko (slone bagna) na spornym pograniczu Indii i Pakistanu, nad Morzem Arabskim. The place, which in this particular occupation is associated, is the Great Rann - seasonal salt pan (salt marshes) on the disputed border between India and Pakistan, the Arabian Sea. Sól czesto wydobywana jest tradycyjnymi, niezmiennymi od stuleci metodami. Salt is often extracted by traditional methods immutable for centuries. Przy pracy zaangazowane sa cale rodziny, równiez dzieci. Szacuje sie, ze kazdego roku zbieraniem soli zajmuje sie 200 tys. When the work involves the whole family, including children. It is estimated that each year the collection deals with the sole 200 thousand. ludzi. people. Obok Wielkiego Ranu na zdjeciach zobaczycie równiez solnisko znajdujace sie w Indonezji, na wyspie Madura. In addition to the Grand Ranu see photos of the salt pan located in Indonesia, on the island of Madura. W miejscowosci Sumenep, po odparowaniu wody, rolnicy zbieraja ok. 10 ton soli z kazdych 100 m2. In the town of Sumenep, the evaporation of water, farmers collect about 10 tonnes of salt for every 100 m2. Sól ta jest nastepnie eksportowana – glównie do Malezji. This salt is subsequently exported - mainly to Malaysia.

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From an Indian baker preparing vermicelli, to weddings in China, here is a look at daily life in other nations as seen through the eyes of photographers who work for the Associated Press. An elderly Nepalese man smokes as he sits in front of a closed shop which has writings made during the recently concluded Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct.10, 2011. People believe making these writings in front of their shops and homes brings good luck. People enjoy thermal water in the ruins of the ancient baths at Tiermas while covering their bodies with mud in Yesa, northern Spain, Saturday Oct.1, 2011. A man carries ducks he bought at a roadside market in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, named for the nearest town of Carlsbad, is located in southeastern New Mexico. It is part of the Guadalupe Mountains. The limestone cavern includes many chambers, the largest of which is called the Big Room and is 4,000 feet 1,219 m) long, 625 feet (190.5 m) wide, and 350 feet (about 107 m) high at the highest point. This chamber is the 7th largest in the world and the 3rd largest on the North American continent. Visitors can choose to explore the caves via a hike down from the natural entrance, or take the elevator directly to the Underground Lunchroom 750 feet (230 m) below the surface. Visitors can take a ranger-guided or a self-guided tour through the caverns. For hours of desperation and more information, see the Carlsbad Caverns National Park official website.

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We recently published an article about Maremma sheepdogs being used as bodyguards to protect Fairy Penguins (aka Little Penguins, Blue Penguins, Korora penguins, etc) from foxes, and a lot of readers told us that they just loved the little blue guys and wanted more. So I figured, why not indulge a bit with a Fairy Penguin special feature! Fairy Penguins only grow to about 12-13 inches on average (30-33 cm), weighting in at a featherweight of around 3 pounds (1.5 kg). This shot provides some scale. You can really see just how small Fairy Penguins are compared to a human.

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