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Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. When complete in 2016, the building will rise about 300 feet above ground, house 65,000 seats and cost upward of $1 billion. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how construction is going. A large support beam structure is painted as construction on the new Vikings stadium continues in downtown Minneapolis. Two matching support structures rise from the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Parts of structural support beams lay disassembled as construction on the new Vikings stadium continues in downtown Minneapolis.

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view See the Vikings stadium start to take shape as presented by: Minnesota Public Radio


The speaker of Ukraine's parliament huddled under umbrellas as eggs rained down and smoke bombs filled the chamber with an acrid cloud. Then the lawmakers attacked each other, punching and brawling in the aisles. The chaos erupted Tuesday as parliament approved a treaty allowing Russia to extend the lease on a naval base in a Ukrainian port on the Black Sea until 2042 -- a move bitterly opposed by pro-Western lawmakers. Ukraine would get cheap natural gas from Russia in exchange. Security personnel use umbrellas to protect the Speaker of Ukraine's parliament Volodymyr Liytvyn during a fight at a parliament sitting in Kiev on April 27. Fighting broke out and smoke bombs and eggs were thrown Tuesday as Ukraine's parliament erupted into chaos as it ratified a bitterly controversial deal with Russia extending the lease of a key naval base. The deal signed last week by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych had been slammed by the pro-Western Ukrainian opposition as a historic surrender of sovereignty.

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It's a wedding party that got out of control: Two hundred years ago, Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig celebrated his royal nuptials with a big public bash that was such a hit it became an annual event -- and came to be known worldwide as "The Oktoberfest." His bride, Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghusen, gave her name to the Theresienwiese festival grounds upon which the event welcomes more than 6 million people a year for towering mugs of beer, oompah music and bright traditional costumes. The "Wiesn" -- as Oktoberfest is locally known -- was put on hold for various reasons during its 200-year history, including the two World Wars, the Franco-Prussian war, and cholera epidemics. That makes this year the 177th edition. Young women laugh with beer steins in their hands after the opening of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. Bavarian mountain riflemen stand during the opening ceremony of the "Historical Wiesn' in Munich, southern Germany. Overview of the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich.

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Orda Cave is the most extended underwater cave in Russia, the second in Eurasia, with regards to length, and the world’s greatest gypsum cave. It has the status of All-Russia natural monument. Vitya Lyagushkin, famous underwater photographer, journalist and dive-instructor, and Bogdana Vashchenko went diving in the Orda cave to take these amazing images.

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Architecture is one of the primary subject throughout the history of photography. Even though we are surrounded by Sky scrappers to shacks, it’s not easy to shoot them. It all depends on the photographer’s perspective. Above are some of the best shots we came across and we hope you like them as well.

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Spanish authorities say 300 people tried to scale the barrier between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday morning, with more than 200 making it across. On Thursday, more than 1,000 migrants tried to cross over but were kept back by Moroccan and Spanish forces. The presidents of the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla have appealed to the European Union for help. Melilla is feeling the pressure; nearly 2,000 people are currently being keep at the detention centre which should hold less than 500. The Spanish government estimates that 40,000 migrants are currently waiting in Morocco, hoping to get across the fence. Workers set a special net to prevent immigrants from climbing over the border fences between Spain and Morocco at the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Africa, 10 March 2014.

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Today was supposed to be something else, but in the morning the excavation of the car under the snow (probably still watered Malysz in Kuusamo) rozmiekczylo photos of me and I will be winter. Po cichu licze równiez na to, ze zimowa sceneria spowoduje, iz zmiekna serca wlodarzy Polsatu i jednak zobaczymy w swieta Kevina. We quietly hope also that the winter scenery would result in a softened heart rulers Polsat and on public holidays but we'll see Kevin. Wprawdzie kalendarzowa zima ma jeszcze prawie miesiac na pelne rozpedzenie sie, ale juz dzis zapraszam na padajace, zasypane, osniezone, sliskie zdjecia glównie z minionego tygodnia. Although winter calendaring have almost a month to fully gather speed, but today I invite you to the incident, buried, snowy, slippery pictures mostly from the past week. A20 motorway linking the Snowy Oksytanie with Paris. A skier on the mountain Feldberg mogul. Robin watching from the surrounding snow-covered branches.

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Glastonbury, a festival held at Worthy Farm in England, has become Europe's largest such gathering for music fans. Its five-day run ended Sunday, after entertaining nearly 175,000 fans. Heavy rain and mud greeted the attendees. Festival-goers dance to Jarvis Cocker and his band Pulp as the sunsets during the third day of the Glastonbury Festival June 25, 2011. This year's festival featured headline acts U2, Coldplay and Beyonce. Now in its fifth decade, the event has grown from a humble gathering of 1,500 people on Michael Eavis's Worthy dairy farm in 1970, each paying 1 pound and receiving free milk, to a giant five-day celebration of music costing 195 pounds for a basic ticket. Police officers wearing identical sunglasses pose for a photograph during the last day of the Glastonbury festival June 26.

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