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More than 300 clowns are taking part in the 15th Annual International Clown Convention this week in Mexico City. Here are some images from the event. A clown climbs the stairway of the Jimenez Rueda theater to participate in the costume and make up competition of the "XVth International Clown Convention" in Mexico City. A clown plays with a lizard as others laugh while trying to break the "laugh world record" in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Hundreds of clowns are attending the XVth International Clown Convention in the Mexican capital. Clowns laugh while trying to break the "laugh world record" in Mexico City, Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010.

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Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the global economic summit in Toronto Saturday, torching police cruisers and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers. Police arrested more than 150 people. Police used shields, clubs, tear gas and pepper spray to push back the rogue protesters who tried to head south toward the security fence surrounding the perimeter of the Group of 20 summit site. Some demonstrators hurled bottles at police. "We have never seen that level of wanton criminality and vandalism and destruction on our streets," Toronto police chief Bill Blair said. The roving band wearing black balaclavas shattered shop windows for blocks, including at police headquarters, then shed some of their black clothes, revealing other garments, and continued to rampage through downtown Toronto. Protesters torched at least three police cruisers in different parts of the city, including one in the heart of the city's financial district. One protester jumped on the roof of one before dropping a Molotov cocktail into the smashed windshield.

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Minnesota native Mark Heithoff ‘s series of images of Lake Minnetonka, called “The Lake,” is currently showing at the Burnet Gallery at Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis through September 8, 2013. Lake Minnetonka was named in 1852, and its name came from the Sioux Indian words minne (water) and tonka (big). Rightly so, as the lake covers almost 22 square miles, with many bays, peninsulas and islands, providing lots of scenic views and attracting loads of visitors. Heitoff’s series of images, known as “The Lake,” was photographed from the bow of his parents’ boat over a period of four years (2006-2009). Out of the estimated 1500 photographs Heitoff produced, only 18 images were selected for the Burnet Gallery show. “The Lake” was made into a photo book of the same name in 2012.

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The crazy thing about all of the different innovative housing ideas that we show is how design is so affected by the rules. So in America you can design a shed or a recreational vehicle (why so many tiny houses are on chassis) or a mobile home or a trailer or a park model or a HUD home. All of these are subject to different building codes and more importantly, to different zoning bylaws that determine where they can go. It is much the same in the UK, with the difference that where in America, trailers are considered somewhat downmarket, there they are called Caravans. They can be quite upscale and wonderful, like this one at Brockloch bothy, built by Sam Booth of ECHO.

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Mission Wolf is a remote wolf sanctuary located 35 miles NorthWest of Walsenburg, Colorado - read lots more at their website. This was an enjoyable (overnight) first stop on our two week Colorado vacation roadtrip. In addition to the pictures below, I have three slide shows of the wolves, wolves w/people, and other misc. pictures. As seen below, you get really close to the wolves!

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Below is a summary of the "Three Perfect Days in Wenatchee" - see the links above for even more pictures! Oh yeah, the skiing was outrageous - great base, fresh snow every night, and Kurt knows Mission Ridge like the back of his hand. We did a bit of hiking for some serious untouched powder, and even in the traffic'ed areas, Kurt knew all sorts of secret stashes.

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Officially a collectivity of France, the island of Bora Bora lies in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. With its amazing reef, fantastic white sand beaches, and laid-back local population it is easy to see why Bora Bora is considered by many to be paradise on Earth. The island itself features an extinct volcano in the center and is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora is a tourist hot-spot and many resorts and over-the-water bungalows have been built on the island. The population of locals is just under 9,000 with Tahitian, French, and some English spoken. Visitors can enjoy world-class diving and snorkeling, as well as sunset catamaran cruises, fishing trips, and jet ski rentals. For discounted flights and hotels, visit our Travel Page and check out the coupon codes for many major booking sites.

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Fall’s season colors the world with every imaginable autumn color from God’s masterstroke of palette and brush. During fall, the beauty of nature is like a dreamworld, a fantasy. We encourage you to get out there and enjoy it while it lasts. You only live once and there is something about being out in nature that can balance a person and put their problems into perspective. We hope you enjoy these fantastic photos of autumn, sprinkled with inspirational quotes and words of wisdom. We love these pics!

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