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Exciting Links for Boring Days. China_faq_1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1612 × 1113 pixels) - Scaled (67%) 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 3 of 3 - Alan Taylor - In Focus. 2011 was a year of global tumult, marked by widespread social and political uprisings, economic crises, and a great deal more.

2011: The Year in Photos, Part 3 of 3 - Alan Taylor - In Focus

We saw the fall of multiple dictators, welcomed a new country (South Sudan), witnessed our planet's population grow to 7 billion, and watched in horror as Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear disaster. From the Arab Spring to Los Indignados to Occupy Wall Street, citizens around the world took to the streets in massive numbers, protesting against governments and financial institutions, risking arrest, injury, and in some cases their lives.

Collected here is Part 3 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering 2011's last months. Be sure to also see Part 1, and Part 2, totaling 120 images in all. [40 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Occupy Wall Street protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. U.S. Warning:This image may contain graphic orobjectionable content. 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 2 of 3 - Alan Taylor - In Focus. 2011 was a year of global tumult, marked by widespread social and political uprisings, economic crises, and a great deal more.

2011: The Year in Photos, Part 2 of 3 - Alan Taylor - In Focus

We saw the fall of multiple dictators, welcomed a new country (South Sudan), witnessed our planet's population grow to 7 billion, and watched in horror as Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear disaster. 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 1 of 3 - Alan Taylor - In Focus. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St.

This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time.

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College.

Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website. Stock Photos. So close.. n02_sean-heavey.jpg (JPEG Image, 990 × 567 pixels) Left vs Right: US Political Spectrum. Untitled. 18262.jpg (JPEG Image, 950 × 506 pixels) Gotes.jpg (JPEG Image, 1324 × 1101 pixels) Lamborghini houston. Hard_rock_cafe.jpg (JPEG Image, 350 × 495 pixels) The Surreal Paintings of Vladimir Kush. The Surreal Paintings of Vladimir Kush posted by Damian M. under Photography on Mar 21st, 2010 with 32 Comments 21 Mar 0 Share 23 Photos Of... said Feb 4th, 2012 Love the city skylines in pics 2 and 3, amazing!

The Surreal Paintings of Vladimir Kush

Michael Plus Rebecca Burford said Dec 13th, 2011 Vladimir has a new iPad app showcasing his work! RouLitO said Nov 26th, 2011 These are absolutely beautiful pieces of art. Ayisha Papiya said Sep 14th, 2011 Wow unbelievable nice painting you are absolutely brilliant painter thanks a lot for sharing !!!! Coach Purses said Jun 18th, 2011 Nice to see this picture Coach Sneakers. Chapter XLII: Obsolete. 11 Pencil Vs. Camera Images. 986 653Share10.7K Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and now living in Belgium, Ben Heine is an amazing artist who overlaps hand-drawn works of art with photos to create stunning images.

I selected eleven of his Pencil Vs. Camera images from his site, but you should check out all his awesome work if you have time. The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.