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Awesome pictures from around the world. Someone sent me these in a chain email, it was horribly formatted.

Awesome pictures from around the world

I also do not know who made the comments, or how accurate they are. I take zero credit in the pictures, I just wanted to compile them nicely for all to see. The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 meters. Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” CapePerpetua, Oregon. Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar.Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat. Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey. Dubai. And this is the view down These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland.

The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. Share! The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 - StumbleUpon. Justin Lane / Getty Images Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 - StumbleUpon

Kyodo / Reuters A whirpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11. This sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami in Japan. HANDOUT / Reuters Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1. GARY HERSHORN / Reuters Two lights from the former site of the World Trade Centers shine for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

STAN HONDA / Getty Images Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office. A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. Paula Bronstein / Getty Images KYODO / Reuters J. Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever Made. Seriously. Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic - StumbleUpon.

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 - The Atlantic - StumbleUpon

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.

Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula. These 50 Photos Will Blow you Away - StumbleUpon. Great news today: we will start a series of showcases that are meant to make the jaws drop! Here’s the first one of the series: none of the 50 photos are photoshopped, to emphasize the natural beauty and the professionalism of the photographers. 50 scenes that cannot be seen in the daily life, 50 jewels of the photographic art! If you want to see more, also checkout: 50 More Photos That Will Blow Your Mind Landslide Hall Clouds on Fire Marpissa Muscosa Talking to a Lady Celebration Underwater Dance. The Game Plunge Diver Denise Family Lemon Shark at Sunset Anemone Schrimp. Most popular photography on StumbleUpon! - StumbleUpon.