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"A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down " - Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world - of these, some are particularly special:
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A skier looks at a lenticular cloud, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, US. Lenticular clouds are popular with UFO believers because they often look like flying saucers. The lens-shaped clouds form at high altitude and are usually formed when moist air passes over a mountain range and is heated adiabatically (that is, without any transference of heat energy) as it descends. The cloud pattern depends upon the wind speed and the shape of the mountains. A constant wind may produce clouds which are stable and remain virtually stationary in the sky for long periods. Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features
The World at Night organized an international competition to find stunning nightscape photographs . These pictures were based on amazing shots taken by various photographers reflecting the unimaginable beauty of the heavenly night sky. Pictures were judged in two categories: "Beauty of the Night Sky" and "Against the Lights."