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Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. Enjoy!
Forty-three years ago, a routine police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement. Patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Manhattan, fought back during arrests in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969.
digg On March 10, 1869, railroad officials, political leaders and work gangs converged at Promontory Point, Utah, to drive in the last spike of the Pacific Railroad, the first of five transcontinental railroads built in the 19th century. The driving of the spike linked the Union Pacific line built from East to West with the Central Pacific, which had commenced construction in California.
A few years ago, James Mollison began taking photos of children around the world and their rooms. "I soon realized that my own experience of having a 'bedroom' simply doesn't apply to so many kids," he recalls in his book Where Children Sleep , which collects his images from 18 countries. Striking and unsentimental, Mollison's work shows that wherever a child lies down at night is not so much a retreat from as a reflection of the world outside. Erlen is 14 years old and is pregnant for the third time. She lives in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Jessica Montoya Coggins PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:36 GMT, 19 February 2013 For those on the verge of abandoning New Year's diets, there may be hope yet. The popular research website WiseGEEK photographed what we've all wondered: 200 calories worth of carrots equals how many gummy bears? As it turns out, you don't have to settle for a diet of only fruits and vegetables if you're calorie-counting. The portion sizes they photographed are relative to one another and should provide some comfort to would-be dieters who can't live without potato chips or candy.
A new photographic showcase will be unveiled at the Royal Geographical Society this week. The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition features "the very best in environmental and social photography and video", which aims to "enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality". See www.rgs.org .