The best photographs of 2016 - in pictures Boy on a bike at the Qayyarah oilfields (21 October)Carl Court/Getty Images I had heard the oilfields were on fire in Qayyarah, Iraq, and spent hours driving to get there. When I finally arrived, there was a strange atmosphere in the town – it felt dangerous and volatile, like anything could happen. My fixer said he was worried, that it didn’t feel right, and when a local guy like him is saying he doesn’t feel safe, you have to listen. We agreed to spend only 10 minutes on the ground, so I set my stopwatch and started snapping. I was shooting the huge plumes of black smoke that were billowing up hundreds of feet into the air and hovering above, shrouding us in darkness.
How ampersand came from a misunderstanding Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself. The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website. Search Digital Collections No permission required. No restrictions on use. Below you'll find tools, projects, and explorations designed to inspire your own creations—go forth and reuse!
Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam – Experience Kollam as a seaport had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans. It is also known for its natural beauty embraced with sea, forests, mountains, lakes, backwaters, plains, rivers, tropical crops and vast green fields. With its lush greenery and vivid natural surroundings, Kollam has become one of the favorite holiday destination. Fragrant Nature Resort Kollam
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