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Hotels from Hell: The 10 Places to Avoid at All Costs (PHOTOS)

Welcome to our hotel. Please enjoy the creepy crawlies in your bed, the lovely chemical plant view, and the shady clientele, with our compliments. We …

The vanishing islands of Kiribati

<b>The Republic of Kiribati is probably best known as being the first inhabited place on Earth to greet the new millennium, yet these low lying atolls are under threat from rising sea levels, something that drew photographer Giulietta Verdon-Roe to spend a month documenting daily life on the slowly</b> …

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The Crappiest Taxidermy in the Entire World (Photos)

A howler monkey with a ridiculous crotch. A winged cat that’s a ceiling fan (for real). A look Kat Su’s ‘Crap Taxidermy,’ the words-defying Tumblr …

23 sailors killed when U.S. Navy destroyers run aground at Honda Point

On Sept. 8, 1923, seven U.S. Navy destroyers ran aground at Honda Point, north of Santa Barbara. Twenty-three sailors lost their lives.<p>Fourteen ships of Destroyer Squadron 11 were en route from San Francisco to San Diego in a single column. A navigational error led the column onto the rocks at …

Rowing

Inside the Secret World of North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom is one of the last truly mysterious places. But, under the guise of a tourist, photojournalist Julia Leeb documented the lives of …

1955 L.A. smog siege

Sept. 13, 1955: Hot weather and a low inversion layer leads to the highest recorded ozone level in Los Angeles history.<p>A story in the Sept. 14, 1955, Los Angeles Times reported:<p>The densest smog on record grayed Los Angeles for hours yesterday, threatening closure of industry and curtailment of …

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Reburying the dead

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Liberia struggles to stop Ebola epidemic spreading – in pictures

John Moore of Getty Images documents attempts to enforce a quarantine to stop the spread of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia

Warplanes go to Arizona desert to die

Following World War II, thousands of aircraft were sold or dismantled at airfield near Kingman, Arizona.<p>Gene Sherman, Times Staff Representative, reported in the April 1, 1946 Los Angeles Times:<p>KINGMAN (Ariz.) March 31. – Thousands upon thousands of gallant war birds which fought America’s battles …

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100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica<p>John Naughton: Why I love my Leica

Shooting skinheads: Derek Ridgers captures a cult – in pictures

Derek Ridgers – who has taken pictures of everyone from James Brown to Clint Eastwood – spent five years photographing skinheads in Britain between 1979 and 1984, documenting the controversial youth cult of the early Thatcher years. Here are some of the striking images from his new book Skinheads, …

Hanging out at the beach in North Korea – in pictures

Visitors to the DPRK expect to have their every move monitored, so it took travel blog The Velvet Rocket by surprise when they were dropped off at the beach unsupervised for a couple of hours. They set about meeting as many locals as they could, taking photos as they went. The results are a …

Gazans come to terms with the scars of war – in pictures

Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here, he documents their scars, both physical and emotional

Surrealist Photographs of the Spanish Civil War

Kati Horna in the Studio of József Pécsi, Budapest, 1933<br>Robert Capa<p>1 of 16<p>When Kati Horna covered the Spanish Civil War, she was alongside …

Hiroshima hit by series of landslides – in pictures

Rescue workers have been searching for survivors in the wreckage after a series of landslides hit the outskirts of Hiroshima, Japan. Torrential rain in the early morning apparently caused slopes to collapse in an area where many of the buildings were newly constructed

First Flight with the Wright Brothers

Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building …

Drought in California – in pictures

As the severe drought continues for a third year, water levels in the state’s lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows

Healing the first world war: Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley – in pictures

Netley’s military hospital was built to service an empire’s army after the Crimean war. It stood for a century and saw two world wars before being demolished in 1966. Now, rare photographs have been uncovered from a private album dating from the first world war, which reveal the extraordinary daily …

It’s a Small World opens at Disneyland

<i>May 30, 1966: Walt Disney pours water from canteen into a channel through new Disneyland attraction, “It’s a Small World.” With Disney at opening are Louis B. Lundborg, Bank of America board chairman, and children representing many nations</i>.<p>Staff writer Ray Rogers reported in the May 31, 1966, Los …

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See Inside Fukushima's Lethal Reactor

Photographer Dominic Nahr has been documenting Fukushima, Japan, since the 2011 tsunami. Japan, Okuma, 2014. Inside the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Dominic Nahr for …

Wild Nile: wildlife on the river Nile - in pictures

The river Nile has two major tributaries. The White Nile flows from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile passes through Ethiopia. The two meet in Khartoum before the Nile flows to its delta and into the Mediterranean<p>Destination Wild: Wild Nile is on Sundays at 6pm on Nat Geo WILD. All photographs by …

No burglars allowed: the worst city signs

Secret nuclear bunker, next left – and other flawed, confusing or pointless city signs from the crowdsourced site Signspotting. Now share your own sightings with GuardianWitness<p>• Steven Poole: Are better signs the secret to a successful city?

When Wild Animals Pose for a Portrait (Photos)

Ever wondered what an a giraffe would do if you got one in the studio? What about a tiger? For the book ‘Wild Life,’ photographer Brad Wilson tried …

A night with the rat hunters

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