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Finding Beauty In A Baseball, After The Last Pitch

As a new season of Major League Baseball begins, one photographer focuses on baseballs past — that is, baseballs that have lain dormant well after their last pitch.<p>For years, photographer Don Hamerman walked his dog near an old baseball diamond in Stamford, Conn. And in all different seasons, in …

Ladybugs emerge from hibernation in Washington

After emerging from winter hibernation, hundreds of ladybird beetles, often called ladybugs, cluster on a shrub in Spokane, Wash., on March 31, 2013. The ladybird beetle is a gardener’s best friend, eating perhaps its weight in aphids daily. Strict carnivores, they eat no leafy …

Autism Awareness Month: what should the world know about autism? In pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/gallery/2013/apr/02/autism-awareness-month-in-pictures<p>720<p>To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the …

Clowns, rain and elephant droppings

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Landmarks around the world glow blue for World Autism Day

The faces of modern-day slavery – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/apr/03/faces-modern-day-slavery-in-pictures<p>720<p>From people enslaved by debt to migrants and …

In Pictures: Dubai Skywalkers - Telegraph

SpaceShipTwo glides past the moon

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane glided its way through another test flight on Wednesday, in preparation for its first powered launch later this year.<p>The plane was carried up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port, nestled beneath its WhiteKnightTwo mothership, at 7:18 a.m. PT …

Mobile phones: 40 years of handsets in pictures

Flying Ford Fiesta lands in Germany

Workers help guide artist HA Schult's sculpture "Fluegelauto," a golden winged Ford Fiesta, onto the roof of the City Museum in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday. The sculpture was restored at the Ford car plant in Cologne before being reinstalled on the museum's roof. In the background is the Cologne …

Grand National meeting: the dangers of Aintree – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2013/apr/04/grand-national-dangers-aintree-pictures<p>720<p>Photos from day one of the 2013 Grand National …

Nowhere over the rainbow for Sydney gay crossing

Officials have ordered the removal of a rainbow pedestrian crossing painted on a street in Sydney's main gay district, setting off fierce debate in a city known for its annual Mardi Gras gay pride event, one of Australia's main tourist draws.<p>Controversy over the crossing, painted in February to …

Adventures on the western frontier

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Voodoo alive and well

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Taking a trip down Mandela's sliding rock

A boy plays on sliding rock in Qunu, South Africa on Friday near the Nelson Mandela Museum's Youth and Heritage Center where the former South African President used to play as a child.<p><i>Related links:</i>

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Science Photos of the Week: Birth

This past Tuesday, <i>The New Yorker</i> launched its Science and Tech hub, which includes a daily science photograph. Appropriately, the theme of week’s pictures was birth. Here are the photos, from an emerging nebula to a butterfly egg. We’ll post a science roundup each week, so be sure to check back …

Young dancers audition for School of American Ballet in New York

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Tourists return to Sri Lanka for whale watching

The southern tip of Sri Lanka, where the waters of the continental shelf are close to shore, is one of the few locations in the world to see dolphins, sperm whales and other creatures of the deep up close. Tourists have been returning to the island since the civil war ended there in 2009 to enjoy …

Viewfinder competition: win a £200 hotel voucher

http://www.theguardian.com/global/gallery/2013/apr/07/viewfinder-competition-win-a-hotel-voucher<p>720<p>Name the place and win a £200 voucher from …

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

THE BLACK ICEBERG<p>Photograph via Rundboll on Reddit<p>In this rare sighting we see a black iceberg. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia:<p>Most icebergs …

Fire in Philadelphia's Fabric Row claims life of firefighter

A veteran firefighter was killed in a Philadelphia blaze on Saturday after a three-story building collapsed underneath him.<p>At an emotional news conference late Saturday after the fire in the city's Fabric Row section was extinguished, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers told reporters that the victim, …

A very deer sunset

A herd of deer runs through a snowy field in a village near Czestochowa, Poland, at sunset on April 7.

The art of walking

Walking is the most natural way to get from A to B - but putting one foot in front of another can also provide artistic inspiration. A new exhibition at the PM Gallery in west London reveals artwork created as a result of travels on foot - from town and country.<p>Take a stroll with the co-curator of …

Cool holiday cottages in the Cotswolds

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/08/cool-holiday-cottages-cotswolds-in-pictures<p>720<p>Whether your weekend break or holiday means that …

Lilly Pulitzer’s Most Iconic Photos

Flower Power<p>Lilly Pulitzer’s Most Iconic Photos<p>Fashion designer and socialite Lilly Pulitzer passed away on Sunday at age 81, leaving behind a legacy …

Large canopy formation skydiving. Awesome! Via Imgur.