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27 Reminders Why Brazil Is On Everyone's Bucket List

It has crossed your mind at least once ... You, Brazil, a beach, sipping on some fresh coconut water that an endearing elderly man probably just chopped open for you with a machete -- sun, relaxation, beauty.<p>Whether you've been dreaming of experiencing Carnaval in the South American paradise for …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Fanciful Portrait Series Depicts Youthful Women Caught in the Moment

Photographer Audrey Simper is another example of young blood that is making a name in the genre of surreal photography. The young Simper, a mere 21 …

Remarkable Photography by Francisco Antunes

It's time for more great images here at Abduzeedo! We begin this brand new year featuring the remarkable work of Francisco Antunes, a Portuguese …

Photography

A Tale of Two Magazine Covers

Boston Magazine’s May 2013 cover image by photographer Mitchell Feinberg depicted running shoes from Boston marathoners shaped into a heart. It was a …

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Photography

Celebs on the dark side … Rich Hardcastle portraits - in pictures

From Ricky Gervais as a clown on the edge to a scary Tim Minchin raving in a car park, photographer Rich Hardcastle presents celebrities in a dark and twisted light in his painstakingly detailed scenes. An exhibition of his portraits, Dark Tales, is at Mead Carney Fine Art, London from 24 January …

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Italy Photos

See photos of Italy (including the Colosseum, Venice, Florence, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

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RAF photographic competition 2013 - in pictures

The Royal Air Force has celebrated some of its finest imagery in its annual photographic competition. Take a look at some of the winners

25 Genius DIY Couples Costumes

Drumroll please, it’s time for our second official installment of your favorite thing ever: Couples Costumes!<p>COMPLETE BRIT+CO GUIDE: HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS<p>Last year we served up 25 of the best, and this year we’ve got a whole new crop of DIY goodness to share with you.<p>1. Doritos: I mean, Doritos? …

Costumes

This Is The Alleged "Secret Menu" At McDonald's

The dollar menu may be dead (RIP), but you can still allegedly order these top-secret McDonald's items.<p>"Our fans like to customize our menu in many unique ways. It's important to remember that participation varies from restaurant to restaurant as McDonald's franchisees are independent business …

A Nashville Couple’s Country Music Wedding

Whether you need ideas for starting your own or you want to modify more traditional wordings to fit your style, follow these links to get ideas for …

12 Photos That Will Make You Believe In Love

There's no doubt that one of the most emotional wedding day moments is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. While some traditional couples prefer to save the big reveal for the moment the bride comes walking down the aisle, others decide to do a "First Look" -- taking a …

Say Hello to the Hand Bra. Yes, It's Exactly What it Sounds Like

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness, spoof video site Funny or Die has just released this hilarious new short featuring Rebecca Romjin and her, um, innovative new invention...the hand bra.<p>Yup. Hand bra. And it's exactly what it sounds like! Rebecca Romjin's hands.<p>[The Hand Bra by Rebecca …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Let the Games Continue . . .

The <i>Hunger Games</i> films may have begun as Suzanne Collins’s hugely popular trilogy of books aimed at young adults, but with a new director and a star who scored the best-actress statuette at this year’s Oscars, the second installment of this blockbuster franchise is all grown up.<p>“One of the big …

Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Art,Sculpture,Exhibitions,Saatchi gallery,Damien Hirst,David Bailey,Yinka Shonibare,Art and design,Star Wars,Film,Culture<p>Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

Double View Bench by Chloe De La Chaise

The Double View Bench takes the idea of the Victorian Tête-à-tête dual chair and runs with it to create this modern day version by Chloe De La …

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Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion | Colossal

<p>Armed with a scalpel and latest edition of <i>Le Devoir</i> or the <i>International Harold Tribune</i>, Canadian artist Myriam Dion cuts rich textural patterns …

US Winter Olympic team warm-ups – in pictures

As the torch is lit and the final preparations begin for the controversial 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, photographer Lucas Jackson photographs the US team. Jackson asked each member to go through the mental and physical preparations they would undertake before competing. The result is a …