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Photos: World Elephant Day

People around the world honor World Elephant Day today. There are about 500,000 elephants remaining and the population is at constant threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. View a gallery of the cutest Elephantidae Proboscidea here:

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Photos: 2015 Perseid Meteor showers

A nearly new moon means it’s a great night to watch the Perseid Meteor showers tonight – midnight to 3 a.m. eastern. The showers are pieces of the comet Swift-Tuttle that passes the sun every 133 years. The stars appear to “shoot” because they burn […]

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World Elephant Day raises awareness of threats to pachyderms

There are only 500,000 elephants remaining in the world and the population is at constant threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. To raise awareness of their plight, people around the world honor them on August 12, 2015, World Elephant Day. Significant elephant populations […]

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Photos: One year anniversary of MH17 downing

Memorial ceremonies in the Netherlands, Ukraine and Australia were held to remember the victims onboard the MH17 which was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. One year ago, the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the skies above rebel-held Eastern Ukraine.  

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Photos: Famous Beijing opera and ballet performances

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City featured the National Ballet of China on July 11 and 12 performing “The Red Detachment of Women” and “The Peony Pavilion”.  In September it will also feature Peking opera singer Zhang Huoding who will perform “Legend of […]

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