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 faig ahmeds Embroidered Art 

When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.

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Albrecht Dürer


Albrecht Dürer

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Artistic microscope slides produced in the Victorian era (1840~1900) by arranging hundreds of tiny diatoms into intricate patterns.  This was often accomplished by using a single hair to move the diatoms in a special chamber that prevented disturbance to the slide.  The fabrication of these amazing objects must have required incredible patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand.

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Solar mass ejection 2013/10/08 (09:12 UT)

[gif 1] mounted with 20 images (10:18 to 11:06 UT) with its evolution

[gif 2] same gif but in negalive light and no color.

Taken with Coronado SolarMaxII 90 and ASI120MM from Málaga, España - Jose Cabello

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Expiation. The Loves of Pierrot. Panels for the Century Theater, New York (1917). Raphael Kirchner (Austrian, 1876-1917).

Salomé’s story was the subject of a play by Oscar Wilde that premiered in Paris in 1896. Salomé takes a perverse fancy for John the Baptist, and causes him to be executed when John spurns her affections. In the finale, Salomé takes up John’s severed head and kisses it. Here, Kirchner replaces John with Pierrot.

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Child Soldiers

"I did not want to fight anymore, but if they said to go to the front line, you had to go. We had to walk for days without getting any sleep or food. I was very sad when I had to see my friends die. Within the group, I experienced war, hunger, and cold."

- Mercedes, former child soldier in Colombia

As armed conflict proliferates, an increasing number of children are exposed to the brutalities of war. Boys and girls around the world are recruited to be child soldiers by armed forces and militant groups, both forcibly and voluntarily. Some are tricked into service by manipulative recruiters; others join to escape poverty or discrimination. Still others are abducted from school, the streets, or their homes.

Aside from participating in combat, many are used for sex and as spies, messengers, porters, or servants. They are even ordered to plant and clear land mines. Kids have become the ultimate weapons and targets of 21st Century war.

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River Giants by Jack Long