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30 Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/happy-children-playing/

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go.

Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. For us adults, it’s important not to let our world-weary and jaded experience stifle our childish hopefulness and imagination!

INDONESIA

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Image credits: Gede Lila KantianaI Gede Lila KantianaIpoenk Graphic

RUSSIA

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Image credits: Elena ShumilovaСветлана Квашина

BURKINA FASO

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Image credits: Òscar Tardío

MYANMAR

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Image credits: Chan Kwok Hung

TAJIKISTAN

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Image credits: Damon Lynch

INDIA

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Image credits: Mukund ImagesSudharsan RavikumarSandee Pachetan

VIETNAM

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Image Credits: HT KëñShï

GHANA

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Image credits: Terry White

ESTONIA

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Image credits: Elika Hunt

THAILAND

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Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

SOUTH AFRICA

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Image credits: tinosoriano.comMuhammed Muheisen

PERU

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Image credits: Enrique Castro-Mendivil

ETHIOPIA

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Image credits: Csilla Zelko

ITALY

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Image credits: Michael Potyomin

USA

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Image credits: Jake Olson

INDONESIA #2

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Image Credits: Mio CadeHendrik PriyantoJames KhooRio Rinaldi Rachmatullah

UGANDA

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Image credits: John Van Den Hende

ROMANIA

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Image credits: Elena Simona Craciun

RUSSIA #2

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Image credits: Elena Shumilova

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Mini-Documentary: Earthrise – Fog Nets (Video)

info-pictogram1 Harvesting water from thin air in the foothills of the Andes. More than a million residents living in Peru’s capital Lima do not have access to running water. But in the arid hillsides surrounding the capital – the second driest in the world – farmers are using simple fog nets to catch moisture in the air.

The area’s thick fog condenses on specially erected mesh nets, and drips onto a plastic gutter before collecting in a storage tank. The water is then used to irrigate crops on once barren land.

Russell Beard travels to the foothills of the Andes to see landscapes and communities transformed by these simple fog catchers.
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World Top Ten Countries With Most Forest Area

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Source: mapsofworld.com

World Top Ten Countries With Most Forest Area

Country (SQ MILES)
Russia 3,287,243
Brazil 2,100,359
Canada 944,294
USA 872,564
China 631,200
Australia 596,678
Dem. Rep. of Congo 522,037
Indonesia 405,353
Angola 405,353
Peru 251,796

Subhana’llah: Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is found in forest and woodland throughout most of the Amazon basin in northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and western Brazil. It is easily overlooked and typically found in low densities, but overall it remains widespread and common.

Road to Machu Picchu – Peru in 4K (Video)

info-pictogram1 This video by Devin Super Tramp reminds you how beautiful it is out there and reveals life in Machu Picchu in glorious 4K. Enjoy!

Latin America turns against Israel on Gaza

Throughout Latin America, criticism of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip is on the rise. Nations with a colonial history of their own regard Israel as an occupying power.

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Source: http://www.dw.de

In Latin America, Brazil is on the forefront of politics critical of Israel.

After Brazil recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in July, several other countries in the region quickly followed suit: Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

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El Salvador becomes fifth Latin American country to recall Israel envoy

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have also recalled ambassadors to protest Israel’s operation in Gaza Strip.

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Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet waves as she leaves the Itamaraty Palce after the 6th BRICS summit and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), in Brasilia July 16, 2014.

By: Barak Ravid

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/

El Salvador recalled its Israeli ambassador from Tel Aviv on Wednesday to protest the military operation in Gaza, making it the fifth Latin American country to do so.

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors.

Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, said recalling ambassadors encourages Hamas.

“Israel expresses its deep disappointment with the hasty decision of the governments of El Salvador, Peru and Chile to recall their ambassadors for consultations,” said Palmor. “This step constitutes encouragement for Hamas, a group recognized as a terror organization by many countries around the world.”

Such countries are handing are handing terrorists a prize, said Palmor.

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