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Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands (57°18′N 4°27′W) extending for approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8 m (52 ft) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".


Earth at night time.




Duk-Koo Kim (January 8, 1959 – November 17, 1982) was a South Korean boxer who died following a boxing match against Ray Mancini.

Mancini went through a period of reflection, as he blamed himself for Kim's death. After friends helped him by telling him that it was just an accident, Mancini went on with his career, though still haunted by Kim's death. His promoter, Bob Arum, said Mancini "was never the same" after Kim's death. Two years later, Mancini lost his title to Livingstone Bramble.

Kim's mother flew from Korea to Las Vegas to be with her son before the life support equipment was turned off. Three months later, she took her own life by drinking a bottle of pesticide.

The bout's referee, Richard Green, committed suicide July 1, 1983.

Kim left behind a fiancée, Young Mee Lee, who was pregnant at the time with their son, Chi Wan Kim, who was born in July 1983.
 

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American soldiers drag a Viet Kong to be buried.


Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist.



 

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Michael Jordan's Career Achievements.

Five MVP awards.
Ten All-NBA First Team designations.
Nine All-Defensive First Team honors.
Fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances.
Three All-Star MVP.
Ten scoring titles.
Three steals titles.
Six NBA Finals MVP awards.
1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.12 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs.
In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN.


The Khmer Rouge was the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, who were the ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen and Khieu Samphan. The regime led by the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979 was known as the Democratic Kampuchea.
This organization is remembered primarily for its policy of social engineering, which resulted in genocide. Its attempts at agricultural reform led to widespread famine, while its insistence on absolute self-sufficiency, even in the supply of medicine, led to the deaths of thousands from treatable diseases (such as malaria). Brutal and arbitrary executions and torture carried out by its cadres against perceived subversive elements, or during purges of its own ranks between 1976 and 1978, are considered to have constituted a genocide.



 

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On January 9, 2004, Vitor Belfort's sister, Priscila Belfort was kidnapped and the relatives received no information about her. In August 2007, a woman (identified as Elaine Paiva) confessed that she participated in her killing and that she was kidnapped to pay off a four thousand dollar debt Paiva had with drug dealers. Paiva was arrested along with three others alleged to be involved in the kidnapping.


The infamous moment that Malarchuk is perhaps most known for occurred during a game on March 22, 1989, between the visiting St. Louis Blues and Malarchuk's Buffalo Sabres. When Steve Tuttle of the Blues and Uwe Krupp of the Sabres became entangled while chasing the puck and crashed into Malarchuk's goal, Tuttle's skate caught Malarchuk on the neck, severing his internal jugular vein.
With pools of blood collecting on the ice, Malarchuk left the ice on his own feet with the assistance of his team's athletic trainer, Jim Pizzutelli. Many spectators were physically sickened by the sight. Local television cameras covering the game cut away from the sight of Malarchuk bleeding after realizing what had happened.
Malarchuk, meanwhile, believed he was going to die. "All I wanted to do was get off the ice", said Malarchuk. "My mother was watching the game on TV, and I didn't want her to see me die." Aware that his mother had been watching the game on TV, he had an equipment manager call and tell her he loved her. Then he asked for a priest.
Malarchuk's life was saved by the team's trainer, Jim Pizzutelli, a former army medic who had served in Vietnam. He reached into Malarchuk's neck and pinched off the bleeding, not letting go until doctors arrived to begin suturing the wound. Still, Malarchuk came within minutes of becoming only the second fatality to result from an on-ice injury in NHL history (the first was Bill Masterton). It was estimated that if the skate had hit 1/8 inch (3 mm) higher on Malarchuk's jugular, he would have been dead within 2 minutes. In the dressing room and on his way to the hospital, doctors spent 90 minutes and used over 300 stitches to close the wound. It was also said that, had the incident occurred at the other end of the ice, Malarchuk never would have made it and would have died (the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium had the locker room exits at one end of the ice instead of the normal location behind the benches, and he was at that end).


On December 4, 2006, while on duty in Baghdad, Iraq, SPC Ross McGinnis (19 years old) used his body to smother a grenade, saving the lives of four fellow soldiers. McGinnis died from the blast. Ross’s patriotism and sacrifice has earned him a Purple Heart, Silver Star for Valor and has been awarded the Medal of Honor.
 

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US infantryman being escorted by a local.




Nuclear bomb one millisecond after detonation.


Explanation: Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. On January 26, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught continues to move out from the Sun and dim, but should remain visible in southern skies with binoculars through the end of this month. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.
 

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This photo won a Nikkon award. It's the precise moment velco seperates.


Victim of prison gang violence in Guatamala


Boats washed up by Katrina

 

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Burned out BMP armoured personnel carriers of the Georgian attack into Tshkinvali, Ossetia in 2008. Somewhere round that building is the Russian peacekeepers base.


Russian paratroopers in Afghanistan


palestinian refuges murdered in lebanon 1982


John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, “The loneliest job in the world.”
 

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2005 Kasmir earthquake, 80,000 dead.






The Chris Benoit double murder suicide occurred over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife, Nancy Benoit, strangled his seven-year-old son, Daniel, and subsequently hanged himself. Autopsy results showed that Benoit first murdered his wife, Nancy. She was bound at the feet and wrists and died of asphyxiation some time on Friday, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told a news conference. She was wrapped in a towel and some blood was found under her head but Ballard said there were no other signs of a struggle. The couple's son, who also died of asphyxia, was apparently killed as he lay in bed on Saturday morning, hours before Benoit hanged himself in his weight room. Benoit placed copies of the Bible alongside the bodies of his wife and son, as well as a Bible on his weight lifting machine.
Since Benoit's suicide, numerous explanations for his actions have been proposed, including concussions, steroid abuse, and a failing marriage with his wife.The murder led to numerous media accounts, and federal investigation into steroid abuse in professional wrestling.
 

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A gigantic cloud of dust, known as a "Haboob" advances on Khartoum, Sudan in April. These seasonal types of monsoons can reach a heights of 3000 feet.




A member of Hamas sits behind a desk at rival Fatah's security headquarters in Gaza City. In June, Hamas forces took control of the Gaza Strip
 

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Black-market gasoline is sold on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.


Kenji Nagai, a Japanese photographer, falls to the ground after being shot in confrontations between Burmese protesters and government security forces. Kenji later died.


Bob Marley - Mick Jagger - Peter Tosh
 

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Kamikaze taken out by US Anti-Aircraft fire.




Christopher Johnson McCandless (February 12, 1968 – August 1992) was an American itinerant who adopted the name Alexander Supertramp and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Almost four months later, McCandless' remains were found, weighing only 67 pounds (30 kg; 4 st 11 lb), he died of starvation near lake wentitika Denali National Park and Preserve.
 

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This picture was taken only a second before the japanese socialist Party leader Asanuma was assassinated by an right wing student. Photographer Yasushi Nagao said he was only on the right place and on the right time. He received a Pulitzer price for this photo


Afghanistan, 1986 - Mujahedin praying while on an operation against the
Soviet army.


McCain describes being shot down and captured: “I recognized the target sitting next to the small lake from the intelligence photographs I had studied. I dove in on it just as the tone went off signaling that a SAM was flying toward me. I knew I should roll out and fly evasive maneuvers, "jinking," in fliers' parlance, when I heard the tone. The A-4 is a small, fast, highly maneuverable aircraft, a lot of fun to fly, and it can take a beating. Many an A-4 returned safely to its carrier after being badly shot up by enemy fire. An A-4 can outmaneuver a tracking SAM, pulling more G's than the missile can take. But I was just about to release my bombs when the tone sounded, and had I started jinking I would never have had the time nor, probably, the nerve, to go back in once I had lost the SAM. So, at about 3,500 feet, I released my bombs, and then pulled back the stick to begin a steep climb to a safer altitude. In the instant before my plane reacted, a SAM blew my right wing off."

With one wing missing McCain did well to escape death. He ejected successfully then parachuted into the small lake. In the process of ejecting he broke his right arm in three places, fractured the left and broke one leg. He was rescued by locals at which time stories diverge. By far the most important divergence is the amount of time McCain spent waiting for medical care. McCain asserts that he was taken to the hospital after four days of intense interrogation. According to his autobiography he was only taken to the hospital after one of his interrogators rushed into the room and cried, “Your father is a big "big admiral. Now we take you to hospital.”


Space shuttle Columbia
 

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11 year old Rhys jones, who played for The Fir Tree Boys football club, was on his way home from football practice with two friends. As he was crossing the Fir Tree pub car park, on Fir Tree Drive South in Croxteth Park, Liverpool, a hooded youth riding a silver mountain bike approached. He then held out a handgun at arm's length firing three shots. It was originally believed that one of the shots hit Rhys in the neck,however during the trial the pathologist revealed the bullet had entered his back "slightly above the left shoulder blade" and that it had then "exited from the front right side of his neck". The shooting occurred in broad daylight at 7.30 pm BST.

Rhys' mother rushed to the scene when she heard what had happened.By the time his mother had reached him, Rhys was unconscious. Paramedics tried for one and a half hours to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead some time later in Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Jones's headteacher and neighbours said that Rhys was a friendly, popular boy, and mad about football.

Local radio station Radio City 96.7's programing on the night of the incident, in particular the 10pm - 2am Pete Price show which changed its scheduling, was dedicated to amnesty for witnesses and a talk on gun crime. Radio City also launched their anti-gun-crime campaign, In Rhys' Name Get Guns Off Our Streets after the incident, later backed by Rhys' parentsDetails.


Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One by Federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. To the right of Johnson (from the viewer's point of view) is Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of Kennedy; to his left is Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson.


This picture shows the truly brutal turn that the Civil Rights movement took at times. Although most protests were peaceful as the main movement was under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr, some were more violent. This picture is not from one of these situations. This picture is from a protest in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 where fire hoses were turned on peaceful protestors.
Sadly, this was somewhat common, albeit not an every day occurrence. Ironically, however, such violent reactions to peaceful protests started to win people over to the cause of Civil Rights. Here, we can see that fire hoses were sometimes used on protesters, whether they were men or women, peaceful or not. Sometimes protesters suffered more than just fire hoses; they were sometimes being or even killed. This brutality swayed many people who were indifferent to the cause to support it as the moral thing to do, and strengthened the conviction of those who already believed in Civil Rights.


Scarlett, pulled each of her kittens 1 by 1 from a burning building.
 

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"Back to a Coast Guard assault transport comes this Marine after two days and nights of Hell on the beach of Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. His face is grimey with coral dust but the light of battle stays in his eyes." February 1944.




The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western Russia and Europe. It was considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and it was the only one classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale until the Fukushima I nuclear accidents of March 2011. The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy.
 

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Chernobyl’s horrible legacy on the native people of Belarus.


William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His humor challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to "enlighten people to think for themselves." Hicks used a ribald approach to express his material, describing himself as "Chomsky with dick jokes", while conceding that his humor was "caring". His material largely consisted of general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Hicks' material was often controversial and steeped in dark comedy. In both his stand-up performances and during interviews, he often criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture, describing them as oppressive tools of the ruling class, meant to "keep people stupid and apathetic."
Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.


Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton, and Yasser Arafat at the Oslo Accords signing ceremony on 13 September 1993
 

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The slogan "Arbeit macht frei" was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. A German phrase that can be translated as "work will make you free"


A Japanese soldier walks through a leveled area in Hiroshima, Japan in September of 1945, one month after the detonation of a nuclear bomb above the city. From a series of U.S. Navy photographs depicting the suffering and ruins that resulted from the blast. (U.S. Department of Navy)
 

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Pakistani men pray next to a bullet-ridden vehicle parked in the compound of radical Lal Masjid or Red mosque as the chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, not seen, talks to his supporters during Friday prayers, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


A supporter of Manuel Zelaya throws a canister of tear gas back at soldiers near the presidential residence in Tegucigalpa on Monday, June 29, 2009.



 

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Frank Sinatra with members of the Gambino Crime Family. Paul Castellano and Greg DePalma both Captains are to the left of Sinatra while Carlo Gambino, the boss is two people to the right of Sinatra with his eyes momentarily closed.


Paul Castellano, then boss of the Gambino crime family killed in Manhattan by members of his own family, including John Gotti and Salvatore Gravano.


Carmine Galante, boss of the Bonnano crime family, killed in Brooklyn by his own bodyguards. This image was on the cover of the New York times the next day.
 
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