Prayer during the Eid al-Fitr in Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Khaled Desouki / Agence France-Press/Getty Images)
May 4, 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Brewing Company "Guinness" went for hunting in the North Slob, Wexford County, Ireland. Their friends got into a dispute over what kind of bird is the fastest in Europe, but he realized that the books do not have such information. Then he decided that it would be nice to have a book of records, which could find the answers to such questions.
The first edition of the Guinness Book of 197 pages was published August 27, 1955, and by Christmas was this book a bestseller in the UK. Since the first edition has sold more than 400 million copies. The last part - "Guinness World Records 2011."
If someone suddenly decides to make a marriage proposal to his beloved, then dinner in such an environment - will be at the height of the literal and figurative sense. Dinner in the Sky is a real boon for the thrill and quite sophisticated cuisine. The Chef will prepare for you at a height of 50 meters, and you yourself will be fixed in a rotating chair, to be able to survey the panorama of the pie in the most memorable business lunch or romantic dinner in your life.
Sunken boat in the Antarctic (in the same bay where the Russian Antarctic station Bellingshausen) Brazilian boat sank "Mar Sem Fim" the crew was evacuated for three days before the tragedy occurred. This was a private yacht owned by a citizen of Brazil. used for scientific and educational expeditions.
One of the most beautiful time in China is the flowering oilseed rape. Therefore, in the middle of March in the city of Huangshan, located in eastern China, a flurry of tourists. Every year, thousands of photographers here come from all over the world, as well as ordinary fans of the beauty of nature.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the U.S., more than one decade hit the beauty of cavers and ordinary citizens. It is no coincidence, because this geological park has one of the most beautiful and longest caves in the world - Lechuguilla Cave. She kept her secret until 1986. Since its opening on the map was applied over 190 km of underground tunnels. When the first explorers came down the cave, they were not even aware of its true size.
Around 6 km from the city of Dunhuang in western China, Lake Crescent lies - an incredible oasis in the Gobi Desert. In Chinese it is called Yueyatsyuan. This lake is a crescent-shaped - the most important landmark of the region, where one of the greatest Buddhist temples situated in the world.
In this photo - Cool, curved edge of the horizon – captured in the field of Ukraine – Photograph by Weise Maxim.
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A year ago - a small cheetah named Kasi and a puppy Labrador Mtani both are living togather as friends. Kasi threw by his mother, and his keepers brought him to the zoo. A year has passed of their friendship, and still inseparable friends continue to enjoy life at the zoo Bush in Florida, National Park of Tampa Bay.