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Often called the Venice of Africa, Ganvie is a stilted fishing village on Lake Nokoue, located near Cotonou in Benin.
Koi, also known as brocaded carp, have been bred for colorful mutations for more than 1,000 years. The ornamental fish are well-known as symbols of love and friendship in countries like Japan, and some have been known to live to more than 200 years old.
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Running from Jan. 10-13, CES is the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show. This year the show features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to an estimated 140,000 attendees. In addition to will.i.am, many more celebrities stopped by the show, including Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber and Will Smith.
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With the recent news of North Korea's power transfer following the death of Kim Jung-Il, South Korean troops are getting ready — training in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius to defend the country against possible attacks from North Korea.
The Greek container ship ran aground off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, on Oct. 5, spilling 350 tons of oil and nearly 100 shipping containers. Since splitting in two this week, floating containers, debris and oil have been found northwest of the vessel, and more is expected to wash ashore over the next several days.
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The wildlife center is currently dealing with a number of seals that were rescued from the coast after recent storms. Staff hope to release all the seals back into the wild by the spring.
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Surrealist artist Andrew Baines recruited 100 volunteers for this human installation, which is meant to illustrate corporate workers enjoying nature rather than waiting in a long queue for a trip to work.
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This image, which was presented at the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 11, is the sharpest visible-light image ever made of the nucleus of an external galaxy. Also known as spiral galaxy M31, Andromeda is one of the few galaxies outside the Milky Way that is visible to the naked eye.
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The Midway Atoll is an unincorporated territory of the United States that lies on the northwest area of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Over the last few days, heavy snowfalls have caused chaos in parts of Austria and Switzerland by blocking rail and road connections, stranding vacationers at mountain ski resorts and creating the risk of avalanches throughout the region.
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