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Colorized World War II

Photo credit: Imperial War Museums via Peta Pixel

Photographers during World War II shot the battle in black-and-white due to the high-cost of color film, but there were a few that managed to slip through the cracks. Many of them can be found in a book published by the Imperial War Museums (IWM), which were captured between 1942 and 1945. Above, we see an Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) 'spotter' at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site in December 1942. Continue reading for more.

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Milky Way Volcano

Photo credit: Albert Dros via Bored Panda

Dutch photographer Albert Dros spent weeks in Guatemala waiting for the perfect moment to capture the Fuego volcano aligned perfectly beneath the Milky Way Galaxy. "First of all I used Photopills to plan the position of the milky way. Then I used the tools I found online to 'get to know' the volcano by observing scopes, recent activity logs and webcams. Last I called the local weather station when I finally arrived in Guatemala multiple times to get a recommendation about the weather up there above 3000m. When clear skies were predicted in combination with lots of activity i made my move to try my luck," said Dros. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Earth Saturn Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this incredible image of Earth through the rings of Saturn from 870 million miles away, on April 12th, 2017. When you zoom in, the high-resolution photo reveals the Moon as an even smaller dot near Earth. The Cassini spacecraft was launched approximately 20-years-ago, and as its final mission, it will be sent into Saturn's atmosphere. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the fastest 300 bowling game ever recorded.

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Buzz Aldrin Selfie

NASA's Gemini XII mission in 1966 was the 10th and final manned Gemini flight, and it was commanded by Gemini VII veteran James A. Lovell. It featured three periods of extravehicular activity (EVA) by rookie Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, lasting a total of 5 hours and 30 minutes. Gemini XII marked a successful conclusion of the Gemini program, achieving the last of its goals by successfully demonstrating that astronauts can effectively work outside of spacecraft. This was instrumental in paving the way for the Apollo program to achieve its goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Continue reading for more selfies of famous people before the smartphone era.

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Giant Icebergs Town

A small town in Newfoundland has become a popular tourist attraction after a massive 150-foot iceberg appeared off its coast. That's right, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked over the Easter weekend as people rushed to see and photograph the massive iceberg. "It's not moving out of there unless this winds stay up for another while, because [the iceberg's] right in on the shallow ground," said resident Don Costello. Continue reading for another drone video, more pictures and information.

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Surface of Venus

Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of Earth, or roughly the pressure found 3,000-feet underwater on Earth. Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System, with a mean surface temperature of 863° F even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. It's shrouded by an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its surface from being seen from space in visible light. In 1975 the Soviet Venera 9 and 10 landers transmitted the first images from the surface of Venus, which were in black and white. In 1982 the first colour images of the surface were obtained with the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 landers. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Young Joseph Stalin

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Most, if not all, who have studied history, know of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, but there are some that may have not seen a young portrait of him. This particular photo was taken in 1902, when Stalin was just 24-years-old. His mustached face was pock-marked from smallpox during childhood. After a carriage accident in his youth, his left arm was shortened and stiffened at the elbow, while his right hand was thinner than his left and frequently hidden. Continue reading to see more rare historical photos of world leaders in their youth. Click here for a few bonus images of young world leaders.

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Photo Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of IraqPhoto King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954Photo Karol Wojtyla, Before He Was Pope John Paul IIPhoto Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law StudentPhoto Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An InterviewPhoto Hugo Chavez In Military AcademyPhoto Bashar al-Assad as a Child, Now The President Of SyriaPhoto Young Margaret Thatcher Aka 'The Iron Lady' The Former PM Of The United KingdomPhoto Pope Francis As A Young BoyPhoto Young 14th Dalai LamaPhoto Pope John Paul II ShavingPhoto Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk - 1945


Tiny Set Supercars

Photo credit: Vastal Kataria

Why spend thousands traveling for shoots, when you could just create tiny miniature sets? That's exactly what commercial photographer Vatsal Kataria of New Delhi, India, has been doing for his supercar / motorcycle shoots. "I make most of the props and models. I can buy models but I prefer making them in the cheapest way possible. It improve my skills," said the photographer. Each project takes anywhere from a single day to a full week to complete. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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9/11 Pentagon

The FBI has just released never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released, and they show the massive destruction that faced first responders. When American Airlines Flight 77, which flew out of Dulles International Airport, slammed into the Pentagon's western wall, it killed all 64 people aboard, including the 5 hijackers, and 125 on the ground. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Juno Probe Jupiter

NASA's Juno space probe, built by Lockheed Martin and operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is currently orbiting the planet Jupiter. The camera and the mission are not designed to study the moons of Jupiter. Only the poles and atmosphere of Jupiter will be imaged with high resolution. JunoCam has a field of view that is too wide to resolve any detail in the Jovian moons beyond 232 kilometers per pixel. "JunoCam's four-color images include the best spatial resolution ever acquired of Jupiter's cloud tops. [It] will look for convective clouds and lightning in thunderstorms and derive the heights of the clouds. [It] will support Juno's radiometer experiment by identifying any unusual atmospheric conditions such as hotspots," according to a research paper from Southwest Research Institute. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the past, present and future of airliners.

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