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LEGO Lamborghini

Italian photographer Domenico Franco has captured larger than life LEGO vehicles parked around the streets of Ancient Rome for his latest series, titled "LEGO outside LEGOLAND". Whether it be a LEGO Lamborghini, or just simple helicopters, tractor trailers, or camper vans, they've been seamlessly integrated into famous landmarks of the capital. Continue reading to see more.

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Earth from Apollo 12

Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission), launched November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms. They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On one of two moonwalks, they visited the Surveyor and removed some parts for return to Earth. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Nikon DSLR Costume

Photo credit: Bryan Toll

Photographer Bryan Toll went above and beyond for his Halloween costume, and created a functional Nikon DSLR camera you can actually wear. "I spent at least 40 hours making it over many late nights, about $100 in cardboard, tape, rubber cement, plexiglass, and spray paint, and stuffed it with a few thousand dollars in camera equipment," said Toll. It may not be the first, but it's definitely one of the only to use an actual DSLR inside. Continue reading for pictures he took at a party and some of the build process.

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Before After Tattoos

Photo credit: Steven Burton via Peta Pixel

Photographer Steven Burton unveils his latest project, "Skin Deep," which involves digitally removing the tattoos of ex-gang members to expose a side they haven't seen in years. "A friend of mine was working at Homeboy Industries and took me to see the documentary G-dog; which is about father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries, which is an NGO that he founded and is director of. After watching the film, I was inspired by Father Greg Boyle and equally inspired and moved by the Homeboys/girls trying to change their lives against the odds. I knew I had to do something to help spread awareness. The concept came to me when I learned that tattoo removal was such an important part of leaving the gangs," Burton told Peta Pixel. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Geonosis

Photo credit: Sebastien Del Grosso via Bored Panda

Geonosis is basically a rocky desert planet where battle droids are manufactured, and the site of the opening battle of the Clone Wars. All life on the planet is presumed destroyed by the Empire in Star Wars Rebels. Close to Tatooine. Sebastien Del Grosso managed to recreate this planet, along with a few others, using action figures and Photoshop. Continue reading to see more.

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Fractals in Nature

Photo credit: Prost68 via Bored Panda

Simply put, a fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. Approximate fractals found in nature display self-similarity over extended, but finite, scale ranges. The connection between fractals and leaves, for instance, is currently being used to determine how much carbon is contained in trees. These flowers above fall under this category, and are oddly satisfying to look at. Continue reading for more creative examples. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Wonder Woman Daughter

Photo credit: Josh Rossi Photo

Josh Rossi, also known as Photoshop Dad, spent $1,500 on a hand-made leather costume, as well as props, to transform his daughter into Wonder Woman, and the results were stunning to say the least. He collaborated with Mcgrew's, a studio in Salt Lake City, to replicate Gal Gadot's suit, complete with sword. Since the actual Wonder Woman movie won't be released until May 7th, 2017, the team only had the trailer to work off of. Continue reading to see some before and after shots.

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$1 Camera

Photo credit: Skyler Adams via Bored Panda

With all the new camera gear being released, it's easy to get lost in trying to keep up with the latest and greatest, rather than focusing on improving your techniques. Photographer Skyler Adams fell into that trap and decided to get back to her roots by purchasing a Canon Sure Shot camera and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film for $1. "I wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month," said Adams. Continue reading to see a few more of the photographs she captured.

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Animals in Sweaters

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Kittens Mid Pounce

Photo credit: Seth Casteel via Peta Pixel

Seth Casteel, known for his Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies series, is back at it again, but this time, with Pounce, which basically captures kittens mid-pounce. "A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style," according to the book description. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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