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While this isn't a mystical place in an upcoming animated feature, the train you see is actually called the "Cherry Blossom Express". According to Discovering Korea, an estimated 340,000 cherry trees bloom each spring in the coastline town of Jinhae. This particular photo was taken at Gyeonghwa Station in South Korea where trains pass through and is neighbored by Seongjusa Station to the north and Jinhae Station to the south. Continue reading for more.

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2014 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One, and photographer Peter Macdiarmid decided to pay tribute with a fascinating, yet haunting collection, of photo montages that splices together war-torn Europe with the exact same locations as seen today. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate monster truck smash FAIL.

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Getting too close to a lion, whether at a zoo or out in the wild, usually spells doom, and that's exactly what happened to photographer Mattias Klum. However, all the female lion wanted was a good picture of herself for National Geographic Magazine. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cat who really does not like its owner playing guitar.

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The International Space Station maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 km (205 mi) and 435 km (270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.50 orbits per day. The ISS crew provides opportunities for students on Earth by running student-developed experiments, making educational demonstrations, allowing for student participation in classroom versions of ISS experiments, and directly engaging students using radio, videolink and email. When the astronauts aren't working, they can be found photographing various things, such as these amazing volcanic eruptions. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the real voice of Winnie the Pooh reading Darth Vader lines.

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If the Earth were to plunge into another ice age, here is what the beautiful Grand Canal in Venice, Italy would look like frozen over. Fortunately (or unfortunately), this is just the work of art director Robert Jahns, as he's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and Russia's Lake Bakail taken by Daniel Kordan, and spliced them together to create these surreal photos. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas got a lot more help than he bargained for when he went to shoot a young family of meerkats in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. The meerkat family used the photographer as a look out post before trying their hand at taking pictures. Plus, the babies had some fun with the camera. Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the meerkats meet photographer.

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Love historical photos? Here are 10 more to whet your appetite. In one of the images, you'll see how New York City looked in 1865. This bustling city provided a major source of troops, supplies, equipment and financing for the Union Army. The port of New York, a major entry point for immigrants, served as recruiting grounds for the Army. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video titled "Unsung Hero", a heartwarming short film.

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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another creative use for the action cam, courtesy of German journalist and photographer Jonas Ginter. Simply put, he created a custom 3D-printed rig that enabled him to film with 6 GoPro cameras simultaneously, producing the spherical 360-degree effect you see in the preview image above. Technically speaking, "the video's known as a stereographic projection - it's named for a technique that turns a spherical surface into a 2D plane," according to The Verge. Continue reading for the video.

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Shopping malls have been going out of business all over the continental United States, especially in the Midwest, where there's precipitous economic decline. There's even a "Dead Malls Enthusiasts" Facebook group that attempts to track them all. We wouldn't be surprised if some of these abandoned shopping malls you're about to see are actually used for a zombie / end of the world / post-apocalyptic film. Continue reading for more.

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Okunoshima, also known as bunny island, is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. It's only accessible by ferry from Tadanoumi and Omishima. You'll find campsites, walking trails and places of historical interest on the island. All of the rabbits you see are rather tame and will approach humans in a friendly way. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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