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  1. Dub13

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    Amazing photo of sky-divers on the West Coast of Ireland.

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    Van gal didn't watch our game tonight
     

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    This incredible photo doesn't even look like Ireland...

    Connemara, Co Galway

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    Could have been Africa but too green.
     
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    Not sure if it was mentioned here before but the FB page 'History in Pictures' is excellent.
    I just found it the other day and with over 2000 pics it will take me a while to get through them all but here's a sample...


    "Ernest Hemingway boxing while on a big game hunt in Kenya, 1952."
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    "Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Thought to be the earliest born individual captured on film."

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    "The Hell of Serra Pelada mines, a large gold mine in Brazil, circa 1986. Photograph by Sebastião Salgado."

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    "A black policeman protects a KKK member as protesters were closing in on them in at a rally in Austin, Texas, 1983."

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    "Young girl barely makes it across the border between East and West Berlin, 1955."

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    "Poor children of Dublin collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the Easter Rising."

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    Earth's curvature

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    "Top of the world, ma! Top of the world!"

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    Brazilian gold mine.

    Incredibly, this photo wasn't taken 100-150 years ago, but in 1986.

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    I remember flying to LA from dublin thinking why we went over Greenland, there's the answer so.
     
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    Some colourised photos:


    Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin


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    Mark Twain
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    Lee Harvey Oswald
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    Union Soldiers from American Civil War

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    What type of aquaculture is that? What is being farmed? It's a cool photo but from where?

    Don't leave me hanging.
     
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    Sorry, I should put a bit more info..

    A boat pulls a group of solar panels to be connected to a large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on a lake created by a collapsed and flooded coal mine on June 14, 2017 in Huainan, Anhui province, China. The floating solar field, billed as the largest in the world, is built on a part of the collapsed Panji No.1 coal mine that flooded over a decade ago due to over-mining, a common occurence in deep-well mining in China's coal heartland. When finished, the solar farm will be made up of more than 166,000 solar panels that could potentially produce enough energy to power a city in Anhui province, regarded as one of the country's coal centers. Local officials say they are planning more projects like it, marking a significant shift in an area where long-term intensive coal mining has led to large areas of subsidence and environmental degradation. However, the energy transition has its challenges, primarily competitive pressure from the deeply-established coal industry that has at times led to delays in connecting solar projects to the state grid.
     
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    Thanks Paul, for the extra info. I never would have guessed that they were solar panels. Amazing idea.
     

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