Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Belugas

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Santa Belugas : White Belugas, wearing Santa hats pose with a trainer during a new Christmas show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, in Kanagawa prefecture.

"Romantic Feelings"


Workers make a snow sculpture "Romantic Feelings" in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, December 16, 2007. The sculpture will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo which starts from December 20, at the Sun Island Scenic Area in Harbin, local media said. Picture taken December 16, 2007.


A man lights a cigarette in front of a giant lantern during the Christmas Lantern Festival in San Fernando, Pampanga, north of Manila December 15, 2007. The lantern festival is held annually by the local government to promote and attract local and foreign tourists. Each lantern, which took two months to prepare by at least 20 people, has more than 3,000 bulbs and measures 20 feet (6 m) in diameter.

Santa goes swimming

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A man dressing as Santa Claus frolics in the sea during the 63nd Christmas bathe in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. 250 swimmers took part to the bathe. The water was 15 degrees Celsius, 59 Fahrenheit.


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Hanging out : A Blue Tit hangs from a branch awaiting its turn on a bird feeder in forestry commission land near Minley Manor, Farnborough, some 40 miles west of London.

Shadow Dancing

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Temple of Poseidon

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Sculptor Tolek Zen from Poland works at his sculpture entitled 'Temple of Poseidon' in Roevershagen, northern Germany, Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.

Potato Tree

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Students stand next to a Christmas tree made of potatoes at a local institute in Lima December 4, 2007. Students made the tree using 98kg (216 lbs) of potatoes and 18 varieties.