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Wonder why this image isn’t as famous as its cropped down cousin. Surely, is more awe-inspiring


An aerial view shows the snow covered church of the village of Jenisberg near the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 23, 2012.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Siena Skyline (2004, N. de Wolff)

In Romania…


Afghan women clad in burqas walk past a tree in Bagram, north of Kabul January 3, 2012.













REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Residents along the northern border of Dhaka, Bangladesh, climb atop a train and squeeze into every available space during a Muslim congregation event. Photographer Yeow Kwang Yeo is the winner in the “Best Single Image” category.

“I look at this photo and I’m terrified, but then you look at the people’s faces and they’re all happy and enjoying themselves,” Rossow said. “It’s just an amazing moment.”
Yeow Kang Yeo



Ukranian artists Dmytro and Iuliia create hand-cut  paper silhouettes using a single sheet of paper. “Paper cutting is a  very amazing process, when you start with just a piece of paper and  finish with a beautiful work of art. This process can take several hours  or even several days to completely finish. To us these silhouettes are  not just sheets of paper, but something we have put our love, care and  happiness into”















Source : Moucha v kávě…

After a long research, this picture first appears in 2005  in a blog about Cairo (Egypt) : From Cairo, with love – Free thoughts and reflections of an ordinary Egyptian. Participants said that it is “Mohammad Ali Mosque” in Cairo, but it is not …

Today, 25th april 2014, many thanks to Emerson Camaya ; Emerson found the place : Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the city “where Occident meets Orient”.

Source : Blue Mosque arches


If you’re a visual learner, then you know maps, charts  and infographics can really help bring data and information to life.  Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to  do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn  something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display  data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle  or shake your head.

1. Where Google Street View is Available

Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

Map via Wikimedia Commons

3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

Map by via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early  Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break  apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which  surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

5. McDonald’s Across the World

Map by Business Management EU

6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

Map by The New York Times

7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

Map by Teepr on Reddit

8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

Map by

9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

Map byCarna Botnet via Reddit

11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

Map by Vizual Statistix

12. Visualizing Global Population Density

Map by valeriepieris on Reddit

13. Flag Map of the World

Map by andrewfahmy on Reddit

14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

Map by World Health Organization

15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

Map by World Health Organization

16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

Map by Nelson Minar

17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

Map by

18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

Map by John M Nelson

19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Map via prometheus08 on Reddit

20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

Map by James Mintz Group

21. World Map of Vegetation on Earth


22. Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country

Map by

23. If the World’s Population Lived in One City

Maps by Tim De Chant @

24. The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants
Around the World

Map by

25. Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows

Map by BP via Business Insider

26. The 7000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River

Map via Gradeskee on Reddit

27. World Map of the Different Writing Systems

Map by Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) on Wikimedia Commons

28. Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita

Map by

29. The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD

Map by McKinsey&Company

30. The World Divided Into 7 Regions,
Each with a Population of 1 Billion

Map by delugetheory on Reddit

31. Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude

Photograph by mrgeng on Reddit

32. Map of Contiguous United States
Overlaid on the Moon

Map by boredboarder8 on Reddit

33. Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World

Map by Citynoise on Wikimedia Commons

34. Overall Water Risk Around the World

Map by World Resources Institute

35. The Most Dangerous Areas in the World To Ship Due to Pirates

Map by Control Risks

36. Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have H*es
(song reference)

Map via asonjones on Reddit

37. Where 2% of Australia’s Population Lives

Map by e8odie on Reddit

38. The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth
(Pakistan to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – 20000 miles)

Map by kepleronlyknows on Reddit

39. Map of Europe Showing Literal
Chinese Translations for Country Names

Map by

40. Reversed Map with Southern Hemisphere at Top of Map (because position of North is arbitrary)





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