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It’s a twister! — No spin was needed in describing @adaripp’s stunning Olympic debut. | February 11, 2018 | : @allsportsnapper | #GettySport #gettyatthegames
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A Rocky Mountain bighorn #sheep leaps over a fence in Almont, Colorado. Named for its curling #horns, the animal was designated the official state animal of #Colorado in 1961.
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A man prays with incense sticks to celebrate the Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Dog, at the Longhua temple in #Shanghai. The Lunar New Year falls on February 16 this year, with celebrations in #China scheduled to last for a week. -
: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images | February 16, 2018 | #LunarNewYear #ChineseNewYear #YearoftheDog
Thought to be one of the oldest domestic #cat breeds, Van cats — named after the Lake Van region of East Turkey that they call home — are distinguished by their long legs, snow-white coats, and amber or pale blue #eyes (sometimes hauntingly mismatched because of a genetic condition called heterochromia). -
: Chris McGrath | #vancats #animalkingdom
Peggy Fleming recalls her journey to the Olympic moment of a lifetime: “To win gold in a glamorous sport like figure skating — it was like, ‘The simple girl wins the Olympics!’" But for many in the famously tight-knit (if intensely competitive) sport, the moment represented far more than a lone victory at the Games. For U.S. figure skating, Fleming's win was, in a real sense, the start of a new era. A rebirth.
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People walk in the snow-covered gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Exceptionally heavy snowfall brought public transport in Paris and surrounding regions to a near halt earlier this week, spelling misery for commuters after hundreds were forced to abandon their cars to sleep in emergency shelters.| February 7, 2018 | : Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images
Last seen from Australia in December 1983, a Super Blue Blood Moon is the result of three lunar phenomena happening all at once. Not only is it the second full moon in January, but the moon will also be close to its nearest point to Earth on its orbit, and be totally eclipsed by the Earth's shadow. This photo was captured today in Lancelin, Australia. | January 31, 2018 | : Paul Kane #GettyimagesNews
Water buffalo and horses are seen in a thermal spring in the village of Budakli in Guroymak district, Bitlis, Turkey.Despite the freezing cold, villagers bring their horses and water buffalos to thermal springs to wash and care them. | January 28, 2018 | Ali Ihsan Ozturk / Anadolu #GettyImagesNews
This photo shows an illuminated Eiffel Tower, next to the Seine River, with water levels raised to the height of the Zouave statue of the Pont d'Alma bridge. The Seine continued to rise over the weekend, flooding streets and putting museums on an emergency footing as record rainfall pushed rivers over their banks across northeastern France. | : Georffroy Van Der Hasselt @AFPPhoto #GettyImagesNews