Friday, April 1, 2011

Amazing photos

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a model of a cricket stadium in Amritsar. The 2011 Cricket World Cup takes place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19-April 2, 2011 with 14 nations taking part in the marathon six-week tournament.

A new picture of Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) with his mask on and revealing his new web-shooters has been released. The new Spider-Man film, called Amazing Spider-Man, opens in 3D on July 3.

This photo seems to show that compassion for another might not just be a human emotion, as a hippo tries to save a wildebeest which broke its back while crossing the Masai River in Kenya during the annual migration.

It looks as if these leaf cutter ants are in Valentine's Day mood, as they carry red hearts back to their nest. But their keeper, at Marwell Wildlife near Winchester, Hants, lent a hand, by cutting the ants' favourite foods into the right shapes for them...

Dan Lay said: ""With Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to carefully carve the ants' favourite food into heart shapes. I used red peppers and spotted laurel leaves and the leaf cutter ants were soon gathering and picking up the hearts, taking them off to their nest."

A pair of Caribbean flamingos form a heart shape with their necks as they perform courtship dances at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo

Predee Singhachan, 37, has his face wiped by his wife Rungnapa Rojchananawin, 51, as they attempt to break the Guinness World Records of longest continuous kiss, as part of Valentine's Day celebrations at Pattaya city, Thailand. The previous record of 32 hours 7 minutes and 14 seconds was set in Germany in 2009.

Mick Freakley spotted this pair of bright red lips rising out of the water when he was on his boat on the Norfolk Broads. "I was looking at the scenery and the red dogwood made it look as though there was a huge pair of red lips coming out of the water," said Mick, a keen amateur photographer from Kilby, Leicestershire.

Newly married Thai couple, Kittiaht Kanchai and his bride Amonrat Sanrach, hang on a sling during a cliff marriage registration ceremony to celebrate Valentine's Day in Prachinburi province, Thailand

An engaged couple sit on a bicycle as they pose for wedding photographs on the theme of "naked wedding", on Valentine's Day in Beijing. "Naked wedding" is a popular new expression in China which means young couples get married with no houses or cars and little bank savings.

A monkey pulls a face on the outskirts of Jammu, India

Tiny, ZSL London Zoo's male gorilla baby, is now taking his first steps. Thrilled zookeepers captured on camera the moment the three-month-old youngster left his mother's side for the first time to explore his Gorilla Kingdom home.

A red squirrel looks for food in the snow at Rothiemurchus Estate, Scotland. There are currently around 120,000 red squirrels left in Scotland, with only 20,000 in England. Scientists believe that if nothing is done to halt the decline of the species then the red squirrel could be extinct in the UK within 30 years.

A woman wipes tears from her husband during a mass wedding in Managua, Nicaragua. Around 560 couples got married to commemorate Valentine's Day.

A Valentine's Day message featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton riding a scooter is projected on to Westminster Abbey to promote

A woman dressed in a burlesque costume performs during a flash mob to mark Valentine's Day in Rome

A lenticular cloud formation (also known as a UFO cloud) is seen during sunrise in Bilbao, Spain

Steve Aldridge and his mother Vivien Monk make their way around Manchester City centre on their mobility scooters with their humourous signs

People gather to look at a damaged part of Pratappur temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, after lightning hit it. The 348-year-old temple near the famous Swoyambhunath Stupa has suffered some damage following a lightning strike. According to temple priests and locals, this is an ominous sign and a sanctification ceremony is necessary to prevent a national tragedy.

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a giant Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting unique to Tibet, displayed on a hill near the Langmu Temple in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, China

A man looks on as an octopus-shaped kite is flown at a square in Jilin, China

A moorhen takes a ride aboard a turtle. Photographer George Lenz captured the moment while visiting a zoo in Phoenix, USA.

The sun sets behind the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A US Marine inflates a cobra skin after removing its entrails during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the "Cobra Gold 2011" joint military exercise, at a military base in Chon Buri Province.

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