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The Marble Caves of Patagonia, Chile, are beautiful vibrant blue caverns, partially submerged in the equally stunning turquoise waters of Carrera Lake. The lake itself is on the border of Argentina and Chile, with the caves located on the Chilean side. The caves are comprised of three main caverns: the Chapel (La Capilla), the Cathedral (El Catedral), and the Cave (La Cueva). Visitors to the caves can explore them in a small boat or kayak, but only when Carrera Lake’s waters are calm and gentle. A rare and invaluable natural wonder, the existence of these caves is currently threatened by plans to build five large dams in the area. If you visit these caves, please treat them with the utmost respect and care.

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Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute are two of the breeds of dogs, belonging to Spitz group, classified section of the northern sled dogs. Pierwsza wywodzi sie z rejonu Kolymy w pólnocnej Syberii. The first stems from the Kolyma region in northern Siberia. Hodowana tam przez pionierów w hodowli psów zaprzegowych – Czukczów oraz Kamczadalów, Koriaków i Jukagirów. Bred there by the pioneers in breeding sled dogs - and Chukchi Kamczadalów, Koriaków and Jukagirów. Druga, z wyzyn zachodniej Alaski (nazwa pochodzi od plemienia Mahlemiute) gdzie rodzime psy prawdopodobnie byly krzyzowane z wiekszymi psami osadników przybylych w czasie “goraczki zlota”. Second, from the highlands of western Alaska (named after the tribe Mahlemiute) where native dogs were probably crossed with larger dogs settlers arrived during the gold rush. Obie rasy maja opinie przyjacielskich wobec ludzi. Both breeds have a reputation for friendly towards people. Sa psami przystosowanymi do niskich temperatur i ciaglej pracy, potrzebuja odpowiedniego zajecia (np. zawodów, biegania przy rowerze lub regularnych bardzo dlugich spacerów). Dogs are suitable for low temperature and continuous operation, they need appropriate activities (eg competitions, cycling or jogging on a regular long walks.) Nie znosza samotnosci i bezczynnosci. Can not stand the loneliness and inactivity. Siberian Husky kennel from Rovaniemi. Team prepares to take off in the 27th wyscigu Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally. race Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally.

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday ordered a sweeping and transparent probe into the weekend collision between two bullet trains that killed at least 39 people and raised public anger about the government's handling of the accident. Facts must be uncovered, responsible parties held to account, and investigation results made public, Wen told a cabinet meeting, according to a news release posted to the government's official website. Six carriages derailed and four fell about 65 to 100 feet (20 to 30 meters) from a viaduct Saturday night after one train plowed into the back of a stalled train. More than 190 people were injured. The government on Tuesday ordered a two-month safety campaign for its railway system amid questions about how the crash occurred. Chinese rescuers work around the wreckage of train cars in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, July 24, 2011. bullet train passes over the wrecked carriages involved in Saturday's crash. In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, relatives of the victims in Saturday's train crash cry after seeing the bodies of their loved ones in a funeral home in Wenzhou.

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In a nocturnal rendezvous, two green tree frogs meet face-to-face atop a leaf in Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Delta. Green may be the most common color found in nature—it's everywhere from leaves, grass, and moss to snakes, butterflies, and even the northern lights. Green represents life, vitality, nature, and, of course, environmentalism. A pool of water at the mouth of Rio Frio Cave reflects the greenery of Belize’s Chiquibul Forest and frames a visitor in silhouette. The easily accessible river cave is a popular attraction. Two boys share a nighttime bicycle ride down the darkened streets of Hoi An, Vietnam. The city's old town is a World Heritage site filled with historic buildings from the 15th to 19th centuries.

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Daredevils have been hurling themselves down a hill in Gloucestershire as part of the annual cheese-rolling competition despite fears over the safety of the event. The contest, which involves chasing a round of Double Gloucester down Cooper's Hill, has been held here since at least the early 1800s. This year's event was won by an American estate agent wearing a 'stars and stripes' jumpsuit.

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A photographer's strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes. Antarctic krill, such as this specimen in the Weddell Sea with a stomach full of yellow algae, are a critical link in the ocean food web. A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

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A wildfire spurred by high winds is raging across Southern California, scorching more than 8,000 acres of land and sending thousands of resident fleeing from their homes as new evacuations are ordered. More than 2,000 homes in the Camarillo, Calif., area have been threatened, while 15 have sustained damage. About 10 percent of the fire has been contained as more than 900 first responders are on the scene battling the flames. There have been no reports of injuries.

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Southwest of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea lies a paradise like no other, the island country of the Maldives. The Republic of the Maldives consists of twenty-six atolls in an area spanning 90,000 square kilometers (34,749 square miles). The Maldives are popular for their picture-perfect lush islands ringed by gorgeous white sand beaches. The tiny country is the smallest in Asia both in land mass and population (309,000 people). It also has the lowest high point of any country in the world at 2.3 meters (7 feet 7 inches) and because of this the rising sea level threatens its very existence. All total, the Maldives consists of roughly 1,190 coral islands, only 185 of which are inhabited. The islands were discovered as a tourist destination in the 1970s and today tourism accounts for just under 30% of the country’s GDP. A range of accommodation for any budget can be found on the Maldives, and the country’s capital city of Male is home to an international airport.

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