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Greenland's Inuit people have countless terms to describe ice in all its varieties. This gallery of photographs by Brennan Linsley of The Associated Press is something of a visual vocabulary for the striking forms ice takes on the giant Arctic island. Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers are melting more and more as the world warms, sending gushing water and towering icebergs into the sea, threatening to raise ocean levels worldwide in the years and decades to come. Researchers are hard at work trying to gauge how much will melt and when. Some of the most spectacular icebergs are calved from the 6-kilometer-wide (4-mile-wide) Jakobshavn Glacier near the town of Ilulissat on Greenland's west central coast. These icebergs push out into the 50-kilometer-long (30-mile-long) Ilulissat Ice Fjord, and then into Disko Bay and eventually the North Atlantic ocean. The ice, much of it tens of thousands of years old, originates in the 1.7-million-square-kilometer (660,000-square-mile) ice sheet covering 80 percent of Greenland.

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The Ebola outbreak has killed over 2000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. If nothing is done to halt the outbreak and help struggling nations, the disease might spread to a larger area and claim even more lives.

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The first ever Warrior Games took place Thursday and Friday at the Olympic Training Center and Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Wounded servicemen and women competed in seven sports, including archery, cycling, basketball, shooting, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. Jese Schag, center right, celebrates a winning point with fellow Marines during a volleyball victory against Navy during the 2010 Warrior Games for wounded soldiers on Wednesday 05/12/10. Marines, Angel Barcenas, left, and William Gibson, right, take off their prostethic legs following their 1,500 Meter run during the 2010 Warrior Games for wounded soldiers. The Marines' Angel Barcenas competes in the 100 Meter Race.

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Diversity is everywhere in India, from its religions and languages to its economy, and climates. The second-most populous nation in the world, India is home to more than 1.2 billion people. Most are Hindu, but seven other religions -- including Islam, Christianity and Sikhism -- make up nearly 20 percent of the population. January 26 will be India's 62nd Republic Day, marking the date in 1950 when the country's constitution came into force. Collected here are recent photos from across the vast nation, offering only a small glimpse of the people and diversity of India. Indian dancers perform during the 2011 Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) gala night in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, on December 9, 2011. Indian children dressed as Hindu God Shiva, right, and Parvati, hold a toy gun as they pose for a photograph during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, on January 15, 2012. Indian beggars with their arms stretched ask for alms from Buddhist devotees visiting the Mahabodhi temple, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in the town of Bodh Gaya, in the eastern state of Bihar, India, on January 6, 2012.

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Yesterday Porsche presented the new 911 Carrera to the world at the Frankfurt Motorshow. The 911 is a legend in the automotive world and the brand Porsche an iconic one. I thought it time to honour the brand in the only way we can. With images. A Porsche logo is pictured on a bonnet of a car in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart July 22, 2009. Talks to strike a deal between Porsche SE and Volkswagen heated up as the companies' rivalling factions raced toward an expected showdown on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said. At stake in the power struggle is who will control the carmaking powerhouse set to emerge from from any deal, an issue that has split the extended clan that owns Porsche. A worker selects the Porsche bonnet logo for a Panamera car at the final production unit at the Porsche plant in Leipzig, September 29, 2009. Around 600 Porsche employees work on the latest Panamera and Cayenne models in this plant that was built in 2002. Germany's Wolfgang Pfeiffer and co-driver Peter Knoebel jump over a hole as they drive a Porsche 911 on a rough road in Kenya's Ulu region December 17, 2003 after eight days of the East African Safari Rally. 53 vintage cars from 16 nations, all built before the seventies are participating in the 50th anniversary of the rally.

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Sunday, March 20 was the vernal equinox -- the first day of spring -- when the northern hemisphere of our planet begins to tilt toward the sun, bringing warmer weather to billions. Now people, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes -- stepping outside, blooming, and otherwise welcoming the sunshine. These photos show glimpses of the season from around the world. Orchids open in the early morning sunshine at Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley on April 12, 2011 in Wisley, England. There are 600 varieties of Orchid on display and The Glasshouse will host a meeting of the Orchid Society of Great Britain Show on April 30, 2011. A Canada goose nests in an urn as a deer keeps a watchful eye at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo, New York April 8, 2011. For at least four days, the buck stood guard near the nest of the goose as she sat on her eggs inside a large urn at the cemetery, home to the remains of President Millard Fillmore and rock icon Rick James. A visitor enjoys an ice cream cone on the seafront on April 9, 2011 in Brighton, England.

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U.S. Coast Guard members carry away a dead brown pelican found on Breton Island by a game warden with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who said that the bird had oil on its wings. The dead pelican was turned over the the U.S. Coast Guard as evidence. Breton Island is a part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge. Some 40,000 birds are on Breton Island during nesting season. Layers of protective booms, both offshore and on, have been placed to protect the birds. Greenpeace senior campaigner Lindsey Allen takes water samples along a 20-yard area of marsh where oil is thick in concentration near the south pass of the Mississippi River. Fisherman Mike LeBlanc surveys the oil spill half a mile from the Chandeleur Islands off Louisiana, where the slick had reached landfall. He said eight charter fishing groups had canceled their trips, but he says he understands. "I wouldn't want to come down here with this oil either."

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There are times when we need to take a break from our hectic routine. That points to only one thing, a vacation! and nature is surely the best way to head to. Instead of staying at the crowded resorts, why not go somewhere where you’ll actually relax? This Family-run Hotel, Which is Located in A tree house, two cottages and A Conventional tent, A tent in the garden. The Hospitality of the Owners and stunning A Home Kitchen, where you can feel like A 'Home away from Home. " Surrounded by lush Orchards and Vegetation, and even here in the Winter is the Snow. This hotel is located west of one of the most important national parks in South Africa - Kruger - in one of the private game reserves and is ideal for those who like wildlife safaris and eco-housing. This Unique Hotel in the North of Sweden Created for Fans to literally Become one with nature. Hotel Rooms are Located Directly on the trees - They are Lightweight aluminum Design, set around A tree and Covered with mirror Glass, Which Reflects the nature and the Surrounding Sky. The Room Interiors are Made of Wood, and feature views of the Lule River and Stretching for miles around the Forest.

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