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12 hours ago

Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium prepares to serve during her women's singles match against Jarmila Groth of Australia on the first day of the Australian Open tennis tournament. in Melbourne on January 17, 2011. The natch is tiesd at one set all as play continues.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:30 (nine years ago) link

that is one tiesd natch.

, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:00 (nine years ago) link

haha dude was obv distracted from his proofreading

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:44 (nine years ago) link

19 hours ago

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: A man looks out of a window on the day officially dubbed as the most depressing day of the year or 'blue Monday' on January 17, 2011 in Bristol, England. According to psychologists, the combination of post-holiday debt, dull winter weather and the fading of the Christmas and New Year cheer, leads many to think of the third Monday in January as the most depressing day of the year.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:12 (nine years ago) link

i was in bristol this morning and everyone was really down at the train station because the main great western line to london was blocked because one of those 15 carriage 120mph train had hit a herd of cows. so photo otm.

caek, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:39 (nine years ago) link

2 hours ago

A Tunisian demonstrator holds his bread stick like a weapon in front of riot police during a protest against the country's new government in Tunis on January 18, 2011. Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters on January 18 at a small protest rally against Tunisia's new government in the centre of the capital, AFP reporters on the ground saw. Around 100 protesters chanted slogans against the RCD party of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. 'We can live on bread and water alone but not with the RCD,' they said. Riot police dispersed the rally -- one of several expected on Tuesday.

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:38 (nine years ago) link


Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:31 (nine years ago) link

shift the teal a lil bit and you have the ivory coast's national colours


nathan barlinnie (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:33 (nine years ago) link

i love the tunisians. tunesia is the best-educated country in north africa, supplying scientists all over, did u know that.

i didnt know about the trees, they are nicely trimmed.

, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:52 (nine years ago) link

also the cote d'ivoire photo is ¡¡really racist!! imo

, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:54 (nine years ago) link

21 hours ago

A man emerges from the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) north-east of Moscow January 18, 2011. Orthodox Christians immerse themselves in icy waters to celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19.

gr8080, Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:16 (nine years ago) link

1 hour ago

SINGAPORE - JANUARY 20: A devotees body is pierced and decorated prior to taking part in the Thaipusam procession on January 20, 2011 in Singapore, Singapore. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. Devotees will pray and make vows when the prayers are answered they fulfill the vows by piercing parts of their body such as their cheeks, tongues, and backs before carrying a 'Kavadi' on a four kilometre journey of faith.

gr8080, Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:24 (nine years ago) link

7 hours ago

TUNIS, TUNISIA - JANUARY 21: Tunisians attend a steam baths in the old city as life begins to get back to a normal routine although an un-easy peace hangs over the country on January 21, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunisians have begun three days of mourning in respect of the people who died during the 'Jasmine Revolution' to oust president Zine al-Abidine Ben Al who fled the country a week ago.

gr8080, Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:01 (nine years ago) link

3 hours ago

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 22: Actors take part in a re-enactment during the Dillinger Days event January 22, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The yearly event, which includes a re-enactment, tours and costumed attendees at the Congress Hotel, marks the date of capture of notorious bank robber John Dillinger in Tucson.

gr8080, Sunday, 23 January 2011 04:55 (nine years ago) link

12 hours ago

Indian paramilitary soldiers march during the final full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23, 2011. India will celebrate its 62nd Republic Day on January 26 with a large military parade.

gr8080, Sunday, 23 January 2011 20:34 (nine years ago) link

8 hours ago

A group of Mexican women arrive with their pink motorbikes at a low-income neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez January 23, 2011. The women hand out food and medicines to the poor in one of the world's deadliest cities to protest the deprivation they say fuels much of the violence. Braving drug gang wars in Ciudad Juarez that have killed some 6,700 people since 2008, including hundreds of women, the self-dubbed "Female Warriors ride out every Sunday to barrios that ring the factory city across from El Paso, Texas. Picture taken January 23, 2011.

gr8080, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 06:13 (nine years ago) link

6 hours ago

QINGDAO, CHINA - JANUARY 25: Policemen burn illegal fireworks and crackers in a wasteland on January 25, 2011 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. Qingdao policemen ferreted out and destroyed about 3000 boxes illegal fireworks and crackers before the Chinese new year.

gr8080, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:42 (nine years ago) link

1 hour ago

US space shuttle Discovery on January 31, 2011 is moved to Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39-A for its final mission in space. Discovery's final planned launch to the International Space Station is now scheduled for February 24th.

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 07:17 (nine years ago) link

3 hours ago

"Joaldunak" (Carriers of bells) fill up a van on their way to Zubieta, in the northern Spanish region of Navarra, during carnival celebrations February 1, 2011. According to mythical Basque stories, the noise made by the big bells carried by the "Joaldunak" ward off evil spirits and give prosperity for a year to the people living in nearby towns. Every year, villagers from Ituren parade to the neighbouring town of Zubieta to join this traditional carnival, which is considered a festival to welcome the spring after a tough winter in the deep valleys of the northern Navarra region.

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 21:20 (nine years ago) link

6 hours ago

A barricaded door can be seen after the eviction of squatters from the Liebigstrasse 14 in Berlin, February 2, 2011. After a year-long struggle between the inhabitants of the house and it's owner, the squat was now evicted. The house is squatted since the early 1990ies.

gr8080, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 21:40 (nine years ago) link

4 hours ago

IOWA CITY, IA - FEBRUARY 03: A pickup truck sits upside down in a ditch along I-380 February 3, 2011 between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa. A massive winter storm smashed into a third of the country, from Texas to Wisconsin, on February 1st and 2nd, making travel treacherous. Major highways are now open but a cold snap behind the storm is keeping temperatures hovering around zero degrees in southwest Iowa.

gr8080, Thursday, 3 February 2011 21:27 (nine years ago) link

Be a great day for flying, tho'.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 3 February 2011 21:32 (nine years ago) link

1 hour ago

A dancer and drummers perform in the second night of the 'Llamadas' parade during carnival in Montevideo on February 4, 2011. The 'Llamadas' is Uruguay's biggest carnival parade, in which 'comparsas' -- groups of dancers and drummers of the traditional 'candombe' music -- compete during two nights of parade.

gr8080, Saturday, 5 February 2011 03:01 (nine years ago) link

21 minutes ago

A youth gets a religious symbol applied on his head before wearing a "janeyu" or sacred thread during a ritual in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 6, 2011. The janeyu, which is a thin, consecrated cord composed of distinct cotton strands, is worn to symbolize the coming of age among adolescent Brahmin, or high caste Hindu, males.

gr8080, Sunday, 6 February 2011 14:11 (nine years ago) link

5 hours ago

A pair of husky dogs play during a gathering of dog owners during a protest in North Vancouver, British Columbia February 6, 2011. Hundreds of dogs and owners gathered in an event called "Barking Mad" to protest the slaughter of a 100 husky sled dogs in the ski resort of Whistler that came to light last week.

gr8080, Monday, 7 February 2011 03:09 (nine years ago) link

4 hours ago

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Marirose Roach #6 of the Philadelphia Passion tries to tackle quarterback Ashley Salerno #8 of the Los Angeles Temptation during the Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl VIII at the Thomas & Mack Center February 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 26-25.

gr8080, Monday, 7 February 2011 09:25 (nine years ago) link

9 hours ago

Germany's national football coach Joachim Loew oversees a training session in Kaiserau, near Kamen western Germany on February 7, 2011. The friendly match between Germany and Italy will take place on February 9, 2011 in Dortmund, western Germany.

gr8080, Tuesday, 8 February 2011 03:59 (nine years ago) link

12 hours ago

PREAH VIHEAR, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 8: Cambodian monks walk within the 11th century Preah Vihear temple on February 8, 2011 in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. Six Cambodian monks, living in a pagoda that was attacked by Thailand over the weekend, are now taking shelter inside the ancient temple near the military for protection. Thousands of refugees have fled the area after clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops near the disputed World Heritage site. Presently there is no official ceasefire in place as the two countries contest ownership of the 4.6 sq-km area. The 900-year-old temple belongs to Cambodia following a 1962 World Court ruling but this remains disputed by many Thais.

gr8080, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 01:50 (nine years ago) link

3 hours ago

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: A standard poodle named Gem stands with his owner at a news conference for the 13th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2011 in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition.

gr8080, Friday, 11 February 2011 00:11 (nine years ago) link

13 hours ago

Fans hold pictures to receive an autograph as actor Kevin Spacey arrives for a photocall to promote the movie 'Margin Call' at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 11, 2011. The Berlinale International Film Festival runs from February 10 to 20, 2011.

gr8080, Saturday, 12 February 2011 00:05 (nine years ago) link

3 hours ago

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Fat Jew (C) attends the Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011 MBFW hosted by FIJI Water, official bottled water of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2011 in New York City.

gr8080, Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:41 (nine years ago) link

3 hours ago

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. A man wearing a green headband (L) stands on top of a crane before attempting suicide in central Tehran February 14, 2011. The man's reason of attempting suicide is unknown but he was stopped and removed from the crane by the authorities, police said.

gr8080, Monday, 14 February 2011 20:58 (nine years ago) link

1 hour ago

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Boris Becker and wife Lilly Becker attend the Cinema for Peace Gala at the Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt during day five of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

gr8080, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 03:14 (nine years ago) link

hahaha stealth finger

I'd rather climb into the saddle of my Ford Mustang and sink spurs (stevie), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:07 (nine years ago) link

1 hour ago

GIZA, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 15: Egyptian riders gallop across the dunes during a dust storm near the Giza pyramids necropolis on February 15, 2011 in Giza, Egypt. With tourism counting for 6 percent of Egypt's gross domestic product, the country's economy has taken a huge hit after foreign tourists fled during Egypt's uprising. Some 15 million touists visited Egypt in 2010 and the tourism industry supports up to10 percent of the Egyptian population.

gr8080, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 22:46 (nine years ago) link

26 minutes ago

A mentally handicapped woman poses with her mask after a mask workshop during the Festival of the Senses in Lisbon February 16, 2011. The festival conducts workshops for the mentally handicapped to help develop their artistic capacities. It runs till February 19.

gr8080, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 23:13 (nine years ago) link


John Lennon, Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

2 hours ago

A soldier escorts a suspect for a presentation to the media in Morelia February 16, 2011. Mexican soldiers killed one suspected drug gunman and injured another during a gun battle that took place at a safe house in the state of Michoacan. Troops arrested two men and seized weapons. Michoacan, the home state of President Felipe Calderon, has emerged as a key battleground as the cult-like La Familia cartel fights other gangs and security forces for control of the mountainous state. Picture taken February 16, 2011.

gr8080, Thursday, 17 February 2011 22:04 (nine years ago) link

10 hours ago

Libyan protesters hold a flag on top of a building during a demonstration in the seaport city of Tobruk February 20, 2011. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fought an increasingly bloody battle to hang on to power on Monday when protests against his 41-year rule struck the capital Tripoli after days of violence in the east. Picture taken February 20, 2011.

gr8080, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:50 (nine years ago) link

41 minutes ago

ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 23: A police officer is hit by a petrol bomb as police in full riot gear clash with protesters in front of parliament in on February 23,2011 in Athens, Greece. Greek police clashed with protesters as workers marched on parliament protesting against austerity measures introduced to help the country manage it's huge national debt.

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 15:17 (nine years ago) link

40 minutes ago

Cars lie crushed under a fallen building in central Christchurch following Tuesday's earthquake February 26, 2011. Violent aftershocks hampered desperate efforts to find survivors in the quake-ruined New Zealand city of Christchurch on Saturday as the death toll climbed to 123 and was set to rise further.

gr8080, Saturday, 26 February 2011 03:15 (eight years ago) link

26 minutes ago

The space shuttle Discovery is seen with Earth in the background as the shuttle approaches the International Space Station for docking in this February 26, 2011 photograph by an Expedition 26 crew member released by NASA. Shuttle Discovery astronauts worked alongside the International Space Station crew on Sunday to prepare the orbital outpost for life after the United States retires its three existing spaceships. Picture taken February 26, 2011.

gr8080, Monday, 28 February 2011 04:10 (eight years ago) link

3 hours ago

Jhon Rendon (L), Pedro Salazar (2L), Santiango Lopez (C) and Sebastian Bustamante, members of Antioquia's disabled swimming team, joke after a training session at the Aquatic Complex in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 3, 2011. Antioquia's disabled swimming team, with 18 members, is preparing for the national championship and to integrate the Colombian national disabled team to participate in next Paralympic championship in Mexico this year.

gr8080, Friday, 4 March 2011 01:40 (eight years ago) link

5 hours ago

In a picture taken on March 5, 2011 Chinese children sit shopping trolleys as his parents shop at a supermarket in Hefei, in east China's Anhui province. Reining in prices is China's 'top priority' in 2011, as it strives for more balanced eight percent economic growth the Chinese premier said in a speech on March 5 to open the annual session of parliament.

gr8080, Sunday, 6 March 2011 10:43 (eight years ago) link

lol i actually know a few ppl who originate from the village in the w33d burning photo near the top of this thread. My partner's parents are from the area.

She's got photos of mad crops lining the roads from her last trip there a coupla yrs ago.

yuoowemeone, Sunday, 6 March 2011 11:09 (eight years ago) link

5 hours ago

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Alpacas and their handlers eneter the show ring at the British Alpaca Futurity Show being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on March 11, 2011 in Coventry, England. The top British Alpacas are vying for many show honours ultimately seeking the accolade of Best in Show. Alongside the judging of the animals practical workshops in breeding and looking after Alpacas are taking place culminating in a fashion show of Alpaca clothing.

gr8080, Friday, 11 March 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) link

3 hours ago

A sailboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated March 15, 2011. The city was largely destroyed following the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11, 2011.

gr8080, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 03:17 (eight years ago) link

3 hours ago

A security guard is seen behind the sculpture titled "Woman with sticks" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck during a preview of his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey March 17, 2011. The sculpture is part of Mueck's first major exhibition in Latin America opening on March 18, according to organisers.

gr8080, Friday, 18 March 2011 01:44 (eight years ago) link

3 hours ago

Young boys gesture and hold a protest sign while playing on debris used for a barricade while older youths and men clash down the road with riot police, backed by soldiers, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in the western Shiite Muslim village of Malkiya, Bahrain. A couple hundred residents participated in a protest march that ended in a clash. The sign reads: "With our blood and soul, we will protect Bahrain."

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:32 (eight years ago) link


A man takes pictures as Endeavour slowly passes, in Inglewood, California, on October 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

caek, Sunday, 14 October 2012 14:24 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

A parking lot full of yellow cabs sits flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 23:23 (seven years ago) link

looks like a glitch from the og gta

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:34 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...


One month after Washington State voters approved the state’s marriage equality law in [Referendum] 74, same-sex couples get marriage licenses for the first time on December 6th, 2012. At around 1:30am, Larry Duncan, 56, left, and Randy Shepherd, 48, from North Bend, Wash. got their marriage license. The two plan to wed on December 9th, the first day it is possible for them to wed in Washington State. They have been together for 11 years.

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Friday, 7 December 2012 20:05 (seven years ago) link

Randy Shepherd is almost too perfect a name for that photo and story.

vote! (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:13 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...


A welder, wearing a homemade protective mask, works in Yishui County, Shandong province, on June 10, 2006. (Reuters/China Daily) #

caek, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 22:23 (six years ago) link

one month passes...


Fisherman Ompong Vargas, 39, who wears a facial mask made of fabric to protect his skin from getting darker, holds a fish in his mouth as he searches a net at Laguna de Bay in Taguig City Metro Manila May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

micah, Monday, 10 June 2013 07:59 (six years ago) link

one month passes...
two months pass...


Police officers and soldiers swept through the five-story Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Sept. 21 after gunmen opened fire. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)

micah, Monday, 30 September 2013 03:40 (six years ago) link

Damn ... didn't the attackers have machine guns? If so, takes some cojones to go in there with a pistol and no armor.

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 30 September 2013 18:47 (six years ago) link

one month passes...


In the town of Rjukan, Norway, people gather in front of the town hall, where sunlight is reflected by giant mirrors (top) erected on the mountainside, on October 18, 2013. Rjukan, a small industrial town 150 km west of Oslo, is situated in the bottom of a valley between steep mountains in Telemark County, and is cut off from direct sunlight for five to six months a year. Now, three giant mirrors mounted on a nearby mountainside will reflect winter sunlight into the valley. (Reuters/Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix)

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 17:27 (six years ago) link

two months pass...


Ukrainian riot police take souvenir snapshots of each other during a brief rest on another day of anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's parliament, in an extraordinary session on Tuesday, has repealed a series of laws that have been criticized as stifling dissent and free speech. Ukraine has seen violent protests since November. PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPA

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:44 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...


A man paints a picture of the scene as anti-government protesters clash with police on Hrushevskoho Street near Dynamo stadium in Kiev, on January 25, 2014. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 17:33 (six years ago) link

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