Over $15.5 million was spent restoring and outfitting ex-warship, The Kiev, into a luxury hotel and theme park developed by tourism and attraction consultant Leisure Quest International. UPI/Stephen Shaver
The annual Mongolian Nadaam Festival, featuring various Mongolian ethnic groups, nomads and wrestlers in traditional garb, opens in Zhenglan Qi, a small town in the northern Chinese province of Inner Mongolia on July 18, 2014.
Not known as being the most rough and tumble of sports, baseball nonetheless poses some risks for players, mostly in the form of a ball hurtling at 100 mph right at them. Whether they were actually taking one for the team, ensuring a man would be on base, or just couldn't get out of the way quickly enough, we salute those hit by a pitch.
On July 23, 2002, a laser-guided bomb fired from an Israeli F-16 hit the Gaza home of Sheik Salah Shehada, founder of the military wing of Hamas, killing him and 14 others and wounding more than 140 people. A week later, Hamas would retaliate by bombing a cafeteria in Jerusalem killing seven people, and wounding 85 others.
A herd of dinosaurs walked on the runway, introduced by resident dino fashion gurus, designer Sonny Tilders, director Scott Faris, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS resident science advocate Dr. Lindsay Zanno, Ph.D, and Creative Director and Judge of America's Next Top Model Jay Manuel.
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