Nature is a force to be reckoned with, beautiful yet simultaneously deadly. The following photos are of natural disasters throughout the past century, spanning from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to the recent devastating tornadoes in Alabama. The photos of earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, mudslides, etc. are breathtaking reminders of the strength of nature and the fragility of manmade structures.
These images of space, galaxies, and stellar swarms were captured by NASA using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. The most recent photos were taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 upgrade servicing mission in May, 2009.
Dog fighting, once banned under the Taliban rule, is returning to popularity in Kabul. Held every Friday, the Muslim day of rest, dogs are trained to fight one another until one is declared the winner. When one dog clearly shows his dominance over the other dog, they are separated, before there is serious injury to either dog. (photos: UPI/Hossein Fatemi)
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