‘Roid Week 2013 – Day 5

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Roidweek Day 5

Jervais Bay

Photos from Gheedon, WorthingtonJ, Kat White, and Matt Chalky Smith. Today is the 5th and last day of ‘Roid Week 2013. Dive into the group pool to discover these and more great contributions to the project.

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Thunderstorms abound

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Lone Thunderstorm

Knotted - Halton, Ontario edge of the thunderstorm.

In Between

lightning

Lightning Above Roosevelt Lake

thunderstorm over south anastasia island, 13 july 2013

Little Pop-Up Thunderstorm

Raices en el cielo!

Scenes around the world of those “did you see that” lightning bolts, dramatic storm clouds, and distant downpours.

See, and share, more photos in the Thunderstorms Abound gallery and Lightning group.

Photos from Kai Eiselein, dmguz, Alan McCord, dangerousmeta, Eye of the Storm Photography, JordanDoane, NicLeister, amy32080, WyldeNikonShooter, and Julieta Toledo Widensky.

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Whitewater riders

Money Drop

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Rapid Riding

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Focus

The outdoors are full of challenging waterways with churning rapids and high-water flows, and many of you captured them with the brave athletes who take action-filled rides through them in intense kayaking and rafting adventures.

Explore, and share, more photos in the Whitewater Riders gallery and Kayaking the World group.

Photos from Andrew mthoodh2o, fstopmike, Paul Sivyer, Pavel M, and crabtree.simon.

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‘Roid Week 2013 – Day 4

Parrot

Things we lost in the fire     A Rose Named Laura

Once upon a time in the west.

His

Photos from caballosblancos, amysgster, katlightner, Bastiank80, and H Polley. Join ‘Roid Week 2013 to contribute your own instant shots, or enjoy more photos in the group pool.

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Fabulous fortresses

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Castello di Montebello, Bellinzona,  Switzerland  (UNESCO WHS)

Gwanghwamun

Bonifacio

Hohenschwangau Castle

Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu

Architectural remnants of feudalism and other historic fortifications captured worldwide, including Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle, Switzerland’s Castello di Montebello, and South Korea’s Gwanghwamun Palace.

See, and share, more photos in the Fabulous Fortresses gallery and Fortresses, forts & fortifications of the World group.

Photos from sven483, Frans.Sellies, Seiman C, acquited, Meleah Reardon, and Oribiahn.

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‘Roid Week 2013 – Day 3

A bored Horse.

This way out   funnel cake!

Dark Poem 2

Photos from tom horemans, agaschinka, milkysoldier, and xoazuree. Join ‘Roid Week 2013 to contribute your own instant shots, or enjoy more photos in the group pool.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen
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Lanterns of Tokyo

MARINE LANTERN FESTIVAL

海の灯まつり

Tokyo Asakusa giant lantern red pillars crowd Lanterns B&W

献灯 Lanterns for Japanese Army

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Paper lantern of Hozomon Gate

We noticed a dazzling arrangement of light (seen in the first two photos) from the annual Marine Lantern Festival in Odaiba, and discovered a whole lot more lanterns from the Tokyo area. We found terrific photos of all sorts of them, adorning temples, fronting restaurants, and illuminating streets. Here’s just a small selection of the lanterns that play such an important role in the distinctive character of Japan’s capital.

Explore more photos in a search for Tokyo lanterns.

Photos from ajpscs, cate♪, Jean-Julien Pous, Duncan WJ Palmer, DigiPub, notsofaraway, and xio_olx.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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‘Roid Week 2013 – Day 2

Drippin on PX 680 FF

Tim and Liz Polaroid

 Roidweek 13 #day 2 (Herman --10)

Photos from heinisch, MamaOwlPhoto, and carmendevos. Join ‘Roid Week 2013 to contribute your own instant shots, or enjoy more photos in the group pool.

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Tribute to Uttarakhand

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Kedarnath....adobe of the mountain gods

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The northern state of Uttarakhand, India, has been devastated by flash floods and landslides from record-breaking rainfall in June. According to regional officials, thousands of victims are still missing after 100,000 lives have been saved from rescue missions so far in this disaster that’s dubbed the “Himalayan tsunami.” Uttarakhand is a sacred destination for Hindu pilgrims who visit its temples and towns in the picturesque Kedarnath Valley.

See more photos from the Uttarakhand Tribute gallery. Our hearts go out to those impacted.

Photos from kartiks_mailbox, sevenhighskies, y.awanohara, durgeshnandini, and igor.meiden.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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Bastille Day celebrations

feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2013 sur le sites de la Tour Eiffel et du Trocadéro à Paris vu de la Tour Montparnasse - Fireworks on Eiffel Tower

Fête Nationale 2013 / Bastille Day 2013 - Pont de la Concorde, Paris

Bastille Day 2013

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet !

Concert du 14 juillet sur le Champ de Mars

Decorated with light displays and crowned by spectacular fireworks, the Eiffel Tower was the centerpiece of celebration for France on July 14, French National Day.

Parisians weren’t the only ones joining the celebration for this holiday. See more scenes around the world from this year’s event in the Bastille Day Festivities gallery.

Photos from y.caradec, scuzzilla, ∃Scape, Alexander JE Bradley, and keyshawnou.

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