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Pictures of the year 2010: earthquakes, volcanoes and environmental disasters

A cavernous and almost perfectly round sinkhole swallowed an entire intersection in Guatemala City during a tropical storm. The hole is 66 feet across and plunges nearly 100 feet down. Geologists said that the circular shape suggested a cave formation underneath, but what exactly caused the sinkhole was still a mystery

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~Volcanic Eruption ~ Mount Sinabung spews a column of hot gas and ash skyward, as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district, on November 14, 2013 | Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images~~

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Ancient Sunken City of Alexandria, Egypt. Lost for 1600 years the fabled city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago. The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water. The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis. The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000…

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galley storage - I was trying to describe this EXACT idea to the ship's carpenter recently. Then I got all embarrassed when I got to "mason jars," and told him to never mind.

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Sagalassos fountain (Turkey, ca. 160-180 AD). Located roughly 110 km north of Antalya, the ruins of the city extend 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. The excavations at Sagalassos are now among the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean. Sagalassos was a prosperous city for over 1000 years, from early Hellenistic times until it was struck by a devastating earthquake in the 7th century AD when the city was abandoned.

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from Mail Online

Record one billion people in the world are hungry, says UN as parents fight to give their children just one meal a day

parent in some 0f Africa's poorest countries are cutting back on school, clothes and basic medical care just to give their children a meal once a day, experts still, it is not enough' according to the u n food agency, which issued the report, 30 countries now require emergency aid, including 20 in Africa.

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