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A young child at an initiation ceremony in Mandalay. Ninety percent of Burmese follow the Theravada form of Buddhism, also know as Hinayana Buddhism.

A young child at an initiation ceremony in Mandalay. Ninety percent of Burmese follow the Theravada form of Buddhism, also know as Hinayana Buddhism.



Photograph of an unidentified African American soldier in a Union uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. Some 180,000 African Americans fought in the war, almost exclusively for the Union. Nearly 40,000 of them died. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. [x][x]
Despite the number of people of colour that helped fight in the Civil War, this is said to be one of the only photographs that would admit Black soldiers existed.

Photograph of an unidentified African American soldier in a Union uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. Some 180,000 African Americans fought in the war, almost exclusively for the Union. Nearly 40,000 of them died. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. [x][x]

Despite the number of people of colour that helped fight in the Civil War, this is said to be one of the only photographs that would admit Black soldiers existed.



jtotheizzoe:
A Bacterium on a Diatom on an Amphipod
I see a lot of science stuff, and it’s pretty hard to get me to say “wow” … Just kidding, I say it all the time!
Definitely said it when I saw this wonderful representation of the scale differences between the domains of life. In one picture! Just remember, there’s about a trillion of those little bacteria on and in you all the time, just that tiny.

jtotheizzoe:

A Bacterium on a Diatom on an Amphipod

I see a lot of science stuff, and it’s pretty hard to get me to say “wow” … Just kidding, I say it all the time!

Definitely said it when I saw this wonderful representation of the scale differences between the domains of life. In one picture! Just remember, there’s about a trillion of those little bacteria on and in you all the time, just that tiny.






Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904), The Grief of the Pasha , 1882 
Joslyn Art Museum

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904), 
The Grief of the Pasha , 1882 

Joslyn Art Museum







lauramcphee:

Kashmiri, c1937 (Erwin Blumenfeld)

lauramcphee:

Kashmiri, c1937 (Erwin Blumenfeld)



mellowcolors:

Best Satellite Pictures: Winning “Earth as Art” Shots From NASA

Image courtesy EROS/USGS/NASA


umuthepvar:

Girl in Choco, Colombia, one of the regions most affected by violence and internal displacements. / By wlj

umuthepvar:

Girl in Choco, Colombia, one of the regions most affected by violence and internal displacements. / By wlj