A Derecho Over New York City

July 27, 2012
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New York City Derecho Photograph

Last night, a derecho (a widespread, fast-moving band of thunderstorms) struck New York City. Luckily, Redditor MyUsernameIs20Digits captured a beautiful photograph as the storm rolled into the city.

Hiroo Onoda, The Loneliest Soldier

May 2, 2012
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Japanese Officer Hiroo Onoda Surrenders 1974 Photograph

A testament to the truly devastating effects of war, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda fought a guerilla war—alone—in the forbidding jungles of the Philippines’ Lubang Island for nearly 30 years following the end of Word War II. Read more about this mystifying character here.

A Foggy Photograph Of Hong Kong

April 30, 2012
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Hong Kong Foggy Photo

A bustling metropolis, Hong Kong offers tourists and architecture enthusiasts a myriad of skyscrapers to admire. 7,650 of them, to be precise.