Photographer captures electrifying images from rim of the Grand Canyon

(Photo: Rolf Maeder / Rex Features via AP)

Using long exposures, photographer Rolf Maeder managed to capture multiple lightning strikes hitting the Grand Canyon under atmospheric stormy skies. 

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Photoblog: Surviving Sandy in Staten Island

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Linda Restaino poses for a photograph in front of a message written by her son on the boarded up back wall of her property which was flooded during Hurricane Sandy in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. Restaino, who has lived at the property for 35 years, is now hoping to leave Staten Island.

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Tungurahua volcano erupts in Ecuador

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The Tungurahua volcano is seen from Juive Grande, Ecuador, early Aug. 19. The Tungurahua volcano erupted with explosions and tremblings described as volcanic activity in the range between moderate and high. Reportedly the region was put on an orange alert.

A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb offers a prayer for victims of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 6, 2012. Paper lantern floats are released into the water during a ceremony for the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2012.

Ceremonies mark 67th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb attack

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Arata Yamamoto, NBC News reports from Tokyo — As dignitaries from 71 countries joined a crowd of 50,000 on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack, Japanese officials vowed to revamp energy policies in the wake of the devastating Fukushima nuclear accident.

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Photographing the Olympic athletes at 14 frames per second

(Photo: Mike Blake / Reuters)

 Reuters photographer Mike Blake has been experimenting with high-speed multiple exposure images of athletes at the 2012 London Olympics gymnastics events. To read more about his process follow this link to the Reuters Photographers blog.

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Capturing an Olympian’s many movements on the pommel horse

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Louis Smith of Britain practices on the pommel horse during a training session at the O2 Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, on July 25. This photo was taken using multiple exposures.

Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly scale French Alps

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Reuters reports: CHAMONIX, France- Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from wounds after being shot last year, traveled high up into the French Alps on Monday with her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

Giffords, who still uses a wheelchair much of the time, was on her first trip outside the United States since she was shot in the head by a gunman in January 2011 as she met local people outside a Tucson supermarket.

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Shooting at Batman screening in Aurora, Colo.

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Chinese police revel in mud training

Chinese paramilitary policemen train in the mud in Chuzhou city in central China’s Anhui province on July 18, 2012.

Nasa Indians overpower soldiers in Colombia

Nasa Indians near Toribio in southern Colombia have demanded security forces and leftist rebels stay off their land. Local people decided to expel a group of soldiers from the area after clashes resulted in eight people being wounded and several houses damaged, Agence France Presse reports. 

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Ice sales soar as heat continues on East Coast

Very hot temperatures are expected to extend from eastern Montana to the central and southern Plains and eastward to the Mid-Atlantic Wednesday, The Weather Channel reports, with highs of 95 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit.  A few areas of Kansas could approach 110 degrees.  

The ongoing heat wave means business is booming for companies selling ice, Getty Images reports.

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Storm from space sparks greatest light show on Earth

The solar storm that swept past Earth over the weekend didn’t disrupt any power grids, but it did turn on the auroral lights for skywatchers over a wide swath of North America, extending at least as far down as Arkansas.

SpaceWeather.com cataloged stunning photos from the usual places in northern climes, including Canadian provinces as well as the northern tier of the United States. But this particular solar storm — sparked by last Thursday’s big coronal mass ejection, or CME — didn’t stop there. Photographers sent in pictures from Arkansas as well as OhioNebraskaUtahCalifornia and other locales well south of the usual places. There were auroral images as well from ScotlandHungary, and yes, from New ZealandTasmania and the South Pole at the other end of the world.

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Panoramic image: At home in a retired Boeing 727

In link, Bruce Campbell relaxes in the Boeing 727-200 that he converted to a home in rural Hillsboro, Oregon. Campbell bought the used airplane from Olympic Airways, and had it flown from Athens, Greece to Portland-Hillsboro Airport. He removed the wings before towing the fuselage to his property and reattaching the wings there.

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Northern lights put on a show in Minnesota skies

The northern lights fill the sky over the south shore of Lake Superior east of Superior, Wis. above Duluth, Minn., pictured above, and are also seen in the sky over Lake Elora in northern Minnesota early, July 15, below. A solar storm sparked the show in the skies over the Upper Midwest and could also be active tonight.

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