Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Songs

Well, Christmas is right in the corner, have you prepared well a present for your families? A piece of chocolate, a toy, a coat or sth. else?

During Christmas, there is one thing should never be forgotten to mention: listen to Christmas songs, whether you are deliberately going for finding one or just come across a piece of song on the street.

Here is a list of Top 6 Christmas Songs according to general knowings:

1. Jingle Bells
2. Silent Night
3. White Christmas
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6. Chipmunks Christmas Song

While beyond these traditional songs, there are still quite a few new made songs, one of them is Mistletoe by Justin Bieber, nice and beautiful, have you heard it before?
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Top 10 Photographs of 2011

As 2012 is approaching, it is time to make a conclusion of 2011, from your work, your life, your progress or some aspects else.

Here is a brief summary of top 10 photographs of 2011, have a look and welcome to speak out your ideas about photographs:
Rift in Paradise by Albertine Rift, Uganda
A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Too Young to Wed
Herat, Afghanistan

A veil of gauze protects a patient named Zahara from flies in a burn ward in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan women who set themselves on fire may do so to escape abuse at home, believing they will die instantly. Yet many linger on with terrible injuries.

Baghdad After the Storm

Iraq 
Moviegoers at Baghdad's first 4-D cinema get an extra thrill from shaking seats and wind machines during a 3-D sci-fi film. During the worst years of violence, families stayed home to watch TV or DVDs. Most cinemas closed, as did this one, though it has plans to expand and reopen.

Taming the Wild
Novosibirsk, Russia

This brown rat's angry display at the photographer reflects 73 generations of breeding for hostility to humans. Scientists at Novosibirsk and in Germany are comparing the aggressive rat genome to that of rats selected for friendliness, attempting to untangle connections between DNA and behavior.

Orphans No More
Nairobi Elephant Nursery, Kenya
Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

Spirit Bear

Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur.

Sami

Sven Skaltje was saddened to find the carcasses of two female reindeer whose antlers had become entangled during a dominance struggle in northern Sweden. He estimates it took three days for them to die of starvation. After separating the bodies, he saw from the ear markings that one belonged to him and the other to his cousin. Skaltje is much admired by the younger Sami in his herding group, but he is unsure whether the skills he teaches them will endure.

Rift in Paradise
North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rule of the gun prevails in North Kivu, a conflict-ravaged province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Mai-Mai Kifuafua, one of many local militias, flaunts its power on a road where it extorts money from villagers and travelers. For almost 20 years near-constant fighting over land, mining riches, and power has terrorized the
people.

Beautiful Teenage Brains

Austin, Texas
No elbows, no knees. Their "fight club" had rules. At least one Friday a month, boys gathered after school in the backyard of Bryan Campbell (at far left) to wrestle and box. Campbell's mother made sure they kept it safe; a bloody nose was the worst injury. The boys often used phones to film their contests, posting the videos to a private Facebook group so more friends could admire their prowess. The rush of a headlock, a bond between friendstheir fights delivered both excitement and social rewards.


Conquering an Infinite Cave

Minh Hoa, Vietnam

JANUARY ISSUE

A giant cave column swagged in flowstone towers over explorers swimming through the depths of Hang Ken, one of 20
new caves discovered last year in Vietnam.


Gällivare, Sweden