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Day of the Dead: Giant skeleton 'crawls out' of Mexico street

A giant skeleton has "emerged" from a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City.

Much to the delight of local children, the sculpture has been placed in the city street ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 and 2 November.
SOURCE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50219852
 

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This may appear to be a staged photo taken in a studio setting. It isn't ...

It's an actual outdoor photo of a bride and groom whose long-planned wedding in California wine country was adversely affected by all the wildfires.

The photo is startling. A bride and groom posing in a smoky vineyard near Chateau St. Jean Vineyard in Kenwood, California, wearing face masks to protect them from wildfire smoke.

Curtis and Katie Ferland, a couple from Chicago, had been planning their destination wedding in Northern California wine country for a year.

When they arrived in California for the big event, they were inundated with news coverage of the Kincade Fire burning across Sonoma County. "The first thing we see on TV when we turn it on is flames everywhere," Curtis told ABC.

Chaos ensued. Wedding guests were evacuated from the Airbnb rooms they'd rented and the couple thought they would have to cancel their long-anticipated celebration.

“On the day of the wedding and the 24 hours before it, pretty much everything about their plans had to change. Everything about the wedding, all the events were going to occur outdoors and the smoke in the air was so strong that they moved everything inside except for the 20-minute ceremony," wedding photographer Karna Roa told AccuWeather.


Katie and Curtis Ferland pose in masks during their Sonoma County wedding. (Karna Roa / KMR Photography)
On the advice of their wedding coordinator, Curtis and Katie handed out masks to protect them from the thick smoke billowing from the wildfire burning just miles away.
FULL STORY: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weat...rnia-wildfire-wedding-photo-goes-viral/611088
 

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Rare 'Ice eggs' found on beach in Finland

“The biggest of the eggs was about the size of a football,”

“You need the right air temperature (below zero, but only a bit), the right water temperature (near freezing point), a shallow and gently sloping sandy beach and calm waves, maybe a light swell,” he said.

“You also need something that acts as the core. The core begins to collect ice around it and the swell moves it along the beach, forward and back. A small ball surface gets wet, freezes and becomes bigger and bigger.”
 

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