A waddle of emperor penguins at Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, April 10, 2012. Scientists used satellite mapping – with resolution high enough to distinguish ice shadows from penguin poo – to conduct what they say is an unprecedented penguin census from the heavens.
An Iranian woman poses with a portrait of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iranians stage a mass rally to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Feb. 11, 2014, in Tehran.
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The bright light of a solar flare on the left side of the sun and an eruption of solar material shooting through the sun’s atmosphere, called a prominence eruption, appear in this NASA image taken June 20, 2013, at 11:15 p.m. EDT. A small NASA telescope was poised for launch to try to determine how the sun heats up its atmosphere to millions of degrees, sending off rivers of particles that define the boundaries of the solar system.
Sewage from Bethlehem and Beit Sahour cascades into the Kidron just upstream from Ubiedyeh. According to the Jerusalem Wastewater and Purification Enterprises, three-quarters of the sewage in the Kidron comes from East Jerusalem neighborhoods, which are predominately Arab, and the rest comes from Palestinian Authority towns like Beit Sahour and Ubiedyeh.
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