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Photos of the day - December 26, 2014

A little girl pulls a sled through a snow-covered forest in a park in Berlin, a Palestinian protester wearing a Santa Claus costume uses a sling in the West Bank, U.S. soldiers fire a mortar during exercises in Afghanistan, an Acehnese woman cries during prayer at a mass grave to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia, a mahout decorates his elephant while preparing for the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan, south of Kathmandu, Nepal.  These are some of the photos of the day (Getty Images/AP/Reuters)

Photo Credit: from top Sean Gallup/Getty Images, Majdi Mohammed/AP Photo, Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images, Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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The relationship between elephants and people goes back millennia. Elephants have been an integral part of history, religion, art,  and culture in many parts of Asia.

"Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” 
― Jennifer Richard JacobsonSmall as an Elephant

EXHIBITIONS

Finding the Sublime 
December 16, 2014 - February 1, 2015 
CT Gallery 
112 rue Saint-François 74120 
Megève, France
Opens December 16, 2014

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Riale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30 - April 6, 2015

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Garments for Good: J.Crew X The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Every year, more than 30,000 elephants in Africa are poached, leaving at-risk infants without mothers. It’s the reality behind the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust—a Kenya-based organization that rescues and rehabilitates elephants. We’re showing our support with a one-of-a-kind collection designed by our friend, illustrator Hugo Guinness, and donating 100% of the proceeds back to the trust. Read more here.