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Mexico by richeygoldberg
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This was taken just after the park closed and a heavy down pour.

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Tian Bao by Alexandre D_
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shhh! he’s sleeping :p baby panda - Ailuropoda melanoleuca

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‘SEE THE FAIR FROM THE AIR’: RIDE THE AMF MONORAIL - THE NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR, 1961 by Scout Paget

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, EUR, Rome. Designed in 1937 for the 1942 World’s Fair by Italian architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano. The exhibition was cancelled and construction of the building finished eventually in 1943. / Flickr

Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.

Beginning last Thursday, Boston Public Schools administrators have been sending social studies teachers in the second, seventh and 11th grades new maps for their classrooms — depictions that more accurately portray the sizes of Earth’s continents.

When many people picture a map of the world, what they’re probably thinking of is a Mercator projection, a representation that despite its apparent distortions has been around more than 400 years. It’s that map that hangs in most classrooms throughout the U.S., including those in Boston.

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

Image by Joseph Amditis/Flickr

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So close, but so far… by Brett Kiger
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Walt Disney World | Magic Kingdom | Transportation and Ticket Center

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Ziba Ganiyeva | Зиба Ганиева by Olga
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Jr. Lt. Ziba Ganiyeva - World War II female sniper, accounted for 21 kills Ганиева Зиба - снайпер Великой Отечественной войны

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Close to the solstice by Geoff Eccles
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Standing Stones of Stenness, Orkney Islands