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theatlantic:

In Focus: The 2014 Dakar Rally

On January 5, 431 teams began the annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through South America. The vehicles — which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quadbikes — are traversing extremely challenging territory between Rosario, Argentina, and Valparaíso, Chile. One racer and two members of the press have died so far in separate incidents. As the participants depart the Uyuni Salt Flats today, here is a look at Dakar 2014 in progress.

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One of Utahs arguments against same sex marriage cites “gender diversity.”  Really!? Ha. Does this mean they plan to outlaw same race marriages too?

nevver:

Sunrise from Mt. Fuji, Yu Yamauchi

nevver:

Sunrise from Mt. Fuji, Yu Yamauchi

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Paul Noth: http://nyr.kr/1hKAmY5

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Paul Nothhttp://nyr.kr/1hKAmY5

nevver:

Born on this day, Gustave Flaubert

nevver:

Born on this day, Gustave Flaubert

rustybreak:

Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney at Miami International Airport.