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Angelina Jolie 

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The above photographs released on Sunday, September 21, 2014, by the Greek Culture Ministry shows the entire bodies of the two Caryatids, fully unearthed by archaeologists, and details of their toes on a wall leading to the yet unexplored main room of the ancient tomb, in the town of Amphipolis, northern Greece. The two female figurines, which stand at 2.27 meters, “they are each dressed with a long chiton, a long fringed robe with rich folds, and wearing kothornoi, decorated with red and yellow, while their toes have been sculpted in great detail,” said the latest statement of the Ministry of Culture released on Sunday. The tomb dates between 325 B.C. —two years before the death of ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great— and 300 B.C., the head archaeologist of the excavation Katerina Peristeri had said. Archaeologists excavating a massive burial mound in northern Greece have found two marble sculptures of female figures and a large, colored marble panel in what appears to be the antechamber of the main room. Earlier today, the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Lina Mendoni, speaking during a Greek TV appearance, said there is evidence that there might be a fourth chamber in the monument. (Photo credits: ANA-MPA/Hellenic Culture Ministry)

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Hussien Ahmed, 70, a camel rider, talks to a visitor in front of the Djoser Pyramid, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of Cairo, in Saqqara, Egypt, September 16, 2014. The restoration of the 4,600-year old pyramid has prompted controversy between the Ministry of Antiquities, activists and archaeologists, the AP said.
(Photograph credit: Amr Nabil/AP photo

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In this photo taken Saturday, September 13, 2014, a man rides his bicycle as people walk on the “first mobile phone sidewalk in China”, which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing, a vast municipality of 28 million in southwest China. The sidewalk was built in a short section of paving in the city’s Yangrenjie entertainment area, as an attempt to reduce pedestrian incidents, China Daily reported. The sidewalk separates pedestrians along two pathways. One is for cell phone users to walk on; the other is for those without cell phones. A warning sign proclaims: Cell phones walk in this lane at your own risk”. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, more young people in China are glued to them, a phenomenon that worries many experts. It is estimated that the number of smartphone users in China will exceed 500 million this year. (Photograph credit: Ran Wen/China Daily)

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Dragon Shoes by Saigon Socialite

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Photo of the Day: Ballooning in Bagan

Photo by Zay Yar Lin (Yangon, Myanmar); Bagan, Mandalay, Myanmar

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