Iconic beauties

Many women are beautiful, but not all have achieved icon status. Some women just have "it" -- the attitude, the allure and the enchanting looks that make them unforgettable and endlessly fascinating.
Meet the iconic beauties of yesterday and today that we just can't get enough of.

Amazing Wonderland

"Wonderland" - a great example of when a hobby turns into something more.
The creation of this country took 500,000 man hours of work.
This is a real city with residents, their nature and climate.
The project was created in 2000.

Cool Royal Wedding Photos

 Especially the beach for Friday. Of course, it's fake. Pictures were taken long before the wedding, which took part in the doubles of the royal family. But who knows - it was there. Without the protocol, and cameras.

Some awesome shots of the Royal wedding

 The network has a new meme
In photos from the wedding of Prince William, a British heir, was obnaruzhin very interesting character, capable of becoming a meme. This van Katsu Grace (Grace Van Cutsem), it is called grim flower girl.

Pakistan's army warns US

Pakistan issues warning to U.S. military

Officials retaliate for covert raid even as they admit "shortcomings" in the hunt for bin Laden. New warning to D.C.

Stunning Construction with Ammunition

 An artist from San Francisco, Al Farrow, uses ammunition and firearms parts to create miniature churches, synagogues and mosques. An unusual combination of religion and war-related items.

The Myth of Bin Laden

The false story of his life meets the false story of his death.

John Brennan and Jay Carney. Click image to expand.First we hunt you down. Then we blow a hole in your face. Then we dump your body in the sea, where no one can find your grave. Then we destroy the last thing left of you: your reputation.
This isn't cruelty. It's strategy. Al-Qaida's greatest strength—diffusion—is also its greatest weakness. It's a scattered network held together by the legend of Osama Bin Laden. We took his life. Now we're out to liquidate his legend.
John Brennan, President Obama's counterterrorism coordinator, understands this. Killing Bin Laden was only the first step. The next step is to use his death to demoralize and divide his followers. "We have a lot better opportunity now that … Bin Laden is out of there to destroy that organization, create fractures within it," Brennan said at a White House briefing Monday. "The number two, Zawahiri, is not charismatic. … You're going to see them start eating themselves from within."
To accelerate this fratricide, Brennan issued a damning account of Bin Laden's behavior during the raid on his compound. "He was engaged in a firefight with those that entered the area of the house he was in," said Brennan. During this shootout, "there was a female who was in fact in the line of fire that reportedly was used … to shield bin Laden." Brennan concluded:
Here is Bin Laden, who has been calling for these attacks, living in this million-dollar-plus compound, living in an area that is far removed from the front, hiding behind women who were put in front of him as a shield. I think it really just speaks to just how false his narrative has been over the years.
At a Pentagon briefing, a senior defense official told the same story: Bin Laden was "living in a mansion that was eight times the size of any other structure in the neighborhood, living rather comfortably. He and some other male combatants on the target appeared to use—certainly did use women as shields." A senior intelligence official repeated that Bin Laden "died during a firefight" and that "many of his terrorist associates in other parts of Pakistan and throughout the region are living in much more dire conditions. So you have to be wondering what they're thinking at this moment when they see that their leader was living, relatively speaking, high on the hog."
Across the Atlantic, British Prime Minister David Cameron echoed this talking point:
The myth of Bin Laden was one of a freedom fighter living in austerity, risking his life for the cause as he moved around in the hills and mountainous caverns of the tribal areas. The reality of Bin Laden was very different: a man who encouraged others to make the ultimate sacrifice while he himself hid in the comfort of a large expensive villa in Pakistan, experiencing none of the hardship he expected his supporters to endure.
But the image of Bin Laden shooting at U.S. commandos from behind an innocent woman also turns out to be a myth. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney issued a revised "narrative" of the raid, courtesy of the Defense Department. It says the commandos started "on the first floor of the Bin Laden house and worked their way to the third floor." The people who fired at the commandos died on the first floor. Bin Laden was upstairs and "was not armed."
A reporter asked Carney "which of those women was being used a human shield, as Mr. Brennan suggested yesterday." Carney answered: "The woman I believe you're talking about might have been the one on the first floor who was caught in the crossfire. Whether or not she was being used as a shield or trying to use herself as a shield or simply caught in crossfire is unclear." What's clear is that Bin Laden, who was upstairs, couldn't have used her as a shield.
Carney blamed the misleading early reports on the "fog of war." But a fog of war creates confusion, not a consistent story like the one about the human shield. The reason U.S. officials bought and sold this story is that it fit their larger indictment of Bin Laden. It reinforced the shameful picture of him hiding in a mansion while sending others to fight and die. It made him look like a coward.
This is the narrative that's really at stake. A narrative isn't just a chronology. It's a tale woven with themes. For 20 years, Bin Laden peddled a tale of oppression and jihad. In elaborate video and audio messages, he depicted al-Qaida's trail of bombings as a Muslim struggle against Western persecution. He wasn't just a terrorist. He was a storyteller.
That's the story Brennan sought to undermine when he cited Bin Laden's use of a human shield to show "how false his narrative has been over the years." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also targeted Bin Laden's story. In a statement trumpeting his death, she argued that "people across the Middle East and North Africa are rejecting the extremist narratives and charting a path of peaceful progress." Carney, too, warned against false interpretations. "It would be a shame," he warned, if Bin Laden's killing "became a piece in a partisan narrative."
Carney is right. So are Brennan, Clinton, and Cameron. Bin Laden was a delusional mass murderer, and his narrative was false. But you can't debunk one false narrative with another. The firefight at Bin Laden's compound, it now appears, pitted two or three men against a dozen or more commandos. Bin Laden didn't engage in the firefight and used no human shield. He wasn't even armed. We shot him dead anyway. That's the truth. Deal with it.
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Ten of the most beautiful places of the World

 We live in a world that is endowed with plenty of attractions. Everyone dreams to visit these places in their lives. I present you a selection of the ten most beautiful places in the world. Some say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, there are many other corners of the globe that could affect your heart. For this reason, I will not argue that these places are best, but they are certainly among the most beautiful places in the world.

The Grand Canyon, United States Grand Canyon, USA

One of the deepest Canyon in the world. Located in Colorado, Arizona. Its length is 446 km, the width varies from 6 to 29km - a level plateau, and at the bottom - less than a kilometer. Depth - up to 1600 meters.

Royal Preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton:
Srvsem royal wedding will take place soon. A few days ago were published lists of invitees: all were invited more than two thousand guests. Among those invited friends and relatives of the bride and groom, celebrities, policy makers and members of royal families from different countries, as well as relatives of those killed in the Afghanistan war.

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

The most unrealistic tattoos

Very extreme!
The first mention of tattoos found in the diary of Joseph Banks - a naturalist who traveled on board the ship "Endeavour, commanded by Captain Cook himself. Record, dated 1769, reads: "I now I will talk about how they are indelibly labeled themselves. Each of them gets special marks, which denote their character or situation. "The art of tattooing was practiced for centuries and was used for tribal jewelry and had a cultural meaning. And in the 21 st century, tattoos have retained their original purpose - to pass around some information about yourself. They want to say forty-five female roguish form or an accountant from London, his tattoos - we can only guess. The same applies to all of these extreme tattoos.

Why Are Eggs a Part of Easter?

The history of Easter eggs

 Dyeing eggs dates back thousands of years before the rise of Christianity, but why are they a part of the holy holiday? Let's unveil the colorful history of Easter eggs.

10 sizzling journeys Under & Upon The Sea

Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres

Very nice museum-theater in Figueras. That is, would go there ...

I want my museum was a monolith, a labyrinth, the great surrealist object. It will be absolutely Theatre Museum. Come here will leave with a feeling as if they dreamed a dream theater.
Salvador Dali. Some beautiful extractions from the unique museum are here for happy viewing:

Evolution of Legendary Barbie dolls

 Evolution of Barbie dolls
Legendary Barbie from Mattel firm already turned 50. During these years she was a scuba diver and pilot, Air Force, a designer and a chef, a veterinarian and a presidential candidate. And in all these professions most famous doll has always been the most fashionable, trendy and chic!

Barbie - Hair, 1992

Only on the perm it every morning, took several hours. Today she is the best-selling doll, and a record length of her hair is 26 cm (Mattel)

Awesome beauty of cultural architecture

Architectural and beautiful palace of culture in the city of Chelyabinsk region Satka
Very nice palace of culture factory "Magnesite" in Satka Chelyabinsk region.
Photos are not made for a very sufficient light, but fail to notice the beauty of it is not possible.
General view of the entrance to the central staircase.

Amazing Pool

Leandro Erlich has created a new project, which is the illusion of the present swimming pool with people strolling along its bottom. To create such a plan, the pool, he used two-ply glass ceiling and 10 cm layer of water between its walls. This imaginary pool became a key figure of the exhibition at PS1 Art Center in New York:)

10 Amazing Commandments for Texting a Guy

Ever wonder if you're going wrong with your texts? These 10 golden rules could help set your habits straight, especially when it comes to dealing with dudes.

The most flexible man in the world

I'd like to look at his speeches live.
The impression is that this guy joints live by themselves and turning in different directions, as he so wishes

The First Eight-Star Hotel Of the World

The world`s only eight-star hotel: Burj Hotel

The Tallest Teenager in the World

This girl lives in Thailand and in its 19 years it is the tallest teenager in the world.
She even above the former tallest girl
Her height was 208.3 cm
Parents noticed that in the 9th grade at school their daughter has started to grow very quickly and consult your doctor.
Doctors discovered she had a brain tumor that caused a hormonal imbalance.
Now only expensive injections help to slow its growth.

Different girls and their unique rooms

 Within three years, one photographer took pictures of girls and their rooms. You know, the appearance of some girls can understand what the interior of their rooms.

Super 8
In the summer of 1979, witnessing a few friends in a small town in Ohio a catastrophic train accident while going on to star in a Super 8 film. Soon they begin to suspect that the crash was no accident, and it's not long before people in town begin to disappear without trace, and other strange, unexplained things happen. When the local polisshefen trying to find out the truth, it turns out to be something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Extreme Banquet

 Height level banquet you will not seem small when you sit at the table, which is 50 meters above the ground. Crane, between you and the ground - just a small footrest, seat belt and the sea of adrenaline on the aperitif.

Incredible Photography

Fine examples of art of photography that really leave the onlookers breathless. Happy viewing:

Marvellous House in Miami

 This elegant home-like castle, located in Miami and owned by an architect named Charles Sieger.

Grand Orange Day

Orange Day, or Queen's Day (Koninginnedag)
In Amsterdam in April - is not only a month, which is April Fool's Day, but time and soaked in citrus smell. After all, every year in April There is a large and bright holiday - Day of Orange, or Queen's Day (Koninginnedag).
Three-week festival is accompanied by exhibitions of sculptures from lemons and oranges, parades, musical performances of folk songs and French folk tunes, and fireworks.

Top 10 Largest and Matchless diamonds everfound

1. The Hope Diamond: This 45.52 fancy deep blue diamond is gorgeous, to be sure, but also deadly - at least according to some. The Hope’s story starts with the Tavernier Blue, a crudely cut triangular stone of about 115 carats that was sold to King Louis XIV in 1669. Several years later, Louis had the stone cut down to about 67 carats and had it suspended on a gold ribbon so he could wear it on formal occasions. He renamed the new cut the “French Blue.” In the mid 1700s, Louis XV had the gem set into a pendant and it was much speculated that Marie Antoinette wore it; the curse is the reason she was beheaded. Not so, say most historians: there’s no evidence that it ever adorned the doomed Queen. The French Blue mysteriously disappeared in a jewel heist in 1792 and never turned up again. However, the Hope Diamond suddenly arrived on the scene just as the statute of limitations on the jewel heist was running out 20 years later. It happened to be the exact same color as the missing French Blue, although it had been cut differently and was decidedly smaller. The Hope had several British owners throughout the 1800s, although, surprisingly, it never came into the hands of the Royal Family. By 1910, famed jeweler Pierre Cartier had acquired the blue beauty and sold it to 2f1_6_hopediamond2American socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean. She wasn’t interested until he reset the old stone in a modern setting and told her tales of the curse. She wore the stone for 37 years (and often let her dog wear it around the house as well) and left it to her grandchildren upon her death in 1947. However, she was quite in debt, and her trustees ended up selling it in order to pay of some of the money she owed.
That’s how Harry Winston ended up owning it until 1958, when he decided that it belonged to the Smithsonian and sent it there in an uninsured brown paper envelope. It’s still part of the Smithsonian today, and so is the envelope (that’s it above). And if you want to read a list of some of the people supposedly killed off by the Hope’s curse, you can find a few here.

The Most Terrible Bridges of the World

They look like they are deadly. They creak and stagger into the wind, connects the tops of the rocks hanging above the river, teeming with crocodiles, and runs through the jungle

An Amazing Copy of the Biblical Model of Church

 Alec Garrard 80-year-old and a farmer in Norfolk. He spent the last 30 years of his life creating an exact copy of the Bible Church in 1:100 scale. The farmer has always fascinated models, but to the old thinking about a huge project and 30 years later sold it! Unrealistically cool!

Amazing Roofs of Newyork

Elegant terraces in ordinary homes. We do not see this.

Strange Events in Dirty Water

Unique events in dirty water :
March 27 at the Swiss tournament held Thun «Strongman Run» - Running in dirty water.

Cool Fashion In China

Plush shorts

Growing up change of Hollywood actresses

These young actresses who have not yet turned 18, is marching confidently to Olympus film industry.
A couple of years, and all the principal roles will accrue to them.

Incredible Gold Car

Car made ​​of pure gold was confiscated by the police:

This golden machine would be a very good advertising for jewelers, Nanjing. But, alas, the ads did not take place.
Sports car made ​​of pure gold, was parked on a street in Nanjing, the police took away at evacuator due to the fact that it was not registered.
The crowd of shocked onlookers gathered near the shopping center in Nanjing, east China, to look at the luxury car G37, parked near the jewelry store.