Earth from Space. الأرض من الفضاء

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نهر الأمازون

This is the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil’s rainforest. Vegetation has been coloured with shades of pink – the darker the colour, the denser the vegetation. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

This is the Okavango River Delta in Botswana. The purple mass in the center is Chief’s Island. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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.الغيوم تكتسح بحر الشمال

.الدنمارك تقع في الزاوية اليمين السفلي و النرويج في الأعلى

Clouds sweep across the North Sea in this image from Envistat. Denmark is on the lower right corner and Norway is in the upper center. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صورة من شمال الصين

This photo of Northern China shows the Yellow River flowing into the Yellow Sea. Beijing and Tanjing are shaded circles in the top-center part of the photo. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر الميسيسسيبي

This is the Mississippi River Delta, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Vegetation is coloured pink and sediment is bright blue and green. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الهضبة الوسطى في تركيا

This is a central plateau in Anatolia, Turkey. Turkey’s second-largest lake, Lake Tuz, is on the right. During the summer, the lake water recedes to reveal a thick layer of salt. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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منطقة كيمبرلي في المنطقة الغربية في أستراليا

This is Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. On the lower left are the Rowley Shoals coral reefs and on the upper-right is Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest artificial lake. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الدائرة القطبية

This image of the Arctic Circle was taken by Envistat a month before the ESA lost contact. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago is on the left and mainland Russia is on the right. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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جبال فيرونغا في رواندا

These are the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, a dangerous chain of active volcanoes. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

The Okavango River runs from Angola to Botswana. Here it marks the border between Namibia and Angola. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صفائح جليدية في جرينلاند

These are the ice sheets of Greenland, the largest island in the world. The white dots at the bottom of the image are icebergs. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الأراضي الزراعية جنوب شرق ولاية واشنطن

This is the rolling farmland of southeastern Washington state. The swirling patterns are created by plows. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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 الكثبان الرملية في صحراء ناميب

These are the dunes of the Namib Desert, taken by Korea’s Kompstat-2 satellite. The blue and white area is the dried riverbed of the Tsauchab river. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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البحيرات المائية في كويبيك

The Clearwater Lakes in Quebec are not actually two separate lakes, but a single body of water over two depressions, created by meteorite impacts over 200 million years ago. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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Billboard Music Awards 2014 : Complete Winners List.

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TOP ROCK ALBUM : Imagine Dragons, Night Visions

TOP DUO/GROUP : Imagine Dragons

TOP TOURING ARTIST : Bon Jovi

TOP 200 ALBUM : Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

TOP NEW ARTIST : Lorde

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST : Luke Bryan

TOP ROCK SONG : Lorde, “Royals”

TOP FEMALE ARTIST : Katy Perry

TOP MALE ARTIST : Justin Timberlake

TOP 100 ARTIST : Imagine Dragons

TOP 200 ARTIST : Justin Timberlake

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST : Katy Perry

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST : Justin Timberlake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST : Justin Bieber

TOP STREAMING ARTIST : Miley Cyrus

TOP R&B ARTIST : Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP ARTIST : Eminem

TOP ROCK ARTIST : Imagine Dragons

TOP LATIN ARTIST : Marc Anthony

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST : Daft Punk

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST : Chris Tomlin

TOP R&B ALBUM : Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

TOP RAP ALBUM : Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM : Luke Bryan, Crash My Party

TOP LATIN ALBUM : Marc Anthony, 3.0

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM : Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM : Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II

TOP R&B SONG : Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

TOP DIGITAL SONG : Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

TOP RADIO SONG : Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

TOP STREAMING SONG AUDIO : Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”

TOP STREAMING SONG VIDEO : Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

TOP HOT 100 SONG : Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

TOP RAP SONG : Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”

TOP COUNTRY SONG : Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

TOP ROCK SONG : Lorde, “Royals”

TOP LATIN SONG : Marc Anthony, “Vivir Mi Vida”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG : Avicii, “Wake Me Up!”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG : Matthew West, “Hello, My Name Is”

MILESTONE AWARD : Carrie Underwood

TOP ARTIST : Justin Timberlake

Iceland – Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Bláa lónið is situated approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 miles) from the capital city of Reykjavík. That is roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 40 minute drive from Reykjavík.

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The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). The Blue Lagoon also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.

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The lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every two days. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.

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Iceland has a strict code of hygiene and guests are required to shower before and after bathing.

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The Blue Lagoon was used as the pit stop for the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. The Blue Lagoon was used for the thermal spa scenes in the filming of Hostel: Part II. It was also shown in the Incubus documentary Look Alive, when the band visited Iceland, as well as in the of Britain’s Next Top Model which used as photoshoot location.

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The Blue Lagoon is situated close to the world’s first renewable methanol plant, which uses Carbon Recycling International’s carbon dioxide to methanol fuel process.

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The lovely thermal waters of Iceland’s understandably famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal power plant visible in the back supplies much of the power to Reykjavik, and of course the hot, rejuvinating waters of the Blue Lagoon itself.

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Breathtaking Images of Icelandic Volcano Rivers.

These pictures look like an artist has painted abstract patterns on canvas – but in fact they are natural rivers captured on camera. The spectacular rivers in Iceland’s central highlands and southern parts originate from glaciers, which is why the water is a milky colour. They are shallow rivers and the water spreads quickly over a flat and sandy surface, creating random and beautiful patterns. Photographer Andrey Ermolaev from Moscow, Russia, flew 500ft above the unique sight in a small plane.

(Photo by Andrey Ermolaev/Solent News)

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iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners – FULL LIST.

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Rihanna

SONG OF THE YEAR: Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko,”Stay”

HIP HOP/R&B SONG OF THE YEAR: Rihanna, “Pour It Up”

BEST COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR: Blake Shelton, “Boys ‘Round Here”

EDM SONG OF THE YEAR: Avicii, “Wake Me Up”

ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR: Imagine Dragons, “Demons”

INNOVATOR AWARD: Pharrell Williams

BEST COLLABORATION: Pitbull feat. Ke$ha, “Timber”

BEST LYRICS: Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

BEST NEW ARTIST: Lorde

BEST FAN ARMY: Rihanna (for her Navy)

INSTAGRAM AWARD: Austin Mahone

YOUNG INFLUENCE: Ariana Grande