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Site survey in Al Sequor, Iraq
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Image by The U.S. Army
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Julie Leggett and Sgt. Leonard Doan, from the 25th Special Troops Battalion Security Detachment, 25th Infantry Division, talk with local town leaders and residents during a site survey of businesses, in Al Sequor, Iraq, Aug. 12, 2009.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Luke P. Thelen

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Cradle of Humankind Panorama
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Image by Martin_Heigan
A cropped "Hyperbolic Projection" of a 360° Panorama on a hill at the "Cradle of Humankind" (an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kromdraai, Gauteng, South Africa, Winter 2007).

"Mrs Ples" (Australopithecus africanus) was found in this area in 1947, and is currently the oldest human fossil found to date. This gave rise to the idea that Africa is the "Cradle of Humankind".

In 2008 two fossilised skeletons of a new species of early human "Australopithecus sediba" were discovered.

Best viewed LARGE.

More info on Stereographic and Hyperbolic Projections:

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Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group
All things beautiful in Nature Group
Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group
The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group

King's College Chapel, Cambridge
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Image by ** Lucky Cavey **
King's College Chapel is the chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge, and it is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture, The chapel itself was built in phases by a succession of Kings of England from 1446 to 1515, a period which spanned the Wars of the Roses. However, the chapel's large stained glass windows were not completed until 1531, and its early Renaissance rood screen was only erected in 1532-36. The chapel continues to be an active house of worship, and is renowned as the home of the King's College Choir. It is also a significant site for tourists, as well as being a commonly used symbol of the city of Cambridge.

This large, wooden screen, which separates the nave from the altar and supports the chapel organ, was erected in 1532-36 by King Henry VIII of England in celebration of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. The screen in an example of early Renaissance architecture, which is a striking contrast to the Perpendicular Gothic chapel, and it was said to be "the most exquisite piece of Italian decoration surviving in England", by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.[8]

The Chapel is actively used as a place of worship and also for some concerts and college events. Notable college events include the annual King's College Music Society May Week Concert, held always on the Monday of May Week. This event is always highly popular amongst students, alumni and visitors to the city, not least for the complimentary strawberries and cream with Champagne, that follow the concert, outside on the Back Lawn. The King's College May Week Concert 2011 was held on Monday, 20th June.

The Chapel is noted for its splendid acoustics. The world-famous Chapel choir consists of choral scholars (male students from the college) and choristers (boys educated at the nearby King's College School), conducted by Stephen Cleobury. The choir sings services on most days in term-time, and also performs concerts and makes recordings and broadcasts.

In particular, it has broadcast its Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC from the Chapel on Christmas Eve, when a solo treble sings the first verse of "Once in Royal David's City". Additionally, there is a mixed-voice Chapel choir of male and female students, King's Voices, which sings evensong on Mondays during term-time.

The Chapel is widely seen as the symbol of Cambridge (for example in the logo of the City Council).

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