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Barn Owl chicks at Amneville Zoo, Amneville, France
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Barn Owl chicks at Amneville Zoo, Amneville, France

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A rainbow breaks through the storm clouds over Paris
Picture: CATERS

A rainbow breaks through the storm clouds over Paris

Picture: CATERS

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Valensole, France by Lars van de Goor.
Thank You, Lars!
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Valensole, France by Lars van de Goor.

Thank You, Lars!

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Pointe du Van - Bretagne by Philippe Manguin.
Thank You Philippe!
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Source: 500px.com

Pointe du Van - Bretagne by Philippe Manguin.

Thank You Philippe!

photosdebretagne

Source: 500px.com

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Finistere - Sainte Marie by Philippe Manguin.
Thank You Philippe!
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Finistere - Sainte Marie by Philippe Manguin.

Thank You Philippe!

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A baby sheep is seen during the 50th Paris International Agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center by Xinhua

A baby sheep is seen during the 50th Paris International Agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center by Xinhua

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Bulls are pictured on February 20, 2013 in Guilberville, northwestern France

Bulls are pictured on February 20, 2013 in Guilberville, northwestern France

The World War One wasteland: Haunting rare images show apocalyptic destruction on the Western Front

It is could be the scene from a nuclear holocaust.

A once-thriving city reduced to mere rubble, a 700-year-old cathedral barely left standing, trees that proudly lined an idyllic avenue torn to shreds.

There’s barely anyone in sight.

But the devastation wrought in these rare, haunting images was caused long before the atomic bomb came into existence.

It is the apocalyptic aftermath of dogged fighting along the Western Front during World War One when Allied and German forces tried to shell each other into submission with little success other than leaving a trail of utter carnage and killing millions.

The strategically important Belgian city of Ypres, which stood in the way of Germany’s planned sweep into France from the North, bore the brunt of the onslaught.

At its height, the city was a prosperous centre of trade in the cloth industry known throughout the world. After the war, it was unrecognisable.

The Cloth Hall, which was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages when it served as the city’s main market for the industry, was left looking like a medieval ruin.

Its stunning cathedral, St Martin’s, fared little better.

Outside of the towns and cities, the countryside also cut a sorry sight.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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Evening Came! - Сергей

Evening Came! - Сергей

The lamb who is extra quick off the hoof:  Animal with FIVE legs refuses to let it slow him down.

* You might have to do a double take when you look at this picture. 

* The adorable lamb was born with a total of five limbs at a farm in western France.

* The Red West lamb was born on February 5 at a farm owned by Yvan Delage in Condéon, in Charente, and was the only one of his four siblings to have any abnormalities.

* The newborn has two back legs and three front legs, with the extra limb situated just behind its front left leg.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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Horses graze in a flooded field in Marquise, northern France
Picture: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Horses graze in a flooded field in Marquise, northern France

Picture: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Ten off-the-radar experiences in France @bbc.com

BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Ten off-the-radar experiences in France @bbc.com

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A highland dancer performs with a child during the 42nd Lorient Interceltic Festival in Lorient, French Brittany @telegraph.co.uk

A highland dancer performs with a child during the 42nd Lorient Interceltic Festival in Lorient, French Brittany @telegraph.co.uk

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Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes his first steps near his mother, N’Dala, at the Beauval zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France @telegraph.co.uk

Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes his first steps near his mother, N’Dala, at the Beauval zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France @telegraph.co.uk

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Sebastien Laurent, manager of the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo near Nantes, western France, gives a piece of cake to Major, the oldest captive orangutan in the world, on his 50th birthday @telegraph.co.uk
Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sebastien Laurent, manager of the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo near Nantes, western France, gives a piece of cake to Major, the oldest captive orangutan in the world, on his 50th birthday @telegraph.co.uk

Happy Birthday!!!!!