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The Dead Sea with J & D

The Dead Sea with J & D

Dead Sea Mud Bath: Photograph by Joel Robert Assiag. At 1,300 feet (396 meters) below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest terrestrial point on Earth. People have enjoyed the Dead Sea's scenery and rejuvenating properties for centuries. But there is concern over the fact that this highly salty water body is shrinking. Neighboring countries have been extracting water from the Jordan River—a major source of water for the Dead Sea—for decades.

Mud-slathered tourists, a cabaret comeback, and a glacial "mushroom" appear in our photo editors' favorite news pictures of December.

Made up of nearly 40,000 basalt columns that stretch out to sea, the formation of this strange landscape can be explained by science. Locals, however, have their own story to tell.

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland: Was this made by men with picks? Did a giant place these stepping stones? It wasn't until 1771 that the origin of the causeway was put down to volcanic activity.

The Dovekeepers.  Have you ever heard of The Masada overlooking the Dead Sea?  This is where the majority of the story takes place.  The dove keepers are jewish women who have escaped their cities (e.g. Jerusalem) because of persecution and threat of death.  I found it to be an engrossing read, that is historical fiction.

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman - The novel dramatizes the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War.

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Yes, the weekend has me dreaming of amazing getaways . this one is the wonderful Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia. I'm still on a private island in Cambodia . in my dreams Have a wonderful weekend . and dream away.

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Volunteer lifeguards at Garie Beach—on the edge of Sydney, Australia—race in a surf swimming contest.

Κρήτη,σε αγορά των Χανίων το 1948... Φωτογράφος Alois Feichtenberger.

Κρήτη,σε αγορά των Χανίων το 1948... Φωτογράφος Alois Feichtenberger.

Leonard Freed. ITALY. Sicilia. 1974.

Leonard Freed. ITALY. Sicilia. 1974.

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