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Explosion in Rome Sparked Panic

An explosion that had damaged a car in a nearby car park had sparked panic among workers at the Poste Italiane office in the Aventino neighbourhood today.

So far, no injuries were reported.

The Independent reported that police believe the explosion was an “act of protest” but the target was unclear.

It is also reported that the homemade devices used flammable liquid and were placed between cars in a car park in Via Marmorata, which links the River Tiber with the Pyramid of Caius Cestius in central Rome.

Daily Express reported that, “A secondary bomb alert had been issued for the Piazza di
Porta Capena – just streets away from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Headquarters –
police and bomb disposal experts were deployed but have since been stood down and
the incident deemed a false alarm”.

Richard Silvers’s Mind-Bending Wonders Of The World’s Photos

 Machu Picchu, Peru (Photo by Richard Silver)

Machu Picchu, Peru (Photo by Richard Silver)

Richard Silver’s photos of the world’s biggest sights are special because he uses artistic visual constructions like the combinations of sharpness and blur.

He wrote that, “By employing techniques such as Tilt Shift, HDR, Vertical Panoramas and Time Slice, this allows me to grow as a photographer while exposing our everyday world in an altered visual context.”

Silver says:

“People always ask me, How do I make people look so small or why do I make people look so small? Simple, WE ARE. In the big picture we are just a small blip of what the world truly is. I enjoy the power I have to change the perspective of the way people look at the world and maybe at themselves.”

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Toys From Thrown Flip-Flop

In this photo taken Monday, April 29, 2013, carver Jackson Mbatha, 40, poses next to an unfinished large toy giraffe he is making from pieces of discarded flip-flops, in front of a painted workshop wall at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country’s beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops and the dirty pieces of rubber that were once cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.

A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.

To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.

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