Landscape

A tower of Ettal Abbey is seen in front of the snow-covered landscape on November 18, 2014 in Ettal, southern Germany.

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Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany

Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2014 ...NO SALES NO ARCHIVE. CAN ONLY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. Undated handout issued by Take A View of Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire, England which won the Visit Britian 'You're invited' Award for the best image from an overseas entrant category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Sven Mueller/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant. 

An Afghan man pushes his cart at Shuhada...An Afghan man pushes his cart at Shuhada Lake in Kabul on February 10, 2014.   Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict but despite the significant improvement in the last decade it is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid.   AFP PHOTO/ Wakil KohsarWAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan man pushes his cart along the shore of Shuhada lake in Kabul, Afghanistan

Children are silhouetted against the setting sun as they play on the outskirts of Lahore January 28, 2014.

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Children play on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan 

Dark Sky award for Isle of Man...Undated photo handout issued by www.visitisleofman.com of a very starry night sky on the Isle of Man, who have just been awarded one of the best places in the British Isles to star-gaze as the Dark Sky Discovery Network has announced that the Island now has a total of twenty six designated ìDark Sky Discovery Sitesî. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 6, 2014. Measuring just 32 miles long and 14 miles wide, the Isle of Man now has the largest concentration of Dark Skies sites in the British Isles, lying in some of the Islandís best beauty and heritage sites such as Cregneash historical village, Rushen Abbey and Peel Castle. Light pollution means that more than 85 per cent of the British population has never seen a truly dark sky, but with a low population density and few built up areas, the Isle of Man provides the perfect spot for stargazing. Those hoping to visit the destinations shouldnít worry about lack of access either, with sites awarded Dark Sky Discovery status on the basis of accessibility as well as being free enough from light pollution to get a good view of the stars. Photo credit should read: www.visitisleofman.com/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A starry night sky on the Isle of Man, one of the best places in the British Isles to stargaze. The island has 26 designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Light pollution means that most Britons have never seen a truly dark sky, but its low population density and small number of built-up areas, makes the island an ideal location. 

Autumn weather Nov 26th...A glowing sunrise this morning over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 26, 2013.

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A glowing sunrise over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK.

Autumn weather Sept 5th...Early autumn reflections in Crummock Water in the Lake District in Cumbria, as another scorching September day will greet parts of England and Wales today before the summer heats turns to downpours. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 5, 2013. The mercury is predicted to peak at 30C in London as the sunshine sweeps over central, eastern and southern parts of England. The rest of England and Wales should enjoy temperatures of between 23C and 25C, while Scotland and Northern Ireland will have to settle for a cool but dry day. See PA story WEATHER Hot. Photo credit should read:

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The green hills of the Lake District in northwest England are reflected in Crummock Water early on Thursday. England and Wales were set for another scorching day before the summer heat turns to downpours 

A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory...A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 3 OF 12 FOR PACKAGE  'THE OUTBACK FROM THE AIR'.

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A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five per cent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. 

Summer weather July 31...Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland, which featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves as as it was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 31, 2013. See PA story WEATHER July

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Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, UK, which featured in the film ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’. It was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. 

At dusk, the setting sunlight is reflected on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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At dusk, the setting sunlight is reflected on the Taedong river in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday.