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Gallery: Rare Photos of Historic Moments Around the World

Because we love to find good content on the internet, we were fortunate enough to discover rare photos of historic moments around the world. We find these photos strikingly interesting as they capture spontaneous moments you won’t see much anywhere else. Enjoy.

Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. April, 1961.
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937.
The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885.
Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World’s Fair.
Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland’s opening day in 1955.
Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984.
Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941.  This is where the Pentagon stands today.
The earliest known aerial photograph, taken from a balloon over Paris in 1858.

How Doctors are using digital photography in rural healthcare

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are using digital photography to track patients’ healthcare in rural communities. Professor Kathy Rush of the UBC Okanagan School of Nursing conducted a study with senior atrial fibrillation, or AF, patients living independently in rural communities of less than 7,000 people.

AF is a chronic condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath. For the study, 10 participants of varying stages of health were given digital cameras and were asked to take daily photos and mail them back every two weeks for six months.

“You don’t always get the full story or picture of what is really going on in their lives,” Rush said in a press release. “These photos gave us considerable information about the environmental context of living with an illness in rural communities, where there is limited access to services.”

The photos showed people waiting for or traveling to appointments along with their living environment and mental outlook. “The photos gave us access to their days, to things that wouldn’t be reported in a doctor’s office, or on a medical chart, but were an important part of their day-to-day care,” Rush said. “The images brought to life their social supports and the gaps in service.” Photos ranged from images taken in places in the community or outside when patients felt well to images of pills, reminders of doctor appointments or people sitting in chairs when they felt ill. One patient took a series of…

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5 Wedding Photographers Reveal Their Biggest Pet Peeves

Your wedding photographer adores you, and couldn’t be happier to photograph your wedding day — there’s no two ways about it. But that doesn’t mean the guy or gal behind the camera lens isn’t hiding a grimace when a guest steps in to steal the shot, or a family member goes MIA right before your well-timed portrait session.

So if you’ve ever wondered what annoys them the most, five wedding photographers are here to reveal their biggest wedding-day pet peeves — so you can avoid them, of course.

“By far, my biggest pet peeve is when everyone at the ceremony has their phone, iPads, and cameras, out. In this day and age, we’re hard pressed to find anyone actually absorbing the moment in front of them. As a photographer, it breaks my heart to see every person in the audience viewing the wedding through their screen, and when the bride walks down the aisle, the groom sees a bunch of phone screens blaring in his direction instead of being able to focus on his bride.” — Laura Neff, owner of Laura Lee Photography

“I would have to say it is gathering people together for the family photos. After the wedding is over, it is so tempting for family members to head out to the cocktail hour, so I totally understand. However, to keep things running smoothly, we truly need them to stay seated and wait as the other guests head out so we can being the group family photos.” — Michelle Horn, owner of Horn Photography & Design

“My wedding-day pet peeve is couples who cling to each other so tightly on the dance floor for their first dance that I can’t see both their faces. In this day and age, no one wants to go back to the old-fashioned, obtrusive photographer who would tap a bride and groom on the shoulder during the first dance and ask them both to look in the camera for a shot. But as a wedding photographer, you realize there’s a reason this old-fashioned method was so tried and true — for couples who rock back and forth without any space between them, all you can get are shots where either the bride or the groom’s head is barely showing in the shot.” — Faith West, owner of Faith West Photography

See More: Photographers’ Tips for Ensuring Picture-Perfect Wedding Photos
“Guests who get in the way of the photographer because they want to have their own photos on their own phones or cameras, sometimes ruining very special moments that cannot be re-done. Most of what makes up a wedding day are one-time things: The first time a couple sees each other on their wedding day, their vows, the kiss, the first dance. There are no do-overs. The guests who step in front of a photographer to get their own shots are caught on camera and now face the wrath from the couple.” — Meredith Moran, owner of Meredith Moran Photography

“My biggest wedding day pet peeve is when the bride and groom don’t do a first look, or don’t allow enough time for portraits. If you don’t want to do a first look, make sure your ceremony time is early enough that you have at least a good hour of sunlight left, so your photographer has time to get all the portraits done. Remember, you’ve got family formals, bridal party, and bride and groom. I’ve had so many bride and grooms refuse to do a first look, and then be rushed for portrait time — or be so hungry/tired that they don’t want to do photos after the ceremony.” — Chelsea Royse, owner of Chelsea Kaye Photography