From the frontispiece to The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes (1888). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 15, 2006.
Owl Stirrup Spout Bottle
A man walks past a bust of Lenin in the Russian village of Barentsburg on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard on April 26, 2007. Francois Lenoir
Long exposure photograph taken late on October 9, 2014 shows lava flow and giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island.’
'Castellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls form a human tower, called “castell”, during a biannual competition in Tarragona city on October 5, 2014. The formation of human towers is a tradition in the area of Catalonia.'
Japan Self Defense soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations on September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Kyodo)
Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers and firefighters work among mountain lodges covered with volcanic ash near the peak of Mount Ontake on September 28, 2014.
A helicopter (right) flies above mountain lodges covered with volcanic ash near a crater of Mount Ontake billowing steam and ash, on September 27, 2014
A burial team wearing protective clothes prepare an Ebola virus victim for interment, in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, on September 27, 2014 (Reuters/Christopher Black)
Gloves and rubber boots forming part of the Ebola prevention gear for health workers are set outside for the sun to dry them after being washed in Monrovia on September 8, 2014. - Abbas Dulleh
Aug. 29, 2014. Ukrainian forces launch missiles from their camp to disperse pro-Russian militants from their positions, in the Donetsk region. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia on August 29 to halt its “illegal” military actions in Ukraine, accusing it of a “dangerous” attempt to destabilise its western neighbour. OLEKSANDR RATUSHNIAK—AFP/GETTY IMAGES
A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, Kashmir Valley, on September 6, 2014