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18 Dec 13 at 1 pm

BILIN, West Bank (AP) — Residents of this Palestinian village have planted flowers in hundreds of spent Israeli tear gas grenades to honor those killed during their weekly protests against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier.

Mohammed Khatib, a village organizer, said Wednesday that the unusual garden is meant to show that life can spring from death.

Bilin has become a symbol of Palestinian protests against Israeli policies in the West Bank. The village’s struggle to regain land taken by the barrier was the subject of “Five Broken Cameras,” a documentary nominated for an Oscar last year.

Palestinians say the barrier, which cuts into the West Bank, amounts to a land grab. Israel says it’s needed to keep Palestinian attackers out. 

The Bilin garden commemorates Bassem Abu Rahmeh, a protest leader who was killed in 2009 when a tear gas grenade struck him in the chest during a demonstration. Bassem’s sister, Jawaher, died nearly two years later, a day after a weekly protest during which villagers said she inhaled Israeli tear gas.

During West Bank protests, Israeli troops often fire tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and occasionally live rounds, portraying them as appropriate means against Palestinian stone throwers.

The Big Story / AP

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18 Dec 13 at 1 pm

dianeilagan:

vodkapussy:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

Next thing to watch on my list. I love you, Science.

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dianeilagan:

vodkapussy:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

Next thing to watch on my list. I love you, Science.
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25 Aug 13 at 2 pm

tastefullyoffensive:

If They Played Batman… [via/via]

Previously: If Link From Zelda Was In…

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22 Jul 13 at 3 am

gierlichmypussy:

penaz:

coooooooooooooulson:

videohall:

Fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint

are you fuckingkidding me

FUCK

THIS IS IMPORTANT

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22 Apr 13 at 6 pm

creativeboywonder:

shavingryansprivates:

this is my favorite video of all time bar none

Lmao

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22 Apr 13 at 6 pm

Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world

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25 Mar 13 at 2 am

storiesfromstars:

seismicity:

videohall:

Dairy cows in Holland are let out to pasture for the first time since the winter months

This made me so much less horrendously sad

The cow rubbing its head in the grass like “FUCK YEAH I FUCKIN’ LOVE SPRING GET IN ME yOU GREeN BEAUTY”

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28 Feb 13 at 8 pm

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