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P050111PS-0475 by The White House on Flickr.
The White House releases more behind-the-scenes pictures of the operation where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in Pakistan.
The description of the above picture by the White House is:

President Barack Obama talks with members of the national security team at the conclusion of one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Gen. James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is seen on the screen. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The full set is available on the White House’s Flickr page.

P050111PS-0475 by The White House on Flickr.

The White House releases more behind-the-scenes pictures of the operation where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

The description of the above picture by the White House is:

President Barack Obama talks with members of the national security team at the conclusion of one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Gen. James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is seen on the screen. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The full set is available on the White House’s Flickr page.

This is my favorite of 19 great sports images this year. A lot of them involve the Winter Olympics.
And one involves a shirtless David Beckham, if that is your sort of thing.

This is my favorite of 19 great sports images this year. A lot of them involve the Winter Olympics.

And one involves a shirtless David Beckham, if that is your sort of thing.

Thumbnail digital sketches of musicians.
Flip Flop Fly Ball, which has the coolest infographics that I’ve seen, has a page full of digital thumbnail sketches of musicians and bands that he calls Lollipops.
“For ages these characters had no generic name, informally being known (by me alone) as Ommpops. But because of their big flat round heads, I decided Lollipops fits quite nicely.”

Thumbnail digital sketches of musicians.

Flip Flop Fly Ball, which has the coolest infographics that I’ve seen, has a page full of digital thumbnail sketches of musicians and bands that he calls Lollipops.

For ages these characters had no generic name, informally being known (by me alone) as Ommpops. But because of their big flat round heads, I decided Lollipops fits quite nicely.”

National Geographic is having their annual photo contest and the blog The Big Picture from the Boston Globe has 47 of the photos from the People, Places and Nature categories. 
Above is my favorite one but it is by no means the only great photo. In fact, all of them are great photos. The one of the lightning hitting the tower in Hong Kong was a close second to this one.
Click on the photo for full size. 

National Geographic is having their annual photo contest and the blog The Big Picture from the Boston Globe has 47 of the photos from the People, Places and Nature categories

Above is my favorite one but it is by no means the only great photo. In fact, all of them are great photos. The one of the lightning hitting the tower in Hong Kong was a close second to this one.

Click on the photo for full size. 

Man carrying a swan.
I have no idea where this came from. But I know that it is awesome.

Man carrying a swan.

I have no idea where this came from. But I know that it is awesome.

Wow. This is yesterday’s Astronomy Photo of the Day from NASA. It is a picture of Saturn, but… OK, I’ll just copy and paste the explanation:

What drives auroras on Saturn? To help find out, scientists have sorted through hundreds of infrared images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft for other purposes, trying to find enough aurora images to correlate changes and make movies. Once made, some movies clearly show that Saturnian auroras can change not only with the angle of the Sun, but also as the planet rotates. Furthermore, some auroral changes appear related to waves in Saturn’s magnetosphere likely caused by Saturn’s moons. Pictured above, a false-colored image taken in 2007 shows Saturn in three bands of infrared light. The rings reflect relatively blue sunlight, while the planet itself glows in comparatively low energy red. A band of southern aurora in visible in green. Inspection of many more Saturnian images may well lead to an even better understanding of both Saturn’s and Earth’s auroras.

It looks like something that would be in a poster hanging in the basement of the kids on That 70s Show.

Wow. This is yesterday’s Astronomy Photo of the Day from NASA. It is a picture of Saturn, but… OK, I’ll just copy and paste the explanation:

What drives auroras on Saturn? To help find out, scientists have sorted through hundreds of infrared images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft for other purposes, trying to find enough aurora images to correlate changes and make movies. Once made, some movies clearly show that Saturnian auroras can change not only with the angle of the Sun, but also as the planet rotates. Furthermore, some auroral changes appear related to waves in Saturn’s magnetosphere likely caused by Saturn’s moons. Pictured above, a false-colored image taken in 2007 shows Saturn in three bands of infrared light. The rings reflect relatively blue sunlight, while the planet itself glows in comparatively low energy red. A band of southern aurora in visible in green. Inspection of many more Saturnian images may well lead to an even better understanding of both Saturn’s and Earth’s auroras.

It looks like something that would be in a poster hanging in the basement of the kids on That 70s Show.