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Ukrainians light candles at the memorial for `liquidators` who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich city, some 190 km north of the capital Kiev, early 26 April 2015.

Balkis Mohd Nur Atiqah Mustahfah showing off Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) commemorative coins to mark Malaysia`s 2015 chairmanship of ASEAN, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 April 2015. The coins carry the theme slogan` Our People, Our Comm

A police officer directs participants attending the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in the streets of Tokyo, Japan, 26 April 2015. Thousands of sexual minorities of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and their supporters marched on the streets to p

A seagull flys over a sea of poppies blanketing Federation Square as part of the 5,000 Poppies project to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC, in Melbourne, Australia, April 24, 2015.

A sea of poppies blankets Federation Square as part of the 5,000 Poppies project to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC's Gallipoli landing, in Melbourne, Australia, 24 April 2015.

People attend a canonization ceremony for the victims of the "Armenian Genocide" at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin complex outside Yerevan, Armenia, 23 April 2015,

Deputy Commander of the NATO troops in Europe, General Adrian Bradshaw of Britain (C), salutes during a military parade held in front of the Fallen Military Memorial during the Infantry Day celebration, in Bucharest, Romania, April 22, 2015.


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Walking Through Balchik's University Botanic Garden: a Cactus Story

1 of 10 | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 16:24 BGNES

Photo by Krasimir Delchev

A permanent exhibition of cacti and succulents offers an interesting variety of these plants at the University Botanic Garden in Bulgaria's Balchik, a quiet town at the Black Sea's northern coastline.The garden's management announced on that its oldest cactus was celebrating its 90th birthday on Sunday.A vast part of the cactae on display are opuntias, though there are ...

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