Rare, dazzling supertide envelops France’s Mont Saint-Michel

Rare, dazzling supertide envelops France’s Mont Saint-Michel

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A supertide turned France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.

The so-called “tide of the century” actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it’s especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, an ancient abbey normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide. – Associated Press
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Fresh water – a precious resource

Fresh water – a precious resource

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From the Iguacu Falls in Brazil to the Nile River in Egypt, Associated Press photographers the world over set out to capture the beauty and majesty of humankind’s most precious resource ahead of World Water Day on Sunday.

We often take it for granted, but fresh water is one element we must always have nearby. – Associated Press photos

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Best pictures from winter high school sports

Best pictures from winter high school sports

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The 2014/15 winter high school varsity sports season recently came to a close. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.

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