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Iconic Tongan Olympic flag bearer goes shirtless amid frigid temperatures in Pyeongchang

Iconic Tongan Olympic flag bearer goes shirtless amid frigid temperatures in PyeongchangTemperatures in Pyeongchang are so frigid right now that Olympians are being forced to throw away their expensive skis after mere practice runs — but that sure as hell didn't stop Tonga's viral flag bearer from going shirtless (again.)



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Australian girl who was face of iconic Akubra hat commits suicide aged 14 after being bullied online

Australian girl who was face of iconic Akubra hat commits suicide aged 14 after being bullied onlineA 14-year-old girl who was once the face of Akubra– Australia’s famous cowboy-style hat – has taken her own life after being harassed online, prompting calls by her family to “stop the bullies”. The parents of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who appeared in a popular advertising campaign for Akubra when she was 8, said she was a “caring, beautiful soul” and expressed hope that her death would raise awareness about bullying and harassment. Tick Everett, her father, said in a Facebook post that Amy had taken her life “to escape the evil in this world”. He did not reveal details of  the bullying but appealed to those responsible to attend a memorial service for her in their home town of Katherine in outback central Australia. “If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then Doll's life will not be wasted,” he wrote. “If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created.” Amy's father invited her bullies to attend her funeral to "witness the complete devastation you have created" Akubra, which has been making its trademark wide-rimmed hats for  more than a century, released a statement, expressing condolences and denouncing bullying. “This is not an easy post to write,” said the statement. “We were shocked and distressed to hear of the passing of "Dolly" – the young girl many of you will recognise from our past Christmas adverts… Bullying of any type is unacceptable. It is up to us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour.” We are shocked and distressed to hear of the passing of “Dolly” – the young girl many of you will recognise from our past Christmas adverts. This beautiful photo was taken 8 years ago. Dolly chose to end her life to escape the bullying she was being subjected to. She was not even 15 years old. To think that anyone could feel so overwhelmed and that suicide was their only option is unfathomable. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. It is abuse and it is time for us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour. Dolly could be anyone’s daughter, sister, friend. We need to make sure that anyone in crisis knows there is always someone to talk to. Be a friend, check up on your mates. Our hearts go out to Dolly’s family and friends. Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett 1.5.2003-3.1.2018 #stopbullyingnow #doitfordolly #justbekind A post shared by Akubra Hats Official (@akubraofficial) on Jan 9, 2018 at 12:13am PST The statement added: “Dolly could be anyone's daughter, sister, friend… Be a friend, check up on your mates.” Dolly’s death prompted an outpouring of support from friends, family and well-wishers across the country. Surveys in Australia have found about a quarter of students aged 8 to 14 have reported being bullied. "Dolly, beautiful girl your death has been a tragedy that we didn't foresee but your memory will make changes happen," said a message on Facebook. Numbers to call  



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Iconic 9/11 images: 16 years later

Iconic 9/11 images: 16 years laterThe 9/11 attacks in New York City were documented extensively in photographs, and rebuilding in the World Trade Center area has been too. Here, in interactive displays that combine original images and current photos, you can compare then with now.



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9 Luxury Hotels With Sweeping Views of Iconic Architecture

9 Luxury Hotels With Sweeping Views of Iconic Architecture



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11 Iconic American Monuments to Visit

11 Iconic American Monuments to Visit



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72 Years Later, a Reunion for Three Survivors Seen in Iconic Holocaust Image

72 Years Later, a Reunion for Three Survivors Seen in Iconic Holocaust ImageOne of the Holocaust’s most haunting images has a new chapter after three children in the photo realized that as adults, they have lived just miles from each other throughout most of their lives.



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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highwayA massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California’s iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America’s most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state’s transportation agency.



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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highwayA massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California’s iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America’s most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state’s transportation agency.



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Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highwayBIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation officials said Monday.



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Beautiful Milky Way captured over iconic Dorset landmarks

Beautiful Milky Way captured over iconic Dorset landmarksA part-time Milky Way hunter has caught breathtaking night skies right on his doorstep. Stephen Banks— who moved to Bridport, Dorset, from Liverpool in 2011 — has spent the last six years photographing the Milky Way across the county in his spare time.



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