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Volunteers use ropes to push an elephant, a 200kg-replica of one of Hannibal's elephant, by French artist Luc Dubost, on the Cavalla Pass, in the Maira Valley, near Cuneo and the French border, on August 21, 2014, as part of an artistic project called ''Not for highway use''. The artist and a team of volunteers started to carry the elephant from Larche in France on August 15, 2014 in a bid to ''create a kind of a poetic remake of the strategic achievement of Hannibal''. 
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Members of a Royal Garrison Artillery working party carrying duck-boards across the frozen Somme canal in March 1917 and the Somme canal on March 12, 2014. (Photos by Lt. J W Brooke/ IWM via Getty Images & Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) (Animated photo illustration by Nick Kirkpatrick/The Washington Post)

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**ONE TIME USE, NO SALES, NO NEWS SERVICE, ANY RE-USE REQUIRES PERMISSION, NO GETTY** 50.14-1-15547: At 2200m altitude, in the river used by the gold diggers on the flanks of the Pico da Neblina (Mist Peak), shaman Angelo is chanting and dancing, thus preparing the upcoming expedition up to the Pico da Neblina. Highest peak in Brazil, this mountain is sacred to the Yanomami. Maturaca, Yanomami territory, State of Amazonas, Brazil. March-April 2014. © Sebastiao Salgado/ Amazonas - Contact Press Images **ONE TIME USE, NO SALES, NO NEWS SERVICE, ANY RE-USE REQUIRES PERMISSION, NO GETTY**

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