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Photo by Ints Kalnins for Reuters, via NBC News’s Photoblog, of… what exactly is this?

Fredrik Hjelmquist shows the CataCoffin in Stockholm Jan. 18. Music and video equipment store owner Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased’s playlist online.

Oh, well of course.

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Welcome to 2013! The new year was brought in by this guy in a Pikachu costume riding a bike down a ski slope, so give him a big thanks for his effort the next time you see him.

(Photo by Maxime Schmid for the European Pressphoto Agency, via MSNBC’s PhotoBlog.)

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Jacky Chen of Reuters took this photo, which was posted on MSNBC’s PhotoBlog. It shows musicians performing in a field in North Korea.

There is probably some ultrahorrible context behind this photo, but I love the visual. Plus, with six singers, drums, an accordion, and an amp, how can you go wrong?

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The above photograph was taken by Horst Faas in Vietnam in 1965. The AP:

Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world’s legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with the AP, died Thursday in Munich, said his daughter, Clare Faas. He was 79.

I’ve never heard of the man, but he took some damn good photos. MSNBC’s PhotoBlog has the AP article I quoted above and a selection of other photos.

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This photo by Jeff Kowalsky for the European Pressphoto Agency shows some modern pieces at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan. MSNBC’s PhotoBlog has several more photos and a short article on the museum and its founder and curator, David Pilgrim.

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Here’s a photo by Thomas Peter for Reuters of a delicious new German bakery treat. MSNBC’s PhotoBlog’s caption:

Money concealed in pastries that the German customs agency Zoll seized during an anti-money laundering operation, is displayed before the agency’s annual statistics news conference at the finance ministry in Berlin on Friday.

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Super neat photo by Arnd Wiegmann for Reuters on MSNBC’s Photoblog the other day. Caption:

An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz March 11.

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Photo by Arnd Wiegmann for Reuters of:

Wood burns in a stove as Pascal Prokop drives his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon during cold winter weather on a road near the town of Mettmenstetten, south of Zurich

Yes, this man installed a wood-burning stove in his car. He even has a permit!

(Photo via MSNBC’s PhotoBlog, but I recommend you not click through as the piece is just an excuse for terrible puns.)

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In honor of Presidents Day here in the United States of somethingorother, here’s a photo by Jacquelyn Martin for the AP. Here’s the caption from MSNBC’s PhotoBlog:

A three-story sculpture “tower of books” representing over 15,000 titles that have been written about Abraham Lincoln, are part of an exhibit at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington on Wednesday. The new museum, located across from Ford’s Theatre and next door to the house where Lincoln died, will open in time for President’s Day.

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From the Department of Things We Need to Do More Often, here’s the Iranian air force re-enacting Ayatollah Khomeini’s return from exile to Iran in 1979 with a cardboard cutout.

(Photo by Ruhollah Yazdani for the Mehr News Agency via Reuters, via MSNBC’s PhotoBlog.)

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