Photos of the Day – 31.05.2017

The best photos of today are: "Angels and Demons" by Neil. Moralee, "Dragon's Blood Trees" by Rod Waddington, "Statuesque" by DeFonk, "5180167" by ufuk tozelik, "Exoplanet - CoRoT-6 b" by Alec Lux, "538" by Daniel Hammelstein, "Untitled" by Here only analogue. Congratulations!

"Angels and Demons" by Neil. Moralee

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 1533 views.

Substance abuse is perpetuated in many ways. Drugs are ingested, snorted, smoked, or injected. Injected drugs are liquids put into the body with a needle and syringe. The drugs are either injected into a vein (intravenous or IV), the muscle (intramuscular) or just under the skin (subcutaneous). The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that as many as 16 million people around the world inject drugs. Injected drugs include: Heroin Methamphetamines Cocaine Prescription medications With the exception of marijuana, almost all drugs can be injected, although heroin is likely the most common. Drugs that come in a tablet form, such as prescription medications, are first crushed into a powder and then dissolved in a liquid such as water before injecting. IV drug use is generally the most popular method of injected drug abuse and creates many health risks and concerns. Skin infections are also common in IV drug users, and abusers may not know exactly what is in the drug they are injecting. For instance, one study reported in the British Journal for Dermatology discovered that in confiscated injected drugs, 89 percent of them were contaminated with pathogens and 68 percent of the street drug heroin contained multiple or various pathogens. Pathogens cause disease and the presence of these bacteria or fungi may lead IV drug users to develop skin abscesses or infections. Lack of proper sterilization techniques when using needles and syringes to inject drugs may also increase the risks for bacterial infections and diseases. Chronic IV drug use also creates vascular scarring, or “track marks,” which is a permanent and visible side effect of needle drug abuse. ---------------------- Candid street shot New Orleans.

"Dragon's Blood Trees" by Rod Waddington

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 257 views.

Socotra Island, Yemen

"Statuesque" by DeFonk

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 3025 views.

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"5180167" by ufuk tozelik

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 420 views.

"Exoplanet - CoRoT-6 b" by Alec Lux

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 350 views.

This shot is of a soapbubble. We could have the impression it's a planet or exo-planet. Science can observe those planets at a very far distance, several lighyears away. They could contain life or could have contained life. The distance with their sun should be perfect, so that water is available in its 3 fases: liquid, gas and ice. The image title is also the name of a real exo-planet.

"538" by Daniel Hammelstein

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 1409 views.

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"Untitled" by Here only analogue

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 904 views.

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