Such a beautiful night

Some feel comfortable in the light of the day, but others prefer the dark. For all the "owls" and just for all fans of night shooting to present you with this selection of photographs taken at different times and in different places but united by one theme - the beautiful and gentle night.





1. On 26 December 2005 a year after the Indian Ocean tsunami on the beach Pak Meng in Thailand during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of lanterns. Thousands of locals and foreigners gathered in southern Thailand to commemorate the victims. Number of victims of the tsunami of 26 December 2004 was 5395 people. When eto47 settlements located along the coast of the Andaman Sea, were razed to the ground. (REUTERS / Eddie Keogh)



2. Snow over Times Square in New York during an unexpected spring snowstorm April 5, 2006. (REUTERS / Brendan McDermid)



3. At sunset, May 24, 2006 Nigerian small runs along the riverbank in uebeschi far from the Nigerian capital Lagos. Nigeria ranked eighth in the world in terms of crude oil exports, and its revenues have risen sharply due to high oil prices, which are stored in the global markets, which allowed to collect $ 36 billion in foreign exchange reserves. However, Nigeria is also one of the poorest countries in the world, as most of its 140 million population lives on less than one dollar a day. (REUTERS / George Esiri)



4. Fireworks on the background of the moon after the ceremony in Valencia, 8 July 2006. The ceremony was presided by Pope Benedict XVI during the fifth World Meeting of Families. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the country to proclaim the importance of traditional family values ​​in Spain, whose government has been subjected to sharp criticism from the Catholic Church for legalizing gay marriage. (REUTERS / Victor Fraile)

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