1. A pilot ejects moments before his plane crashes in Alberta, Canada.
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2. Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls.
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3. A boy finds out what happens when you mix Diet Coke and Mentos.
4. Six lightning strikes captured at once on Lake Michigan.
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5. A great white shark becomes airborne in Cape Town, South Africa.
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7. A statue of Buddha captures a commercial airliner by its tail.
8. A curious whale shark visits with a boat.
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9. Traffic stops as over 5,000 ducks cross a road in Zhejiang, China.
China Daily / Reuters
10. A sloth photobombs a group of students in Costa Rica.
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11. Snowboarder Tyler Chorlton pulls off the highest of fives.
14. Space shuttle Discovery being launched into orbit as skydivers descend.
16. A stunt plane does its best impression of Christ the Redeemer.
18. The dock under a wedding party gives way the moment their picture was taken.
19. A honeybee stings Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis for the last time.
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20. The moment after an M-41 Saber Weapon System launches a TOW Missile.
21. Fireworks, a comet, and a lightning strike, all in one frame.
22. A flock of flamingoes makes one big flamingo.
ROBERT HAAS / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK / CATERS NEWS
26. The moon rises over the Olympic games in London.
Luke MacGregor / Reuters
28. A mid-air explosion over a mock landing operation in Seoul, South Korea.
Jo Yong-Hak / Reuters
29. A roller coaster in Seaside Heights, New Jersey becomes submerged after Hurricane Sandy destroys the pier it sat on.
Julio Cortez / AP