Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
SUPER BOWL Sunday is America's biggest sports holiday! The Super Bowl is the final of the NFL league Play Offs, and is the most watched annual television program in the United States. This year's matchup was between the New England Patriots and the the New York Giants.
Super Bowl 2012: Giants beat Patriots 21-17 in a heartstopping repeat of 2008 title game
Many Americans who are not typically football fans will still gather and watch the game with family and friends. Everyone loves the famous Super Bowl commercials! Each year, advertisers are rushing to buy as much airtime as possible, spending an average of $3.5 million for a 30 second television ad. And everyone loves the traditional halftime show, which this year, was Madonna's spectacular performance! Watch it below:
And you don't have to miss out on the commercials either. A full list of every ad aired during the Super Bowl is available ON THIS LINK. Happy watching!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Happy World Wetlands Day 2012!! Please join us in congratulating our Wetlands Photo Celebration fan favorites—with images and photographers from around the globe in the four categories of favorites for the Wetlands and Tourism theme: Plants, Landscape, Tourists and Wildlife. Check out the lush stilt village in Ghana, a peaceful river in West Virginia, a snorkeler in the gorgeous coastal wetlands of Mexico, and a beautiful damselfly in Cambodia. Many thanks to all who participated – The US State Department received nearly 900 hundred photo submissions. We salute the world’s wetlands for their many critical benefits to humankind and their incredible beauty. See the wonderful photos submitted through the State Department's Flickr site!
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|The fan favorite in the WILDLIFE category (damselfly):|
Wetland: Tonle Sap lake Wetland, Phur Sat province
Photographer: SAR Monyrath from Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|The fan favorite in the PLANTS category (water and vegetation):|
Wetland: Nzulezo Stilt Village in Jomoro district, western Ghana
Photograph: Francis Kwame Paintsil from Accra, Ghana
|The fan favorite in the TOURISM category (snorkeler):|
Wetland: Gran Cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Photographer: Seth Patterson from Brownsville, Texas - USA
|And the fan favorite in the LANDSCAPE category (open water with trees):|
Wetland: Tomlinson Run State Park (Tomlinson Run Lake) in West Virginia, United States
Photographer: Nadya Stoyanova Dzhevizova from Plovdiv, Bulgaria