The Mendenhall Glacier is a tongue of ice stretching 12 miles from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. At its widest point, the glacier is more than a half mile wide, with ice 300 to 1,800 feet deep. Rising global temperatures have caused the glacier to start melting—it has receded by about two miles since 1958. Water has carved caves into the interior, creating surreal, turquoise-toned worlds whose shapes are ever changing. The caves are spacious cavities in the blue ice.
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The 2013 American Music Awards took place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. It was a big night for Taylor Swift, who took home a total of four AMAs. She earned top honor at Sunday night, winning artist of the year in the fan-voted event.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S: Ariana Grande
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
ICON AWARD: Rihanna
TOP SOUNDTRACK: “Pitch Perfect”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK: Justin Timberlake
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK: One Direction
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK: One Direction, “Take Me Home”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY: Luke Bryan
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY: Lady Antebellum
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY: Taylor Swift, “Red”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B: Justin Timberlake
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B: Rihanna
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B: Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK: Imagine Dragons
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN: Marc Anthony
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM): Avicii
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY: Maroon 5
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL: Matthew West
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Cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia. It honors those men and women who served in the Armed Forces. There are over 260,000 people buried in there and approximately 5,400 burials are conducted each year. Today, the National Cemetery is involved with the burial of military casualties from the Iraqi and Afghanistan war fronts. More than four million people visit Arlington each year. Open daily including December 25. April through September hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. October through March hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Yellowstone National Park covers more than 2.2 million acres at 63 miles from North to South and 54 miles East to West. It is the home of the Old Faithful Geyser and others. Each year millions of US citizens and foreign travelers enjoy the views and unique hydrothermal features of this park. The Yellowstone region is primarily made up of boreal forests. Visitors are likely to see a number of wild animals in the park, including grizzliy and black bears, gray wolves, bison, elk, moose bighorn sheep. Entrance fees to National park are $25 per private vehicle for seven days, or $50 for one year.
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Carhenge is a very odd structure located in the sand hills of western Nebraska. It is a beautifully done replica of Stonehenge, Americanized by using cars that have been spray-painted grey to give off the impression they are made of stone. It attracts 100,000 visitors each year. The original sculpture was created in June, 1987 as a memorial to Jim Reinders’ father who once lived on the farm where Carhenge stands.
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Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. A National Monument is a protected area that is quickly declared by the President of the United States without the approval of Congress. Devils Tower sits across the state line in northeast Wyoming. It is 867 feet from its base to the summit. It stands 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River and is 5,112 feet above sea level. It was formed by the intrusion of igneous material. Devils Tower National Monument is open year-round 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Admission is $10 per vehicle and $5 for bicycles and pedestrians for a seven day pass.
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The Golden Gate Bridge is considered as one of the world’s most beautiful bridges with its tremendous towers, sweeping main cables and great span. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937. It is a 4,200 foot suspension bridge that connects the south shore of Marin County with the northern tip the San Francisco peninsula and San Francisco County. The bridge is 90 feet wide and the height of the bridge is 220 feet. The bridge is open to auto and bicycle traffic for 24 hours, pedestrians only during daylight hours. It is powerful and elegant human structure in an equally beautiful natural location.
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