Hólmavíkurkirkja church stands on top of a hill overlooking Hólmavík, the village of sorcery 🇮🇸
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This week’s #MineralMonday is all about fortification agates! The history of these agates is long and complex. Most of them originally formed in limestones and shales during the Pennsylvanian Age (approximately 300 million years ago) far to the west in what is now Wyoming. The agates, slowly transported eastward by streams, survived the journey due to their hardness and durability. Most of the fortification agates found in Nebraska finally were deposited during Oligocene times (about 25 million years ago) in conglomerates near the base of the Chadron formation.
For the final picture of the Red Rocks theme I leave you with Cathedral Rocks beautiful backside 😘 Waterfalls beat out Snow for the next theme so I'll be working on that over the next few days so keep an eye out for my first waterfall post and a new Story to vote on the next theme!
⛰️перевал у вулкана Вилючинский, Камчатка
✔️На фотографии - один из многих сотен тотемов, расположенных на территории Камчатского края.
✔️Тотемизм – одна из ранних форм религии, суть которой вера в существование связи между людьми и определенным видом животных или растений.
✔️В культуры народов Крайнего Севера — якутов, эвенков, хантов, мансов, прочно вошли мистические верования и загадочные обряды, ритуальные пляски вокруг костра и почитание духов.
✔️Истинной миссией человека здесь считается служение духам и поддержание баланса и гармонии в окружающем его мире.
🆔 Спасибо за фото автору @kutuzowa_vasilisa
#Countryoftheday is Nigeria 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
Suggested by @elabosak_ 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
Population 186 million
Area 923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)
Major languages English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa
Religions Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Life expectancy 52 years (men), 54 years (women)
Currency Nigerian naira
After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa's most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines.
Thousands of people have died over the past few years in communal attacks led by the Islamic State-aligned Boko Haram.
Separatist aspirations have also been growing and the imposition of Islamic law in several northern states has embedded divisions and caused thousands of Christians to flee.
Nigeria's insecurity has added to its economic woes, hindering foreign investment. The former British colony is one of the world's largest oil producers, but few Nigerians, including those in oil-producing areas, have benefited.
A former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari swept to a historic election victory in March 2015 when he became the first opposition candidate to win a Nigerian presidential poll.
After helping oust elected President Shehu Shagari in 1983, the then Maj-Gen Buhari led a regime that sought to combat crime and corruption, but was also accused of serious rights abuses. In 1985, he was overthrown by Gen Ibrahim Babangida.
Now, Mr Buhari has distanced himself from military rule, promising to respect democracy and govern as a civilian leader. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
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Over 100 days waiting list 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬