Evening photo: Polzeath Beach, Cornwall, England

Photo by James Gurney.

Bonus photo: Iditarod sledding race, Alaska

POTD-IDITAROD_3230827kMike Santos mushes past cliffs on the Yukon River outside Ruby, Alaska. A field of 78 mushers began the trek this week from Fairbanks. Seventy-six teams remain in the race, known as the Iditarod Picture: Loren Holmes/AP

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  • Stronger Than Dirt

    A test that seperates the wheat from the chaff.

    • Frau Katze

      The sled races? Yes, sure is.

  • Brett_McS

    The stunning colours in the beach scene are the same – gold and blue – as used in the movie 300.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    My musical offering this week is “The March of the Siamese Children” from “The King and I” by Richard Rodgers. It takes place when King Mongkut (Yul Brynner) introduces his offspring to their new teacher Anna Leonowins (Deborah Kerr). What makes this so moving is not only one of Rodgers’s most beautiful melodies or that the kids are impossibly cute, but Brynner revealing the king to be a proud and loving father behind the stern facade of an absolute ruler.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9L_lilJKQQ