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Night and day in the animal kingdom

July 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM ET

Click "Show more" below to see these two wildly similar, but opposite, photos taken from different sides of the globe.

Sergei Grits / AP /
A stork stands on his nest as the sun rises in the foggy morning, near the village of Chereshlya, 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Charlie Riedel / AP /
A spider is silhouetted against the full moon as it waits in its web for prey, Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan.

I love how these two images by different photographers play off of each other (one from Minsk, the other in Kansas), and how it took me a moment to see that the backlight of the spider web was actually the moon!

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