Fireworks at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima: photo by yama - Since ancient times, Miyajima Island has been worshipped as a God. This belief, passed down for generations has protected this beautiful site and renowned for being a World Cultural Heritage site today.
(c) Mario Tama/Getty Images. The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is seen shortly after landing in Kazakhstan on Nov. 19. It brought the International Space Station crew of Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams back to earth when it touched down near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.