A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world, from Madagascar to Poland, Scotland to Hong Kong, the United States, and more.

1. A Buddha head entwined within the roots of a tree in the ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on July 14, 2016.
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2. An aerial view of a forest in South Sumatra province, Indonesia, on October 16, 2010.
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3. Hannah Brown and fellow activists demonstrate against the planned clear-cutting of trees outlined in the East Bay Deforestation Plan on the University of California, Berkeley campus, in Berkeley, California, on July 18, 2015.
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4. A couple stops to take a picture of the autumn colors at Loch Faskally on October 24, 2014 in Pitlochry, Scotland.
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5. Dragon's Blood trees, known locally as Dam al-Akhawain, or blood of the two brothers, on Socotra island on March 27, 2008. Prized for its red medicinal sap, the Dragon's Blood is the most striking of 900 plant species on the Socotra islands in the Arabian Sea, 380 km (238 miles) south of mainland Yemen.
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6. A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, is seen after being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia, on July 15, 2017.
Pring Samrang / Reuters
7. Light from the Federal Corrections Complex casts beams through fog in Butner, North Carolina, early November 20, 2015.
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8. Stone crosses marking the graves of German soldiers, overtaken by time and and the growing trunk of a tree in Hooglede German Military Cemetery on the centenary of the Great War on August 4, 2014 in Hooglede, Belgium.
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9. A tree grows among several thousand tons of used tires piled in an abandoned installation for recycling in Lachapelle-Auzac, France, on April 16, 2013.
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10. Trees grow through the windshield of a 1937 Chrysler Imperial as it sits at Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, on July 16, 2015, in White, Georgia, Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground.
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11. Members of the public enjoy a Christmas Tree Maze on December 7, 2016 in Edinburgh,Scotland.
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12. Anna Endsley enters the Guadalupe River via a rope swing on July 15, 2014, in Gruene, Texas.
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13. A girl walks on a disused railway track, through what is known locally as the "Tunnel of Love", in small town Kleven some 350km (217 miles) off western Kiev, Ukraine, on May 13, 2012.
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14. A tree's roots grow along cracks between bricks in Hong Kong, photographed on September 3, 2010.
Clément Bucco-Lechat
15. Local youngsters Bella (left) and Daisy run through a forest covered in bluebells near Marlborough in southern England, on May 4, 2015. The Savernake Forest and West Woods, managed by the Forestry Commission and replanted in the 1930s to 1950s with beech trees, provide one of the most spectacular sites in Britain for seeing bluebells in the spring.
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16. Buddha-shaped pears grow on the trees at an orchard in Weixian county, north China's Hebei province on September 19, 2009. Hao Xianzhang, a local fruit farmer, spent six years to perfect the process by growing the pears inside molds.
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17. A treehouse at the Lupe Sina Treesort Hotel on September 12, 2015 in Apia, Samoa. The Lupe Sina treehouse hotels are located in the hills of Tiavi, overlooking the south coast of Samoa and the rainforests of Upolu.
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18. A man takes a picture with his mobile phone through heavy snow in the Dark Hedges on January 13, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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19. Visitors take pictures of leaves falling from an old ginkgo tree in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, on November 21, 2015.
20. A photo taken on May 9, 2015 in Petit Canal, in the French overseas island of Guadeloupe, shows an old slave prison where the roots of a cursed fig tree have taken over the place.
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21. The mansion at Oak Alley Plantation, seen through a canopy of live oak trees along the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana.
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22. An aerial view shows a tree with white branches in the Amazon rainforest in Mato Grosso state, western Brazil, on October 2, 2015.
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23. This tree was dubbed one of most terrifying trees in Britain as it appears to dribble slime from its gaping mouth. Located in the grounds of Stowlangtoft Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the 70ft tall beech looks reminiscent of the Whomping Willow tree in Harry Potter or an enchanted Disney forest. Photographed by local David Garnham, he believes the bizarre tree - which also appears to have a twisted tongue forking from its mouth - looks like nature's very own version of Edvard Munch's classic Scream painting.
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24. Trees grow over parts of the Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China, located in Huairou District, north of Beijing, on June 7, 2017.
Damir Sagolj / Reuters
25. Snow-covered pine trees sit in flood water near Moorhead, Minnesota, on March 31, 2009.
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26. Sparks fly from a hollowed tree burning within, during the Powerhouse fire, in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California.
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27. Trees and roots invade Ta Prohm temple on October 4, 2009, in Angkor, Cambodia. Ta Prohm is a temple built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found with its photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings.
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28. Aerial view of a forest area consumed by a massive fire and now being sowed by dogs in Talca, about 350 kilometers south of Santiago, Chile, on June 23, 2017. Instead of a vast, ancient native forest, there are only fallen trunks and burned grasslands. But in an unprecedented campaign, three border collies were helping reforest extensive areas of Chile devastated by forest fires in early 2017.
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29. A girl walks past a tree covered in spider webs in a flood affected area of K.N. Shah, in Pakistan's Sindh province, on December 7, 2010. The cocooned trees have been a side-effect of spiders escaping flood waters in the area. Although people in this part of Sindh had never witnessed this phenomenon, they report there were now less mosquitoes, thus reducing the risk of malaria
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30. Views of Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, on March 15, 2012, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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31. A tree trunk which looks like spider web grows in a park in Nanning, Guangxi, China, on 26th December, 2014.
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32. An environmental activist climbs between trees in a camp of protesters demonstrating against the clearing of a huge wood area for a new runway for the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, on January 20, 2009.
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33. People standing on the "Baum und Zeit" ("Tree and Time") elevated platform look from tree-top height down at the ruins of the Beelitzer Heilstaetten sanatorium on May 16, 2016 in Beelitz, Germany. The elevated platform runs for 200 meters at a height of 20 meters above the grounds of the former sanatorium and at one point crosses directly over one of its ruined buildings. The sanatorium, originally built in the early 20th century to treat large nubers of tuberculosis patients, was a military hospital during World War II and was severely damaged by invading Russian forces in 1945. Trees have since grown on top of one of its main buildings.
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34. Madagascar, Morondava, Baobab Alley, a view of a Grandidier's baobab tree (Adansonia grandidieri) and a man working in the field.
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35. Two Polish school boys play in a pile of leaves in a park in central Warsaw on October 26, 2004.
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