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2014 22 10 08:57 UTC
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White Elephant, Polish Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, located on the peak of Pip Ivan, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.  
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Scots pine forest in Meenikunno Landscape Reserve, Estonia.

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English : Scots pine forest in Meenikunno Landscape Reserve, Estonia.

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Durga idol during Durga Puja. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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English : Durga idol during Durga Puja. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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Male longhorn bee (Eucera cinnamomea) sleeping on a thistle (Carduus argentatus). Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, April 14, 2013.

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English : Male longhorn bee (Eucera cinnamomea) sleeping on a thistle (Carduus argentatus). Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, April 14, 2013.

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Allium rothii, a bulbous plant native to the Levant. Taken in Arad, Israel, March 26, 2012.

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English : Allium rothii, a bulbous plant native to the Levant. Taken in Arad, Israel, March 26, 2012.

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Cloister garden courtyard and St. Marien church (rear) of the Kloster Lehnin (Lehnin abbey, a German Brick Gothic era monastery near Brandenburg/Havel, in Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg)

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English : Cloister garden courtyard and St. Marien church (rear) of the Kloster Lehnin (Lehnin abbey, a German Brick Gothic era monastery near Brandenburg/Havel, in Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg)

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Candy Cane Snail (Liguus virgineus); Originating from Hispaniola.

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English : Candy Cane Snail (Liguus virgineus); Originating from Hispaniola.

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Lake Laanemaa at Orkjärve Nature Reserve, Estonia.

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English : Lake Laanemaa at Orkjärve Nature Reserve, Estonia.

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Fire lily (Lilium bulbiferum var. bulbiferum) found near Hagengut, Lower Austria

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English : Fire lily (Lilium bulbiferum var. bulbiferum) found near Hagengut, Lower Austria

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Tomb of Humayun, Delhi, India. Western façade as viewed from the main entrance

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English : Tomb of Humayun, Delhi, India. Western façade as viewed from the main entrance

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Las Fallas, Valencia Spain Spring Festival, the building and burning of the Falla 15th to 19th March. Europe's largest and longest street party, an exuberant, anarchic, round the clock swirl of fireworks, music, explosions and fire that brings an estimated two million visitors to the city.

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English : Las Fallas, Valencia Spain Spring Festival, the building and burning of the Falla 15th to 19th March. Europe's largest and longest street party, an exuberant, anarchic, round the clock swirl of fireworks, music, explosions and fire that brings an estimated two million visitors to the city.

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Overview of Tarfala Valley, where the Tarfala research station is located. Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain, is in the center of the image.

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English : Overview of Tarfala Valley, where the Tarfala research station is located. Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain, is in the center of the image.

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A large sample of glassy carbon with a weight of ca. 570 g, as well as a 1 cm3 graphite cube for comparison.

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English : A large sample of glassy carbon with a weight of ca. 570 g, as well as a 1 cm3 graphite cube for comparison.

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Water Betony (Shargacucullia scrophulariae) - caterpillar

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English : Water Betony (Shargacucullia scrophulariae) - caterpillar

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Print shows the Enniskillen Dragoons and the 5th Dragoon Guards engaging the Russian cavalry in the midst of the camp of the light cavalry brigade which is being plundered by the Russian troops during the battle of Balaclava.

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English : Print shows the Enniskillen Dragoons and the 5th Dragoon Guards engaging the Russian cavalry in the midst of the camp of the light cavalry brigade which is being plundered by the Russian troops during the battle of Balaclava.

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Borgund Stave Church in Lærdalen in Lærdal municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, in June 2013.

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English : Borgund Stave Church in Lærdalen in Lærdal municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, in June 2013.

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Interior of Estonian Orthodox Church Reomäe Andrew the Apostle Church, Reo, Pihtla Parish, Saare County, Western Estonia.

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English : Interior of Estonian Orthodox Church Reomäe Andrew the Apostle Church, Reo, Pihtla Parish, Saare County, Western Estonia.

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Furnace No 5 at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (Landscape Park Duisburg North) at night

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English : Furnace No 5 at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (Landscape Park Duisburg North) at night

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Facade of the Conjunto Nacional building, situated in the Paulista Avenue, São Paulo City, Brazil.

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English : Facade of the Conjunto Nacional building, situated in the Paulista Avenue, São Paulo City, Brazil.

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White Elephant, Polish Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, located on the peak of Pip Ivan, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

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English : White Elephant, Polish Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, located on the peak of Pip Ivan, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

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Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Stockholm, Sweden.

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English : Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Stockholm, Sweden.

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The Musée d'Orsay and the Seine river during sunrise

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English : The Musée d'Orsay and the Seine river during sunrise

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Chronophotograph at high speed. Johnnie Walker splash without any montage!

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English : Chronophotograph at high speed. Johnnie Walker splash without any montage!

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Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii), found near Mariazell, Styria

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English : Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii), found near Mariazell, Styria

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Dalian, Liaoning, China: Two elderly Chinese guys enjoying the sea at Xinghai Bay.

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English : Dalian, Liaoning, China: Two elderly Chinese guys enjoying the sea at Xinghai Bay.

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View of the Acropolis from the Philopappos Hill in Athens, Greece

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English : View of the Acropolis from the Philopappos Hill in Athens, Greece

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Fishermen huts by the southern shore of Gulf of Finland in Altja fishermen village at Lahemaa National Park.

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English : Fishermen huts by the southern shore of Gulf of Finland in Altja fishermen village at Lahemaa National Park.

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Visitation Order Church in Warsaw, Poland

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English : Visitation Order Church in Warsaw, Poland

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Paralympic athlete Iris Prysen in the long jump event at Athletics Paralympic Meeting in Paris at Stade Sébastien Charléty on 4 June 2014

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English : Paralympic athlete Iris Prysen in the long jump event at Athletics Paralympic Meeting in Paris at Stade Sébastien Charléty on 4 June 2014

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