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Monday 28 July 2014 17:50 UTC
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A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla.jpg
A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla Observatory, in the southern edges of the Atacama Desert, Chile.  
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The Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila), on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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English : The Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila), on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

2

Basaltic Prisms, Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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English : Basaltic Prisms, Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, Mexico.

3

Office building of the LVM Insurance in Munster (Westphalia), Germany

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English : Office building of the LVM Insurance in Munster (Westphalia), Germany

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Unusual view of the glass roof of the courtyard of the religious art museum, Teruel, Spain.

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English : Unusual view of the glass roof of the courtyard of the religious art museum, Teruel, Spain.

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Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. The temple Ta Phrom, of Bayon-style, was erected in the 12th century as a Buddhist monastery and university.

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English : Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. The temple Ta Phrom, of Bayon-style, was erected in the 12th century as a Buddhist monastery and university.

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Long-tail boat in the turquoise water bay of Phi Phi Lay Island, Thailand.

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English : Long-tail boat in the turquoise water bay of Phi Phi Lay Island, Thailand.

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View of the Victoria Harbour from the Sky100, the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre skyscraper in Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

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English : View of the Victoria Harbour from the Sky100, the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre skyscraper in Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

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View of the Railway Bridge from Saint Peter's church, an iron bridge over the Duagava river in Riga, capital of Latvia. The current bridge of a length of 328m was inaugurated in 1914 and rebuilt after the World Wars.

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English : View of the Railway Bridge from Saint Peter's church, an iron bridge over the Duagava river in Riga, capital of Latvia. The current bridge of a length of 328m was inaugurated in 1914 and rebuilt after the World Wars.

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Night view of Ho Chi Minh City from Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam.

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English : Night view of Ho Chi Minh City from Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam.

10

Long-tail boats in Maya Beach, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand.

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English : Long-tail boats in Maya Beach, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand.

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Porto City Hall, Portugal.

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English : Porto City Hall, Portugal.

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Detail of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia.

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English : Detail of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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English : Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Orb River and Valley from the bridge of Ceps (XIXth century), Roquebrun, Hérault, France.

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English : Orb River and Valley from the bridge of Ceps (XIXth century), Roquebrun, Hérault, France.

15

Map over Petit Trianon and the surrounding park, part of the gardens of Versailles.

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English : Map over Petit Trianon and the surrounding park, part of the gardens of Versailles.

16

The Eiffel Tower in November 1888, approximately four months before its completion

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English : The Eiffel Tower in November 1888, approximately four months before its completion

17

Benjamin Compaoré competes in the men's triple jump final during the French Athletics Championships 2013 at Stade Charléty in Paris, 13 July 2013.

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English : Benjamin Compaoré competes in the men's triple jump final during the French Athletics Championships 2013 at Stade Charléty in Paris, 13 July 2013.

18

Sélestat library, with statue of Jean Mentel, printer and publisher (1410-1478), signed Sichler SC, 1842.

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English : Sélestat library, with statue of Jean Mentel, printer and publisher (1410-1478), signed Sichler SC, 1842.

19

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Portosín, Porto do Son, Galicia, Spain.

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English : Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Portosín, Porto do Son, Galicia, Spain.

20

An Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water.

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English : An Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water.

21

The torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima) in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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English : The torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima) in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

22

Male goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) animal in heat, isla Margarita, Venezuela

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English : Male goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) animal in heat, isla Margarita, Venezuela

23

The roman castra Aquis Querquennis, in Bande, Ourense, Galicia.

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English : The roman castra Aquis Querquennis, in Bande, Ourense, Galicia.

24

Birdy at the SWR3 New Pop Festival in Baden-Baden 2013

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English : Birdy at the SWR3 New Pop Festival in Baden-Baden 2013

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The western part of the Pont de Bir-Hakeim seen at night. Buildings of the 16th arrondissement of Paris are visible in the background.

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English : The western part of the Pont de Bir-Hakeim seen at night. Buildings of the 16th arrondissement of Paris are visible in the background.

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Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey at the RIAT 2012.

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English : Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey at the RIAT 2012.

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A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla Observatory, in the southern edges of the Atacama Desert, Chile.

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English : A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla Observatory, in the southern edges of the Atacama Desert, Chile.

29

Puffin (Fratercula arctica) at Latrabjarg, Iceland.

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English : Puffin (Fratercula arctica) at Latrabjarg, Iceland.

30

Boats in Aguiño, Ribeira, Galicia, Spain

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English : Boats in Aguiño, Ribeira, Galicia, Spain

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Historical wooden house in Konstantinovo (Rybnovsky District), Ryazan Oblast, Russia.

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English : Historical wooden house in Konstantinovo (Rybnovsky District), Ryazan Oblast, Russia.

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