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2018 15 12 02:26 UTC
Picture of the day
Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas, May 2017 -09.jpg
Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.
 
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Blue hour view of the Constanța Casino, a casino located directly in front of the Black Sea in Constanța, Romania. The building, listed as historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, is considered a symbol of the city and it was built in Art Nouveau style according to the plans of Daniel Renard and inaugurated in August 1910.

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English : Blue hour view of the Constanța Casino, a casino located directly in front of the Black Sea in Constanța, Romania. The building, listed as historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, is considered a symbol of the city and it was built in Art Nouveau style according to the plans of Daniel Renard and inaugurated in August 1910.

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Altar of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Altar of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Brandenburg, Germany

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The interior of Šiauliai Cathedral, which was built between 1617 and 1626, looking east in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

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English : The interior of Šiauliai Cathedral, which was built between 1617 and 1626, looking east in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

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Frozen lake Jägersee near Kleinarl, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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English : Frozen lake Jägersee near Kleinarl, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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A variegation grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) from Ghana. Tomorrow is Farmer's Day, a public holiday in Ghana.

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English : A variegation grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) from Ghana. Tomorrow is Farmer's Day, a public holiday in Ghana.

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Dome of the Malek Mosque, the oldest and biggest mosque in Kerman, Iran. It's reminiscent of the rule of Malek Touran, the Seljuq king, and it was the sole mosque in the city until Mozaffari Grand Mosque was built. The mosque was built between 477 and 490 AH and is 101 metres (331 ft) long and 91 metres (299 ft) wide.

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English : Dome of the Malek Mosque, the oldest and biggest mosque in Kerman, Iran. It's reminiscent of the rule of Malek Touran, the Seljuq king, and it was the sole mosque in the city until Mozaffari Grand Mosque was built. The mosque was built between 477 and 490 AH and is 101 metres (331 ft) long and 91 metres (299 ft) wide.

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Winged altar at the pilgrimage church Maria Gail, municipality of Villach, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the Villach Workshop, around 1515.

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English : Winged altar at the pilgrimage church Maria Gail, municipality of Villach, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the Villach Workshop, around 1515.

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A typical courtyard on Vasilievsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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English : A typical courtyard on Vasilievsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Interior of Neuberg Abbey Church in Neuberg an der Mürz, Styria, Austria

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English : Interior of Neuberg Abbey Church in Neuberg an der Mürz, Styria, Austria

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Post Tower, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Post Tower, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Munch Museum.

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English : Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Munch Museum.

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Phimeanakas, Khmer temple constructed in the 10th century, but underwent important modifications as it became the official site of king Suryavarman I, located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia.

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English : Phimeanakas, Khmer temple constructed in the 10th century, but underwent important modifications as it became the official site of king Suryavarman I, located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia.

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Sadhu sitting in the ground of Janki Mandir, Janakpurdham Nepal.

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English : Sadhu sitting in the ground of Janki Mandir, Janakpurdham Nepal.

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Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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English : Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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BMW Mini at night on a country lane in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : BMW Mini at night on a country lane in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Blue Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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English : Blue Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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Panoramic view of Cañapa Lake, an endorheic salt lake in the Potosí Department of southwestern Bolivia. The lake, situated in the Bolivian Altiplano, has a surface are of 1.42 square kilometres (0.55 sq mi) although most of it is a salty crust.

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English : Panoramic view of Cañapa Lake, an endorheic salt lake in the Potosí Department of southwestern Bolivia. The lake, situated in the Bolivian Altiplano, has a surface are of 1.42 square kilometres (0.55 sq mi) although most of it is a salty crust.

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Main portal of Mariazell Basilica, Styria, Austria

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English : Main portal of Mariazell Basilica, Styria, Austria

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Rock climber near the village of Trpejca, Macedonia.

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English : Rock climber near the village of Trpejca, Macedonia.

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Swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus) in Senegal. Bee-eaters catch bees, wasps and other insects in flight by sorties from an open perch.

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English : Swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus) in Senegal. Bee-eaters catch bees, wasps and other insects in flight by sorties from an open perch.

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2h05 exposed photo of circumpolar stars in star trails at the La Hague lighthouse, Normandy, France.

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English : 2h05 exposed photo of circumpolar stars in star trails at the La Hague lighthouse, Normandy, France.

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This male Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) just had a fiasco when chasing a bearded seal. Subsequently he was restlessly searching for another prey; jumping from one ice floe to another.

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English : This male Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) just had a fiasco when chasing a bearded seal. Subsequently he was restlessly searching for another prey; jumping from one ice floe to another.

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Interior of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran. The current temple was built in the 19th century to replace the former one damaged over the centuries due to earthquakes. In this site rest the remains of Ali Ibn Hamz, niece of shah of Cheragh.

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English : Interior of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran. The current temple was built in the 19th century to replace the former one damaged over the centuries due to earthquakes. In this site rest the remains of Ali Ibn Hamz, niece of shah of Cheragh.

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Sheet metal on the floor at the Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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English : Sheet metal on the floor at the Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Tower of the enclosing walls of the former monastery Pernegg, Lower Austria

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English : Tower of the enclosing walls of the former monastery Pernegg, Lower Austria

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