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21 September 2021
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Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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English : Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), September 2, 1945.

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English : Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), September 2, 1945.

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An F-15EX Eagle II from the 40th Flight Test Squadron flies in formation during an aerial refueling operation above the skies of Northern California, USA. May 14 2021.

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English : An F-15EX Eagle II from the 40th Flight Test Squadron flies in formation during an aerial refueling operation above the skies of Northern California, USA. May 14 2021.

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Bunker 23 at the area of the US army at the special ammunition depot in the Dernekamp hamlet, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Bunker 23 at the area of the US army at the special ammunition depot in the Dernekamp hamlet, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Issued 100 years ago: 50 Pfennig "Notgeld" banknote (emergency money) of Berlin, district Tiergarten (1921).
The reverse shows the first German steamboat, the "Prinzessin Charlotte von Preußen", around 1830.
However the date 1830 is mistaken, as the "Charlotte von Preußen" was already dismantled in 1824.

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English : Issued 100 years ago: 50 Pfennig "Notgeld" banknote (emergency money) of Berlin, district Tiergarten (1921).
The reverse shows the first German steamboat, the "Prinzessin Charlotte von Preußen", around 1830.
However the date 1830 is mistaken, as the "Charlotte von Preußen" was already dismantled in 1824.

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Vaka 'A Hina, a sculpture by Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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English : Vaka 'A Hina, a sculpture by Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Boy reading a book in Dar ul-Ihsan Mosque, Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province.

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English : Boy reading a book in Dar ul-Ihsan Mosque, Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province.

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Mount Hoverla (2,061 m or 6,762 ft) in Carpathian National Nature Park is the highest mountain in Ukraine.

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English : Mount Hoverla (2,061 m or 6,762 ft) in Carpathian National Nature Park is the highest mountain in Ukraine.

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Night view of the Rostock power station, Germany

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English : Night view of the Rostock power station, Germany

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Dante and Virgil by William Bouguereau (1850), from the Musée d'Orsay Collection.

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English : Dante and Virgil by William Bouguereau (1850), from the Musée d'Orsay Collection.

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The old Jewish cemetery near Heinsheim, Bad Rappenau, Germany. Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, begins today with the sunset.

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English : The old Jewish cemetery near Heinsheim, Bad Rappenau, Germany. Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, begins today with the sunset.

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Landscape in Sutton, Alaska, United States.

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English : Landscape in Sutton, Alaska, United States.

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Sterntor in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Sterntor in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Lake Poaka on the South Island, New Zealand

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English : Lake Poaka on the South Island, New Zealand

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A sukkah during Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, New York

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English : A sukkah during Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, New York

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Zea mays 'Ottofile giallo Tortonese' , seeds.

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English : Zea mays 'Ottofile giallo Tortonese' , seeds.

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A JR East 205-600 series 4-car EMU on the Nikko Line.

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English : A JR East 205-600 series 4-car EMU on the Nikko Line.

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View of Hohenbeilstein castle (on top) and of the Unteres Schloss (below) in Beilstein, Germany. The Unteres Schloss is a listed villa built from 1906 to 1908 in historicist style.

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English : View of Hohenbeilstein castle (on top) and of the Unteres Schloss (below) in Beilstein, Germany. The Unteres Schloss is a listed villa built from 1906 to 1908 in historicist style.

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Piece of chocolate cake, sprinkled with cocoa powder, on a white plate decorated with chocolate sauce.

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English : Piece of chocolate cake, sprinkled with cocoa powder, on a white plate decorated with chocolate sauce.

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Wrocław, Młyński Bridge (Northern) over the River Oder, built in 1885, before the sunrise.

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English : Wrocław, Młyński Bridge (Northern) over the River Oder, built in 1885, before the sunrise.

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