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2018 21 06 19:54 UTC
Picture of the day
Bare-faced curassow (Crax fasciolata) female head.JPG
Bare-faced curassow Crax fasciolata, to celebrate Ladies Day (Gold Cup Day) at Royal Ascot
 
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Not renovated floor of the Abbey of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Not renovated floor of the Abbey of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Hanging Gardens by Tita Giese.

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English : Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Hanging Gardens by Tita Giese.

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Ilse falls in the Ilsetal in Harz National Park near Ilsenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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English : Ilse falls in the Ilsetal in Harz National Park near Ilsenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Pilot boat from port IJmuiden, Netherlands

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English : Pilot boat from port IJmuiden, Netherlands

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Grocery and cosmetics shop in the April 9th 1947 Square, better known as Grand Socco, Tangier, Morocco.

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English : Grocery and cosmetics shop in the April 9th 1947 Square, better known as Grand Socco, Tangier, Morocco.

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Museum Brandhorst, Munich. The building with its long, two-storey, rectangular structure and multi-coloured facade composed of 36,000 vertical ceramic louvres in 23 different coloured glazes was created by architects Sauerbruch Hutton and is located next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in the city's Kunstareal.

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English : Museum Brandhorst, Munich. The building with its long, two-storey, rectangular structure and multi-coloured facade composed of 36,000 vertical ceramic louvres in 23 different coloured glazes was created by architects Sauerbruch Hutton and is located next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in the city's Kunstareal.

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Nude recumbent woman.

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English : Nude recumbent woman.

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Grumman Avenger TBM, during the airshow "OTT 2011" at the Airfield Hahnweide, Germany

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English : Grumman Avenger TBM, during the airshow "OTT 2011" at the Airfield Hahnweide, Germany

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A male Lang's short-tailed blue, or common zebra blue (Leptotes pirithous) in the Parque Natural do Alvão, Portugal. 10 June is Portugal Day.

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English : A male Lang's short-tailed blue, or common zebra blue (Leptotes pirithous) in the Parque Natural do Alvão, Portugal. 10 June is Portugal Day.

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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Varna, Bulgaria. The temple is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, and the second largest in Bulgaria (after cathedral Alexander Nevski in Sofia). Officially opened in 1886, it's the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.

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English : Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Varna, Bulgaria. The temple is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, and the second largest in Bulgaria (after cathedral Alexander Nevski in Sofia). Officially opened in 1886, it's the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.

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Carisbrooke Castle gatehouse on the Isle of Wight, England

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English : Carisbrooke Castle gatehouse on the Isle of Wight, England

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Elymnias caudata, Tailed Palmfly, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in South India.

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English : Elymnias caudata, Tailed Palmfly, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in South India.

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A reading room in the State and University Library (Statsbiblioteket - now Royal Danish Library) in Aarhus, Denmark.

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English : A reading room in the State and University Library (Statsbiblioteket - now Royal Danish Library) in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Hand made model of motorcycle Yamaha XV1600 «Wild Star», scale 1:12

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English : Hand made model of motorcycle Yamaha XV1600 «Wild Star», scale 1:12

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Panoramic view of the Laguna Colorada, located in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia. The shallow salt lake has a surface of 60 km2 (23 sq mi) and is located at 4,278 m (14,035 ft) over the sea level. The red color is caused by red sediments and pigmentation of some algae.

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English : Panoramic view of the Laguna Colorada, located in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia. The shallow salt lake has a surface of 60 km2 (23 sq mi) and is located at 4,278 m (14,035 ft) over the sea level. The red color is caused by red sediments and pigmentation of some algae.

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Steam locomotive No.2 Dolgoch at Nant Gwernol railway station, Talyllyn Railway, Wales

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English : Steam locomotive No.2 Dolgoch at Nant Gwernol railway station, Talyllyn Railway, Wales

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Bare-faced curassow Crax fasciolata, to celebrate Ladies Day (Gold Cup Day) at Royal Ascot

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English : Bare-faced curassow Crax fasciolata, to celebrate Ladies Day (Gold Cup Day) at Royal Ascot

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Aerial photo of Kaliningrad Stadium during construction in May 2017. Kaliningrad, Russia.

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English : Aerial photo of Kaliningrad Stadium during construction in May 2017. Kaliningrad, Russia.

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Interior of the roman-catholic parish church in Going am Wilden Kaiser (Tyrol, Austria).

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English : Interior of the roman-catholic parish church in Going am Wilden Kaiser (Tyrol, Austria).

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Panorama of Kaisergebirge, Tyrol, Austria. View from south. In the foreground the town of Ellmau can be seen.

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English : Panorama of Kaisergebirge, Tyrol, Austria. View from south. In the foreground the town of Ellmau can be seen.

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Ceiling in one of the rooms of Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran. The palace, built in 1669, and which name means "Eight Heavens" is the only one left today out of forty mansions that existed during the rule of Safavids.

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English : Ceiling in one of the rooms of Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran. The palace, built in 1669, and which name means "Eight Heavens" is the only one left today out of forty mansions that existed during the rule of Safavids.

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Prepupa of Papilio polymnestor, Blue Mormon, a large swallowtail butterfly found in India and Sri Lanka.

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English : Prepupa of Papilio polymnestor, Blue Mormon, a large swallowtail butterfly found in India and Sri Lanka.

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Honda HR-V car wash at Dusznicka Street in Kłodzko, Poland

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English : Honda HR-V car wash at Dusznicka Street in Kłodzko, Poland

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A Jaguar (Panthera onca) at Edinburgh Zoo

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English : A Jaguar (Panthera onca) at Edinburgh Zoo

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Part (~280°) of the starry sky near Brandenburg an der Havel (Germany), close to midnight

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English : Part (~280°) of the starry sky near Brandenburg an der Havel (Germany), close to midnight

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