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2019 19 04 07:43 UTC
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Good Friday – Crucifix at the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria
 
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Male Abyssinian black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza guereza) in Ethiopia

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English : Male Abyssinian black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza guereza) in Ethiopia

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"The Wings" by Studio Libeskind, a sculpture and light installation erected in 2016 for the newly built Siemens headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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English : "The Wings" by Studio Libeskind, a sculpture and light installation erected in 2016 for the newly built Siemens headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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Ponds on the littoral of Les Aresquiers in Frontignan, France.

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English : Ponds on the littoral of Les Aresquiers in Frontignan, France.

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Lögberg (Icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place on which the lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland took allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

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English : Lögberg (Icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place on which the lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland took allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

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The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad of the Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 16, 2016, the day before the launch of the Jason-3 satellite.

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English : The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad of the Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 16, 2016, the day before the launch of the Jason-3 satellite.

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Dome of Salzburg Cathedral, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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English : Dome of Salzburg Cathedral, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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Sulfur-salt formation with hot spring at Dallol volcano in the Danakil Depression (Afar Region of Ethiopia).

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English : Sulfur-salt formation with hot spring at Dallol volcano in the Danakil Depression (Afar Region of Ethiopia).

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Bottom view of one of the iwans of the Agha Bozorg Mosque, a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque, located in the center of the city, was built in the late 18th century by master-mimar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali. The mosque has of two large iwans, one in front of the mihrab and the other by the entrance, and a courtyard in the middle.

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English : Bottom view of one of the iwans of the Agha Bozorg Mosque, a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque, located in the center of the city, was built in the late 18th century by master-mimar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali. The mosque has of two large iwans, one in front of the mihrab and the other by the entrance, and a courtyard in the middle.

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Birdhouses on Sidney Spit (part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve), Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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English : Birdhouses on Sidney Spit (part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve), Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan (German: Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan) is a Catholic church in Munich. Built from 1663 to 1690, it was founded by Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, as a gesture of thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the Bavarian crown, Prince Max Emanuel, in 1662. Now administered by the Dominican Friars, it is also known as the Dominican Priory of St. Cajetan.

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English : The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan (German: Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan) is a Catholic church in Munich. Built from 1663 to 1690, it was founded by Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, as a gesture of thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the Bavarian crown, Prince Max Emanuel, in 1662. Now administered by the Dominican Friars, it is also known as the Dominican Priory of St. Cajetan.

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Flemish winged triptych at the Church of the Teutonic Order in Vienna, Austria. Panel paintings and woodcarvings by anonymous masters; polychromy of the woodcarvings by Jan van Wavere, Mechelen, signed 1520. This altarpiece was originally made for St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk, and came to Vienna in 1864.

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English : Flemish winged triptych at the Church of the Teutonic Order in Vienna, Austria. Panel paintings and woodcarvings by anonymous masters; polychromy of the woodcarvings by Jan van Wavere, Mechelen, signed 1520. This altarpiece was originally made for St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk, and came to Vienna in 1864.

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Groenerei, Bruges, Belgium

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English : Groenerei, Bruges, Belgium

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Opera Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia. The building, designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian, was officially opened in 1933 and consists of two concert halls: the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall with 1,400 seats and the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre with 1,200 seats.

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English : Opera Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia. The building, designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian, was officially opened in 1933 and consists of two concert halls: the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall with 1,400 seats and the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre with 1,200 seats.

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Theseustempel in the Volksgarten, Vienna, Austria

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English : Theseustempel in the Volksgarten, Vienna, Austria

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Good Friday – Crucifix at the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria

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English : Good Friday – Crucifix at the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria

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Panorama of Cologne, including the Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral, as seen from the Rhine.

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English : Panorama of Cologne, including the Kranhäuser and Cologne Cathedral, as seen from the Rhine.

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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), from the Titus Group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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English : Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), from the Titus Group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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Entrance of the St Viktor Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The church is the oldest church in Dülmen, founded in the 8th century.
Wikipedia: DülmenLudgerViktor of Xanten

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English : Entrance of the St Viktor Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The church is the oldest church in Dülmen, founded in the 8th century.
Wikipedia: DülmenLudgerViktor of Xanten

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A Cape Skink (Trachylepis capensis) pictured on purple aster flowers. Taken near Slangkop lighthouse, South Africa

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English : A Cape Skink (Trachylepis capensis) pictured on purple aster flowers. Taken near Slangkop lighthouse, South Africa

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Interior of the Notre-Dame Basilica, located in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The interior of the basilica, built in Gothic Revival style, is impressive with vivid colors, stars and filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. It was built between 1823 and 1829 after a design of James O'Donnell and it has become one of the landmarks of the city.

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English : Interior of the Notre-Dame Basilica, located in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The interior of the basilica, built in Gothic Revival style, is impressive with vivid colors, stars and filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. It was built between 1823 and 1829 after a design of James O'Donnell and it has become one of the landmarks of the city.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket is rolled out to Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 on April 26, 2015, in advance of the April 27 launch attempt for the TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSAT telecommunications satellite.

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English : A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket is rolled out to Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 on April 26, 2015, in advance of the April 27 launch attempt for the TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSAT telecommunications satellite.

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Dürnstein in the Wachau, Lower Austria

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English : Dürnstein in the Wachau, Lower Austria

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The Prinz Carl Palais, Munich, is a mansion built in the style of Neoclassicism between 1804-1806. Today the state of Bavaria uses it for representative purposes.

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English : The Prinz Carl Palais, Munich, is a mansion built in the style of Neoclassicism between 1804-1806. Today the state of Bavaria uses it for representative purposes.

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Trees at the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Trees at the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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