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2017 20 09 12:06 UTC
Picture of the day
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Dawn. A pond on the Tomashpilka river in the village of Komargorod. The first beams of the sun and fog over water. Tomashpil Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. Ukraine.  
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The bicolored frog or Malabar frog (Clinotarsus curtipes) is a species of frog found in the Western Ghats of India.

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English : The bicolored frog or Malabar frog (Clinotarsus curtipes) is a species of frog found in the Western Ghats of India.

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The United States Capitol, often called the "Capitol Building" or "Capitol Hill", is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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English : The United States Capitol, often called the "Capitol Building" or "Capitol Hill", is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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The Fairy of Eagle Nebula.

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English : The Fairy of Eagle Nebula.

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Dome in the interior of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran and it has been continuously changed its architecture since it was erected in 771 until the 20th century.

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English : Dome in the interior of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran and it has been continuously changed its architecture since it was erected in 771 until the 20th century.

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Sculpture “Body and Soul” (Duk-Kyu Ryang, 2015) in front of the office building of the LVM Insurance, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Sculpture “Body and Soul” (Duk-Kyu Ryang, 2015) in front of the office building of the LVM Insurance, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Allegorical frieze bas-relief on Admiralty Building Central Frieze in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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English : Allegorical frieze bas-relief on Admiralty Building Central Frieze in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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A female Campo flicker woodpecker (Colaptes campestris) to celebrate Brazil's Independence Day (7 September 1822).

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English : A female Campo flicker woodpecker (Colaptes campestris) to celebrate Brazil's Independence Day (7 September 1822).

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Night view with Christmas patterns of the facade of the town hall of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. The building was built in 1799 over the former town hall building and is the result of 2 different stages: the first one, Neoclassical, started in 1799 by Torcuato Benjumeda, and a second one of Isabelline style, work of García del Álamo in 1861.

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English : Night view with Christmas patterns of the facade of the town hall of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. The building was built in 1799 over the former town hall building and is the result of 2 different stages: the first one, Neoclassical, started in 1799 by Torcuato Benjumeda, and a second one of Isabelline style, work of García del Álamo in 1861.

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A (pre-)daguerreotype incunable of photography: Steinheil's and von Kobell's picture of Munich's Neuhauser Straße with St. Michael's Church on the left side. This photograph was taken in July 1839 on silver chloride paper.

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English : A (pre-)daguerreotype incunable of photography: Steinheil's and von Kobell's picture of Munich's Neuhauser Straße with St. Michael's Church on the left side. This photograph was taken in July 1839 on silver chloride paper.

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A soldier launches a FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile

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English : A soldier launches a FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile

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The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Built in 1930, at 450 ft (137 m) tall the building is the tallest state capitol in the United States.

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English : The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Built in 1930, at 450 ft (137 m) tall the building is the tallest state capitol in the United States.

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Okayama Castle is a Japanese castle in the city of Okayama. The main tower was completed in 1597, destroyed in 1945 and replicated in concrete in 1966. In stark contrast to the white "Egret Castle" of neighboring Himeji, Okayama Castle has a black exterior, earning it the nickname "Crow Castle" or "castle of the black bird".

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English : Okayama Castle is a Japanese castle in the city of Okayama. The main tower was completed in 1597, destroyed in 1945 and replicated in concrete in 1966. In stark contrast to the white "Egret Castle" of neighboring Himeji, Okayama Castle has a black exterior, earning it the nickname "Crow Castle" or "castle of the black bird".

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The Berca Mud Volcanoes are a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca in Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused due to gases that erupt from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water, they push up underground salty water and mud, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles. When the mud arrives at the surface, it dries off, changing the landscape in ways like you can see here.

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English : The Berca Mud Volcanoes are a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca in Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused due to gases that erupt from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water, they push up underground salty water and mud, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles. When the mud arrives at the surface, it dries off, changing the landscape in ways like you can see here.

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A rescue exercise by the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard in 2012.

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English : A rescue exercise by the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard in 2012.

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NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 on top flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec 10, 2008.

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English : NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 on top flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec 10, 2008.

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Winged altar at the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (Master of the Kefermarkt Altarpiece), around 1497.

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English : Winged altar at the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (Master of the Kefermarkt Altarpiece), around 1497.

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View of Khor Virap, an Armenian monastery and one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia located in the Ararat plain with the Mount Ararat in the background. Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is due to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator, religious leader who converted Armenia from paganism to Christianity in 301, becoming the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. A chapel was initially built in 642 by Nerses III the Builder as a mark of veneration to Saint Gregory. Over the centuries, it was repeatedly rebuilt and the current appearance dates from 1662.

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English : View of Khor Virap, an Armenian monastery and one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia located in the Ararat plain with the Mount Ararat in the background. Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is due to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator, religious leader who converted Armenia from paganism to Christianity in 301, becoming the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. A chapel was initially built in 642 by Nerses III the Builder as a mark of veneration to Saint Gregory. Over the centuries, it was repeatedly rebuilt and the current appearance dates from 1662.

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Dawn. A pond on the Tomashpilka river in the village of Komargorod. The first beams of the sun and fog over water. Tomashpil Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. Ukraine.

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English : Dawn. A pond on the Tomashpilka river in the village of Komargorod. The first beams of the sun and fog over water. Tomashpil Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. Ukraine.

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Panoramic view of the Geghard Monastery and its surroundings, Kotayk province, Armenia. The monastery, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave, whereas the chapel was built in 1215.

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English : Panoramic view of the Geghard Monastery and its surroundings, Kotayk province, Armenia. The monastery, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave, whereas the chapel was built in 1215.

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Autumn in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Autumn in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Maresenspitze (2,915 metres (9,564 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria.

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English : Maresenspitze (2,915 metres (9,564 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria.

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Night view of the World Clock (Urania-Weltzeituhr), Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany. The 10 metres (33 ft)-high clock shows the time in 148 cities worldwide and was inaugurated in 1969. The clock has become one of the symbols of Berlin and is a popular meeting point for the people in the capital.

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English : Night view of the World Clock (Urania-Weltzeituhr), Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany. The 10 metres (33 ft)-high clock shows the time in 148 cities worldwide and was inaugurated in 1969. The clock has become one of the symbols of Berlin and is a popular meeting point for the people in the capital.

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A new Type A36 tram on Lidingöbanan crossing Lidingöbron (the Lidingö bridge) 24 October 2015. Lidingöbanan (the Lidingö line) was reopened on 24 October after being closed since summer 2013 for engineering works, modernisation and installation of new equipment.

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English : A new Type A36 tram on Lidingöbanan crossing Lidingöbron (the Lidingö bridge) 24 October 2015. Lidingöbanan (the Lidingö line) was reopened on 24 October after being closed since summer 2013 for engineering works, modernisation and installation of new equipment.

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A sports car Lamborghini Gallardo during a race of Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

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English : A sports car Lamborghini Gallardo during a race of Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

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Black-headed weaver (Ploceus cucullatus bohndorffi) male, in his breeding plumage, building a nest in Uganda. Females choose a mate based on their nest-weaving skills.

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English : Black-headed weaver (Ploceus cucullatus bohndorffi) male, in his breeding plumage, building a nest in Uganda. Females choose a mate based on their nest-weaving skills.

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Fresco in the dome of Maria Taferl Basilica (Lower Austria) by Antonio Beduzzi (1714-1718): Life and assumption of Mary

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English : Fresco in the dome of Maria Taferl Basilica (Lower Austria) by Antonio Beduzzi (1714-1718): Life and assumption of Mary

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Ceiling of the Sioni Cathedral, a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The cathedral is situated in historic Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street) in downtown Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.

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English : Ceiling of the Sioni Cathedral, a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The cathedral is situated in historic Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street) in downtown Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.

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