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2017 21 02 18:19 UTC
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Portrait of Ida B. Wells (1862–1931), an African-American journalist and civil and women's rights activist. She was one of the early leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.  
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American jazz musician Thelonious Monk at Minton's Playhouse, New York, ca. September 1947, as photographed by William P. Gottlieb

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English : American jazz musician Thelonious Monk at Minton's Playhouse, New York, ca. September 1947, as photographed by William P. Gottlieb

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Äußere Kanalstraße is an underground station on the Cologne Stadtbahn lines 3 and 4 in Cologne, Germany. The station lies on Venloer Straße, corner Äußere Kanalstraße in the district of Ehrenfeld. It was opened in 1992 and consists of a mezzanine and one island platform with two rail tracks.

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English : Äußere Kanalstraße is an underground station on the Cologne Stadtbahn lines 3 and 4 in Cologne, Germany. The station lies on Venloer Straße, corner Äußere Kanalstraße in the district of Ehrenfeld. It was opened in 1992 and consists of a mezzanine and one island platform with two rail tracks.

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Sculpture “Der gescheiterte Varus” by Wilfried Koch (2003) and the Siebenteufelsturm in Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Sculpture “Der gescheiterte Varus” by Wilfried Koch (2003) and the Siebenteufelsturm in Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, photographed by William Gottlieb in 1946.

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English : Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, photographed by William Gottlieb in 1946.

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View of the San Pedro de Inacaliri River with the Paniri volcano in the background, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. Parini is a 5,960 metres (19,550 ft) high stratovolcano with a prominence of 1,653 metres (5,423 ft) whereas San Pedro River is a 76 kilometres (47 mi) long river in this extremely dry region ending in the Loa River.

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English : View of the San Pedro de Inacaliri River with the Paniri volcano in the background, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. Parini is a 5,960 metres (19,550 ft) high stratovolcano with a prominence of 1,653 metres (5,423 ft) whereas San Pedro River is a 76 kilometres (47 mi) long river in this extremely dry region ending in the Loa River.

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Silver birches (Betula pendula). Birchwood near the settlement Slavne. Vinnytskyi Raion, Ukraine.

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English : Silver birches (Betula pendula). Birchwood near the settlement Slavne. Vinnytskyi Raion, Ukraine.

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Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. While playing most of his remarkable professional career for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he challenged the traditional basis of segregation and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

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English : Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. While playing most of his remarkable professional career for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he challenged the traditional basis of segregation and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

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West facade of the Paul-Löbe-Haus in Berlin-Mitte during the blue hour. The building was designed by architect Stephan Braunfels and built between 1997 and 2002. It's one of the buildings of the German parliament. The reflection of the German chancellery ("Bundeskanzleramt"), which is located directly opposite, is visible in the facade of the Paul-Löbe-Haus.

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English : West facade of the Paul-Löbe-Haus in Berlin-Mitte during the blue hour. The building was designed by architect Stephan Braunfels and built between 1997 and 2002. It's one of the buildings of the German parliament. The reflection of the German chancellery ("Bundeskanzleramt"), which is located directly opposite, is visible in the facade of the Paul-Löbe-Haus.

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The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.

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English : The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912) was an English classical music composer who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".

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English : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912) was an English classical music composer who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".

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View of Miscanti Lake, altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The brackish water lake, located in Los Flamencos National Reserve, is separated from Miñiques Lake by a lava flow from an eruption of Miñiques volcano.

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English : View of Miscanti Lake, altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The brackish water lake, located in Los Flamencos National Reserve, is separated from Miñiques Lake by a lava flow from an eruption of Miñiques volcano.

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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) in Keila.

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English : Red clover (Trifolium pratense) in Keila.

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The Caribbean Sea as seen from Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. This fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a well-preserved fortress on a hill on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean.

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English : The Caribbean Sea as seen from Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. This fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a well-preserved fortress on a hill on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean.

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Billy Strayhorn (1915–1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his long and successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington.

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English : Billy Strayhorn (1915–1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his long and successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington.

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Detail of Nizwa Fort, a large castle in Nizwa, Oman.

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English : Detail of Nizwa Fort, a large castle in Nizwa, Oman.

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View of a gas pipeline that vanishes in the distance next to the road B-145, province of El Loa, northern Chile.

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English : View of a gas pipeline that vanishes in the distance next to the road B-145, province of El Loa, northern Chile.

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Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver.

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English : Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver.

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Colorful umbrellas decorating Caudan Waterfront, an iconic shopping destination for locals and tourists alike, in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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English : Colorful umbrellas decorating Caudan Waterfront, an iconic shopping destination for locals and tourists alike, in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Gateway of Peter and Paul Church near Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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English : Gateway of Peter and Paul Church near Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Portrait of Ida B. Wells (1862–1931), an African-American journalist and civil and women's rights activist. She was one of the early leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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English : Portrait of Ida B. Wells (1862–1931), an African-American journalist and civil and women's rights activist. She was one of the early leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the father of his country. Mount Vernon was his plantation house. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland.

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English : George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the father of his country. Mount Vernon was his plantation house. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Jazz trombonist Al Grey, as photographed by William P. Gottlieb

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English : Jazz trombonist Al Grey, as photographed by William P. Gottlieb

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Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals, a rock formation at the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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English : Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals, a rock formation at the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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Mountain Säuleck (3,086 metres (10,125 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria.

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English : Mountain Säuleck (3,086 metres (10,125 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria.

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Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, calling for an end to racism.

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English : Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, calling for an end to racism.

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