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9 August 2022
Sent, (1430 m.) dorp in kanton Graubünden in Zwitserland 09-09-2019 (actm.) 20.jpg
Sent (German: Sins ) a place in the Swiss canton Graubünden Wooden door of the Reformierte Kirche Sent. (Detail).
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Exemplar of Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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English : Exemplar of Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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The Great Belt Bridge (Eastern Bridge), Denmark, at sunset.

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English : The Great Belt Bridge (Eastern Bridge), Denmark, at sunset.

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The "Kimono Forest" at night, a collection of 600 kimono gowns wrapped around poles with LED lighting inside, Arashiyama Station (Keifuku), Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, decoration project developed by the interior designer Yasumichi Morita. The "Kimono Forest" consists of pieces of textile dyed in the Kyo-yuzen style, covered with acrylic fiber and shaped like 2-meter tall cylindrical poles installed around the station and the railway tracks.

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English : The "Kimono Forest" at night, a collection of 600 kimono gowns wrapped around poles with LED lighting inside, Arashiyama Station (Keifuku), Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, decoration project developed by the interior designer Yasumichi Morita. The "Kimono Forest" consists of pieces of textile dyed in the Kyo-yuzen style, covered with acrylic fiber and shaped like 2-meter tall cylindrical poles installed around the station and the railway tracks.

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Law Courts during blue hour, Christchurch, New Zealand

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English : Law Courts during blue hour, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Office building of the LBS in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Office building of the LBS in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Alta Murgia National Park, Italy.

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English : Alta Murgia National Park, Italy.

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Expressionist Poster for the exhibition for the artists' group "Die Brücke" at the Arnold Gallery Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1910.

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English : Expressionist Poster for the exhibition for the artists' group "Die Brücke" at the Arnold Gallery Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1910.

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English : A windmill in Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

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Sent (German: Sins ) a place in the Swiss canton Graubünden Wooden door of the Reformierte Kirche Sent. (Detail).

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English : Sent (German: Sins ) a place in the Swiss canton Graubünden Wooden door of the Reformierte Kirche Sent. (Detail).

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La Grace (ship, 2010) moored at the embankment "Quai Général Durand" during the event "Escale à Sète 2022".

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English : La Grace (ship, 2010) moored at the embankment "Quai Général Durand" during the event "Escale à Sète 2022".

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View from the southeast of Marienburg Castle, Germany. In the autumnal evening light, the treetops on the Marienberg shine against the slightly overcast sky.

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English : View from the southeast of Marienburg Castle, Germany. In the autumnal evening light, the treetops on the Marienberg shine against the slightly overcast sky.

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A lesser yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) foraging in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. They are wading birds in the sandpiper family which prefer marshy environments, and are found throughout North and South America.

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English : A lesser yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) foraging in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. They are wading birds in the sandpiper family which prefer marshy environments, and are found throughout North and South America.

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Tomb of Mirza Isa Khan Tarkhan at the Makli Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pakistan.

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English : Tomb of Mirza Isa Khan Tarkhan at the Makli Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pakistan.

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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) female, Kanha National Park, India. Today is Independence Day in India. 75 years since Independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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English : Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) female, Kanha National Park, India. Today is Independence Day in India. 75 years since Independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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HDR panoramic view of approx. 180 degrees during sunset of Dasht-e Loot, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature was ever measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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English : HDR panoramic view of approx. 180 degrees during sunset of Dasht-e Loot, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature was ever measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Volvo PV544 B18 (built in 1961) in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Volvo PV544 B18 (built in 1961) in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Ardabil Carpet (1539-40 A.D) is the World's oldest dated Carpet.

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English : Ardabil Carpet (1539-40 A.D) is the World's oldest dated Carpet.

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Flower buds of a Hosta 'June'. Focus stack of 9 photos.

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English : Flower buds of a Hosta 'June'. Focus stack of 9 photos.

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Ehrenberg Castle in Bad Rappenau, Germany.

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English : Ehrenberg Castle in Bad Rappenau, Germany.

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A close-up image of the surface of a soap bubble. The image reveals "lipid islands" of soap floating on a very thin film of water. The film on which the soap floats is so thin that it does not interfere with the light hitting it, therefore allowing the light to pass through. This creates an appearance of a black abyss. Magnification x250.

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English : A close-up image of the surface of a soap bubble. The image reveals "lipid islands" of soap floating on a very thin film of water. The film on which the soap floats is so thin that it does not interfere with the light hitting it, therefore allowing the light to pass through. This creates an appearance of a black abyss. Magnification x250.

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The Blue Mosque is a historic mosque in Tabriz, Iran. The mosque was constructed in 1465 upon the order of Jahan Shah, the ruler of Kara Koyunlu.

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English : The Blue Mosque is a historic mosque in Tabriz, Iran. The mosque was constructed in 1465 upon the order of Jahan Shah, the ruler of Kara Koyunlu.

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Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, viewed from Governors Island. A fishing boat sits in the foreground, in New York Harbor. Prominent landmarks like One World Trade Center, 1 New York Plaza, and Battery Park are visible (see labels).

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English : Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, viewed from Governors Island. A fishing boat sits in the foreground, in New York Harbor. Prominent landmarks like One World Trade Center, 1 New York Plaza, and Battery Park are visible (see labels).

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Resurrection Church in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Today is the Independence Day of Ukraine.

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English : Resurrection Church in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Today is the Independence Day of Ukraine.

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Dayr-e Gachin is one of the greatest caravansarais of Iran which is located in the center of Kavir National Park. It also called “Mother of Iranian Caravansarais”. Dayr-e Gachin is located in the Central District of Qom Province, Iran.

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English : Dayr-e Gachin is one of the greatest caravansarais of Iran which is located in the center of Kavir National Park. It also called “Mother of Iranian Caravansarais”. Dayr-e Gachin is located in the Central District of Qom Province, Iran.

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White-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Linyanti River, Namibia. Today is Heroes’ Day in Namibia. It commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe.

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English : White-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Linyanti River, Namibia. Today is Heroes’ Day in Namibia. It commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe.

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A male rose-myrtle lappet moth (Trabala vishnou guttata) from Shoushan, Taiwan, demonstrating the characteristic resting wing posture of the lappet moth family.

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English : A male rose-myrtle lappet moth (Trabala vishnou guttata) from Shoushan, Taiwan, demonstrating the characteristic resting wing posture of the lappet moth family.

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Purple Iris (Iris versicolor) in a garden in Bamberg, Germany.

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English : Purple Iris (Iris versicolor) in a garden in Bamberg, Germany.

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Maxima clam (Tridacna maxima), Temple, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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English : Maxima clam (Tridacna maxima), Temple, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Ceiling interior of the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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English : Ceiling interior of the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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A fire extinguisher on the wall in the hallway of the historical Mahlmühle (gristmill) from Weipertshofen in the Hohenlohe open-air museum at Wackershofen near Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

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English : A fire extinguisher on the wall in the hallway of the historical Mahlmühle (gristmill) from Weipertshofen in the Hohenlohe open-air museum at Wackershofen near Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

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