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2018 23 01 07:59 UTC
Picture of the day
Lions Family Portrait Masai Mara.jpg
Portrait of three lions (one female and two males) of a pride, all resting at morning time. Taken in Masai Mara, southwest Kenya.  
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Although there are no seasons in space, this cosmic vista invokes thoughts of a frosty winter landscape.

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English : Although there are no seasons in space, this cosmic vista invokes thoughts of a frosty winter landscape.

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First stage of a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1). The stage landed successfully after launching 11 Orbcomm OG-2 telecommunication satellites to Low Earth orbit.

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English : First stage of a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1). The stage landed successfully after launching 11 Orbcomm OG-2 telecommunication satellites to Low Earth orbit.

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A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) with its tongue sticking out at Franz Josef Land

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English : A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) with its tongue sticking out at Franz Josef Land

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The top station on Cime de Caron in France from south-east on January 5, 2015.

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English : The top station on Cime de Caron in France from south-east on January 5, 2015.

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A narrow gauge steam locomotive of DR Class 99.77-79 No. 991777-4 at the Moritzburg railway station, Germany. This locomotive is used on the Radebeul–Radeburg railway (a German heritage railway). The railway maintains a year-round timetable and runs between Radebeul East station and the small towns of Moritzburg and Radeburg north of Dresden.

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English : A narrow gauge steam locomotive of DR Class 99.77-79 No. 991777-4 at the Moritzburg railway station, Germany. This locomotive is used on the Radebeul–Radeburg railway (a German heritage railway). The railway maintains a year-round timetable and runs between Radebeul East station and the small towns of Moritzburg and Radeburg north of Dresden.

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Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri) with a Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) behind, East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.

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English : Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri) with a Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) behind, East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.

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An old Motosacoche motorcycle with skis mounted on its sides. 1914-1918.

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English : An old Motosacoche motorcycle with skis mounted on its sides. 1914-1918.

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Ceiling light fixture in Hofstatt Mall, Munich.

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English : Ceiling light fixture in Hofstatt Mall, Munich.

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City of Salzburg (Austria) with its old town and its fortress, view from Mönchsberg

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English : City of Salzburg (Austria) with its old town and its fortress, view from Mönchsberg

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Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus). Face portrait of an 8-meter individual filter-feeding plankton at night. His eye is clearly visible. His upper lip shows recent scars – whale sharks steal food from fishermen nets and the fishermen hit them in the mouth to try to discourage them. Thaa Atoll, Maldives

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English : Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus). Face portrait of an 8-meter individual filter-feeding plankton at night. His eye is clearly visible. His upper lip shows recent scars – whale sharks steal food from fishermen nets and the fishermen hit them in the mouth to try to discourage them. Thaa Atoll, Maldives

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Emirates airline Airbus A380-861 (reg. A6-EER, msn 139) departing 26L at Munich Airport, Germany.

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English : Emirates airline Airbus A380-861 (reg. A6-EER, msn 139) departing 26L at Munich Airport, Germany.

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The commuter ferry Emelie arriving in Henriksdalshamnen, Stockholm. In the background, Norra Hammarbyhamnen (Södermalm).

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English : The commuter ferry Emelie arriving in Henriksdalshamnen, Stockholm. In the background, Norra Hammarbyhamnen (Södermalm).

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Young European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Wisentgehege Springe game park near Springe, Hanover, Germany. The European bison or wisent is the heaviest of the surviving land animals in Europe, with males growing to around 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild, but have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries.

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English : Young European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Wisentgehege Springe game park near Springe, Hanover, Germany. The European bison or wisent is the heaviest of the surviving land animals in Europe, with males growing to around 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild, but have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries.

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Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), east part of Utö, Haninge Municipality, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. In the background the Baltic Sea, with some sea smoke.

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English : Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), east part of Utö, Haninge Municipality, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. In the background the Baltic Sea, with some sea smoke.

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True color image of Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft during its February 2007 flyby of the planet.

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English : True color image of Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft during its February 2007 flyby of the planet.

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Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachutes for human spaceflight. The test, which dropped an Orion engineering model from a C-17 aircraft at 25,000 feet, simulated the descent astronauts might experience if they have to abort a mission after liftoff.

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English : Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachutes for human spaceflight. The test, which dropped an Orion engineering model from a C-17 aircraft at 25,000 feet, simulated the descent astronauts might experience if they have to abort a mission after liftoff.

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VKG Ojamaa mine for oil shale extraction, using an Atlas Copco underground loader.

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English : VKG Ojamaa mine for oil shale extraction, using an Atlas Copco underground loader.

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Portrait of three lions (one female and two males) of a pride, all resting at morning time. Taken in Masai Mara, southwest Kenya.

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English : Portrait of three lions (one female and two males) of a pride, all resting at morning time. Taken in Masai Mara, southwest Kenya.

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A hungry savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) from the Pantanal in Brazil.

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English : A hungry savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) from the Pantanal in Brazil.

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Amber Fort in Jaipur, India

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English : Amber Fort in Jaipur, India

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Hand made model Subaru Impreza WRC 2001. Scale 1:24

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English : Hand made model Subaru Impreza WRC 2001. Scale 1:24

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A local train to Tirano, hauled by a RhB ABe 8/12 "Allegra" EMU, pushes a plow (Xk 9144) to clear the snow that has accumulated between the rails, just after Ospizio Bernina, Switzerland.

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English : A local train to Tirano, hauled by a RhB ABe 8/12 "Allegra" EMU, pushes a plow (Xk 9144) to clear the snow that has accumulated between the rails, just after Ospizio Bernina, Switzerland.

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2 US Navy E-2C Hawkeye flying by Mount Fuji, Japan

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English : 2 US Navy E-2C Hawkeye flying by Mount Fuji, Japan

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