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2017 23 10 13:39 UTC
Picture of the day
Colombian Air Force Sikorsky UH-60L Arpía III (S-70A-41) Ramírez-1.jpg
Colombian Air Force Sikorsky UH-60L Arpía III (S-70A-41) just after having launched several flares.  
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Swine skeleton, after technique of bone maceration, on display at the University of São Paulo Museum of Veterinary Anatomy.

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English : Swine skeleton, after technique of bone maceration, on display at the University of São Paulo Museum of Veterinary Anatomy.

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Junonia orithya is a species of nymphalid butterfly with many subspecies found in Africa, Asia and Australia.

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English : Junonia orithya is a species of nymphalid butterfly with many subspecies found in Africa, Asia and Australia.

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View of the Romanesque church of St Nicholas located in Portomarin, Province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain. The church dates from the 12th century and was moved stone by stone in 1960 to this spot from a location that is today part of a dam.

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English : View of the Romanesque church of St Nicholas located in Portomarin, Province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain. The church dates from the 12th century and was moved stone by stone in 1960 to this spot from a location that is today part of a dam.

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Winged altar in late gothic style at the subsidiary church St. Michael ob Rauchenödt, Upper Austria

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English : Winged altar in late gothic style at the subsidiary church St. Michael ob Rauchenödt, Upper Austria

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Ripples and sunlight pattern in the shallow part of Brofjorden at Holländaröd, Sweden. Under some conditions (clear water, angle of sunlight, size of ripples, depth of water) the ripples acts like prisms dispersing the sunlight into small underwater rainbows projected on the bottom. At the same time some of the other ripples becomes "magnifying glasses" and enlarge the small rainbows.

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English : Ripples and sunlight pattern in the shallow part of Brofjorden at Holländaröd, Sweden. Under some conditions (clear water, angle of sunlight, size of ripples, depth of water) the ripples acts like prisms dispersing the sunlight into small underwater rainbows projected on the bottom. At the same time some of the other ripples becomes "magnifying glasses" and enlarge the small rainbows.

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View of Ninomaru Palace at Nijō Castle, a flatland castle in Kyoto and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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English : View of Ninomaru Palace at Nijō Castle, a flatland castle in Kyoto and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Panoramic view of the village of Abyaneh from the Old castle, Barzrud Rural District, in the Central District of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 305, in 160 families. Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.

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English : Panoramic view of the village of Abyaneh from the Old castle, Barzrud Rural District, in the Central District of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 305, in 160 families. Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.

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Orange Daylily, possibly a garden hybrid cultivar, Ukraine

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English : Orange Daylily, possibly a garden hybrid cultivar, Ukraine

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Set of Gedore No. 7 combination wrenches in 6 to 19 mm sizes.

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English : Set of Gedore No. 7 combination wrenches in 6 to 19 mm sizes.

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Garden Pavilion in the park of Melk Abbey, Lower Austria

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English : Garden Pavilion in the park of Melk Abbey, Lower Austria

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Lettering guides for technical drawings.

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English : Lettering guides for technical drawings.

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Tatev monastery during sunset, Syunik Province, southeastern Armenia. The Armenian Apostolic monastery, built in the 9th century, hosted in the 14th and 15th centuries one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev, which contributed to the advancement of science, religion and philosophy, reproduction of books and development of miniature painting.

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English : Tatev monastery during sunset, Syunik Province, southeastern Armenia. The Armenian Apostolic monastery, built in the 9th century, hosted in the 14th and 15th centuries one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev, which contributed to the advancement of science, religion and philosophy, reproduction of books and development of miniature painting.

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Bottom view of the interior of the main dome 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 changing its architecture since it was erected in 771 until the 20th century.

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English : Bottom view of the interior of the main dome 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 changing its architecture since it was erected in 771 until the 20th century.

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Several White-backed Vultures (Gyps africanus) near Cuando River, Chobe National Park in Botswana.

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English : Several White-backed Vultures (Gyps africanus) near Cuando River, Chobe National Park in Botswana.

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Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), a composite of three images. Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

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English : Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), a composite of three images. Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

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Chain of the jetty at the Halterner Stausee, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Chain of the jetty at the Halterner Stausee, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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"Umschreibung" (circumscription) is an art installation by Olafur Eliasson, in Munich, Germany, and was built for the German headquarters of KPMG in 2004.

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English : "Umschreibung" (circumscription) is an art installation by Olafur Eliasson, in Munich, Germany, and was built for the German headquarters of KPMG in 2004.

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker en route to Barksdale Air Force Base (Louisiana, USA) to take part in Exercise Green Flag East. The exercise is a pre-deployment exercise for Air Combat Command flying units that perform close-air support and precision-guided munitions delivery. The F-16 is from the 120th Fighter Squadron of the Colorado Air National Guard.

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English : An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker en route to Barksdale Air Force Base (Louisiana, USA) to take part in Exercise Green Flag East. The exercise is a pre-deployment exercise for Air Combat Command flying units that perform close-air support and precision-guided munitions delivery. The F-16 is from the 120th Fighter Squadron of the Colorado Air National Guard.

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Colombian Air Force Sikorsky UH-60L Arpía III (S-70A-41) just after having launched several flares.

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English : Colombian Air Force Sikorsky UH-60L Arpía III (S-70A-41) just after having launched several flares.

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View of the chamber below the windcatcher of the Golestan Palace, used today as a photographic museum, Iran's capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel") and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city.

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English : View of the chamber below the windcatcher of the Golestan Palace, used today as a photographic museum, Iran's capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel") and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city.

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Toyota FJ Cruiser, a retro style sport utility automobile with styling and off road performance reminiscent of the original Toyota Land Cruiser.

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English : Toyota FJ Cruiser, a retro style sport utility automobile with styling and off road performance reminiscent of the original Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Mycalesis junonia, Malabar Glad-eye Bushbrown, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in South India.

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English : Mycalesis junonia, Malabar Glad-eye Bushbrown, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in South India.

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Blast furnace 2, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Blast furnace 2, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Hurtigruten ship MS Nordnorge in Raftsundet, Hadsel municipality, Nordland, Norway in 2015 September. Raftsundet is a strait between the islands of Hinnøya and Austvågøya at the foot of Lofoten archipelago.

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English : Hurtigruten ship MS Nordnorge in Raftsundet, Hadsel municipality, Nordland, Norway in 2015 September. Raftsundet is a strait between the islands of Hinnøya and Austvågøya at the foot of Lofoten archipelago.

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A 20-year-old cat that looks tired because of its advanced age.

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English : A 20-year-old cat that looks tired because of its advanced age.

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Young male warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) eyeballing before a fight in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. It is 43 years today on from the The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman

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English : Young male warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) eyeballing before a fight in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. It is 43 years today on from the The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman

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Ceiling over the marble Tomb of Hafez, northern edge of the city of Shiraz, Iran. The mausoleum is dedicated to Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (1325/6-1389/90), better known as Hafez, one of the most important poets in the country history. The mauselum is situated in the Musalla Gardens and was built in 1935 according to a design of French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the best-known of which was built in 1773.

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English : Ceiling over the marble Tomb of Hafez, northern edge of the city of Shiraz, Iran. The mausoleum is dedicated to Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (1325/6-1389/90), better known as Hafez, one of the most important poets in the country history. The mauselum is situated in the Musalla Gardens and was built in 1935 according to a design of French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the best-known of which was built in 1773.

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