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Facets of our Music, our Instruments - the film shows the history of Indian music and instruments.‎

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English : Facets of our Music, our Instruments - the film shows the history of Indian music and instruments.

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Germany’s largest oil field Mittelplate

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English : Germany’s largest oil field Mittelplate

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Martin Sesaker representing Norway in curling at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.

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English : Martin Sesaker representing Norway in curling at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.

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NASA and NOAA report that 2015 was by far the warmest on record.‎

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English : NASA and NOAA report that 2015 was by far the warmest on record.

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Hong Kong; View from Victoria Peak to Victoria Harbour and Kowloon.

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English : Hong Kong; View from Victoria Peak to Victoria Harbour and Kowloon.

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Slow-Motion record of the blasting of the AfE-Tower (AfE-Turm) in Frankfurt, Germany, 2 February 2014. Recorded with 240 fps, played in 24 fps (10x slowed down).‎

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English : Slow-Motion record of the blasting of the AfE-Tower (AfE-Turm) in Frankfurt, Germany, 2 February 2014. Recorded with 240 fps, played in 24 fps (10x slowed down).

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Niels Simonsen, Retreat from Dannevirke, 1864, 1864, Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg Slot
Episode of the retreat from Dannevirke, 5 - 6 February 1864 - Battle of Sankelmark and Oeversee.

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English : Niels Simonsen, Retreat from Dannevirke, 1864, 1864, Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg Slot
Episode of the retreat from Dannevirke, 5 - 6 February 1864 - Battle of Sankelmark and Oeversee.

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"Heritage Place" from the album The Simple Life, Part 1, composed and sung by Josh Woodward.‎

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English : "Heritage Place" from the album The Simple Life, Part 1, composed and sung by Josh Woodward.

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Zenit-B soviet SLR film camera with soviet Helios-44-2 lens.

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English : Zenit-B soviet SLR film camera with soviet Helios-44-2 lens.

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Demonstration on 26 October 2014 in the Sivens Dam site, France. On that date, the police killed Rémi Fraisse, 21-year-old student protesting against the construction project.‎

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English : Demonstration on 26 October 2014 in the Sivens Dam site, France. On that date, the police killed Rémi Fraisse, 21-year-old student protesting against the construction project.

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Flight over the ruins of Berlin, July 1945.‎

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English : Flight over the ruins of Berlin, July 1945.

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Domestic cat on snow, a ten month old female.

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English : Domestic cat on snow, a ten month old female.

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Ground handling Process at Frankfurt Airport, Germany, time-lapse video.‎

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English : Ground handling Process at Frankfurt Airport, Germany, time-lapse video.

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American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), pictured in 1949. He was the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra (his Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" in 1931), the first to have an opera produced by a major opera company (Troubled Island in 1949), and the first to have an opera performed on television (A Bayou Legend broadcast in 1981).

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English : American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), pictured in 1949. He was the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra (his Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" in 1931), the first to have an opera produced by a major opera company (Troubled Island in 1949), and the first to have an opera performed on television (A Bayou Legend broadcast in 1981).

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Poem La Nuit de décembre by Alfred de Musset, performed by Bernard Gahide for the Thalie Envolée project.‎

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English : Poem La Nuit de décembre by Alfred de Musset, performed by Bernard Gahide for the Thalie Envolée project.

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Interior (apartment) of the old distillery Löhning, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Interior (apartment) of the old distillery Löhning, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Varanasi ghats, Ganga river, India, 1899.‎

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English : Varanasi ghats, Ganga river, India, 1899.

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Interior of Laon Cathedral Notre-Dame, Picardy, France

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English : Interior of Laon Cathedral Notre-Dame, Picardy, France

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Maersk - Triple-E: Semi-launch time-lapse.‎

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English : Maersk - Triple-E: Semi-launch time-lapse.

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Panoramic view from Sgurr Fiona, An Teallach massif, Scotland.

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English : Panoramic view from Sgurr Fiona, An Teallach massif, Scotland.

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Interview, original work of a wikireporter to Adolfo Garcé, political scientist of Uruguay about the current situation of this country‎

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English : Interview, original work of a wikireporter to Adolfo Garcé, political scientist of Uruguay about the current situation of this country

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Roundhouse wipers having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa, USA (April 1943).

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English : Roundhouse wipers having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa, USA (April 1943).

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Cosmos Laundromat is a free animation film made with the Blender software.‎

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English : Cosmos Laundromat is a free animation film made with the Blender software.

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An adult female proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.

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English : An adult female proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.

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Video clip by Agence Cumulus.‎

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English : Video clip by Agence Cumulus.

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Activist documentary on the independence vote in Catalonia, by AlterJT.‎

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English : Activist documentary on the independence vote in Catalonia, by AlterJT.

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While orbiting over the Gulf of Alaska and moving toward the west coast of the United States, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this panorama looking north into the snow-covered landscape of Canada’s Coast Mountains, the Canadian Rockies, and Vancouver Island.

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English : While orbiting over the Gulf of Alaska and moving toward the west coast of the United States, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this panorama looking north into the snow-covered landscape of Canada’s Coast Mountains, the Canadian Rockies, and Vancouver Island.

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Instrumental Oriental Music of India.‎

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English : Instrumental Oriental Music of India.

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Veined rapa whelk, four views of the same specimen

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Neil Armstrong (1930–2012), commander of NASA's Apollo 11 mission, descends the ladder of the Apollo Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, LEM) to become the first human to step foot on the surface of the Moon.
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“I'm at the foot of the ladder. These LEM footpads are only depressed in the surface of that one or two inches. Although the surface appears to be very, very fine-grained as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. [Unintelligible] It's very fine. Okay, I'm going to step off the LEM now. That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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English : Neil Armstrong (1930–2012), commander of NASA's Apollo 11 mission, descends the ladder of the Apollo Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, LEM) to become the first human to step foot on the surface of the Moon.

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“I'm at the foot of the ladder. These LEM footpads are only depressed in the surface of that one or two inches. Although the surface appears to be very, very fine-grained as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. [Unintelligible] It's very fine. Okay, I'm going to step off the LEM now. That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Kayaker playboating at Saint-Clément-sur-Durance's canoe stadium, on the Durance river (France).

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English : Kayaker playboating at Saint-Clément-sur-Durance's canoe stadium, on the Durance river (France).

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Portraits, by kynd. Automatically generated based on the photos shared under Creative Commons.‎

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English : Portraits, by kynd. Automatically generated based on the photos shared under Creative Commons.

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Panoramic view of Machu Picchu seen from Huayna Picchu, Cusco Region, Peru.

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Suddenly (1954) is an American film noir directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay written by Richard Sale.‎

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English : Suddenly (1954) is an American film noir directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay written by Richard Sale.

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Male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) guarding his territory from the top of a tomato stake. He will chase off any other hummingbirds that try to feed in "his" area.

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English : Male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) guarding his territory from the top of a tomato stake. He will chase off any other hummingbirds that try to feed in "his" area.

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Extract from the movie Je lutte donc je suis, by Yannis Youlountas.‎

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English : Extract from the movie Je lutte donc je suis, by Yannis Youlountas.

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An El 14 electric locomotive hauling a container train on the Dovre Line, near Dombås, Norway.

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English : An El 14 electric locomotive hauling a container train on the Dovre Line, near Dombås, Norway.

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The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, delivering almost 5,000 pounds of scientific experiments and supplies for the Expedition 39 crew.‎

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English : The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, delivering almost 5,000 pounds of scientific experiments and supplies for the Expedition 39 crew.

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Fountain of the Virgin (Fontaine de la Vierge) at Square Jean XXIII and apse of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France

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English : Fountain of the Virgin (Fontaine de la Vierge) at Square Jean XXIII and apse of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France

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Quartet San Francisco plays Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer at Yoshi's, Oakland, Calif., September 26, 2013.‎

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English : Quartet San Francisco plays Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer at Yoshi's, Oakland, Calif., September 26, 2013.

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Holiday lights and reflections from the USS Russell (DDG 59), an Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer, moored in the Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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English : Holiday lights and reflections from the USS Russell (DDG 59), an Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer, moored in the Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Swarm behaviour, or swarming, is a collective behaviour exhibited by animals of similar size which aggregate together, perhaps milling about the same spot or perhaps moving en masse or migrating in some direction.‎

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English : Swarm behaviour, or swarming, is a collective behaviour exhibited by animals of similar size which aggregate together, perhaps milling about the same spot or perhaps moving en masse or migrating in some direction.

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West face of Les Invalides from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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English : West face of Les Invalides from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Ethel: voice, synths, live mix; Radikalibre: Guitar, synths, live mix, musical production; by Veneno para las hadas.‎

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English : Ethel: voice, synths, live mix; Radikalibre: Guitar, synths, live mix, musical production; by Veneno para las hadas.

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Artist's speculative impression of a Hot Jupiter, a type of extrasolar planet discovered with the Hubble Space Telescope. The planet, comparable in mass to Jupiter, is so close to its red dwarf star that it completes an orbit in 10.5 hours. The planet is only 750,000 miles (about 1.207 million kilometres) from the star, 1/130th the distance between Earth and the Sun.

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English : Artist's speculative impression of a Hot Jupiter, a type of extrasolar planet discovered with the Hubble Space Telescope. The planet, comparable in mass to Jupiter, is so close to its red dwarf star that it completes an orbit in 10.5 hours. The planet is only 750,000 miles (about 1.207 million kilometres) from the star, 1/130th the distance between Earth and the Sun.

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The damselfly Platycnemis pennipes washing itself.‎

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English : The damselfly Platycnemis pennipes washing itself.

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A reflection on sand and water.

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Soviet Toys, a Russian political stop motion film of 1924 by Dziga Vertov, considered to be Soviet Union's oldest animated film.‎

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English : Soviet Toys, a Russian political stop motion film of 1924 by Dziga Vertov, considered to be Soviet Union's oldest animated film.

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The Remake of Tears of Steel by CASIA. Thanks to the Blender software and the open source project Mango!‎

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English : The Remake of Tears of Steel by CASIA. Thanks to the Blender software and the open source project Mango!

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Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, England.

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English : Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, England.

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Original film sound track of Bandhan, a 1940 Indian Bollywood film directed by N. R. Acharya.‎

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English : Original film sound track of Bandhan, a 1940 Indian Bollywood film directed by N. R. Acharya.

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Ceiling fresco of the Marble Hall at Seitenstetten Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1735): The Harmony between Religion and Science

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English : Ceiling fresco of the Marble Hall at Seitenstetten Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1735): The Harmony between Religion and Science

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Gaspé/Percé Aerial Scenery, Quebec, Canada.‎

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English : Gaspé/Percé Aerial Scenery, Quebec, Canada.