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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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Silent film from 1901 year What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City from production of company Edison Studios, director Edwin S. Porter.‎

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English : Silent film from 1901 year What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City from production of company Edison Studios, director Edwin S. Porter.

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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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Short video from 2010 year about the bike riding along the Great Wall of China.‎

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English : Short video from 2010 year about the bike riding along the Great Wall of China.

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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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Video from Theyyam - popular, thousand-year-old traditions ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, year 2017.‎

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English : Video from Theyyam - popular, thousand-year-old traditions ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, year 2017.

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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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Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.‎

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English : Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.

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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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Woodchopping competition (standing block cut), agricultural show Ekka, Brisbane, Australia 2015.‎

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English : Woodchopping competition (standing block cut), agricultural show Ekka, Brisbane, Australia 2015.

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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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Demonstration of a tram Alstom Citadis 302 in Moscow. Tram rides on a circle track around the Bauman tram depot.‎

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English : Demonstration of a tram Alstom Citadis 302 in Moscow. Tram rides on a circle track around the Bauman tram depot.

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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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A male (bright yellow) and a female (olive yellow) birds of the species Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis) are building nests on a tree in the suburb of Goodwood, Cape Town, RSA.‎

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English : A male (bright yellow) and a female (olive yellow) birds of the species Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis) are building nests on a tree in the suburb of Goodwood, Cape Town, RSA.

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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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Little bird Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), looking at the camera.‎

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English : Little bird Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), looking at the camera.

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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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Experiments with the plants growing on International Space Station in condition of weightlessness.‎

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English : Experiments with the plants growing on International Space Station in condition of weightlessness.

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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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Small avalanche on mountain Mont Blanc, France 2013.‎

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English : Small avalanche on mountain Mont Blanc, France 2013.

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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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I'm a Cow Video, written and performed by Eric Keyes band "Riddle Me This".‎

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English : I'm a Cow Video, written and performed by Eric Keyes band "Riddle Me This".

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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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A female great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) on a tree in Sofia, Bulgaria on 8th February 2017.‎

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English : A female great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) on a tree in Sofia, Bulgaria on 8th February 2017.

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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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Theodor Bastard - Selva
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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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Video from research of Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories USA in 1947 year including scenes of seat ejection; effects of weightlessness on cats and pigeons; test in water tank, on centrifuge, in heat chamber and on complex coordinator. Also shows scenes of vertical deceleration tower, vertical accelerator, equilibrium chair and vibration platform.‎

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English : Video from research of Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories USA in 1947 year including scenes of seat ejection; effects of weightlessness on cats and pigeons; test in water tank, on centrifuge, in heat chamber and on complex coordinator. Also shows scenes of vertical deceleration tower, vertical accelerator, equilibrium chair and vibration platform.

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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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Video from XXVI International festival of masquerade games "Surva 2017", Pernik, Bulgaria, January 2017.‎

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English : Video from XXVI International festival of masquerade games "Surva 2017", Pernik, Bulgaria, January 2017.

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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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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker refuels 3 supersonic F-16 Thunderbirds on their way to Super Bowl LI, February 2017.‎

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English : Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker refuels 3 supersonic F-16 Thunderbirds on their way to Super Bowl LI, February 2017.

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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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Newsreels showing some moments of winter in the Netherlands in 1950 year.‎

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English : Newsreels showing some moments of winter in the Netherlands in 1950 year.

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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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Video of ruins of Jumièges Abbey in Normandy, France, taken by a quadcopter, 2017 year.‎

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English : Video of ruins of Jumièges Abbey in Normandy, France, taken by a quadcopter, 2017 year.

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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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Vacha is a resource organisation of Mumbai, which runs several centres for girls and women in the bastis (slums) of Santacruz and adjacent areas. Video tells the story of how some girls are breaking the rules that forbid them from playing so-called boys' games in open spaces in India.‎

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English : Vacha is a resource organisation of Mumbai, which runs several centres for girls and women in the bastis (slums) of Santacruz and adjacent areas. Video tells the story of how some girls are breaking the rules that forbid them from playing so-called boys' games in open spaces in India.

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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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Video taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams. He used an Ultra High Definition video camera that he pointed at the planet 250 miles below; he talks about the beauty of the planet, the variety of things to see, and the value of sharing that perspective with everyone who can’t go to orbit personally.‎

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English : Video taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams. He used an Ultra High Definition video camera that he pointed at the planet 250 miles below; he talks about the beauty of the planet, the variety of things to see, and the value of sharing that perspective with everyone who can’t go to orbit personally.

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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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Trifot, a sculpture by David Černý, Prague-Nové Butovice, Czech Republic, instaled in 2016.‎

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English : Trifot, a sculpture by David Černý, Prague-Nové Butovice, Czech Republic, instaled in 2016.

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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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Crustaceans Triops australiensis (shield shrimps) in aquarium.‎

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English : Crustaceans Triops australiensis (shield shrimps) in aquarium.

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Silent short comedy film from 1903 year The messenger boy's mistake from production of company Edison Studios.‎

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English : Silent short comedy film from 1903 year The messenger boy's mistake from production of company Edison Studios.

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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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Skibob race HILLSTRIKE CUP 2017 in Soriška Planina Ski Resort, Slovenia.‎

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English : Skibob race HILLSTRIKE CUP 2017 in Soriška Planina Ski Resort, Slovenia.

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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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Timelapse video of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) growth - filmed during period of 4 days.‎

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English : Timelapse video of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) growth - filmed during period of 4 days.