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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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Preparation of Cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes.‎

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English : Preparation of Cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes.

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Video of small tourist boats on the Vltava River, looking from the Legion Bridge to the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle direction in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017.‎

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English : Video of small tourist boats on the Vltava River, looking from the Legion Bridge to the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle direction in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017.

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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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Courtship behavior of Junonia orithya displayed in a small wadi near Showka, Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.‎

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English : Courtship behavior of Junonia orithya displayed in a small wadi near Showka, Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.

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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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Video of the sea bottom of the Red Sea from a boat of company United Submarines.‎

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English : Video of the sea bottom of the Red Sea from a boat of company United Submarines.

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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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The transit of International Space Station over the Sun with speed roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.‎

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English : The transit of International Space Station over the Sun with speed roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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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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Waves lapping at the edge of the lake at Wollaton Park.‎

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English : Waves lapping at the edge of the lake at Wollaton Park.

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This video explains why the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded exactly a year ago today.‎

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English : This video explains why the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded exactly a year ago today.

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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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The launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on 29 September 2013 with Canadian satelite CASSIOPE from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.‎

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English : The launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on 29 September 2013 with Canadian satelite CASSIOPE from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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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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Evolution of light and its dispersion on dust released after explosion of the variable star V838 Monocerotis in the year 2002 observed by Hubble Space Telescope until the year 2006.‎

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English : Evolution of light and its dispersion on dust released after explosion of the variable star V838 Monocerotis in the year 2002 observed by Hubble Space Telescope until the year 2006.

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Orange Daylily, possibly a garden hybrid cultivar, Ukraine

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The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) on pasture in Slovakia 2014.‎

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English : The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) on pasture in Slovakia 2014.

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

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Paragliding tandem flight in Slovenia, 2016.‎

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Garden Pavilion in the park of Melk Abbey, Lower Austria

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Lettering guides for technical drawings.

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The Dutch Newsreels from 1973 year - the International bakery exhibition in Rotterdam, with different bread making and baking machines.‎

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English : The Dutch Newsreels from 1973 year - the International bakery exhibition in Rotterdam, with different bread making and baking machines.

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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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Timelapse video of nightfall over Munich, Germany from Olympiaturm, including the BMW building and the Allianz Arena.‎

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English : Timelapse video of nightfall over Munich, Germany from Olympiaturm, including the BMW building and the Allianz Arena.

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

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Video of 110 m hurdle male on athletic meeting Athletissima 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland.‎

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English : Video of 110 m hurdle male on athletic meeting Athletissima 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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

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The art of the cars decoration by painting.‎

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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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French silent short film showing a high society marriage where Marcel Proust appears on the right at 0:36 min from the start.‎

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English : French silent short film showing a high society marriage where Marcel Proust appears on the right at 0:36 min from the start.

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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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Video from the forest aerial firefighting in Oregon, United States, 2016.‎

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The Red Square in Moscow during night, Russia, 2009.‎

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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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Soldiers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 (United States Navy) rescuing victims of catastrofic floods after Hurricane Harvey, United States, August 2017.‎

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English : Soldiers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 (United States Navy) rescuing victims of catastrofic floods after Hurricane Harvey, United States, August 2017.

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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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The festive lunch in traditional Iranian family, eating and having fun all together.‎

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English : The festive lunch in traditional Iranian family, eating and having fun all together.

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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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Dutch Newsreels from the year 1965 - the 50th AutoRAI (Amsterdam International Motor Show) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.‎

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English : Dutch Newsreels from the year 1965 - the 50th AutoRAI (Amsterdam International Motor Show) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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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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The butterfly Ypthima baldus in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 24 July 2016.‎

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English : The butterfly Ypthima baldus in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 24 July 2016.

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

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The blacksmith producing some tool by his hands in Acampamento Farroupilha, Parque da Harmonia, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2015.‎

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English : The blacksmith producing some tool by his hands in Acampamento Farroupilha, Parque da Harmonia, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2015.

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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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Passanger ship MS Gabriella (Viking Line) passing the Kustaanmiekka strait near the fortress Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, 2015.‎

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English : Passanger ship MS Gabriella (Viking Line) passing the Kustaanmiekka strait near the fortress Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, 2015.

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

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Orange tabby cat grooming and purring itself.‎

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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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Video from the ancient Maya city Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.‎

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English : Video from the ancient Maya city Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.