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Buldern manor at christmas time, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Buldern manor at christmas time, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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What is STD? This World AIDS Day lets raise awareness about it!.‎

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English : What is STD? This World AIDS Day lets raise awareness about it!.

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"Umschreibung" is an art installation by Olafur Eliasson in Munich. Here the spiral stairs are seen from below at night.

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English : "Umschreibung" is an art installation by Olafur Eliasson in Munich. Here the spiral stairs are seen from below at night.

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View of a path and the 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 a path and the 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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Orthetrum luzonicum, Tricolored Marsh Hawk, is a medium sized dragonfly with blue, yellow and brown markings. This is a juvenile male.

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English : Orthetrum luzonicum, Tricolored Marsh Hawk, is a medium sized dragonfly with blue, yellow and brown markings. This is a juvenile male.

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X-ray crystallography is a tool used for identifying the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal. The movement of the machine during 80 second scan can give different view on how relatively slow scientific measurements can look frozen in time by shutter speed of 90 seconds.

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English : X-ray crystallography is a tool used for identifying the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal. The movement of the machine during 80 second scan can give different view on how relatively slow scientific measurements can look frozen in time by shutter speed of 90 seconds.

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Night view of Berlin Hauptbahnhof (English: Berlin Central Station), main railway station in Berlin, Germany. The station came into full operation in May 2006 and is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, which was opened in 1871 as the terminus of the railway linking Berlin with Lehrte (location near Hanover), which later became Germany's most important east-west main line. In 1987, it was extensively renovated to commemorate Berlin's 750th anniversary, and again in 2006 to its current appearance.

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English : Night view of Berlin Hauptbahnhof (English: Berlin Central Station), main railway station in Berlin, Germany. The station came into full operation in May 2006 and is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, which was opened in 1871 as the terminus of the railway linking Berlin with Lehrte (location near Hanover), which later became Germany's most important east-west main line. In 1987, it was extensively renovated to commemorate Berlin's 750th anniversary, and again in 2006 to its current appearance.

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) on Lake Baringo, Kenya. To celebrate Jamhuri Day which marks Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December 1964.

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English : Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) on Lake Baringo, Kenya. To celebrate Jamhuri Day which marks Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December 1964.

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Two Soviet MiG-29 aircraft en route to an air show in British Columbia, Canada, are intercepted by F-15 Eagle aircraft of the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, USA.

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English : Two Soviet MiG-29 aircraft en route to an air show in British Columbia, Canada, are intercepted by F-15 Eagle aircraft of the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, USA.

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First sunbeams sweep over a winter landscape. Path between Put van Nederhorst and Langweerderwielen. Location, Langweerderwielen (Langwarder Wielen) and surroundings, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, Netherlands.

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English : First sunbeams sweep over a winter landscape. Path between Put van Nederhorst and Langweerderwielen. Location, Langweerderwielen (Langwarder Wielen) and surroundings, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, Netherlands.

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Fog and frost on the Lysekil railway at Gåseberg in Lysekil Municipality, Sweden. The railway was inaugurated in 1913 and is still in use.

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English : Fog and frost on the Lysekil railway at Gåseberg in Lysekil Municipality, Sweden. The railway was inaugurated in 1913 and is still in use.

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Zedelnig mountain (2,330 metres (7,640 ft)) and alpine pasture Jamnigalm in the Tauern Valley near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia

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English : Zedelnig mountain (2,330 metres (7,640 ft)) and alpine pasture Jamnigalm in the Tauern Valley near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis), Bryce Canyon, Utah (USA).

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English : Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis), Bryce Canyon, Utah (USA).

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Main reredos of the Chapel of the Rosary in St Domingo church in the Historic Center of Quito, Ecuador. The catholic temple was constructed between 1540 and 1688 following the plans of architect Francisco Becerra. The baroque chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, is the most featurable in the church and was painted by priest Pedro Bedón at the beginning of the 17th century.

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English : Main reredos of the Chapel of the Rosary in St Domingo church in the Historic Center of Quito, Ecuador. The catholic temple was constructed between 1540 and 1688 following the plans of architect Francisco Becerra. The baroque chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, is the most featurable in the church and was painted by priest Pedro Bedón at the beginning of the 17th century.

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Sand lizard female (Lacerta agilis). Ukraine

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Sunbathing fringe-fingered lizard (Acanthodactylus schmidti) in the desert near Dubai, United Arab Emirates‎

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English : Sunbathing fringe-fingered lizard (Acanthodactylus schmidti) in the desert near Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Aurora australis dancing over an LED illuminated igloo giving a blue tinge to the color of snow.

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Sculpture “Zwei Pferde für Münster” (Stephan Huber, 2002) at the LVM building, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The second horse is inside the building and in the background from this angle.

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English : Sculpture “Zwei Pferde für Münster” (Stephan Huber, 2002) at the LVM building, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The second horse is inside the building and in the background from this angle.

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Union Square, San Francisco is a public plaza. Here, it is decorated for Christmas with a skating rink and a Christmas tree. This view is from the public rooftop terrace at the flagship store of Macy's West.

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English : Union Square, San Francisco is a public plaza. Here, it is decorated for Christmas with a skating rink and a Christmas tree. This view is from the public rooftop terrace at the flagship store of Macy's West.

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Nativity of Christ at the winged altar of the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (Master of the Kefermarkt Altarpiece), around 1497.

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English : Nativity of Christ at the winged altar of the parish- and pilgrimage church Kefermarkt, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (Master of the Kefermarkt Altarpiece), around 1497.

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Cablecar type Funifor Arabba Porta Vescovo in Italy

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A snowboarder Sergey Lapushkin at Slopestyle LG/FIS World Cup 2012, Stoneham ski resort, Quebec, Canada.

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Rotring S0214750 bow compass with Rapidograph 0.5 mm technical pen drawing 1.5–15 mm diameter circles

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A juvenile green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus) from The Gambia. Tomorrow sees the end of the Year of the Monkey. The next one is in 2028.

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English : A juvenile green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus) from The Gambia. Tomorrow sees the end of the Year of the Monkey. The next one is in 2028.

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