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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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Wire-tailed swallow, Hirundo smithii, feeding the offspring.

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Yawning kitten at Kuban.‎

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English : Yawning kitten at Kuban.

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Phacelia tanacetifolia in Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Phacelia tanacetifolia in Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The downhill skiing on the mountain Grintovec Kamnik–Savinja Alps, Slovenia, May 2014.‎

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English : The downhill skiing on the mountain Grintovec Kamnik–Savinja Alps, Slovenia, May 2014.

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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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Timelapse video of the 3D printing of the hyperboloid.‎

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English : Timelapse video of the 3D printing of the hyperboloid.

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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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Video of the Niagara Falls from the boat, May 2006.‎

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English : Video of the Niagara Falls from the boat, May 2006.

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Panoramic view of Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Aerial video of the Antonivski bridge in the city of Kherson, southern Ukraine September 2017.‎

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English : Aerial video of the Antonivski bridge in the city of Kherson, southern Ukraine September 2017.

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HMS Belfast (C35) ship on the River Thames and Tower Bridge in London before sunrise

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English : HMS Belfast (C35) ship on the River Thames and Tower Bridge in London before sunrise

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Aerial video of Troldhaugen, the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's home, now the composer's museum wiht the concerthall Troldsalen, Norway, June 2017.‎

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English : Aerial video of Troldhaugen, the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's home, now the composer's museum wiht the concerthall Troldsalen, Norway, June 2017.

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Großhadern is a Munich U-Bahn station on the U6, opened in 1993.

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English : Großhadern is a Munich U-Bahn station on the U6, opened in 1993.

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Scandlines - hybrid ferries, ships Berlin and Copenhagen on the Baltic Sea.‎

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English : Scandlines - hybrid ferries, ships Berlin and Copenhagen on the Baltic Sea.

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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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Accelerated video of the caterpillar of butterfly Papilio machaon eating the green leaves.‎

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English : Accelerated video of the caterpillar of butterfly Papilio machaon eating the green leaves.

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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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Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat is a 1941 American cartoon directed by Walter Lantz.‎

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English : Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat is a 1941 American cartoon directed by Walter Lantz.

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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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Some European high-speed trains: French TGV (Reseau, PBA, PBKA, TMST (Eurostar)), German ICE 3 and Dutch V250 «Albatros»

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English : Some European high-speed trains: French TGV (Reseau, PBA, PBKA, TMST (Eurostar)), German ICE 3 and Dutch V250 «Albatros»

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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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Popping pod (Ruellia tuberosa) cracks in water with a popping sound.‎

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English : Popping pod (Ruellia tuberosa) cracks in water with a popping sound.

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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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A Story of Tobacco is a 1926 Japanese short cartoon by Noburō Ōfuji.‎

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English : A Story of Tobacco is a 1926 Japanese short cartoon by Noburō Ōfuji.

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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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The high-speed rail trains Shinkansen (series E2, E3, E4, E5, E6 and H5) in Japan, 2010-2016.‎

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English : The high-speed rail trains Shinkansen (series E2, E3, E4, E5, E6 and H5) in Japan, 2010-2016.

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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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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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Barbed wire of a fence, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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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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Inside the Agra Fort, India

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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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The Insects' Christmas is a 1913 Russian short animated film directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz.‎

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English : The Insects' Christmas is a 1913 Russian short animated film directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz.

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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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An aerial recording, taken using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3 drone, of Swiss Camp, Greenland.‎

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English : An aerial recording, taken using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3 drone, of Swiss Camp, Greenland.

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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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30% of very poor children live in India:Unicef. Let's dedicate this Christmas🎄 to those un noticed future of India.‎

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English : 30% of very poor children live in India:Unicef. Let's dedicate this Christmas🎄 to those un noticed future of India.

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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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2 x Saab JAS-39 Gripen and 2 x Aero L-159 of the Czech Air Force, based at AFB Čáslav, inflight.

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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.

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Fireworks in the Sea Port of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

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