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Panoramic view of the ancient Naqsh-e Rustam necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran. The site includes rock reliefs of Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, 4 tombs of Achaemenid kings and a Cube of Zoroaster (far left). The reliefs are the oldest elements (the oldest one from 1000 BC) of Elamite origin. The tombs were carved out of the rock and belong (left to right) to Darius II (c. 423-404 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465-424 BC), Darius I (c. 522-486 BC) and Xerxes I (c. 486-465 BC). The Cube of Zoroaster belongs to the Achaemenid era (5th century BC) and its purpose is still unclear.

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English : Panoramic view of the ancient Naqsh-e Rustam necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran. The site includes rock reliefs of Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, 4 tombs of Achaemenid kings and a Cube of Zoroaster (far left). The reliefs are the oldest elements (the oldest one from 1000 BC) of Elamite origin. The tombs were carved out of the rock and belong (left to right) to Darius II (c. 423-404 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465-424 BC), Darius I (c. 522-486 BC) and Xerxes I (c. 486-465 BC). The Cube of Zoroaster belongs to the Achaemenid era (5th century BC) and its purpose is still unclear.

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Dark Small-branded Swift (Pelopidas mathias) on marigold (Tagetes).‎

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English : Dark Small-branded Swift (Pelopidas mathias) on marigold (Tagetes).

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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Essen, Germany, escalator to former coal washing plant.

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English : Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Essen, Germany, escalator to former coal washing plant.

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Laborer's Love is a 1922 silent Chinese film by Zhang Shichuan.‎

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English : Laborer's Love is a 1922 silent Chinese film by Zhang Shichuan.

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Entrance to building on Sonnenstraße 15, Munich.

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English : Entrance to building on Sonnenstraße 15, Munich.

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The making of pootharekulu, an Indian sweet.‎

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English : The making of pootharekulu, an Indian sweet.

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Melanitis leda, Common Evening Brown, is a species of butterfly found flying at dusk. This is wet season form.

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English : Melanitis leda, Common Evening Brown, is a species of butterfly found flying at dusk. This is wet season form.

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Theatrical trailer for Ninotchka, a 1939 film by Ernst Lubitsch starring Greta Garbo.‎

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English : Theatrical trailer for Ninotchka, a 1939 film by Ernst Lubitsch starring Greta Garbo.

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Fountain in the Old City of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

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English : Fountain in the Old City of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

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Dating Do's and Don'ts is a 1949 instructional film designed for American high schools, to teach adolescents basic dating skills.‎

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English : Dating Do's and Don'ts is a 1949 instructional film designed for American high schools, to teach adolescents basic dating skills.

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Steel monument of a biking couple on a Harley-Davidson Fat Bob at a roundabout on Rosental Strasse in Faak am See, market town Finkenstein on the Lake Faak, district Villach Land, Carinthia, Austria, EU

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English : Steel monument of a biking couple on a Harley-Davidson Fat Bob at a roundabout on Rosental Strasse in Faak am See, market town Finkenstein on the Lake Faak, district Villach Land, Carinthia, Austria, EU

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English : A carding machine at the Mueller Cloth Mill.

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View of three peaks of the Chuya Alps in the Altai Mountains. Altai Republic, Russia.

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English : View of three peaks of the Chuya Alps in the Altai Mountains. Altai Republic, Russia.

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Explanatory video on the engineering of the Drinking bird.‎

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English : Explanatory video on the engineering of the Drinking bird.

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International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights.

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English : International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights.

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Surviving fragment from The Mechanical Man, a 1921 Italian science-fiction film.‎

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English : Surviving fragment from The Mechanical Man, a 1921 Italian science-fiction film.

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A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III T-1 flies over Owens Valley to Edwards Air Force Base, California, after 208 days of life-extension modifications in San Antonio, Texas. The T-1 is the first Air Force C-17 built to perform developmental testing.

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English : A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III T-1 flies over Owens Valley to Edwards Air Force Base, California, after 208 days of life-extension modifications in San Antonio, Texas. The T-1 is the first Air Force C-17 built to perform developmental testing.

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A traditional folk dance from Bhutan.‎

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English : A traditional folk dance from Bhutan.

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The video about an immediate response around the Constitutional Court of Korea on impeachment decision of the Constitutional Court of Korea in March 10, 2017.‎

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English : The video about an immediate response around the Constitutional Court of Korea on impeachment decision of the Constitutional Court of Korea in March 10, 2017.

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Ruined armenian church inside Lori Berd (Lori Fortress), a 11th-century fortress located in the Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065.

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English : Ruined armenian church inside Lori Berd (Lori Fortress), a 11th-century fortress located in the Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065.

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The Terror of Tiny Town is a 1938 American musical Western with an all-midget cast.‎

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English : The Terror of Tiny Town is a 1938 American musical Western with an all-midget cast.

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Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.

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English : Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.

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Pope Francis in his papamobile. Lima, January 2018.‎

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English : Pope Francis in his papamobile. Lima, January 2018.

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RhB Ge 4/4 III with a Regio Express train from St. Moritz to Chur on the Landwasser Viaduct. The locomotive carries advertisement for the UNESCO world heritage Albula and Bernina lines. The stylized viaduct pictured on the locomotive is the very same that it is currently passing over. Also note the two first coaches of a train have panoramic windows. This type of panoramic coach is normally used on the Bernina line, but because there's less traffic on that line during winter the coaches are used on other parts of the network.

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English : RhB Ge 4/4 III with a Regio Express train from St. Moritz to Chur on the Landwasser Viaduct. The locomotive carries advertisement for the UNESCO world heritage Albula and Bernina lines. The stylized viaduct pictured on the locomotive is the very same that it is currently passing over. Also note the two first coaches of a train have panoramic windows. This type of panoramic coach is normally used on the Bernina line, but because there's less traffic on that line during winter the coaches are used on other parts of the network.

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Aerial recording of trains crossing the Landwasser Viaduct (1050 m, Schmitten/Filisur, Grisons, Switzerland). There are electric locomotive Ge 4/4 III № 652 with the Glacier Express train and electric multiple unit ABe 8/12 № 3515 with an Alvra train‎

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English : Aerial recording of trains crossing the Landwasser Viaduct (1050 m, Schmitten/Filisur, Grisons, Switzerland). There are electric locomotive Ge 4/4 III № 652 with the Glacier Express train and electric multiple unit ABe 8/12 № 3515 with an Alvra train

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Fractal forms on the coverside of a microwaved DVD

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English : Fractal forms on the coverside of a microwaved DVD

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The Trust or the Battles for Money is a 1911 French silent short by Louis Feuillade with René Navarre.‎

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English : The Trust or the Battles for Money is a 1911 French silent short by Louis Feuillade with René Navarre.

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Entrance hall of Kammergericht (higher regional court) in Berlin-Schöneberg.

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English : Entrance hall of Kammergericht (higher regional court) in Berlin-Schöneberg.

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I'm a Yiddish Cowboy is a typical Tin Pan Alley song recorded in 1908 by Edward Meeker for Edison Records.‎

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English : I'm a Yiddish Cowboy is a typical Tin Pan Alley song recorded in 1908 by Edward Meeker for Edison Records.

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Nawal Al Zoghbi sings Meen Habibi Ana in concert in Kuweit in 1997.‎

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English : Nawal Al Zoghbi sings Meen Habibi Ana in concert in Kuweit in 1997.

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Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings still conserved by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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English : Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings still conserved by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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60 years ago today, the Vanguard 1 satellite was launched. Although communication with it was lost in 1964, it remains the oldest manmade object still in orbit.‎

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English : 60 years ago today, the Vanguard 1 satellite was launched. Although communication with it was lost in 1964, it remains the oldest manmade object still in orbit.

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Hand with 'power stone' bracelets made of gemstones, holding a box with smoking incense.

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English : Hand with 'power stone' bracelets made of gemstones, holding a box with smoking incense.

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European Southern Observatory's contributions to the discovery of exoplanets.‎

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English : European Southern Observatory's contributions to the discovery of exoplanets.

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The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

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English : The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

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British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who died ten years ago today, talks about the future importance of home computers and networking in this 1974 interview for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.‎

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English : British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who died ten years ago today, talks about the future importance of home computers and networking in this 1974 interview for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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An automobile with 2 men and 2 children in Paris, France, 1910.

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English : An automobile with 2 men and 2 children in Paris, France, 1910.

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Bear fishing for salmon at Crescent Lake in Alaska.‎

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English : Bear fishing for salmon at Crescent Lake in Alaska.

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The Wicked Darling is a 1919 silent American film by Tod Browning with Lon Chaney and Priscilla Dean.‎

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English : The Wicked Darling is a 1919 silent American film by Tod Browning with Lon Chaney and Priscilla Dean.

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World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue. This image shows light reflections on the water surface of Lake Stappitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia.

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English : World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue. This image shows light reflections on the water surface of Lake Stappitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia.

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The Original Movie (1922) is a short silent animated film by Tony Sarg.‎

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English : The Original Movie (1922) is a short silent animated film by Tony Sarg.

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A Meteor-type hydrofoil on a floating dockyard at the Volga in Kazan, Russia.

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English : A Meteor-type hydrofoil on a floating dockyard at the Volga in Kazan, Russia.

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A Trip through Japan with the YWCA is a 1919 documentary film on Japan by Benjamin Brodsky.‎

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English : A Trip through Japan with the YWCA is a 1919 documentary film on Japan by Benjamin Brodsky.

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Panoramic view of the city of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the Narikala fortress.

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English : Panoramic view of the city of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the Narikala fortress.

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A timelapse video, sped up by about 500% to be 30 seconds long, of Dallas, Texas during Earth hour in 2009. Earth hour occurs every year between 20:30 to 21:30 local time towards the end of March, and this day is today. During Earth hour, people are encouraged to turn off lights for one hour to reduce electricity use.‎

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English : A timelapse video, sped up by about 500% to be 30 seconds long, of Dallas, Texas during Earth hour in 2009. Earth hour occurs every year between 20:30 to 21:30 local time towards the end of March, and this day is today. During Earth hour, people are encouraged to turn off lights for one hour to reduce electricity use.

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English : A diver is playing with a Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezii) in Nassau, Bahamas.

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The western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge at night.

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Illustration of the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft. Also shows line drawing of launch vehicles (Saturn V, Titan II and Atlas-D) to show their relative size to each other and the position of the spacecraft at launch (highlighted at top).

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English : Illustration of the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft. Also shows line drawing of launch vehicles (Saturn V, Titan II and Atlas-D) to show their relative size to each other and the position of the spacecraft at launch (highlighted at top).

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Those Awful Hats is a 1909 silent short comedy film directed by D.W. Griffith with Mack Sennett and Flora Finch.‎

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English : Those Awful Hats is a 1909 silent short comedy film directed by D.W. Griffith with Mack Sennett and Flora Finch.

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The main office complex of the ADAC (General German Automobile Club) in Munich was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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English : The main office complex of the ADAC (General German Automobile Club) in Munich was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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Et selskab af danske kunstnere i Rom painted by Constantin Hansen in 1837. A group of Danish artists in Rome. Lying on the floor is the architect Gottlieb Bindesbøll. From left to right: Constantin Hansen, Martinus Rørbye, Wilhelm Marstrand, Albert Küchler, Ditlev Blunck and Jørgen V. Sonne.

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English : Et selskab af danske kunstnere i Rom painted by Constantin Hansen in 1837. A group of Danish artists in Rome. Lying on the floor is the architect Gottlieb Bindesbøll. From left to right: Constantin Hansen, Martinus Rørbye, Wilhelm Marstrand, Albert Küchler, Ditlev Blunck and Jørgen V. Sonne.

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Jam Session is a 1942 short film, directed by Josef Berne, which shows Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing C Jam Blues.‎

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English : Jam Session is a 1942 short film, directed by Josef Berne, which shows Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing C Jam Blues.

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Winged altar at the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. View with closed inner wings, showing the passion and resurrection of Christ. Anonymous master, 1480.

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English : Winged altar at the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. View with closed inner wings, showing the passion and resurrection of Christ. Anonymous master, 1480.

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English : Ginger toffee making in Ghana.

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Panoramic view from Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge with the Kremlin to the right. Moscow, Russia.

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English : Panoramic view from Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge with the Kremlin to the right. Moscow, Russia.

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Urashima Tarō is a 1931 Japanese animated film by Manzō Miyashita.‎

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English : Urashima Tarō is a 1931 Japanese animated film by Manzō Miyashita.