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Chapel at the cloister in the abbey, Heiligengrabe Monastery, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Chapel at the cloister in the abbey, Heiligengrabe Monastery, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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Clumsy wagon is a mathematical game, a puzzle that has as its core a mathematical problem that seeks to verify if it is possible for a wagon with only two points of contant to pass through a winding rail object. Video is part of the Matemateca (IME/USP) collection.‎

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English : Clumsy wagon is a mathematical game, a puzzle that has as its core a mathematical problem that seeks to verify if it is possible for a wagon with only two points of contant to pass through a winding rail object. Video is part of the Matemateca (IME/USP) collection.

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The process of reserve canopy opening while the main one is still working. This time it happens ok.
1. At about 100 m. reserve canopy suddenly unpacks and opens
2. Skydiver decides not to cutaway the main canopy, because of too low altitude. Reserve canopy goes forward and strikes the main canopy.
3. Skydiver fights for main canopy. Main and reserve canopies take position biplane (one of two possible positions when both canopies can work)

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English : The process of reserve canopy opening while the main one is still working. This time it happens ok.

1. At about 100 m. reserve canopy suddenly unpacks and opens
2. Skydiver decides not to cutaway the main canopy, because of too low altitude. Reserve canopy goes forward and strikes the main canopy.

3. Skydiver fights for main canopy. Main and reserve canopies take position biplane (one of two possible positions when both canopies can work)

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The danfo share taxi and molue minibuses are iconic of transport in Lagos, Nigeria. Meet Nigeria's minibus conductor with only one leg.‎

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English : The danfo share taxi and molue minibuses are iconic of transport in Lagos, Nigeria. Meet Nigeria's minibus conductor with only one leg.

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View of one of the domes of the Kushak located in the center of Fin Garden, city of Kashan, Iran. The site, a historical Persian garden, was completed in 1590 and is the oldest garden in Iran. Its bath was the scene of the murder of Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor.

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English : View of one of the domes of the Kushak located in the center of Fin Garden, city of Kashan, Iran. The site, a historical Persian garden, was completed in 1590 and is the oldest garden in Iran. Its bath was the scene of the murder of Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor.

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Though Ljubljana can not compete with other European capitals in size, it boasts a unique charm, wonderful architecture and beautiful parks. What better way to capture its rhythm than with the time-lapse photography technique.‎

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English : Though Ljubljana can not compete with other European capitals in size, it boasts a unique charm, wonderful architecture and beautiful parks. What better way to capture its rhythm than with the time-lapse photography technique.

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Four pears: green Bartlett (Williams), D'Anjou, Forelle, and red Bartlett (Williams)

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English : Four pears: green Bartlett (Williams), D'Anjou, Forelle, and red Bartlett (Williams)

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Night sky in Nevada, time-lapse video.‎

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English : Night sky in Nevada, time-lapse video.

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North wing of the cloister at Zwettl Abbey, Lower Austria

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Documentary from January 2016 introduces in-depth interviews with volunteers in the community of Wikimedia Argentina.‎

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English : Documentary from January 2016 introduces in-depth interviews with volunteers in the community of Wikimedia Argentina.

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A Rufous-tailed flycatcher (Myiarchus validus) in Jamaica. Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.

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English : A Rufous-tailed flycatcher (Myiarchus validus) in Jamaica. Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.

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Analysis of the predicted Andromeda–Milky Way collision.‎

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English : Analysis of the predicted Andromeda–Milky Way collision.

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Nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the beginning of flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the beginning of flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Explorer 6 was an American satellite launched on August 7, 1959. It transmitted the first pictures of Earth from orbit and stayed in orbit until July 1, 1961.‎

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English : Explorer 6 was an American satellite launched on August 7, 1959. It transmitted the first pictures of Earth from orbit and stayed in orbit until July 1, 1961.

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An Airbus Helicopters AS355F1 Twin Squirrel helicopter in Scotland, with Buachaille Etive Mòr in the background.

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Night sky in Belfort, time-lapse video.‎

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Usain Bolt (Jamaica) during the 100 m heat of the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.

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English : Usain Bolt (Jamaica) during the 100 m heat of the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.

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Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia.‎

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English : Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia.

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Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte.

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English : Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte.

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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Suez Canal.‎

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English : The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Suez Canal.

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Eligma narcissus is a moth in the Nolidae family.

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Toyota Land Cruiser at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. During the winter, the Salar de Uyuni is mostly dry but a small patch close to the city of Uyuni remains covered with water. This photo was taken at sunrise time.

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English : Toyota Land Cruiser at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. During the winter, the Salar de Uyuni is mostly dry but a small patch close to the city of Uyuni remains covered with water. This photo was taken at sunrise time.

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Ruin of the former Carmelite Church in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus.

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English : Ruin of the former Carmelite Church in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus.

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Artist working on a graffiti mural as part of the Meeting of Styles 2015 event in the historic center of Mexico City.‎

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English : Artist working on a graffiti mural as part of the Meeting of Styles 2015 event in the historic center of Mexico City.

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Iconostasis in the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 km of Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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English : Iconostasis in the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 km of Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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Movietone News reporting Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal and both domestic and Western reactions on Suez Crisis.‎

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English : Movietone News reporting Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal and both domestic and Western reactions on Suez Crisis.

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With a rainbow serving as a backdrop in the sky, space shuttle Atlantis (foreground) sits on Launch Pad A and Endeavour on Launch Pad B in this September 2008 photograph. This was the first time since July 2001 that two shuttles were on the launch pads at the same time at the Kennedy Space Center.

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English : With a rainbow serving as a backdrop in the sky, space shuttle Atlantis (foreground) sits on Launch Pad A and Endeavour on Launch Pad B in this September 2008 photograph. This was the first time since July 2001 that two shuttles were on the launch pads at the same time at the Kennedy Space Center.

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New York 1911. Documentary travelogue of New York City by a team of cameramen with the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern. Museum of Modern Art's restoration of New York 1911 is derived from the original nitrate print of the film. Silent.‎

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English : New York 1911. Documentary travelogue of New York City by a team of cameramen with the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern. Museum of Modern Art's restoration of New York 1911 is derived from the original nitrate print of the film. Silent.

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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy.

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English : C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy.

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Gymnopédie No. 1, here performed by Kevin MacLeod, is the first of three Gymnopédies, piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie.‎

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English : Gymnopédie No. 1, here performed by Kevin MacLeod, is the first of three Gymnopédies, piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie.

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Edison phonograph playing Iola by the "Edison Military Band", August 1906.‎

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English : Edison phonograph playing Iola by the "Edison Military Band", August 1906.

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Rhapsody (ship, 1996), former name "Napoléon Bonaparte", moored in the harbor of Sète, Hérault, France

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The Internet in Cuba - A Story of Community Resilience presents some of the world's most unusual networks, as seen by a Cuban hacker

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English : The Internet in Cuba - A Story of Community Resilience presents some of the world's most unusual networks, as seen by a Cuban hacker

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Kalidasa lanata is a species of Hemiptera in the genus Kalidasa of the family Fulgoridae found in South India. Here it is enjoying the sap of Ailanthus triphysa.

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English : Kalidasa lanata is a species of Hemiptera in the genus Kalidasa of the family Fulgoridae found in South India. Here it is enjoying the sap of Ailanthus triphysa.

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The cremà is the act of setting fire to Falla monument made from materials such as cardboard and wood during the festivities of various locations of Valencia, Spain. These monuments are called fallas or bonfires. The Bonfires of Saint John are held in Alicante. The celebration ends with the burning of the monuments.‎

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English : The cremà is the act of setting fire to Falla monument made from materials such as cardboard and wood during the festivities of various locations of Valencia, Spain. These monuments are called fallas or bonfires. The Bonfires of Saint John are held in Alicante. The celebration ends with the burning of the monuments.

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The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon coorganized by Wikimedia Mexico was held at the UNAM Exhibition and Congress Center, in Mexico City, on September 24, 2015.‎

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English : The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon coorganized by Wikimedia Mexico was held at the UNAM Exhibition and Congress Center, in Mexico City, on September 24, 2015.

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Eruption of Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn"), a fountain geyser located in the geothermal area Haukadalur, southwest of Iceland.

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English : Eruption of Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn"), a fountain geyser located in the geothermal area Haukadalur, southwest of Iceland.

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The Hindenburgdamm is an 11 km-long causeway joining the North Frisian island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein. It was opened on 1 June 1927 and is exclusively a railway corridor. The Sylt Shuttle operated by DB AutoZug transports road vehicles on railway wagons over the Hindenburgdamm.

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English : The Hindenburgdamm is an 11 km-long causeway joining the North Frisian island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein. It was opened on 1 June 1927 and is exclusively a railway corridor. The Sylt Shuttle operated by DB AutoZug transports road vehicles on railway wagons over the Hindenburgdamm.

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Jean-Michel Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is an electronic music composer, performer, and record producer from Lyon, France.

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English : Jean-Michel Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is an electronic music composer, performer, and record producer from Lyon, France.

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Demonstrations against the announcement of the sentence of the "La Manada" case by Provincial Court of Navarre. April 2018, San Bernardo and Gran Vía streets, Madrid, Spain.‎

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English : Demonstrations against the announcement of the sentence of the "La Manada" case by Provincial Court of Navarre. April 2018, San Bernardo and Gran Vía streets, Madrid, Spain.

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Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Mexico are fostering the I Mentoring and Technical Support Regional Program in the context of the Wikimedia Iberocoop initiative. The pilot program took place at Wikimedia Argentina offices in January 2016.‎

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English : Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Mexico are fostering the I Mentoring and Technical Support Regional Program in the context of the Wikimedia Iberocoop initiative. The pilot program took place at Wikimedia Argentina offices in January 2016.

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Nymph of Kalidasa lanata. It will be black in early instar, and later changed to bright red as here.

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English : Nymph of Kalidasa lanata. It will be black in early instar, and later changed to bright red as here.

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2015 Video to explain shortages in Venezuela.‎

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English : 2015 Video to explain shortages in Venezuela.

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Avro Vulcan strategic bomber

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Construction of a simple electric homopolar motor. A neodymium disk magnet is attached to a ferromagnetic screw that is suspended (by magnetic attraction) to one end of an NiMh cell. A wire connects the other terminal of the battery to the edge of the magnet, completing the circuit.‎

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English : Construction of a simple electric homopolar motor. A neodymium disk magnet is attached to a ferromagnetic screw that is suspended (by magnetic attraction) to one end of an NiMh cell. A wire connects the other terminal of the battery to the edge of the magnet, completing the circuit.

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View of one of the six courtyards of the Abbāsi House, a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Iran. Built during the late 18th century, it is said to have been the property of a famous cleric.

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English : View of one of the six courtyards of the Abbāsi House, a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Iran. Built during the late 18th century, it is said to have been the property of a famous cleric.

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Moonwalk (dance) is a complicated dance technique popularized by Michael Jackson who was born exactly 60 years ago, on August 29, 1958‎

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English : Moonwalk (dance) is a complicated dance technique popularized by Michael Jackson who was born exactly 60 years ago, on August 29, 1958

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Cleome hassleriana, White Pink Spider Flower, at the Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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English : Cleome hassleriana, White Pink Spider Flower, at the Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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The Wikimedia Foundation takes knowledge seriously. Knowledge belongs to all of us.‎

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English : The Wikimedia Foundation takes knowledge seriously. Knowledge belongs to all of us.

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White peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae jatrophae) from Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence on 31 August 1962.

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English : White peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae jatrophae) from Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence on 31 August 1962.

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SpaceX CRS-10 was launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Pad A on 19 February 2017 at 14:39 UTC‎

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English : SpaceX CRS-10 was launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Pad A on 19 February 2017 at 14:39 UTC