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Professions of an architect (cubes), fireman and floral designer in Kidburg, the city of children. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2018.‎

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English : Professions of an architect (cubes), fireman and floral designer in Kidburg, the city of children. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2018.

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The danfo share taxi and molue minibuses are iconic of transport in Lagos, Nigeria.‎

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English : The danfo share taxi and molue minibuses are iconic of transport in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Pied-winged swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) in The Gambia. This swallow is only found in West Africa. It is not a migratory species.

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English : Pied-winged swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) in The Gambia. This swallow is only found in West Africa. It is not a migratory species.

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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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Interior of the abbey of Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Interior of the abbey of Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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The libration of the Moon over a single lunar month

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English : The libration of the Moon over a single lunar month

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Metallic chairs on the platform level of Munich subway station Georg-Brauchle-Ring: Dutch angle.

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English : Metallic chairs on the platform level of Munich subway station Georg-Brauchle-Ring: Dutch angle.

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A documentary on Tamil Wikipedia made by Tamil Wikimedia.‎

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English : A documentary on Tamil Wikipedia made by Tamil Wikimedia.

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Exemplar of a White water rose (Nymphaea alba) in a public garden in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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English : Exemplar of a White water rose (Nymphaea alba) in a public garden in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Animation of Supernova producing a black hole.‎

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English : Animation of Supernova producing a black hole.

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Steamboat Siljan. Built in 1868 for timber floating. Lake Insjön, Dalarna (Dalecarlia), Sweden.

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English : Steamboat Siljan. Built in 1868 for timber floating. Lake Insjön, Dalarna (Dalecarlia), Sweden.

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Nigerian Gada Dance usually celebrates harvests, marriage and other important ceremonies.‎

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English : Nigerian Gada Dance usually celebrates harvests, marriage and other important ceremonies.

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Purana tigrina is a species of cicada in the genus Purana found in Southeast Asia. This is a newly emerged female. After moulting, they will find a suitable place and hang vertically. Their wings need to be inflated with fluid and their skin will harden prior to making the maiden flight.

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English : Purana tigrina is a species of cicada in the genus Purana found in Southeast Asia. This is a newly emerged female. After moulting, they will find a suitable place and hang vertically. Their wings need to be inflated with fluid and their skin will harden prior to making the maiden flight.

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Video of July 2018 lunar eclipse in Yekaterinburg, Russia. You can also see two planes flying in the background of the moon (2:35 and 2:44).‎

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English : Video of July 2018 lunar eclipse in Yekaterinburg, Russia. You can also see two planes flying in the background of the moon (2:35 and 2:44).

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Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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English : Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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Time-lapse of ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain in 2011.‎

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English : Time-lapse of ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain in 2011.

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Archiepiscopal library, located in the museum inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, located in the Historic Center of Quito, capital of Ecuador. The construction of the catholic temple began in 1562 and it was consecrated 10 years later. The collection of the library includes hundreds of works of theology and liturgy, some of them from the 16th century, and most from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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English : Archiepiscopal library, located in the museum inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, located in the Historic Center of Quito, capital of Ecuador. The construction of the catholic temple began in 1562 and it was consecrated 10 years later. The collection of the library includes hundreds of works of theology and liturgy, some of them from the 16th century, and most from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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A statement in English by Sigmund Freud on his achievements, recorded and broadcasted in 1938.‎

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English : A statement in English by Sigmund Freud on his achievements, recorded and broadcasted in 1938.

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European Wildcat in her environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park, near Springe, Hanover, Germany

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English : European Wildcat in her environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park, near Springe, Hanover, Germany

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Windsurfing in Mamaia, Romania.‎

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English : Windsurfing in Mamaia, Romania.

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Dutch F-16 Fighting Falcon in the livery of the F-16 Demo Team. Photo taken during the 2011 NATO Days in Ostrava. The pilot is Capt. Tobias Schutte (Hitec) representing the 323rd Squadron of the RNLAF.

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English : Dutch F-16 Fighting Falcon in the livery of the F-16 Demo Team. Photo taken during the 2011 NATO Days in Ostrava. The pilot is Capt. Tobias Schutte (Hitec) representing the 323rd Squadron of the RNLAF.

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Panorama from Basgo Monastery, region Ladakh, north India.‎

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English : Panorama from Basgo Monastery, region Ladakh, north India.

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to make a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged threads where a bolt must be placed. They also installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. The bright sun is visible at left.

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English : Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to make a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged threads where a bolt must be placed. They also installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. The bright sun is visible at left.

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Chota Dara lies 17Km ahead of Chhatru on Manali-Kaza Route and has one of the most ferocious water crossing in entire Mana-Kaza route. When we visited this place vehicles were getting stuck and then towed by some bigger vehicle. The route has numerous water crossing but Chota Dara was the toughest one. It damaged clutch plate of two of our bikes and broke the rear wheel of an Echo Sprot. Even truck were getting stuck which were later pulled by tractor.‎

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English : Chota Dara lies 17Km ahead of Chhatru on Manali-Kaza Route and has one of the most ferocious water crossing in entire Mana-Kaza route. When we visited this place vehicles were getting stuck and then towed by some bigger vehicle. The route has numerous water crossing but Chota Dara was the toughest one. It damaged clutch plate of two of our bikes and broke the rear wheel of an Echo Sprot. Even truck were getting stuck which were later pulled by tractor.

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The minaret of Friday Mosque as seen from Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman.

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English : The minaret of Friday Mosque as seen from Nizwa Fort, Nizwa, Oman.

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Ruben Alonso visits the coastal town of Piran in Slovenia where he meets the rich artistic heritage.‎

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English : Ruben Alonso visits the coastal town of Piran in Slovenia where he meets the rich artistic heritage.

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Short documentary marking the 60th anniversary of NASA.‎

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English : Short documentary marking the 60th anniversary of NASA.

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Ypthima baldus, Common Five-ring, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.

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English : Ypthima baldus, Common Five-ring, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.

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A time-lapse video of the flower head of a sunflower opening up. The video is 35 seconds at 30 frames per second at 640x480. It represents 8 hours and 45 minutes of real time, one frame for every 30 seconds of real time.‎

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English : A time-lapse video of the flower head of a sunflower opening up. The video is 35 seconds at 30 frames per second at 640x480. It represents 8 hours and 45 minutes of real time, one frame for every 30 seconds of real time.

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Bas-reliefs of palace guards at the monumental stairs of the Apadana in Persepolis, today Iran. The Apadana was the largest building on the Terrace at Persepolis and was most likely the main hall of the kings. The reliefs of the stairs show delegates of the 23 subject nations of the Persian Empire paying tribute to Darius I along with the here depicted guards. These reliefs are very valuable since the great detail of various of the delegates give insight into the costume and equipment of the various peoples of Persia in the 5th century BC.

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English : Bas-reliefs of palace guards at the monumental stairs of the Apadana in Persepolis, today Iran. The Apadana was the largest building on the Terrace at Persepolis and was most likely the main hall of the kings. The reliefs of the stairs show delegates of the 23 subject nations of the Persian Empire paying tribute to Darius I along with the here depicted guards. These reliefs are very valuable since the great detail of various of the delegates give insight into the costume and equipment of the various peoples of Persia in the 5th century BC.

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Torah ark and Bema at the Spanish Synagogue (in Czech Španělská synagoga) in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

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English : Torah ark and Bema at the Spanish Synagogue (in Czech Španělská synagoga) in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

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Tropical Nights is a 1920 short silent documentary film by Robert Cameron Bruce on a Carribean island using film tinting to conjure up "that indescribable Something which makes up a Tropical Night.".‎

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English : Tropical Nights is a 1920 short silent documentary film by Robert Cameron Bruce on a Carribean island using film tinting to conjure up "that indescribable Something which makes up a Tropical Night.".

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European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos) at Whipsnade Zoo

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NZR JA class 1271 crossing the Otaki River on returning from an excursion to Woodville, New Zealand

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English : NZR JA class 1271 crossing the Otaki River on returning from an excursion to Woodville, New Zealand

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is a silent 1917 version of the story of Aladdin featuring child actors, directed by Sidney Franklin and Chester Franklin.‎

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English : Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is a silent 1917 version of the story of Aladdin featuring child actors, directed by Sidney Franklin and Chester Franklin.

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View from Mönchsberg to Hohensalzburg Castle and the historic center of Salzburg, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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Traditional Malaysian music recorded in 1903 in Singapore by Fred Gaisberg.‎

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English : Traditional Malaysian music recorded in 1903 in Singapore by Fred Gaisberg.

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A view of the interior of Nasir ol Molk Mosque located in Shiraz, Iran. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade that makes beautiful colors when light is passed through it and is reflected on the carpets.

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English : A view of the interior of Nasir ol Molk Mosque located in Shiraz, Iran. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade that makes beautiful colors when light is passed through it and is reflected on the carpets.

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Sarah Bernhardt recorded in 1918 in New York, reciting Prière pour nos ennemis, a poem by Louis Payen.‎

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English : Sarah Bernhardt recorded in 1918 in New York, reciting Prière pour nos ennemis, a poem by Louis Payen.

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A female red-crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus). Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1, 1976. September 24 is Republic Day, the date when the Parliament first met.

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English : A female red-crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus). Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1, 1976. September 24 is Republic Day, the date when the Parliament first met.

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Au clair de la lune, recorded by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860, is believed to be the oldest recording in existence.‎

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English : Au clair de la lune, recorded by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860, is believed to be the oldest recording in existence.

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Waterfall in Khapkhal Reserve near Alushta, Crimea.

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Panoramic view of the vanishing road through the Amaghu valley near the 13th-century monastery of Noravank, Armenia. The narrow gorge, located near Yeghegnadzor and 122 kilometres (76 mi) from the capital, Yerevan, was eroded by the Amaghu River.

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English : Panoramic view of the vanishing road through the Amaghu valley near the 13th-century monastery of Noravank, Armenia. The narrow gorge, located near Yeghegnadzor and 122 kilometres (76 mi) from the capital, Yerevan, was eroded by the Amaghu River.

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Topless sitting woman.

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Citroën 2CV "Charleston", built from 1980 to 1990, photographed in front of Bad Wörishofen

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Nave of the church of St. Michael in Ellmau (Tyrol, Austria). View from the main entrance towards the altar.

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Purana tigrina is a species of cicada in the genus Purana found in Southeast Asia. This is a male.

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English : Purana tigrina is a species of cicada in the genus Purana found in Southeast Asia. This is a male.

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Time-lapse of stars at night at Mount Hood, Oregon, USA.‎

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English : Time-lapse of stars at night at Mount Hood, Oregon, USA.