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Blue hour view of the Constanța Casino, a casino located directly in front of the Black Sea in Constanța, Romania. The building, listed as historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, is considered a symbol of the city and it was built in Art Nouveau style according to the plans of Daniel Renard and inaugurated in August 1910.

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English : Blue hour view of the Constanța Casino, a casino located directly in front of the Black Sea in Constanța, Romania. The building, listed as historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, is considered a symbol of the city and it was built in Art Nouveau style according to the plans of Daniel Renard and inaugurated in August 1910.

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This concept animation shows just one of many potential concepts for how the first human landing site on Mars might evolve throughout the course of multiple human expeditions to the Red Planet over a decade or more.‎

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English : This concept animation shows just one of many potential concepts for how the first human landing site on Mars might evolve throughout the course of multiple human expeditions to the Red Planet over a decade or more.

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Altar of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Altar of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre of the Heiligengrabe Monastery in Brandenburg, Germany

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Bell-ringer, Savior Transfiguration Monastery, Yaroslavl, 2012.‎

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English : Bell-ringer, Savior Transfiguration Monastery, Yaroslavl, 2012.

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The interior of Šiauliai Cathedral, which was built between 1617 and 1626, looking east in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

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English : The interior of Šiauliai Cathedral, which was built between 1617 and 1626, looking east in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

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Robinet chauffeur miope is a 1914 Italian silent film by Marcel Perez.‎

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English : Robinet chauffeur miope is a 1914 Italian silent film by Marcel Perez.

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Traditional song of the Tunisian dervishes, published in 1931 under the supervision of the ethnomusicologist Erich Moritz von Hornbostel.‎

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English : Traditional song of the Tunisian dervishes, published in 1931 under the supervision of the ethnomusicologist Erich Moritz von Hornbostel.

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Frozen lake Jägersee near Kleinarl, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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Fragments of an American documentary on the Plains Indians sign language, filmed during an intertribal meeting organized in 1930 by general Hugh L. Scott in Browning, Montana.‎

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English : Fragments of an American documentary on the Plains Indians sign language, filmed during an intertribal meeting organized in 1930 by general Hugh L. Scott in Browning, Montana.

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A variegation grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) from Ghana. Tomorrow is Farmer's Day, a public holiday in Ghana.

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English : A variegation grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) from Ghana. Tomorrow is Farmer's Day, a public holiday in Ghana.

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Kundati Chamundi theyyam's preparation in Anakkeel Temple, Mukkunnu, Kannur.‎

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English : Kundati Chamundi theyyam's preparation in Anakkeel Temple, Mukkunnu, Kannur.

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Dome of the Malek Mosque, the oldest and biggest mosque in Kerman, Iran. It's reminiscent of the rule of Malek Touran, the Seljuq king, and it was the sole mosque in the city until Mozaffari Grand Mosque was built. The mosque was built between 477 and 490 AH and is 101 metres (331 ft) long and 91 metres (299 ft) wide.

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English : Dome of the Malek Mosque, the oldest and biggest mosque in Kerman, Iran. It's reminiscent of the rule of Malek Touran, the Seljuq king, and it was the sole mosque in the city until Mozaffari Grand Mosque was built. The mosque was built between 477 and 490 AH and is 101 metres (331 ft) long and 91 metres (299 ft) wide.

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Lock on a chest used to store valuables, which rings when the key is turned (we hear this three times). Chest is in the Ennejma Ezzahra palace museum, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.‎

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English : Lock on a chest used to store valuables, which rings when the key is turned (we hear this three times). Chest is in the Ennejma Ezzahra palace museum, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.

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Winged altar at the pilgrimage church Maria Gail, municipality of Villach, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the Villach Workshop, around 1515.

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English : Winged altar at the pilgrimage church Maria Gail, municipality of Villach, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the Villach Workshop, around 1515.

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A typical courtyard on Vasilievsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Interior of Neuberg Abbey Church in Neuberg an der Mürz, Styria, Austria

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English : Interior of Neuberg Abbey Church in Neuberg an der Mürz, Styria, Austria

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A month ago Ulrike Guérot's and Robert Menasse's European Balcony Project declared the European Republic by reading its manifesto from balconies all over Europe. At Rotes Rathaus in Berlin the declaration was made in German, English, French and Italian.‎

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English : A month ago Ulrike Guérot's and Robert Menasse's European Balcony Project declared the European Republic by reading its manifesto from balconies all over Europe. At Rotes Rathaus in Berlin the declaration was made in German, English, French and Italian.

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Post Tower, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Zygaena transalpina on field scabious (Knautia arvensis) in the nature reserve "Fragenstein", Tyrol, Austria.‎

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English : Zygaena transalpina on field scabious (Knautia arvensis) in the nature reserve "Fragenstein", Tyrol, Austria.

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Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Munch Museum.

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English : Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Munch Museum.

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Beautiful Japan is a 1918 American documentary film of a trip of 5800 miles through Japan.‎

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English : Beautiful Japan is a 1918 American documentary film of a trip of 5800 miles through Japan.

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Phimeanakas, Khmer temple constructed in the 10th century, but underwent important modifications as it became the official site of king Suryavarman I, located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia.

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English : Phimeanakas, Khmer temple constructed in the 10th century, but underwent important modifications as it became the official site of king Suryavarman I, located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia.

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A cup of tea is heated for 20 seconds in a Panasonic NN-E225M microwave oven

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English : A cup of tea is heated for 20 seconds in a Panasonic NN-E225M microwave oven

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Sadhu sitting in the ground of Janki Mandir, Janakpurdham Nepal.

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English : Sadhu sitting in the ground of Janki Mandir, Janakpurdham Nepal.

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This animation shows the temperature from 1880-1884 to 2013-2017, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. Blue colors were cooler and red warmer.‎

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English : This animation shows the temperature from 1880-1884 to 2013-2017, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. Blue colors were cooler and red warmer.

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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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Colony of Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) on the harbor wall in Chicago, USA, on May 28, 2014.‎

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English : Colony of Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) on the harbor wall in Chicago, USA, on May 28, 2014.

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BMW Mini at night on a country lane in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : BMW Mini at night on a country lane in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A museum train leaves from the platform in Äänekoski. The train is pulled by two steam locomotives: Vr1 665 manufactured by Hanomag in 1921 and Tk3 1132 manufactured by Tampella in 1945‎

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English : A museum train leaves from the platform in Äänekoski. The train is pulled by two steam locomotives: Vr1 665 manufactured by Hanomag in 1921 and Tk3 1132 manufactured by Tampella in 1945

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Blue Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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Panoramic view of Cañapa Lake, an endorheic salt lake in the Potosí Department of southwestern Bolivia. The lake, situated in the Bolivian Altiplano, has a surface are of 1.42 square kilometres (0.55 sq mi) although most of it is a salty crust.

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English : Panoramic view of Cañapa Lake, an endorheic salt lake in the Potosí Department of southwestern Bolivia. The lake, situated in the Bolivian Altiplano, has a surface are of 1.42 square kilometres (0.55 sq mi) although most of it is a salty crust.

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Audio recording of a steam, gas-pumping engine made by Easton & Amos of London, and used by the South Metroplitan Gas Company, Old Kent Road, London from 1864 to the mid 1950s, and now at Thinktank, Birmingham. The engine is started from cold. First, steam is allowed through the cylinders, their drain cocks open, to warm them. The flywheel is rotated by hand, to set the engine in motion, and the recording ends with the engine ticking over at low speed.‎

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English : Audio recording of a steam, gas-pumping engine made by Easton & Amos of London, and used by the South Metroplitan Gas Company, Old Kent Road, London from 1864 to the mid 1950s, and now at Thinktank, Birmingham. The engine is started from cold. First, steam is allowed through the cylinders, their drain cocks open, to warm them. The flywheel is rotated by hand, to set the engine in motion, and the recording ends with the engine ticking over at low speed.

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Main portal of Mariazell Basilica, Styria, Austria

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Rock climber near the village of Trpejca, Macedonia.

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Swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus) in Senegal. Bee-eaters catch bees, wasps and other insects in flight by sorties from an open perch.

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English : Swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus) in Senegal. Bee-eaters catch bees, wasps and other insects in flight by sorties from an open perch.

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Bell ringing at St Botolph's Aldgate

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English : Bell ringing at St Botolph's Aldgate

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2h05 exposed photo of circumpolar stars in star trails at the La Hague lighthouse, Normandy, France.

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English : 2h05 exposed photo of circumpolar stars in star trails at the La Hague lighthouse, Normandy, France.

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A Trap for Santa is a 1909 American silent short by D. W. Griffith featuring Henry B. Walthall.‎

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English : A Trap for Santa is a 1909 American silent short by D. W. Griffith featuring Henry B. Walthall.

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This male Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) just had a fiasco when chasing a bearded seal. Subsequently he was restlessly searching for another prey; jumping from one ice floe to another.

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English : This male Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) just had a fiasco when chasing a bearded seal. Subsequently he was restlessly searching for another prey; jumping from one ice floe to another.

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Christmas decoration at Cafe Kranzler in Berlin‎

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Interior of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran. The current temple was built in the 19th century to replace the former one damaged over the centuries due to earthquakes. In this site rest the remains of Ali Ibn Hamz, niece of shah of Cheragh.

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English : Interior of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran. The current temple was built in the 19th century to replace the former one damaged over the centuries due to earthquakes. In this site rest the remains of Ali Ibn Hamz, niece of shah of Cheragh.

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Worker's Union Ver.Di protesting in support of a christmas gratification for fire fighters in Hanover in december 2018‎

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English : Worker's Union Ver.Di protesting in support of a christmas gratification for fire fighters in Hanover in december 2018

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Sheet metal on the floor at the Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sunrise in Moscow (from 8:00 am to 9:30 am), 27 December 2017. In the foreground there is 10-letiya Oktyabrya Street, in the background Luzhniki Stadium and Moscow State University can be seen.‎

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English : Sunrise in Moscow (from 8:00 am to 9:30 am), 27 December 2017. In the foreground there is 10-letiya Oktyabrya Street, in the background Luzhniki Stadium and Moscow State University can be seen.

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Tower of the enclosing walls of the former monastery Pernegg, Lower Austria

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