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The star cluster Westerlund 2 in the Milky Way galaxy, with an estimated age of about one or two million years. It contains some of the hottest, brightest, and most massive stars known. The cluster resides inside a stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

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English : The star cluster Westerlund 2 in the Milky Way galaxy, with an estimated age of about one or two million years. It contains some of the hottest, brightest, and most massive stars known. The cluster resides inside a stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

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Lighthouse of Cap Spartel, near Tangier, northern Morocco. The 24 metres (79 ft) hight lighthouse was constructed between 1861 and 1864 and and was a prime example of international agreement, in this case between the British, French, Spanish, and American governments that supported the lighthouse’s construction, and also agreed its neutrality in case of war.

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English : Lighthouse of Cap Spartel, near Tangier, northern Morocco. The 24 metres (79 ft) hight lighthouse was constructed between 1861 and 1864 and and was a prime example of international agreement, in this case between the British, French, Spanish, and American governments that supported the lighthouse’s construction, and also agreed its neutrality in case of war.

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The Windbaum is a sculpture by Johannes Dinnebier in front of Galerie Luise in Hanover, Germany

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English : The Windbaum is a sculpture by Johannes Dinnebier in front of Galerie Luise in Hanover, Germany

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View over the Jamtal Valley, and in the background the Jamtalferner Glacier and the summit of Dreiländerspitze. Galtür, Paznaun, Tyrol, Austria.

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English : View over the Jamtal Valley, and in the background the Jamtalferner Glacier and the summit of Dreiländerspitze. Galtür, Paznaun, Tyrol, Austria.

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The bus monument of the Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni was shown for the first time before the Frauenkirche, which was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt after German Reunification, and later in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It is reminiscent of three buses that were set up in Aleppo during the Syrian civil war and whose photo became known worldwide in 2015.‎

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English : The bus monument of the Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni was shown for the first time before the Frauenkirche, which was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt after German Reunification, and later in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It is reminiscent of three buses that were set up in Aleppo during the Syrian civil war and whose photo became known worldwide in 2015.

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Circular paraboloid generated by .

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Three nanas, named for local princesses, in Hanover, Germany at the bank of the Leine, created by Niki de Saint Phalle

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English : Three nanas, named for local princesses, in Hanover, Germany at the bank of the Leine, created by Niki de Saint Phalle

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Altar of the Holy Helpers at the pilgrimage church Maria Elend, municipality of Sankt Jakob im Rosental, Carinthia, Austria. Villach Workshop, probably Lukas Tausmann, around 1515.

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English : Altar of the Holy Helpers at the pilgrimage church Maria Elend, municipality of Sankt Jakob im Rosental, Carinthia, Austria. Villach Workshop, probably Lukas Tausmann, around 1515.

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Night view of the facade of the CEC Palace in Bucharest, capital of Romania. The building dates from 1900, is situated on Calea Victoriei in the center of the city and hosts the headquarter of CEC Bank.

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English : Night view of the facade of the CEC Palace in Bucharest, capital of Romania. The building dates from 1900, is situated on Calea Victoriei in the center of the city and hosts the headquarter of CEC Bank.

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A double acting two-cylinder steam engine built in Lego Technic. The machine works when one aspires by the two pipes.‎

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English : A double acting two-cylinder steam engine built in Lego Technic. The machine works when one aspires by the two pipes.

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The crimson pitcherplant (Sarracenia leucophylla), a carnivorous plant native to North America, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.

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English : The crimson pitcherplant (Sarracenia leucophylla), a carnivorous plant native to North America, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.

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Steelwomen and Steelmen at the Steelman 2018 in Langenhagen, Germany, Auf der Bult at 8 degrees Celsius.‎

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English : Steelwomen and Steelmen at the Steelman 2018 in Langenhagen, Germany, Auf der Bult at 8 degrees Celsius.

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View of the old harbour from the castle in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

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English : View of the old harbour from the castle in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

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Animation based on Nadar's revolving self portrait (circa 1865).‎

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English : Animation based on Nadar's revolving self portrait (circa 1865).

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The Kruzenshtern during the event Escale à Sète in Sète, France.

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English : The Kruzenshtern during the event Escale à Sète in Sète, France.

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Safety Last! is an American silent film by Fred C. Newmeyer starring Harold Lloyd. It entered the public domain on January 1, 2019 per the Copyright Term Extension Act.‎

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English : Safety Last! is an American silent film by Fred C. Newmeyer starring Harold Lloyd. It entered the public domain on January 1, 2019 per the Copyright Term Extension Act.

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Built in 2009, the Sarawak state legislative assembly building is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It houses the oldest state legislative assembly in Malaysia.

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English : Built in 2009, the Sarawak state legislative assembly building is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It houses the oldest state legislative assembly in Malaysia.

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Barsoum Looking for a Job, a 1923 Egyptian short by Mohamed Bayoumi, is believed to be one of the first Egyptian feature films of the 1920s.‎

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English : Barsoum Looking for a Job, a 1923 Egyptian short by Mohamed Bayoumi, is believed to be one of the first Egyptian feature films of the 1920s.

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Attacus taprobanis is a moth of Saturniidae family, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Here the larva feeds on Swietenia macrophylla.

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English : Attacus taprobanis is a moth of Saturniidae family, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Here the larva feeds on Swietenia macrophylla.

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A female Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) visits flowers of Cirsium thistles in the nature reserve "Martinswand", Tyrol, Austria.‎

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English : A female Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) visits flowers of Cirsium thistles in the nature reserve "Martinswand", Tyrol, Austria.

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Morning mist over the Planken Wambuis natural landscape on the Veluwe, Netherlands

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English : Morning mist over the Planken Wambuis natural landscape on the Veluwe, Netherlands

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Os Lobos is a 1923 Portuguese silent film by Rino Lupo.‎

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English : Os Lobos is a 1923 Portuguese silent film by Rino Lupo.

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PulseOfEurope in Frankfurt‎

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English : PulseOfEurope in Frankfurt

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Colored windows seen from the interior of the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, a traditional mosque located in Shiraz district of Gowad-e-Arabān, Iran. The mosque was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.

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English : Colored windows seen from the interior of the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, a traditional mosque located in Shiraz district of Gowad-e-Arabān, Iran. The mosque was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.

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The “Friedensmarsch NichtMitUns - Muslime und Freunde gegen Gewalt” was a walk through Cologne, Germany, by Muslims and their friends in protest against hate and violence and in support of solidarity and peace.‎

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English : The “Friedensmarsch NichtMitUns - Muslime und Freunde gegen Gewalt” was a walk through Cologne, Germany, by Muslims and their friends in protest against hate and violence and in support of solidarity and peace.

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Facade of an office building of the Westdeutsche Lotterie, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Facade of an office building of the Westdeutsche Lotterie, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The gates of Chirk Castle in Wales

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Spiral staircase of the Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum. Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei.

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English : Spiral staircase of the Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum. Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei.

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A long-legged fly (Hercostomus rogenhoferi) visits blossoms of Parnassia palustris at the summit of the Patscherkofel

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English : A long-legged fly (Hercostomus rogenhoferi) visits blossoms of Parnassia palustris at the summit of the Patscherkofel

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A model cosplaying Ciri who is one of the main characters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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English : A model cosplaying Ciri who is one of the main characters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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The Furiant from Bedřich Smetana's The Bartered Bride, played in a transcription by the U.S. Marine Band for the album Courtly Dances.‎

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English : The Furiant from Bedřich Smetana's The Bartered Bride, played in a transcription by the U.S. Marine Band for the album Courtly Dances.

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The Coalition walked through Berlin two years ago during the inauguration of the new POTUS.‎

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English : The Coalition walked through Berlin two years ago during the inauguration of the new POTUS.

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Portrait of a female Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. The exemplar was kept captive as snowy owls are rather native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

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English : Portrait of a female Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. The exemplar was kept captive as snowy owls are rather native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

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Two years ago the Women's March took place all over the world. In Hamburg participants walked from Rathausplatz to the U. S. Embassy.‎

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English : Two years ago the Women's March took place all over the world. In Hamburg participants walked from Rathausplatz to the U. S. Embassy.

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El Capricho, Rillo de Gallo, Province of Guadalajara, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. The Gaudian Art Nouveau work was built by Antonio Martínez in 2011.

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English : El Capricho, Rillo de Gallo, Province of Guadalajara, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. The Gaudian Art Nouveau work was built by Antonio Martínez in 2011.

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Barack Obama speaking at Kirchentag 2017 (in may) in front of Brandenburg Gate. (Introduction by host in German)‎

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English : Barack Obama speaking at Kirchentag 2017 (in may) in front of Brandenburg Gate. (Introduction by host in German)

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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 Ohara Museum of Art.

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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 Ohara Museum of Art.

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Le Brasier ardent is a 1923 French silent film directed by and starring Ivan Mosjoukine.‎

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English : Le Brasier ardent is a 1923 French silent film directed by and starring Ivan Mosjoukine.

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Loxura atymnus, Yamfly, is a species of Lycaenidae found in Asia. Here they are consuming nectar secreted from the extrafloral nectaries of a Philippine orchid bud, stimulated by Yellow crazy ants.

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English : Loxura atymnus, Yamfly, is a species of Lycaenidae found in Asia. Here they are consuming nectar secreted from the extrafloral nectaries of a Philippine orchid bud, stimulated by Yellow crazy ants.

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The Big Lie is a 1951 anti-communist propaganda film produced by the US Army.‎

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English : The Big Lie is a 1951 anti-communist propaganda film produced by the US Army.

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TV Tower on top of Praděd, the highest mountain of Hrubý Jeseník mountain range, Czech Republic

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English : TV Tower on top of Praděd, the highest mountain of Hrubý Jeseník mountain range, Czech Republic

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On his first day in office French President Macron paid a visit to Chancellor Merkel in the Bundeskanzleramt.‎

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English : On his first day in office French President Macron paid a visit to Chancellor Merkel in the Bundeskanzleramt.

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Our Hospitality is a 1923 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton

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English : Our Hospitality is a 1923 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton

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Panoramic view during sunset of Dasht-e Lut, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature ever was measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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English : Panoramic view during sunset of Dasht-e Lut, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature ever was measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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English : The Carl Zuckmayer Medal 2019 was presented to Robert Menasse by Malu Dreyer.

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Interior of the parish church Pernegg, Lower Austria

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English : Interior of the parish church Pernegg, Lower Austria

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Magic Bullets is a short film produced in 1943 by the United States Public Health Service on the discovery by Paul Ehrlich of a cure for syphilis, based on Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, a 1940 feature film by Walter Dieterle starring Edward G. Robinson.‎

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English : Magic Bullets is a short film produced in 1943 by the United States Public Health Service on the discovery by Paul Ehrlich of a cure for syphilis, based on Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, a 1940 feature film by Walter Dieterle starring Edward G. Robinson.

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Passage des Princes, a mall listed as historical monument located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris in France.

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English : Passage des Princes, a mall listed as historical monument located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris in France.

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Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a 1923 American animated documentary film by Max Fleischer and Ovide Decroly on darwinism.‎

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English : Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a 1923 American animated documentary film by Max Fleischer and Ovide Decroly on darwinism.

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Norsteam's crew scrambling to change sides and avoid capsizing as they turn in Match Cup Norway 2018 in Risør, part of the World Match Racing Tour.

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English : Norsteam's crew scrambling to change sides and avoid capsizing as they turn in Match Cup Norway 2018 in Risør, part of the World Match Racing Tour.

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Seated Felis silvestris catus (domestic cat) playing with a passive Calotes versicolor (Oriental garden lizard), facing it, in Laos

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English : Seated Felis silvestris catus (domestic cat) playing with a passive Calotes versicolor (Oriental garden lizard), facing it, in Laos

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Anna Drijver explains dividend tax in a scene that was inspired by The Big Short.‎

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English : Anna Drijver explains dividend tax in a scene that was inspired by The Big Short.