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A dendritic cell drags a conidium through a distance of up to 9 μm (time 0:29). The conidium, however, is not phagocytosed by the cell. The observation was made over 3 h with one frame every 30 s.‎

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English : A dendritic cell drags a conidium through a distance of up to 9 μm (time 0:29). The conidium, however, is not phagocytosed by the cell. The observation was made over 3 h with one frame every 30 s.

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A Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) reflected in a pond in Sète, France.

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English : A Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) reflected in a pond in Sète, France.

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English : La cathédrale engloutie (Engl.: The Submerged Cathedral), one of 24 preludes by Claude Debussy. Recorded by pianist Ivan Ilić in 2006.

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Sunrise on the Sea of Japan from the Khasansky District of the Primorsky Krai in Russia. The two islands visible from distance are Sibiryakov Island (right) and Antipenko Island (left).

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English : Sunrise on the Sea of Japan from the Khasansky District of the Primorsky Krai in Russia. The two islands visible from distance are Sibiryakov Island (right) and Antipenko Island (left).

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Llamigos – an animated short film. Episode 3 of the Caminandes cartoon series, produced and released by the Blender Foundation.‎

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English : Llamigos – an animated short film. Episode 3 of the Caminandes cartoon series, produced and released by the Blender Foundation.

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Robinson Crusoe is a 1902 hand-coloured film by Georges Méliès based on Daniel Defoe's eponymous novel.‎

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English : Robinson Crusoe is a 1902 hand-coloured film by Georges Méliès based on Daniel Defoe's eponymous novel.

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Mahatma Gandhi, Indian National Congres delegate, attended by Miss Slade, pays visit to cotton mill and talks to workers at Darwen, England, on September 28th, 1931.‎

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English : Mahatma Gandhi, Indian National Congres delegate, attended by Miss Slade, pays visit to cotton mill and talks to workers at Darwen, England, on September 28th, 1931.

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Interior view of the Shah Mosque, renamed to Imam Mosque, after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, located in the northern section of the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran. It was built to the order of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar of Persia during the Qajar period, as one of several such symbols of legitimacy for the new dynasty. At the time of completion, the mosque was considered to be the most significant architectural monument in Tehran.

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English : Interior view of the Shah Mosque, renamed to Imam Mosque, after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, located in the northern section of the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran. It was built to the order of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar of Persia during the Qajar period, as one of several such symbols of legitimacy for the new dynasty. At the time of completion, the mosque was considered to be the most significant architectural monument in Tehran.

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Fight Back a NEFFEX MUSIC production, which produces Creative Commons Music. Fight Back has 36 Million Views on YouTube as of today.‎

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English : Fight Back a NEFFEX MUSIC production, which produces Creative Commons Music. Fight Back has 36 Million Views on YouTube as of today.

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Rubjerg Knude Fyr is a lighthouse between Lønstrup and Løkken (municipality Hjørring) in Denmark which was built in 1900. From the 1910s, the wind blew large amounts of sand from the cliffs and an actual dune formed between the lighthouse and the sea. The dune moved northeast and now has completely passed the lighthouse. Of the outbuildings only loose bricks remain. The lighthouse itself is expected to collapse soon. The Danish nature authority is planning to dismantle the building before it is going to fall into the North Sea.

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English : Rubjerg Knude Fyr is a lighthouse between Lønstrup and Løkken (municipality Hjørring) in Denmark which was built in 1900. From the 1910s, the wind blew large amounts of sand from the cliffs and an actual dune formed between the lighthouse and the sea. The dune moved northeast and now has completely passed the lighthouse. Of the outbuildings only loose bricks remain. The lighthouse itself is expected to collapse soon. The Danish nature authority is planning to dismantle the building before it is going to fall into the North Sea.

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OMNI HOVERBOARDS, is the first real hoverboard. Video Captured in Festival de drone - Cité des sciences - Paris.‎

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English : OMNI HOVERBOARDS, is the first real hoverboard. Video Captured in Festival de drone - Cité des sciences - Paris.

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Campsite at Mystic Beach at the beginning of the golden hour, Vancouver Island, Canada

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English : Campsite at Mystic Beach at the beginning of the golden hour, Vancouver Island, Canada

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Beer bottles of different colors. From left to right: brown 0.5 l, yellow-green 0.5 l, green 0.4 l, blue 0.46 l.

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English : Beer bottles of different colors. From left to right: brown 0.5 l, yellow-green 0.5 l, green 0.4 l, blue 0.46 l.

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Five-day-old capybara twins and their parent at the Herberstein Zoo, Stubenberg, Styria, Austria.‎

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English : Five-day-old capybara twins and their parent at the Herberstein Zoo, Stubenberg, Styria, Austria.

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Illumination of the Wiesmann exhibition hall (Wiesmann gecko) for the final concert of the Dülmener Sommer 2018, the since 1989 first as Dülmener Sommertheater offered street theater.
Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Illumination of the Wiesmann exhibition hall (Wiesmann gecko) for the final concert of the Dülmener Sommer 2018, the since 1989 first as Dülmener Sommertheater offered street theater.
Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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First movement of Ravel's Miroirs for piano performed by Olena Havyuk-Sheremet at Lviv Conservatory in 2014‎

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English : First movement of Ravel's Miroirs for piano performed by Olena Havyuk-Sheremet at Lviv Conservatory in 2014

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Kórnik Castle, Kórnik, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. The castle was constructed in the 14th century but it was remodeled to its current neogothic style in 1855 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The fortification is today owned by the Polish state and houses a museum and the Kórnik Library.

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English : Kórnik Castle, Kórnik, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. The castle was constructed in the 14th century but it was remodeled to its current neogothic style in 1855 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The fortification is today owned by the Polish state and houses a museum and the Kórnik Library.

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On 2 July 2019 a total solar eclipse was visible from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. 1000 people came from around the world for the chance to view this amazing event in an equally amazing place. These visitors saw the Moon cover the Sun completely, briefly turning day into night — a rare event that La Silla won’t see again until 2231.‎

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English : On 2 July 2019 a total solar eclipse was visible from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. 1000 people came from around the world for the chance to view this amazing event in an equally amazing place. These visitors saw the Moon cover the Sun completely, briefly turning day into night — a rare event that La Silla won’t see again until 2231.

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Panorama of Umag, Istria, Croatia

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English : Panorama of Umag, Istria, Croatia

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An UPS Airlines plane taking off from Portland International Airport two years ago today.‎

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English : An UPS Airlines plane taking off from Portland International Airport two years ago today.

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5 films of Italy in 1896. Includes a visit with Pope Leo XIII, who was Pope from 1878-1903. The first three were shot in June-August, it's harder to determine the month of the other 2. Films shot by Charles Moisson, Italo Pacchioni and William Dickson.‎

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English : 5 films of Italy in 1896. Includes a visit with Pope Leo XIII, who was Pope from 1878-1903. The first three were shot in June-August, it's harder to determine the month of the other 2. Films shot by Charles Moisson, Italo Pacchioni and William Dickson.

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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.

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English : NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.

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What is Creative Commons ? Copy, share and remix free media on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org‎

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English : What is Creative Commons ? Copy, share and remix free media on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org

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On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 left Earth to put the first men on the Moon

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English : On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 left Earth to put the first men on the Moon

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In Turkey, a government-imposed block in place since April 2017 has meant that 80 million people can no longer access or participate in free knowledge, while the rest of the world is left without the opportunity to learn from, share, and understand the perspectives of the people of Turkey on Wikipedia. #WeMissTurkey #Wikipedia‎

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English : In Turkey, a government-imposed block in place since April 2017 has meant that 80 million people can no longer access or participate in free knowledge, while the rest of the world is left without the opportunity to learn from, share, and understand the perspectives of the people of Turkey on Wikipedia. #WeMissTurkey #Wikipedia

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Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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English : Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Magic (Official Music Video) by American musician Rudy Mancuso & Australian singer Maia Mitchell

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English : Magic (Official Music Video) by American musician Rudy Mancuso & Australian singer Maia Mitchell

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Skagway Bazaar, shop in Skagway Historic District in traditional wooden style, Alaska, United States.

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English : Skagway Bazaar, shop in Skagway Historic District in traditional wooden style, Alaska, United States.

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Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918, in England.‎

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English : Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918, in England.

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Mountain hiking Vens at Bettex in Valle d'Aosta (Italy). Detail European larch (Larix decidua) with large wound to the trunk in the mist.

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English : Mountain hiking Vens at Bettex in Valle d'Aosta (Italy). Detail European larch (Larix decidua) with large wound to the trunk in the mist.

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Aviator Amy Johnson describing her England-Australia solo flight, 5th to 28th of May 1930, in a recording cut in Sydney, Australia on about 30th May 1930.‎

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English : Aviator Amy Johnson describing her England-Australia solo flight, 5th to 28th of May 1930, in a recording cut in Sydney, Australia on about 30th May 1930.

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Volkswagen Beetle 1303 in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Volkswagen Beetle 1303 in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Ten years ago, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. Shown here is a short clip of a partially restored video of Buzz Aldrin who follows Neil Armstrong down the lunar module ladder.‎

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English : Ten years ago, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. Shown here is a short clip of a partially restored video of Buzz Aldrin who follows Neil Armstrong down the lunar module ladder.

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Castle ruins in Chornokozyntsi village, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine.

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English : Castle ruins in Chornokozyntsi village, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine.

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Robert Rogers, who had been a staff member at the House of Commons of the United Kingdom for more than thirty-five years, spoke about how the parliament operates, both in the Chamber and behind the scenes.‎

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English : Robert Rogers, who had been a staff member at the House of Commons of the United Kingdom for more than thirty-five years, spoke about how the parliament operates, both in the Chamber and behind the scenes.

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A grotto at Cape Atlesh, Black Sea coast of Crimea

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English : A grotto at Cape Atlesh, Black Sea coast of Crimea

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Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 American silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and famous for a crumbling facade stunt.‎

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English : Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 American silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and famous for a crumbling facade stunt.

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Grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops), Amora Gedel Park, Awassa, Ethiopia

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English : Grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops), Amora Gedel Park, Awassa, Ethiopia

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A time-lapse video of traffic at Causeway Bay, one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong.‎

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English : A time-lapse video of traffic at Causeway Bay, one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong.

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View of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

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A narco-submarine is interdicted by US Coast Guard Cutter Munro sailors in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.‎

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English : A narco-submarine is interdicted by US Coast Guard Cutter Munro sailors in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Müllersches Volksbad, Munich, at dusk. The natatorium was built from 1897 to 1901 and is famous for its Baroque Revival/Jugendstil architecture. Upon completion, it was the largest and most expensive indoor swimming pool in the world.

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English : Müllersches Volksbad, Munich, at dusk. The natatorium was built from 1897 to 1901 and is famous for its Baroque Revival/Jugendstil architecture. Upon completion, it was the largest and most expensive indoor swimming pool in the world.

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Operation Crossroad - Baker shot government test footage as seen from multiple angles, on July 25th, 1946.‎

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English : Operation Crossroad - Baker shot government test footage as seen from multiple angles, on July 25th, 1946.

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Trees and clouds with a hole. The picture was taken just before a storm on Mt. Begunjščica, Karawanks, Slovenia

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English : Trees and clouds with a hole. The picture was taken just before a storm on Mt. Begunjščica, Karawanks, Slovenia

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Orphans of the Storm is a 1921 silent drama film by D. W. Griffith featuring Lilian and Dorothy Gish.‎

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English : Orphans of the Storm is a 1921 silent drama film by D. W. Griffith featuring Lilian and Dorothy Gish.

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Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus stuartkeithi), Lake Awasa, Ethiopia

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A small Afghan community has settled in Kolkata, India for over a century.‎

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English : A small Afghan community has settled in Kolkata, India for over a century.

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Roof above the entrance to Victoria Conference Centre from Douglas Street. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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English : Roof above the entrance to Victoria Conference Centre from Douglas Street. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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A fly (Palloptera umbellatarum) sucking on bird faeces on a fallen beech in a forest near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.‎

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English : A fly (Palloptera umbellatarum) sucking on bird faeces on a fallen beech in a forest near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.

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Eharo mask from Elema culture of Papua New Guinea in Muséum de Toulouse.
The eharo masks were wore during ritual dances, before formal sacred rituals. They were intended to be humorous figures, dancing with groups of women to the amusement of all.

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English : Eharo mask from Elema culture of Papua New Guinea in Muséum de Toulouse.
The eharo masks were wore during ritual dances, before formal sacred rituals. They were intended to be humorous figures, dancing with groups of women to the amusement of all.

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This short video showcases a new picture the star-forming region Lupus 3, in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It was taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.‎

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English : This short video showcases a new picture the star-forming region Lupus 3, in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It was taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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Yazd Atash Behram (in English "Yazd Victorious Fire"), a Zoroastrian temple located in Yazd, Iran. It was built in 1934 and was opened to non-Zoroastrian visitors in the 1960s. It is one of the nine Atash Behrams and the only one of the highest grade fire in Iran, where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC. The other eight Atash Behrams are located in India.

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English : Yazd Atash Behram (in English "Yazd Victorious Fire"), a Zoroastrian temple located in Yazd, Iran. It was built in 1934 and was opened to non-Zoroastrian visitors in the 1960s. It is one of the nine Atash Behrams and the only one of the highest grade fire in Iran, where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC. The other eight Atash Behrams are located in India.

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Color image of Phobos, imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 23 March 2008.

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English : Color image of Phobos, imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 23 March 2008.

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Animation of the Klann linkage, a leg mechanism proposed in patent US6260862B1‎

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English : Animation of the Klann linkage, a leg mechanism proposed in patent US6260862B1