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Stone house on the Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, Solovetsky Islands, White Sea, Russia.

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English : Stone house on the Bolshoi Zayatsky Island, Solovetsky Islands, White Sea, Russia.

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The Wikipedia #FactsMatter video features clips from interviews and events recorded throughout 2016. Included is footage from edit-a-thons in New York City, Mexico City, and user-generated videos from the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a series of interviews with Wikipedians involved with Wikipedia in Education, a hackathon in Jerusalem, a tech meetup in Ramallah, Wikimania 2016, and an interview with Jimmy Wales.‎

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English : The Wikipedia #FactsMatter video features clips from interviews and events recorded throughout 2016. Included is footage from edit-a-thons in New York City, Mexico City, and user-generated videos from the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a series of interviews with Wikipedians involved with Wikipedia in Education, a hackathon in Jerusalem, a tech meetup in Ramallah, Wikimania 2016, and an interview with Jimmy Wales.

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Female Pied bushchat (Saxicola caprata bicolor) in Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

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English : Female Pied bushchat (Saxicola caprata bicolor) in Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Clip of the recently Grade II listed famous "Bucket Fountain" at Beetham Plaza, Liverpool in operation. The buckets (or hoppers) are different sizes so they fill at different rates, and when full, overbalance and empty into the pool below.‎

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English : Clip of the recently Grade II listed famous "Bucket Fountain" at Beetham Plaza, Liverpool in operation. The buckets (or hoppers) are different sizes so they fill at different rates, and when full, overbalance and empty into the pool below.

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Nara Park, a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, was established in the late 1800s and is one of the oldest parks in Japan.

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English : Nara Park, a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, was established in the late 1800s and is one of the oldest parks in Japan.

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The Snoqualmie Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Snoqualmie and King County Landmark. The video was taken using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) to fly around the site for a 360-degree view.‎

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English : The Snoqualmie Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Snoqualmie and King County Landmark. The video was taken using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) to fly around the site for a 360-degree view.

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The Étang de Thau and former salt evaporation ponds, in the Lido de Thau, a protected area in Sète, France.

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English : The Étang de Thau and former salt evaporation ponds, in the Lido de Thau, a protected area in Sète, France.

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Very old film of Moscow, Russia taken on May 1896. The print is of very high quality. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This was taken by Charles Moisson of the Lumière company.‎

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English : Very old film of Moscow, Russia taken on May 1896. The print is of very high quality. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This was taken by Charles Moisson of the Lumière company.

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A specimen of Andromeda satyr (Cithaerias andromeda).

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English : A specimen of Andromeda satyr (Cithaerias andromeda).

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High altar of the subsidiary church Pesenbach, municipality of Feldkirchen an der Donau, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (called Master SW), dated 1495.

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English : High altar of the subsidiary church Pesenbach, municipality of Feldkirchen an der Donau, Upper Austria. Anonymous master (called Master SW), dated 1495.

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The NASA ATS III satellite was launched into space 52 years ago. In 1968, it captured this time-lapse footage—the first colour movie of the planet Earth. It was an American geostationary weather and communication satellite that was operated by NASA from 1967 to 2001.‎

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English : The NASA ATS III satellite was launched into space 52 years ago. In 1968, it captured this time-lapse footage—the first colour movie of the planet Earth. It was an American geostationary weather and communication satellite that was operated by NASA from 1967 to 2001.

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Blue hour shot of the south west facade of the Berliner Philharmonie.

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English : Blue hour shot of the south west facade of the Berliner Philharmonie.

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Located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachiko exit, Shibuya Crossing (Tokyo, Japan) is famous for its scramble crossing, when hundreds of people, and at peak times upwards of 3000 pedestrians, inundate the entire intersection, crossing and coming from all directions at once.‎

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English : Located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachiko exit, Shibuya Crossing (Tokyo, Japan) is famous for its scramble crossing, when hundreds of people, and at peak times upwards of 3000 pedestrians, inundate the entire intersection, crossing and coming from all directions at once.

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Male white peacock (Pavo cristatus mut. alba), Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria.

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English : Male white peacock (Pavo cristatus mut. alba), Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria.

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Mallard duckling preening in Central Park, NYC.‎

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English : Mallard duckling preening in Central Park, NYC.

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General view of the village of Monterde, province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. The most important heritage of Monterde, that has a population of 198 (data from 2016), are the church of the Assumption (on the right) of mudéjar-style and erected in the 15th century and its medieval castle (top left) from the 14th century.

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English : General view of the village of Monterde, province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. The most important heritage of Monterde, that has a population of 198 (data from 2016), are the church of the Assumption (on the right) of mudéjar-style and erected in the 15th century and its medieval castle (top left) from the 14th century.

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30 years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell. The video shows scenes at the border crossing Lübeck-Schlutup.‎

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English : 30 years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell. The video shows scenes at the border crossing Lübeck-Schlutup.

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Coffee bins at Schröers Privatrösterei in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Coffee bins at Schröers Privatrösterei in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The Bahá'í House of Worship (or Bahá'í Temple) is a temple in Wilmette, Illinois. One of ten dedicated temples of the Bahá'í Faith, it is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world.‎

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English : The Bahá'í House of Worship (or Bahá'í Temple) is a temple in Wilmette, Illinois. One of ten dedicated temples of the Bahá'í Faith, it is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world.

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Weekly journal of the Polygoon Hollands Nieuws, week 29 from 1948.
In The Hague the national swimming championships are held. Kees Hoving wins the men's 100-meter freestyle, Hannie Termeulen wins the women's event. Nel van Vliet wins the women's 200-meter breaststroke. Divers Kiki Heck and Coby Floor qualify for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.‎

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English : Weekly journal of the Polygoon Hollands Nieuws, week 29 from 1948.
In The Hague the national swimming championships are held. Kees Hoving wins the men's 100-meter freestyle, Hannie Termeulen wins the women's event. Nel van Vliet wins the women's 200-meter breaststroke. Divers Kiki Heck and Coby Floor qualify for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.

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Ceiling fresco in the nave of Wilhering Abbey Church (Upper Austria) by Bartolomeo Altomonte: Assumption of Mary (1741)

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English : Ceiling fresco in the nave of Wilhering Abbey Church (Upper Austria) by Bartolomeo Altomonte: Assumption of Mary (1741)

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Demonstration of the movement of yellow vests, Andelnans, November 24, 2018.‎

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English : Demonstration of the movement of yellow vests, Andelnans, November 24, 2018.

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View from below of Dynamic Mobile Steel Sculpture, an abstract sculpture from 1979 by Canadian artist George Norris (1928-2013). The statue is located in a foyer of the Central Branch of the Great Victoria Public Library (between Broughton and Courtney St), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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English : View from below of Dynamic Mobile Steel Sculpture, an abstract sculpture from 1979 by Canadian artist George Norris (1928-2013). The statue is located in a foyer of the Central Branch of the Great Victoria Public Library (between Broughton and Courtney St), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Fred Rogers speaks before a United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications hearing in support of public broadcasting, May 1, 1969‎

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English : Fred Rogers speaks before a United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications hearing in support of public broadcasting, May 1, 1969

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Loch Lubnaig from the path to Ben Ledi, Scotland

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View of a glacier from the top in Chugach State Park, Alaska, United States.

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English : View of a glacier from the top in Chugach State Park, Alaska, United States.

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Timelapse of Lake Urmia using satellites. The lake has shrunk to 10% of its former size. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on the planet.‎

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English : Timelapse of Lake Urmia using satellites. The lake has shrunk to 10% of its former size. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on the planet.

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Altar at Holy Cross Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Wilkin River close to its confluence with Makarora River. Otago, South Island, New Zealand

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English : Wilkin River close to its confluence with Makarora River. Otago, South Island, New Zealand

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Hatching of eggs of common liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) into miracidia (free-living motile form).
Fasciola hepatica eggs (in this video) were incubated 15 days in 0.5 cm water layer at 25C in the dark. After 15 days, eggs were exposed to intense light. Fully developed miracidia inside eggs started to hatch within 30 minutes after light exposure.‎

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English : Hatching of eggs of common liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) into miracidia (free-living motile form).
Fasciola hepatica eggs (in this video) were incubated 15 days in 0.5 cm water layer at 25C in the dark. After 15 days, eggs were exposed to intense light. Fully developed miracidia inside eggs started to hatch within 30 minutes after light exposure.

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Kyoto Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. The current station opened in 1997, commemorating Kyoto's 1,200th anniversary. It is 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, with a total floor area of 238,000 square meters. Architecturally, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic façade of plate glass over a steel frame. The architect was Hiroshi Hara.

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English : Kyoto Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. The current station opened in 1997, commemorating Kyoto's 1,200th anniversary. It is 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, with a total floor area of 238,000 square meters. Architecturally, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic façade of plate glass over a steel frame. The architect was Hiroshi Hara.

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Protest of Yellow vests, at Bavilliers, Novembre 24th 2018.‎

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English : Protest of Yellow vests, at Bavilliers, Novembre 24th 2018.

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Impression from the Christmas market Santa Pauli at Spielbudenplatz, St. Pauli, Hamburg.‎

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English : Impression from the Christmas market Santa Pauli at Spielbudenplatz, St. Pauli, Hamburg.

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The uniqueness of transactions in Pasar Terapung is a reflection of the culture of the people of Banjar. Until now the Pasar Terapung Lok Baintan, at Banjar district, is still as the main attraction of South Kalimantan's trade and tourism activities.

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English : The uniqueness of transactions in Pasar Terapung is a reflection of the culture of the people of Banjar. Until now the Pasar Terapung Lok Baintan, at Banjar district, is still as the main attraction of South Kalimantan's trade and tourism activities.

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Time-lapse of Hong Kong in 2012.‎

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English : Time-lapse of Hong Kong in 2012.

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Remains of the Romanesque Monastery of San Juan de Duero, Soria, Spain. The temple, that belonged to the Knights Hospitaller, was erected in the 12th century and inhabitated until the 18th century.

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English : Remains of the Romanesque Monastery of San Juan de Duero, Soria, Spain. The temple, that belonged to the Knights Hospitaller, was erected in the 12th century and inhabitated until the 18th century.

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A video illustrating the depth of the Mandelbrot set.‎

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English : A video illustrating the depth of the Mandelbrot set.

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A tree in Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia

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"Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies" from The Nutcracker

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English : "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies" from The Nutcracker

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Interior of the parish church Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria

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English : Interior of the parish church Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria

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Inexperienced gecko lured by a virtual prey.‎

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English : Inexperienced gecko lured by a virtual prey.

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Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire, England - built in 1632

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English : Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire, England - built in 1632

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A video of the birth, life, and death of a tornado. This tornado touched down near Prospect Valley, Colorado on June 19, 2018. It lasted for around 5 minutes, and stayed in open fields, causing no damage.‎

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English : A video of the birth, life, and death of a tornado. This tornado touched down near Prospect Valley, Colorado on June 19, 2018. It lasted for around 5 minutes, and stayed in open fields, causing no damage.

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The last tram (railcar 65) of Münster in the office building “Stadthaus 3”, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The last tramway line in Münster was closed on November 25th, 1954.

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English : The last tram (railcar 65) of Münster in the office building “Stadthaus 3”, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The last tramway line in Münster was closed on November 25th, 1954.

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Demonstration of yellow vests, at the crossroads of Errues, Menoncourt, November 25, 2018.‎

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English : Demonstration of yellow vests, at the crossroads of Errues, Menoncourt, November 25, 2018.

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Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis benghalensis) in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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English : Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis benghalensis) in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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A simulation of two spiral galaxies undergo a protracted crash lasting two billion years, eventually merging into a single elliptical galaxy.‎

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English : A simulation of two spiral galaxies undergo a protracted crash lasting two billion years, eventually merging into a single elliptical galaxy.

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Altar of the church of St Felix, Torralba de Ribota, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The church, of mudéjar and late gothic style was built between 1367 and 1420. The church is a national heritage monument in Spain (known as Bien de Interés Cultural) since 2006.

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English : Altar of the church of St Felix, Torralba de Ribota, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The church, of mudéjar and late gothic style was built between 1367 and 1420. The church is a national heritage monument in Spain (known as Bien de Interés Cultural) since 2006.

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English : Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp Eyes Big Gains in Local Elections

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Squashes Cucurbita maxima (red) and butternut squashes Cucurbita moschata (yellow-orange), ripe fruits. Ukraine, Vinnytsia raion.

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English : Squashes Cucurbita maxima (red) and butternut squashes Cucurbita moschata (yellow-orange), ripe fruits. Ukraine, Vinnytsia raion.

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An information video about Malaria, whis is a mosquito-borne infectious disease common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, that's caused by a parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium.‎

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English : An information video about Malaria, whis is a mosquito-borne infectious disease common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, that's caused by a parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium.

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The lamentation over the dead Christ by Michael Wolgemut († 30 November 1519). Epitaph for Georg Keyper in St. Lorenz Church Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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English : The lamentation over the dead Christ by Michael Wolgemut († 30 November 1519). Epitaph for Georg Keyper in St. Lorenz Church Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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High-tech toilets in Japan. These bidets are commonly called washlets, and include many advanced features rarely seen outside of Asia. The feature set commonly found on washlets are anal hygiene, bidet washing, seat warming and deodorization. These high-tech toilets allow water temperature and water pressure to be adjusted to match the preferences of the user. By default, the vulva receives less pressure than the anus. Researchers in Japan have found that most users prefer a water temperature slightly above body temperature, with 38 °C (100 °F) considered optimal. High-end washlets like this one allow selection of vibrating and pulsating jets of water. The washlet can replace toilet paper completely, but many users opt to use both wash and paper in combination—although use of paper may be omitted for cleaning of the vulva. Some wipe before washing, some wash before wiping, some wash only, and some wipe only—each according to his/her preference. The heated seat may be adjustable from 30 °C to 40 °C‎

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English : High-tech toilets in Japan. These bidets are commonly called washlets, and include many advanced features rarely seen outside of Asia. The feature set commonly found on washlets are anal hygiene, bidet washing, seat warming and deodorization. These high-tech toilets allow water temperature and water pressure to be adjusted to match the preferences of the user. By default, the vulva receives less pressure than the anus. Researchers in Japan have found that most users prefer a water temperature slightly above body temperature, with 38 °C (100 °F) considered optimal. High-end washlets like this one allow selection of vibrating and pulsating jets of water. The washlet can replace toilet paper completely, but many users opt to use both wash and paper in combination—although use of paper may be omitted for cleaning of the vulva. Some wipe before washing, some wash before wiping, some wash only, and some wipe only—each according to his/her preference. The heated seat may be adjustable from 30 °C to 40 °C

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80 years ago on this day, the Winter War began when the Soviet Union invaded Finland. The war was fought in temperatures down to −43 °C (−45 °F). In the photograph, Soviet prisoners of war dressed in new clothes near the Arctic Circle at Rovaniemi, Finland, during the war on 6 January 1940.

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English : 80 years ago on this day, the Winter War began when the Soviet Union invaded Finland. The war was fought in temperatures down to −43 °C (−45 °F). In the photograph, Soviet prisoners of war dressed in new clothes near the Arctic Circle at Rovaniemi, Finland, during the war on 6 January 1940.

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Detour, film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, originally released on this day in 1945.‎

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English : Detour, film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, originally released on this day in 1945.