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Chapel in the St Viktor Church, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Chapel in the St Viktor Church, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park, Vancouver, Canada. The bridge, built in 1912, is 50 metres (160 ft) high from the bottom of the canyon.

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English : Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park, Vancouver, Canada. The bridge, built in 1912, is 50 metres (160 ft) high from the bottom of the canyon.

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The Three Sisters from Policeman Creek, Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The Three Sisters are a trio of peaks. They are known individually as Big Sister, Middle Sister and Little Sister.

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English : The Three Sisters from Policeman Creek, Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The Three Sisters are a trio of peaks. They are known individually as Big Sister, Middle Sister and Little Sister.

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Early morning view to southwest from Ben Lawers: Meall Corranaich on the right, Meall nan Tarmachan on the left. Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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English : Early morning view to southwest from Ben Lawers: Meall Corranaich on the right, Meall nan Tarmachan on the left. Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Nezara viridula (Southern green stink bug, brown winter forme), with, on the head, egg of Trichopoda pennipes.

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English : Nezara viridula (Southern green stink bug, brown winter forme), with, on the head, egg of Trichopoda pennipes.

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Hermitage of St Bartholomew, Canyon of the Lobos River Natural Park, province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The hermitage was built in the beginning of the 13th century showing the transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles. The temple is located in a remote and quite location inside the Lobos River Canyon, a National Park.

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English : Hermitage of St Bartholomew, Canyon of the Lobos River Natural Park, province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The hermitage was built in the beginning of the 13th century showing the transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles. The temple is located in a remote and quite location inside the Lobos River Canyon, a National Park.

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Aniva lighthouse on Sakhalin, Russia

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Corner of the walls in the foyer of the Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The shadows and the reflection show construction of the glass roof

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English : Corner of the walls in the foyer of the Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The shadows and the reflection show construction of the glass roof

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Paysandisia archon (Palm moth), male dorsal side

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The Green and Golden Bell Frog, Litoria aurea, is a magnificent looking frog. In the late 1860s several consignments of these frogs were received from Sydney and released by the Auckland Acclimisation Society. There have been several attempts to establish populations of this species in the South Island.

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English : The Green and Golden Bell Frog, Litoria aurea, is a magnificent looking frog. In the late 1860s several consignments of these frogs were received from Sydney and released by the Auckland Acclimisation Society. There have been several attempts to establish populations of this species in the South Island.

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A 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth - and death - is taking place.

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English : A 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth - and death - is taking place.

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Exemplar of Leopard (Panthera pardus) devouring an antilope, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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English : Exemplar of Leopard (Panthera pardus) devouring an antilope, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Wooden Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Zhovkva, Ukraine.

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Interior of the Church of the Teutonic Order in Vienna, Austria

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Common tiger (Danaus genutia genutia) male in Kerala, India

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The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris native to the western and central portions of the island of Java, in Indonesia. It is most closely related to the Sunda slow loris and the Bengal slow loris (N. bengalensis). The species has two forms, based on hair length and, to a lesser extent, coloration.

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English : The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris native to the western and central portions of the island of Java, in Indonesia. It is most closely related to the Sunda slow loris and the Bengal slow loris (N. bengalensis). The species has two forms, based on hair length and, to a lesser extent, coloration.

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Christchurch Art Gallery during the blue hour. The gallery in this buildings was inaugurated on 10th May 2003. It was damaged during 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and re-opened exactly 4 years ago (19th December 2015)

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English : Christchurch Art Gallery during the blue hour. The gallery in this buildings was inaugurated on 10th May 2003. It was damaged during 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and re-opened exactly 4 years ago (19th December 2015)

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View of the town hall in a grey day, Unity of Italy Square, Trieste, Italy. The building dates from 1875 and is a work of italian architect Giuseppe Bruni.

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English : View of the town hall in a grey day, Unity of Italy Square, Trieste, Italy. The building dates from 1875 and is a work of italian architect Giuseppe Bruni.

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Aspidomorpha miliaris on a leaf in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India. The insect is fairly small, at only 15 mm long.

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English : Aspidomorpha miliaris on a leaf in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India. The insect is fairly small, at only 15 mm long.

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Midwinter horns in Beeklustpark, Almelo, Netherlands‎

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English : Midwinter horns in Beeklustpark, Almelo, Netherlands

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L.A. Ring's painting Road in the Village of Baldersbrønde (Winter Day) from 1912 exhibited in National Gallery

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English : L.A. Ring's painting Road in the Village of Baldersbrønde (Winter Day) from 1912 exhibited in National Gallery

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Nativity scene in the St Viktor Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Sunset aerial photograph of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, where it is said Jesus ascended into Heaven, forty days after he was resurrected.

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English : Sunset aerial photograph of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, where it is said Jesus ascended into Heaven, forty days after he was resurrected.

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Footage of the third Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, whose birthday it is today, arriving at Andrews Air Force Base on September 5, 1978 to attend the Camp David Summit.‎

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English : Footage of the third Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, whose birthday it is today, arriving at Andrews Air Force Base on September 5, 1978 to attend the Camp David Summit.

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The view from a US Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, as it delivers aid to a mosque in the town of Meulaboh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which occurred 15 years ago today.

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English : The view from a US Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, as it delivers aid to a mosque in the town of Meulaboh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which occurred 15 years ago today.

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An animation of the path of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.‎

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English : An animation of the path of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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Main nave of the Virgin Mary church, Wrocław, Poland.

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A view towards Okshornan peaks from Tungeneset in the island of Senja, Norway.

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A Red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) in Sète, France.

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An ice cave on Olkhon Island, eastern Siberia, Russia.

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