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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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The Savoureuse river, December 25th 2018, at Belfort.‎

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English : The Savoureuse river, December 25th 2018, at Belfort.

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NASA Commentator Lori Meggs at the Marshall Space Flight Center speaks to researchers Robert Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul of the University of Florida about their Advanced Plant experiments on the International Space Station, in which they have already learned a great deal—and gotten some interesting surprises—about how plants grow in space. The ability to grow food in space will be very important to support future missions beyond low Earth orbit into deep space.‎

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English : NASA Commentator Lori Meggs at the Marshall Space Flight Center speaks to researchers Robert Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul of the University of Florida about their Advanced Plant experiments on the International Space Station, in which they have already learned a great deal—and gotten some interesting surprises—about how plants grow in space. The ability to grow food in space will be very important to support future missions beyond low Earth orbit into deep space.

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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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Balian Buschbaum, participant in the Olympic Games in Sydney, speaking about transgender issues at the Diversity 2019 conference.‎

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English : Balian Buschbaum, participant in the Olympic Games in Sydney, speaking about transgender issues at the Diversity 2019 conference.

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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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NEFFEX - Fight Back (BLENDER Remix)‎

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English : NEFFEX - Fight Back (BLENDER Remix)

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Tractors in Berlin, Tiergarten‎

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English : Tractors in Berlin, Tiergarten

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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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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor is a 1923 short sound film by Lee de Forest featuring Eddie Cantor.‎

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English : A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor is a 1923 short sound film by Lee de Forest featuring Eddie Cantor.

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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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English : Aniva lighthouse on Sakhalin, Russia

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Monkeys Spinning Monkeys, Instruments: Flutes, Violin, Viola, Cello, by Kevin MacLeod.‎

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English : Monkeys Spinning Monkeys, Instruments: Flutes, Violin, Viola, Cello, by Kevin MacLeod.

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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 the 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 the construction of the glass roof.

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Computer generated imagery showing clavicle in 3d.‎

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English : Computer generated imagery showing clavicle in 3d.

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Paysandisia archon (Palm moth), male dorsal side

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English : Paysandisia archon (Palm moth), male dorsal side

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An animation made using VMD of the 70S ribosome, the P site tRNA (orange), E site tRNA (green), mRNA (yellow), and elongation factor G (red) in the POST state, at the end of tRNA translocation.‎

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English : An animation made using VMD of the 70S ribosome, the P site tRNA (orange), E site tRNA (green), mRNA (yellow), and elongation factor G (red) in the POST state, at the end of tRNA translocation.

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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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Radical Queer March 2019 in Berlin‎

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English : Radical Queer March 2019 in Berlin

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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 antelope, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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

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Star HR 8799 with four orbiting exoplanets during the period of 7 years.‎

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English : Star HR 8799 with four orbiting exoplanets during the period of 7 years.

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

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

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Reconstructed skull and atlas of a Niassodon, an extinct genus of kingoriid dicynodont therapsid known from the Late Permian of Niassa Province, northern Mozambique.‎

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English : Reconstructed skull and atlas of a Niassodon, an extinct genus of kingoriid dicynodont therapsid known from the Late Permian of Niassa Province, northern Mozambique.

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

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

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Animation of the migration of the Southern Celestial Pole from the year 1610 up to 9500. The path traces from the current South Star Sigma Octantis through the constellation Chamaeleon towards Carina.‎

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English : Animation of the migration of the Southern Celestial Pole from the year 1610 up to 9500. The path traces from the current South Star Sigma Octantis through the constellation Chamaeleon towards Carina.

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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 parts 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 parts 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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Yum cha (lit. "drink tea") is a Cantonese-style meal. Various kinds of dim sum are typically served.‎

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English : Yum cha (lit. "drink tea") is a Cantonese-style meal. Various kinds of dim sum are typically served.

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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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Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is the central railway terminus in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Opened in December 1915, it was then one of the world's largest railway stations.‎

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English : Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is the central railway terminus in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Opened in December 1915, it was then one of the world's largest railway stations.

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View of the town hall on 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 on 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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Aspidimorpha miliaris on a leaf in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India. The insect is fairly small, at only 15 mm long.

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English : Aspidimorpha 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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Inauguration of the Museum of Fine Arts of Belfort, March 1st, 2019.‎

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English : Inauguration of the Museum of Fine Arts of Belfort, March 1st, 2019.

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

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

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Two Piano solo versions (midrange and higer) of "O Tannenbaum" ("O fir tree" or "O Christmas Tree"). Based on a traditional German folk song, it became a Christmas carol associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century.‎

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English : Two Piano solo versions (midrange and higer) of "O Tannenbaum" ("O fir tree" or "O Christmas Tree"). Based on a traditional German folk song, it became a Christmas carol associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century.

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

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School strike for the climate in Belfort, France, March 15, 2019.‎

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English : School strike for the climate in Belfort, France, March 15, 2019.

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

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Historical landscape of the Kiev mountains and the Dnieper river valley, Kyiv. Kiev Pechersk Lavra is central monument here.‎

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English : Historical landscape of the Kiev mountains and the Dnieper river valley, Kyiv. Kiev Pechersk Lavra is central monument here.

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

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

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Wikipedia Edit 2019: Captures a tiny portion of the millions of edits that the world made to Wikipedia in 2019.‎

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English : Wikipedia Edit 2019: Captures a tiny portion of the millions of edits that the world made to Wikipedia in 2019.
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An ice cave on Olkhon Island, eastern Siberia, Russia.

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

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Demonstration of yellow vests, Belfort, December 31, 2018 evening.‎

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English : Demonstration of yellow vests, Belfort, December 31, 2018 evening.