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Discovery of the Tour de France course in Belfort, May 12th 2019.‎

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English : Discovery of the Tour de France course in Belfort, May 12th 2019.

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Madonna is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. Munch painted several versions of the composition, showing a bare-breasted half-length female figure, between 1892 and 1895, using oils on canvas. He also produced versions in print form.

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English : Madonna is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. Munch painted several versions of the composition, showing a bare-breasted half-length female figure, between 1892 and 1895, using oils on canvas. He also produced versions in print form.

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Welcome back Turkey greeting, Katherine Maher. Turkey Restores Wikipedia After More Than 2-Year Ban. The country’s top court had ruled that the move was unconstitutional.‎

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English : Welcome back Turkey greeting, Katherine Maher. Turkey Restores Wikipedia After More Than 2-Year Ban. The country’s top court had ruled that the move was unconstitutional.

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On Jan. 14, 2005 ESA's Huygens probe descended to Titan's surface. The video condenses all sensor data collected during the almost four-hour-long operation into a video of less than five minutes.‎

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English : On Jan. 14, 2005 ESA's Huygens probe descended to Titan's surface. The video condenses all sensor data collected during the almost four-hour-long operation into a video of less than five minutes.

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Hybrid of Green-winged Macaw and Scarlet Macaw, photographed in the zoo of Münster, Germany

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English : Hybrid of Green-winged Macaw and Scarlet Macaw, photographed in the zoo of Münster, Germany

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Peter Pan is a 1924 American silent film by Herbert Brenon and the first film adaptation of J. M. Barrie's eponymous play.‎

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English : Peter Pan is a 1924 American silent film by Herbert Brenon and the first film adaptation of J. M. Barrie's eponymous play.

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While peace talks over the Crimean War were initiated 164 years ago, this piece of clothing, named after one of the venues, could spell some trouble as some ways of wearing the balaclava may be against local anti-mask laws.

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English : While peace talks over the Crimean War were initiated 164 years ago, this piece of clothing, named after one of the venues, could spell some trouble as some ways of wearing the balaclava may be against local anti-mask laws.

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Bartók's Sonatina composed in 1915.‎

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English : Bartók's Sonatina composed in 1915.

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Lateral view of the Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, United States.

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English : Lateral view of the Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, United States.

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Solea senegalensis, the Senegalese sole, is a species of flatfish from the family of the true soles, the Soleidae, from the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.‎

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English : Solea senegalensis, the Senegalese sole, is a species of flatfish from the family of the true soles, the Soleidae, from the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

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View north from Ben Lawers, Scotland

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English : View north from Ben Lawers, Scotland

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He Who Gets Slapped, a 1924 silent film directed by Victor Sjöström with Lon Chaney and Norma Shearer, was the first film produced by the newly formed Metro Goldwyn Meyer and the first to feature Leo the Lion as its mascot.‎

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English : He Who Gets Slapped, a 1924 silent film directed by Victor Sjöström with Lon Chaney and Norma Shearer, was the first film produced by the newly formed Metro Goldwyn Meyer and the first to feature Leo the Lion as its mascot.

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Debate, organized at 15 may 2019 at Bavilliers, with 8 candidates at european parlementary election of 26 may 2019.‎

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English : Debate, organized at 15 may 2019 at Bavilliers, with 8 candidates at european parlementary election of 26 may 2019.

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Interior view of the Holy Cross Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Interior view of the Holy Cross Church in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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SDO's ultra-high definition view of the 2012 Venus Transit

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English : SDO's ultra-high definition view of the 2012 Venus Transit

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Cuban black hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) in Cuba. Mark Bowden’s book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War was published on 10 February 1999.

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English : Cuban black hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) in Cuba. Mark Bowden’s book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War was published on 10 February 1999.

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The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent American film directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks.‎

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English : The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent American film directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks.

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Ahuriri River before sunrise, Canterbury, New Zealand

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English : Ahuriri River before sunrise, Canterbury, New Zealand

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A rendered visualization of the Human skull using data from Anatomography.‎

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English : A rendered visualization of the Human skull using data from Anatomography.

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Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel") and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city.

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English : Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel") and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city.

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Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses, created during his six-month participation in Expedition 40 on the International Space Station in 2014.‎

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English : Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses, created during his six-month participation in Expedition 40 on the International Space Station in 2014.

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The so-called Schwanenstein, a glacial erratic near the village of Lohme on the island of Rügen, Germany. On 13 February 1956, three boys from the village of Lohme were playing by the shore of the frozen sea. The weather changed suddenly, and a storm broke the ice. The boys saved themselves by climbing onto the stone. As the wind turned into a hurricane, local fishermen and border guards tried to save the boys but they failed as the storm was too heavy. The next morning when the weather had calmed, the bodies of the three boys were recovered from the stone.

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English : The so-called Schwanenstein, a glacial erratic near the village of Lohme on the island of Rügen, Germany. On 13 February 1956, three boys from the village of Lohme were playing by the shore of the frozen sea. The weather changed suddenly, and a storm broke the ice. The boys saved themselves by climbing onto the stone. As the wind turned into a hurricane, local fishermen and border guards tried to save the boys but they failed as the storm was too heavy. The next morning when the weather had calmed, the bodies of the three boys were recovered from the stone.

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Pachelbel's Canon or Canon in D by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. Recording by Kevin MacLeod.‎

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English : Pachelbel's Canon or Canon in D by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. Recording by Kevin MacLeod.

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Fatty Joins the Force is a 1913 American silent short by George Nichols featuring Roscoe Arbuckle and the Keystone Kops.‎

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English : Fatty Joins the Force is a 1913 American silent short by George Nichols featuring Roscoe Arbuckle and the Keystone Kops.

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Game reserve at sunrise in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Game reserve at sunrise in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Meeting of the party "Popular republican union", at 18 may 2019, at Belfort.‎

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English : Meeting of the party "Popular republican union", at 18 may 2019, at Belfort.

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View from the Castle to the Old Town of Znojmo, Czech Republic

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English : View from the Castle to the Old Town of Znojmo, Czech Republic

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Nadra Amin performing a song by Zakariyya Ahmad in Song of the Heart (1932), the first Egyptian talking musical film.‎

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English : Nadra Amin performing a song by Zakariyya Ahmad in Song of the Heart (1932), the first Egyptian talking musical film.

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NGC 6302 or Nebuloasa Fluturele / Insecta

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English : NGC 6302 or Nebuloasa Fluturele / Insecta

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Volume rendering of a mouse skull (CT) using shear warp algorithm.‎

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English : Volume rendering of a mouse skull (CT) using shear warp algorithm.

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Exemplar of a juvenile marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) lying on a rock in the coast of Lobos Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Exemplar of a juvenile marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) lying on a rock in the coast of Lobos Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Daydreams is a 1915 Russian silent film by Yevgeni Bauer.‎

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English : Daydreams is a 1915 Russian silent film by Yevgeni Bauer.

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Debussy's "Sarabande" from Pour le piano, composed in 1901.‎

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English : Debussy's "Sarabande" from Pour le piano, composed in 1901.

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Notgeld banknote, issued by the city of Cologne, 1922, depicting two members of the carnival guard Rote Funken in the uniforms of city soldiers from Cologne who are performing the traditional dance "Stippeföttche". Signed by Lord Mayor Konrad Adenauer, later the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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English : Notgeld banknote, issued by the city of Cologne, 1922, depicting two members of the carnival guard Rote Funken in the uniforms of city soldiers from Cologne who are performing the traditional dance "Stippeföttche". Signed by Lord Mayor Konrad Adenauer, later the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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The tacking maneuver with a traditional outrigger canoe works quite different from a modern sailing boat: they change bow and stern‎

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English : The tacking maneuver with a traditional outrigger canoe works quite different from a modern sailing boat: they change bow and stern

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The Acrobatic Fly is a 1910 British silent short by F. Percy Smith, featuring a housefly secured to the head of a match and juggling objects with its feet.‎

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English : The Acrobatic Fly is a 1910 British silent short by F. Percy Smith, featuring a housefly secured to the head of a match and juggling objects with its feet.

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Ceiling of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl, Russia

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English : Ceiling of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl, Russia

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The bicycle party, at Belfort, June 1st and 2rd 2019.‎

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English : The bicycle party, at Belfort, June 1st and 2rd 2019.

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Music video of the metalcore song Ombligos by the Spanish band Aphonnic (gl), released in October 2016.‎

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English : Music video of the metalcore song Ombligos by the Spanish band Aphonnic (gl), released in October 2016.

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Sunset in Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, United States.

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English : Sunset in Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, United States.

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This video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star. Over 21 days, the Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds named TRAPPIST-1b (innermost) to TRAPPIST-1h (outermost). Three of the planets (e, f and g) orbit within the habitable zone.‎

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English : This video details a system of seven planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star. Over 21 days, the Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds named TRAPPIST-1b (innermost) to TRAPPIST-1h (outermost). Three of the planets (e, f and g) orbit within the habitable zone.

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Aasee with pier and restaurants in Münster (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) at dawn

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English : Aasee with pier and restaurants in Münster (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) at dawn

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First 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station.‎

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English : First 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station.

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

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

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Hydrogen is a gas at room temperature, and is the first element in the periodic table. It has the chemical symbol H, but is usually found as a diatomic molecule of H2.‎

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English : Hydrogen is a gas at room temperature, and is the first element in the periodic table. It has the chemical symbol H, but is usually found as a diatomic molecule of H2.

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Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. View for weekdays with closed wings. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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English : Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. View for weekdays with closed wings. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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Video of a bioluminescent beetle Elateroidea (Lampyridae Ototretinae Stenocladius or Rhagophthalmidae), here moving on a banana leaf. This specimen measures about 20 mm (0.79 in).‎

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English : Video of a bioluminescent beetle Elateroidea (Lampyridae Ototretinae Stenocladius or Rhagophthalmidae), here moving on a banana leaf. This specimen measures about 20 mm (0.79 in).

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Portrait of Paul Trappen, the world's strongest man (c. 1915).

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English : Portrait of Paul Trappen, the world's strongest man (c. 1915).

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California sea lion colony in La Jolla, California‎

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Thunderstorm, seen from Belfort, June 5th 2019.‎

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English : Thunderstorm, seen from Belfort, June 5th 2019.