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Medal for the 225th anniversary of the porcelain factory in Meissen, 1935. The AV depicts the portrait of the inventor of the stoneware which is named after him, Johann Friedrich Böttger. RV: the crossed swords logo for Meissen and the dates of the jubilee. Brown so-called "Böttgersteinzeug"

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English : Medal for the 225th anniversary of the porcelain factory in Meissen, 1935. The AV depicts the portrait of the inventor of the stoneware which is named after him, Johann Friedrich Böttger. RV: the crossed swords logo for Meissen and the dates of the jubilee. Brown so-called "Böttgersteinzeug"

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View of the Kremlin just before sunset in Pskov, Russia

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English : View of the Kremlin just before sunset in Pskov, Russia

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Grandpas's Eyeglasses (Os Óculos do Vovô), a 1913 silent short by Francisco Dias Ferreira dos Santos, is the oldest surviving Brazilian fiction film.‎

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English : Grandpas's Eyeglasses (Os Óculos do Vovô), a 1913 silent short by Francisco Dias Ferreira dos Santos, is the oldest surviving Brazilian fiction film.

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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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NASA’s telescope Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), installed on the International Space Station, maps X-ray echoes to reveal changes to the corona of black hole MAXI J1820+070.‎

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English : NASA’s telescope Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), installed on the International Space Station, maps X-ray echoes to reveal changes to the corona of black hole MAXI J1820+070.

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Two juvenile nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) having a drink in Senegal.

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English : Two juvenile nolan warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus africanus) having a drink in Senegal.

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Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39.‎

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English : Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39.

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Elizabeth Quay Bridge and skyline in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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English : Elizabeth Quay Bridge and skyline in Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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A Christmas market (type of street market) during the four weeks of Advent. Originated in Germany, but are now common worldwide.‎

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English : A Christmas market (type of street market) during the four weeks of Advent. Originated in Germany, but are now common worldwide.

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Viru bog at wintertime.

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English : Viru bog at wintertime.

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A rendered visualization of the Ventricular system, specifically the Cerebral aqueduct shown in red, using data from Anatomography.‎

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English : A rendered visualization of the Ventricular system, specifically the Cerebral aqueduct shown in red, using data from Anatomography.

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360° view on the library of the Estonian Students' Society. It is the oldest academical student society in Estonia and was founded today 150 years ago.

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English : 360° view on the library of the Estonian Students' Society. It is the oldest academical student society in Estonia and was founded today 150 years ago.

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Example of a 2D Fourier Transform applied to an image.‎

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English : Example of a 2D Fourier Transform applied to an image.

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Skylight in the Cybele Palace or Palace of Communication, located on the Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain. The building, one of the landmarks of Spain's capital, was inaugurated in 1919 as headquarters of the Spanish postal and telecommunications service (Correos). The building was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Today the building is seat of the City Council.

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English : Skylight in the Cybele Palace or Palace of Communication, located on the Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain. The building, one of the landmarks of Spain's capital, was inaugurated in 1919 as headquarters of the Spanish postal and telecommunications service (Correos). The building was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Today the building is seat of the City Council.

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Historical reenactment: "Borders to guard" 1915 - 1919, on August 3rd and 4th, 2019, at the Belfort citadel.‎

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English : Historical reenactment: "Borders to guard" 1915 - 1919, on August 3rd and 4th, 2019, at the Belfort citadel.

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Berlin cathedral is reflecting in the river Spree on a cloudy day. View from west towards east.

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English : Berlin cathedral is reflecting in the river Spree on a cloudy day. View from west towards east.

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English : Torah scroll in Kazerne Dossin Museum, Mechelen, Belgium.

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

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

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1904 recording of Mr. Lefires, a French flatulist.‎

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English : 1904 recording of Mr. Lefires, a French flatulist.

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This animation compares the X-ray 'heartbeats' of GRS 1915 and IGR J17091, two black holes that ingest gas from companion stars. The data was recorded by Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).‎

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English : This animation compares the X-ray 'heartbeats' of GRS 1915 and IGR J17091, two black holes that ingest gas from companion stars. The data was recorded by Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).

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Resurrection of Christ at the winged altar of the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. Anonymous master, 1480.

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English : Resurrection of Christ at the winged altar of the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. Anonymous master, 1480.

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A chatty Brewer's blackbird in San Francisco, California‎

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English : A chatty Brewer's blackbird in San Francisco, California

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Rows of seats in Olympiastadion Munich which is situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München. The stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. With an original capacity of 80,000, the stadium also hosted many major football matches including the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final and the UEFA Euro 1988 Final. It hosted the European Cup Finals in 1979, 1993 and 1997. Its current capacity is 69,250.

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English : Rows of seats in Olympiastadion Munich which is situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München. The stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. With an original capacity of 80,000, the stadium also hosted many major football matches including the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final and the UEFA Euro 1988 Final. It hosted the European Cup Finals in 1979, 1993 and 1997. Its current capacity is 69,250.

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Ludwig van Beethoven's first movement of the Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 10, No. 3 was written in 1798.‎

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English : Ludwig van Beethoven's first movement of the Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 10, No. 3 was written in 1798.

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View of a lake in the Eagle River Valley, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

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English : View of a lake in the Eagle River Valley, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

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New Brighton Pier during the sunset. New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

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English : New Brighton Pier during the sunset. New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Seven years ago the Boston Marathon was hit by a terror attack. The same day (April 15, 2013) U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the event.‎

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English : Seven years ago the Boston Marathon was hit by a terror attack. The same day (April 15, 2013) U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the event.

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A female llama (Lama glama) with her cria at Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia.

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English : A female llama (Lama glama) with her cria at Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia.

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The ESO Very Large Telescope observes the southern skies using four mirrors 8.2 metres in diameter. But keeping the VLT´s eyes clear requires each mirror to be cleaned and recoated occasionally.‎

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English : The ESO Very Large Telescope observes the southern skies using four mirrors 8.2 metres in diameter. But keeping the VLT´s eyes clear requires each mirror to be cleaned and recoated occasionally.

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Aerial photo of clouds gliding in Makhtesh Ramon, Negev desert, Israel

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English : Aerial photo of clouds gliding in Makhtesh Ramon, Negev desert, Israel

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President Donald Trump Cuts US Funding to WHO. President claims WHO was slow to act and promoted China's 'disinformation'. The US is WHO's single biggest donor, providing $400 million in 2019, nearly 15% of its budget.‎

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English : President Donald Trump Cuts US Funding to WHO. President claims WHO was slow to act and promoted China's 'disinformation'. The US is WHO's single biggest donor, providing $400 million in 2019, nearly 15% of its budget.

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This 1860 phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville is the oldest known intelligible recording of the human voice. It is excerpt from the song “Au clair de la lune”.‎

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English : This 1860 phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville is the oldest known intelligible recording of the human voice. It is excerpt from the song “Au clair de la lune”.

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Mausoleum dedicated to the drivers "Ecuador" of Carchi in the cemetery of Tulcán, located in the city of Tulcán, capital of the Carchi Province, northern Ecuador. The cemetery, with an area of 8 hectares (20 acres), was founded in 1932 to replace the former one that was damaged in the 1923 earthquake. José María Azael Franco Guerrero was, back in 1936, in charge of the city parks, and started topiary works in the Tulcán cemetery. Since then the cemetery park has become internationally popular in the art of topiary, and was renamed in 2007 to cemetery Azael Franco to honour his work.

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English : Mausoleum dedicated to the drivers "Ecuador" of Carchi in the cemetery of Tulcán, located in the city of Tulcán, capital of the Carchi Province, northern Ecuador. The cemetery, with an area of 8 hectares (20 acres), was founded in 1932 to replace the former one that was damaged in the 1923 earthquake. José María Azael Franco Guerrero was, back in 1936, in charge of the city parks, and started topiary works in the Tulcán cemetery. Since then the cemetery park has become internationally popular in the art of topiary, and was renamed in 2007 to cemetery Azael Franco to honour his work.

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A time lapse of the Falkirk Wheel over a time period of approximately 10 minutes.‎

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English : A time lapse of the Falkirk Wheel over a time period of approximately 10 minutes.

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North side of Melk Abbey and entry of Melk river into the Danube. View from Emmersdorf, Lower Austria.

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English : North side of Melk Abbey and entry of Melk river into the Danube. View from Emmersdorf, Lower Austria.

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Ellipse trammel designed by Frans van Schooten.‎

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English : Ellipse trammel designed by Frans van Schooten.

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A set of drill bits in a workshop. Ukraine

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Morning game reserve in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Alfred von Croÿ commissioned the English landscape architect Edward Milner with the gardening in the 1860s. The work was carried out by the gardener Charles Barnard.
Wikipedia: DülmenEdward Milner

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English : Morning game reserve in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Alfred von Croÿ commissioned the English landscape architect Edward Milner with the gardening in the 1860s. The work was carried out by the gardener Charles Barnard.
Wikipedia: DülmenEdward Milner

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Follow a coronal mass ejection as is passes Venus then Earth, and explore how the sun drives Earth's winds and oceans.‎

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English : Follow a coronal mass ejection as is passes Venus then Earth, and explore how the sun drives Earth's winds and oceans.

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Female southern masked weaver bird (Ploceus velatus) with tongue out and toes crossed.

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English : Female southern masked weaver bird (Ploceus velatus) with tongue out and toes crossed.

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Juvenile spiny flower mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) simply grooms itself as it watches the earthworm crawl between its legs.‎

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English : Juvenile spiny flower mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) simply grooms itself as it watches the earthworm crawl between its legs.

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Transport of recycled material on a freight bicycle in Shanghai.

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English : Transport of recycled material on a freight bicycle in Shanghai.

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Simplified animation of a 5-speed Manual transmission.
  input shaft, connected to the Clutch and motor
  output shaft
  constant-mesh wheels of the gears 1, 2, 3, 5. These gears rotate freely on the output shaft
  Dog clutches locking gears with the output
  the reverse uses a sliding-mesh Idler-wheel
  shift linkage

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English : Simplified animation of a 5-speed Manual transmission.
  input shaft, connected to the Clutch and motor
  output shaft
  constant-mesh wheels of the gears 1, 2, 3, 5. These gears rotate freely on the output shaft
  Dog clutches locking gears with the output
  the reverse uses a sliding-mesh Idler-wheel
  shift linkage

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View of the exterior of the Pula Arena during sunset, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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English : View of the exterior of the Pula Arena during sunset, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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The Chechahcos, a 1924 American silent film on the Klondike Gold Rush, was the first full-length motion picture filmed entirely in Alaska.‎

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English : The Chechahcos, a 1924 American silent film on the Klondike Gold Rush, was the first full-length motion picture filmed entirely in Alaska.

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A rainbow cape designed by Christopher Bailey for Burberry on display for the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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English : A rainbow cape designed by Christopher Bailey for Burberry on display for the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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The Infernal Cauldron is a 1903 hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.‎

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English : The Infernal Cauldron is a 1903 hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.

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Cheetah cub, (Acinonyx jubatus) in Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Cubs are hidden in long grass when mother goes hunting. KwaZulu-Natal was created on 27 April 1994

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English : Cheetah cub, (Acinonyx jubatus) in Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Cubs are hidden in long grass when mother goes hunting. KwaZulu-Natal was created on 27 April 1994

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This video was taken October 18, 2011 from on board the International Space Station while it travels from just south of Alaska to eastern Cuba. The camera was north-facing, so the Aurora Borealis is visible. Lightning storms can be seen while Chicago and the south end of Lake Michigan pass by in the background.‎

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English : This video was taken October 18, 2011 from on board the International Space Station while it travels from just south of Alaska to eastern Cuba. The camera was north-facing, so the Aurora Borealis is visible. Lightning storms can be seen while Chicago and the south end of Lake Michigan pass by in the background.

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Heilig-Geist-Spital (Hospital of the Holy Spirit) in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

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Les Canards tyroliens (the Yodling Ducks) is a 1869 French song on the freedom of assembly created by Thérésa and performed in 1930 by Yvonne Gabaroche.‎

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English : Les Canards tyroliens (the Yodling Ducks) is a 1869 French song on the freedom of assembly created by Thérésa and performed in 1930 by Yvonne Gabaroche.

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Transparent roof of the Main Post Office in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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English : Transparent roof of the Main Post Office in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Girl Shy is a 1924 American film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor and starring Harold Lloyd.‎

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English : Girl Shy is a 1924 American film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor and starring Harold Lloyd.

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Female topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, ended her visit to Uganda on 30 April 1954.

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English : Female topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, ended her visit to Uganda on 30 April 1954.

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Traditional Yiddish song Ver Hot aza Yingele? performed by Eurocantica music group.‎

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English : Traditional Yiddish song Ver Hot aza Yingele? performed by Eurocantica music group.