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Interior of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, better known as "Wrocław Cathedral", Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The church, of Gothic/Neo-Gothic style, is the fourth church built in the current location between the 10th and 20th centuries.

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English : Interior of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, better known as "Wrocław Cathedral", Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The church, of Gothic/Neo-Gothic style, is the fourth church built in the current location between the 10th and 20th centuries.

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Located on the Via Francigena, the Fort de Joux (France) has long been a key post to control the mountain pass Cluse de Pontarlier and the entry into Free Countian territory. Inserted into nature, it seems taken from The Lord of the Rings.‎

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English : Located on the Via Francigena, the Fort de Joux (France) has long been a key post to control the mountain pass Cluse de Pontarlier and the entry into Free Countian territory. Inserted into nature, it seems taken from The Lord of the Rings.

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Sun over Lake Hāwea, Otago, New Zealand

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English : Sun over Lake Hāwea, Otago, New Zealand

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Explanation of the Dijkstra's algorithm for finding the shortest paths between nodes in a graph, which may represent, for example, road networks. It was conceived by Dutch computer scientist Edsger W. Dijkstra in 1956 and published three years later.‎

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English : Explanation of the Dijkstra's algorithm for finding the shortest paths between nodes in a graph, which may represent, for example, road networks. It was conceived by Dutch computer scientist Edsger W. Dijkstra in 1956 and published three years later.

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Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena, in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Today is World Laughter Day

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English : Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena, in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Today is World Laughter Day

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Documentation of WikiGap 2020 in Prague.‎

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English : Documentation of WikiGap 2020 in Prague.

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Today is the National Bird Day in the United States. This individual, a Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus malaccensis), is an adult male from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the North America, a population of about 15,000 birds has become established around St. Louis and neighboring parts of Illinois and southeastern Iowa. These sparrows are descended from 12 birds imported from Germany and released in late April 1870 as part of a project to enhance the native North American avifauna. The American population is sometimes referred to as the "German sparrow", to distinguish it from both the native American tree sparrow species and the much more widespread "English" house sparrow. Click here to view more pictures of P. montanus.

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English : Today is the National Bird Day in the United States. This individual, a Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus malaccensis), is an adult male from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the North America, a population of about 15,000 birds has become established around St. Louis and neighboring parts of Illinois and southeastern Iowa. These sparrows are descended from 12 birds imported from Germany and released in late April 1870 as part of a project to enhance the native North American avifauna. The American population is sometimes referred to as the "German sparrow", to distinguish it from both the native American tree sparrow species and the much more widespread "English" house sparrow. Click here to view more pictures of P. montanus.

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White Fawn's Devotion, a 1910 silent film directed by James Young Deer, is the earliest surviving film directed by a Native American.‎

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English : White Fawn's Devotion, a 1910 silent film directed by James Young Deer, is the earliest surviving film directed by a Native American.

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Mountain tour from Prasüras, through the Val Trupchun to Alp Purcher in the Swiss National Park. Wildlife observation place.

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English : Mountain tour from Prasüras, through the Val Trupchun to Alp Purcher in the Swiss National Park. Wildlife observation place.

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Oliver Twist, an American 1922 silent adaptation of Charles Dickens' eponymous novel, directed by Frank Lloyd, featuring Lon Chaney and Jackie Coogan.‎

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English : Oliver Twist, an American 1922 silent adaptation of Charles Dickens' eponymous novel, directed by Frank Lloyd, featuring Lon Chaney and Jackie Coogan.

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Lopesan Baobab Resort, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, at dusk.

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English : Lopesan Baobab Resort, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, at dusk.

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La Souriante Madame Beudet, a 1922 French silent short by Germaine Dulac, often considered as one of the first feminist films.‎

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English : La Souriante Madame Beudet, a 1922 French silent short by Germaine Dulac, often considered as one of the first feminist films.

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View of the rich ceiling of the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, possibly the most impressive christian temple in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The construction of the Armenian Apostolic church, formaly known as Holy Savior Cathedral, began in 1606 and was finished between 1655 and 1664. The temple was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.

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English : View of the rich ceiling of the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, possibly the most impressive christian temple in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The construction of the Armenian Apostolic church, formaly known as Holy Savior Cathedral, began in 1606 and was finished between 1655 and 1664. The temple was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.

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Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken with Cassini's wide-angle camera.‎

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English : Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken with Cassini's wide-angle camera.

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Ceiling fresco in the former abbey church St. Peter and Dionysius Kloster Banz created by Melchior Steidl.

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English : Ceiling fresco in the former abbey church St. Peter and Dionysius Kloster Banz created by Melchior Steidl.

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Aerial view of Krymsky Bridge in Moscow

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English : Aerial view of Krymsky Bridge in Moscow

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Bouchraka Ya Kalbi, a Syrian song recorded in 1909 by Mohamed Effendi El-Achek.‎

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English : Bouchraka Ya Kalbi, a Syrian song recorded in 1909 by Mohamed Effendi El-Achek.

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Ogden Point Breakwater during sunset, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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English : Ogden Point Breakwater during sunset, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The Parrot by Toyor Baby English. Let's have fun, sing and learn English together.‎

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English : The Parrot by Toyor Baby English. Let's have fun, sing and learn English together.

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View of red roofs of Piran from St. George's Parish Church. Gulf of Piran, Slovene Littoral, Slovenia

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English : View of red roofs of Piran from St. George's Parish Church. Gulf of Piran, Slovene Littoral, Slovenia

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Computer simulation of a star being consumed by a black hole. The blue dot indicates the location of the black hole.‎

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English : Computer simulation of a star being consumed by a black hole. The blue dot indicates the location of the black hole.

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An adult male sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Tswalu is in South Africa and was proclaimed a Nature Reserve on 12 May 2014.

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English : An adult male sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Tswalu is in South Africa and was proclaimed a Nature Reserve on 12 May 2014.

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The Adventure Lights (2011) – a chiptune track created on the Nintendo Game Boy using the music program "Little Sound Dj".‎

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English : The Adventure Lights (2011) – a chiptune track created on the Nintendo Game Boy using the music program "Little Sound Dj".

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Silver Lake during dusk, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

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English : Silver Lake during dusk, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.

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Extensor digitorum longus muscle. This animation was made using data from Anatomography.‎

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English : Extensor digitorum longus muscle. This animation was made using data from Anatomography.

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Red clover (Trifolium pratense). Ukraine

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English : Red clover (Trifolium pratense). Ukraine

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Inviscid, incompressible flow around an airfoil, constructed with a Joukowsky transform. Levels of blue represent pressure (darkest is highest).‎

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English : Inviscid, incompressible flow around an airfoil, constructed with a Joukowsky transform. Levels of blue represent pressure (darkest is highest).

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Königshöhle (King's Cave) near Baden bei Wien, Lower Austria

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English : Königshöhle (King's Cave) near Baden bei Wien, Lower Austria

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Interior of Wilhering Abbey Church, Upper Austria

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English : Interior of Wilhering Abbey Church, Upper Austria

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An animated gif of a continuous zoom-out on a burning ship fractal, to show the amount of detail produced by an algorithm that has 64 max iterations.‎

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English : An animated gif of a continuous zoom-out on a burning ship fractal, to show the amount of detail produced by an algorithm that has 64 max iterations.

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Historical view of Trier, Germany, by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, vol. 1, 1572.

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English : Historical view of Trier, Germany, by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, vol. 1, 1572.

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The day (March 16th, 2020) before confinement due to Covid-19. A deserted city. Bordeaux (France).‎

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English : The day (March 16th, 2020) before confinement due to Covid-19. A deserted city. Bordeaux (France).

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Emerging flower of a cockade flower Gaillardia aristata focus stacked from 28 pictures.

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English : Emerging flower of a cockade flower Gaillardia aristata focus stacked from 28 pictures.

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Interview by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, recorded for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.‎

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English : Interview by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, recorded for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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Devotion of Polish People in All Saints' Day, Holy Cross Cemetery in Gniezno, Poland.

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English : Devotion of Polish People in All Saints' Day, Holy Cross Cemetery in Gniezno, Poland.

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Cyproheptadine's 3D molecular structure represented as Space-filling model.‎

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English : Cyproheptadine's 3D molecular structure represented as Space-filling model.

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In this video, four women discuss how clothes enable them to express different sides of their personalities.‎

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English : In this video, four women discuss how clothes enable them to express different sides of their personalities.

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Eurasian blue tit leaves the nest box.

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English : Eurasian blue tit leaves the nest box.

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English : Time lapse video of lentils sprouting.

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Chantilly castle, Oise department, France, as seen from north-west.

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Davidson Glacier, Haines, Alaska, United States. The glacier, a tourist attraction in Haines, was discovered by 1867.

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English : Davidson Glacier, Haines, Alaska, United States. The glacier, a tourist attraction in Haines, was discovered by 1867.

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Sunrise at Lake Bled

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English : Sunrise at Lake Bled

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English : Purple Phalaenopsis Mini cultivar

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Asturias (Leyenda) or Leyenda is a musical work by the Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909).‎

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English : Asturias (Leyenda) or Leyenda is a musical work by the Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909).

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Winged altar at the pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang ob Grades, municipality of Metnitz, Carinthia, Austria. Shrine statues by an anonymous master probably of the elder Villach Workshop, 1490; reliefs and arrangement by the younger Villach Workshop, around 1520.

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English : Winged altar at the pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang ob Grades, municipality of Metnitz, Carinthia, Austria. Shrine statues by an anonymous master probably of the elder Villach Workshop, 1490; reliefs and arrangement by the younger Villach Workshop, around 1520.

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The short documentary films shot by the French diplomat Auguste François around 1902 during his stay in the Yunnan are believed to be the earliest motion pictures made in China.‎

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English : The short documentary films shot by the French diplomat Auguste François around 1902 during his stay in the Yunnan are believed to be the earliest motion pictures made in China.

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Berlin central station, as seen from south-east. The building is reflecting in the water of the Humboldt harbour. It was designed by architect Meinhard von Gerkan of Gerkan, Marg and Partners and was opened on May 26, 2006.

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English : Berlin central station, as seen from south-east. The building is reflecting in the water of the Humboldt harbour. It was designed by architect Meinhard von Gerkan of Gerkan, Marg and Partners and was opened on May 26, 2006.

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Eske Rex's "Drawingmachine"‎

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English : Eske Rex's "Drawingmachine"

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Castle ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

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English : Castle ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

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NASA to launch first crewed mission from US soil in decade. If successful, SpaceX will become the first private firm to send astronauts into the space. The crew for the flight are Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The launch window on May 27 is officially set to open at 4:33 PM EDT (20:33 UTC), and the Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be taking off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.‎

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English : NASA to launch first crewed mission from US soil in decade. If successful, SpaceX will become the first private firm to send astronauts into the space. The crew for the flight are Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The launch window on May 27 is officially set to open at 4:33 PM EDT (20:33 UTC), and the Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be taking off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Ritual shaman pillars know as serge with colored ribbons in sacred place Cape Burhan on Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia.

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English : Ritual shaman pillars know as serge with colored ribbons in sacred place Cape Burhan on Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia.

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Animation of the Green fluorescent protein (GFP) showing entire structure and a zoom to the fluorescent chromophore (shown in yellow).‎

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English : Animation of the Green fluorescent protein (GFP) showing entire structure and a zoom to the fluorescent chromophore (shown in yellow).

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View of the ceiling of the main nave of the church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The Roman Catholic temple, finalized in the 17th century, is the largest architetural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America. The church is also featured by the mixture of different architecture styles as the construction took 150 years.

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English : View of the ceiling of the main nave of the church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The Roman Catholic temple, finalized in the 17th century, is the largest architetural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America. The church is also featured by the mixture of different architecture styles as the construction took 150 years.

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Dulmen Ponys in the Merfelder Bruch at sunrise, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
On the last Saturday in May, the Wildpferdefang takes place every year.

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English : Dulmen Ponys in the Merfelder Bruch at sunrise, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
On the last Saturday in May, the Wildpferdefang takes place every year.

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The Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig (Germany) plays: La fille de Madam Angot, Polka (by Charles Lecocq).‎

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English : The Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig (Germany) plays: La fille de Madam Angot, Polka (by Charles Lecocq).

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Altar island in the St. Paul's Cathedral in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Altar island in the St. Paul's Cathedral in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Views of the Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel.‎

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English : Views of the Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel.