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View of the district of Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curaçao, from Queen Emma Bridge, a pontoon bridge across St. Anna Bay. It connects the Punda and Otrobanda quarters of the island's capital. The bridge is hinged and opens regularly to enable the passage of oceangoing vessels.

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English : View of the district of Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curaçao, from Queen Emma Bridge, a pontoon bridge across St. Anna Bay. It connects the Punda and Otrobanda quarters of the island's capital. The bridge is hinged and opens regularly to enable the passage of oceangoing vessels.

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Aerial view of the "Monkey", one of the most popular geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines, which are located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. The geoglyphs of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1994) are spread over a 80 km (50 mi) plateau between the towns of Nazca and Palpa and are, according to some studies, between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. old.

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English : Aerial view of the "Monkey", one of the most popular geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines, which are located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. The geoglyphs of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1994) are spread over a 80 km (50 mi) plateau between the towns of Nazca and Palpa and are, according to some studies, between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. old.

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Alpine marmot while eating (not yet fully grown, it's a young one). Near Klausen Pass in Switzerland‎

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English : Alpine marmot while eating (not yet fully grown, it's a young one). Near Klausen Pass in Switzerland

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Emet El Shmeha, traditional 17th century song sung by Shoshana Damari.‎

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English : Emet El Shmeha, traditional 17th century song sung by Shoshana Damari.

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Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) in Salar de Chalviri, Bolivia.

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English : Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) in Salar de Chalviri, Bolivia.

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Fifty years ago on 5 February 1971 Alan Shepard steps onto Moon, during the Apollo 14 mission. He is the the fifth person to do so.‎

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English : Fifty years ago on 5 February 1971 Alan Shepard steps onto Moon, during the Apollo 14 mission. He is the the fifth person to do so.

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Mueller Hut with Mount Sefton and Aoraki / Mount Cook during the sunrise. Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

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English : Mueller Hut with Mount Sefton and Aoraki / Mount Cook during the sunrise. Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

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Side Nr. 10 of the reworked second series of Stampfer's stroboscopic disc published by Trentsensky & Vieweg in 1833.‎

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English : Side Nr. 10 of the reworked second series of Stampfer's stroboscopic disc published by Trentsensky & Vieweg in 1833.

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Sunlight through clouds and lookout view of Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion) and Tōgudō from above, Kyoto, Japan.

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English : Sunlight through clouds and lookout view of Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion) and Tōgudō from above, Kyoto, Japan.

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Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2019. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower then normal temperatures are shown in blue.‎

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English : Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2019. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower then normal temperatures are shown in blue.

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View over Portland, Oregon, which was incorporated on February 8, 1851. This photo was taken from Pittock Mansion in 2019.

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English : View over Portland, Oregon, which was incorporated on February 8, 1851. This photo was taken from Pittock Mansion in 2019.

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Video of the California Academy of Sciences explaining how a leaf works.‎

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English : Video of the California Academy of Sciences explaining how a leaf works.

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Yida refugee camp in South Sudanese territory, 20 km away from the border with Sudan.

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English : Yida refugee camp in South Sudanese territory, 20 km away from the border with Sudan.

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Aerial view of Masada, in the Judaean Desert, Israel, with the Dead Sea in the distance

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English : Aerial view of Masada, in the Judaean Desert, Israel, with the Dead Sea in the distance

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A day at Augustusplatz, Leipzig, Germany‎

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English : A day at Augustusplatz, Leipzig, Germany

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The ornate Gothic vault over the nave of the Saint Alexander Church in Marbach am Neckar, Germany.

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English : The ornate Gothic vault over the nave of the Saint Alexander Church in Marbach am Neckar, Germany.

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Russian actress Lyubov Orlova playing piano and singing in A Family (1943). Today is her 119th birthday.‎

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English : Russian actress Lyubov Orlova playing piano and singing in A Family (1943). Today is her 119th birthday.

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Exemplar of Groundscraper thrush (Turdus litsitsirupa), Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana.

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English : Exemplar of Groundscraper thrush (Turdus litsitsirupa), Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana.

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This visualization shows how satellite data and NASA models are being applied to study the hydrology of the Nile basin.‎

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English : This visualization shows how satellite data and NASA models are being applied to study the hydrology of the Nile basin.

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Infinite loop of two escalators at Södra station in Stockholm.‎

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English : Infinite loop of two escalators at Södra station in Stockholm.

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Inside the Yurievskaya Cave, a natural monument in Tatarstan, Russia

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English : Inside the Yurievskaya Cave, a natural monument in Tatarstan, Russia

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Explanation on writing a sexy love letter to a person behind bars.‎

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English : Explanation on writing a sexy love letter to a person behind bars.
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Caricature postcard issued in 1905 by Trierer Karnevalsgesellschaft Heuschreck, (Heuschreck = grasshopper), one of the oldest carnival associations in Germany (founded 1848). The card shows the board of the association Der Kleine Rat (The Small Council), its members are depicted as bottles.

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English : Caricature postcard issued in 1905 by Trierer Karnevalsgesellschaft Heuschreck, (Heuschreck = grasshopper), one of the oldest carnival associations in Germany (founded 1848). The card shows the board of the association Der Kleine Rat (The Small Council), its members are depicted as bottles.

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Ah Yeah, by the girl group EXID.‎

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English : Ah Yeah, by the girl group EXID.

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Whistle and I'll Wait for You by Ada Jones (1909)‎

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English : Whistle and I'll Wait for You by Ada Jones (1909)

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Interior of the Capela Dourada (Golden Chapel), a chapel of the Franciscans located in Recife, Brazil. The central niche for a large crucifix was carved by Antônio Martins Santiago in 1698, and was gilded by Manuel de Jesus Pinto in 1799.

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English : Interior of the Capela Dourada (Golden Chapel), a chapel of the Franciscans located in Recife, Brazil. The central niche for a large crucifix was carved by Antônio Martins Santiago in 1698, and was gilded by Manuel de Jesus Pinto in 1799.

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NEFFEX - Soldier‎

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English : NEFFEX - Soldier

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Common reed and the stream “Heubach” in Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Common reed and the stream “Heubach” in Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Animation‎

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English : NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Animation

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Interior of the São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral, the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil. Its construction, in Neo-Gothic style, began in 1913 and ended four decades later.

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English : Interior of the São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral, the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil. Its construction, in Neo-Gothic style, began in 1913 and ended four decades later.

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Susan Bello and Henry Montilla with the Ballet Teresa Carreño, at the Teresa Carreño Theater in Venezuela.

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English : Susan Bello and Henry Montilla with the Ballet Teresa Carreño, at the Teresa Carreño Theater in Venezuela.

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The Freshman is a 1925 silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.‎

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English : The Freshman is a 1925 silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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The Threefold Temptation of Christ at the St. Wolfgang Altarpiece of the Catholic parish- and pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Upper Austria. Michael Pacher, 1471–79.

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English : The Threefold Temptation of Christ at the St. Wolfgang Altarpiece of the Catholic parish- and pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Upper Austria. Michael Pacher, 1471–79.

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Westpolderbrêge. Bridge over Broeresleat, realized in 2020.

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English : Westpolderbrêge. Bridge over Broeresleat, realized in 2020.

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Festive demonstration in Belfort (France) on February 1, 2020 against a pension reform.‎

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English : Festive demonstration in Belfort (France) on February 1, 2020 against a pension reform.

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Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus) female, Nature Park of Alvão, Portugal.

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English : Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus) female, Nature Park of Alvão, Portugal.

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Fireworks on February 23, 2020 in Moscow in honor of celebration Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia. You can also see Luzhniki Stadium and the Main building of Moscow State University in the background.‎

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English : Fireworks on February 23, 2020 in Moscow in honor of celebration Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia. You can also see Luzhniki Stadium and the Main building of Moscow State University in the background.

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The Dinner, an 1839 lithograph that drives home the great divide between master and servant, is the work of French artist Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768-1848) who spent 15 years in Brazil capturing the daily life of a society built on slavery

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English : The Dinner, an 1839 lithograph that drives home the great divide between master and servant, is the work of French artist Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768-1848) who spent 15 years in Brazil capturing the daily life of a society built on slavery

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Hook Waterfall in the village of Ust-Chorna, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine.‎

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English : Hook Waterfall in the village of Ust-Chorna, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine.

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Tezikov Bridge over Tsna River in Tambov, Russia

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The Cowboy's Flute is a traditional folk melody of China.‎

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English : The Cowboy's Flute is a traditional folk melody of China.

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An Army long jump athlete lands in the sand at the Inter-Corps Athletics Competition, Tidworth Oval athletics stadium in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England.

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English : An Army long jump athlete lands in the sand at the Inter-Corps Athletics Competition, Tidworth Oval athletics stadium in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England.

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Implicit molecular dynamics simulation of a supercoiled DNA molecule with ΔLk=+1 (single extra link than needed for a relaxed state).‎

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English : Implicit molecular dynamics simulation of a supercoiled DNA molecule with ΔLk=+1 (single extra link than needed for a relaxed state).