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Chinese workers are going to the downtown Pingyao for early morning job, June 2007.

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English : Chinese workers are going to the downtown Pingyao for early morning job, June 2007.

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A Boeing 767 of UPS landing at Portland International Airport.‎

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English : A Boeing 767 of UPS landing at Portland International Airport.

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Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, who died on this day in 1519.

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English : Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, who died on this day in 1519.

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A swine flu pandemic occurred twelve years ago.‎

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English : A swine flu pandemic occurred twelve years ago.

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Flying geese at sunrise in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Wikipedia: Grey goose · Dülmen · Sunrise

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English : Flying geese at sunrise in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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A common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) eating a fish.‎

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English : A common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) eating a fish.

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Common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe.

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English : Common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe.

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Lucia di Lammermoor, a French 1908 early form of sound film, produced by the synchronization of a silent film with a gramophone recording. Here, an aria from Donizetti's opera, sung by Enrico Caruso and Marcel Journet.‎

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English : Lucia di Lammermoor, a French 1908 early form of sound film, produced by the synchronization of a silent film with a gramophone recording. Here, an aria from Donizetti's opera, sung by Enrico Caruso and Marcel Journet.

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Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus), Ukraine. Photo taken in the wild.

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English : Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus), Ukraine. Photo taken in the wild.

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For Hubbles 29th anniversary in 2019 NASA and ESA dedicated a small amount of its precious observation time to take a look at the beautiful Southern Crab Nebula.‎

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English : For Hubbles 29th anniversary in 2019 NASA and ESA dedicated a small amount of its precious observation time to take a look at the beautiful Southern Crab Nebula.

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The picture was taken from the trail to Mt Fyffe and depicts Kowhai River at the bottom with the ranges West of Mt Fyffe. Kaikoura Ranges, New Zealand

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English : The picture was taken from the trail to Mt Fyffe and depicts Kowhai River at the bottom with the ranges West of Mt Fyffe. Kaikoura Ranges, New Zealand

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Green Monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus) in the Bijilo Forest Park, Gambia.‎

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English : Green Monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus) in the Bijilo Forest Park, Gambia.

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Tokyo Metro train crosses the Kanda river, while, above, a set of JR East just leaves Ochanomizu. Photo taken at Ochanomizu, Tokyo, Japan.

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English : Tokyo Metro train crosses the Kanda river, while, above, a set of JR East just leaves Ochanomizu. Photo taken at Ochanomizu, Tokyo, Japan.

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Carnival procession on Avenida del Saladar, Morro Jable, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.‎

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English : Carnival procession on Avenida del Saladar, Morro Jable, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.

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Rock hyrax (also called a rock rabbit) (Procavia capensis), Erongo, Namibia. Along with the manatee, hyraxes are the animals most closely related to elephants.

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English : Rock hyrax (also called a rock rabbit) (Procavia capensis), Erongo, Namibia. Along with the manatee, hyraxes are the animals most closely related to elephants.

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Video of the British Library introducing Magna Carta.‎

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English : Video of the British Library introducing Magna Carta.

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Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Gaifū kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei).

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English : Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Gaifū kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei).

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World War Ⅱ dig, learning about the Third Reich postal service.‎

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English : World War Ⅱ dig, learning about the Third Reich postal service.
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SARS-CoV-2 virus replication process‎

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Construction to launch of the China's space station core module, Tianhe‎

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English : Construction to launch of the China's space station core module, Tianhe

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The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City, which first opened to the public on May 13, 1911.

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English : The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City, which first opened to the public on May 13, 1911.

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10 Sexualities To Know About‎

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English : 10 Sexualities To Know About

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Exemplar of African darter (Anhinga rufa) looking for fish in the Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana.

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English : Exemplar of African darter (Anhinga rufa) looking for fish in the Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana.

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Video of the Moon as seen on May 14th, 2008.‎

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English : Video of the Moon as seen on May 14th, 2008.

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Hvannhagi lake at Suðuroy, Faroe Islands.

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Traditional Silesian song, Czegoś taki smutny, koniu mój kochany, from Julius Roger collection.‎

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English : Traditional Silesian song, Czegoś taki smutny, koniu mój kochany, from Julius Roger collection.

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A train is hauling lead ore from the San Cristobal mine (Bolivia) to the port city of Antofagasta (Chile).

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English : A train is hauling lead ore from the San Cristobal mine (Bolivia) to the port city of Antofagasta (Chile).

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American newsreel footage on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.‎

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English : American newsreel footage on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

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African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Lake Ziway, Ethiopia.

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Bodrum, the city in Turkey, 2015‎

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English : Bodrum, the city in Turkey, 2015

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Black-winged stilt courtship behaviour (Himantopus himantopus). Kinburn Peninsula, Ukraine.

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A female African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) with her six-week-old baby in the Matetsi Safari Area, Zimbabwe, having just crossed the border from Botswana.

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English : A female African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) with her six-week-old baby in the Matetsi Safari Area, Zimbabwe, having just crossed the border from Botswana.

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Parboiled rice with chicken, peppers, squash, peas and tomato.

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Five antennas of the Australia Telescope Compact Array, near Narrabri (New South Wales). This photograph was taken in the late phase of the construction process (~1984).

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English : Five antennas of the Australia Telescope Compact Array, near Narrabri (New South Wales). This photograph was taken in the late phase of the construction process (~1984).

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Inventor Nikola Tesla in December 1899, reading in his laboratory of Colorado Springs next to his giant "magnifying transmitter" high voltage generator while the machine produces huge bolts of electricity. This photo was in fact a promotional stunt by photographer Dickenson V. Alley.

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English : Inventor Nikola Tesla in December 1899, reading in his laboratory of Colorado Springs next to his giant "magnifying transmitter" high voltage generator while the machine produces huge bolts of electricity. This photo was in fact a promotional stunt by photographer Dickenson V. Alley.

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Detail of Distinction Hotel facade, Christchurch, New Zealand

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The effect of the quarantine in France in 2020: The bells of the Saint Joseph church in Belfort were pulled on an initiative of the bishops of France in solidarity with the carers fighting against SARS-CoV-2.‎

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English : The effect of the quarantine in France in 2020: The bells of the Saint Joseph church in Belfort were pulled on an initiative of the bishops of France in solidarity with the carers fighting against SARS-CoV-2.

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One year ago the Blender Animation Studio released their shortfilm Coffee Run. Like the ten shortfilms before, this was also created using the open-source 3D software blender.‎

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English : One year ago the Blender Animation Studio released their shortfilm Coffee Run. Like the ten shortfilms before, this was also created using the open-source 3D software blender.
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Fortress. Today is the day of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine.

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English : Fortress. Today is the day of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine.

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Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3rd place in Ukraine by number of architectural monuments (after Kyiv and Lviv).‎

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English : Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3rd place in Ukraine by number of architectural monuments (after Kyiv and Lviv).

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Wrocław Główny, the largest railway station in Poland in terms of the number of passengers serviced.

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