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Picture of the day
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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway  
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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway

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English : Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway

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Corporate Headquarter of ThyssenKrupp, building Q1.

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English : Corporate Headquarter of ThyssenKrupp, building Q1.

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Murviel-lès-Béziers, Hérault, France. View of the village from the North.

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English : Murviel-lès-Béziers, Hérault, France. View of the village from the North.

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The sanctuary of Arundel Cathedral looking east, in Arundel, West Sussex, England.

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English : The sanctuary of Arundel Cathedral looking east, in Arundel, West Sussex, England.

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Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea) found near Hagengut, Lower Austria

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English : Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea) found near Hagengut, Lower Austria

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Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea.

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English : Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea.

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Panorama of Toledo, Spain, as seen from Parador Hotel.

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English : Panorama of Toledo, Spain, as seen from Parador Hotel.

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Panorama at night of Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro city, with the Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) in the background, in June 2014.

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English : Panorama at night of Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro city, with the Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) in the background, in June 2014.

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The Seven Sisters, a series of seven chalk cliff peaks along the East Sussex coast in England. Seaford head in the background is on the other side of the River Cuckmere and not part of the Seven Sisters.

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English : The Seven Sisters, a series of seven chalk cliff peaks along the East Sussex coast in England. Seaford head in the background is on the other side of the River Cuckmere and not part of the Seven Sisters.

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Map of the Vatican City - contains map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (ODbL).

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English : Map of the Vatican City - contains map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (ODbL).

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Älvkarleby hydroelectric power plant.

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English : Älvkarleby hydroelectric power plant.

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Panorama of the Grose Valley as viewed from the Rodreguez Pass near Govett's Leap, Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

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English : Panorama of the Grose Valley as viewed from the Rodreguez Pass near Govett's Leap, Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

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Boris Kustodiyev. Maslenitsa. 1919. Oil on canvas, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg.

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English : Boris Kustodiyev. Maslenitsa. 1919. Oil on canvas, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg.

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Night view of the Minčeta Fortress, part of the walls of the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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English : Night view of the Minčeta Fortress, part of the walls of the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Balcón del Mediterráneo, Benidorm, Spain.

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English : Balcón del Mediterráneo, Benidorm, Spain.

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Yaksha (mysthical demon) "lifting" the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand. The chedis were constructed by order of King Rama I in honor of his father (southern pagoda) and mother (northern pagoda) at the end of the 18th century. The structures are entirely covered with copper sheets, painted with lacquer and covered with gold leaf. The 20 demons and monkeys around the base were added later, at the end of the 19th century, by order of King Rama V.

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English : Yaksha (mysthical demon) "lifting" the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand. The chedis were constructed by order of King Rama I in honor of his father (southern pagoda) and mother (northern pagoda) at the end of the 18th century. The structures are entirely covered with copper sheets, painted with lacquer and covered with gold leaf. The 20 demons and monkeys around the base were added later, at the end of the 19th century, by order of King Rama V.

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Domed centrepiece of the Barry Rooms, National Gallery, London (England). The National Gallery was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to 1900. The present building in London's Trafalgar Square is the third to house the National Gallery, and was designed by William Wilkins from 1832–38. The Barry Rooms were constructed later on, between 1872 and 1876 and were nouned after their designer, the English architect Edward Middleton Barry (1830–1880). The dome is located over the room 36 and is of polychrome Neo-Renaissance style.

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English : Domed centrepiece of the Barry Rooms, National Gallery, London (England). The National Gallery was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to 1900. The present building in London's Trafalgar Square is the third to house the National Gallery, and was designed by William Wilkins from 1832–38. The Barry Rooms were constructed later on, between 1872 and 1876 and were nouned after their designer, the English architect Edward Middleton Barry (1830–1880). The dome is located over the room 36 and is of polychrome Neo-Renaissance style.

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Front view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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English : Front view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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Interior view of the dome of the Central Market (Mercado Central), a 100-years-old modernist building located in Valencia, Spain. The market contains 400 stores that employ approx 1500 people, and is the biggest in Europe dedicated to fresh products.

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English : Interior view of the dome of the Central Market (Mercado Central), a 100-years-old modernist building located in Valencia, Spain. The market contains 400 stores that employ approx 1500 people, and is the biggest in Europe dedicated to fresh products.

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Interior view of the glass ceiling of the courtyard of the Postal Palace, Mexico City (Mexico). The building was built at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Post Office became a separate government entity in Mexico. Its design and construction back then was the most modern of the time. In the 1950s, the building was modified and its structure was affected, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, this building was heavily damaged, undergoing restoration works in the 1990s.

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English : Interior view of the glass ceiling of the courtyard of the Postal Palace, Mexico City (Mexico). The building was built at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Post Office became a separate government entity in Mexico. Its design and construction back then was the most modern of the time. In the 1950s, the building was modified and its structure was affected, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, this building was heavily damaged, undergoing restoration works in the 1990s.

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View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prices as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m.

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English : View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prices as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m.

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The Tower Bridge is a bascule and suspension bridge located in the center of London that crosses the River Thames. Its name is taken from the Tower of London, located nearby and has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 and has a length of 244 m (800 feet) and the height of the towers is 65 m (213 feet). The 61 m (200 feet) long central span is split into two equal bascules than can be raised 86 degrees to allow the transit of ships. Otherwise the bridge is open to the traffic and to the pedestrians.

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English : The Tower Bridge is a bascule and suspension bridge located in the center of London that crosses the River Thames. Its name is taken from the Tower of London, located nearby and has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 and has a length of 244 m (800 feet) and the height of the towers is 65 m (213 feet). The 61 m (200 feet) long central span is split into two equal bascules than can be raised 86 degrees to allow the transit of ships. Otherwise the bridge is open to the traffic and to the pedestrians.

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The Golden Fountain in the Khan's Palace of Bakhchisaray, Crimea.

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English : The Golden Fountain in the Khan's Palace of Bakhchisaray, Crimea.

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