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Picture of the day
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Fortress in Bač, Vojvodina, Serbia  
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Eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The old and the new bridge, as seen at night from Yerba Buena Island to Oakland.

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English : Eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The old and the new bridge, as seen at night from Yerba Buena Island to Oakland.

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A swing high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings. The view is in natural color, as human eyes would have seen it. This mosaic was made from 36 images in three color filters obtained by Cassini's imaging science subsystem on Oct. 10, 2013.

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English : A swing high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings. The view is in natural color, as human eyes would have seen it. This mosaic was made from 36 images in three color filters obtained by Cassini's imaging science subsystem on Oct. 10, 2013.

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Stars similar to our Sun — “solar proxies” — enable scientists to look through a window in time to see the harsh conditions prevailing in the early or future Solar System, as well as in planetary systems around other stars.

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English : Stars similar to our Sun — “solar proxies” — enable scientists to look through a window in time to see the harsh conditions prevailing in the early or future Solar System, as well as in planetary systems around other stars.

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NGC 6960 or the Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus.

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English : NGC 6960 or the Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus.

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Fountains Abbey ruins seen from West, looking East and South. This abbey in North Yorkshire, England, is a ruined Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132 and operating until 1539.

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English : Fountains Abbey ruins seen from West, looking East and South. This abbey in North Yorkshire, England, is a ruined Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132 and operating until 1539.

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The white eggshell has been removed by dipping a normal chicken egg into vinegar for 48 hrs.

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English : The white eggshell has been removed by dipping a normal chicken egg into vinegar for 48 hrs.

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Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides). Adult in perfect breeding plumage

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English : Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides). Adult in perfect breeding plumage

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Kiipsaare Leaning Lighthouse, Saaremaa, Estonia.

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English : Kiipsaare Leaning Lighthouse, Saaremaa, Estonia.

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"Self-Portrait, Yawning" by Joseph Ducreux (French - Google Art Project)

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English : "Self-Portrait, Yawning" by Joseph Ducreux (French - Google Art Project)

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Fishermen in Acapulco, Mexico.

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English : Fishermen in Acapulco, Mexico.

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Once a powerful Super Typhoon, Parma crossed over the northern tip of Luzon Island, the Philippines, on October 3, 2009, as a Category 1 typhoon. The storm battered the island with damaging winds and heavy rain before moving over the South China Sea, where it stalled, spinning more or less in place for about a day and a half.

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English : Once a powerful Super Typhoon, Parma crossed over the northern tip of Luzon Island, the Philippines, on October 3, 2009, as a Category 1 typhoon. The storm battered the island with damaging winds and heavy rain before moving over the South China Sea, where it stalled, spinning more or less in place for about a day and a half.

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Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium).

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English : Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium).

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Entrance to Kowloon Station within the Union Square, West Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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English : Entrance to Kowloon Station within the Union Square, West Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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The fortress of Città di San Marino view from the side of torre Guaita on Monte Titano (Appennino tosco-romagnolo), Central Italy.

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English : The fortress of Città di San Marino view from the side of torre Guaita on Monte Titano (Appennino tosco-romagnolo), Central Italy.

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Publicity photo from Charlie Chaplin's 1921 movie "The Kid".

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English : Publicity photo from Charlie Chaplin's 1921 movie "The Kid".

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"Neque illic Mortuus", lower part of monument to Giovani Baptista Gisleni (1670) in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, Italy.

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English : "Neque illic Mortuus", lower part of monument to Giovani Baptista Gisleni (1670) in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, Italy.

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Pärispea peninsula, Lahemaa National Park.

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English : Pärispea peninsula, Lahemaa National Park.

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Three month old iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) in Sierra de Gredos, Spain.

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English : Three month old iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) in Sierra de Gredos, Spain.

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On Earth Day, a view of most of North America taken from a low orbit of about 826 km altitude aboard NASA's Earth-observing research satellite, Suomi NPP.

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English : On Earth Day, a view of most of North America taken from a low orbit of about 826 km altitude aboard NASA's Earth-observing research satellite, Suomi NPP.

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A view to Geiranger and Geirangerfjorden from Flydalsjuvet in Stranda municipality, Møre og Romsdal, Norway in 2013 June.

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English : A view to Geiranger and Geirangerfjorden from Flydalsjuvet in Stranda municipality, Møre og Romsdal, Norway in 2013 June.

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Fortress in Bač, Vojvodina, Serbia

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English : Fortress in Bač, Vojvodina, Serbia

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Schloss Buldern (in Buldern, Dulmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

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English : Schloss Buldern (in Buldern, Dulmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

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Spoil tip in Rummu, Estonia. Hillside is covered with rills and gullies due to erosion processes caused by rainfall.

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English : Spoil tip in Rummu, Estonia. Hillside is covered with rills and gullies due to erosion processes caused by rainfall.

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Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis orientalis) in the falconry Falkenhof Feldberg, Germany.

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English : Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis orientalis) in the falconry Falkenhof Feldberg, Germany.

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Sunrise at Viru Bog, Estonia.

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English : Sunrise at Viru Bog, Estonia.

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