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2015 3 06 03:49 UTC
Picture of the day
Halde Haniel Amphitheater 2014.jpg
Mining waste tip (Halde Haniel) in Bottrop with Amphitheater  
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New born calf of a Frisian red white cow.

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English : New born calf of a Frisian red white cow.

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The Bridge above the Orb River and the village of Roquebrun, Hérault, France. Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park.

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English : The Bridge above the Orb River and the village of Roquebrun, Hérault, France. Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park.

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Mining waste tip (Halde Haniel) in Bottrop with Amphitheater

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English : Mining waste tip (Halde Haniel) in Bottrop with Amphitheater

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Horsehair parachute in Albu Parish, Estonia.

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English : Horsehair parachute in Albu Parish, Estonia.

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A rare short-spined Crown of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) at Malapascuas Island, Philippines.

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English : A rare short-spined Crown of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) at Malapascuas Island, Philippines.

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Juvenile European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in fast flight photographed near Texel

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English : Juvenile European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in fast flight photographed near Texel

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Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) in the constellation Orion.

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English : Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) in the constellation Orion.

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There is a Heart symbol in the center of this figure. It shows 601 line segments. For each i=1, 2, 3, ... , 601 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: 
\left(\sin\left(\frac{10\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right),\;\cos\left(\frac{8\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right)\right)
and 
\left(\sin\left(\frac{12\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right),\;\cos\left(\frac{10\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right)\right)
. This figure was introduced by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh.

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English : There is a Heart symbol in the center of this figure. It shows 601 line segments. For each i=1, 2, 3, ... , 601 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are:


\left(\sin\left(\frac{10\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right),\;\cos\left(\frac{8\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right)\right)

and


\left(\sin\left(\frac{12\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right),\;\cos\left(\frac{10\pi(i+699)}{2000}\right)\right)
.

This figure was introduced by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh.

10

Panoramic view over Egmond aan Zee with J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse, angle of view about 270°

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English : Panoramic view over Egmond aan Zee with J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse, angle of view about 270°

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Lijiang, Yunnan, China: Nakhi people carrying baskets; scene from a public perfomance in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theatre.

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English : Lijiang, Yunnan, China: Nakhi people carrying baskets; scene from a public perfomance in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theatre.

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Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire (1883).

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English : Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire (1883).

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Gobelinzimmer (tapestry room) in the imperial wing of Göttweig Abbey, Lower Austria

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English : Gobelinzimmer (tapestry room) in the imperial wing of Göttweig Abbey, Lower Austria

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Statue of Juscelino Kubitschek in front of the JK Memorial in Brasília, capital of Brazil. The statue, which was created by Honório Peçanha, is 4.5 m high and weighs 1500 kg.

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English : Statue of Juscelino Kubitschek in front of the JK Memorial in Brasília, capital of Brazil. The statue, which was created by Honório Peçanha, is 4.5 m high and weighs 1500 kg.

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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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Shopping center Magna Plaza in Amsterdam, photographed torwards the ceiling

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English : Shopping center Magna Plaza in Amsterdam, photographed torwards the ceiling

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On March 12, 2015, shortly after local sunrise over central Asia, this Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft floated over a sea of golden clouds during its descent by parachute through planet Earth's dense atmosphere for touch down in Kazakhstan.

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English : On March 12, 2015, shortly after local sunrise over central Asia, this Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft floated over a sea of golden clouds during its descent by parachute through planet Earth's dense atmosphere for touch down in Kazakhstan.

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Construction site of the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Senden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Construction site of the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Senden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Panoramic view over San Diego photographed from the Coronado Ferry Landing near Centennial Park

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English : Panoramic view over San Diego photographed from the Coronado Ferry Landing near Centennial Park

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Lake Väikjärv in Võru County.

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English : Lake Väikjärv in Võru County.

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Detail of Woman with green shawl by Cyprien Eugène Boulet.

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English : Detail of Woman with green shawl by Cyprien Eugène Boulet.

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Head of a Calliphora vicina, face view.

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English : Head of a Calliphora vicina, face view.

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Letterboxes at Ocotillo Wells, California, USA

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English : Letterboxes at Ocotillo Wells, California, USA

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Plastic pipes in the tool shed of the Quarzwerke in Sythen, Haltern am See, Germany

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English : Plastic pipes in the tool shed of the Quarzwerke in Sythen, Haltern am See, Germany

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Landscape at Lyngen fjord towards north, Spåkenes, Nordreisa, Troms in 2012 June.

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English : Landscape at Lyngen fjord towards north, Spåkenes, Nordreisa, Troms in 2012 June.

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