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World premiere of the electric car "Audi e-tron" at the International Motor Show 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany

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English : World premiere of the electric car "Audi e-tron" at the International Motor Show 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany

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Marbled rock crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus), male. The Black sea.

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English : Marbled rock crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus), male. The Black sea.

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Green shield bug (Palomena prasina). Photo taken: village Knistushki, Belarus

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English : Green shield bug (Palomena prasina). Photo taken: village Knistushki, Belarus

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Schoolgirls sit in the girls' section of a school in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan. The school has no building; classes are held outdoors in the shade of an orchard.

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English : Schoolgirls sit in the girls' section of a school in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan. The school has no building; classes are held outdoors in the shade of an orchard.

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The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) lying in the intersection of forest roads.

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English : The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) lying in the intersection of forest roads.

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(Al) Aluminium bar, visible structures at an etched surface, purity 99,9998%, sector size about 55mm * 37mm

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English : (Al) Aluminium bar, visible structures at an etched surface, purity 99,9998%, sector size about 55mm * 37mm

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The town of Keswick, nestled between the fells of Skiddaw and Derwent Water in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. Bassenthwaite Lake in the background. A 2 × 3 segment panorama taken from about 3/4 of the way to the summit of Walla Crag.

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English : The town of Keswick, nestled between the fells of Skiddaw and Derwent Water in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. Bassenthwaite Lake in the background. A 2 × 3 segment panorama taken from about 3/4 of the way to the summit of Walla Crag.

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Isophysis tasmanica, Mt Eliza, Southwest National Park, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania, Australia.

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English : Isophysis tasmanica, Mt Eliza, Southwest National Park, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania, Australia.

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Today is the most common day for countries around the world to celebrate Mother's Day, including Australia. In this photo an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) joey feeds (suckles from inside its mother's pouch) as the mother shows her affection. This family were located in Murramarang National Park on the southern coast of New South Wales, Australia. Happy Mother's Day!

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English : Today is the most common day for countries around the world to celebrate Mother's Day, including Australia. In this photo an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) joey feeds (suckles from inside its mother's pouch) as the mother shows her affection. This family were located in Murramarang National Park on the southern coast of New South Wales, Australia. Happy Mother's Day!

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View on Geiranger in the Geirangerfjord, Norway.

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English : View on Geiranger in the Geirangerfjord, Norway.

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Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) (young) in South Georgia

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English : Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) (young) in South Georgia

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Weathered growth rings in a horizontal cross section cut through a tree felled around AD 1111 used for the western building complex at Aztec Ruins National Monument, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA. There is the cross section cut of the tree located in the outer wall of the building.

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English : Weathered growth rings in a horizontal cross section cut through a tree felled around AD 1111 used for the western building complex at Aztec Ruins National Monument, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA. There is the cross section cut of the tree located in the outer wall of the building.

13

European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) in the Wisentgehege Springe game park, near Springe, Hanover, Germany

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English : European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) in the Wisentgehege Springe game park, near Springe, Hanover, Germany

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Gaillardia sp. cv 'fanfare' inflorescence in Tasmania, Australia.

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English : Gaillardia sp. cv 'fanfare' inflorescence in Tasmania, Australia.

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Aloe dichotoma (Quiver tree, also known as Kokerboom) in Keetmanshoop, Namibia.

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English : Aloe dichotoma (Quiver tree, also known as Kokerboom) in Keetmanshoop, Namibia.

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A Hildebrandt's Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti), in Tanzania.

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English : A Hildebrandt's Starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti), in Tanzania.

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Houses at Suvanto village by Kitinen river in Pelkosenniemi, Finland. Suvanto is one of the very few villages in Lapland, Finland, that was not destroyed during WWII.

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English : Houses at Suvanto village by Kitinen river in Pelkosenniemi, Finland. Suvanto is one of the very few villages in Lapland, Finland, that was not destroyed during WWII.

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An apertural view of the shell of Murex pecten. The height of the shell is 15 cm.

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English : An apertural view of the shell of Murex pecten. The height of the shell is 15 cm.

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Chrysopa sp. The insect rests on a flower of the Asteroideae subfamily. Photographed at Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia.

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English : Chrysopa sp. The insect rests on a flower of the Asteroideae subfamily. Photographed at Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia.

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The Russian military honor guard welcomes U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, June 26, 2009. Mullen is on a three-day trip to the country, meeting with counterparts and touring the Russian military academy.

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English : The Russian military honor guard welcomes U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, June 26, 2009. Mullen is on a three-day trip to the country, meeting with counterparts and touring the Russian military academy.

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Image based largely on observations from MODIS.

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English : Image based largely on observations from MODIS.

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A silver target inside the ultra high vacuum of an XPS spectrometer, being irradiated with an x-ray gun.

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English : A silver target inside the ultra high vacuum of an XPS spectrometer, being irradiated with an x-ray gun.

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Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia.

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English : Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia.

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Stari Most, the "Old Bridge", which connects the two banks of river Neretva, has been a symbol of Mostar for centuries. This view from north shows Helebija tower to the left and Tara tower to the right. It was made from the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque.

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English : Stari Most, the "Old Bridge", which connects the two banks of river Neretva, has been a symbol of Mostar for centuries. This view from north shows Helebija tower to the left and Tara tower to the right. It was made from the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque.

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Cross section of the pylon of a powerline, in Schlins Vorarlberg, Austria. The view appears symmetrical.

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English : Cross section of the pylon of a powerline, in Schlins Vorarlberg, Austria. The view appears symmetrical.

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Sunflower (Sunfola variety) against a blue sky. Taken in Victoria, Australia.

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English : Sunflower (Sunfola variety) against a blue sky. Taken in Victoria, Australia.

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George Washington Bacon's standard map of Europe, 1923. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows steamship routes and time zones. Published by Weber Costello Co., 84 × 111 cm. Scale 1:5,500,000 (W 52°--E 80°/N 60°--N 30°).

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English : George Washington Bacon's standard map of Europe, 1923. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows steamship routes and time zones. Published by Weber Costello Co., 84 × 111 cm. Scale 1:5,500,000 (W 52°--E 80°/N 60°--N 30°).

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Chinese stamp commemorating the execution of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship in 1950. Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong are shaking hands.

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English : Chinese stamp commemorating the execution of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship in 1950. Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong are shaking hands.

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Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg in June 2009.

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English : Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg in June 2009.

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Red Mount Teide bugloss (Echium wildpretii) on Tenerife, Spain.

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English : Red Mount Teide bugloss (Echium wildpretii) on Tenerife, Spain.

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A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), taken at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida, USA.

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English : A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), taken at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida, USA.

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