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Bangkok at night, seen from top of Banyan Tree Hotel.

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English : Bangkok at night, seen from top of Banyan Tree Hotel.

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Panoramic view of the olympic stadium of Berlin during the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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English : Panoramic view of the olympic stadium of Berlin during the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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The old courtyard of the barracks, covered during the First World War with railroad rails, concrete and soil. Fort du Mont Bart, France.

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English : The old courtyard of the barracks, covered during the First World War with railroad rails, concrete and soil. Fort du Mont Bart, France.

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The Nefertiti bust, originally discovered in Amarna on 6 December 1912, in Neues Museum, Berlin

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English : The Nefertiti bust, originally discovered in Amarna on 6 December 1912, in Neues Museum, Berlin

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Przełęcz Karkonoska (literally the Karkonosze Pass) is a mountain pass (1198 m) in the central Karkonosze Mountains on the Polish-Czech border.

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English : Przełęcz Karkonoska (literally the Karkonosze Pass) is a mountain pass (1198 m) in the central Karkonosze Mountains on the Polish-Czech border.

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Joseph Martin Kronheim's 1880 Baxter process illustration of Revelation 22:17, from The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading, by the Religious Tract Society.

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English : Joseph Martin Kronheim's 1880 Baxter process illustration of Revelation 22:17, from The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading, by the Religious Tract Society.

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Molybdenum (Mo, atomic number 42). The ebeam remelted macro crystalline fragment of this silvery metal has a purity of 99.99 % ("4N"). For comparison, a high purity single crystalline (99.999 % = 5N) 1 cm3 molybdenum cube. The metal was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1778.

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English : Molybdenum (Mo, atomic number 42). The ebeam remelted macro crystalline fragment of this silvery metal has a purity of 99.99 % ("4N"). For comparison, a high purity single crystalline (99.999 % = 5N) 1 cm3 molybdenum cube. The metal was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1778.

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Dundasite (white) and Crocoite (red orange) from Dundas, Tasmania

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English : Dundasite (white) and Crocoite (red orange) from Dundas, Tasmania

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Chicoreus ramosus, Branched Murex, Muricidae, length 18 cm, originating from the Indo-West Pacific. Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.
From left to right: Dorsal, lateral (right side), ventral, back, and front view.

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English : Chicoreus ramosus, Branched Murex, Muricidae, length 18 cm, originating from the Indo-West Pacific. Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.
From left to right: Dorsal, lateral (right side), ventral, back, and front view.

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) nest with three chicks at the Morro Bay Heron Rookery at Fairbanks Point just north of Windy Cove and the Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay, CA.

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English : Great Egret (Ardea alba) nest with three chicks at the Morro Bay Heron Rookery at Fairbanks Point just north of Windy Cove and the Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay, CA.

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Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

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English : Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

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Diesel locomotive #7798 of the Belgian State Railways

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English : Diesel locomotive #7798 of the Belgian State Railways

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The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that surrounds several clusters of stars. It contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A. Located 7500 light years away, the nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula, and is shown in all its glory in this mosaic. It is based on images collected with the 1.5-m Danish telescope at ESOs La Silla Observatory.

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English : The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that surrounds several clusters of stars. It contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A. Located 7500 light years away, the nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula, and is shown in all its glory in this mosaic. It is based on images collected with the 1.5-m Danish telescope at ESOs La Silla Observatory.

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Hexagonal basalts forming Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland.

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English : Hexagonal basalts forming Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland.

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Tabletop photography by "Studiocommunity e.V." (incorporated association). No photomontage was used. All objects were fastened on the board, which was pushed from the side, whereby the wine spilled out of the glass. The carafe is filled with wine coloured gelatine.

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English : Tabletop photography by "Studiocommunity e.V." (incorporated association). No photomontage was used. All objects were fastened on the board, which was pushed from the side, whereby the wine spilled out of the glass. The carafe is filled with wine coloured gelatine.

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Armoured samurai with sword and dagger.

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English : Armoured samurai with sword and dagger.

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Steam phase eruption of Castle Geyser demonstrates primary and secondary rainbows and Alexander's band in Yellowstone National Park.

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English : Steam phase eruption of Castle Geyser demonstrates primary and secondary rainbows and Alexander's band in Yellowstone National Park.

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The last full moon of 2010 occurs tonight 12/20-12/21 at 08:15 12/21 GMT. This coincides with a full lunar eclipse which will be visible across all of North America the night of 12/20-12/21 starting at 05:27 GMT, reaching the greatest eclipse at 08:17 GMT and ending at 11:06 GMT. Part of the eclipse will also be visible in South America and Asia.

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English : The last full moon of 2010 occurs tonight 12/20-12/21 at 08:15 12/21 GMT. This coincides with a full lunar eclipse which will be visible across all of North America the night of 12/20-12/21 starting at 05:27 GMT, reaching the greatest eclipse at 08:17 GMT and ending at 11:06 GMT. Part of the eclipse will also be visible in South America and Asia.

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North beach from Willinga Point in the township of Bawley Point, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Today is the summer solstice for the southern hemisphere, so beach activities are popular at this time of year.

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English : North beach from Willinga Point in the township of Bawley Point, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Today is the summer solstice for the southern hemisphere, so beach activities are popular at this time of year.

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Azilian point - Different views of the same specimen.

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English : Azilian point - Different views of the same specimen.

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Yttrium, sublimed-dendritic, high purity 99.99 % Y/TREM. As well as an argon arc remelted 1 cm3 yttrium cube for comparison. Purity 99.9 %.

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English : Yttrium, sublimed-dendritic, high purity 99.99 % Y/TREM. As well as an argon arc remelted 1 cm3 yttrium cube for comparison. Purity 99.9 %.

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30 meters underground in the Ouvrage de Schoenenbourg, in the department of Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

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English : 30 meters underground in the Ouvrage de Schoenenbourg, in the department of Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

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The Christmas flood 1717 was the result of a northwesterly storm, which hit the coast area of the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia on Christmas night of 1717. In total, approximately 14,000 people drowned.

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English : The Christmas flood 1717 was the result of a northwesterly storm, which hit the coast area of the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia on Christmas night of 1717. In total, approximately 14,000 people drowned.

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Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on Lantana camara. Photographed at the Jardin des papillons (near Hunawihr in France).

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English : Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on Lantana camara. Photographed at the Jardin des papillons (near Hunawihr in France).

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Lady in Bundi, Rajasthan, India in the year 1986.

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English : Lady in Bundi, Rajasthan, India in the year 1986.

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The mining lamp (monument, 30 meters high, made by Otto Piene) on the Halde Rheinpreußen (Moers, North-Rhine Westfalia, Germany) during the blue hour, at right the sunset.

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English : The mining lamp (monument, 30 meters high, made by Otto Piene) on the Halde Rheinpreußen (Moers, North-Rhine Westfalia, Germany) during the blue hour, at right the sunset.

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The Common walnut, Persian walnut, or English walnut. Unripe nuts. July. Ukraine.

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English : The Common walnut, Persian walnut, or English walnut. Unripe nuts. July. Ukraine.

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This chromolithograph from the year 1856 shows the waterfall Harsprånget in the polar night with the aurora borealis. The waterfall Harsprånget (former name: Njommelsaska) was the largest waterfall of the Swedish Lule River. Today there is the largest hydroelectric plant in Sweden Stora harsprånget.

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English : This chromolithograph from the year 1856 shows the waterfall Harsprånget in the polar night with the aurora borealis. The waterfall Harsprånget (former name: Njommelsaska) was the largest waterfall of the Swedish Lule River. Today there is the largest hydroelectric plant in Sweden Stora harsprånget.

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