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Trilobita - Pseudoasaphus praecurrens

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This 1901 film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge in Montréal by the Duke of York (3m 47s).‎

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English : This 1901 film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge in Montréal by the Duke of York (3m 47s).

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Portrait of Art Tatum, Vogue Room, New York, N.Y., USA, between 1946 and 1948. Photography by William P. Gottlieb

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English : Portrait of Art Tatum, Vogue Room, New York, N.Y., USA, between 1946 and 1948. Photography by William P. Gottlieb

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Ballad from the Hunt of King Charles composed by Fredrik Pacius in 1852 (2m 45s).‎

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English : Ballad from the Hunt of King Charles composed by Fredrik Pacius in 1852 (2m 45s).

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Panorama from multiple images in the ski resort on the Tschengla Bürserberg, Austria.

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General Doolittle solves the "Iron for Silk" problem in this 1945 U.S. Army Air Force video (20m 10s).‎

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English : General Doolittle solves the "Iron for Silk" problem in this 1945 U.S. Army Air Force video (20m 10s).

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Cyttaria hariotii (fruiting body)

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Zorbing (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) in Berlin (49s).‎

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English : Zorbing (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) in Berlin (49s).

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Fête de la Concorde (“Concord festival” 21 May 1848). Professional associations arrive in the Champ de Mars.

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English : Fête de la Concorde (“Concord festival” 21 May 1848). Professional associations arrive in the Champ de Mars.

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The traditional country song Nancy Rollin ’, performed by Gid Tanner's Skillet Lickers in 1928 (3m 27s).‎

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English : The traditional country song Nancy Rollin ’, performed by Gid Tanner's Skillet Lickers in 1928 (3m 27s).

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Tonna sulcosa, Tonnidae, Banded Tun; Length 13,5 cm; Originating from the Philippines; Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.

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English : Tonna sulcosa, Tonnidae, Banded Tun; Length 13,5 cm; Originating from the Philippines; Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.

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Placing a bowling pin back in position, side view (17s).‎

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English : Placing a bowling pin back in position, side view (17s).

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Calaveras - skulls typical of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Photograph taken Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

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English : Calaveras - skulls typical of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Photograph taken Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

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A man battles a balance board and his obtrusive bones at Monbijoupark in Bern, Switzerland (3m 0s)‎

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English : A man battles a balance board and his obtrusive bones at Monbijoupark in Bern, Switzerland (3m 0s)

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Quito, capital of Ecuador, García Moreno street in the historic centre of the city. The Virgin of Quito is seen in the background.

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English : Quito, capital of Ecuador, García Moreno street in the historic centre of the city. The Virgin of Quito is seen in the background.

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The bells of St. Clement Danes Church in London, England, playing the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons (1m 45s).‎

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English : The bells of St. Clement Danes Church in London, England, playing the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons (1m 45s).

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A Grotesque Old Woman, by Quentin Matsys (circa 1513).

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The Rotterdam Mounted Police demonstrate their skills (1m 32s).‎

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English : The Rotterdam Mounted Police demonstrate their skills (1m 32s).

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Strawberry Vase Sponge (Mycale laxissima).

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English : Strawberry Vase Sponge (Mycale laxissima).

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A pair of powered revolving doors one clockwise, the other counter-clockwise at City Hall in London (20s).‎

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English : A pair of powered revolving doors one clockwise, the other counter-clockwise at City Hall in London (20s).

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Statue from the tomb of Charlotte de la Tremoille, Princess of Condé (1568–1629)

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Gun camera footage of the airstrike of 12 July 2007 in Baghdad

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English : Gun camera footage of the airstrike of 12 July 2007 in Baghdad

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Panorama of Bürstegg, facing to Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Street vendor making sugar sprinkled churros (1m 5s).‎

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English : Street vendor making sugar sprinkled churros (1m 5s).

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Harpago chiragra, Strombidae, Chiragra Spider Conch; Length 19 cm; Originating from Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines; Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.

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English : Harpago chiragra, Strombidae, Chiragra Spider Conch; Length 19 cm; Originating from Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines; Shell of own collection, therefore not geocoded.

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A collection of Buddhas from the Laotian temple Wat Si Saket (1m 11s).‎

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English : A collection of Buddhas from the Laotian temple Wat Si Saket (1m 11s).

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Photograph of a street stand of curious Mexican items. These Mexican curios show a range of artistic, colorful, humorous and religious content.

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English : Photograph of a street stand of curious Mexican items. These Mexican curios show a range of artistic, colorful, humorous and religious content.

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Warwick Mobile Robotics (from the University of Warwick) robot navigates red step fields, in the RoboCupRescue arena at the 2009 RoboCup German Open.‎

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English : Warwick Mobile Robotics (from the University of Warwick) robot navigates red step fields, in the RoboCupRescue arena at the 2009 RoboCup German Open.

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Landmannalaugar area as seen from Laugavegur hiking trail, Iceland

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A demonstration of "blowing a raspberry".‎

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English : A demonstration of "blowing a raspberry".

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Monanchora arbuscula (Pink Lumpy sponge)

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A Pallas's Squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) eats a nut.‎

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English : A Pallas's Squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) eats a nut.

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The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. The image also shows Messier 32 and 110, as well as NGC 206 (a bright star cloud in the Andromeda Galaxy) and the star Nu Andromedae.

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English : The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. The image also shows Messier 32 and 110, as well as NGC 206 (a bright star cloud in the Andromeda Galaxy) and the star Nu Andromedae.

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A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) moving its eyes at the Salzburger Zoo.(15s)‎

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English : A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) moving its eyes at the Salzburger Zoo.(15s)

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Campaign poster showing William McKinley holding U.S. flag and standing on gold coin “sound money”, held up by group of men, in front of ships "commerce" and factories “civilization”.

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An icicle dripping (8s).‎

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English : An icicle dripping (8s).

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German special crane ship for the setups of offshore wind farms called “Wind Lift I” in the harbour of Emden

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The General Dynamics GAU-12/U Equalizer: a five-barrel 25 mm Gatling gun-style rotary cannon used by the United States, Italy and Spain, mounted in their fighter jets such as the AV-8B Harrier II, airborne gunships such as the F-35 Lightning II, and land-based fighting vehicles.‎

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English : The General Dynamics GAU-12/U Equalizer: a five-barrel 25 mm Gatling gun-style rotary cannon used by the United States, Italy and Spain, mounted in their fighter jets such as the AV-8B Harrier II, airborne gunships such as the F-35 Lightning II, and land-based fighting vehicles.

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Three Batak warriors with spears and swords in front of a wooden construction. A dog lies between the two girders at the left.

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A coffee machine (32s).‎

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View from the foot of the Zafernhorn in the area of Fontanella-Faschina, from left to right the Bettlerspitze, Rote Wand 2.704m, Formarin Rothorn, Glattmahd dem Gronggenkopf and the Kellaspitze. The centre of the picture shows the Sonnenköpfle. The prominent peak is the highest mountain of the Bregenzerwaldgebirge: the Glatthorn 2.134m.

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English : View from the foot of the Zafernhorn in the area of Fontanella-Faschina, from left to right the Bettlerspitze, Rote Wand 2.704m, Formarin Rothorn, Glattmahd dem Gronggenkopf and the Kellaspitze. The centre of the picture shows the Sonnenköpfle. The prominent peak is the highest mountain of the Bregenzerwaldgebirge: the Glatthorn 2.134m.

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A black and white analog TV receiver showing a noise pattern.‎

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Triple portrait of Cardinal de Richelieu

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People (mostly young people) enjoy models and amusement rides at Vivat Viadukt 2009 in Altenbeken.‎

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English : People (mostly young people) enjoy models and amusement rides at Vivat Viadukt 2009 in Altenbeken.

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A Rüppell's Vulture (Gyps rueppellii) at Nairobi National Park, Kenya. The shadow of the mid-day sun is directly under the vulture.

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English : A Rüppell's Vulture (Gyps rueppellii) at Nairobi National Park, Kenya. The shadow of the mid-day sun is directly under the vulture.

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Disney bird does not like baby talk.‎

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Detail of the rooftop of San Marco cathedral in Venice, Italy. Venice patron apostle St. Mark with angels. Underneath is winged lion, mascot of Venice.

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Movement III of "The Planets" by Gustav Holst, Mercury, the Winged Messenger as performed in 1998.‎

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English : Movement III of "The Planets" by Gustav Holst, Mercury, the Winged Messenger as performed in 1998.

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Kharanaq old city, Iran.

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Video from the cockpit of Airbus A319-111 aircraft (reg. F-GRXM) of Air France landing on the runway 26R at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.‎

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English : Video from the cockpit of Airbus A319-111 aircraft (reg. F-GRXM) of Air France landing on the runway 26R at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

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Paris–Rome. Beaumont le gagnant sur monoplan Blériot, moteur Gnome, magneto Bosch. (Translation: “ParisRome. Beaumont the winner in Bleriot monoplane, Gnome engine, Bosch magneto.”) Pochoir shows bird's-eye view of Beaumont's plane arriving in Rome during the Paris–Rome air race.

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English : Paris–Rome. Beaumont le gagnant sur monoplan Blériot, moteur Gnome, magneto Bosch. (Translation: “ParisRome. Beaumont the winner in Bleriot monoplane, Gnome engine, Bosch magneto.”) Pochoir shows bird's-eye view of Beaumont's plane arriving in Rome during the Paris–Rome air race.

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Leonard Nimoy explains how to defend an airfield.‎

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English : Leonard Nimoy explains how to defend an airfield.

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A 12 segment panoramic image of the Hong Kong skyline at dusk, with Christmas lighting in December 2008

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Damped harmonic oscillatory motion.‎

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Fogo, Cape Verde Islands. The volcano’s most distinctive feature, its nine-kilometre wide caldera, Cha Caldera, is shown in this image.

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Steampunk image of author G. D. Falksen

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Ville Seppänen solves a 3×3×3 Rubik's Cube in 49.83s while blindfolded.‎

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English : Ville Seppänen solves a 3×3×3 Rubik's Cube in 49.83s while blindfolded.
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