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Hot air balloon festival in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. November 2010.

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A boa constrictor strike-feeding on large rat.‎

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Tractor with integrated baler wrapper producing silage bales in the Czech Republic‎

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English : Tractor with integrated baler wrapper producing silage bales in the Czech Republic

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Türk Yıldızları (Turkish Stars) at the Kecskemet Air Show.

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Several items are thrown down an abandoned oil well. (1m 31s)‎

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Toronto (Canada): Illuminated CN Tower at night

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The 2007 launch of the 34th Ariane rocket (1m 38s).‎

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A Sea organ or water organ of architect Nikola Basić in Croatia (14s).‎

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The sound of a 250GB IDE hard disk.‎

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Altamont Commuter Express crossing the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, between Fremont and San Jose in USA. The train is hauled by an EMD F40PH and consists of Bombardier Bi-Level VI coaches, including a cab car.

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English : Altamont Commuter Express crossing the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, between Fremont and San Jose in USA. The train is hauled by an EMD F40PH and consists of Bombardier Bi-Level VI coaches, including a cab car.

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Example of polarization filter, applied crosswise and lengthwise (20s).‎

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A "cell phone salute" to drivers of Formula One cars in Russia (19s).‎

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English : A "cell phone salute" to drivers of Formula One cars in Russia (19s).

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Andrena vaga digs an impressive hole and then works from it (2m 53s).‎

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English : Andrena vaga digs an impressive hole and then works from it (2m 53s).

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Moni Agios Triadas, Meteora, Greece

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Soviet propaganda film from 1940 about the youth camp Artek (11m 10s).‎

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Pan of the Schömbach dam at the border of Saxony and Thuringia in Germany. (19s).‎

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A nearly full moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

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English : A nearly full moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

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A Spanish slug eating a leaf‎

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Anniversary: 50 years ago, the Berlin Wall was built – the picture shows members of Kampfgruppen on 13 August 1961 on the west side of the Brandenburg Gate directly to the demarcation line

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Total lunar eclipse of June 15 2011 over the Acropolis. Although it was cloudy till well after moonrise, it turned out pretty clear for the whole totality and second penumbra phase.
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English : Total lunar eclipse of June 15 2011 over the Acropolis. Although it was cloudy till well after moonrise, it turned out pretty clear for the whole totality and second penumbra phase.
Music: "Moon Waltz" from Album Fairtale by Zero Project (Licensed in CC-BY-SA)

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Sebastien Toutant, a snowboarder, at the downtown Quebec big air competition.

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The last voyage of the John T. Essberger to the Technik Museum Speyer (Technology museum) in Germany (2m 23s).‎

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English : The last voyage of the John T. Essberger to the Technik Museum Speyer (Technology museum) in Germany (2m 23s).

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Detailed map of Indian national highways.

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Song of a New Zealand cicada (26s).‎

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“The Fall of Reynolds” – The death of John Fulton Reynolds at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, depicted by Alfred Rudolph Waud.

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A medium-sized solar flare from June 2011 (5.1s).‎

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One hour of boulevard/road/junction traffic reduced to two and a half minutes (2m 33s).‎

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Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland, located at the east side of the Lake Zurich.

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A rerun (previous sparsely documented MOTD) of a flyby of an F-14A Tomcat (9.3s).‎

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Swimming with a shark in the blue blue waters of the deep Red Sea (11s).‎

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A backhoe loader in action at the village Valiaparambu in Thrissur district, Kerala, India‎

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Avian flu vaccine development by Reverse Genetics technique.

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By the Waters of Minnetonka, composed by Thurlow Lieurance and sung by Ernestine Schumann-Heink (2m 30s).‎

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English : By the Waters of Minnetonka, composed by Thurlow Lieurance and sung by Ernestine Schumann-Heink (2m 30s).

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Male wild Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) in the Botanical Garden at Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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Bonnie, a rare german shepherd, drinks in slow motion (50s).‎

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Marmolada, the highest mountain of the Dolomites at sunset.

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Mud pool in New Zealand (13s).‎

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Security camera footage of the September 29, 2009 American Samoa Tsunami striking the parking lot outside the FBI office in American Samoa.‎

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End of warm up lap and start of the 2010 Brno Formula Renault 3.5 Series in the Czech Republic.‎

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Gais is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland.

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The Great Refractor at the Archenhold Observatory (1m 1s).‎

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Wild Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) in the Botanical Garden at Portoviejo, Ecuador. A female individual, as seen from the relatively short dorsal spines and the green body colouration.

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Computer generated model of Newton's cradle (26s).‎

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Jaral de Berrios, probably the most important Hacienda of colonial times. Its owner at one time was one of the largest landowners in the world. Located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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August 28, 1963, folk singers gather in Washington, D.C. and sing along with Joan Baez. (2m 0s).‎

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How to make sour dough bread for sandwiches (10m 15s).‎

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Candle and match in slow motion (25s).‎

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M777 Light Towed Howitzer.‎

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