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Panoramic view of Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Octocopter fly over the Goetheanum located in Dornach (near Basel), Switzerland.‎

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English : Octocopter fly over the Goetheanum located in Dornach (near Basel), Switzerland.

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Crew members refuel an A V-22 Osprey vertical-lift aircraft before a night mission in central Iraq.

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Phase and libration of the Moon at hourly intervals, for the whole year 2012.‎

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English : Phase and libration of the Moon at hourly intervals, for the whole year 2012.

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Purple anemone (Heteractis magnifica) and resident anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) (clownfish) in East Timor.

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A video on Making of Murukku

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Marek Szufa in his replica of a Curtiss JN-4. On the same day, in a different plane, the pilot was fatally injured upon striking the river. He was rushed to hospital, where he died in ER.

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English : Marek Szufa in his replica of a Curtiss JN-4. On the same day, in a different plane, the pilot was fatally injured upon striking the river. He was rushed to hospital, where he died in ER.

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South Africa: The burning of the ritual hut after the young boys have left it‎

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Sarcophaga (Liopygia) ruficornis flesh-fly mating. Pictured in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

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Black-veined Moth (Siona lineata) is a European member of the family Geometridae.‎

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English : Orthodox church of Saint Blessed Xenia of Petersburg in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. St.Xenia was canonized on February 6, 1988. The Southern Bug river bank.

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Nomad horse riding, Zhanzong, Tibet, China.‎

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Video of Vermin Supreme working the crowds during the New Hampshire primary

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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle with the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C in Nevada, US

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Beaches of Netanya, Israel.‎

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Saturn's Rings in Ultraviolet Light

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An action (video) of coconut grating‎

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Scanning electron micrograph of a flea with false colors.

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Village festival in Nafadié, a small village about 85km northwest of Bamako, Mali. Ensemble with one konkoni and two djembes.‎

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English : Village festival in Nafadié, a small village about 85km northwest of Bamako, Mali. Ensemble with one konkoni and two djembes.

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A Sami family in Norway around 1900.

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Pipe organ tuning in the church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Passy in Paris, France.‎

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Comma (Polygonia c-album) in Hamm, Germany.

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People celebrating the fall of Hosni Mubarak on Talaat Harb, Cairo.‎

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2010 Mavericks surfing competition

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"Swansong" from the 2009 album Breadcrumbs, composed and sung by Josh Woodward, winner of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase 10.10.‎

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English : "Swansong" from the 2009 album Breadcrumbs, composed and sung by Josh Woodward, winner of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase 10.10.

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Ultrasound of a heart (3.3s).‎

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The Post Tower in Bonn during sunset

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The flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans, is a fish of tropical to warm temperate waters on both sides of the Atlantic‎

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English : The flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans, is a fish of tropical to warm temperate waters on both sides of the Atlantic

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The Porte des Allemands ("German gate"), a fortified medieval city gate in Metz, in northeastern France.

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Anti-Putin rally against fraud in parliamentary elections, for holding new elections with all unregistered parties participating which became the biggest demonstration in Russia in more than a decade. Moscow, Bolotnaya square, December 10, 2011.‎

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English : Anti-Putin rally against fraud in parliamentary elections, for holding new elections with all unregistered parties participating which became the biggest demonstration in Russia in more than a decade. Moscow, Bolotnaya square, December 10, 2011.

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The Paris business district of La Défense at night as seen from the Tour Défense 2000.

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Traditional sausage making - stanching, Italy 2008‎

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A pair of Giraffes in Mikumi National Park in Tanzania.

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Agelena labyrinthica is a widespread funnel-web spider species in Europe‎

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Herd of horses on summer mountain pasture in the Spanish Pyrenees, near the lake of Estaens (Ibón de Estanés) near the border to France.

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Drift ice at Elbe river near Dömitz, Germany.‎

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Underside of taro leaf (Colocasia esculenta), backlit by sunlight. Picture taken in a backyard in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Satellite images show the changing water levels in the Aral Sea from 2000 through 2011.‎

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A four segment panorama of Baltimore's Inner Harbor skyline taken at night from Federal Hill.

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Commercial white water rafting on the Chuya River

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A Qantas Boeing 747-400 flying at approximately 11,000 metres viewed from the ground at Starbeyevo in Moscow.

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Bamboo basket making in India‎

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Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., USA.

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Neuroblasts in a brain migrate along radial glia fibers‎

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Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) at Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France.

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Children sledding in Central Park

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U.S. actress and singer Emily Osment performing at a concert in Boston in May 2010.

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Squashes and pumpkins.

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During the three-year trek of NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, rover planners captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive. 309 images taken during the 13-mile journey appear in this video. Audio comes from rover accelerometer data adjusted to an audible frequency. It indicates vibrations of the rover: louder on rocky surfaces, quieter on sandy ground.‎

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English : During the three-year trek of NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, rover planners captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive. 309 images taken during the 13-mile journey appear in this video. Audio comes from rover accelerometer data adjusted to an audible frequency. It indicates vibrations of the rover: louder on rocky surfaces, quieter on sandy ground.

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European Mistletoe (Viscum album). Cross-section on a branch of a Hybrid Black Poplar (Populus × canadensis). Ukraine.

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70 years ago today, The Arctic Giant, the fourth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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Khao Ta-Pu - James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand.‎

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Mexican waves performed by Asian Giant Honeybees drive hornets away from the nest.‎

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