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Corridor between the fort du Salbert and the NATO Ouvrage G, in Belfort, France.

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Wuppertal Floating Tram leaving the depot Oberbarmen, Berliner Platz in Wuppertal-Oberbarmen‎

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English : Wuppertal Floating Tram leaving the depot Oberbarmen, Berliner Platz in Wuppertal-Oberbarmen

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A coral fungus (Ramaria flaccida), one of about 200 species in the genus Ramaria, photographed near Eggingen, Germany.

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Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) at a bird feeder.‎

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English : Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) at a bird feeder.

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Aerial "Rote Nase", Zermatt

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A video of Sugarcane juice extraction‎

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Madinat Jumeirah hotel with the Burj Al Arab in the background, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Bombus terrestris inside an artifical pollination nest, queen rocks her wings‎

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English : Bombus terrestris inside an artifical pollination nest, queen rocks her wings

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The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo depicting the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Oil on canvas painted 1767-68. Today housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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English : The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo depicting the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Oil on canvas painted 1767-68. Today housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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This time-lapse sequence shows the young Moon setting over ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the bright crescent the rest of the disc of the Moon can be faintly seen. This phenomenon is called earthshine. It is due to sunlight reflecting off the Earth and illuminating the lunar surface. This video was taken on 27 October 2011 and also records the planets Mercury and Venus.‎

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English : This time-lapse sequence shows the young Moon setting over ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the bright crescent the rest of the disc of the Moon can be faintly seen. This phenomenon is called earthshine. It is due to sunlight reflecting off the Earth and illuminating the lunar surface. This video was taken on 27 October 2011 and also records the planets Mercury and Venus.

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Quadratic Julia set with Internal level sets for c values along internal ray 0 of main cardioid of Mandelbrot set‎

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English : Quadratic Julia set with Internal level sets for c values along internal ray 0 of main cardioid of Mandelbrot set

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The reconstructed medieval Church of St. George in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. The original building is from the end of the 10th and the beginning of the 11th century.

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English : The reconstructed medieval Church of St. George in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. The original building is from the end of the 10th and the beginning of the 11th century.

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Male Brown tree Frogs (Litoria ewingii) calling‎

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English : Male Brown tree Frogs (Litoria ewingii) calling

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Waterside of Saint Lawrence River near Kamouraska

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Weaving of coconut leaves in Tamil Nadu, India‎

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In all, about 25 percent of the ice that melted between 2003 and 2010 occurred in North and South America (excluding Greenland).‎

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English : In all, about 25 percent of the ice that melted between 2003 and 2010 occurred in North and South America (excluding Greenland).

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Steinway & Sons concert grand piano.

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Juvenile cross spiders (Araneus diadematus) in nest‎

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Panorama of Leeds Castle in September, 2011

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Video of Nematomorpha in a water bowl in France‎

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1908 poster for Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, performed by the Hippodrome Opera Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

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The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.‎

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English : The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.

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A short video illustrating smart glass, or electrochromic glass in action.‎

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English : A short video illustrating smart glass, or electrochromic glass in action.

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Animation of the act of unrolling a circle's circumference, illustrating the ratio π.

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Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい Kingyo-sukui) is a Japanese traditional game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper.‎

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English : Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい Kingyo-sukui) is a Japanese traditional game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper.

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Waldemarsudde, the former home of the Swedish Prince Eugene, and today a museum located on Djurgården in central Stockholm.

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Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) consuming, then regurgitating what appears to be a Slaty grey snake.‎

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English : Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) consuming, then regurgitating what appears to be a Slaty grey snake.

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Newly constructed windmills on the Thornton Bank, 28 km off shore, on the Belgian part of the North Sea. The windmills are 157 m high, 184 m above the sea bottom.

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English : Newly constructed windmills on the Thornton Bank, 28 km off shore, on the Belgian part of the North Sea. The windmills are 157 m high, 184 m above the sea bottom.

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Cutting bushes in Bahá'í Terraces, Haifa, Israel‎

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English : Cutting bushes in Bahá'í Terraces, Haifa, Israel

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Panoramic view of Ötlingen from Southeast, the hilly landscape is typical for the region of Markgräflerland

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Robber fly (Stichopogon elegantulus) feeding on Collembola. Location: Canidelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal‎

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English : Robber fly (Stichopogon elegantulus) feeding on Collembola. Location: Canidelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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A photograph of Charlie Chaplin made ​​in the United States during his youth (1900-1910s).

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A norry or nori is an improvised rail vehicle from Cambodia.‎

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English : A norry or nori is an improvised rail vehicle from Cambodia.

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Male Paper Wasp of the species Polistes dominula, Portugal.

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Butterflies fly freely around among visitors - Montreal Botanical Garden.‎

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Lucas Brunelle riding a bike along the Great Wall of China (1m 11s).‎

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English : Lucas Brunelle riding a bike along the Great Wall of China (1m 11s).

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Shell of Tutufa bufo, the Red-ringed Frog Shell or Red-mouth Frog Shell. Shell length 101 mm.

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A drive through Cattenbroek (4m 23s).‎

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English : A drive through Cattenbroek (4m 23s).

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The Great Fountain Geyser erupting at sunset at the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States.

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A dung beetle climbing a dung ball for circumspection.‎

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English : A dung beetle climbing a dung ball for circumspection.

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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) at Plaisance National Park in Quebec, Canada.

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The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is also a ruled surface.‎

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English : The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is also a ruled surface.

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Buffalo soldiers of the 25th Infantry, some wearing buffalo robes, Ft. Keogh, Montana.

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Blue Wonder bridge in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.‎

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Mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata).

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Bells of the church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Israel.‎

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Megyeri bridge at dawn (before its planned opening), Budapest, Hungary.

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Video of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in an aquarium‎

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70 years ago today, The Bulleteers, the fifth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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English : 70 years ago today, The Bulleteers, the fifth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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Rotary dial telephone, probably from Belgium (the circuit diagram inside is in Dutch and French).

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English : Rotary dial telephone, probably from Belgium (the circuit diagram inside is in Dutch and French).

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Two photographs of Karori reservoir from 1988 and 2012, converted into an animation to show changes in the lake and surrounding forest over the 24 year interval. After the lake level was lowered, the lake banks were reclaimed by natural regrowth of the forest. Also many trees have grown, and a few trees have been removed (mainly exotic species) as part of Zealandia's 500 year restoration project. Wellington, New Zealand.‎

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English : Two photographs of Karori reservoir from 1988 and 2012, converted into an animation to show changes in the lake and surrounding forest over the 24 year interval. After the lake level was lowered, the lake banks were reclaimed by natural regrowth of the forest. Also many trees have grown, and a few trees have been removed (mainly exotic species) as part of Zealandia's 500 year restoration project. Wellington, New Zealand.

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Škoda 15T, a new model of low-floor tram from Škoda Transportation, currently being operated in Prague and Riga.

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Galaxy with a rotation curve as predicted without the effects of dark matter. The other regions of the disk rotate slower than the inner regions.‎

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English : Galaxy with a rotation curve as predicted without the effects of dark matter. The other regions of the disk rotate slower than the inner regions.

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Intraoperative view of indirect Groin Hernia by laparoscopic operation TEP‎

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The Helena Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying US 49 across the Mississippi River between Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and Lula, Mississippi.‎

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English : The Helena Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying US 49 across the Mississippi River between Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and Lula, Mississippi.
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