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Interior of Saint-Maimbœuf Church in Montbéliard in eastern France, photographed with high dynamic range imaging.

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English : Interior of Saint-Maimbœuf Church in Montbéliard in eastern France, photographed with high dynamic range imaging.

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A giant minister surrenders to the Dutch at Schiphol Airport in 1970 (1m 10s).‎

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English : A giant minister surrenders to the Dutch at Schiphol Airport in 1970 (1m 10s).

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10×2 images panoramic of Rome's Colosseum.

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A simulation of the behaviour of a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way‎

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English : A simulation of the behaviour of a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

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Middle lake of Bastan, short before sunset, Hautes-Pyrénées, France.

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Drilling operation on a steel bar.‎

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English : Drilling operation on a steel bar.

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Lama in the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, 1981.

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"Let It In", track 1 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "Let It In", track 1 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Giant Kingfisher at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa

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Spotted Hyena and Black-backed jackal fighting over a Springbok at Dertiende Boorgat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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English : Spotted Hyena and Black-backed jackal fighting over a Springbok at Dertiende Boorgat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) in front of a natural stone wall in the Sababurg game park near Hofgeismar, district Kassel, Hesse, Germany.

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English : Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) in front of a natural stone wall in the Sababurg game park near Hofgeismar, district Kassel, Hesse, Germany.

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Form IV is the alkali-denatured form of duplex circular DNA. (Circular DNA cannot be heat-denatured). Its structure is generally considered to be unknown. The structure shown here may therefore be regarded as hypothetical, but not purely so, as there is no likely alternative. It is a 4-stranded structure which comes about because, at high pH, the circular duplex chromosome has become exceedingly supertwisted in the left-handed (positive) sense. This turns the formerly-circular duplex into an essentially-linear tetraplex, with 2 strands being donated from opposite sides of the former circle. By default, the essential feature of the structure must be that the phosphate groups are in the center, since no other alternative is readily imaginable.‎

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English : Form IV is the alkali-denatured form of duplex circular DNA. (Circular DNA cannot be heat-denatured). Its structure is generally considered to be unknown. The structure shown here may therefore be regarded as hypothetical, but not purely so, as there is no likely alternative. It is a 4-stranded structure which comes about because, at high pH, the circular duplex chromosome has become exceedingly supertwisted in the left-handed (positive) sense. This turns the formerly-circular duplex into an essentially-linear tetraplex, with 2 strands being donated from opposite sides of the former circle. By default, the essential feature of the structure must be that the phosphate groups are in the center, since no other alternative is readily imaginable.

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Horse on the Gehrenberg, near Deggenhausertal-Wendlingen, Bodenseekreis.

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Experimental demonstration of the generation and destructive impact of a super rogue wave in a wave tank

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English : Experimental demonstration of the generation and destructive impact of a super rogue wave in a wave tank

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Space Shuttle Atlantis and the STS-110 crew launching 10 years ago today.‎

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English : Space Shuttle Atlantis and the STS-110 crew launching 10 years ago today.

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The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France.

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Small Lake Lucerne passenger boat MS Reuss, built in 1926. In scheduled service, Good Friday 2012.‎

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English : Small Lake Lucerne passenger boat MS Reuss, built in 1926. In scheduled service, Good Friday 2012.

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Red Panda, picture taken in Zoo Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

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Feeding the young starlings

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English : Feeding the young starlings

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Abundantia, by Louis Petitot, 1846, Pont du Carrousel, Paris.

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Flight taking off from Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.‎

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English : Flight taking off from Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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A storm of rapid star births in Galaxy Centaurus A

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Small Yellow Underwing (Panemeria tenebrata) is a European species of moth.‎

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English : Small Yellow Underwing (Panemeria tenebrata) is a European species of moth.

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A view of the Yuriev Monastery in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia, from the Volkhov River.

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Milk fat drops in milk oscillating due to Brownian motion

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English : Milk fat drops in milk oscillating due to Brownian motion

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Caudal fin of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) near Valdés, Chubut, Argentina.

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English : Caudal fin of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) near Valdés, Chubut, Argentina.

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Visual Media Reasoning concept video relating to computer vision.‎

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English : Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Visual Media Reasoning concept video relating to computer vision.

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Animation of the PAM-D Payload Assist Module with the Phoenix spacecraft. The stage is successively spun, fired, yo-yo de-spun and jettisoned.‎

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English : Animation of the PAM-D Payload Assist Module with the Phoenix spacecraft. The stage is successively spun, fired, yo-yo de-spun and jettisoned.

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Panorama of Edo (now Tokyo) showing daimyo residences, Japan, by Felice Beato, 1865 or 1866.

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Emergence of a female Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)‎

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English : Emergence of a female Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

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Lurid bolete (Boletus luridus), Ukraine.

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Video of the child walking in front of the death on the lower plate of the Strasbourg astronomical clock.‎

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English : Video of the child walking in front of the death on the lower plate of the Strasbourg astronomical clock.

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A Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) in the Portland Japanese Garden.

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Common Raven (Corvus corax) in search of food. La Palma, Canary Islands.‎

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English : Common Raven (Corvus corax) in search of food. La Palma, Canary Islands.

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A whole Jiro Persimmon (Diospyros Kaki) and a sliced one.

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This "airborne" tour was created from only a small portion of the images collected during a flight over the Pine Island Glacier crack on Oct. 26, 2011.‎

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English : This "airborne" tour was created from only a small portion of the images collected during a flight over the Pine Island Glacier crack on Oct. 26, 2011.

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Portrait of Balthazar Castiglione, Raphael, 1514-15.

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An IndiGo Airbus A320 landing in Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India.‎

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Sacrifice of Isaac (Abrahams Opfer). Handcolored etching by Adi Holzer 1997.

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Hasta Vinyasas are a set of yoga vinyāsas which primarily involve movement of the arms. Pārśvabhāga Vinyāsa provides a healthy stretch to thoracic cavity and rib structures.‎

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English : Hasta Vinyasas are a set of yoga vinyāsas which primarily involve movement of the arms. Pārśvabhāga Vinyāsa provides a healthy stretch to thoracic cavity and rib structures.

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Hill of Crosses, near Šiauliai, Lithuania.

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The flower scarab Oxythyrea funesta is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.‎

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English : The flower scarab Oxythyrea funesta is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.

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Starflower (Trientalis borealis) at Port-au-Saumon in Quebec, Canada.

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Poster for the 1932 film The Mummy, featuring Boris Karloff.

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70 years ago today, The Magnetic Telescope, the sixth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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

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Skull of the burial Théviec. Female 25 to 35 years. Stage : Mesolithic (-6740 to -5680 Before the Current Era) Locality : Théviec, Morbihan, France. Museum of Toulouse.

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English : Skull of the burial Théviec. Female 25 to 35 years. Stage : Mesolithic (-6740 to -5680 Before the Current Era) Locality : Théviec, Morbihan, France. Museum of Toulouse.

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Heron (Ardea herodias) fishing at Baker Lake, Washington, USA.‎

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English : Heron (Ardea herodias) fishing at Baker Lake, Washington, USA.

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Wassertropfen.

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Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124-100 - Antonov 124 @ Gilze Rijen. To / from Dutch Task Force @ Uruzgan, Afghanistan‎

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English : Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124-100 - Antonov 124 @ Gilze Rijen. To / from Dutch Task Force @ Uruzgan, Afghanistan

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An infantryman prepares to hurl a grenade in training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA, during World War II .

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Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) swimming in front of a displacement hull vessel. The footage was taken in Port Davey, South-West Tasmania, Australia. The brown colour of the water is due to naturally occurring tannins.‎

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English : Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) swimming in front of a displacement hull vessel. The footage was taken in Port Davey, South-West Tasmania, Australia. The brown colour of the water is due to naturally occurring tannins.

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Horse and rider in an obstacle race.

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Ljubljana 1909. Original title: Ljubljana. The oldest preserved video recordings of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.‎

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English : Ljubljana 1909. Original title: Ljubljana. The oldest preserved video recordings of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

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Prospect Point night view of the Niagara Falls, in winter.

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New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae) at Nga Manu Nature Reserve (Waikanae, New Zealand).‎

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English : New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae) at Nga Manu Nature Reserve (Waikanae, New Zealand).


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