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Poste optique under snow near the fort du Salbert (under moonlight), at Belfort, France.

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A slightly-squashed specimen of Frontonia leucas, showing the distinctive radiating canals around the contractile vacuole.‎

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English : A slightly-squashed specimen of Frontonia leucas, showing the distinctive radiating canals around the contractile vacuole.

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Old man, Bihar, India.

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Hurva Synagogue interior, Jewish quarter, Old City Walls in Jerusalem‎

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English : Hurva Synagogue interior, Jewish quarter, Old City Walls in Jerusalem

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Several million young stars are vying for attention in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula Nebula. Early astronomers nicknamed the nebula because its glowing filaments resemble spider legs.

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English : Several million young stars are vying for attention in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula Nebula. Early astronomers nicknamed the nebula because its glowing filaments resemble spider legs.

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Joan Baez performs "We Shall Overcome" Feb 09 2010 at the White House in front of President Obama‎

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English : Joan Baez performs "We Shall Overcome" Feb 09 2010 at the White House in front of President Obama

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Goetheanum: western staircase, portal to terrace.

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Landsort lighthouse in the Stockholm archipelago.

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Train of the Tehran Subway arriving to vali-e-asr station. (in line 4)‎

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English : Train of the Tehran Subway arriving to vali-e-asr station. (in line 4)

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A LCVP from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division wading onto Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two thirds of the Company E became casualties.

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English : A LCVP from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division wading onto Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two thirds of the Company E became casualties.

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This video takes SDO images of the sun and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.‎

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English : This video takes SDO images of the sun and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.

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Fish (White sea bass, Atractoscion nobilis) at Ensenada fish market, Baja California, Mexico.

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Passing Liverpool Cruise Terminal on the Mersey Ferry 'Royal Daffodil', Liverpool, England.‎

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English : Passing Liverpool Cruise Terminal on the Mersey Ferry 'Royal Daffodil', Liverpool, England.

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The American golf player Morgan Pressel, 2009.

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End of the fireworks finale of the Czech festival Ignis Brunensis (2m 35s).‎

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English : End of the fireworks finale of the Czech festival Ignis Brunensis (2m 35s).

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The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors.

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Neolimonia dumetorum, a crane fly from the family Limoniidae, is entered by a phoretic pseudoscorpion

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English : Neolimonia dumetorum, a crane fly from the family Limoniidae, is entered by a phoretic pseudoscorpion

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Portrait of Maria von Braun, wife of the famous Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) director Wernher von Braun.

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GOES-15 Solar X-ray Imager observations during the transit of Venus

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Panoramic view of the Rhine and the embankment in Cologne-Mülheim, Germany.

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A colony of pine needle aphids (Schizolachnus sp.) displaying diverse defense behaviours : body raise, kicking with the hind legs, emission of alarm fluids (containing alarm pheromones) etc... In this species, the two individuals that are at the margin of the colony are typically placed with the head toward the center of the colony. This body orientation behaviour seem also to be a defense mechanism.‎

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English : A colony of pine needle aphids (Schizolachnus sp.) displaying diverse defense behaviours : body raise, kicking with the hind legs, emission of alarm fluids (containing alarm pheromones) etc... In this species, the two individuals that are at the margin of the colony are typically placed with the head toward the center of the colony. This body orientation behaviour seem also to be a defense mechanism.

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The audience seen from the rear of the stage at the former Metropolitan Opera House in New York City at a concert by classical pianist Josef Hofmann on November 28, 1937.

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English : The audience seen from the rear of the stage at the former Metropolitan Opera House in New York City at a concert by classical pianist Josef Hofmann on November 28, 1937.

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"Infinite Horizon", track 3 on Josh Woodward's 2010 album Ashes

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English : "Infinite Horizon", track 3 on Josh Woodward's 2010 album Ashes

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Airbus A300-600 in-flight cabin.‎

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To celebrate its 22nd anniversary in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope released a dramatic new image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula because its glowing filaments resemble spider legs.

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English : To celebrate its 22nd anniversary in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope released a dramatic new image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula because its glowing filaments resemble spider legs.

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An DBAG Class 101 pulling an InterCity down the track to Hamburg.‎

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English : An DBAG Class 101 pulling an InterCity down the track to Hamburg.

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A kid playing in the surf. Porto Covo, Portugal.

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A basic overview of how how a hard disk drive functions.‎

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English : A basic overview of how how a hard disk drive functions.

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow. View from southeast, across the Moscow River

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Vintage auto piano, Musée Mécanique

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Surfer at the beach of Costa da Caparica, Portugal.

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The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy is a 1915 American comedy silent film animated by Willis O'Brien that premiered in 1915, and is one of O'Brien's only wholly-animated films. It was financed and distributed by Thomas Edison.‎

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English : The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy is a 1915 American comedy silent film animated by Willis O'Brien that premiered in 1915, and is one of O'Brien's only wholly-animated films. It was financed and distributed by Thomas Edison.

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French cuirassier during the re-enactment of the battle of Waterloo (1815), in June 2011, Waterloo, Belgium.

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Effect of simulated rain on ants foraging on the underside of the pitcher lid of Nepenthes gracilis

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English : Effect of simulated rain on ants foraging on the underside of the pitcher lid of Nepenthes gracilis

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The Triumph of History over Time, a painting by Anton Raphael Mengs, an allegory of the Museum Clementinum, ceiling fresco in the Camera dei Papiri, Vatican Library.

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English : The Triumph of History over Time, a painting by Anton Raphael Mengs, an allegory of the Museum Clementinum, ceiling fresco in the Camera dei Papiri, Vatican Library.

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Approach to Berlin Tegel airport (TXL) as seen from a KLM Boeing 737, June 2012‎

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Quadriga on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris: Peace riding in a triumphal chariot, by François-Joseph Bosio (1828).

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The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, UK.‎

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English : The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, UK.

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Crepuscular rays at sunset near Waterberg Plateau (Wabi Game Ranch) in Namibia.

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The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand.‎

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English : The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand.

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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Uetersen, Germany.

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A blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) falls into water and manages to escape.‎

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English : A blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) falls into water and manages to escape.

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Narrowleaf cottonwoods (Populus angustifolia) in Crestone, Colorado, USA.

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Threshing wheat with yaks in Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan, 2011‎

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Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande on the steps of the Élysée Palace, 2012 inauguration ceremony of the President of France.

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A male of Micropterix aruncella eats pollen grains on a leaf. The species belongs to the "mandibulate archaic moths" (Micropterigidae) representing the the most primitive extant lineage of butterflies.‎

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English : A male of Micropterix aruncella eats pollen grains on a leaf. The species belongs to the "mandibulate archaic moths" (Micropterigidae) representing the the most primitive extant lineage of butterflies.

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A flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Trematoda) of the genus Leucochloridium parasiting a snail of the familly Succineidae (probably Succinea putris or an Oxyloma sp.). The banded pulsating structure visible within the tentacles of the snail are the sporocysts's broodsacs filled with cercariae. The cercariae need to be ingested by a bird to develop up to adult stage in the digestive system of the bird. The change in color and aspect (pulsations) of the snail increases the probability to be eaten by a bird.‎

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English : A flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Trematoda) of the genus Leucochloridium parasiting a snail of the familly Succineidae (probably Succinea putris or an Oxyloma sp.). The banded pulsating structure visible within the tentacles of the snail are the sporocysts's broodsacs filled with cercariae. The cercariae need to be ingested by a bird to develop up to adult stage in the digestive system of the bird. The change in color and aspect (pulsations) of the snail increases the probability to be eaten by a bird.

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Solar eclipse on May 20,2012.

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A crane camera at Götaplatsen in Gothemburg, Sweden, during MTV World Stage.‎

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English : A crane camera at Götaplatsen in Gothemburg, Sweden, during MTV World Stage.

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The chemical element Rhodium: processing: 1g powder, 1g pressed cylinder, 1 g argon arc remelted pellet.

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Laguna el Suero, Sierra Nevada de Mérida, Venezuela‎

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Fallow Deer (female) in the German Wood.

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Segment of the 1925 film "The Lost World" featuring Agathaumas, Tyrannosaurus and Pteranodon.‎

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English : Segment of the 1925 film "The Lost World" featuring Agathaumas, Tyrannosaurus and Pteranodon.

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Flower Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) on Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) near the old airstrip, Frankfurt, Germany.

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A ride with the roller coaster Lisebergbanan at the amusement park Liseberg, Sweden. The video is recorded from a first person view.‎

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English : A ride with the roller coaster Lisebergbanan at the amusement park Liseberg, Sweden. The video is recorded from a first person view.

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Scallop species from the Black Sea (Flexopecten glaber ponticus), possibly extinct after 1990.

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Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania (2011)‎

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