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Startrails created from 14 photos (2 minutes of exposure).

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Mud pool near Waiotapu, south of Rotorua, New Zealand.‎

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English : Mud pool near Waiotapu, south of Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Union Pacific 844 at Painted Rocks, Nevada, on a run from Elko to Sparks, Nevada, September 15, 2009.

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Two males of Hermann's tortoises encounter in natural habitat at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.‎

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English : Two males of Hermann's tortoises encounter in natural habitat at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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The caterpillar of Ardices canescens eating a Japanese pumpkin leaf in suburban Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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"Goeldi's monkey" (Callimico goeldii) at Universeum, Gothenburg, Sweden.‎

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English : "Goeldi's monkey" (Callimico goeldii) at Universeum, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Jefferson Memorial seen across the Tidal Basin at dusk in Washington, D.C., USA.

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Fireworks from 4 July 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah for United States Independence Day (23m 31s).‎

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English : Fireworks from 4 July 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah for United States Independence Day (23m 31s).

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Digitized images of the original painting American Gothic that Grant DeVolson Wood, created in 1930 and sold to the Art Institute of Chicago in November of the same year

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English : Digitized images of the original painting American Gothic that Grant DeVolson Wood, created in 1930 and sold to the Art Institute of Chicago in November of the same year

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Diwan-i-Aam is a large pavilion for public imperial audiences with an ornate throne-balcony (jharokha) for the emperor. It is located in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India).‎

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English : Diwan-i-Aam is a large pavilion for public imperial audiences with an ornate throne-balcony (jharokha) for the emperor. It is located in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India).

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Giuseppe Molteni (1800-1867), The Confession, 1838 (Gallerie di Piazza Scala, Milan)

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The roofs of Assisi

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The Common Lime Butterfly(Papilio demoleus), is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies it does not have a prominent tail. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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English : The Common Lime Butterfly(Papilio demoleus), is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies it does not have a prominent tail. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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20 seconds of a desktop split-flap clock (19s).‎

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English : 20 seconds of a desktop split-flap clock (19s).

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A hot air balloon being inflated before air trip over Cappadocia, central Turkey, as seen from inside..

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One lap of the ferris wheel Pariserhjulet at Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden.‎

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English : One lap of the ferris wheel Pariserhjulet at Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Cueva de los Verdes, Canary Islands, Spain. Reflection on water.

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Rivellia syngenesiae is a member of the signal flies (Platystomatidae) and widespread in Europe and parts of Asia.‎

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English : Rivellia syngenesiae is a member of the signal flies (Platystomatidae) and widespread in Europe and parts of Asia.

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Southern view of the Laufener Hütte, Salzburg, Austria.

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70 years ago today, Volcano, the eighth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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English : 70 years ago today, Volcano, the eighth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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Michotamia aurata, male. Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : Michotamia aurata, male. Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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Not every day is flown with a Porsche...‎

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Self portrait of Tracy Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola module of the International Space Station observing the Earth below during Expedition 24.

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English : Self portrait of Tracy Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola module of the International Space Station observing the Earth below during Expedition 24.

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Australian Wood Ducks grazing at Belair National Park, South Australia.‎

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English : Australian Wood Ducks grazing at Belair National Park, South Australia.

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The Atacama Dry lake, in Chile. At the horizon, the Licancabur volcano.

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A view of the Neva in Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg Mosque. Maiolica of portal, in the form of Muqarnas.

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Fireworks for Bastille Day in Paris (41s).‎

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Portrait of the common wasp Vespula vulgaris depicting the characteristic head markings.

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Video from pushing of coke at a German coke plant, filmed from the pushing car. You can feel the power needed to push the coke by the vibration to be recognised on this video.‎

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English : Video from pushing of coke at a German coke plant, filmed from the pushing car. You can feel the power needed to push the coke by the vibration to be recognised on this video.

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A Hubble Space Telescope image of the R136 super star cluster, near the center of the 30 Doradus Nebula, also known as the Tarantula Nebula or NGC 2070.

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English : A Hubble Space Telescope image of the R136 super star cluster, near the center of the 30 Doradus Nebula, also known as the Tarantula Nebula or NGC 2070.

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Russian Polikarpov I-16 start-up and fly-by at Paine Field USA Sept 2011 with sound - includes mock attack on bi-wing.‎

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English : Russian Polikarpov I-16 start-up and fly-by at Paine Field USA Sept 2011 with sound - includes mock attack on bi-wing.

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Federal chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

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A lonely house. An image made using Blender 3D.

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4D Ultrasound image of fetal yawning at 30 weeks of pregnancy‎

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English : 4D Ultrasound image of fetal yawning at 30 weeks of pregnancy

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Greater Crimson Glider (Urothemis signata), Female. General colouration is rusty brown instead of bloodred. Eyes are brown above. Basal area of hind wing is dark reddish brown. Hind wing has three distinctive dark areas at the base. Abdomen is greenish-olivaceous and sometimes with black dorsal markings as in males. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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English : Greater Crimson Glider (Urothemis signata), Female. General colouration is rusty brown instead of bloodred. Eyes are brown above. Basal area of hind wing is dark reddish brown. Hind wing has three distinctive dark areas at the base. Abdomen is greenish-olivaceous and sometimes with black dorsal markings as in males. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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Cockpit view of an LC-130 approach and landing on the Seasonal Ice Runway at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.‎

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English : Cockpit view of an LC-130 approach and landing on the Seasonal Ice Runway at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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One of the Maid of the Mist tour boats approaching the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

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English : Driving on San Jose roads.

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Grandidier’s Baobab, picture taken near Morondava, Madagascar.

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In 2011, the final mission of the 30-year space shuttle program touched down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.‎

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English : In 2011, the final mission of the 30-year space shuttle program touched down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Castle Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany.

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Inflorescence of a Crown Daisy (Glebionis coronaria) showing the two types of florets.

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This is a visualization of US expansion in North America from 1700 to 1900, seen through changes in the spatial distribution of post offices .‎

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English : This is a visualization of US expansion in North America from 1700 to 1900, seen through changes in the spatial distribution of post offices .

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El Golfo Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).

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This video shows the motion of Pluto's five satellites as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope on July 7, 2012. The three-exposure-time-lapse sequence spans a total of 4.5 hours. The images were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in visible light.‎

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English : This video shows the motion of Pluto's five satellites as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope on July 7, 2012. The three-exposure-time-lapse sequence spans a total of 4.5 hours. The images were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in visible light.

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The Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in the Palaeotropics. It is usually seen in open scrub and grassland habitats. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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English : The Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in the Palaeotropics. It is usually seen in open scrub and grassland habitats. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus), Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand. The most prominent call in the recording is a second Greater Flameback.‎

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English : Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus), Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand. The most prominent call in the recording is a second Greater Flameback.

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Two boys at the beach. One is buried in the sand and the other is bending forward while holding the other's head. (Not a photo montage)

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Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince at a photoshoot for Teen Vogue magazine.‎

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English : Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince at a photoshoot for Teen Vogue magazine.

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London, host city of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft‎

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Red deer (Cervus elaphus), in Freyr forest, near Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium.

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Schempp-Hirth Quintus M self launching motor glider taking off at Vaumeilh airfield near Sisteron 21 July 2012‎

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Himeji Castle, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

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Painting on rice grain, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi‎

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English : Painting on rice grain, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi

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Leucistic Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) with strange white feathers in Naantali cemetery, Naantali, Finland.

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Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), Song Phi Nong,Phetchaburi, Thailand‎

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Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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Southern Skimmers (Orthetrum brunneum) in copula. Filmed at the Wollenberg, Hesse, Germany.‎

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