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Members of a Chinese military honor guard march during a welcome ceremony for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace at the Ministry of Defense in Beijing, China.

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English : Members of a Chinese military honor guard march during a welcome ceremony for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace at the Ministry of Defense in Beijing, China.

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Adult male Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) feeding fledgling at Apex Park in Lake Albert, New South Wales

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English : Adult male Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) feeding fledgling at Apex Park in Lake Albert, New South Wales

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Michotamia aurata, female. 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, female. 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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Song by Ekta Kala Manch, the cultural branch of Ekta Parishad, India. The Jan Satyagraha march starts on October 2nd, 2012, from Gwalior.‎

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English : Song by Ekta Kala Manch, the cultural branch of Ekta Parishad, India. The Jan Satyagraha march starts on October 2nd, 2012, from Gwalior.

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Kinney Lake and Mount Whitehorn near Mount Robson

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A Doppler on wheels image of a tornadic thunderstorm near La Grange, Wyoming (USA) captured during the VORTEX2 project. In the velocity image on the left, Blues/green represent winds moving towards the radar, and reds/yellows indicate winds moving away from the radar. The reason that some of the darker blues contain red/yellow within them is a trait known as Aliasing, where the winds are moving faster than the radar can detect. In the reflectivity image on the right, the main body of the storm can be seen, with the appendage on the bottom of the storm being a hook echo, which is associated directly with the tornado, and the tornado circulation itself can be seen as the doughnut like shape in the later part of the animation.‎

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English : A Doppler on wheels image of a tornadic thunderstorm near La Grange, Wyoming (USA) captured during the VORTEX2 project. In the velocity image on the left, Blues/green represent winds moving towards the radar, and reds/yellows indicate winds moving away from the radar. The reason that some of the darker blues contain red/yellow within them is a trait known as Aliasing, where the winds are moving faster than the radar can detect. In the reflectivity image on the right, the main body of the storm can be seen, with the appendage on the bottom of the storm being a hook echo, which is associated directly with the tornado, and the tornado circulation itself can be seen as the doughnut like shape in the later part of the animation.

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Potter and his work, Jaura, Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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English : Potter and his work, Jaura, Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.‎

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English : Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.

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Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) head and upper neck, Battersea Park Children's Zoo in South London, England.

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English : Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) head and upper neck, Battersea Park Children's Zoo in South London, England.

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Cutting a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on superhydrophobic surfaces.‎

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English : Cutting a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on superhydrophobic surfaces.

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Interior of San Thome Basilica in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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English : Interior of San Thome Basilica in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Church of St. Michael Archangel, Świebodzin, Poland.‎

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English : Church of St. Michael Archangel, Świebodzin, Poland.

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Pink dress with embroidery, detail, Crafts Museum, New Delhi, India.

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English : Pink dress with embroidery, detail, Crafts Museum, New Delhi, India.

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Spirostomum minus is a species belonging to a genus of free-living ciliate protists.‎

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English : Spirostomum minus is a species belonging to a genus of free-living ciliate protists.

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Pen Had beach, Camaret-sur-Mer, France

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Pattern formation in a computational model of dendrite growth.‎

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English : Pattern formation in a computational model of dendrite growth.

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Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis). Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis). Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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A timelapse video of how muscles, skin, scales and quills are added to a skull cast of the plant-eating dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki.‎

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English : A timelapse video of how muscles, skin, scales and quills are added to a skull cast of the plant-eating dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki.

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Lake Agnes in Banff National Park with Mount Whyte

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Follow Me up to Carlow, by Christoph Nolte.‎

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English : Follow Me up to Carlow, by Christoph Nolte.

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Main building of the Botanic Garden Munich-Nymphenburg, in Munich, Germany

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English : Main building of the Botanic Garden Munich-Nymphenburg, in Munich, Germany

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Computer simulation of how the distribution of the growth hormone auxin changes over time across the growing tip of a plant. The absence of auxin in a cell is represented by black, while the highest concentration is shown in bright green. Cell boundaries are indicated in red, primordial cells marked with blue dots.‎

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English : Computer simulation of how the distribution of the growth hormone auxin changes over time across the growing tip of a plant. The absence of auxin in a cell is represented by black, while the highest concentration is shown in bright green. Cell boundaries are indicated in red, primordial cells marked with blue dots.

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Tomb of Téviec: Two skeletons of women aged between 25 and 35 years, dated between - 6740 and - 5680 BP (Mesolithic), both of whom died a violent death. Recovery made in 1938 and restoration completed in 2010.

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English : Tomb of Téviec: Two skeletons of women aged between 25 and 35 years, dated between - 6740 and - 5680 BP (Mesolithic), both of whom died a violent death. Recovery made in 1938 and restoration completed in 2010.

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Rocky Road to Dublin, by Christoph Nolte.‎

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English : Rocky Road to Dublin, by Christoph Nolte.

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El Deir ("The Monastery") in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan

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Adivasi women from Madhya Pradesh. She is complaining how the Indian government is concerned to save wild animals, but its not sensitive towards their people, who doesn't have home, school, hospital and other basic necessities of life. Video by Ekta Parishad.‎

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English : Adivasi women from Madhya Pradesh. She is complaining how the Indian government is concerned to save wild animals, but its not sensitive towards their people, who doesn't have home, school, hospital and other basic necessities of life. Video by Ekta Parishad.

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Domesticated exemplar of Greylag Goose (Anser anser domesticus) in Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Modern Indian dance, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.‎

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English : Modern Indian dance, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

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"O frondens", a medieval song from the Ordo Virtutum, composed by Hildegard of Bingen ca. 1151 and performed live in 2006.‎

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English : "O frondens", a medieval song from the Ordo Virtutum, composed by Hildegard of Bingen ca. 1151 and performed live in 2006.

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The Quaker (Neopithecops zalmora) is a small butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. The underside is white with a series of dark brown to black marginal spots and a post-discal series of disjoint striae. On the hindwing there is a prominent black spot in space 7 near the costa and a much smaller black spot in space 1a. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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English : The Quaker (Neopithecops zalmora) is a small butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. The underside is white with a series of dark brown to black marginal spots and a post-discal series of disjoint striae. On the hindwing there is a prominent black spot in space 7 near the costa and a much smaller black spot in space 1a. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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Illusory motion of an ambiguous biological figure.‎

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Dom Luis I bridge over the Douro river connecting Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto, in Portugal.

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"The Handyman's Lament", track 5 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "The Handyman's Lament", track 5 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Catholicon in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

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English : Catholicon in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

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A Nerodia fasciata snake attacking a parvalbumin-coated lure after lure-directed tongue flicks. Parvalbumin is one of the chemical cues that such snakes use to identify prey.‎

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English : A Nerodia fasciata snake attacking a parvalbumin-coated lure after lure-directed tongue flicks. Parvalbumin is one of the chemical cues that such snakes use to identify prey.

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Barroque pipe organ of the XVIII century by the Spaniard Gómez Herrera, Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal

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English : Barroque pipe organ of the XVIII century by the Spaniard Gómez Herrera, Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal

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Canadian guitarist Erik Mongrain plays the song "AirTap!" from his 2006 album Fates

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English : Canadian guitarist Erik Mongrain plays the song "AirTap!" from his 2006 album Fates

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Gate of Minerva with the slogan Sapientia aedificavit sibi Domum (Wisdom has built her house), University of Coimbra, Portugal

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English : Gate of Minerva with the slogan Sapientia aedificavit sibi Domum (Wisdom has built her house), University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Works by an Indonesian artist are exhibited in the first Dutch batik gallery in 1977.‎

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English : Works by an Indonesian artist are exhibited in the first Dutch batik gallery in 1977.

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The Gray Pansy or Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : The Gray Pansy or Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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An animation depicts a possible disintegrating planet candidate as it orbits its star KIC 12557548.‎

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English : An animation depicts a possible disintegrating planet candidate as it orbits its star KIC 12557548.

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Sculpture of goddess Durga in a temple at the time of Durga festival at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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English : Sculpture of goddess Durga in a temple at the time of Durga festival at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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While some magpies pass the mirror test, this one turns aggressive in the presence of a mirror.‎

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English : While some magpies pass the mirror test, this one turns aggressive in the presence of a mirror.

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Seed cone of Encephalartos sclavoi, an endangered species of cycad native to Tanzania.

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English : Seed cone of Encephalartos sclavoi, an endangered species of cycad native to Tanzania.

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Vocalizations of a mudskipper during territorial display. Left panel: video recording; the fish, which is a resident territorial owner, is oriented towards a cage containing an intruder (on the right, not visible). The oscillogram (top right panel) and spectrogram (bottom right panel) of the emitted sound show a train of pulses followed by a tonal segment.‎

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English : Vocalizations of a mudskipper during territorial display. Left panel: video recording; the fish, which is a resident territorial owner, is oriented towards a cage containing an intruder (on the right, not visible). The oscillogram (top right panel) and spectrogram (bottom right panel) of the emitted sound show a train of pulses followed by a tonal segment.

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Megachilid bee (Haetosmia vechti (Peters, 1974)), male foraging on Heliotropium sp. Taken in Mevo Horon, West Bank, June 22, 2011.

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English : Megachilid bee (Haetosmia vechti (Peters, 1974)), male foraging on Heliotropium sp. Taken in Mevo Horon, West Bank, June 22, 2011.

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A bicolor angelfish feeding on Ghost shrimp. The video was recorded at 200 fps to view it 8 times slower than real-time.‎

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English : A bicolor angelfish feeding on Ghost shrimp. The video was recorded at 200 fps to view it 8 times slower than real-time.

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MRI scan of the sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris.‎

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English : MRI scan of the sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris.

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A rich collection of colourful astronomical objects is revealed in this picturesque image of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Explorer, or WISE.

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English : A rich collection of colourful astronomical objects is revealed in this picturesque image of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Explorer, or WISE.

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Video of Gujarati fisherman by Ekta Parishad.‎

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Nigeria. Ejagham crest mask of the Ngbe male society. (Raccolte Extraeuropee del Castello Sforzesco, Milan)

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English : Nigeria. Ejagham crest mask of the Ngbe male society. (Raccolte Extraeuropee del Castello Sforzesco, Milan)

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32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1806 and performed in 2010‎

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English : 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1806 and performed in 2010

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The Psyche (Leptosia nina) is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae (The Sulphurs, Yellows and Whites) and is found in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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English : The Psyche (Leptosia nina) is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae (The Sulphurs, Yellows and Whites) and is found in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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Video showing an opening and closing of The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Baisin, London. Video is played back in 5x speed.‎

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English : Video showing an opening and closing of The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Baisin, London. Video is played back in 5x speed.

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Fortress of the Îlette of Kermovan, Britanny (France).

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A time-lapse movie of the lunar eclipse on March 3, 2007‎

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English : A time-lapse movie of the lunar eclipse on March 3, 2007

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Mycena inclinata, Clustered Bonnet mushrooms, growing in Trent Park, Enfield, United Kingdom.

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English : Mycena inclinata, Clustered Bonnet mushrooms, growing in Trent Park, Enfield, United Kingdom.

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This Aedes aegypti mosquito is infected with Wolbachia pipientis. As a result, its proboscis bends on skin and similar surfaces, rather than penetrating them.‎

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English : This Aedes aegypti mosquito is infected with Wolbachia pipientis. As a result, its proboscis bends on skin and similar surfaces, rather than penetrating them.

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On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the Sun's atmosphere, the Corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT.

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English : On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the Sun's atmosphere, the Corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT.

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A cub polar bear nursing.‎

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