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Bwoom Mask of the Bushoong Kuba culture (Democratic Republic of the Congo). (Brooklyn Museum)

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English : Bwoom Mask of the Bushoong Kuba culture (Democratic Republic of the Congo). (Brooklyn Museum)

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A southbound Downeaster passenger train, operated by Amtrak, passing through the Scarborough Marsh in Scarborough, Maine, USA, on the mainline of Pan Am Railways.‎

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English : A southbound Downeaster passenger train, operated by Amtrak, passing through the Scarborough Marsh in Scarborough, Maine, USA, on the mainline of Pan Am Railways.

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Dome and balconies of Galeries Lafayette store, lady section, in boulevard Haussmann, Paris, with Christmas decorations.

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English : Dome and balconies of Galeries Lafayette store, lady section, in boulevard Haussmann, Paris, with Christmas decorations.

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Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) larvae use members of the genus Senecio as foodplants. Filmed in a meadow near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.‎

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English : Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) larvae use members of the genus Senecio as foodplants. Filmed in a meadow near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.

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Cigaritis cilissa, a Lycaenid butterfly, foraging on Eryngium creticum. Taken on Mount Meron, Upper Galilee, Israel, July 10, 2012.

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English : Cigaritis cilissa, a Lycaenid butterfly, foraging on Eryngium creticum. Taken on Mount Meron, Upper Galilee, Israel, July 10, 2012.

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A pregnant bull shark at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji.‎

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English : A pregnant bull shark at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji.

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Fort du Mont Bart (Bavans, France): At left, passageway with rail tracks up to the ramparts from the underground gunpowder room; at right, stairs leading upwards from the underground gunpowder room.

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English : Fort du Mont Bart (Bavans, France): At left, passageway with rail tracks up to the ramparts from the underground gunpowder room; at right, stairs leading upwards from the underground gunpowder room.

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"Motionless Land", track 12 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "Motionless Land", track 12 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Aethaloessa calidalis.

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English : Aethaloessa calidalis.

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Mall workers marching in formation before morning shift in Haikou, Hainan, China.‎

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English : Mall workers marching in formation before morning shift in Haikou, Hainan, China.

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Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet. It is a long-haired bovinae found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

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English : Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet. It is a long-haired bovinae found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

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Train trip in Portugal at Beira Alta train way‎

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English : Train trip in Portugal at Beira Alta train way

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A worker working in the sea salt pans of Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu, India

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A bee fly (Villa sp.) deposes its eggs in a dry sandy area at San Vincenzo, Tuscany. The larval stages are predators or parasitoids of the eggs and larvae of other insects.‎

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English : A bee fly (Villa sp.) deposes its eggs in a dry sandy area at San Vincenzo, Tuscany. The larval stages are predators or parasitoids of the eggs and larvae of other insects.

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The Battle of San Pietro is a 1945 documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine during World War II‎

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English : The Battle of San Pietro is a 1945 documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine during World War II

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Sternbergia clusiana (Amaryllidaceae) blooming in the Golan Heights, November 8, 2006.

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English : Sternbergia clusiana (Amaryllidaceae) blooming in the Golan Heights, November 8, 2006.

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A single beating heart muscle cell. Isolating cells by cell type is an important step in stem cell therapy. A co-author of the video — Shinya Yamanaka — is to receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine tomorrow, along with John Gurdon.‎

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English : A single beating heart muscle cell. Isolating cells by cell type is an important step in stem cell therapy. A co-author of the video — Shinya Yamanaka — is to receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine tomorrow, along with John Gurdon.

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A Canadian special operations soldier descends in front of Mt. Rainier onto Fort Lewis, Wash.

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English : A Canadian special operations soldier descends in front of Mt. Rainier onto Fort Lewis, Wash.

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Genetically different frog embryos developing in eggs of one species, Xenopus laevis: a diploid laevis x laevis is shown on the top, cleaving and entering gastrulation about 50 min earlier than haploid [laevis] x laevis embryos (middle) and cybrid [laevis] x tropicalis (bottom) embryos. A co-author of the video, John Gurdon, receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today, jointly with Shinya Yamanaka.‎

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English : Genetically different frog embryos developing in eggs of one species, Xenopus laevis: a diploid laevis x laevis is shown on the top, cleaving and entering gastrulation about 50 min earlier than haploid [laevis] x laevis embryos (middle) and cybrid [laevis] x tropicalis (bottom) embryos. A co-author of the video, John Gurdon, receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today, jointly with Shinya Yamanaka.

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Junonia lemonias Dry season form. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : Junonia lemonias Dry season form. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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A Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus) warms up at the mouth of the River Shin Kushiro in Hokkaido.‎

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English : A Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus) warms up at the mouth of the River Shin Kushiro in Hokkaido.

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Parked Boats at Anjarle Creek (Konkan), Maharashtra, India

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The train Yamaguchi to Tsuwano pulled by two locomotives (C57 1 and C56 160) departs from the station Nabekura of the Yamaguchi Line.‎

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English : The train Yamaguchi to Tsuwano pulled by two locomotives (C57 1 and C56 160) departs from the station Nabekura of the Yamaguchi Line.

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Photograph of the geneticist Riin Tamm, Estonian Biocentre.

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Serge Haroche, Nobel laureate in physics 2012, after his Nobel lecture‎

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English : Serge Haroche, Nobel laureate in physics 2012, after his Nobel lecture

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Belle of Nelson poster for their sour mash whiskey, shows a Turkish harem of nude white women, and a black man (presumed eunuch) with water pipe in foreground. The artwork is based on a painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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English : Belle of Nelson poster for their sour mash whiskey, shows a Turkish harem of nude white women, and a black man (presumed eunuch) with water pipe in foreground. The artwork is based on a painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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A video dedicated to the GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) about WHY they can share their knowledge through Creative Commons and Wikipedia. A video by DensityDesign Research LabDesign Department INDACO Politecnico di Milano for WikiAfrica/Share Your Knowledge.‎

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English : A video dedicated to the GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) about WHY they can share their knowledge through Creative Commons and Wikipedia. A video by DensityDesign Research LabDesign Department INDACO Politecnico di Milano for WikiAfrica/Share Your Knowledge.

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The chemical element bromine, purity 99,8%, amount ~ 2 g, sealed in a borosilicate glass vial (ampoule), sealed in a 2‑inch cube of acrylic.

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Prodasineura verticalis female. A medium sized (abdomen 30 mm and hindwing 20 mm) black damselfly with pale yellowish white stripes. Distributed in Western Ghats, Northeast India, extending to Southeast Asia. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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English : Prodasineura verticalis female. A medium sized (abdomen 30 mm and hindwing 20 mm) black damselfly with pale yellowish white stripes. Distributed in Western Ghats, Northeast India, extending to Southeast Asia. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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Asteia amoena an Asteiidae species of fly sucks honeydew on Impatiens parviflora. The body size of this individual is about 2mm.‎

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English : Asteia amoena an Asteiidae species of fly sucks honeydew on Impatiens parviflora. The body size of this individual is about 2mm.

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President Obama makes a Statement on the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut‎

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Neoclassical manor in Neuhardenberg, Brandenburg, Germany.

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SmartBird, animation of interacting arm wing and hand wing‎

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Snowboarder in Tannheim, Austria.

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Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) flying against the wind in the port of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard

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CargoNet Di 12 "Euro 4000" (road number 312 006) plowing through snow drifts at about 100 km/h. The train is an intermodal freight train from Bodø towards Trondheim. The picture was taken on the Saltfjellet between Lønsdal and Bolna, Norway.

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English : CargoNet Di 12 "Euro 4000" (road number 312 006) plowing through snow drifts at about 100 km/h. The train is an intermodal freight train from Bodø towards Trondheim. The picture was taken on the Saltfjellet between Lønsdal and Bolna, Norway.

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Video sample of Machinima filmed in Second Life.‎

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The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

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English : The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

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Mock fight of two male spiders of Philaeus chrysops. A third male tries in the meantime to copulate with a female. Slavnik, Podgorje, Slovenia‎

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English : Mock fight of two male spiders of Philaeus chrysops. A third male tries in the meantime to copulate with a female. Slavnik, Podgorje, Slovenia

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A female Meliscaeva auricollis visits a rosemary flower in a garden at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.‎

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English : A female Meliscaeva auricollis visits a rosemary flower in a garden at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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Fruits of the Moriche Palm (Mauritia flexuosa), which grows in wet areas of the Brazilian Amazon and Peruvian Orinoco basin.

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When inclined, this Maritime Pine reorients its shoots upright, a phenomenon known as negative gravitropism.‎

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English : When inclined, this Maritime Pine reorients its shoots upright, a phenomenon known as negative gravitropism.

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The oil painting The Adoration of the Shepherds was painted between 1500 and 1535 by the Italian painter and architect Bartolomeo Suardi, best known as Bramantino. It belongs to the art collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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English : The oil painting The Adoration of the Shepherds was painted between 1500 and 1535 by the Italian painter and architect Bartolomeo Suardi, best known as Bramantino. It belongs to the art collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year was filmed in 1936.‎

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English : Christmas Comes But Once A Year was filmed in 1936.

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The Flight into Egypt. Stained glass in a choir chapel, Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, Paris, France.

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Christmas lights, rue de la Mésange in Strasbourg, France.‎

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English : Christmas lights, rue de la Mésange in Strasbourg, France.

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A home made "bûche de Noël" (yule log), this one is chocolate filled with raspberry jam. French traditional dessert for Christmas.

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English : A home made "bûche de Noël" (yule log), this one is chocolate filled with raspberry jam. French traditional dessert for Christmas.

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Participants of the Monte Carlo Rally drive through the Netherlands on the third day. One of the participants is a Dutch taxi. (Dutch Newsreels, 1949)‎

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English : Participants of the Monte Carlo Rally drive through the Netherlands on the third day. One of the participants is a Dutch taxi. (Dutch Newsreels, 1949)

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An Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) at Kioloa beach in New South Wales, Australia. This photograph was taken with a polarizing filter to screen out the reflections on the water and rocks.

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English : An Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) at Kioloa beach in New South Wales, Australia. This photograph was taken with a polarizing filter to screen out the reflections on the water and rocks.

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A cauliflower coral spawning in the fringing reef off Lizard Island, Australia.‎

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English : A cauliflower coral spawning in the fringing reef off Lizard Island, Australia.

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Elymnias hypermnestra race caudata male on his larva host plant, Coconut palm.

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Male violet carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) visits flowers in a garden at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.‎

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English : Male violet carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) visits flowers in a garden at San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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A snowy ski-lift on top of Åreskutan, in Sweden.

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TGV passes through the station Wallers, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.‎

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Figurny Bridge in Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow, Russia.

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The tip of the thumb of the early hominid Orrorin tugenensis.‎

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English : The tip of the thumb of the early hominid Orrorin tugenensis.

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Megalithic grave Harhoog located in Keitum on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Harhoog is an extended dolmen, a type of megalithic tomb. It was built by the Funnelbeaker culture, probably around 3000 BC. It has been moved from its original location 1954.

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English : Megalithic grave Harhoog located in Keitum on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Harhoog is an extended dolmen, a type of megalithic tomb. It was built by the Funnelbeaker culture, probably around 3000 BC. It has been moved from its original location 1954.

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Fireworks display in Japan.‎

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