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Ruins of Tartu Cathedral.

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Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, a 1906 silent cartoon generally regarded as the first animated film‎

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English : Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, a 1906 silent cartoon generally regarded as the first animated film

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A wide evening view to Måbødalen in Eidfjord municipality, Hordaland, Norway, in 2011 August.

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English : A wide evening view to Måbødalen in Eidfjord municipality, Hordaland, Norway, in 2011 August.

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"Anchor", track 6 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "Anchor", track 6 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Mandelbulb image rendered with volumetric rendering and global illumination algorithms in the Corona ray tracer.

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Apple blossom in the Netherlands in April 1953.‎

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English : Apple blossom in the Netherlands in April 1953.

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A SNCF TGV PSE trainset is crossing the Cize–Bolozon viaduct over the Ain river.

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Performance of a traditional piece on gamelan, played during the Sekaten festival.‎

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English : Performance of a traditional piece on gamelan, played during the Sekaten festival.

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My Tho, Vietnam. A Viet Cong base camp being burned down. In the foreground is Private First Class Raymond Rumpa, St Paul, Minnesota, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, with 45 pound 90 mm recoiless rifle.

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English : My Tho, Vietnam. A Viet Cong base camp being burned down. In the foreground is Private First Class Raymond Rumpa, St Paul, Minnesota, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, with 45 pound 90 mm recoiless rifle.

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An artist's impression of a black hole devouring a neutron star

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English : An artist's impression of a black hole devouring a neutron star

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) and verbena flowers, Lodz, Poland

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Video clip explaining the Creative Commons

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English : Video clip explaining the Creative Commons

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The bridge "Mintarder Ruhrtalbrücke" in Mülheim an der Ruhr is an impressive landmark in the Ruhr valley connecting the cities Düsseldorf and Essen through a motorway.

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English : The bridge "Mintarder Ruhrtalbrücke" in Mülheim an der Ruhr is an impressive landmark in the Ruhr valley connecting the cities Düsseldorf and Essen through a motorway.

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Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge, an 1888 experimental short film, the second film made‎

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English : Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge, an 1888 experimental short film, the second film made

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360° panorama from the summit of Mount St. Helens as seen on an early-October afternoon.

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English : 360° panorama from the summit of Mount St. Helens as seen on an early-October afternoon.

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Time-lapse animation of ice cubes melting in a glass (50 minutes)‎

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English : Time-lapse animation of ice cubes melting in a glass (50 minutes)

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Blue wildebeest fighting for dominance in Etosha National Park.

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Video of a plasma lamp

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English : Video of a plasma lamp

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The yard of Imperial Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Line integral of a scalar field, f. The area under the curve C, traced on the surface defined by z = f(x,y), is the value of the integral.

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English : Line integral of a scalar field, f. The area under the curve C, traced on the surface defined by z = f(x,y), is the value of the integral.

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Jupiter as seen from the Voyager 1 probe, at a rate of one picture every Jupiter day (approximately 10 hours).‎

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English : Jupiter as seen from the Voyager 1 probe, at a rate of one picture every Jupiter day (approximately 10 hours).

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Dotted Stem Bolete Boletus erythropus. Yellow color became blue quickly on cutting (after few seconds). Ukraine.

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English : Dotted Stem Bolete Boletus erythropus. Yellow color became blue quickly on cutting (after few seconds). Ukraine.

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Cantata Was frag ich nach der Welt by Baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude, performed in 2005‎

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English : Cantata Was frag ich nach der Welt by Baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude, performed in 2005

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Inside the souq of Luxor (Egypt)

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The stick insect Bacillus rossius is endemic of northwestern Mediterranean.‎

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English : The stick insect Bacillus rossius is endemic of northwestern Mediterranean.

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The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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English : The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.

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Panoramic view of Eilean Donan Castle in the western Highlands of Scotland.

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A home-made film of a trip to Singapore, Penang and Bali in 1932. The film appears to show street scenes in Singapore or Penang (0:50–1:09, 1:15–1:19 and 1:25–2:04), the Supreme Court of Singapore (1:10–1:14; the building is now called the Arts House at the Old Parliament), and Anderson Bridge and the Fullerton Building (now The Fullerton Hotel Singapore) (1:20–1:24). Scenes in Bali appear from 3:20 to the end of the film.‎

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English : A home-made film of a trip to Singapore, Penang and Bali in 1932. The film appears to show street scenes in Singapore or Penang (0:50–1:09, 1:15–1:19 and 1:25–2:04), the Supreme Court of Singapore (1:10–1:14; the building is now called the Arts House at the Old Parliament), and Anderson Bridge and the Fullerton Building (now The Fullerton Hotel Singapore) (1:20–1:24). Scenes in Bali appear from 3:20 to the end of the film.

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The Mottled Emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe (male), is a medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Australia.

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English : The Mottled Emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe (male), is a medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Australia.

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A lion grooming another at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa‎

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English : A lion grooming another at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa

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Kose church in Estonia. First part was built in 1370s, western tower in 1430 and spire is from 1873.

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English : Kose church in Estonia. First part was built in 1370s, western tower in 1430 and spire is from 1873.

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Simulation of the sound of the Big Bang, where the cosmic microwave background propagation in the first 760 000 years of the universe are rendered to audible frequencies and compressed in 100 seconds.‎

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English : Simulation of the sound of the Big Bang, where the cosmic microwave background propagation in the first 760 000 years of the universe are rendered to audible frequencies and compressed in 100 seconds.

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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Side, Antalya, Turkey.

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The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 35 crew members launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin an accelerated six-hour journey to the International Space Station.‎

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English : The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 35 crew members launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin an accelerated six-hour journey to the International Space Station.

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943. The original German caption reads: "Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs". One of the most famous pictures of World War II.

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English : Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943. The original German caption reads: "Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs". One of the most famous pictures of World War II.

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The Artist's Dilemma is a 1901 silent, fantasy film directed by Edwin S. Porter for Edison Studios.‎

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English : The Artist's Dilemma is a 1901 silent, fantasy film directed by Edwin S. Porter for Edison Studios.

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Reflection of the Eiffel Tower in a puddle of water, Paris, France.

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Female cat "Lotti" eating a day-old chick.‎

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Duck and Cover is a famous civil defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.‎

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English : Duck and Cover is a famous civil defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.

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Quiver Tree Forest near Ketmanshoop, Namibia.

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Seven Minutes of Terror, a NASA video describing the landing of the Curiosity Mars rover‎

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English : Seven Minutes of Terror, a NASA video describing the landing of the Curiosity Mars rover

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Sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Older dunes are reddish and larger, newer dunes are yellow-brown.

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English : Sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Older dunes are reddish and larger, newer dunes are yellow-brown.

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Animation showing the adoption of constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions in the United States (the darker the hue, the more restrictive the amendment)‎

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English : Animation showing the adoption of constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions in the United States (the darker the hue, the more restrictive the amendment)

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Carl English tries to avoid Zoran Dragić's defence, which finally was personal foul, during the basketball game between Estudiantes and Málaga (82-68) in the Spanish Basketball League, the Liga ACB.

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English : Carl English tries to avoid Zoran Dragić's defence, which finally was personal foul, during the basketball game between Estudiantes and Málaga (82-68) in the Spanish Basketball League, the Liga ACB.

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A 3D projection of a four-dimensional hypercube performing a simple rotation about a plane which bisects the figure from front-left to back-right and top to bottom.‎

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English : A 3D projection of a four-dimensional hypercube performing a simple rotation about a plane which bisects the figure from front-left to back-right and top to bottom.

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A two segment panorama of Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower.

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Video report on the flower trade in Aalsmeerse, Netherlands, in April 1932.‎

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English : Video report on the flower trade in Aalsmeerse, Netherlands, in April 1932.

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Suckling California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) in the zoo of Wuppertal, Germany.‎

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Video of a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) near Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, in April 1994‎

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Female long-horned bee (Eucera (Synhalonia) sp.) collecting nectar and pollinating a flower of Phlomis viscosa. Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, May 10, 2012. Click here for more footage of this bee.

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English : Female long-horned bee (Eucera (Synhalonia) sp.) collecting nectar and pollinating a flower of Phlomis viscosa. Taken on Mount Carmel, Israel, May 10, 2012. Click here for more footage of this bee.

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A Gregorian medieval antiphon Cum angelis with a fragment of the Psalm 24 (23). A solo version performed in the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Passy church in Paris, France.‎

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English : A Gregorian medieval antiphon Cum angelis with a fragment of the Psalm 24 (23). A solo version performed in the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Passy church in Paris, France.

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Arlington Row, Bibury, built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. The buildings were converted into weaver cottages in the 17th century.

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English : Arlington Row, Bibury, built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. The buildings were converted into weaver cottages in the 17th century.

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River Rak going underground in Tkalca cave. First part of the video was recorded from the upper entrance of the cave, the second part near the ponor.‎

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English : River Rak going underground in Tkalca cave. First part of the video was recorded from the upper entrance of the cave, the second part near the ponor.

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Triumphal arch of the Cinquantenaire in Brussels.

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The telephone-pole beetle, Micromalthus debilis, is a beetle native to the eastern United States, and the only living representative of the otherwise extinct family Micromalthidae (i.e., a "living fossil").‎

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English : The telephone-pole beetle, Micromalthus debilis, is a beetle native to the eastern United States, and the only living representative of the otherwise extinct family Micromalthidae (i.e., a "living fossil").


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