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Perth CBD from Mill Point, Perth, Western Australia.

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The probability of malaria transmission through Plasmodium falciparum as a function of seasonal variation in temperature.‎

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English : The probability of malaria transmission through Plasmodium falciparum as a function of seasonal variation in temperature.

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Marbled rock crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus), female. The Black sea.

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Cheilosia variabilis (Syrphidae). visiting flowers of Scrophularia nodosa.‎

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English : Cheilosia variabilis (Syrphidae). visiting flowers of Scrophularia nodosa.

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Grotto pavillion in Catherine park of Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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"A Thousand Skins (Part 1)", track 11 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "A Thousand Skins (Part 1)", track 11 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Male Black-headed Bunting on the island of Lesvos, Greece.

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Equisetum arvense - hygroscopic movements of spores

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Clouds from a British Airways Boing 747-436 G-CIVT Flight BA284, from SFO to LHR on 20th March 2013‎

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English : Clouds from a British Airways Boing 747-436 G-CIVT Flight BA284, from SFO to LHR on 20th March 2013

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Tony Estanguet riding for the gold medal at 2006 World Championship at Troja slalom course in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Tree Swallow, Léon-Provancher marsh, Québec, Canada.‎

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Rakvere castle ruins in Estonia.

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Radial engine with cut-away housing‎

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Getting out of port, Orebić (Croatia)‎

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English : Getting out of port, Orebić (Croatia)

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A view to Djupfjorden in Moskenesøya towards northwest, Lofoten, Nordland, Norway in 2010 September.

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Original recording made by Alexander Graham Bell in 1885. Restored by the Smithsonian in 2013. The video shows what Bell is reading in the recording; at first he counts, then reads off various dollar amounts, then gives a brief statement at the end saying when and where the recording was made.‎

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English : Original recording made by Alexander Graham Bell in 1885. Restored by the Smithsonian in 2013. The video shows what Bell is reading in the recording; at first he counts, then reads off various dollar amounts, then gives a brief statement at the end saying when and where the recording was made.

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The Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen shortly after the rotating service structure (RSS) was rolled back at launch pad 39a, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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English : The Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen shortly after the rotating service structure (RSS) was rolled back at launch pad 39a, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Natural monument "Miocenní sladkovodní vápence" (Miocenne freshwater limestones) in Tuchořice municipality, Louny District, Czech Republic.‎

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English : Natural monument "Miocenní sladkovodní vápence" (Miocenne freshwater limestones) in Tuchořice municipality, Louny District, Czech Republic.

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Diagram of a supercell in the northern hemisphere.

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Cooper's Hawk, female, Domaine Maizerets, Quebec City, Canada‎

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A mother black rhinoceros with her calf in Etosha National Park.

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Animation of shape variation in a flock of birds‎

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Mouth of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska.

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Time-lapse video of a Magnolia stellata flower opening‎

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Alatskivi manor main building in Estonia. Built in 1880–1885 and modelled after the Balmoral castle in Scotland.

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Defense waving of giant honey bees, Apis dorsata, used to repel natural enemies‎

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English : Defense waving of giant honey bees, Apis dorsata, used to repel natural enemies

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Lake Sils, in Graubünden, Switzerland.

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Looking down on 42nd and 7th in Times Square, New York‎

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Close-up shot of fire generated by a burning wood.

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Flyboarding Lesson / Merritt Island FL‎

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Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminata) female, a dragonfly of polluted waters. Abdomen: 18-20mm, Hind wing: 22-25mm. Widely distributed in the plains of Oriental region. Photograph taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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English : Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminata) female, a dragonfly of polluted waters. Abdomen: 18-20mm, Hind wing: 22-25mm. Widely distributed in the plains of Oriental region. Photograph taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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Egg laying Alderfly (Sialis lutaria). Video taken near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.‎

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English : Egg laying Alderfly (Sialis lutaria). Video taken near Marburg, Hesse, Germany.

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Caruthersville Bridge carrying I-1555 over the Mississippi River near Dyersburg, Tennessee, USA‎

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Royal Albert Hall, as viewed from the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens. This is a 36 segement stitch.

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Oviposition and courtship behaviour in the European fruit fly Tephritis neesii. Filmed at Marburg, Hesse, Germany.‎

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English : Oviposition and courtship behaviour in the European fruit fly Tephritis neesii. Filmed at Marburg, Hesse, Germany.

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Adult and sub-adult greater flamingo in flight in Walvis Bay.

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Video presentation of Wikipedia by Wikimedia Argentina (in Spanish, with English subtitles available). Today is the 12th birthday of the Spanish Wikipedia.‎

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English : Video presentation of Wikipedia by Wikimedia Argentina (in Spanish, with English subtitles available). Today is the 12th birthday of the Spanish Wikipedia.

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The protestant church of Sint Anna ter Muiden (the Netherlands)

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – 3. Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra‎

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Rabivere Nature Park in Rapla County, Estonia.

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No.2 'Dolgoch', dating from 1866, crosses the Dolgoch Viaduct, with a train for Dolgoch, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.‎

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English : No.2 'Dolgoch', dating from 1866, crosses the Dolgoch Viaduct, with a train for Dolgoch, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.

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Cacao, flower; Stutensee-Staffort, Germany.

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Expedition 35 Commander Kevin Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. EDT Monday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 146 days in space.‎

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English : Expedition 35 Commander Kevin Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. EDT Monday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 146 days in space.

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Sunset at Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.

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Seaplane landing, Golden Horn, İstanbul - May 2013‎

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Final of the Challenge international de Paris 2013 (foil world cup tournament in Paris): Jérémy Cadot (left) and Andrea Baldini (right).

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Qeshm Island in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran. This image is a combination of two images acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper on NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite.

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The Samaritan Passover sacrifice (Korban Pesach) - Mount Gerizim

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View of the English Embankment in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Microphor holosericeus (Microphorinae, Dolichopodidae) sucking on the prey of a spider‎

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European Bee-eater, Ariège, France. The female (in front) awaits the offering which the male will make.

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Medley of works by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, the "The Waltz King", performed by the United States Air Force Band‎

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English : Medley of works by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, the "The Waltz King", performed by the United States Air Force Band

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Woodburytype of a portrait of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat.

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Solo performed on zither, courtesy of Musopen

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Map military and commercial Franco-German border and the neighboring states of Belgium, Holland and Switzerland

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Video of a European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) in the Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University‎

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The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, now known as Elizabeth Tower but colloquially known as "Big Ben", in Westminster, London, England.

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European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) feeding the chicks.‎

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