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Lighthouse of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

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Female stilt-legged fly (Micropeza corrigiolata) in the lower vegetation of a shrubbery. Taken at Monte Borghetto (Lake Garda area), northern Italy.‎

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English : Female stilt-legged fly (Micropeza corrigiolata) in the lower vegetation of a shrubbery. Taken at Monte Borghetto (Lake Garda area), northern Italy.

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BMW Tower, known as 4 Cylinders, viewed from the bottom, Munich, Germany.

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A multitrailer vehicle driving backwards‎

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English : A multitrailer vehicle driving backwards

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Live recording of "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" from the The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Bangkok Opera in 2006‎

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English : Live recording of "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" from the The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Bangkok Opera in 2006

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View in the Kolob Canyons. Kolob Canyons is the northwest section of Zion National Park, Utah, United States. The Kolob Canyons are part of the Colorado Plateau region of the park and are noted for their colorful beauty and diverse landscape. This part of Zion National Park is accessed by a park road about 20 miles south of Cedar City, Utah off Interstate 15.

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English : View in the Kolob Canyons. Kolob Canyons is the northwest section of Zion National Park, Utah, United States. The Kolob Canyons are part of the Colorado Plateau region of the park and are noted for their colorful beauty and diverse landscape. This part of Zion National Park is accessed by a park road about 20 miles south of Cedar City, Utah off Interstate 15.

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Demonstration of ultrasonic wedge bonding of an aluminium wire between gold electrodes on a PCB board and gold electrodes on a sapphire substrate, reverse bonding order, at the NanoFabLab at AlbaNova University Center/Stockholm University.‎

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English : Demonstration of ultrasonic wedge bonding of an aluminium wire between gold electrodes on a PCB board and gold electrodes on a sapphire substrate, reverse bonding order, at the NanoFabLab at AlbaNova University Center/Stockholm University.

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This video sequence shows an artist’s impression of the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant stars in this triple system (Gliese 667A and Gliese 667B) are visible and to the left in the sky one of the other planets, the newly discovered Gliese 667Ce, can be seen as a crescent.‎

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English : This video sequence shows an artist’s impression of the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant stars in this triple system (Gliese 667A and Gliese 667B) are visible and to the left in the sky one of the other planets, the newly discovered Gliese 667Ce, can be seen as a crescent.

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Courtyard of Castle of Broich in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

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The underground number 5 of Milan along the route that goes from the stop "Bicocca" at the stop "Ca' Granda - Pratocentenaro" where it meets the wagon traveling in the opposite direction.‎

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English : The underground number 5 of Milan along the route that goes from the stop "Bicocca" at the stop "Ca' Granda - Pratocentenaro" where it meets the wagon traveling in the opposite direction.

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View of the skyline of Chicago from Grant Park, Illinois, USA.

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Agathomyia wankowiczii (Platypezidae) lays its eggs on the fruiting body of the fungus Ganoderma applanatum.‎

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English : Agathomyia wankowiczii (Platypezidae) lays its eggs on the fruiting body of the fungus Ganoderma applanatum.

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Dealership Showroom of the car-maker Mercedes-Benz in Munich, Germany.

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A SpiceJet flight landing Pune Airport, Pune, India.‎

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English : A SpiceJet flight landing Pune Airport, Pune, India.

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Cable car on the Mount Seceda in the Dolomites at an elevation of 2453 meters

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Ironical criticism on the Deutsche Telekom because of the bandwith-limitation of DSL-tariffs.‎

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English : Ironical criticism on the Deutsche Telekom because of the bandwith-limitation of DSL-tariffs.

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Reflection of Chicago's skyline on the Trump International Hotel and Tower, Illinois, USA.

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On June 7, 2011 the Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare with a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME). The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area almost half the solar surface.‎

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English : On June 7, 2011 the Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare with a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME). The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area almost half the solar surface.

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Monument in Mõdriku, Estonia that was built in the 19th century supposedly to commemorate the wars of Alexander I and Napoleon.

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English : Monument in Mõdriku, Estonia that was built in the 19th century supposedly to commemorate the wars of Alexander I and Napoleon.

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Floating stone spheres at the Kirchplatz square in Bottrop, Germany.‎

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English : Floating stone spheres at the Kirchplatz square in Bottrop, Germany.

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Cliffs in Cape Espichel, Portugal.

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Speech by Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate on 12 June 1987‎

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English : Speech by Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate on 12 June 1987

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Bavarian State Chancellery, Munich, Germany.

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C major Prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach using Werckmeister III Temperament

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English : C major Prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach using Werckmeister III Temperament

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The old University mill on the Fyris River in central Uppsala. Now housing the county museum (Upplandsmuseet) of Uppsala County. The exterior of the building was used by Ingmar Bergman for the bishop's house in the film Fanny and Alexander (1982)..

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English : The old University mill on the Fyris River in central Uppsala. Now housing the county museum (Upplandsmuseet) of Uppsala County. The exterior of the building was used by Ingmar Bergman for the bishop's house in the film Fanny and Alexander (1982)..

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"Berliner Luft" by Paul Lincke, the unofficial anthem of Berlin

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English : "Berliner Luft" by Paul Lincke, the unofficial anthem of Berlin

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Close-up of the lateral view of an exemplar of Heliconius ismenius.

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A male bee-like robber fly (Laphria flava) eats an assassin bug (Rhynocoris annulatus)‎

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English : A male bee-like robber fly (Laphria flava) eats an assassin bug (Rhynocoris annulatus)

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Surinam horned frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), State Museum of Natural History, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Second chamber of the Smoo Cave, Durness in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland

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Shidambu Nritham performed at Sreesomeswari Temple, Koovery, India.‎

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English : Shidambu Nritham performed at Sreesomeswari Temple, Koovery, India.

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Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) in the Kätcheslachpark, Frankfurt, Germany.

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Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)‎

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2013 World Table Tennis Championships, Paris. Men's Doubles Semifinals. Hao Shuai - Ma Lin vs Seiya Kishikawa - Jun Mizutani. Ma Lin.

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Rally in support of public health care in Ljubljana, Slovenia: On June 25, 2013, the National Day in Slovenia, ca. 5000 protestors gathered in Ljubljana in support of public health care.‎

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English : Rally in support of public health care in Ljubljana, Slovenia: On June 25, 2013, the National Day in Slovenia, ca. 5000 protestors gathered in Ljubljana in support of public health care.

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Astoria Hotel in Saint Petersburg.

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A female Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) feeds her offspring.‎

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English : A female Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) feeds her offspring.

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Japanese iris (Edo-nishiki).

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In the northern India the Hindu festival Holi is celebrated in a different way it is celebrated in the rest of the country. On the eve of Holi (the evening before the day of Holi) people make fire and gather around the fire to offer gratitude to the Holy god of fire (Agni Devata).‎

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English : In the northern India the Hindu festival Holi is celebrated in a different way it is celebrated in the rest of the country. On the eve of Holi (the evening before the day of Holi) people make fire and gather around the fire to offer gratitude to the Holy god of fire (Agni Devata).

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Sickla kaj, Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Stockholm.

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Recording of a live performance of Niccolò Paganini's Cantabile by American musicians Joshua Bell and Sharon Isbin

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English : Recording of a live performance of Niccolò Paganini's Cantabile by American musicians Joshua Bell and Sharon Isbin

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White-winged Snowfinch. Winter plumage

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Performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Für Elise" on guitar‎

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English : Performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Für Elise" on guitar

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Birds on stick, street food in Qibao Town, Shanghai.

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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Réserve naturelle des Marais-du-Nord, Québec, Kanada‎

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English : American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Réserve naturelle des Marais-du-Nord, Québec, Kanada

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Egyptian Vulture, White Scavenger Vulture or Pharaoh's Chicken (Neophron percnopterus) in the Zoo of Madrid, Spain.

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Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers.‎

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English : Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers.

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Holdre manor main building in Estonia, built in 1910.

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View from the Malta Freeport Centre down to the Malta freeport, Triq Kalafrana in Birżebbuġa

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English : View from the Malta Freeport Centre down to the Malta freeport, Triq Kalafrana in Birżebbuġa

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A cross section of a leaf showing the phloem, xylem, sclerenchyma and collenchyma, and mesophyll.

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English : A cross section of a leaf showing the phloem, xylem, sclerenchyma and collenchyma, and mesophyll.

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Compilation of silent 1913 newsreel footage, showing Lancashire and King George V and Queen Mary as they tour round the county.‎

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English : Compilation of silent 1913 newsreel footage, showing Lancashire and King George V and Queen Mary as they tour round the county.

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Panoramic view of Balaklava Bay, in time of Soviet Union this was a submarine base, today opened as museum. Crimea, Ukraine.

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Iguazu Falls (Cataratas de Iguasu) in Argentina.‎

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Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis), Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand.

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Main facade of Mafra National Palace, Portugal.

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A complex bout emitted by a male of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus. Left panel: video recording; the fish, which is a resident territorial owner, is oriented towards the cage containing the intruder (on the right, not visible). The oscillogram (top right panel) and spectrogram (bottom right panel) of the emitted bout show a train of pulses followed by a tonal segment.‎

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English : A complex bout emitted by a male of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus. Left panel: video recording; the fish, which is a resident territorial owner, is oriented towards the cage containing the intruder (on the right, not visible). The oscillogram (top right panel) and spectrogram (bottom right panel) of the emitted bout show a train of pulses followed by a tonal segment.

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Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain)

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Conops flavipes is a thick-headed fly common throughout much of Europe.‎

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English : Conops flavipes is a thick-headed fly common throughout much of Europe.
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