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Island Archway on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Taken as a 6 segment panorama showing the surrounding coastline.

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English : Island Archway on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Taken as a 6 segment panorama showing the surrounding coastline.

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Botanist Alastair Robinson examines the pitcher contents of Nepenthes attenboroughii on Mount Victoria, wherein the remains of a newly killed terrestrial shrew identified in the pitcher in October 2012 have been largely digested by December of the same year.‎

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English : Botanist Alastair Robinson examines the pitcher contents of Nepenthes attenboroughii on Mount Victoria, wherein the remains of a newly killed terrestrial shrew identified in the pitcher in October 2012 have been largely digested by December of the same year.

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Amur Tiger at Münster Zoo.

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Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) on a cliff-top at Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland.‎

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English : Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) on a cliff-top at Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland.

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Pool frog Pelophylax esculentus with surrounding Lemnoideae, more precisely: Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza.

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English : Pool frog Pelophylax esculentus with surrounding Lemnoideae, more precisely: Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza.

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Tetanocera hyalipennis (Sciomyzidae) in copula. Video taken in a forest at Marburg, Germany‎

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English : Tetanocera hyalipennis (Sciomyzidae) in copula. Video taken in a forest at Marburg, Germany

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Accordion Player, Paris.

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"Egypt, Syria Merge In New Arab Republic" - Nasser and al-Quwatli of Syria meet in Cairo to form UAR with 30 million population, sign at table - mideast (partial newsreel).‎

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English : "Egypt, Syria Merge In New Arab Republic" - Nasser and al-Quwatli of Syria meet in Cairo to form UAR with 30 million population, sign at table - mideast (partial newsreel).

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World premiere of the electric car "Audi e-tron" at the International Motor Show 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany

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English : World premiere of the electric car "Audi e-tron" at the International Motor Show 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany

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The Frisbee ride at the funfair Großkirmes Ibbenbüren in Ibbenbüren, Kreis Steinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : The Frisbee ride at the funfair Großkirmes Ibbenbüren in Ibbenbüren, Kreis Steinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Tivoli Bridge (bascule bridge), in closed position. From the François Maillol Embankment. Construction of the bridge between 1949 and 1951 by the Établissements Daydé. Sète, Hérault, France.

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English : Tivoli Bridge (bascule bridge), in closed position. From the François Maillol Embankment. Construction of the bridge between 1949 and 1951 by the Établissements Daydé. Sète, Hérault, France.

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President USA Obama's Decision on Syria 2013-08-31‎

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English : President USA Obama's Decision on Syria 2013-08-31

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A view to Geirangerfjord from Ørnesvingen, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal, Norway in June 2013.

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English : A view to Geirangerfjord from Ørnesvingen, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal, Norway in June 2013.

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Peak Tram, Hong Kong‎

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English : Peak Tram, Hong Kong

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Lighthouse Malarrif, Snæfellsnes, Iceland.

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Jean Comandon, pioneer of microcinematography (time-lapse microscopy), recorded this time-lapse video at the Pasteur Institute in c. 1910, using an ultramicroscope. The video show living syphilis spirochaetes moving among red blood cells of frog. Note the back-and-forth movement, characterizing disease-causing spirochaete. The video is believed to be the oldest preserved time-lapse microscopy video.‎

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English : Jean Comandon, pioneer of microcinematography (time-lapse microscopy), recorded this time-lapse video at the Pasteur Institute in c. 1910, using an ultramicroscope. The video show living syphilis spirochaetes moving among red blood cells of frog. Note the back-and-forth movement, characterizing disease-causing spirochaete. The video is believed to be the oldest preserved time-lapse microscopy video.

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A lateral (left side) anatomical diagram of an adult-stage hermaphrodite Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) nematode with emphasis on the digestive and reproductive systems.

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English : A lateral (left side) anatomical diagram of an adult-stage hermaphrodite Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) nematode with emphasis on the digestive and reproductive systems.

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Video of stacker no. 755 in Garzweiler surface mining, Germany.‎

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English : Video of stacker no. 755 in Garzweiler surface mining, Germany.

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Black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza) with baby photographed at Münster Zoo.

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English : Black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza) with baby photographed at Münster Zoo.

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This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. By observing this planet before, during, and after it disappeared behind its host star during orbit, astronomers were able to deduce that HD 189733b is a deep, azure blue — reminiscent of Earth’s colour as seen from space.‎

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English : This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. By observing this planet before, during, and after it disappeared behind its host star during orbit, astronomers were able to deduce that HD 189733b is a deep, azure blue — reminiscent of Earth’s colour as seen from space.

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Panorama of New York City skyline in 2009, nearly 8 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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English : Panorama of New York City skyline in 2009, nearly 8 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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The Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) also known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, or (in Europe) just Oystercatcher, is a wader in the oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae.

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English : The Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) also known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, or (in Europe) just Oystercatcher, is a wader in the oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae.

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Spontaneous ejaculation by a wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) off Mikura Island.‎

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English : Spontaneous ejaculation by a wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) off Mikura Island.

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Papilio machaon (swallowtail butterfly)

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United News newsreel about the 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples in Southern Italy‎

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English : United News newsreel about the 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples in Southern Italy

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Old retired man playing chess in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.

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X 72705 in Veynes-Dévoluy, France.‎

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Green Sea Turtle grazing seagrass at Akumal bay.

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Mullein Moth (Shargacucullia verbasci) caterpillars on leaves of Verbascum. Video taken near Lake Garda, Italy.‎

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English : Mullein Moth (Shargacucullia verbasci) caterpillars on leaves of Verbascum. Video taken near Lake Garda, Italy.

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The Gorges du Tarn in their narrower part, called les Détroits (the Straits), as seen from the Roc des Hourtous (Lozère, France).

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English : The Gorges du Tarn in their narrower part, called les Détroits (the Straits), as seen from the Roc des Hourtous (Lozère, France).

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Printing in progress in a 3D printer during Makers Party. Makers Party is a collaborative event cohosted by Mozilla India and Hive Learning Network

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English : Printing in progress in a 3D printer during Makers Party. Makers Party is a collaborative event cohosted by Mozilla India and Hive Learning Network

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Rowing boat on a house roof, Fira, Santorini, Greece.

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Theodor Kallifatides presenting self at the Gothenburg book fair 2012‎

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English : Theodor Kallifatides presenting self at the Gothenburg book fair 2012

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Head of Bald Eagle. peneee

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The Trans-Mongolian train, Moscow-Beijing, leaving Ulan Bator train station.‎

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English : The Trans-Mongolian train, Moscow-Beijing, leaving Ulan Bator train station.

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Ho Chi Minh, here named Nguyen Ai Quoc (1890 - 1969), Indochinese delegate to the French Communist Congress in Marseilles, 1921.

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English : Ho Chi Minh, here named Nguyen Ai Quoc (1890 - 1969), Indochinese delegate to the French Communist Congress in Marseilles, 1921.

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Rembrandt’s portrait of his son Titus from 1655 is a special favourite of Jeroen Giltaij, curator of the old masters. Although the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has several portraits by Rembrandt, such as that of the Amsterdam lady Aletta Adriaensdochter (1639), he thinks that nothing compares to the portrait of Titus. Jeroen Giltaij explains what makes this painting so special.‎

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English : Rembrandt’s portrait of his son Titus from 1655 is a special favourite of Jeroen Giltaij, curator of the old masters. Although the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has several portraits by Rembrandt, such as that of the Amsterdam lady Aletta Adriaensdochter (1639), he thinks that nothing compares to the portrait of Titus. Jeroen Giltaij explains what makes this painting so special.

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Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in Papua New Guinea.

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English : Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in Papua New Guinea.

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Marion 111-M dragline scoops up dirt at one place and dumps it at another. This machine is at the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Park near New Athens, Ohio. Built in 1948, the machine has a four yard bucket and boom of just over 90 feet. 2 671 Detroit Diesels power the machine.‎

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English : Marion 111-M dragline scoops up dirt at one place and dumps it at another. This machine is at the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Park near New Athens, Ohio. Built in 1948, the machine has a four yard bucket and boom of just over 90 feet. 2 671 Detroit Diesels power the machine.

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Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 (D-AIQT, cn 1337) taking off at Stuttgart Airport (EDDS/STR).

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English : Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 (D-AIQT, cn 1337) taking off at Stuttgart Airport (EDDS/STR).

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This movie shows the simultaneous video and EEG recordings of a pair of guitarists playing an improvisation. EEG from 15 channels (F7, F3, Fz, F4, F8, T7, C3, Cz, C4, T8, P7, P3, Pz, P4, and P8) of both guitarist (A and B) are shown‎

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English : This movie shows the simultaneous video and EEG recordings of a pair of guitarists playing an improvisation. EEG from 15 channels (F7, F3, Fz, F4, F8, T7, C3, Cz, C4, T8, P7, P3, Pz, P4, and P8) of both guitarist (A and B) are shown

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Reichstag building seen from the west, before sunset.

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Coremacera marginata in a meadow at Monte Borghetto (Lake Garda area), northern Italy.‎

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English : Coremacera marginata in a meadow at Monte Borghetto (Lake Garda area), northern Italy.

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Kei Nishikori lunging for the ball in his first round match at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships against Australian Matthew Ebden.

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English : Kei Nishikori lunging for the ball in his first round match at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships against Australian Matthew Ebden.

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A short video clip of Munising Falls, Michigan, USA‎

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English : A short video clip of Munising Falls, Michigan, USA

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Common Blackbird.

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Sequence of mating of Rosalia alpina natural speed, France at 2011-07-12‎

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English : Sequence of mating of Rosalia alpina natural speed, France at 2011-07-12

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Creeping thistle in Keila, Estonia.

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This visualization shows a coronal hole over the course of 24 hours, sampled about once per minute.‎

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English : This visualization shows a coronal hole over the course of 24 hours, sampled about once per minute.

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Vyborg Castle in Vyborg, Russia.

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This is a video of a boy playing the Drbukh. This is part of a 24-hour recording of the day in the life of Jamila Jad, an elementary school student from Beirut, Lebanon. She was 9 years old at the time of the shoot. Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila Jad inherited the nationality of her father. She is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.‎

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English : This is a video of a boy playing the Drbukh. This is part of a 24-hour recording of the day in the life of Jamila Jad, an elementary school student from Beirut, Lebanon. She was 9 years old at the time of the shoot. Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila Jad inherited the nationality of her father. She is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

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Gypsum crystals of the Naica cave. Note person for scale.

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English : Gypsum crystals of the Naica cave. Note person for scale.

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Edgar Degas’s famous sculpture of a dancer, that is now in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum collection, really needed a new ribbon in her hair. Her current ribbon, which had been tied around her bronze ponytail in the ‘nineties, was too obtrusive in both colour and size. After some research by a textile restorer, a new ribbon was chosen - one that looked more like the one Degas gave the dancer himself in 1881. This video shows how in April 2011, just before the opening of De Collectie Verrijkt [The Collection Enriched] and under the watchful eye of various experts, the dancer had a new ribbon placed in her hair.‎

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English : Edgar Degas’s famous sculpture of a dancer, that is now in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum collection, really needed a new ribbon in her hair. Her current ribbon, which had been tied around her bronze ponytail in the ‘nineties, was too obtrusive in both colour and size. After some research by a textile restorer, a new ribbon was chosen - one that looked more like the one Degas gave the dancer himself in 1881. This video shows how in April 2011, just before the opening of De Collectie Verrijkt [The Collection Enriched] and under the watchful eye of various experts, the dancer had a new ribbon placed in her hair.

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Orchis tridentata (Three-toothed orchid)

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Male Great Eggflies (Hypolimnas bolina) in Quezon City, Philippines‎

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English : Male Great Eggflies (Hypolimnas bolina) in Quezon City, Philippines

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Plains zebra walking at Klein Namutoni with a storm and rainbow in the background, Etosha National Park.

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English : Plains zebra walking at Klein Namutoni with a storm and rainbow in the background, Etosha National Park.

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The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter.‎

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English : The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter.

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Rhingia campestris is an European species of hoverfly.‎

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English : Rhingia campestris is an European species of hoverfly.


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