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In Mexican folk culture, the Catrina, popularized by José Guadalupe Posada, is the skeleton of a high society woman and one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.

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English : In Mexican folk culture, the Catrina, popularized by José Guadalupe Posada, is the skeleton of a high society woman and one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.

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Diastata costata is a European member of the small dipterian family Diastatidae

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English : Diastata costata is a European member of the small dipterian family Diastatidae

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Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

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English : Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

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Two Shanghai Maglev Trains passing each other‎

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English : Two Shanghai Maglev Trains passing each other

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Grey Heron.

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Pinned magnet in levitation on top of a superconductor with strong pinning‎

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English : Pinned magnet in levitation on top of a superconductor with strong pinning

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Electric locomotive Škoda ChS4-109 with new metal car body after heavy locomotive overhaul. This locomotive has been made 10.1969. The MoscowOdessa train in Vinnitsa railway station.

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English : Electric locomotive Škoda ChS4-109 with new metal car body after heavy locomotive overhaul. This locomotive has been made 10.1969. The MoscowOdessa train in Vinnitsa railway station.

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Ectophasia is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae.‎

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English : Ectophasia is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae.

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Two gondoliers pull out with clients on board from a row of gondolas on the Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge (Venice, Italy)

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English : Two gondoliers pull out with clients on board from a row of gondolas on the Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge (Venice, Italy)

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"The Lost Chord" (1877) by Arthur Sullivan and Adelaide Anne Procter, sung by Reed Miller for Edison Records in 1913.‎

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English : "The Lost Chord" (1877) by Arthur Sullivan and Adelaide Anne Procter, sung by Reed Miller for Edison Records in 1913.

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Lighthouse Westerheversand, Warft, Westerhever, Germany.

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English : Lighthouse Westerheversand, Warft, Westerhever, Germany.

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A demonstration of the basic types of dribbling in basketball.‎

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English : A demonstration of the basic types of dribbling in basketball.

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Canal de la Peyrade, Sète, Hérault, France.

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English : Canal de la Peyrade, Sète, Hérault, France.

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Shock waves are visible above the wing of an A320 family airliner during a regular flight. The shock waves appear as faint vertical "creaks" or "wrinkles" in the video, and move back and forth a few centimeters along the top surface of the wing.‎

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English : Shock waves are visible above the wing of an A320 family airliner during a regular flight. The shock waves appear as faint vertical "creaks" or "wrinkles" in the video, and move back and forth a few centimeters along the top surface of the wing.

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The Château Laurens (neoclassical house built between 1898 and 1900), in the background the bridge of the railroad, and in the foreground the Hérault River. Agde, Hérault, France.

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English : The Château Laurens (neoclassical house built between 1898 and 1900), in the background the bridge of the railroad, and in the foreground the Hérault River. Agde, Hérault, France.

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Cooking spaghetti

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English : Cooking spaghetti

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View of Mainz (Germany) with Theodor-Heuss-Bridge, blue hour, panorama.

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Home movie from Vienna taken likely just after Kristallnacht in 1938. First scene shows a billboard with stereotype caricature of a Jew and the text “Judentum ist Verbrechertum. Lest die Stürmer-Sondernummer” (Jewry is Criminality. Read the Stürmer special issue). Following parts showcase antisemitic smearings on Jewish homes and Jewish shops.‎

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English : Home movie from Vienna taken likely just after Kristallnacht in 1938. First scene shows a billboard with stereotype caricature of a Jew and the text “Judentum ist Verbrechertum. Lest die Stürmer-Sondernummer” (Jewry is Criminality. Read the Stürmer special issue). Following parts showcase antisemitic smearings on Jewish homes and Jewish shops.

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"Gaucho of the Argentine Republic" 1 photographic print: albumen.

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English : "Gaucho of the Argentine Republic" 1 photographic print: albumen.

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Mute swans (Cygnus olor) on the icy Paldiski bay before sunset, Northwestern Estonia.

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English : Mute swans (Cygnus olor) on the icy Paldiski bay before sunset, Northwestern Estonia.

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Brewster Kahle giving a brief tour of the Internet Archive scanning center about seven months before it was completely destroyed by fire‎

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English : Brewster Kahle giving a brief tour of the Internet Archive scanning center about seven months before it was completely destroyed by fire

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Mergozzo at the Lago di Mergozzo, rowing boats, (motorboats forbidden). Piedmont, Italy.

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English : Mergozzo at the Lago di Mergozzo, rowing boats, (motorboats forbidden). Piedmont, Italy.

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A 17-minute edit of The Lucky Dog, the first film to include both members of the famous comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It is unclear when the film was produced, though it was released for distribution in late 1921.‎

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English : A 17-minute edit of The Lucky Dog, the first film to include both members of the famous comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It is unclear when the film was produced, though it was released for distribution in late 1921.

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Caterpillar RM-500 on a site of LGV Sud Europe Atlantique construction, Poullignac, Charente France.

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English : Caterpillar RM-500 on a site of LGV Sud Europe Atlantique construction, Poullignac, Charente France.

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This video explains uniform resource locator and ist part of the Web Science MOOC

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English : This video explains uniform resource locator and ist part of the Web Science MOOC

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The Spanish band El Sueño de Morfeo presenting themselves and the name of the song they are performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The clip is in Spanish, but English subtitles are available.‎

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English : The Spanish band El Sueño de Morfeo presenting themselves and the name of the song they are performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The clip is in Spanish, but English subtitles are available.

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Cave 26, Ajanta, India

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Driving southbound on Forrest Highway (Western Australia) after entering from the Pinjarra Road interchange‎

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English : Driving southbound on Forrest Highway (Western Australia) after entering from the Pinjarra Road interchange

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Oertzeni's Rock Lizard (Anatololacerta oertzeni) from Rhodos

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This video is an example of how to create a page for the new and modern day scrapbooker.‎

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English : This video is an example of how to create a page for the new and modern day scrapbooker.

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Watercolor portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace).

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English : Watercolor portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace).

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A water scorpion (Nepa cinerea) climbs on floating leaves of European waterclove (Marsilea quadrifolia) and flies away.‎

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English : A water scorpion (Nepa cinerea) climbs on floating leaves of European waterclove (Marsilea quadrifolia) and flies away.

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Panoramic winter view of Crater Lake from Rim Village. Full-size version.

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CNR train, on the A line of the Buenos Aires Subway, departing from San Pedrito station.‎

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English : CNR train, on the A line of the Buenos Aires Subway, departing from San Pedrito station.

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Wooden St. George Church in Kolomenskoe Park, Moscow, Russia. Built in 1685 in Northern Russia, relocated to Moscow and restored in 2008-2011.

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English : Wooden St. George Church in Kolomenskoe Park, Moscow, Russia. Built in 1685 in Northern Russia, relocated to Moscow and restored in 2008-2011.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan has traversed the Philippines and has entered the South China Sea. This animation shows a combination of visible and infrared imagery from the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT satellite starting November 3 at 1630Z and finishing November 8 at 1630Z.‎

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English : Super Typhoon Haiyan has traversed the Philippines and has entered the South China Sea. This animation shows a combination of visible and infrared imagery from the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT satellite starting November 3 at 1630Z and finishing November 8 at 1630Z.

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The Prague astronomical clock (in Old Town Square) was installed in 1410 by clock-makers Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel, and is the oldest functioning Astronomical clock in the world.

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English : The Prague astronomical clock (in Old Town Square) was installed in 1410 by clock-makers Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel, and is the oldest functioning Astronomical clock in the world.

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How Animated Cartoons Are Made. Documentary film from the Bray Studios, 1919.‎

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English : How Animated Cartoons Are Made. Documentary film from the Bray Studios, 1919.

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Old Marina, Mono Lake.

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Nanook of the North. Documentary film by Robert J Flaherty, 1922.‎

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English : Nanook of the North. Documentary film by Robert J Flaherty, 1922.

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Tootsi station building in Elbi, Estonia. Built in 1927.

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English : Tootsi station building in Elbi, Estonia. Built in 1927.

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Lady spinning yarn in a Charkha in Bangalore, India.‎

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English : Lady spinning yarn in a Charkha in Bangalore, India.

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A newborn lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) clinging upon a human finger.

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English : A newborn lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) clinging upon a human finger.

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These visualizations -- which highlight computer model projections from the draft National Climate Assessment -- show how average temperatures could change across the U.S. in the coming decades under two different carbon dioxide emissions scenarios.‎

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English : These visualizations -- which highlight computer model projections from the draft National Climate Assessment -- show how average temperatures could change across the U.S. in the coming decades under two different carbon dioxide emissions scenarios.

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The Nobel prize laureates for 1994 in Oslo. (From right to left): Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Foreign minister Shimon Peres e PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.

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English : The Nobel prize laureates for 1994 in Oslo. (From right to left): Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Foreign minister Shimon Peres e PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.

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Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, 1st movement (allegro), performed by Hans Goldstein and the Milwaukee Youth Orchestra, composed 1894-1895.‎

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English : Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, 1st movement (allegro), performed by Hans Goldstein and the Milwaukee Youth Orchestra, composed 1894-1895.

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Facade of the Almudena Cathedral at dusk, Madrid.

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Temple of the Tooth (city of Kandy, Sri Lanka)‎

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English : Temple of the Tooth (city of Kandy, Sri Lanka)

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Underside of an European garden spider (Araneus diadematus) in its web.

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Mating behavior of the the filmy dome spider (Neriene radiata)‎

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English : Mating behavior of the the filmy dome spider (Neriene radiata)

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Wikimania 2013 Hongkong: View from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon to Hongkong Island.

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Mount Etna's eruption during the night of 16-17 November 2013.‎

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English : Mount Etna's eruption during the night of 16-17 November 2013.

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Freestyle rider Maikel Melero at an exhibition during the Spain Truck GP 2013 ("Rock Solid" trick).

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English : Freestyle rider Maikel Melero at an exhibition during the Spain Truck GP 2013 ("Rock Solid" trick).

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Nat Williams, James and Bettison Treasures Curator at the National Library of Australia, discusses the Fra Mauro Map of the World. Created by the monk Fra Mauro between 1390-1459, it is one of the most important and famous maps of all time.‎

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English : Nat Williams, James and Bettison Treasures Curator at the National Library of Australia, discusses the Fra Mauro Map of the World. Created by the monk Fra Mauro between 1390-1459, it is one of the most important and famous maps of all time.

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A Red-tailed Hawk removing fur from a rodent before eating the rodent at Mission Peak Regional Preserve, California.‎

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English : A Red-tailed Hawk removing fur from a rodent before eating the rodent at Mission Peak Regional Preserve, California.

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White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) male, Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

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Actual film of the 1907 heavyweight championship prize fight Squires vs Burns, shot by the Miles Brothers

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English : Actual film of the 1907 heavyweight championship prize fight Squires vs Burns, shot by the Miles Brothers


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