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Chapel of town government member J. F. Teller's family at Raadi cemetery in Tartu, Estonia. Built in 1794.

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English : Chapel of town government member J. F. Teller's family at Raadi cemetery in Tartu, Estonia. Built in 1794.

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A Gregorian Kyrie from the mass XI (Orbis Factor) used in Mea Culpa.‎

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English : A Gregorian Kyrie from the mass XI (Orbis Factor) used in Mea Culpa.

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The old town hall of Bamberg in Bavaria, Upper Franconia

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English : The old town hall of Bamberg in Bavaria, Upper Franconia

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The ciliated protozoan Stentor muelleri, recorded at 1000X magnification‎

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English : The ciliated protozoan Stentor muelleri, recorded at 1000X magnification

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Spanish football player David Villa celebrating after scoring a goal for Atlético de Madrid during the 2013-2014 season.

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English : Spanish football player David Villa celebrating after scoring a goal for Atlético de Madrid during the 2013-2014 season.

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Light tactical vehicle Skorpion-2M

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English : Light tactical vehicle Skorpion-2M

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Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes in Death Valley.

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Time-lapse video of water-lily blooming‎

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Vormsi (Saxby) lighthouse, height 24 m, built in 1864.

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Larvae of Aglais urticae feeding of common nettle (Urtica dioica). Filmed in Huittinen, Finland.‎

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English : Larvae of Aglais urticae feeding of common nettle (Urtica dioica). Filmed in Huittinen, Finland.

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A 1903 Burnley Ironworks Company steam engine in close up. Video taken Sunday 12 June 2011 at The Science Museum London.‎

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English : A 1903 Burnley Ironworks Company steam engine in close up. Video taken Sunday 12 June 2011 at The Science Museum London.

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Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet.

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A farmer cultivating a field using a bullock-drawn implement in Sholavandan, Tamil Nadu, India‎

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English : A farmer cultivating a field using a bullock-drawn implement in Sholavandan, Tamil Nadu, India

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The 12 Paisley Abbey gargoyles. The set includes "see no evil", "speak no evil", "hear no evil" and an "alien".

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English : The 12 Paisley Abbey gargoyles. The set includes "see no evil", "speak no evil", "hear no evil" and an "alien".

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Strawberries for tea? A rather fruity timelapse‎

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English : Strawberries for tea? A rather fruity timelapse

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Sacred pushkarani or tank designed during the Vijayanagar time located on the eastern side of Krishna temple in Hampi, India.

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English : Sacred pushkarani or tank designed during the Vijayanagar time located on the eastern side of Krishna temple in Hampi, India.

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A Moscow Metro train passes through Begovaya station. View from driver's place.‎

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English : A Moscow Metro train passes through Begovaya station. View from driver's place.

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A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) sandbathing at Zoo Dresden in Dresden, Germany.‎

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English : A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) sandbathing at Zoo Dresden in Dresden, Germany.

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Limestone mining quarry in Rummu (Estonia), that was established in 1938 and used until the restoration of Estonian independence.

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English : Limestone mining quarry in Rummu (Estonia), that was established in 1938 and used until the restoration of Estonian independence.

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Animation of a free standing Wisteria sinensis in Lelystad, Netherlands.‎

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English : Animation of a free standing Wisteria sinensis in Lelystad, Netherlands.

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Gravestones in St. Anne's Chapel, Malbork Castle, Poland.

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Annual swimming event in the Scheldt in Vlissingen the Scheldt Cup, 1932.‎

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English : Annual swimming event in the Scheldt in Vlissingen the Scheldt Cup, 1932.

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ER2-973 near Ligovo railway station, St. Petersburg, Russia.‎

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English : ER2-973 near Ligovo railway station, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Pure (99.9 %), argon arc remelted hafnium-ingots with visible crystalline structures. View of the front- and backside. Colors are a thin film effect in the oxide layer. The metal piece-photo was taken on a white glass plate.

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English : Pure (99.9 %), argon arc remelted hafnium-ingots with visible crystalline structures. View of the front- and backside. Colors are a thin film effect in the oxide layer. The metal piece-photo was taken on a white glass plate.

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This is a flight around a 3D object created from micro-CT-data of a Acropora coral.‎

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English : This is a flight around a 3D object created from micro-CT-data of a Acropora coral.

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Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok, Thailand.

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A rose opening‎

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Casino Resort MGM Grand, Macau.

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F-18 taking off from Nimitz

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Japanese garden scene from a chickee.

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A demonstration of the Moro reflex (also known as the startle reflex) in a four-day-old infant. The infant is lifted by his arms until his head leaves the floor, and then released; the sudden change in head position activates the Moro reflex and the infant reaches out with both arms.‎

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English : A demonstration of the Moro reflex (also known as the startle reflex) in a four-day-old infant. The infant is lifted by his arms until his head leaves the floor, and then released; the sudden change in head position activates the Moro reflex and the infant reaches out with both arms.

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Stenbock House, the seat of the Government of Estonia on Toompea hill, built in 1792.

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Fireworks over Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

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Spinning raw egg starts spinning again after being stopped. Hardboiled egg remains stationary.‎

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English : Spinning raw egg starts spinning again after being stopped. Hardboiled egg remains stationary.

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Panorama of San Francisco from Pier 7 at dusk. In the foreground one can see ships docked at Pier 3, with Financial District skyscrapers in the background. At the left is the Bay Bridge.

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English : Panorama of San Francisco from Pier 7 at dusk. In the foreground one can see ships docked at Pier 3, with Financial District skyscrapers in the background. At the left is the Bay Bridge.

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Two young cats in playful fight. Both are from the same nest, and 14 weeks old.‎

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English : Two young cats in playful fight. Both are from the same nest, and 14 weeks old.

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Promenade pier of Sopot, Poland.

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The Bled Gorge, Slovenia‎

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Nam Van lake, Macau.

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Model of the atom by Ernest Rutherford. He proposed a nucleus with protons and electrons spinning around.‎

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English : Model of the atom by Ernest Rutherford. He proposed a nucleus with protons and electrons spinning around.

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Phra Si Sanphet temple, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) near Ukonjärvi/Lake Inari (Inari, Finland).‎

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English : Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) near Ukonjärvi/Lake Inari (Inari, Finland).

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View of Garachico, Tenerife, Spain.

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A picket outside Newspaper House in Cape Town, South Africa to protest against the replacement of a newspaper editor at the Cape Times. Also present at the demonstration are counter-demonstrators (waving printed red, white, and black placards) demonstrating in favour of the replacement by Sekunjalo Investments.‎

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English : A picket outside Newspaper House in Cape Town, South Africa to protest against the replacement of a newspaper editor at the Cape Times. Also present at the demonstration are counter-demonstrators (waving printed red, white, and black placards) demonstrating in favour of the replacement by Sekunjalo Investments.

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Hoar frozen birch at the Moskva River in Kolomenskoe Park. Moscow, Russia.

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This video illustrates the construction by single footing of a foundation. Throughout the video the different phases undertaken to construct a building can be seen. The election of this type of foundation depends on the condition of the soil. In this case, to display the single footing a very steady portion of soil has been chosen. This video will try to clarify the foundation process of a building, for those starting to become familiar with architectural concepts.‎

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English : This video illustrates the construction by single footing of a foundation. Throughout the video the different phases undertaken to construct a building can be seen. The election of this type of foundation depends on the condition of the soil. In this case, to display the single footing a very steady portion of soil has been chosen. This video will try to clarify the foundation process of a building, for those starting to become familiar with architectural concepts.

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La Défense, the business district of Paris, France, by night.

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Groups of scientists from several major institutions tally data collected by temperature monitoring stations spread around the world and make an announcement about whether the previous year was a comparatively warm or cool year. This analysis concerns only temperature anomalies, not absolute temperature. Temperature anomalies are computed relative to the base period 1951—1980.‎

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English : Groups of scientists from several major institutions tally data collected by temperature monitoring stations spread around the world and make an announcement about whether the previous year was a comparatively warm or cool year. This analysis concerns only temperature anomalies, not absolute temperature. Temperature anomalies are computed relative to the base period 1951—1980.

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Dragonfly (Orthetrum sabina) on a Gymnocalicium mihanowichii, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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English : Dragonfly (Orthetrum sabina) on a Gymnocalicium mihanowichii, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Gantry rotation of a CT-scanner with the cover open.‎

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English : Gantry rotation of a CT-scanner with the cover open.

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BMW Welt by night, Munich, Germany.

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The golden-bloomed grey longhorn beetle (Agapanthia villosoviridescens) can be found in the Caucasus, Europe, Kazakhstan, the Near East, Russia and Turkey.‎

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English : The golden-bloomed grey longhorn beetle (Agapanthia villosoviridescens) can be found in the Caucasus, Europe, Kazakhstan, the Near East, Russia and Turkey.

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Array of iron warriors in the courtyard of the Malbork Castle, Poland.

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A Sound from thappu-melam in Tamilnadu

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An overhead view of the New Year's Eve ball atop One Times Square in New York City, taken during preparations for celebrations welcoming 2013.

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English : An overhead view of the New Year's Eve ball atop One Times Square in New York City, taken during preparations for celebrations welcoming 2013.

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The alga Tetrabaena socialis consists of just four cells.‎

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