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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) jumping, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway

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Emergence of a female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).‎

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English : Emergence of a female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).

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Corporate headquarters of ThyssenKrupp in Essen, Germany.

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Okanagan Lakeshore at Boyce-Gyro Beach on a Winter Afternoon, Cloudy and Calm, looking toward Peachland

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English : Okanagan Lakeshore at Boyce-Gyro Beach on a Winter Afternoon, Cloudy and Calm, looking toward Peachland

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Ranjit Makkuni plays Kaushi Kanra, a composite raga, on sitar, with Akram Khan on tabla‎

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English : Ranjit Makkuni plays Kaushi Kanra, a composite raga, on sitar, with Akram Khan on tabla

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Murviel-lès-Béziers, Hérault, France. View of the village from the North.

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A song by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performed in Ukrainian translation by Natalia Krechko in Kiev, 2013‎

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English : A song by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performed in Ukrainian translation by Natalia Krechko in Kiev, 2013

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The sanctuary of Arundel Cathedral looking east, in Arundel, West Sussex, England.

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English : The sanctuary of Arundel Cathedral looking east, in Arundel, West Sussex, England.

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Timelapse of strawberry growth, captured for about 40 days and post-processed‎

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English : Timelapse of strawberry growth, captured for about 40 days and post-processed

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Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea) found near Hagengut, Lower Austria

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Aria "Donne mie, la fate a tanti" from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (David Liao, baritone, and Rachel Ward, piano)‎

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English : Aria "Donne mie, la fate a tanti" from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (David Liao, baritone, and Rachel Ward, piano)

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Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea.

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Animated scheme of a four stroke internal combustion engine, Otto principle: Suction stroke - Air and vaporised fuel are drawn in. Compression stroke - Fuel vapor and air are compressed and ignited. Power stroke - Fuel combusts and piston is pushed downwards. Exhaust stroke - Exhaust is driven out.‎

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English : Animated scheme of a four stroke internal combustion engine, Otto principle:
   Suction stroke - Air and vaporised fuel are drawn in.
   Compression stroke - Fuel vapor and air are compressed and ignited.
   Power stroke - Fuel combusts and piston is pushed downwards.
Exhaust stroke - Exhaust is driven out.

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Panorama of Toledo, Spain, as seen from Parador Hotel.

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Stockholm City Hall, slide show to the sound of the towers 12 o'clock bells and glockenspiel‎

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English : Stockholm City Hall, slide show to the sound of the towers 12 o'clock bells and glockenspiel

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Panorama at night of Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro city, with the Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) in the background, in June 2014.

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English : Panorama at night of Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro city, with the Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) in the background, in June 2014.

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Bauxite being digested by washing with a hot solution of sodium hydroxide at 175°C under pressure at National Aluminium Company, Nalconagar, India.‎

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English : Bauxite being digested by washing with a hot solution of sodium hydroxide at 175°C under pressure at National Aluminium Company, Nalconagar, India.

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The Seven Sisters, a series of seven chalk cliff peaks along the East Sussex coast in England. Seaford head in the background is on the other side of the River Cuckmere and not part of the Seven Sisters.

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English : The Seven Sisters, a series of seven chalk cliff peaks along the East Sussex coast in England. Seaford head in the background is on the other side of the River Cuckmere and not part of the Seven Sisters.

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Slow motion video of a modern Singer sewing machine

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English : Slow motion video of a modern Singer sewing machine

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Map of the Vatican City - contains map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (ODbL).

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3D-Animation of Mount Ararat

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English : 3D-Animation of Mount Ararat

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Älvkarleby hydroelectric power plant.

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High-definition look at the complexity of activity occurring on the surface of the sun.‎

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English : High-definition look at the complexity of activity occurring on the surface of the sun.

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Space-filling model animation of B-DNA

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Panorama of the Grose Valley as viewed from the Rodreguez Pass near Govett's Leap, Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

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English : Panorama of the Grose Valley as viewed from the Rodreguez Pass near Govett's Leap, Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

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A clumsy honey bee (Apis mellifera) starts its flight after collecting nectar at a pink flower. Filmed with a high speed camera at 3000 frames per second.‎

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English : A clumsy honey bee (Apis mellifera) starts its flight after collecting nectar at a pink flower. Filmed with a high speed camera at 3000 frames per second.

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Original films of Frank B. Gilbreth (Part I)‎

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English : Original films of Frank B. Gilbreth (Part I)

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Boris Kustodiyev. Maslenitsa. 1919. Oil on canvas, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg.

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Night view of the Minčeta Fortress, part of the walls of the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Animated 3D-view of a cardan joint according to DIN 808 (August 1984), type D (double) in w-arrangement.‎

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English : Animated 3D-view of a cardan joint according to DIN 808 (August 1984), type D (double) in w-arrangement.

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Example of starting a crochet chain: turning and single crochet.‎

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English : Example of starting a crochet chain: turning and single crochet.

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Balcón del Mediterráneo, Benidorm, Spain.

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Closeup of a female European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)‎

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English : Closeup of a female European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

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Yaksha (mysthical demon) "lifting" the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand. The chedis were constructed by order of King Rama I in honor of his father (southern pagoda) and mother (northern pagoda) at the end of the 18th century. The structures are entirely covered with copper sheets, painted with lacquer and covered with gold leaf. The 20 demons and monkeys around the base were added later, at the end of the 19th century, by order of King Rama V.

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English : Yaksha (mysthical demon) "lifting" the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand. The chedis were constructed by order of King Rama I in honor of his father (southern pagoda) and mother (northern pagoda) at the end of the 18th century. The structures are entirely covered with copper sheets, painted with lacquer and covered with gold leaf. The 20 demons and monkeys around the base were added later, at the end of the 19th century, by order of King Rama V.

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Ukrainian folk song "Ой ходить сон" arranged by Oleksander Koshetz. Performance: Academic choir of Vinnica. Conductor - Witaly Gazinsky‎

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English : Ukrainian folk song "Ой ходить сон" arranged by Oleksander Koshetz. Performance: Academic choir of Vinnica. Conductor - Witaly Gazinsky

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Domed centrepiece of the Barry Rooms, National Gallery, London (England). The National Gallery was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to 1900. The present building in London's Trafalgar Square is the third to house the National Gallery, and was designed by William Wilkins from 1832–38. The Barry Rooms were constructed later on, between 1872 and 1876 and were nouned after their designer, the English architect Edward Middleton Barry (1830–1880). The dome is located over the room 36 and is of polychrome Neo-Renaissance style.

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English : Domed centrepiece of the Barry Rooms, National Gallery, London (England). The National Gallery was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to 1900. The present building in London's Trafalgar Square is the third to house the National Gallery, and was designed by William Wilkins from 1832–38. The Barry Rooms were constructed later on, between 1872 and 1876 and were nouned after their designer, the English architect Edward Middleton Barry (1830–1880). The dome is located over the room 36 and is of polychrome Neo-Renaissance style.

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Lighting of a match filmed at 2500 frames per second. Music: Prelude No. 15 by Chris Zabriskie.‎

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English : Lighting of a match filmed at 2500 frames per second. Music: Prelude No. 15 by Chris Zabriskie.

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Front view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from GRACE and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.‎

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English : This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from GRACE and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.

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Interior view of the dome of the Central Market (Mercado Central), a 100-years-old modernist building located in Valencia, Spain. The market contains 400 stores that employ approx 1500 people, and is the biggest in Europe dedicated to fresh products.

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English : Interior view of the dome of the Central Market (Mercado Central), a 100-years-old modernist building located in Valencia, Spain. The market contains 400 stores that employ approx 1500 people, and is the biggest in Europe dedicated to fresh products.

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Sördalens flatrod system nearby Säter in Dalarna County, Sweden.‎

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English : Sördalens flatrod system nearby Säter in Dalarna County, Sweden.

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Interior view of the glass ceiling of the courtyard of the Postal Palace, Mexico City (Mexico). The building was built at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Post Office became a separate government entity in Mexico. Its design and construction back then was the most modern of the time. In the 1950s, the building was modified and its structure was affected, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, this building was heavily damaged, undergoing restoration works in the 1990s.

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English : Interior view of the glass ceiling of the courtyard of the Postal Palace, Mexico City (Mexico). The building was built at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Post Office became a separate government entity in Mexico. Its design and construction back then was the most modern of the time. In the 1950s, the building was modified and its structure was affected, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, this building was heavily damaged, undergoing restoration works in the 1990s.

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Aerial recording of Piz Campagnung (2826 m) (Bivio/Marmorera, Grisons, Switzerland).‎

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English : Aerial recording of Piz Campagnung (2826 m) (Bivio/Marmorera, Grisons, Switzerland).

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View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prizes as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m.

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English : View of the beach of Granadella, Jávea, España. This mediterranean beach has been awarded with different prizes as the nicest in Spain. It has a length of 160m and a depth of 10m.

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Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) foraging on a late winter morning at Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.‎

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English : Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) foraging on a late winter morning at Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.

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The Tower Bridge is a bascule and suspension bridge that crosses the River Thames in the center of London. Built between 1886 and 1894, it has become an iconic symbol of the city. It has a length of 244 m (800 feet) and the height of the towers is 65 m (213 feet). The 61 m (200 feet) long central span is split into two equal bascules than can be raised 86 degrees to allow the transit of ships. Otherwise the bridge is open to road traffic and pedestrians. Its name is taken from the nearby Tower of London.

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English : The Tower Bridge is a bascule and suspension bridge that crosses the River Thames in the center of London. Built between 1886 and 1894, it has become an iconic symbol of the city. It has a length of 244 m (800 feet) and the height of the towers is 65 m (213 feet). The 61 m (200 feet) long central span is split into two equal bascules than can be raised 86 degrees to allow the transit of ships. Otherwise the bridge is open to road traffic and pedestrians. Its name is taken from the nearby Tower of London.

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A female Archilochus colubris, commonly known as a ruby-throated hummingbird, in New Hampshire, USA.‎

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English : A female Archilochus colubris, commonly known as a ruby-throated hummingbird, in New Hampshire, USA.

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The Golden Fountain in the Khan's Palace of Bakhchisaray, Crimea.

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A new species of Euphlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Barisal, Bangladesh: Euphlyctis kalasgramensis

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"Seraphim church bell" (Serafimerringningen) and ceremony at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm, February 11, 2015 for Richard von Weizsäcker

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English : "Seraphim church bell" (Serafimerringningen) and ceremony at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm, February 11, 2015 for Richard von Weizsäcker



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