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English : East and north wing of the cloister at Zwettl Abbey, Lower Austria

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English : A reconstruction of the appearance of Mosasaurus, painted by Heinrich Harder (1858-1935), art professor at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, for Gustav A. Ritter's book Die Wunder der Urwelt ("Wonders of the Prehistoric World"), published in 1912

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English : View of the old town of Ágreda, province of Soria Castile and León, Spain. Ágreda was a significant town in the Middle Age as strategic border location between the kingdoms of Castile, Aragon and Navarre. The town has a very diverse monumental heritage as it was an important center of the arts and handcrafts where Christians, Jews and Arab-descendants lived in peace. Ágreda is also known as "The Town of the Three Cultures".

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English : Green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi), Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire to celebrate Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

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English : Strawberry Field in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Poet's daffodil (Narcissus poeticus)

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English : Lake Spechtensee near Wörschachwald, Styria - viewing towards northeast with Hochtausing mountain in the Totes Gebirge

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English : Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales, Colombia. The place is a popular pilgrimage location since the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1754. The first shrine was built by 1750 and was replaced by a bigger one in 1802, including a bridge over the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present temple, of Gothic Revival style, was built between 1916 and 1949.

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English : Indigenous people peeling maize while overlooking Quito from El Panecillo, Ecuador.

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English : The 62 metres (203 ft) high lighthouse of Chipiona, located in Chipiona, province of Cádiz, Andalusia, is the highest in Spain and one of the highest in the world. The lighthouse was inaugurated in 1869 and helps the ships to enter the estuary of the Guadalquivir river, the only one navigable in Spain.

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English : Game reserve in autumn at sunrise, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 metres (230 ft) long and 6 metres (20 ft) wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet.

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English : Beach chairs in the morning sun at the beach of Juliusruh, Rügen.

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English : Night view of the Cement plant in the Yura District, Peru.

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English : Beach chairs in Sellin, Rügen, Germany.

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English : Interior of Petrovsky Passage (built in 1906) in Moscow, Russia

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English : Superior view of the interior of the main nave of the church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The Roman Catholic temple, finalized in the 16th-century, is the largest architetural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America. The church is also featured by the mixture of different architecture styles as the construction took 150 years.

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English : General view of the salineras (salt evaporation ponds) in Maras, Peru. The salt is obtained in Maras since the Inca Empire times and the site is currently composed of around 3.000 ponds of 5 square metres (54 sq ft) each. As the location is surrounded by salty mountains, subterrean water deposits the salty wather in the ponds and the water evaporates due to the exposure to the sun. After aprox. 1 month the level of salt reaches 10 centimetres (3.9 in) and is removed in sacks.

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English : Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) in Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Porta Macedonia is a triumphal arch located in Pella Square, Skopje, Macedonia. Construction started in 2011 and finished in January 2012. The 21 m (69 ft)-high arch is work of Valentina Stefanovska, the sculptor responsible of other monuments from the Skopje 2014 project.

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English : View of the main nave of the church of the monastery of San Martiño Pinario, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The church, finished in 1652, was the work of Mateo López, González de Araújo, Bartolomé Fernández Lechuga, and José de Peña y Toro. The jewel of the church is the elaborate altarpiece, designed by Fernando de Casas Novoa in the Baroque style.

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English : Close-up of a Galapagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : View of the Tower of Hercules and the surrounding park at sunrise. The park is located near the center of A Coruña, Galicia, north-western coast of Spain. The 55 m (180 ft)-high tower is 1900 years old and is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today. It is also the second-tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona. The lighthouse was renovated in 1791 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.

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English : The tunnel of Cotefablo is a public traffic tunnel located between Broto and Biescas, in Aragon, not far from the Pyrenees, Spain. The tunnel is 683 m long and was constructed in 1935. It was the scene of a tragic accident during the 1989 Vuelta a España, causing the well-known German cyclist, Reimund Dietzen, to retire from the sport at age 30.

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English : Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place where Lawspeakers (lögsögumaður) presided over the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland pledged allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

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English : Church of San Salvador in Torla, province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain. The church, of late Gothic style but with a Renaissance portal, dates from the 16th century. In the background are the mountains of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

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English : Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library located in the north of Mexico City, Mexico. It opened in 2006 and by 2015 had 600,000 publications and books. The library plans to host up to 2 million items. The building, with an area of approximately 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft), had 1.7 million visitors in 2014 and can accomodate up to 5,000 people.

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English : A red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Front view of the city Hall of A Coruña, also called Municipal Palace, during the blue hour, Galicia, Spain. The modernist building is located in the María Pita Square in the center of the city and was built between 1908 and 1912 following a design of Pedro Ramiro Mariño. It was inaugurated in 1927 by the king Alfonso XIII. The facade is 64 metres (210 ft) width and has 43 windows, whereas the surface of the building is 2,300 m2 (24,757.0 sq ft). The 4 statues in the third floor represent the 4 provinces of Galicia (A Coruña, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra) and over them, in the middle, is the coat of arms of the city. The 2 dames flanking it symbolize Peace and Industry and Work and Wisdom. In the tower in the middle is the clock and the bells, they are made of bronce and tin and weigh 1,600 kilograms (3,527 lb).

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English : Brazilian salmon pink tarantula (aslo birdeater) male (Lasiodora parahybana)

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Juli 2016

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English : Close-up of a Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) in Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : View of Saksaywaman, a fortress in the foothills north of Cusco, historic capital of the Inca Empire, in today's Peru. The Killke culture started the fortress in the early twelfth century and the Incas expanded it starting in the thirteenth century. The dry stone walls are made of huge stones that are cut so precisely that they fit together without mortar.

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English : U500 Donbas - Amur class floating workshop (Project 304), now command ship. Navy of Ukraine. Sevastopol Bay.

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English : Traunsteinera globosa found on the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach, Lower Austria

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English : Byzantine fresco of Saint Andrew of Crete in the church of Agia Anna (Αγία Άννα), Amari Valley, Crete. The frescoes are dated 1225 and the oldest dated frescoes in Crete.

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English : Altar of the church of San Pedro de los Francos, located in Calatayud, Aragon, Spain. The original church was founded in the twelfth century by Alfonso I, "The Battler" as a token of gratitude to the French who helped him in the Battle of Cutanda (1120) against the Almoravids. The original church was a place for the French to pray. The present church was built two centuries later.

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English : The church of Saint Metropolitan Peter in Pereslavl, Russia. Roof view from inside.

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English : View of the principal façade of Buckingham Palace, the London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. The palace, located in the City of Westminster, was originally designed by Edward Blore and completed in 1850. The current appearance is the result of a renovation by Sir Aston Webb in 1913.

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English : Nave of the abbey of Santa María la Real de la Oliva, a still-active Cistercian monastery located in Carcastillo, Navarre, Spain. The abbey was founded in 1150 on the death of King García Ramírez of Navarre. The construction of the temple was inspired by the French abbeys of Morimond and Escaladieu.

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English : A marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) lying on a rock on the coast of Las Bachas, Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Interior view of the dome of the church of Santo Domingo, Historic Centre of Lima, capital of Peru. The site, built between 1535 and 1578, is also a basilica and a convent. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1678 and rebuilt shortly afterwards with the current appearance. The church mixes different architectural styles: Neoclassical, Rococo and Renaissance.

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English : High brown fritillary (Argynnis adippe) on a brown knapweed (Centaurea jacea) flower

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English : A street in Souq Waqif, a souq in the Mushayrib district of Doha, capital of Qatar. Souq Waqif (Arabic for "standing market") is a former livestock market dating to the end of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it has become a popular meeting place with shops, restaurants, and hookah lounges.

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English : NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015.

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English : Black-bellied whistling ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Tobago to celebrate the opening of the The World Whistling Convention, 15 July 2016, in Kanagawa, Japan

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English : Steps and pulpit of the refectory (dining room) of the Cistercian Monastery of Santa María de Huerta. The monastery is located in the village of Santa María de Huerta, province of Soria, Castille and León, Spain. The first stone of the building was laid by the king Alfonso VII of Castile in 1179 and the building was expanded in the 16th century thanks to the help of the kings Charles I and Philip II. The refectory, built in 1215, is the jewel of the monastery and one of the best examples in Europe. The pulpit was used by a monk for reading during meal times.

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English : Panoramic view of Lake Umayo and the Sillustani burial ground (the 2 towers on the right). Sillustani is a pre-Incan cemetery with tombs built above ground in tower-like structures housing the remains of nobles. The site was built by the Aymara, who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century.

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English : A great blue heron (Ardea herodias) looking for fish in the coastal rocks of Las Bachas, Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Door of the Chapel of the Annunciation, Cathedral of Santa María, Sigüenza, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. The chapel was founded in 1515 by the judicial vicar Fernando Montemayor. The exquisite portal is decorated in Cisneros style and has images of St Michael and St James at the bottom, Moorish elements in the arch, and a scene of the Annunciation in the frieze. The cornice is of Arab style with Gothic style arches and a Calvary scene in the middle. The iron grille, in a gothic style with renaissance ornaments, is the work of Juan Francés.

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English : Fresco of the north dome at the library of Altenburg Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1742): Theology and Jurisprudence

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English : Landscape of frozen vineyards near Castillo de Lerés, province of Huesca, Spain.

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English : Northern slope of the puy de Dôme seen from the puy Pariou in Auvergne, France.

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English : Original mailbox of the headquarters of the Post and Telegram Office in Lima, capital of Peru.

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English : Lake Salinas is a salt pan located in the Arequipa Region, Peru. It is located within the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reservation. The lake is 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 6,182 hectares (15,280 acres), but shrinks to a thin salt crust in the dry season.

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English : View of the coastal tower of San Saturniño, Cambados, province of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. The fortification was possibly built during the first settlement in the region of Cambados. The fortification is a national monument and dates from the second half of the 10th century, but was destroyed betweeen 1466 and 1470 during the Irmandiño revolts. The fortification had several functions: residence, watch tower, and lighthouse.

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English : View of Tarazona, Spain, from the Episcopal Palace.

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English : Foggy morning view of the Basilica of Our Lady of Jerusalem, Artajona, Navarre, Spain. The basilica was built between 1709 and 1714 in honor of Our Lady of Jerusalem, patron saint of Artajona.

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English : Lake Kanariku in Võru County, Estonia.

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English : Panoramic view northwards from Grießenkareck mountain near Wagrain, federal state of Salzburg

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