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2015 26 04 23:49 UTC
Picture of the day
Villeneuvette, Hérault 02.jpg
A road lined by Platanus × hispanica (London plane trees) and the Monumental front door of the "Manufacture des draps de Villeneuvette" (1667). Villeneuvette, Hérault, France.  
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Good Friday: Crowning of Christ with thorns (Melk Altar by Jörg Breu the Elder, 1502)

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English : Good Friday: Crowning of Christ with thorns (Melk Altar by Jörg Breu the Elder, 1502)

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Abandoned Icelandic turf house in the region of Búðahraun, Western Region, Iceland.

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English : Abandoned Icelandic turf house in the region of Búðahraun, Western Region, Iceland.

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Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex located in the center of Chicago, Illinois. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River directly across from the Loop district. The complex, that was designed in 1959 and completed in 1964, consists of two corncob-shaped 179 m, 65-story towers.

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English : Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex located in the center of Chicago, Illinois. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River directly across from the Loop district. The complex, that was designed in 1959 and completed in 1964, consists of two corncob-shaped 179 m, 65-story towers.

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Early morning in Mukri bog at Kehtna Parish Raplamaa.

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English : Early morning in Mukri bog at Kehtna Parish Raplamaa.

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The old lighthouse of Akranes is located in the westmost location of the Akranes Peninsula, Southern Peninsula region, Iceland. The lighthouse is one of the oldest concrete lighthouses in Iceland and was built in 1918. It served the fishing town of Akranes until it was deactivated in 1947 in favor of the larger structure several meters away.

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English : The old lighthouse of Akranes is located in the westmost location of the Akranes Peninsula, Southern Peninsula region, Iceland. The lighthouse is one of the oldest concrete lighthouses in Iceland and was built in 1918. It served the fishing town of Akranes until it was deactivated in 1947 in favor of the larger structure several meters away.

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Öxarárfoss, Þingvellir National Park, Suðurland, Iceland. The 20 meter high waterfall flows from the Öxará river and is one of the most visited attractions in Þingvellir National Park, one of the two World Heritage sites in Iceland.

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English : Öxarárfoss, Þingvellir National Park, Suðurland, Iceland. The 20 meter high waterfall flows from the Öxará river and is one of the most visited attractions in Þingvellir National Park, one of the two World Heritage sites in Iceland.

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Ladder snake (Rhinechis scalaris)

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English : Ladder snake (Rhinechis scalaris)

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Red guava (Psidium guajava) in a black background.

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English : Red guava (Psidium guajava) in a black background.

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Frecce Tricolori (the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare), intersect (head-on pass performed) during show.

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English : Frecce Tricolori (the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare), intersect (head-on pass performed) during show.

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St Nicholas Monastery (Mukacheve), Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region, Ukraine

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English : St Nicholas Monastery (Mukacheve), Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region, Ukraine

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The railway station in Venyov, Tula Oblast, Russia.

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English : The railway station in Venyov, Tula Oblast, Russia.

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Parantica aglea, Glassy Tiger, is a Milkweed butterfly of the Nymphalid family found in Asia.

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English : Parantica aglea, Glassy Tiger, is a Milkweed butterfly of the Nymphalid family found in Asia.

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Panorama at sunrise of Taipei, capital of Taiwan. In the background, the Taipei 101 skyscraper can be seen.

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English : Panorama at sunrise of Taipei, capital of Taiwan. In the background, the Taipei 101 skyscraper can be seen.

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Scots pine in Kakerdaja Bog, Järvamaa.

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English : Scots pine in Kakerdaja Bog, Järvamaa.

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The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a plenary session in 2014.

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English : The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a plenary session in 2014.

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On Brasília's Anniversary, the JK Memorial, dedicated to Juscelino Kubitschek (1902-1976), the founder of Brasília, capital of Brazil. The building, inaugurated in 1981, was architected by Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012).

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English : On Brasília's Anniversary, the JK Memorial, dedicated to Juscelino Kubitschek (1902-1976), the founder of Brasília, capital of Brazil. The building, inaugurated in 1981, was architected by Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012).

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On Earth Day, a photograph of the Earth's limb as seen from the International Space Station (ISS) on Northern Brazil, during the Expedition 20. The vegetation of Amazonia, the largest rainforest on Earth, strongly influences the regional water cycle.

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English : On Earth Day, a photograph of the Earth's limb as seen from the International Space Station (ISS) on Northern Brazil, during the Expedition 20. The vegetation of Amazonia, the largest rainforest on Earth, strongly influences the regional water cycle.

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Neorthacris simulans is a wingless grasshopper, belongs to Orthacridinae subfamily under Pyrgomorphidae, commonly known as the gaudy grasshoppers.

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English : Neorthacris simulans is a wingless grasshopper, belongs to Orthacridinae subfamily under Pyrgomorphidae, commonly known as the gaudy grasshoppers.

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Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) on rocks, near Muscat, Oman

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English : Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) on rocks, near Muscat, Oman

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Madonna with child and angels is a picture painted by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato and kept at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini.

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English : Madonna with child and angels is a picture painted by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato and kept at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini.

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A road lined by Platanus × hispanica (London plane trees) and the Monumental front door of the "Manufacture des draps de Villeneuvette" (1667). Villeneuvette, Hérault, France.

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English : A road lined by Platanus × hispanica (London plane trees) and the Monumental front door of the "Manufacture des draps de Villeneuvette" (1667). Villeneuvette, Hérault, France.

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Cover of Marvel Science Stories for April-May 1939. Shows an illustration by Norman Saunders, a popular sci-fi artist of the time, meant to show a "Beauty Parlor of the Future". Eando Binder provided a column describing it, in which he went into details about electricity recharging the cells of the body, and modifying the pituitary gland - not exactly fitting with modern science, but as he points out at the end, biology wasn't so well developed in those days.

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English : Cover of Marvel Science Stories for April-May 1939. Shows an illustration by Norman Saunders, a popular sci-fi artist of the time, meant to show a "Beauty Parlor of the Future". Eando Binder provided a column describing it, in which he went into details about electricity recharging the cells of the body, and modifying the pituitary gland - not exactly fitting with modern science, but as he points out at the end, biology wasn't so well developed in those days.

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Portrait of a Carthusian (1446), oil on wood by Petrus Christus. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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English : Portrait of a Carthusian (1446), oil on wood by Petrus Christus. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Papilio polytes, Common Mormon, is a common species of Swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

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English : Papilio polytes, Common Mormon, is a common species of Swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

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