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2015 3 09 17:21 UTC
Picture of the day
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Cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil.  
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Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter

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English : Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter

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Sunrise over the Pärnu river, Estonia

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English : Sunrise over the Pärnu river, Estonia

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Cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

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English : Cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

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A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) silhouetted against a fiery sunset, in the Oakavango Delta, in Botswana.

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English : A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) silhouetted against a fiery sunset, in the Oakavango Delta, in Botswana.

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View of the Ósvör maritime museum, located in the village of Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir, Iceland. The museum consists of a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area, a drying hut and a typical fishing boat of that time.

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English : View of the Ósvör maritime museum, located in the village of Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir, Iceland. The museum consists of a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area, a drying hut and a typical fishing boat of that time.

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Fly Agaric or Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria). Location: Germany, Erbach, Ringingen.

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English : Fly Agaric or Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria). Location: Germany, Erbach, Ringingen.

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Bearings for transport in the tool shed of the Quarzwerke in Sythen, Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Bearings for transport in the tool shed of the Quarzwerke in Sythen, Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Ceiling frescos in the pilgrimage church of Maria Langegg (Lower Austria) by Josef Adam Mölk (1773)

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English : Ceiling frescos in the pilgrimage church of Maria Langegg (Lower Austria) by Josef Adam Mölk (1773)

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Nave and organ of the church of Göttweig Abbey (Lower Austria), founded on 9th September 1083

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English : Nave and organ of the church of Göttweig Abbey (Lower Austria), founded on 9th September 1083

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Mount Shaan-Kaya in clouds. Yalta Natural Reserve, Crimea.

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English : Mount Shaan-Kaya in clouds. Yalta Natural Reserve, Crimea.

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Elliðaey is one of the Westman Islands, and the third largest island in Iceland having an area of 0,45 km2. It is believed to have formed in an eruption about 5-6 thousand years ago. The small building visible in the image is a hunting lodge, built in 1953. The uninhabited island is privately owned and operated by the Elliðaey Hunting Association and is accessible via a rope on its lower east side and by a boat from the mainland.

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English : Elliðaey is one of the Westman Islands, and the third largest island in Iceland having an area of 0,45 km2. It is believed to have formed in an eruption about 5-6 thousand years ago. The small building visible in the image is a hunting lodge, built in 1953. The uninhabited island is privately owned and operated by the Elliðaey Hunting Association and is accessible via a rope on its lower east side and by a boat from the mainland.

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Head shot of Little pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)

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English : Head shot of Little pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)

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Panoramic view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomena located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

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English : Panoramic view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomena located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

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Panoramic view of the Dýrafjörður, a fjord in the region of Vestfirðir (in islandic Westfjord), Iceland. This fjord is located between Arnarfjörður and Önundarfjörður is 9 km wide and 32 km long.

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English : Panoramic view of the Dýrafjörður, a fjord in the region of Vestfirðir (in islandic Westfjord), Iceland. This fjord is located between Arnarfjörður and Önundarfjörður is 9 km wide and 32 km long.

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Trindade is a volcanic island located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 kilometers east of Vitória, belonging to the state of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil, which, along with Martim Vaz, form an archipelago.

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English : Trindade is a volcanic island located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 kilometers east of Vitória, belonging to the state of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil, which, along with Martim Vaz, form an archipelago.

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Panoramic view of Paraíso ("Paradise") Beach in Villajoyosa at the Mediterranean Sea (Marina Baixa, Valencian Community), Spain.

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English : Panoramic view of Paraíso ("Paradise") Beach in Villajoyosa at the Mediterranean Sea (Marina Baixa, Valencian Community), Spain.

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Interior view of St Peter's church in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mudéjar style was built in the 14th century and was declared World Heritage in 1986. The decoration, performed between 1896-1902, is a neo-mudéjar style.

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English : Interior view of St Peter's church in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mudéjar style was built in the 14th century and was declared World Heritage in 1986. The decoration, performed between 1896-1902, is a neo-mudéjar style.

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Crystal Mill, an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.

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English : Crystal Mill, an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.

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Mosaic of four images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 19 September 2014 at 28.6 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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English : Mosaic of four images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 19 September 2014 at 28.6 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Vällingbydepån (the Vällingby Subway depot), Stockholm metro.

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English : Vällingbydepån (the Vällingby Subway depot), Stockholm metro.

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Icelandic horses in Búlandshöfði, Vesturland, Iceland.

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English : Icelandic horses in Búlandshöfði, Vesturland, Iceland.

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Hohllay (“hollow rock”) in Berdorf, Luxembourg

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English : Hohllay (“hollow rock”) in Berdorf, Luxembourg

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"Here is the true natural portrait of the town, city, university of Parisy". Map of Paris, 1576.

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English : "Here is the true natural portrait of the town, city, university of Parisy". Map of Paris, 1576.

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The three foundation stones of Aarhus City Hall were laid on September 24, 1938. They are located below the polished, dark grey kidney-shaped capstone seen at the bottom of the stairwell. The capstone was used as the reference point for height adjustment during the entire building period.

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English : The three foundation stones of Aarhus City Hall were laid on September 24, 1938. They are located below the polished, dark grey kidney-shaped capstone seen at the bottom of the stairwell. The capstone was used as the reference point for height adjustment during the entire building period.

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Main portal of Basel Minster

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English : Main portal of Basel Minster

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A Taiwanese Monk at the Salar of Uyuni, Bolivia during winter.

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English : A Taiwanese Monk at the Salar of Uyuni, Bolivia during winter.

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Wreck of cargo ship "E. Russ" near Hiiumaa island in the Baltic Sea.

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English : Wreck of cargo ship "E. Russ" near Hiiumaa island in the Baltic Sea.

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City Mosque in Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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English : City Mosque in Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Demonstration of the effect of a neutral density filter.

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English : Demonstration of the effect of a neutral density filter.

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