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2016 31 08 14:39 UTC
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Iglesia de San Clemente, Skopie, Macedonia, 2014-04-17, DD 03.JPG
Front elevation of the church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The Orthodox Cathedral church was designed by Slavko Brezovski and was consecrated in 1990, after 18 years' construction. This rotunda church, composed only of domes and arches on a 36 metres (118 ft) square plan, is one of the most interesting architectural examples in recent Macedonian history and is today the largest cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.  
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Flower of an Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

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English : Flower of an Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

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Göversheide in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Göversheide in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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"All Marxist paths lead to Moscow! Therefore CDU" - This campaign poster, created for the West German federal elections of 1953, certainly ranks among Germany's most iconic political posters of the postwar period. It highlights Konrad Adenauer's stern anticommunist course, here directly aimed at the Social Democrats, then the leading party of the parliamentary opposition.

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English : "All Marxist paths lead to Moscow! Therefore CDU" - This campaign poster, created for the West German federal elections of 1953, certainly ranks among Germany's most iconic political posters of the postwar period. It highlights Konrad Adenauer's stern anticommunist course, here directly aimed at the Social Democrats, then the leading party of the parliamentary opposition.

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Chaco chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis pantanalensis), a bird from Brazil, known for making lots of noise when in a group. To celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio

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English : Chaco chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis pantanalensis), a bird from Brazil, known for making lots of noise when in a group. To celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio

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Upernavik cemetery from the southern end of the island in northwest Greenland on August 6, 2007. The construction work in the background was to expand the cemetery, which was running out of space.

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English : Upernavik cemetery from the southern end of the island in northwest Greenland on August 6, 2007. The construction work in the background was to expand the cemetery, which was running out of space.

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Round straw bales near Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Round straw bales near Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Beach chairs at the beach of Sellin (Rügen).

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English : Beach chairs at the beach of Sellin (Rügen).

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Munich subway station Westfriedhof, opened in 1998.

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English : Munich subway station Westfriedhof, opened in 1998.

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Mooste manor steam mill with boilerhouse, Estonia.

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English : Mooste manor steam mill with boilerhouse, Estonia.

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The Mir mine (a former open pit diamond mine) in Sakha (Yakutia), Eastern Siberia, Russia.

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English : The Mir mine (a former open pit diamond mine) in Sakha (Yakutia), Eastern Siberia, Russia.

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River Skjálfandafljót at Route 1 in northern Iceland. In the background is the spectacular waterfall Goðafoss.

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English : River Skjálfandafljót at Route 1 in northern Iceland. In the background is the spectacular waterfall Goðafoss.

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The catholic Sacred Heart church in Munich, erected between 1997 and 2000, a rare example of contemporary church architecture in Germany.

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English : The catholic Sacred Heart church in Munich, erected between 1997 and 2000, a rare example of contemporary church architecture in Germany.

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Fences in the morning in the hamlet Börnste in Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Fences in the morning in the hamlet Börnste in Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Fonte Gaia detail (built 1342). Wolves spouting water represent the mother-wolf of Remus and Romulus. Siena, Italy.

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English : Fonte Gaia detail (built 1342). Wolves spouting water represent the mother-wolf of Remus and Romulus. Siena, Italy.

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The Siegestor in Munich, Germany, is a triumphal arch at the northern end of Ludwigstraße, one of Munich's grand royal avenues.

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English : The Siegestor in Munich, Germany, is a triumphal arch at the northern end of Ludwigstraße, one of Munich's grand royal avenues.

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Gonates Cave at the bay of Plakias, Crete. The Gonates caves and tunnels were dug by the German army during the occupation of Crete in World War II.

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English : Gonates Cave at the bay of Plakias, Crete. The Gonates caves and tunnels were dug by the German army during the occupation of Crete in World War II.

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Water mite (1.1 mm) under light microscope. The water mite is from a shallow freshwater pond in Omsk.

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English : Water mite (1.1 mm) under light microscope. The water mite is from a shallow freshwater pond in Omsk.

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Portrait of a young lion (Panthera leo), taken at Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich.

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English : Portrait of a young lion (Panthera leo), taken at Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich.

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Sunrise in the nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Sunrise in the nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A traditional Munich beer garden at night.

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English : A traditional Munich beer garden at night.

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Immature bracket fungi Dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus and beetles Diaperis boleti. Ukraine.

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English : Immature bracket fungi Dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus and beetles Diaperis boleti. Ukraine.

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Siproeta stelenes is a brush-footed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found throughout Central and northern South America. Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. This species is sometimes known as the malachite, named after a mineral which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. Photograph taken in the butterfly house on Mainau island, Lake Constance, Germany.

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English : Siproeta stelenes is a brush-footed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found throughout Central and northern South America. Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. This species is sometimes known as the malachite, named after a mineral which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. Photograph taken in the butterfly house on Mainau island, Lake Constance, Germany.

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Mountains surrounding the Uyuni salt flat during sunrise, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, southwesten Bolivia, not far from the crest of the Andes. This salt flat is, with a surface of 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), the world's largest, and during the rain season (December-February) offers spectacular reflections.

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English : Mountains surrounding the Uyuni salt flat during sunrise, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, southwesten Bolivia, not far from the crest of the Andes. This salt flat is, with a surface of 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), the world's largest, and during the rain season (December-February) offers spectacular reflections.

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Front elevation of the church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The Orthodox Cathedral church was designed by Slavko Brezovski and was consecrated in 1990, after 18 years' construction. This rotunda church, composed only of domes and arches on a 36 metres (118 ft) square plan, is one of the most interesting architectural examples in recent Macedonian history and is today the largest cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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English : Front elevation of the church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The Orthodox Cathedral church was designed by Slavko Brezovski and was consecrated in 1990, after 18 years' construction. This rotunda church, composed only of domes and arches on a 36 metres (118 ft) square plan, is one of the most interesting architectural examples in recent Macedonian history and is today the largest cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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