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2016 3 12 05:11 UTC
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Köln Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Cologne, Germany. The station is an important local, national and international hub, with many ICE, Thalys and Intercity trains calling there, as well as regional and local trains. It has frequent connections to Frankfurt by way of the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which starts in southern Cologne. On an average day, about 280,000 travellers frequent the station, making it the fifth busiest station in Germany.  
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Tallinn bay during December storm from region Merivälja, Estonia.

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English : Tallinn bay during December storm from region Merivälja, Estonia.

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Köln Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Cologne, Germany. The station is an important local, national and international hub, with many ICE, Thalys and Intercity trains calling there, as well as regional and local trains. It has frequent connections to Frankfurt by way of the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which starts in southern Cologne. On an average day, about 280,000 travellers frequent the station, making it the fifth busiest station in Germany.

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English : Köln Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Cologne, Germany. The station is an important local, national and international hub, with many ICE, Thalys and Intercity trains calling there, as well as regional and local trains. It has frequent connections to Frankfurt by way of the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which starts in southern Cologne. On an average day, about 280,000 travellers frequent the station, making it the fifth busiest station in Germany.

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Vault with hanging keystones in St. Barbara's Chapel of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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English : Vault with hanging keystones in St. Barbara's Chapel of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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Neo-byzantine dome in Christian IX's Chapel in Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark. Built by architect Andreas Clemmensen, born on August 7, 1852, died December 5, 1928.

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English : Neo-byzantine dome in Christian IX's Chapel in Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark. Built by architect Andreas Clemmensen, born on August 7, 1852, died December 5, 1928.

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View of "the Amfitheater", a rock formation in Valle de la Luna (Spanish for "Moon Valley") during the golden hour, Atacama Desert, Chile. Valle de la Luna is a part of the Reserva Nacional los Flamencos and was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1982 for its great natural beauty and strange lunar landscape, from which its name is derived.

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English : View of "the Amfitheater", a rock formation in Valle de la Luna (Spanish for "Moon Valley") during the golden hour, Atacama Desert, Chile. Valle de la Luna is a part of the Reserva Nacional los Flamencos and was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1982 for its great natural beauty and strange lunar landscape, from which its name is derived.

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The beach of Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar, basalt sea stacks, as seen from Dyrhólaey, Iceland.

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English : The beach of Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar, basalt sea stacks, as seen from Dyrhólaey, Iceland.

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Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing and building Monticello at age 26 after inheriting land from his father. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres (20 km2), with Jefferson using slaves for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets.

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English : Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing and building Monticello at age 26 after inheriting land from his father. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres (20 km2), with Jefferson using slaves for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets.

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Scene of a car accident by the road near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. The wreck of the car has been left there and a memorial has been built right next to it.

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English : Scene of a car accident by the road near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. The wreck of the car has been left there and a memorial has been built right next to it.

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A Tree trunk spider (Hersilia sp.) capturing a cicada.

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English : A Tree trunk spider (Hersilia sp.) capturing a cicada.

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River Skeiðará and Skeiðarársandur as seen from the Skaftafellsheiði plateau, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.

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English : River Skeiðará and Skeiðarársandur as seen from the Skaftafellsheiði plateau, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.

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Interior view of Chuquicamata, a state-owned copper mine located 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level just outside Calama, north of Chile. It is by excavated volume the largest open pit copper mine in the world. The huge hole was started in 1882 as a mine to extract gold and copper. It is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long, 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) wide and with a depth of 850 metres (2,790 ft) it is the second deepest open-pit mine in the world (after Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, USA).

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English : Interior view of Chuquicamata, a state-owned copper mine located 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level just outside Calama, north of Chile. It is by excavated volume the largest open pit copper mine in the world. The huge hole was started in 1882 as a mine to extract gold and copper. It is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long, 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) wide and with a depth of 850 metres (2,790 ft) it is the second deepest open-pit mine in the world (after Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, USA).

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The Palace of Justice in Munich was constructed in 1890-1897 by the architect Friedrich von Thiersch in neo-baroque style at the west side of Stachus. The building of the Gründerzeit is dominated by a glass dome (67 meters). It houses the Bavarian Department of Justice and the District Court I of Munich.

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English : The Palace of Justice in Munich was constructed in 1890-1897 by the architect Friedrich von Thiersch in neo-baroque style at the west side of Stachus. The building of the Gründerzeit is dominated by a glass dome (67 meters). It houses the Bavarian Department of Justice and the District Court I of Munich.

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Near-elegant Frog Shell Bufonaria perelegans. Shell length 83 mm.

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English : Near-elegant Frog Shell Bufonaria perelegans. Shell length 83 mm.

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Warwick Castle from the bridge over the River Avon in Warwickshire, England.

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English : Warwick Castle from the bridge over the River Avon in Warwickshire, England.

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Dülferstraße is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U2.

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English : Dülferstraße is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U2.

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Laguna Honda (in English "Deep Lagoon") is a salt lake located at 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) over the sea level in the bolivian Potosí Department, close to the border with Chile.

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English : Laguna Honda (in English "Deep Lagoon") is a salt lake located at 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) over the sea level in the bolivian Potosí Department, close to the border with Chile.

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Schloss Nymphenburg, "Castle of the Nymph (or Nymphs)", is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, southern Germany. The palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.

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English : Schloss Nymphenburg, "Castle of the Nymph (or Nymphs)", is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, southern Germany. The palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.

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Seebach Valley and Ankogel (3,252 metres (10,669 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia

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English : Seebach Valley and Ankogel (3,252 metres (10,669 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park near Mallnitz, Carinthia

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The Reichstag building in Berlin at night with a Christmas tree in front of it. At the left of the Reichstag, the International Trade Centre (Friedrichstrasse) and the television tower (Alexanderplatz) can be seen. Above the TV tower there's the moon. The cupola of the Reichstag building was designed by Norman Foster.

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English : The Reichstag building in Berlin at night with a Christmas tree in front of it. At the left of the Reichstag, the International Trade Centre (Friedrichstrasse) and the television tower (Alexanderplatz) can be seen. Above the TV tower there's the moon. The cupola of the Reichstag building was designed by Norman Foster.

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Interior of a chapel at the Vordere Niedere alp in the mountains near Andelsbuch, Vorarlberg, Austria. The chapel was designed by architects Cukrowicz Nachbaur and built in 2008.

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English : Interior of a chapel at the Vordere Niedere alp in the mountains near Andelsbuch, Vorarlberg, Austria. The chapel was designed by architects Cukrowicz Nachbaur and built in 2008.

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Image of Grace Our Lady with six Fingers at the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. Anonymous master, 2nd half of 15th century.

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English : Image of Grace Our Lady with six Fingers at the parish- and pilgrimage church Maria Laach am Jauerling, Lower Austria. Anonymous master, 2nd half of 15th century.

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Winter landscape in Kuznetsk Alatau, South Siberia, Russia

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English : Winter landscape in Kuznetsk Alatau, South Siberia, Russia

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Romanesque Chapel of St. John in Pürgg, Styria. The frescos date from the 12th century, probably around 1160, the crucifix from the 11th century.

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English : Romanesque Chapel of St. John in Pürgg, Styria. The frescos date from the 12th century, probably around 1160, the crucifix from the 11th century.

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Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), the Pantanal, Brazil. On 28 December 1973, the Endangered Species Act became law in the USA. The Yacare Caiman was reclassified to threatened status on 5 April 2000.

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English : Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), the Pantanal, Brazil. On 28 December 1973, the Endangered Species Act became law in the USA. The Yacare Caiman was reclassified to threatened status on 5 April 2000.

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Lighthouse “Memmertfeuer” at the harbor, Juist, Lower Saxony, Germany

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English : Lighthouse “Memmertfeuer” at the harbor, Juist, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Ceiling frescos in Sonntagberg Basilica (Lower Austria) by Daniel Gran (1738–43)

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English : Ceiling frescos in Sonntagberg Basilica (Lower Austria) by Daniel Gran (1738–43)

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Besides New Year's Eve fireworks are often used to celebrate many important events.

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English : Besides New Year's Eve fireworks are often used to celebrate many important events.

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