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Picture of the day
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Field mint (Mentha arvensis) in Keila, Estonia.  
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935; photographed circa 1900), an American writer and sociologist perhaps best known for her feminist horror story, The Yellow Wallpaper.

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English : Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935; photographed circa 1900), an American writer and sociologist perhaps best known for her feminist horror story, The Yellow Wallpaper.

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The Frauenkirche is a church in the Bavarian city of Munich that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city. Although offically called "Münchner Dom" (Munich Cathedral), the church is always referred to as "Frauenkirche" by locals. The church towers are widely visible because of local height limits. The south tower which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will, on completion of its current renovation, offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps.

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English : The Frauenkirche is a church in the Bavarian city of Munich that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city. Although offically called "Münchner Dom" (Munich Cathedral), the church is always referred to as "Frauenkirche" by locals. The church towers are widely visible because of local height limits. The south tower which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will, on completion of its current renovation, offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps.

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Euthalia aconthea enjoying rotten fruits.

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English : Euthalia aconthea enjoying rotten fruits.

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Ceiling fresco in the nave of Maria Taferl Basilica (Lower Austria) by Antonio Beduzzi († March 4th, 1735): Glorification of St. Joseph

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English : Ceiling fresco in the nave of Maria Taferl Basilica (Lower Austria) by Antonio Beduzzi († March 4th, 1735): Glorification of St. Joseph

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View of a path and the Miscanti Lake, altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The brackish water lake, located in Los Flamencos National Reserve, is separated from Miñiques Lake by a lava flow from an eruption of Miñiques volcano.

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English : View of a path and the Miscanti Lake, altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The brackish water lake, located in Los Flamencos National Reserve, is separated from Miñiques Lake by a lava flow from an eruption of Miñiques volcano.

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Schonach, Black Forest: sunrise and morning haze

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English : Schonach, Black Forest: sunrise and morning haze

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Ölberg chapel, Ehrenstetten, located at the bottom of the Black Forest.

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English : Ölberg chapel, Ehrenstetten, located at the bottom of the Black Forest.

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Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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English : Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It opened to the public on 9 March 2000.

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English : The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It opened to the public on 9 March 2000.

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Vasknarva orthodox church in Estonia. Dedicated to prophet Elijah.

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English : Vasknarva orthodox church in Estonia. Dedicated to prophet Elijah.

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Panoramic view of the Amphitheatre of El Jem, an archeological site in the city of El Djem, Tunisia. The amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, was built around 238 AD, when the modern Tunisia belonged to the Roman province of Africa. It is the third biggest amphiteatre and one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world with capacity for 35,000 spectators within 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft) long axes and a unique in Africa.

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English : Panoramic view of the Amphitheatre of El Jem, an archeological site in the city of El Djem, Tunisia. The amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, was built around 238 AD, when the modern Tunisia belonged to the Roman province of Africa. It is the third biggest amphiteatre and one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world with capacity for 35,000 spectators within 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft) long axes and a unique in Africa.

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Cyclosia papilionaris, Drury's Jewel, is a moth in the Zygaenidae family. There are many subspecies and this is Cyclosia papilionaris australinda found in South India.

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English : Cyclosia papilionaris, Drury's Jewel, is a moth in the Zygaenidae family. There are many subspecies and this is Cyclosia papilionaris australinda found in South India.

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Tramway bridge at Weil am Rhein, Germany.

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English : Tramway bridge at Weil am Rhein, Germany.

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Building on the Hochofenstraße in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Building on the Hochofenstraße in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Common toad or european toad (Bufo bufo) in the roots of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). Ukraine.

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English : Common toad or european toad (Bufo bufo) in the roots of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). Ukraine.

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Night view of the religious complex of San Francisco, Historic Centre of Arequipa, Peru. The complex, founded in 1552 and of mixed style, consists of a Franciscan church, a convent and a minor temple known as the Third Order. Its simple but robust construction made possible that it conserves very good for over 400 years in spite of the frequent earthquakes.

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English : Night view of the religious complex of San Francisco, Historic Centre of Arequipa, Peru. The complex, founded in 1552 and of mixed style, consists of a Franciscan church, a convent and a minor temple known as the Third Order. Its simple but robust construction made possible that it conserves very good for over 400 years in spite of the frequent earthquakes.

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Georg-Brauchle-Ring is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1. It is located below the Georg-Brauchle-Ring, part of Munich's "Mittlerer Ring" ring road system. It opened on 18 October 2003. Artist Franz Ackermann produced two coloured walls for the station entitled "The Great Journey" and consisting of 400 panels. Each wall weighs 30 tons.

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English : Georg-Brauchle-Ring is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1. It is located below the Georg-Brauchle-Ring, part of Munich's "Mittlerer Ring" ring road system. It opened on 18 October 2003. Artist Franz Ackermann produced two coloured walls for the station entitled "The Great Journey" and consisting of 400 panels. Each wall weighs 30 tons.

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A Bengal kitten at 2010 Moscow cat show

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English : A Bengal kitten at 2010 Moscow cat show

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Amer Fort in Jaipur, capital of state Rajasthan, India.

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English : Amer Fort in Jaipur, capital of state Rajasthan, India.

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Trade lodge of the VOC in Hooghly, Bengal, painted by Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, published in 1665

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English : Trade lodge of the VOC in Hooghly, Bengal, painted by Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, published in 1665

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Via triumphalis of St. Benedict († March 21st 547). Ceiling fresco in Melk Abbey church by Johann Michael Rottmayr (1722)

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English : Via triumphalis of St. Benedict († March 21st 547). Ceiling fresco in Melk Abbey church by Johann Michael Rottmayr (1722)

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World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue.

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English : World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue.

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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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Messe Berlin fairgrounds, main entrance.

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English : Messe Berlin fairgrounds, main entrance.

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Seto woman from Estonia in a national costume. Radaja, Setomaa.

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English : Seto woman from Estonia in a national costume. Radaja, Setomaa.

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A very peaceful impression of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a well-preserved fortress on a hill on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. It was designed by British military engineers, and was built and maintained by African slaves. It is one of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas.

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English : A very peaceful impression of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a well-preserved fortress on a hill on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. It was designed by British military engineers, and was built and maintained by African slaves. It is one of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas.

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Building of the Soumaya Museum located in Plaza Carso, Nuevo Polanco area, Mexico City, Mexico. The building, work of architect Fernando Romero, was inaugurated on March 29th 2011 by the former president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. The museums belongs to the homonymous cultural institution, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the maintenance, exposition, research and difusion of the art collection of the Carlos Slim Foundation. The museum's name honours the memory of Soumaya Domit, wife of the museum's founder, Carlos Slim, who died in 1999.

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English : Building of the Soumaya Museum located in Plaza Carso, Nuevo Polanco area, Mexico City, Mexico. The building, work of architect Fernando Romero, was inaugurated on March 29th 2011 by the former president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. The museums belongs to the homonymous cultural institution, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the maintenance, exposition, research and difusion of the art collection of the Carlos Slim Foundation. The museum's name honours the memory of Soumaya Domit, wife of the museum's founder, Carlos Slim, who died in 1999.

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Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) was an American anarchist writer and feminist. She was a prolific writer and speaker, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion over sexuality and women's lives. Photograph taken in Philadephia, 1901.

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English : Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) was an American anarchist writer and feminist. She was a prolific writer and speaker, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion over sexuality and women's lives. Photograph taken in Philadephia, 1901.

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Main hall of Berlin Central Station with incoming S-Bahn train.

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English : Main hall of Berlin Central Station with incoming S-Bahn train.

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