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2015 2 08 04:46 UTC
Picture of the day
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Front of a giant manta ray (Manta birostris) filter feeding. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  
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Rock formations and the Dedo de Deus (God's Finger) peak in the background, at the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

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English : Rock formations and the Dedo de Deus (God's Finger) peak in the background, at the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

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Front of a giant manta ray (Manta birostris) filter feeding. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.

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English : Front of a giant manta ray (Manta birostris) filter feeding. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.

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A view from a ridge between Segla and Hesten, Senja, Norway, 2014 August. The fjord to the right is Mefjorden.

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English : A view from a ridge between Segla and Hesten, Senja, Norway, 2014 August. The fjord to the right is Mefjorden.

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Young Indian girl from an Adivasi tribe (Bhil), Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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English : Young Indian girl from an Adivasi tribe (Bhil), Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Mice barn in Rödder (Kirchspiel), Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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English : Mice barn in Rödder (Kirchspiel), Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Two Julia Butterflies (Dryas iulia) drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador. The turtles placidly permit the butterflies to sip from their eyes as they bask on a log. This "tear-feeding" is a phenomenon known as lachryphagy.

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English : Two Julia Butterflies (Dryas iulia) drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador. The turtles placidly permit the butterflies to sip from their eyes as they bask on a log. This "tear-feeding" is a phenomenon known as lachryphagy.

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The Refugio militar Capitán Cobo are barracks used by the Special Operations Command of Spain. They are located at an altitude of 2550 m in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The road A-395 in front shows the last public section of the 38 km long access road from Granada leading to Pico del Veleta. This is also the highest paved road in Europe.

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English : The Refugio militar Capitán Cobo are barracks used by the Special Operations Command of Spain. They are located at an altitude of 2550 m in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The road A-395 in front shows the last public section of the 38 km long access road from Granada leading to Pico del Veleta. This is also the highest paved road in Europe.

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The small settlement Naajaat in Northwest Greenland, August 9, 2007. The Greenland ice sheet is seen to the upper left.

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English : The small settlement Naajaat in Northwest Greenland, August 9, 2007. The Greenland ice sheet is seen to the upper left.

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Tsarevets, a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo, in northern Bulgaria.

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English : Tsarevets, a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo, in northern Bulgaria.

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Sculptures of the kings of Judea at the west front of Notre-Dame, Paris, France.

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English : Sculptures of the kings of Judea at the west front of Notre-Dame, Paris, France.

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Flosagjá canyon, a continental rift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.

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English : Flosagjá canyon, a continental rift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.

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Panorama of the palm beach of Preveli with the mouth of Megalopotamos river, Crete

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English : Panorama of the palm beach of Preveli with the mouth of Megalopotamos river, Crete

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Panoramic view of the city of Macau, Portuguese colony until end of 1999, today part of China.

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English : Panoramic view of the city of Macau, Portuguese colony until end of 1999, today part of China.

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Musical theatre Buff in Saint Petersburg.

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English : Musical theatre Buff in Saint Petersburg.

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Interior of Brixen Cathedral, South Tyrol. The parish is gathered for Sunday worship.

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English : Interior of Brixen Cathedral, South Tyrol. The parish is gathered for Sunday worship.

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Pulteney Bridge, Bath, England.

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English : Pulteney Bridge, Bath, England.

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A performance of the Balinese dance kebyar duduk

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English : A performance of the Balinese dance kebyar duduk

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Elephant Rock in the cliffs of the island Heimaey, Westman Islands, Suðurland, Iceland.

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English : Elephant Rock in the cliffs of the island Heimaey, Westman Islands, Suðurland, Iceland.

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Picked edible fungi in basket. Cep (Boletus edulis, Boletus reticulatus), and Iodine bolete (Boletus impolitus). Trophies of a mushroom hunt. Ukraine.

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English : Picked edible fungi in basket. Cep (Boletus edulis, Boletus reticulatus), and Iodine bolete (Boletus impolitus). Trophies of a mushroom hunt. Ukraine.

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Sveti Stefan, a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro.

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English : Sveti Stefan, a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro.

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Blue hour shot of the Prince Philip Science Museum, part of the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain. The 40,000 m2 museum was opened on November 13th 2000 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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English : Blue hour shot of the Prince Philip Science Museum, part of the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain. The 40,000 m2 museum was opened on November 13th 2000 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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View of the City Hall (round building on the left), More London office complex and The Shard skyscraper, at the south bank of the Thames, Southwark district, Central London, England. The City Hall was opened in 2002 and comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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English : View of the City Hall (round building on the left), More London office complex and The Shard skyscraper, at the south bank of the Thames, Southwark district, Central London, England. The City Hall was opened in 2002 and comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Evening panorama of Alhambra from Mirador de San Nicolás, Granada, Spain.

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English : Evening panorama of Alhambra from Mirador de San Nicolás, Granada, Spain.

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White cat with Heterochromia.

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English : White cat with Heterochromia.

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Rainbow over Gullfoss ("Golden Falls" in Icelandic), a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river and one of the main attractions of the Golden Circle in southwest of Iceland. The fall step on the left is 11 m high and the one on the right 20 m high. The amount of water flowing is in summer, when the picture was taken, 140 m3/s.

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English : Rainbow over Gullfoss ("Golden Falls" in Icelandic), a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river and one of the main attractions of the Golden Circle in southwest of Iceland. The fall step on the left is 11 m high and the one on the right 20 m high. The amount of water flowing is in summer, when the picture was taken, 140 m3/s.

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Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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English : Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Origami crane (Orizuru).

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English : Origami crane (Orizuru).

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Seated Golden Buddha from Guhwang-dong, Gyeongju, Korea.

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English : Seated Golden Buddha from Guhwang-dong, Gyeongju, Korea.

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Mottled Bolete (Leccinum variicolor), Ånderdalen, Senja, Norway.

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English : Mottled Bolete (Leccinum variicolor), Ånderdalen, Senja, Norway.

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Willem Blaeu's 1635 map of the northeastern part of South America, Lake Parima (Parime Lacus), and the route to El Dorado.

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English : Willem Blaeu's 1635 map of the northeastern part of South America, Lake Parima (Parime Lacus), and the route to El Dorado.

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