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2018 17 05 14:14 UTC
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Heiligengrabe, Kloster Stift zum Heiligengrabe, Heiliggrabkapelle -- 2017 -- 7314-20 -- 2.jpg
Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (or Blood Chapel), Monastery Endowment of the Holy Grave, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany
 
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Aurora Australis glows along the horizon from New Harbour Beach in Tasmania, Southwest National Park.

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English : Aurora Australis glows along the horizon from New Harbour Beach in Tasmania, Southwest National Park.

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Blue hour view of front of the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age and opened in 1655. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. Currently it is one of the 3 palaces at the disposal of the monarch.

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English : Blue hour view of front of the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age and opened in 1655. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. Currently it is one of the 3 palaces at the disposal of the monarch.

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Pear, Pyrus communis, blossoms

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English : Pear, Pyrus communis, blossoms

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May 4 is a traditional Firefighters' Day in many European countries. On this photo, airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conduct training at the Silver Flag area of Kadena Air Base, Japan.

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English : May 4 is a traditional Firefighters' Day in many European countries. On this photo, airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conduct training at the Silver Flag area of Kadena Air Base, Japan.

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Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Detail of "Sphere" by Olafur Eliasson.

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English : Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Detail of "Sphere" by Olafur Eliasson.

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A civilian-owned BMP-1 at the Rally of Historical Military Vehicles in Darłowo; the vehicle's appearance might not be a faithful representation of the original

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English : A civilian-owned BMP-1 at the Rally of Historical Military Vehicles in Darłowo; the vehicle's appearance might not be a faithful representation of the original

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May is a peak month for the common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum). You will see lots of bright blue and black striped ones. This one, from Dry Sandford Pit in Oxfordshire is an immature male and the end of its abdomen is just starting to turn blue.

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English : May is a peak month for the common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum). You will see lots of bright blue and black striped ones. This one, from Dry Sandford Pit in Oxfordshire is an immature male and the end of its abdomen is just starting to turn blue.

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Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals (left) and the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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English : Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals (left) and the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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View of the State Historical Museum in front of the Red Square. Moscow, Russia.

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English : View of the State Historical Museum in front of the Red Square. Moscow, Russia.

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Colourful umbrellas hanging over Vestergade, Viborg, Denmark.

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English : Colourful umbrellas hanging over Vestergade, Viborg, Denmark.

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The 17th-century Brill windmill in Buckinghamshire, England

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English : The 17th-century Brill windmill in Buckinghamshire, England

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Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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English : Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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Crepuscular ray of light in the north dome room of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran. It was erected in 771 and its architecture was continuously changed until the 20th century.

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English : Crepuscular ray of light in the north dome room of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran. It was erected in 771 and its architecture was continuously changed until the 20th century.

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Hosta sieboldiana cultivar 'Yellow Splash Rim'.

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English : Hosta sieboldiana cultivar 'Yellow Splash Rim'.

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Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (or Blood Chapel), Monastery Endowment of the Holy Grave, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (or Blood Chapel), Monastery Endowment of the Holy Grave, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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Pantala flavescens, Globe skimmer, Globe wanderer or Wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

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English : Pantala flavescens, Globe skimmer, Globe wanderer or Wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

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The Fernsehturm (in english "Television Tower") is a television tower located in central Berlin, not far from Alexanderplatz, Germany. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic with the intention to became a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today. With its height of 368 metres (1,207 ft) (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest structure in the European Union just beaten by the Riga Radio and TV Tower, which is 50 centimetres (20 in) higher.

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English : The Fernsehturm (in english "Television Tower") is a television tower located in central Berlin, not far from Alexanderplatz, Germany. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic with the intention to became a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today. With its height of 368 metres (1,207 ft) (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest structure in the European Union just beaten by the Riga Radio and TV Tower, which is 50 centimetres (20 in) higher.

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The building is located in the Tiergarten park. It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle conference hall. It was designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins. The building is reflecting in the water basin in front of it.

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English : Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The building is located in the Tiergarten park. It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle conference hall. It was designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins. The building is reflecting in the water basin in front of it.

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Borgmühle (built 1406) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Borgmühle (built 1406) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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This is a good time of year to spot a juvenile European robin (Erithacus rubecula). You can just see the beginnings of the orange breast.

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English : This is a good time of year to spot a juvenile European robin (Erithacus rubecula). You can just see the beginnings of the orange breast.

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The Red Arrows roll upside down in tight formation during display training over their headquarters at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire

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English : The Red Arrows roll upside down in tight formation during display training over their headquarters at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire

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Exemplar of red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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English : Exemplar of red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Female leopard (Panthera pardus) descending from its favourite tree, where it spent the warmest hours of the day. Londolozi, Sabi Sand, South Africa

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English : Female leopard (Panthera pardus) descending from its favourite tree, where it spent the warmest hours of the day. Londolozi, Sabi Sand, South Africa

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View of bus station and metro bridge from Slussen towards Gamla stan (Old town) and Riddarholmen. In the background Kungsholmen and Stockholm City Hall

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English : View of bus station and metro bridge from Slussen towards Gamla stan (Old town) and Riddarholmen. In the background Kungsholmen and Stockholm City Hall

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Kitesurfer at sunset, Workum, May 2017.

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English : Kitesurfer at sunset, Workum, May 2017.

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A wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth

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English : A wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth

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View of some of the Cantalloc aqueducts located near the city of Nasca, Peru. There are more than 40 and they were built by the Nasca culture, a pre-Inca civilization of Nazca, about 1,500 years ago. The aqueducts ensured the supply of water to the city of Nazca and the surrounding fields, allowing the cultivation of cotton, beans or potatoes in an arid region.

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English : View of some of the Cantalloc aqueducts located near the city of Nasca, Peru. There are more than 40 and they were built by the Nasca culture, a pre-Inca civilization of Nazca, about 1,500 years ago. The aqueducts ensured the supply of water to the city of Nazca and the surrounding fields, allowing the cultivation of cotton, beans or potatoes in an arid region.

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Leptosia nina, Psyche, Wandering Snowflake, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae found in Asia.

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English : Leptosia nina, Psyche, Wandering Snowflake, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae found in Asia.

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