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27 September 2022
Adenium Seed Pappus Black Uthandi Aug21 D72 20862.jpg
Adenium obesum (common name: desert rose) seed with double pappus. The seed is 1 cm (0.39 in) long, the overall length is 8 cm (3.1 in). The seeds form in large pods or fruit on the plant. When mature, the pod splits open and the seeds are propagated by wind. This specimen was grown in Chennai, India.
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Panoramic view of Deadvlei with dead camel thorns (Vachellia erioloba), Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.

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English : Panoramic view of Deadvlei with dead camel thorns (Vachellia erioloba), Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.

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

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

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Snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer), Mount Totumas cloud forest, Panama. Today is National Hummingbird Day.

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English : Snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward niveoventer), Mount Totumas cloud forest, Panama. Today is National Hummingbird Day.

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Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i at Classic-Gala Schwetzingen 2021

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English : Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i at Classic-Gala Schwetzingen 2021

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Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wrocław, Poland, built in 1907.

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English : Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wrocław, Poland, built in 1907.

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Shtandart (frigate, 1999) moored in the town of Sète, during the event "Escale à Sète 2016".

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English : Shtandart (frigate, 1999) moored in the town of Sète, during the event "Escale à Sète 2016".

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A male northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA. In the United States, it is the official "state bird" of seven states.

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English : A male northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA. In the United States, it is the official "state bird" of seven states.

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Painting of King Yeongjo (1694~1776). Copied version of original portrait drawn in 1744, copied in 1900 by Chae Yong-Shin (1850~1941) and Cho Seok-jin (1853~1920).

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English : Painting of King Yeongjo (1694~1776). Copied version of original portrait drawn in 1744, copied in 1900 by Chae Yong-Shin (1850~1941) and Cho Seok-jin (1853~1920).

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Flowering heather with Pinus sylvestris.

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English : Flowering heather with Pinus sylvestris.

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Portrait of NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (spacesuit).

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English : Portrait of NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (spacesuit).

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Headlands of Point Reyes, California, near Chimney Rock. Today marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Point Reyes National Seashore.

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English : Headlands of Point Reyes, California, near Chimney Rock. Today marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Point Reyes National Seashore.

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A shot taken from a plane over Iceland's south-western part of the mountain range caused by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Reykjanes Ridge).

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English : A shot taken from a plane over Iceland's south-western part of the mountain range caused by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Reykjanes Ridge).

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Aerial panoramic view of the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River, border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water in the world based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft). This picture is the result of stitching 5 frames taken from a helicopter.

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English : Aerial panoramic view of the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River, border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water in the world based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft). This picture is the result of stitching 5 frames taken from a helicopter.

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African Lily (Agapanthus) in Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : African Lily (Agapanthus) in Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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1912 cartoon from Puck magazine on the sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic was ordered by the White Star Line company on this day in 1908.

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English : 1912 cartoon from Puck magazine on the sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic was ordered by the White Star Line company on this day in 1908.

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A McDonald's Big Mac hamburger, as bought in the United States.

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English : A McDonald's Big Mac hamburger, as bought in the United States.

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Photo from making of a film Melchior the Apothecary. Märten Metsaviir as the titular character Melchior Wakenstede.

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English : Photo from making of a film Melchior the Apothecary. Märten Metsaviir as the titular character Melchior Wakenstede.

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Baroque altar of the Holy Cross Church in Suhl (Thuringia, Germany)

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English : Baroque altar of the Holy Cross Church in Suhl (Thuringia, Germany)

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Hortus Haren. ‘In The Wind’. Artwork by Jeroen Boersma.

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English : Hortus Haren. ‘In The Wind’. Artwork by Jeroen Boersma.

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Nettle tree butterfly (Libythea celtis) on mint in Bulgaria. Today is Independence Day in Bulgaria.

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English : Nettle tree butterfly (Libythea celtis) on mint in Bulgaria. Today is Independence Day in Bulgaria.

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Mount Ararat and the Yerevan skyline. The Opera house is visible in the center.

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English : Mount Ararat and the Yerevan skyline. The Opera house is visible in the center.

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May/June/July 1924 cover of the Weird Tales pulp magazine.

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English : May/June/July 1924 cover of the Weird Tales pulp magazine.

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A cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched in a tree in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. The genus name, Bombycilla, means "silk-tail", a reference to their silky plumage.

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English : A cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched in a tree in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. The genus name, Bombycilla, means "silk-tail", a reference to their silky plumage.

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Nelly Diener, the first air stewardess in Europe, standing in front of the Curtiss AT-32C Condor, in which she would lose her life on 27 July 1934.

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English : Nelly Diener, the first air stewardess in Europe, standing in front of the Curtiss AT-32C Condor, in which she would lose her life on 27 July 1934.

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Adenium obesum (common name: desert rose) seed with double pappus. The seed is 1 cm (0.39 in) long, the overall length is 8 cm (3.1 in). The seeds form in large pods or fruit on the plant. When mature, the pod splits open and the seeds are propagated by wind. This specimen was grown in Chennai, India.

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English : Adenium obesum (common name: desert rose) seed with double pappus. The seed is 1 cm (0.39 in) long, the overall length is 8 cm (3.1 in). The seeds form in large pods or fruit on the plant. When mature, the pod splits open and the seeds are propagated by wind. This specimen was grown in Chennai, India.

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A rainbow over Balmoral castle in Scotland. Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone for the construction of the present-day castle on this day in 1853.

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English : A rainbow over Balmoral castle in Scotland. Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone for the construction of the present-day castle on this day in 1853.

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A novice of Buddhist Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế, Vietnam.

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English : A novice of Buddhist Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế, Vietnam.

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