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Balzhinima Tsyrempilov shooting from the Buryat bow. Photographed in Aginskoe settlement, Transbaikalia, Russia.

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English : Balzhinima Tsyrempilov shooting from the Buryat bow. Photographed in Aginskoe settlement, Transbaikalia, Russia.

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Sunset over the ancient town of Kourion near Limassol, Cyprus.

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English : Sunset over the ancient town of Kourion near Limassol, Cyprus.

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The main office complex of the ADAC (General German Automobile Club) in Munich was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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English : The main office complex of the ADAC (General German Automobile Club) in Munich was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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LVM insurance, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : LVM insurance, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Interior view of one of the domes of the Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site started its construction in 1611, during the Safavid dynasty per order of Abbas I of Persia. It's considered one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era.

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English : Interior view of one of the domes of the Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site started its construction in 1611, during the Safavid dynasty per order of Abbas I of Persia. It's considered one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era.

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Hoverflies (Simosyrphus grandicornis) mating in midair. Taken in October 2006 at Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia.

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English : Hoverflies (Simosyrphus grandicornis) mating in midair. Taken in October 2006 at Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia.

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Rocks at Vlychada Beach in Exomytis, Santorini, Greece

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English : Rocks at Vlychada Beach in Exomytis, Santorini, Greece

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Ploskaya Tower of the Kremlin in Pskov, Russia.

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English : Ploskaya Tower of the Kremlin in Pskov, Russia.

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Panoramic view from the Hagener Hütte at the mountain pass Niederer Tauern near Mallnitz (Carinthia) towards Naßfeld Valley, High Tauern National Park, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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English : Panoramic view from the Hagener Hütte at the mountain pass Niederer Tauern near Mallnitz (Carinthia) towards Naßfeld Valley, High Tauern National Park, federal state of Salzburg, Austria

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The western facade of Schloss Falkenlust. The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.

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English : The western facade of Schloss Falkenlust. The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.

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Droste effect with red lighting as part of the Interference visual effects event in the Tunis Medina, Tunisia.

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English : Droste effect with red lighting as part of the Interference visual effects event in the Tunis Medina, Tunisia.

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Lake Stappitz in the Seebach Valley near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia, Austria

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English : Lake Stappitz in the Seebach Valley near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia, Austria

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Renovation in the attic of the Heiligengrabe monastery, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Renovation in the attic of the Heiligengrabe monastery, Brandenburg, Germany

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The western facade of Schloss Augustusburg. The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. The buildings are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark.

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English : The western facade of Schloss Augustusburg. The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. The buildings are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark.

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Frescos in the ceiling of the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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English : Frescos in the ceiling of the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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Lake Tekapo in Canterbury Region, New Zealand.

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English : Lake Tekapo in Canterbury Region, New Zealand.

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Male black darter dragonfly (Sympetrum danae). 20 November is Zumbi dos Palmares, Black Awareness Day (Black Consciousness Day), a public holiday in Brazil.

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English : Male black darter dragonfly (Sympetrum danae). 20 November is Zumbi dos Palmares, Black Awareness Day (Black Consciousness Day), a public holiday in Brazil.

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The abandoned farmhouse at the Kelvin A. Lewis Farmstead in Creeds, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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English : The abandoned farmhouse at the Kelvin A. Lewis Farmstead in Creeds, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Umeda Sky Building, designed by Hiroshi Hara and completed in 1993, is the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers (173m) that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center.

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English : Umeda Sky Building, designed by Hiroshi Hara and completed in 1993, is the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers (173m) that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center.

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Trinity Church in Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

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English : Trinity Church in Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

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Signed promotional photograph of Farida Arriany, c. 1960.

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English : Signed promotional photograph of Farida Arriany, c. 1960.

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View of one of the Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleums at dusk in Şamaxı, Azerbaijan. The cemetery dates from 1810 and was built for a family of Mustafa khan – the last khan of Shamakhi.

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English : View of one of the Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleums at dusk in Şamaxı, Azerbaijan. The cemetery dates from 1810 and was built for a family of Mustafa khan – the last khan of Shamakhi.

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Aerial view of Bruno Taut's «Horseshoe» in Berlin

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English : Aerial view of Bruno Taut's «Horseshoe» in Berlin

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