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2020 6 07 00:04 UTC
Picture of the day
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) looking for food in waves, Windermere, England.jpg
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) looking for food in the waves on Lake Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere, England
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North corridor of the Strasbourg train station (Bas-Rhin, France).

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English : North corridor of the Strasbourg train station (Bas-Rhin, France).

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Cusheon Lake is the third largest lake of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. This picture was taken from a pier on a public beach by Cusheon Lake Road in the early morning, about 2 hours after the sunrise

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English : Cusheon Lake is the third largest lake of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. This picture was taken from a pier on a public beach by Cusheon Lake Road in the early morning, about 2 hours after the sunrise

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Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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English : Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) mating in Whitecross Green Wood, Oxfordshire. The composite shows how the female swings her abdomen to initiate pairing.

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English : Common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) mating in Whitecross Green Wood, Oxfordshire. The composite shows how the female swings her abdomen to initiate pairing.

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Ten Million Mark "Notgeld" banknote from Trier, Germany (1923), designed by Fritz Quant, view of Trier after a copperplate print by Matthäus Merian (1646).

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English : Ten Million Mark "Notgeld" banknote from Trier, Germany (1923), designed by Fritz Quant, view of Trier after a copperplate print by Matthäus Merian (1646).

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) looking for food in the waves on Lake Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere, England

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English : Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) looking for food in the waves on Lake Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere, England

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Dune ripples near Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

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English : Dune ripples near Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

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Lichtenberg Castle near Oberstenfeld (Ludwigsburg district, Germany) is one of the best preserved castles from the Staufer period. View from the vineyards from south-west.

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English : Lichtenberg Castle near Oberstenfeld (Ludwigsburg district, Germany) is one of the best preserved castles from the Staufer period. View from the vineyards from south-west.

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Landscape of Denali National Park‎ from Eielson Visitor Center, Alaska, United States.

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English : Landscape of Denali National Park‎ from Eielson Visitor Center, Alaska, United States.

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Sun getting through fog in the New Zealand bush, Bryant Range. The picture was taken on the trail between Rocks Hut and Middle Creek Hut. This section is part of Te Araroa Trail

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English : Sun getting through fog in the New Zealand bush, Bryant Range. The picture was taken on the trail between Rocks Hut and Middle Creek Hut. This section is part of Te Araroa Trail

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A composite imaginary view of Japan: silk textile from the Meiji era, now in the Khalili Collection of Japanese Art

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English : A composite imaginary view of Japan: silk textile from the Meiji era, now in the Khalili Collection of Japanese Art

12

Musk-mallow (Malva moschata) with raindrops, Mitterbach am Erlaufsee, Lower Austria

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English : Musk-mallow (Malva moschata) with raindrops, Mitterbach am Erlaufsee, Lower Austria

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Large White (Pieris brassicae) butterfly on a Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea) flowerhead, Mitterbach am Erlaufsee, Lower Austria

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English : Large White (Pieris brassicae) butterfly on a Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea) flowerhead, Mitterbach am Erlaufsee, Lower Austria

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The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

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English : The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

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Turks Window at the parish church Perchtoldsdorf (Lower Austria), illustrating the devastation of the town during the Battle of Vienna on 16 July 1683

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English : Turks Window at the parish church Perchtoldsdorf (Lower Austria), illustrating the devastation of the town during the Battle of Vienna on 16 July 1683

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A compound seed capsule of an American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), grown in a Dutch garden.

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English : A compound seed capsule of an American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), grown in a Dutch garden.

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English : Koshary, a popular Egyptian dish.

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Portal with early 20th-century maiolica at the Resurrection Church in Vichuga, Ivanovo Oblast, Russia

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English : Portal with early 20th-century maiolica at the Resurrection Church in Vichuga, Ivanovo Oblast, Russia

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Three Parisian women watching the solar eclipse of 8 April 1921 on the Cour du Havre, next to the Gare Saint-Lazare.

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English : Three Parisian women watching the solar eclipse of 8 April 1921 on the Cour du Havre, next to the Gare Saint-Lazare.

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Panoramic view of the Copper River, Glennallen, Alaska, United States.

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English : Panoramic view of the Copper River, Glennallen, Alaska, United States.

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Stratocumulus clouds above the northwestern Pacific Ocean, about 460 miles east of northern Honshu, Japan.

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English : Stratocumulus clouds above the northwestern Pacific Ocean, about 460 miles east of northern Honshu, Japan.

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Two-time Olympic champion from Russia Yevgeniya Kanayeva performs at 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix in Austria.

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English : Two-time Olympic champion from Russia Yevgeniya Kanayeva performs at 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix in Austria.

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Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

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English : Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

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Sunset skyline in Umm al-Fahm, Israel. Mosque of Omar (Umm Al-Fahm) can be seen on the right, and Mosque of Abdullah ibn Masud next to it.

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English : Sunset skyline in Umm al-Fahm, Israel. Mosque of Omar (Umm Al-Fahm) can be seen on the right, and Mosque of Abdullah ibn Masud next to it.

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Monastery of La Monjía, a fortified monastery located in Fuentetoba, municipality of Golmayo, near the Pico Frentes mountain, Province of Soria, Spain. The Romanesque church was erected by Benedictines in the 11th century but the fortification was added in the 16th century by the Counts of Castejón.

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English : Monastery of La Monjía, a fortified monastery located in Fuentetoba, municipality of Golmayo, near the Pico Frentes mountain, Province of Soria, Spain. The Romanesque church was erected by Benedictines in the 11th century but the fortification was added in the 16th century by the Counts of Castejón.

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Interior of the parish church (Christ the King Church) in Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria

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English : Interior of the parish church (Christ the King Church) in Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria

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A Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) at the Etschlsattel (2,546 metres (8,353 ft)) near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia, Austria

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English : A Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) at the Etschlsattel (2,546 metres (8,353 ft)) near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia, Austria

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A newborn baby girl yawning.

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English : A newborn baby girl yawning.

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