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Gaurotes virginea is a European species of the Lepturinae subfamily in the long-horned beetle family.

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English : Gaurotes virginea is a European species of the Lepturinae subfamily in the long-horned beetle family.

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Steam tram Feuriger Elias in Darmstadt, Germany.

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English : Steam tram Feuriger Elias in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Molecular diffusion. Movement of coloured water into gelatin.

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English : Molecular diffusion. Movement of coloured water into gelatin.

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Whale Shark at Isla Blanca, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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English : Whale Shark at Isla Blanca, Quintana Roo, Mexico

5

How to create a tin figure - Klaus Gerteis, Roscheider Hof, Germany.

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English : How to create a tin figure - Klaus Gerteis, Roscheider Hof, Germany.

6

"Wandering", track 10 on Hungry Lucy's 2010 release Pulse of the Earth

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English : "Wandering", track 10 on Hungry Lucy's 2010 release Pulse of the Earth

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Mouse embryo Theiler stage 21. Stained with iodine (IKI); image transparency is set to show a fair amount of internal structure.

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English : Mouse embryo Theiler stage 21. Stained with iodine (IKI); image transparency is set to show a fair amount of internal structure.

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Animation of a Horse-chestnut tree's 365 day growth throughout 1979 in Lund, Sweden.

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English : Animation of a Horse-chestnut tree's 365 day growth throughout 1979 in Lund, Sweden.

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Zoom into the Carina Nebula, where thousands of stars are born from primeval gas and dust. The zoom sequence centers on a giant tower of cool hydrogen. Stars are forming inside this incubator and fire off jets of material.

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English : Zoom into the Carina Nebula, where thousands of stars are born from primeval gas and dust. The zoom sequence centers on a giant tower of cool hydrogen. Stars are forming inside this incubator and fire off jets of material.

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Firing of Falco, a light field cannon of the early 17th century, as part of Geneva Escalade of 2009 - commemoration of the surprise attack of Geneva by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, during the night of 11–12 December 1602.

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English : Firing of Falco, a light field cannon of the early 17th century, as part of Geneva Escalade of 2009 - commemoration of the surprise attack of Geneva by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, during the night of 11–12 December 1602.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:43 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 8. This is first demonstration flight for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which will provide cargo flights to the International Space Station.

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English : SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:43 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 8. This is first demonstration flight for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which will provide cargo flights to the International Space Station.

13

A 'Chicken Bus' makes a pitstop delivery near Santa Katarina, Guatemala

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English : A 'Chicken Bus' makes a pitstop delivery near Santa Katarina, Guatemala

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A video of rear wheel drive studded stock cars Ice racing at Fire on Ice on Shawano Lake, Wisconsin just off-shore of Cecil, Wisconsin, USA.

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English : A video of rear wheel drive studded stock cars Ice racing at Fire on Ice on Shawano Lake, Wisconsin just off-shore of Cecil, Wisconsin, USA.

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An infant male, age six-and-a-half months, babbling in his crib, making buh and muh sounds.

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English : An infant male, age six-and-a-half months, babbling in his crib, making buh and muh sounds.

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Animation of Blue Marble Next Generation monthly global images from the NASA Earth Observatory

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English : Animation of Blue Marble Next Generation monthly global images from the NASA Earth Observatory

17

"A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria", a 12th century Occitan language song by Comtessa de Dia. It is the only surviving music by a woman troubadour.

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English : "A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria", a 12th century Occitan language song by Comtessa de Dia. It is the only surviving music by a woman troubadour.

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Cooling tower of the Lippendorf Power Station in Saxony

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English : Cooling tower of the Lippendorf Power Station in Saxony

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Thomas Edison's Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, 1910

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English : Thomas Edison's Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, 1910

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Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, visits flowers of the European Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).

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English : Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, visits flowers of the European Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).

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Csárdás, composed around 1904 by Vittorio Monti based on csárdás, a Hungarian folk dance, performed by the United States Air Force Band.

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English : Csárdás, composed around 1904 by Vittorio Monti based on csárdás, a Hungarian folk dance, performed by the United States Air Force Band.

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Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented. Portrayal of the Christian Christmas story in paintings and wood carvings from several Dutch museums.

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English : Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented. Portrayal of the Christian Christmas story in paintings and wood carvings from several Dutch museums.

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Last shift before christmas - Visitor mine fell

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English : Last shift before christmas - Visitor mine fell

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The Apollo 8 Genesis reading on December 24, 1968, when the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. It was the most watched television broadcast at the time.

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English : The Apollo 8 Genesis reading on December 24, 1968, when the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. It was the most watched television broadcast at the time.

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The Catalan Christmas carol "El Noi de la Mare" ("The Mother's child"), performed as a classical guitar instrumental.

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English : The Catalan Christmas carol "El Noi de la Mare" ("The Mother's child"), performed as a classical guitar instrumental.

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Filming of the 2009 Doctor Who Christmas special.

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English : Filming of the 2009 Doctor Who Christmas special.

27

Workings of a door in the Salbert fortifications, Belfort, France - an old NATO base.

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English : Workings of a door in the Salbert fortifications, Belfort, France - an old NATO base.

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Kyoko Yonemoto from Japan playing Niccolò Paganini's Caprice No. 24 in A minor at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2009, held in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand

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English : Kyoko Yonemoto from Japan playing Niccolò Paganini's Caprice No. 24 in A minor at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2009, held in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand

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English : Vue Lumière No 765 - Loie Fuller's Serpentine Dance, 1896.

30

Antlion larva tries catching prey by showering of loose sand and eats a small spider.

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English : Antlion larva tries catching prey by showering of loose sand and eats a small spider.

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"Auld Lang Syne", traditionally sung to celebrate the start of New Year, in a 1910 performance by Frank C. Stanley

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English : "Auld Lang Syne", traditionally sung to celebrate the start of New Year, in a 1910 performance by Frank C. Stanley


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