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Swimming Malayan Tiger in Dortmund zoological garden.

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Satellite footage of Aurora Borealis from Canada to Central U.S.‎

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English : Satellite footage of Aurora Borealis from Canada to Central U.S.

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Haapsalu Railway Station covered platform in Estonia. Built in 1906–1907, length 216 m, it was that time the longest in Europe.

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English : Haapsalu Railway Station covered platform in Estonia. Built in 1906–1907, length 216 m, it was that time the longest in Europe.

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A male Lispe tentaculata eating a worm at a miry bank of a pool.‎

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English : A male Lispe tentaculata eating a worm at a miry bank of a pool.

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A U.S. Air Force firefighter sprays water at the fire of a simulated C-130 Hercules plane crash during operational readiness exercise Beverly.

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24 hour time-lapse of the upper chamber of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, Panama. Looking north to the Pedro Miguel Locks and Centennial Bridge.‎

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English : 24 hour time-lapse of the upper chamber of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, Panama. Looking north to the Pedro Miguel Locks and Centennial Bridge.

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Roman Catholic parish church Saint Ulrich in Obertilliach, East Tyrol (Osttirol).

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An asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand playing with a pebble.‎

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English : An asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand playing with a pebble.

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Madagascan sunset moth - Two views of same specimen.

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"Swimming in Turpentine", track 10 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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English : "Swimming in Turpentine", track 10 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Church of the Grand Peterhof Palace. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Carmencita: Spanish Dance, The film shows Carmencita in a solo dance performance. Filmed by William Heise and produced by William K.L. Dickson, 1894.‎

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English : Carmencita: Spanish Dance, The film shows Carmencita in a solo dance performance. Filmed by William Heise and produced by William K.L. Dickson, 1894.

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A lighthouse on the islet of Keri, Estonia.

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Video demonstration of spring rolls preparation‎

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English : Video demonstration of spring rolls preparation

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The silhouette of space shuttle Endeavour seen against Earth's colorful horizon during shuttle mission STS-130

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Video of the western facade of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto in Firenze.‎

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English : Video of the western facade of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto in Firenze.

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Blue-and-yellow Macaw in flight (Ara ararauna).

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Spinning hardboiled egg, standing on end. Spinning raw egg starts spinning again after being stopped.‎

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English : Spinning hardboiled egg, standing on end. Spinning raw egg starts spinning again after being stopped.

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Merging in the mist - Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal.

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A Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca) warming up on a branch on an early spring day. It is one of only two species of European dragonflies that overwinter as adult insects.‎

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English : A Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca) warming up on a branch on an early spring day. It is one of only two species of European dragonflies that overwinter as adult insects.

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Pilea involucrata, Botanic Garden of Munich, Germany.

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High tide on Saint Lawrence River runing upstream between Quebec City and Lévis.‎

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English : High tide on Saint Lawrence River runing upstream between Quebec City and Lévis.

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Šmarjetna gora, view towards Škofja Loka, Slovenia.

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Pickets "Women of Bolotnaya" (Moscow; 2013-03-08).‎

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English : Pickets "Women of Bolotnaya" (Moscow; 2013-03-08).

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A Clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata), Seattle Aquarium, USA

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Make a delicious fruit salad in less than two minutes!‎

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English : Make a delicious fruit salad in less than two minutes!

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Beppe Grillo at the banquet of Movimento 5 Stelle in Piazza Dante in Trento during the collection of signatures for the presentation of lists in the election of 2013.

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English : Beppe Grillo at the banquet of Movimento 5 Stelle in Piazza Dante in Trento during the collection of signatures for the presentation of lists in the election of 2013.

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The images within this video were collected from the Mitchell Park Conservatory of the Milwaukee County Park System‎

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English : The images within this video were collected from the Mitchell Park Conservatory of the Milwaukee County Park System

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Golden Gates of Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Wholesale fish market at Haikou New Port, Haikou, Hainan, China‎

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Snowplow working in the strong winds on the Saltfjell in Norway.

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Discharge of untreated waste water into the Guaíba River at Guaíba, Brazil.‎

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A wide view over Storfjorden (a part of Lyngen fjord) in a winter night with some Aurora borealis running across the sky.

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Beginning with a full-frame Moon in this video, the camera flies to the lunar south pole and shows areas of permanent shadow. Realistic shadows evolve through several months.‎

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English : Beginning with a full-frame Moon in this video, the camera flies to the lunar south pole and shows areas of permanent shadow. Realistic shadows evolve through several months.

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The Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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English : The Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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A female velvet ant (Nemka viduata viduata) looks for a nest of Bembix oculata to depose her eggs.‎

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English : A female velvet ant (Nemka viduata viduata) looks for a nest of Bembix oculata to depose her eggs.

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Heritage castle park in Pszczyna, Poland.

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"Uguisunotaki Falls" near Nara, Japan‎

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Movie of de-etiolation of a pea plant that was cultivated in the dark during 12 days, and then exposed to a circadian cycle (16 hours of day and 8 hours of dark) for 51 hours (1 picture each minute and speed video at 20 frames per second), the film begin with 2 hours of darkness (the plants aren't exposed to light before).‎

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English : Movie of de-etiolation of a pea plant that was cultivated in the dark during 12 days, and then exposed to a circadian cycle (16 hours of day and 8 hours of dark) for 51 hours (1 picture each minute and speed video at 20 frames per second), the film begin with 2 hours of darkness (the plants aren't exposed to light before).

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The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station.

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Diamond dust in Inari, Finland. rel. humidity: around 80 %, temperature: ca. -16° C‎

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English : Diamond dust in Inari, Finland. rel. humidity: around 80 %, temperature: ca. -16° C

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Area surrounding the stellar cluster NGC 2467, located in the southern constellation of Puppis ("The Stern").

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SP-51 Mustang - and - Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat fly-by at Paine Field USA 09-29-2012‎

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English : SP-51 Mustang - and - Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat fly-by at Paine Field USA 09-29-2012

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"Battle of Gettysburg", L. Prang & Co. print of the painting "Hancock at Gettysbug" by Thure de Thulstrup, showing Pickett's Charge. 1887. Restoration by Adam Cuerden.

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Atomic Weapons come to Korea, News in Brief item, Universal International Newsreel, 6 February 1958. The first deployment, from January 1958, of atomic weapons by the Unites States in South Korea, on behalf of the United Nations Command, utilizing Honest John missiles and the 280mm Atomic Cannon.‎

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English : Atomic Weapons come to Korea, News in Brief item, Universal International Newsreel, 6 February 1958. The first deployment, from January 1958, of atomic weapons by the Unites States in South Korea, on behalf of the United Nations Command, utilizing Honest John missiles and the 280mm Atomic Cannon.

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The angler (Lophius piscatorius), complete skeleton. Locality: North Atlantic Ocean.

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English : The angler (Lophius piscatorius), complete skeleton. Locality: North Atlantic Ocean.

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World Monuments Fund video on the conservation of Sumda Chun, a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, India‎

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English : World Monuments Fund video on the conservation of Sumda Chun, a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, India

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Tschanüff castle, in the background parts of the Piz Spadla mountain, in Switzerland.

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Live instrumental performance of "Beau Soir", written by Claude Debussy (died 25 March 1918)‎

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English : Live instrumental performance of "Beau Soir", written by Claude Debussy (died 25 March 1918)

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Yak (Bos grunniens) at Letdar on the Annapurna Circuit in the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.

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Dutch-language video report on banana harvest and packaging in Jarikaba, Suriname, dated April 1968‎

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English : Dutch-language video report on banana harvest and packaging in Jarikaba, Suriname, dated April 1968

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European hornet (Vespa crabro). Studio shot. Animal originating from a meadow at Weingarten near Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Time-lapse video of Fittonia recovering after watering, original duration 3.5 hours.‎

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Panorama of Phra Nang beach in Railay Bay, Krabi, Thailand.

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Animation of features of the Moon's terrain in natural color‎

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Today is Good Friday. Gustave Doré shows the Crucifixion of Jesus in his wood engraving from the year 1866.

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English : Today is Good Friday. Gustave Doré shows the Crucifixion of Jesus in his wood engraving from the year 1866.

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Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in a light breeze demonstrating the leaf flutter that gives the species its name.‎

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English : Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in a light breeze demonstrating the leaf flutter that gives the species its name.

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Piusa caves in South Estonia.

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Video of a magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor (black pellet) cooled by liquid nitrogen‎

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English : Video of a magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor (black pellet) cooled by liquid nitrogen

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Fort de Roppe : A painting made by soldiers between 1891 and 1945.

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Development of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis, with muscle cells highlighted in green.‎

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English : Development of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis, with muscle cells highlighted in green.
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