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Tower Bridge at night

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, III. Presto. (Performance: Fulda Symphonic Orchestra)‎

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English : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, III. Presto. (Performance: Fulda Symphonic Orchestra)

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Bog lake in Suru Bog, Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve, Estonia.

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John Deere 4020 tractor pulling a New Holland forage harvester and Gehl wagon while harvesting a hay field in rural Wisconsin, United States (June 2009)‎

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English : John Deere 4020 tractor pulling a New Holland forage harvester and Gehl wagon while harvesting a hay field in rural Wisconsin, United States (June 2009)

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Giant Sequoias photographed into the sky

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Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) "cleans" a rain gutter in Berlin next to the German Wikimedia headquarters.‎

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English : Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) "cleans" a rain gutter in Berlin next to the German Wikimedia headquarters.

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Scaly Wood Mushroom (Agaricus silvaticus)

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Females of Hylecoetus dermestoides lay eggs into boreholes of bark beetles on a fallen dead beech.‎

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English : Females of Hylecoetus dermestoides lay eggs into boreholes of bark beetles on a fallen dead beech.

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The river Alzette in Luxembourg Pfaffenthal, as seen from the bridge called Béinchen.

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Audio recording of Nuit Rhénane by Guillaume Apollinaire by Valéry Stasser for the Opération Thalie Envolée.‎

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English : Audio recording of Nuit Rhénane by Guillaume Apollinaire by Valéry Stasser for the Opération Thalie Envolée.

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Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

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Action of a drop of soap on a puddle of oil at the surface of water.‎

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English : Action of a drop of soap on a puddle of oil at the surface of water.

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Common spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) on Pakri Peninsula, Northwestern Estonia.

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Geek Picnic on 26 January 2014 in Moscow.‎

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English : Geek Picnic on 26 January 2014 in Moscow.

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The Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila) in front of The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע), on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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English : The Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila) in front of The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע), on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Footage of the Buchenwald concentration camp taken shortly after the liberation‎

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English : Footage of the Buchenwald concentration camp taken shortly after the liberation

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The Heart and Soul nebulae are seen in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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English : The Heart and Soul nebulae are seen in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Audio recording of Le Vin de l'Assassin by Charles Baudelaire by Arnaud Sottiaux for the Opération Thalie Envolée.‎

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English : Audio recording of Le Vin de l'Assassin by Charles Baudelaire by Arnaud Sottiaux for the Opération Thalie Envolée.

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An aerial shot of the Rodovia dos Imigrantes from the Rodovia Anchieta in Brazil.

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Music video for "Tak, Kurwa" from the Ukrainian satanic pop metal band Semargl.‎

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English : Music video for "Tak, Kurwa" from the Ukrainian satanic pop metal band Semargl.

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Manor Osthoff (Detail of South Front) in Dulmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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The Blue Angels, Marine Corps' C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, flies over the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.‎

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English : The Blue Angels, Marine Corps' C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, flies over the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

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View from Palace of Culture and Science towards Świętokrzyska Street in Warsaw, Poland

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Video of beluga whales‎

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The first Boeing 787 for Jetstar taxis to its hangar at Melbourne Airport on 9 October 2013 after a 13,000km delivery flight from Boeing's Everett Factory in Seattle.‎

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English : The first Boeing 787 for Jetstar taxis to its hangar at Melbourne Airport on 9 October 2013 after a 13,000km delivery flight from Boeing's Everett Factory in Seattle.

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Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) near Swakopmund, Namibia

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Tendu in first position, foot placement in front, side and back.‎

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English : Tendu in first position, foot placement in front, side and back.

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Jõesuu watchtower on the northern shore of Lake Võrtsjärv.

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Colonnade in front of Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany.

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Aria "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (David Liao, baritone, and Mira Guo, piano)‎

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English : Aria "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (David Liao, baritone, and Mira Guo, piano)

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View of the cathedral and city walls of the middle age town of Albarracín, Teruel, Aragon, Spain.

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Dusky leaf monkey, spectacled langur, or spectacled leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) - Kaeng Krachan National Park. The sound at background far away is from a singing Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar).‎

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English : Dusky leaf monkey, spectacled langur, or spectacled leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) - Kaeng Krachan National Park. The sound at background far away is from a singing Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar).

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Tuscan countryside in June after the wheat harvest, Tuscany, Central Italy.

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Audio recording of Les Chercheuses de Poux by Arthur Rimbaud by Laura Dussard for the Opération Thalie Envolée.‎

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English : Audio recording of Les Chercheuses de Poux by Arthur Rimbaud by Laura Dussard for the Opération Thalie Envolée.

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The south facade of the Luxembourg Palace, seat of the French Senate, located in Paris. The palace was built from 1615 to 1631 by architect Salomon de Brosse.

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English : The south facade of the Luxembourg Palace, seat of the French Senate, located in Paris. The palace was built from 1615 to 1631 by architect Salomon de Brosse.

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Conchita Wurst presenting herself and the name of the song she is performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The clip is in English.
(German version here)‎

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English : Conchita Wurst presenting herself and the name of the song she is performing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The clip is in English.
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"Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines": oil on canvas, Rome 1807. Author: Hendrik Voogd (Amsterdam 1768 - Rome 1839). Preserved in the Rijksmuseum.

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English : "Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines": oil on canvas, Rome 1807. Author: Hendrik Voogd (Amsterdam 1768 - Rome 1839). Preserved in the Rijksmuseum.

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Shots at Wakeboardlift New Danube, Vienna, start of the season 2014‎

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English : Shots at Wakeboardlift New Danube, Vienna, start of the season 2014

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Fishermen huts by the Suitsu river in Matsalu National Park.

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The Red Man's View is a 1909 American Western film.‎

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English : The Red Man's View is a 1909 American Western film.

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Saint Barbara in a 15th century fresco on the apsidal arch of the "St. Jacob church" in Ortisei, in Val Gardena, Italy.

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English : Grey-eyed Bulbul (Iole propinqua), Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand

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Bridge of Ceps under the Orb River. Roquebrun, Hérault, France.

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Timelapse video of Brisbane, Australia‎

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English : Timelapse video of Brisbane, Australia

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"Civitas Dei" (the City of God), Neo Byzantine style mosaic of the ceiling at the entrance of the Cathedral of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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English : "Civitas Dei" (the City of God), Neo Byzantine style mosaic of the ceiling at the entrance of the Cathedral of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Calling males of the European tree frog (Hyla arborea)‎

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English : Calling males of the European tree frog (Hyla arborea)

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Inflorescence of Oregano in Humala, Estonia.

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Enrico Caruso and Titta Ruffo's only surving recording together: "Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro!" from Giuseppe Verdi's 1887 opera Otello. (Recorded 8 January 1914 in New York City)‎

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English : Enrico Caruso and Titta Ruffo's only surving recording together: "Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro!" from Giuseppe Verdi's 1887 opera Otello. (Recorded 8 January 1914 in New York City)

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Roy's Cafe & Motel in Amboy (California, USA)

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Cabiria is a 1914 Italian silent movie. The film is set in ancient Sicily during the period of the Second Punic War.‎

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English : Cabiria is a 1914 Italian silent movie. The film is set in ancient Sicily during the period of the Second Punic War.

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Scanning electron micrograph of a trichome from Tallinn University of Technology.

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English : Scanning electron micrograph of a trichome from Tallinn University of Technology.

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One of the fountains "Kupola" ("Domes") on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow. May 23, 2014.‎

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English : One of the fountains "Kupola" ("Domes") on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow. May 23, 2014.

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Sant'Angelo bridge (Ponte Sant'Angelo), Saint Peter's Basilica, at dusk, from Umberto I bridge, Rome, Italy.

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A time-lapse of Tacloban's flight line from midday to nightfall. Tacloban Air Base was the hub for aid going in to Tacloban and evacuated Filipinos leaving for Manila during Operation Damayan.‎

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English : A time-lapse of Tacloban's flight line from midday to nightfall. Tacloban Air Base was the hub for aid going in to Tacloban and evacuated Filipinos leaving for Manila during Operation Damayan.

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Bas-relief of a Dvarapala at Banteay Kdei in Angkor, Cambodia.

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Slow motion picture sequence of a hatching female Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) taken in southern Germany.‎

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English : Slow motion picture sequence of a hatching female Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) taken in southern Germany.

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Madeira Airport Runway. The concrete pillars of the 2000 extension completed to extend the runway, winning the 2004 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

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English : Madeira Airport Runway. The concrete pillars of the 2000 extension completed to extend the runway, winning the 2004 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

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Audio recording of La Loreley by Guillaume Apollinaire by Antoine Motte dit Falisse for the Opération Thalie Envolée.‎

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English : Audio recording of La Loreley by Guillaume Apollinaire by Antoine Motte dit Falisse for the Opération Thalie Envolée.
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