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The Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila), on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Mission Control during the liftoff of Challenger (STS-51-L)

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English : Mission Control during the liftoff of Challenger (STS-51-L)

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Basaltic Prisms, Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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MV Keppel at the Buġibba Pier, Dawret il-Gżejjer in St. Paul's Bay, Malta‎

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English : MV Keppel at the Buġibba Pier, Dawret il-Gżejjer in St. Paul's Bay, Malta

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Office building of the LVM Insurance in Munster (Westphalia), Germany

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A group of grey partridges (Perdix perdix) in a meadow.‎

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English : A group of grey partridges (Perdix perdix) in a meadow.

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Unusual view of the glass roof of the courtyard of the religious art museum, Teruel, Spain.

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A short video of 140X Brightfield Foldscope assembly process. A Foldscope is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components, including a sheet of paper and a lens.‎

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English : A short video of 140X Brightfield Foldscope assembly process. A Foldscope is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components, including a sheet of paper and a lens.

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Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. The temple Ta Phrom, of Bayon-style, was erected in the 12th century as a Buddhist monastery and university.

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English : Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. The temple Ta Phrom, of Bayon-style, was erected in the 12th century as a Buddhist monastery and university.

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The Child of the Big City is a Russian silent film produced by Yevgeni Bauer in 1914.‎

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English : The Child of the Big City is a Russian silent film produced by Yevgeni Bauer in 1914.

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Long-tail boat in the turquoise water bay of Phi Phi Lay Island, Thailand.

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Micro-CT Video of Angustopila huoyani, a new subterranean microgastropod species from China‎

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English : Micro-CT Video of Angustopila huoyani, a new subterranean microgastropod species from China

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View of the Victoria Harbour from the Sky100, the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre skyscraper in Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

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View of the Railway Bridge from Saint Peter's church, an iron bridge over the Duagava river in Riga, capital of Latvia. The current bridge of a length of 328m was inaugurated in 1914 and rebuilt after the World Wars.

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English : View of the Railway Bridge from Saint Peter's church, an iron bridge over the Duagava river in Riga, capital of Latvia. The current bridge of a length of 328m was inaugurated in 1914 and rebuilt after the World Wars.

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An easyJet Airbus experiencing heavy crosswinds at Madeira Airport was forced to abort its landing attempt and perform a go-around‎

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English : An easyJet Airbus experiencing heavy crosswinds at Madeira Airport was forced to abort its landing attempt and perform a go-around

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Night view of Ho Chi Minh City from Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam.

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This is a video of a hard disk drive reading data.‎

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English : This is a video of a hard disk drive reading data.

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Long-tail boats in Maya Beach, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand.

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Tourists on the Pont des Arts

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Porto City Hall, Portugal.

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Flight video taken north of Hilleshögsdalar (near Helsingborg, Sweden)‎

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English : Flight video taken north of Hilleshögsdalar (near Helsingborg, Sweden)

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Detail of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Nostima picta is a tiny (1.2-1.3mm) member of the shore flies.‎

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English : Nostima picta is a tiny (1.2-1.3mm) member of the shore flies.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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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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Orb River and Valley from the bridge of Ceps (XIXth century), Roquebrun, Hérault, France.

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Reaction of a Geiger counter (Radex) on a pack of sleeves for gas lamp.‎

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English : Reaction of a Geiger counter (Radex) on a pack of sleeves for gas lamp.

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Map over Petit Trianon and the surrounding park, part of the gardens of Versailles.

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American pianist Awadagin Pratt (born 6 March 1966) performs in the East Room of the White House on the Steinway grand piano owned by the White House, 4 November 2009.
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582. In addition from 11:22 to 11:27, Awadagin Pratt salutes US President Barack Obama with a few bars of Hail to the Chief.‎

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English : American pianist Awadagin Pratt (born 6 March 1966) performs in the East Room of the White House on the Steinway grand piano owned by the White House, 4 November 2009.
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582. In addition from 11:22 to 11:27, Awadagin Pratt salutes US President Barack Obama with a few bars of Hail to the Chief.

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The Eiffel Tower in November 1888, approximately four months before its completion

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Robber fly (Cophinopoda chinensis) filmed in a park in Tokyo, Japan.‎

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English : Robber fly (Cophinopoda chinensis) filmed in a park in Tokyo, Japan.

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Benjamin Compaoré competes in the men's triple jump final during the French Athletics Championships 2013 at Stade Charléty in Paris, 13 July 2013.

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Kid Auto Races at Venice (also known as The Pest) is a 1914 American film starring Charles Chaplin in which his "Little Tramp" character makes his first appearance in a film exhibited before the public.‎

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English : Kid Auto Races at Venice (also known as The Pest) is a 1914 American film starring Charles Chaplin in which his "Little Tramp" character makes his first appearance in a film exhibited before the public.

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Sélestat library, with statue of Jean Mentel, printer and publisher (1410-1478), signed Sichler SC, 1842.

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Simulation of a tsunami, caused by the vertical displacement of water. This brings the giant waves.‎

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English : Simulation of a tsunami, caused by the vertical displacement of water. This brings the giant waves.

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Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Portosín, Porto do Son, Galicia, Spain.

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The video illustrates how the crutch has to be use correctly and the undue uses of this one. The video shows different positions to use it right‎

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English : The video illustrates how the crutch has to be use correctly and the undue uses of this one. The video shows different positions to use it right

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An Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water.

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European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) in nest, filmed with infrared at night.‎

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The torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima) in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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Polish concert pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (18 November 1860 – 29 June 1941) performs a waltz by Chopin (Op. 64, No. 2) on a Steinway grand piano. Recording from 1917.‎

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English : Polish concert pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (18 November 1860 – 29 June 1941) performs a waltz by Chopin (Op. 64, No. 2) on a Steinway grand piano. Recording from 1917.

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Male goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) animal in heat, isla Margarita, Venezuela

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3D animation of a prokaryotic cell that shows all the elements that compose it.‎

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English : 3D animation of a prokaryotic cell that shows all the elements that compose it.

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The roman castra Aquis Querquennis, in Bande, Ourense, Galicia.

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The Apollo 11 landing site visualized in three dimensions using photography and a stereo digital elevation model from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.‎

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English : The Apollo 11 landing site visualized in three dimensions using photography and a stereo digital elevation model from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.

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Birdy at the SWR3 New Pop Festival in Baden-Baden 2013

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3D animation of the way of "venenciar", which is the traditional way of pouring wine in Jerez. Venenciar aroses because it was the only way to reach the center of the boot. It consists in grabing the "venencia", which has three parts: the cup, the rod and hook, with the thumb and index finger close to the hook. Then the venencia is vertically inserted into the boot and once the cup is filled, the venencia is also taken in a vertically way. Once outside the venencia gets horizontally to the ground and increases the distance between it and the wineskin. At the end an abrupt blow is given to complete the movement.‎

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English : 3D animation of the way of "venenciar", which is the traditional way of pouring wine in Jerez. Venenciar aroses because it was the only way to reach the center of the boot. It consists in grabing the "venencia", which has three parts: the cup, the rod and hook, with the thumb and index finger close to the hook. Then the venencia is vertically inserted into the boot and once the cup is filled, the venencia is also taken in a vertically way. Once outside the venencia gets horizontally to the ground and increases the distance between it and the wineskin. At the end an abrupt blow is given to complete the movement.

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Chinese peacock (Papilio bianor) in copula. The video was taken in Tokyo, Japan.‎

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English : Chinese peacock (Papilio bianor) in copula. The video was taken in Tokyo, Japan.

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The western part of the Pont de Bir-Hakeim seen at night. Buildings of the 16th arrondissement of Paris are visible in the background.

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Lake Urmia's diminishing surface area.‎

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English : Lake Urmia's diminishing surface area.

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Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey at the RIAT 2012.

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In this explicative video the external and internal anatomy of the sepia is shown, with the indicated respective nouns.‎

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English : In this explicative video the external and internal anatomy of the sepia is shown, with the indicated respective nouns.

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A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla Observatory, in the southern edges of the Atacama Desert, Chile.

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Samba "Primeira Linha". Benedito Lacerda e grupo Gente do Morro, 1930.‎

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English : Samba "Primeira Linha". Benedito Lacerda e grupo Gente do Morro, 1930.

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Puffin (Fratercula arctica) at Latrabjarg, Iceland.

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Gaganchukki falls, Shivanasamudram, Karnataka, India‎

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Boats in Aguiño, Ribeira, Galicia, Spain

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The first-ever time-lapse photography of an analemma on Mars. Created using images of the MarsDial on the Opportunity (MER1) rover.‎

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English : The first-ever time-lapse photography of an analemma on Mars. Created using images of the MarsDial on the Opportunity (MER1) rover.

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Historical wooden house in Konstantinovo (Rybnovsky District), Ryazan Oblast, Russia.

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This video illustrates the behavior of the propellers of a helicopter because of the ground effect produced by the wind hitting the ground.‎

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English : This video illustrates the behavior of the propellers of a helicopter because of the ground effect produced by the wind hitting the ground.
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