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Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter

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As part of its assessment efforts at New Gourna, Egypt, the WMF team engaged the local community in a dialogue about the history of village and its conservation, and produced the film.‎

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English : As part of its assessment efforts at New Gourna, Egypt, the WMF team engaged the local community in a dialogue about the history of village and its conservation, and produced the film.

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Sunrise over the Pärnu river, Estonia

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Latvian diesel locomotive 2TE116-1040 with a freight train departing from Krustpils Station and heading in the direction of Daugavpils, Latvia.‎

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English : Latvian diesel locomotive 2TE116-1040 with a freight train departing from Krustpils Station and heading in the direction of Daugavpils, Latvia.

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Cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Close-up of stamens of Peruvian lily (alstroemeria).‎

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English : Close-up of stamens of Peruvian lily (alstroemeria).

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A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) silhouetted against a fiery sunset, in the Okavango Delta, in Botswana.

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Aerial recording of reformed church Davos Frauenkirch (1537 m, Davos, Grisons, Switzerland).‎

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English : Aerial recording of reformed church Davos Frauenkirch (1537 m, Davos, Grisons, Switzerland).

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View of the Ósvör maritime museum, located in the village of Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir, Iceland. The museum consists of a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area, a drying hut and a typical fishing boat of that time.

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English : View of the Ósvör maritime museum, located in the village of Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir, Iceland. The museum consists of a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area, a drying hut and a typical fishing boat of that time.

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Vertical axle watermill in Dala Floda, Sweden (2012)‎

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English : Vertical axle watermill in Dala Floda, Sweden (2012)

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Fly Agaric or Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria). Location: Germany, Erbach, Ringingen.

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English : Fly Agaric or Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria). Location: Germany, Erbach, Ringingen.

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Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Barton that parodied the safari genre.‎

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English : Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Barton that parodied the safari genre.

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Bearings for transport in the tool shed of the Quarzwerke in Sythen, Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A plastic boat with Syrian refugees arrives from Turkey to the beach of Eftalou, Lesvos island, Greece.‎

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English : A plastic boat with Syrian refugees arrives from Turkey to the beach of Eftalou, Lesvos island, Greece.

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Ceiling frescos in the pilgrimage church of Maria Langegg (Lower Austria) by Josef Adam Mölk (1773)

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English : Ceiling frescos in the pilgrimage church of Maria Langegg (Lower Austria) by Josef Adam Mölk (1773)

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Common spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium‎

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English : Common spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium

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Nave and organ of the church of Göttweig Abbey (Lower Austria), founded on 9th September 1083

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Leafcutter ants (Atta sp.) transporting yellow flowers down a huge trail in Gamboa, Colón, Panamá.‎

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English : Leafcutter ants (Atta sp.) transporting yellow flowers down a huge trail in Gamboa, Colón, Panamá.

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Mount Shaan-Kaya in clouds. Yalta Natural Reserve, Crimea.

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This artist’s impression depicts the stellar-mass black hole in the spiral galaxy NGC 300. Thanks to the observations performed with the FORS2 instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have confirmed an earlier hunch that the black hole and the Wolf–Rayet star dance around each other in a diabolic waltz, with a period of about 32 hours.‎

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English : This artist’s impression depicts the stellar-mass black hole in the spiral galaxy NGC 300. Thanks to the observations performed with the FORS2 instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have confirmed an earlier hunch that the black hole and the Wolf–Rayet star dance around each other in a diabolic waltz, with a period of about 32 hours.

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Elliðaey is one of the Westman Islands, and the third largest island in Iceland having an area of 0,45 km2. It is believed to have formed in an eruption about 5-6 thousand years ago. The small building visible in the image is a hunting lodge, built in 1953. The uninhabited island is privately owned and operated by the Elliðaey Hunting Association and is accessible via a rope on its lower east side and by a boat from the mainland.

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English : Elliðaey is one of the Westman Islands, and the third largest island in Iceland having an area of 0,45 km2. It is believed to have formed in an eruption about 5-6 thousand years ago. The small building visible in the image is a hunting lodge, built in 1953. The uninhabited island is privately owned and operated by the Elliðaey Hunting Association and is accessible via a rope on its lower east side and by a boat from the mainland.

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Sweden's longest suspension bridge in Dala-Floda, Gagnef Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden.‎

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English : Sweden's longest suspension bridge in Dala-Floda, Gagnef Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden.

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A ZSSK Class 861 arrives from Humenné train station (Slovakia).‎

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English : A ZSSK Class 861 arrives from Humenné train station (Slovakia).

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Panoramic view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomena located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

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English : Panoramic view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomena located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

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Climbing up to Gjeçaj waterfall, Albania.‎

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English : Climbing up to Gjeçaj waterfall, Albania.

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Panoramic view of the Dýrafjörður, a fjord in the region of Vestfirðir (in islandic Westfjord), Iceland. This fjord is located between Arnarfjörður and Önundarfjörður is 9 km wide and 32 km long.

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English : Panoramic view of the Dýrafjörður, a fjord in the region of Vestfirðir (in islandic Westfjord), Iceland. This fjord is located between Arnarfjörður and Önundarfjörður is 9 km wide and 32 km long.

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Märklin model steam engine 1909, in function.‎

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Trindade is a volcanic island located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 kilometers east of Vitória, belonging to the state of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil, which, together with Martim Vaz, form an archipelago.

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English : Trindade is a volcanic island located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 kilometers east of Vitória, belonging to the state of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil, which, together with Martim Vaz, form an archipelago.

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Pilot Georgij Kaminski during flight in acrobatic glider Swift S-1 on the 90th anniversary of the gliding sport of Russia (Koktebel/Planerskoe, 8 sep 2013).‎

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English : Pilot Georgij Kaminski during flight in acrobatic glider Swift S-1 on the 90th anniversary of the gliding sport of Russia (Koktebel/Planerskoe, 8 sep 2013).

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Panoramic view of Paraíso ("Paradise") Beach in Villajoyosa at the Mediterranean Sea (Marina Baixa, Valencian Community), Spain.

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Interior view of St Peter's church in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mudéjar style was built in the 14th century and was declared World Heritage in 1986. The decoration, performed between 1896-1902, is a neo-mudéjar style.

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English : Interior view of St Peter's church in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mudéjar style was built in the 14th century and was declared World Heritage in 1986. The decoration, performed between 1896-1902, is a neo-mudéjar style.

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Cracking a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at Whole Foods Market in Overland Park, Kansas on March 9, 2013 (part of a 2013 world record attempt by Whole Foods Market).‎

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English : Cracking a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at Whole Foods Market in Overland Park, Kansas on March 9, 2013 (part of a 2013 world record attempt by Whole Foods Market).

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Crystal Mill, an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.

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English : Crystal Mill, an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.

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Short animated film (1944) how Private Snafu spends all his pay on booze and whores.‎

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English : Short animated film (1944) how Private Snafu spends all his pay on booze and whores.

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Mosaic of four images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 19 September 2014 at 28.6 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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English : Mosaic of four images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 19 September 2014 at 28.6 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Franz Schubert: Octet (D. 803) - 1. Adagio - Allegro‎

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Vällingbydepån (the Vällingby Subway depot), Stockholm metro.

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A gelatine picture rolls up when put on a warm hand and rolls out again when put back on the table.‎

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English : A gelatine picture rolls up when put on a warm hand and rolls out again when put back on the table.

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View from ship the Keppel (IMO 8434415) leaving the Blue Lagoon Harbour of small island Comino, Malta.‎

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English : View from ship the Keppel (IMO 8434415) leaving the Blue Lagoon Harbour of small island Comino, Malta.

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Hohllay (“hollow rock”) in Berdorf, Luxembourg.

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Video of the demolition by blasting of the former coal power plant of Vaires-sur-Marne, departement Seine-et-Marne, France.‎

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English : Video of the demolition by blasting of the former coal power plant of Vaires-sur-Marne, departement Seine-et-Marne, France.

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"Here is the true natural portrait of the town, city, university of Parisy". Map of Paris, 1576.

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The three foundation stones of Aarhus City Hall were laid on September 24, 1938. They are located below the polished, dark grey kidney-shaped capstone seen at the bottom of the stairwell. The capstone was used as the reference point for height adjustment during the entire building period.

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English : The three foundation stones of Aarhus City Hall were laid on September 24, 1938. They are located below the polished, dark grey kidney-shaped capstone seen at the bottom of the stairwell. The capstone was used as the reference point for height adjustment during the entire building period.

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Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) breathing. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain‎

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English : Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) breathing. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain

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Main portal of Basel Minster

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Time lapse of Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, USA‎

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A Taiwanese monk at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia during winter.

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Wasp spider (Argiope amoena). Filmed in Kasai Rinkai Park, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 22 September 2015.‎

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English : Wasp spider (Argiope amoena). Filmed in Kasai Rinkai Park, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 22 September 2015.

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Wreck of cargo ship "E. Russ" near Hiiumaa island in the Baltic Sea.

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Karl Johansslussen (Stockholm, Sweden) in operation.‎

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City mosque in Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Demonstration on September 26, 2015, in the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping. Mexico City, Mexico.‎

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English : Demonstration on September 26, 2015, in the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping. Mexico City, Mexico.

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Demonstration of the effect of a neutral density filter.

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Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park, Nordur-Tingeyjarsysla, Iceland‎

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English : Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park, Nordur-Tingeyjarsysla, Iceland


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