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Fireworks over Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

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Gwen Catley, Soprano with the Hallé Orchestra - Rigoletto - Caro nome (Dearest name) - Composer: Verdi - Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite.‎

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English : Gwen Catley, Soprano with the Hallé Orchestra - Rigoletto - Caro nome (Dearest name) - Composer: Verdi - Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite.

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Pair of Mandarins (Aix galericulata), at Martin Mere, Lancashire, UK.

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Simple machine for puffed grain preparation on street in the town Haikou, province Hainan, China.‎

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English : Simple machine for puffed grain preparation on street in the town Haikou, province Hainan, China.

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The Berlin concert hall is the central building on the Gendarmenmarkt. The classical building is one of the major works of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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English : The Berlin concert hall is the central building on the Gendarmenmarkt. The classical building is one of the major works of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. The moons seen on this movie are the white icy moons Enceladus and Dione, the large orange moon Titan, and icy Mimas. Due to the angle of the Sun, they are each preceded by their own shadow.‎

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English : On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. The moons seen on this movie are the white icy moons Enceladus and Dione, the large orange moon Titan, and icy Mimas. Due to the angle of the Sun, they are each preceded by their own shadow.

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Ostrich (Struthio camelus) portrait at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England.

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Super slow motion demonstration of Asamyuta Hastas with the meaning, directions to hold the hasta and a practice track.‎

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English : Super slow motion demonstration of Asamyuta Hastas with the meaning, directions to hold the hasta and a practice track.

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Spotted Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata) on a Turk's cap lily (Lilium martagon) in the Ötscher Canyon, nature park Ötscher-Tormäuer, Lower Austria

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A robber fly (Choerades fimbriata) oviposits into a pine stump located at the edge of a forest near Amöneburg, Germany.‎

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English : A robber fly (Choerades fimbriata) oviposits into a pine stump located at the edge of a forest near Amöneburg, Germany.

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Africa and Europe from a million miles away.

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Christmas Pyramid beside the town hall of Schönheide (Ore Mountains, Germany) with Brush and Local Museum in the middle, on the right tower of Martin Luther Church.‎

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English : Christmas Pyramid beside the town hall of Schönheide (Ore Mountains, Germany) with Brush and Local Museum in the middle, on the right tower of Martin Luther Church.

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The trees covered with ice. Ramensky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

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Bees on a goat willow (Salix caprea) in Hockenheim, Germany‎

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English : Bees on a goat willow (Salix caprea) in Hockenheim, Germany

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Ceiling fresco in Brixen Cathedral by Paul Troger (1748-50): The Worship of the Lamb

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Part 16: Act 2: Toreador's Song - Con voi ber (Sirs your toast). Carmen (opera). Performer: Gabriella Besanzoni, mezzo-soprano; Ernesto Besanzoni, baritone; Nerina Ferrari, soprano; Tamara Beltacchi, mezzo-soprano and members of the La Scala Theatre Orchestra and Chorus. Composer: Georges Bizet; Conductor: Carlo Sabajno.‎

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English : Part 16: Act 2: Toreador's Song - Con voi ber (Sirs your toast). Carmen (opera). Performer: Gabriella Besanzoni, mezzo-soprano; Ernesto Besanzoni, baritone; Nerina Ferrari, soprano; Tamara Beltacchi, mezzo-soprano and members of the La Scala Theatre Orchestra and Chorus. Composer: Georges Bizet; Conductor: Carlo Sabajno.

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Vineyard fields in winter in Cariñena, Zaragoza, Spain. Cariñena, a popular wine region in Spain, that was constituted in 1933, was one of the first regions that became Denominación de Origen (Designation of Origin) in Spain. The most popular wine grape variety is grenache and the production of the area in 2013 was of 57 mill litres, 75% of them were exported.

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English : Vineyard fields in winter in Cariñena, Zaragoza, Spain. Cariñena, a popular wine region in Spain, that was constituted in 1933, was one of the first regions that became Denominación de Origen (Designation of Origin) in Spain. The most popular wine grape variety is grenache and the production of the area in 2013 was of 57 mill litres, 75% of them were exported.

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The Gold Rush is a 1925 American silent comedy film, written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.‎

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English : The Gold Rush is a 1925 American silent comedy film, written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

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The snow-covered road from Sosonka village to the highway M21 VinnytsiaKyiv. Ukraine

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Volcano footage of two eruptions in Hawaii in 1959-60.‎

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English : Volcano footage of two eruptions in Hawaii in 1959-60.

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Tesla Roadster; Breakdown on the highway.

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2010 Alaska C-17 crash: Video footage of the mishap flight. The footage was edited by the Air Force to cut off just prior to the aircraft's impact.‎

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English : 2010 Alaska C-17 crash: Video footage of the mishap flight. The footage was edited by the Air Force to cut off just prior to the aircraft's impact.

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Sculpture "Man walking to the sky" in Kassel, Germany.

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English: Clytus arietis lying eggs near the airport of Frankfurt/Main.

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Parts of a Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 internal hub gear for bicycles.

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Filmed ca. May 1897, at Edison's Black Maria studio. From Edison films catalog: Four young ladies, in their nightgowns, are having a romp. One of the pillows gets torn, and the feathers fly all over the room. 45 feet.‎

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English : Filmed ca. May 1897, at Edison's Black Maria studio. From Edison films catalog: Four young ladies, in their nightgowns, are having a romp. One of the pillows gets torn, and the feathers fly all over the room. 45 feet.

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Castle Lüdinghausen in Lüdinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Giant samson and his dwarfts welcomes you in parade Samsonparade Sankt Andrä in St. Andrae, Austria‎

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Saudade (Longing), oil on carvas, 1899, by José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior. Displayed in the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

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English : Saudade (Longing), oil on carvas, 1899, by José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior. Displayed in the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

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An Esperanto song Profunde en mia kor' (Deep in my heart) by Johannes Mueller.‎

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English : An Esperanto song Profunde en mia kor' (Deep in my heart) by Johannes Mueller.

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The Congress Hall of the Nazi party rally grounds near Nuremburg, Germany.

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The Great Coronation of Delhi Durbar, 1911. British documentary.‎

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Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) in Réserve Naturelle du Coteau de Mesnil Soleil, Versainville, Calvados, France.

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San Francisco, 1955 CinemaScope film.‎

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Lift-induced vortices (also called wingtip or trailing vortices) are evidenced by colored smoke on the threshold of a runway, during a demonstration flight run by the German DLR with its ATTAS aircraft.‎

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English : Lift-induced vortices (also called wingtip or trailing vortices) are evidenced by colored smoke on the threshold of a runway, during a demonstration flight run by the German DLR with its ATTAS aircraft.

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Early morning in Prado, Bahia state, Brazil.

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Dettifoss (Iceland) from the west side in July 2015‎

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Læssøesgades Skole, Aarhus, Denmark, a look down the hall.

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Movement of several diatoms of the genus Bacillaria

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Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) in Niah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Fully working single-cylinder valve-drive piston steam engine (1903, produced by Otto Recke, Rheydt/Germany) with 80 hp at the Euskirchen Industrial Museum – Mueller Woollen Cloth Mill.‎

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English : Fully working single-cylinder valve-drive piston steam engine (1903, produced by Otto Recke, Rheydt/Germany) with 80 hp at the Euskirchen Industrial Museum – Mueller Woollen Cloth Mill.

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a moonrise over the western United States.

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English : NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a moonrise over the western United States.

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NASA's MODIS satellite instrument reveals how air pollution may alter clouds, affecting global temperatures. This narrated visualization illustrates the effect by showing how ship exhaust leaves bright cloud trails in clean ocean air. The ship tracks themselves are too small to affect global temperatures, but they help us understand how larger pollution sources might change clouds on a bigger scale.‎

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English : NASA's MODIS satellite instrument reveals how air pollution may alter clouds, affecting global temperatures. This narrated visualization illustrates the effect by showing how ship exhaust leaves bright cloud trails in clean ocean air. The ship tracks themselves are too small to affect global temperatures, but they help us understand how larger pollution sources might change clouds on a bigger scale.

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Western Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis)

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Polyphon (a disc-playing music box) playing "Silent Night".‎

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The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus - American silent 1914 Christmas film.‎

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Libellago lineata is a small damselfly in the family Chlorocyphidae. It is found in many Asian countries. This is Libellago lineata indica Fraser, 1928; sometimes considered as a separate species.

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Night video from Wikimania HongKong 2013.‎

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The west front of the Berlin Cathedral in the early morning at the blue hour.

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The Gregorian chant of Pater noster recorded by Schola Gregoriana from Pallottine Seminary in Ołtarzew, Poland, conducted by father Dario Smolarek.‎

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English : The Gregorian chant of Pater noster recorded by Schola Gregoriana from Pallottine Seminary in Ołtarzew, Poland, conducted by father Dario Smolarek.

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Morning fog in Kakerdaja bog, Estonia.

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An animation of an approximate compass-and-straightedge construction of a regular nonagon.‎

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English : An animation of an approximate compass-and-straightedge construction of a regular nonagon.

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Close-up of a female marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) in Itirapina, São Paulo state, Brazil.

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Summary video of edits on Wikipedia in 2015.‎

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Fireworks as seen from Marina Bay Sands during the Preview of the National Day Parade 2011.

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The Kremlin Clock chimes to bring in 2012‎

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