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A look down a steep gorge with European beech (Fagus sylvatica) leading to the ocean at Møns Klint, Denmark.

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English : A look down a steep gorge with European beech (Fagus sylvatica) leading to the ocean at Møns Klint, Denmark.

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English : Animation of Missing square puzzle. The hole results because the two triangle pieces do not have the same ratio: the blue triangle is 2:5, while the red triangle is 3:8. The initial shape of the complete puzzle is not a triangle, but a quadrilateral, since what appears to be the hypotenuse is actually bent.

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Panoramic lift to St Peter's Hill, La Coruña, Spain. Its track is 100 m long, and climbs 63 m. The lift has operated since 2007.

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English : Panoramic lift to St Peter's Hill, La Coruña, Spain. Its track is 100 m long, and climbs 63 m. The lift has operated since 2007.

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Music video created by Toshadeva Palani for French shoegaze band Alcest. Track taken from their third LP, "Les voyages de l'âme," released January 2012 through Prophecy Productions.‎

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English : Music video created by Toshadeva Palani for French shoegaze band Alcest. Track taken from their third LP, "Les voyages de l'âme," released January 2012 through Prophecy Productions.

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Former municipal pharmacy of Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain. Dating from 1841, it used to serve the former Hospital de La Merced. The pharmacy is located on the second floor of the Palace of Villavicencio, in the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera.

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English : Former municipal pharmacy of Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain. Dating from 1841, it used to serve the former Hospital de La Merced. The pharmacy is located on the second floor of the Palace of Villavicencio, in the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera.

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Annunciation (Master of Seitenstetten, around 1490)

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Lelex Crozet ski area with Montoisey ski lift and Lake Geneva view, filmed with multicopter.‎

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English : Lelex Crozet ski area with Montoisey ski lift and Lake Geneva view, filmed with multicopter.

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Fireworks during the Toyota Oiden festival Toyota, Aichi, Japan.‎

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English : Fireworks during the Toyota Oiden festival Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

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Upper view of the main nave of the Gothic church of San Pedro de los Francos in Calatayud, Aragon, Spain. The original temple was founded in the 12th century by order of Alfonso I, "The Battler". He wished to offer the French who settled in Calatayud after helping him in the Battle of Cutanda (1120) against the Almoravids a place to pray. The current church was built two centuries later.

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English : Upper view of the main nave of the Gothic church of San Pedro de los Francos in Calatayud, Aragon, Spain. The original temple was founded in the 12th century by order of Alfonso I, "The Battler". He wished to offer the French who settled in Calatayud after helping him in the Battle of Cutanda (1120) against the Almoravids a place to pray. The current church was built two centuries later.

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Training of kayak roll in a swimming pool‎

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Apse of the Abbey of Santa María la Real de la Oliva, a still active Cistercian monastery in Carcastillo, Navarre, Spain. The Abbey was founded in 1150 when the king, García Ramírez of Navarre, died. The temple was inspired by the French abbeys at Morimond and Escaladieu.

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English : Apse of the Abbey of Santa María la Real de la Oliva, a still active Cistercian monastery in Carcastillo, Navarre, Spain. The Abbey was founded in 1150 when the king, García Ramírez of Navarre, died. The temple was inspired by the French abbeys at Morimond and Escaladieu.

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An Indian washing the baby, 1906‎

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Interior of the Presbyterian Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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The church of San Juan de Busa in the municipality of Biescas, province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mozarabic style, was built between 1060 and 1070 by order of Ramón Guillén. It was probably a parochial church of a vanished medieval village.

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English : The church of San Juan de Busa in the municipality of Biescas, province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain. The church, of mozarabic style, was built between 1060 and 1070 by order of Ramón Guillén. It was probably a parochial church of a vanished medieval village.

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Time-lapse video of street with cherry tree blossoms near Ekoda Station, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 4 April 2016.‎

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English : Time-lapse video of street with cherry tree blossoms near Ekoda Station, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 4 April 2016.

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Common orange lichen (Xanthoria parietina) on the bark of a fruit tree. Close-up image with approx. 3 cm diagonal.

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English : Common orange lichen (Xanthoria parietina) on the bark of a fruit tree. Close-up image with approx. 3 cm diagonal.

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Slow motion video from night market in Thailand city Krabi.‎

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English : Slow motion video from night market in Thailand city Krabi.

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Diesel-electric locomotive GE C36-7 crossing the Jänese railway bridge over the Emajõgi river, Estonia.

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English : Diesel-electric locomotive GE C36-7 crossing the Jänese railway bridge over the Emajõgi river, Estonia.

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The Foundations of Copyright Law: introduction. Video by Prof. William Fisher via CopyrightX. The third video in a series of video's about copyright law. This lecture is about the originality of a work.‎

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English : The Foundations of Copyright Law: introduction. Video by Prof. William Fisher via CopyrightX. The third video in a series of video's about copyright law. This lecture is about the originality of a work.

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Koko Dance in the Carnival of Eibar, in Eibar, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain.‎

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English : Koko Dance in the Carnival of Eibar, in Eibar, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain.

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The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain at the north border of Munich downtown, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

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English : The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain at the north border of Munich downtown, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

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Candy from the old days made mechanically and by hand - Week neews 1975-37.‎

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English : Candy from the old days made mechanically and by hand - Week neews 1975-37.

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Main altar of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior belies the beauty of the interior. The long central nave is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster, and wood carvings, making it the most ornate church in Quito. The church is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful in Ecuador.

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English : Main altar of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior belies the beauty of the interior. The long central nave is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster, and wood carvings, making it the most ornate church in Quito. The church is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful in Ecuador.

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Boyle's law demonstrations. This NCSSM video shows the relationship between volume and pressure by placing a balloon, a marshmallow, and shaving cream in a vacuum bell jar.‎

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English : Boyle's law demonstrations. This NCSSM video shows the relationship between volume and pressure by placing a balloon, a marshmallow, and shaving cream in a vacuum bell jar.

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Ceiling frescos in Sonntagberg Basilica (Lower Austria) by Daniel Gran († 16th April 1757)

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Japanese grass lizard (Takydromus tachydromoides) in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 9 April 2016.‎

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English : Japanese grass lizard (Takydromus tachydromoides) in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 9 April 2016.

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The Sacra di San Michele (Saint Michael's Abbey) on Mount Pirchiriano, on the south side of the Susa valley in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Founded between the late 10th and the early 11th century, the abbey is located along the pilgrimage route between Monte Sant'Angelo in southern Italy and Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.

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English : The Sacra di San Michele (Saint Michael's Abbey) on Mount Pirchiriano, on the south side of the Susa valley in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Founded between the late 10th and the early 11th century, the abbey is located along the pilgrimage route between Monte Sant'Angelo in southern Italy and Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.

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Korean Buddhist monks perform ritual dances and music on Buddha's Birthday in Seoul 2012.‎

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General view at dusk of the ruins of the castle of Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. Constructed in the 10th century on a site already used by the Iberians, the castle was renovated in the 18th and 19th centuries. Evidence of occupation by several civilisations has been found here: Iberians, Romans, Goths and Arabs.

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English : General view at dusk of the ruins of the castle of Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. Constructed in the 10th century on a site already used by the Iberians, the castle was renovated in the 18th and 19th centuries. Evidence of occupation by several civilisations has been found here: Iberians, Romans, Goths and Arabs.

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Disaster fire in factory for production of petrol and asphalt NEDPAM in Netherlands town Vlissingen, video from date 1924-07-25.‎

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English : Disaster fire in factory for production of petrol and asphalt NEDPAM in Netherlands town Vlissingen, video from date 1924-07-25.

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High altar and dome of the Roman Catholic church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The monastery complex, the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America, was completed in the 17th century. Construction took 150 years, and the building exhibits a mixture of architectural styles.

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English : High altar and dome of the Roman Catholic church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The monastery complex, the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America, was completed in the 17th century. Construction took 150 years, and the building exhibits a mixture of architectural styles.

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An Electric-Techno Neon Gods (Chinese: 電音三太子; pinyin: Diànyīn sāntàizi) performance during the opening dinner of the 2015 Asian Law Institute Conference held in Taipei.‎

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English : An Electric-Techno Neon Gods (Chinese: 電音三太子; pinyin: Diànyīn sāntàizi) performance during the opening dinner of the 2015 Asian Law Institute Conference held in Taipei.

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White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Madrid, Spain

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Lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) growth, time lapse‎

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Superior view of the roofless church of St Peter, patron saint of Ariza, located in Aragón (Spain) were it is situated. The temple is of Herrerian style and was built in 1620.

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English : Superior view of the roofless church of St Peter, patron saint of Ariza, located in Aragón (Spain) were it is situated. The temple is of Herrerian style and was built in 1620.

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A Trip Down Market Street is recorded by placing a movie camera on the front of a cable car as it travels down San Francisco’s Market Street (released on April 21, 1906).‎

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English : A Trip Down Market Street is recorded by placing a movie camera on the front of a cable car as it travels down San Francisco’s Market Street (released on April 21, 1906).

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On Earth Day, thunderheads near Borneo, Indonesia are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station.

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English : On Earth Day, thunderheads near Borneo, Indonesia are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station.

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Vizualization of the Mandelbrot Set fractal generated by computer program Fract.‎

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English : Vizualization of the Mandelbrot Set fractal generated by computer program Fract.

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Compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the extinct thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Benjamin, the last specimen that died in 1936, is shown in the footage starting from 2:05. The different clips are separated by fades, and shown in chronological order.‎

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English : Compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the extinct thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Benjamin, the last specimen that died in 1936, is shown in the footage starting from 2:05. The different clips are separated by fades, and shown in chronological order.

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Aaspere manor windmill, northern Estonia, built in the nineteenth century.

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Landing and taking off at Tenzing-Hillary Airport about 33 kilometers from Mount Everest.‎

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English : Landing and taking off at Tenzing-Hillary Airport about 33 kilometers from Mount Everest.

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Branch of a chestnut in Sentmaring park in autumn, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Mily Balakirev: Chopin Suite, Op. 11 – Mazurka. Performed by Singapore Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hoey Choo.‎

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English : Mily Balakirev: Chopin Suite, Op. 11 – Mazurka. Performed by Singapore Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hoey Choo.

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Exemplar of a Saddlebags glider (Tramea sp.) female, Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Lion (Panthera leo) walking on the road in S21 Road West of Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, South Africa.‎

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Salineras (salt evaporation ponds) in Maras, Peru. The salt has been obtained in Maras since the time of the Inca Empire, and the site currently has around 3000 ponds of 5 square metres (54 sq ft) each. Salt water is deposited in the ponds from the surrounding mountains, and the water evaporates. After approximately a month, the level of salt reaches 10 centimetres (3.9 in) and is removed in sacks.

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English : Salineras (salt evaporation ponds) in Maras, Peru. The salt has been obtained in Maras since the time of the Inca Empire, and the site currently has around 3000 ponds of 5 square metres (54 sq ft) each. Salt water is deposited in the ponds from the surrounding mountains, and the water evaporates. After approximately a month, the level of salt reaches 10 centimetres (3.9 in) and is removed in sacks.

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Metro electric train 81-717.5A/714.5A on Koltsevaya line (Circle line) in Moscow Metro‎

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English : Metro electric train 81-717.5A/714.5A on Koltsevaya line (Circle line) in Moscow Metro

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El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain.

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Football team Lech Poznań, INEA Stadium in Poznań, Poland.‎

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Head shaman of Olkhon at Lake Baikal. Buryatia, Russia.

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3D animation movie produced with Blender. Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree... Directed by Beorn Leonard. Produced by Ton Roosendaal, Blender Institute.‎

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English : 3D animation movie produced with Blender. Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree... Directed by Beorn Leonard. Produced by Ton Roosendaal, Blender Institute.

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Family of Menhirs, Tower Park, A Coruña, Spain. The sculpture group, created in 1994, is work of artist Manolo Paz. The holes in the rocks are designed to frame different views of the park and the bay through them.

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English : Family of Menhirs, Tower Park, A Coruña, Spain. The sculpture group, created in 1994, is work of artist Manolo Paz. The holes in the rocks are designed to frame different views of the park and the bay through them.

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Delivery flight of Airbus A380. Taxiing and taking off from Toulouse airport to Doha, Qatar.‎

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English : Delivery flight of Airbus A380. Taxiing and taking off from Toulouse airport to Doha, Qatar.


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