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East and north wing of the cloister at Zwettl Abbey, Lower Austria

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A nature area called De Slufter on Texel island, the Netherlands, filmed with a drone.‎

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English : A nature area called De Slufter on Texel island, the Netherlands, filmed with a drone.

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A reconstruction of the appearance of Mosasaurus, painted by Heinrich Harder (1858-1935), art professor at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, for Gustav A. Ritter's book Die Wunder der Urwelt ("Wonders of the Prehistoric World"), published in 1912

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English : A reconstruction of the appearance of Mosasaurus, painted by Heinrich Harder (1858-1935), art professor at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, for Gustav A. Ritter's book Die Wunder der Urwelt ("Wonders of the Prehistoric World"), published in 1912

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Potential energy curve and its symmetrical.‎

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English : Potential energy curve and its symmetrical.

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View of the old town of Ágreda, province of Soria Castile and León, Spain. Ágreda was a significant town in the Middle Age as strategic border location between the kingdoms of Castile, Aragon and Navarre. The town has a very diverse monumental heritage as it was an important center of the arts and handcrafts where Christians, Jews and Arab-descendants lived in peace. Ágreda is also known as "The Town of the Three Cultures".

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English : View of the old town of Ágreda, province of Soria Castile and León, Spain. Ágreda was a significant town in the Middle Age as strategic border location between the kingdoms of Castile, Aragon and Navarre. The town has a very diverse monumental heritage as it was an important center of the arts and handcrafts where Christians, Jews and Arab-descendants lived in peace. Ágreda is also known as "The Town of the Three Cultures".

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English : Kerala cattle race, Palakkad, Maramadi, August 2014, India.

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Green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi), Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire to celebrate Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

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English : Green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi), Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire to celebrate Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

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The Antonov An-225 landing on Perth airport in Australia after 15 580 km flight from Prague in Czech Republic.‎

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English : The Antonov An-225 landing on Perth airport in Australia after 15 580 km flight from Prague in Czech Republic.

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Strawberry Field in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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3D animation doing sit up.‎

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Poet's daffodil (Narcissus poeticus)

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Presentation of the inner workings of a car's differential.‎

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English : Presentation of the inner workings of a car's differential.

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Lake Spechtensee near Wörschachwald, Styria - viewing towards northeast with Hochtausing mountain in the Totes Gebirge

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3D animation of a "manigueta de paso". Holy Week in Cadiz, province of Andalusia, Spain.‎

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English : 3D animation of a "manigueta de paso". Holy Week in Cadiz, province of Andalusia, Spain.

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Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales, Colombia. The place has been a popular pilgrimage location since the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1754. The first shrine was built by 1750 and was replaced by a bigger one in 1802, including a bridge over the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present temple, in Gothic Revival style, was built between 1916 and 1949.

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English : Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales, Colombia. The place has been a popular pilgrimage location since the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1754. The first shrine was built by 1750 and was replaced by a bigger one in 1802, including a bridge over the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present temple, in Gothic Revival style, was built between 1916 and 1949.

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Indigenous people peeling maize while overlooking Quito from El Panecillo, Ecuador.

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A car ferry called “Karin” sailing in Skanssundet (a strait) in Sweden.‎

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English : A car ferry called “Karin” sailing in Skanssundet (a strait) in Sweden.

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The lighthouse of Chipiona, province of Cádiz, Andalusia, inaugurated in 1869 to help ships enter the estuary of the Guadalquivir, the only great navigable river in Spain. At 62 metres (203 ft), it is the tallest lighthouse in Spain and one of the tallest in the world.

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English : The lighthouse of Chipiona, province of Cádiz, Andalusia, inaugurated in 1869 to help ships enter the estuary of the Guadalquivir, the only great navigable river in Spain. At 62 metres (203 ft), it is the tallest lighthouse in Spain and one of the tallest in the world.

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A banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) eating a moray eel (Gymnothorax sp.) in Fiji.‎

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English : A banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) eating a moray eel (Gymnothorax sp.) in Fiji.

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Game reserve in autumn at sunrise, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Tour through Laon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon) from Picardy, France.‎

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English : Tour through Laon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon) from Picardy, France.

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View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 metres (230 ft) long and 6 metres (20 ft) wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet.

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English : View of the Tio Ximo ("Uncle Ximo") beach in Benidorm, province of Alicante, Spain. The beach is isolated from the crowded beaches in Benidorm and is 70 metres (230 ft) long and 6 metres (20 ft) wide. The sand is fine and of golden colour and the water transparent and quiet.

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Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) on Komodo island, Indonesia

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Beach chairs in the morning sun at the beach of Juliusruh, Rügen.

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3D animation of the appearance of a hiatal hernia.‎

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Night view of the cement plant in the Yura District, Peru.

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Astronaut Tim Peake chased by gorilla through International Space Station during mission Expedition 46.‎

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English : Astronaut Tim Peake chased by gorilla through International Space Station during mission Expedition 46.

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Beach chairs in Sellin, Rügen, Germany.

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Femur fracture after suffering a direct impact (3D animation).‎

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Interior of Petrovsky Passage (built in 1906) in Moscow, Russia

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Basic step of bachata dance (3D animation).‎

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Superior view of the interior of the main nave of the church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The Roman Catholic temple, completed in the 17th century, is the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America. Construction took 150 years: as a result, the church features a mixture of different architecture styles.

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English : Superior view of the interior of the main nave of the church and Monastery of St. Francis, Quito, Ecuador. The Roman Catholic temple, completed in the 17th century, is the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America. Construction took 150 years: as a result, the church features a mixture of different architecture styles.

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Fernball moth caterpillar (Herpetogramma sp.) repairing its shelter in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.‎

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English : Fernball moth caterpillar (Herpetogramma sp.) repairing its shelter in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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General view of the salineras (salt evaporation ponds) in Maras, Peru. The salt is obtained in Maras since the Inca Empire times and the site is currently composed of around 3.000 ponds of 5 square metres (54 sq ft) each. As the location is surrounded by salty mountains, subterrean water deposits the salty water in the ponds and the water evaporates due to the exposure to the sun. After aprox. 1 month the level of salt reaches 10 centimetres (3.9 in) and is removed in sacks.

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English : General view of the salineras (salt evaporation ponds) in Maras, Peru. The salt is obtained in Maras since the Inca Empire times and the site is currently composed of around 3.000 ponds of 5 square metres (54 sq ft) each. As the location is surrounded by salty mountains, subterrean water deposits the salty water in the ponds and the water evaporates due to the exposure to the sun. After aprox. 1 month the level of salt reaches 10 centimetres (3.9 in) and is removed in sacks.

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Demo footage of Rome, Italy, for upcoming QFHD high-resolution displays.‎

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Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) in Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Kvarnvikens kvarn is a former watermill in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden‎

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Porta Macedonia is a triumphal arch located in Pella Square, Skopje, Macedonia. Construction started in 2011 and finished in January 2012. The 21 m (69 ft)-high arch is work of Valentina Stefanovska, the sculptor responsible for other monuments from the Skopje 2014 project.

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English : Porta Macedonia is a triumphal arch located in Pella Square, Skopje, Macedonia. Construction started in 2011 and finished in January 2012. The 21 m (69 ft)-high arch is work of Valentina Stefanovska, the sculptor responsible for other monuments from the Skopje 2014 project.

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King Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii), timelapse over the period of one week‎

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View of the main nave of the church of the monastery of San Martiño Pinario, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The church, finished in 1652, was the work of Mateo López, González de Araújo, Bartolomé Fernández Lechuga, and José de Peña y Toro. The jewel of the church is the elaborate altarpiece, designed by Fernando de Casas Novoa in the Baroque style.

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English : View of the main nave of the church of the monastery of San Martiño Pinario, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The church, finished in 1652, was the work of Mateo López, González de Araújo, Bartolomé Fernández Lechuga, and José de Peña y Toro. The jewel of the church is the elaborate altarpiece, designed by Fernando de Casas Novoa in the Baroque style.

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Galapagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Japanese rat snakes (Elaphe climacophora) mating in Tokyo, Japan.‎

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View of the Tower of Hercules and the surrounding park at sunrise. The park is located near the center of A Coruña, Galicia, north-western coast of Spain. The 55 m (180 ft)-high tower is 1900 years old and is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today. It is also the second-tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona. The lighthouse was renovated in 1791 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.

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English : View of the Tower of Hercules and the surrounding park at sunrise. The park is located near the center of A Coruña, Galicia, north-western coast of Spain. The 55 m (180 ft)-high tower is 1900 years old and is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today. It is also the second-tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona. The lighthouse was renovated in 1791 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.

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Several workers at the Pyramidion, the tip of the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., USA.‎

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English : Several workers at the Pyramidion, the tip of the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., USA.

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The tunnel of Cotefablo is a public traffic tunnel located between Broto and Biescas, in Aragon, not far from the Pyrenees, Spain. The tunnel is 683 m long and was constructed in 1935. It was the scene of a tragic accident during the 1989 Vuelta a España, causing the well-known German cyclist, Reimund Dietzen, to retire from the sport at age 30.

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English : The tunnel of Cotefablo is a public traffic tunnel located between Broto and Biescas, in Aragon, not far from the Pyrenees, Spain. The tunnel is 683 m long and was constructed in 1935. It was the scene of a tragic accident during the 1989 Vuelta a España, causing the well-known German cyclist, Reimund Dietzen, to retire from the sport at age 30.

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Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place where Lawspeakers (lögsögumaður) presided over the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland pledged allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

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English : Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place where Lawspeakers (lögsögumaður) presided over the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland pledged allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.

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Time-lapse video of the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands on 24 August 2015.‎

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English : Time-lapse video of the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands on 24 August 2015.

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Church of San Salvador in Torla, province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain. The church, of late Gothic style but with a Renaissance portal, dates from the 16th century. In the background are the mountains of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

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English : Church of San Salvador in Torla, province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain. The church, of late Gothic style but with a Renaissance portal, dates from the 16th century. In the background are the mountains of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

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A walking robot powered by a Lego RCX brick

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Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library located in the north of Mexico City, Mexico. It opened in 2006 and by 2015 had 600,000 publications and books. The library plans to host up to 2 million items. The building, with an area of approximately 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft), had 1.7 million visitors in 2014 and can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

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English : Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library located in the north of Mexico City, Mexico. It opened in 2006 and by 2015 had 600,000 publications and books. The library plans to host up to 2 million items. The building, with an area of approximately 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft), had 1.7 million visitors in 2014 and can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

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Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo capriccioso (A minor), op. 28 (performed by Skidmore College Orchestra)‎

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English : Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo capriccioso (A minor), op. 28 (performed by Skidmore College Orchestra)

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A red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. On June 24, 2016, President Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising the “Stonewall National Monument.”‎

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English : The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. On June 24, 2016, President Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising the “Stonewall National Monument.”

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Front view of the city Hall of A Coruña, also called Municipal Palace, during the blue hour, Galicia, Spain. The modernist building, in the María Pita Square in the center of the city, was built between 1908 and 1912 to a design of Pedro Ramiro Mariño. It was inaugurated in 1927 by king Alfonso XIII. The facade is 64 metres (210 ft) wide and has 43 windows. Four statues on the third floor represent the provinces of Galicia: A Coruña; Lugo; Orense; Pontevedra. Above them is the coat of arms of the city, flanked by two women symbolizing Peace, Industry, Work and Wisdom. The clock in the central tower has four large bells made of bronze and tin.

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English : Front view of the city Hall of A Coruña, also called Municipal Palace, during the blue hour, Galicia, Spain. The modernist building, in the María Pita Square in the center of the city, was built between 1908 and 1912 to a design of Pedro Ramiro Mariño. It was inaugurated in 1927 by king Alfonso XIII. The facade is 64 metres (210 ft) wide and has 43 windows. Four statues on the third floor represent the provinces of Galicia: A Coruña; Lugo; Orense; Pontevedra. Above them is the coat of arms of the city, flanked by two women symbolizing Peace, Industry, Work and Wisdom. The clock in the central tower has four large bells made of bronze and tin.

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Southern lights, or aurora australis, seen during a geomagnetic storm (KP6 level) at Lake Brown, Western Australia, Australia on the 7th March 2016.‎

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English : Southern lights, or aurora australis, seen during a geomagnetic storm (KP6 level) at Lake Brown, Western Australia, Australia on the 7th March 2016.

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Brazilian salmon pink tarantula (also called bird-eater), male, (Lasiodora parahybana).

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English : Brazilian salmon pink tarantula (also called bird-eater), male, (Lasiodora parahybana).

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Demonstration of a circuit incorporating a force-sensing resistor (FSR) and some LEDs.‎

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English : Demonstration of a circuit incorporating a force-sensing resistor (FSR) and some LEDs.


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