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Hverfjall, located in northern Iceland's Mývatn region, is a rare example of a tuff ring volcano. The diameter of its crater spans approx. 1 km. A glimpse of Lake Mývatn can be spotted in the background.

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English : Hverfjall, located in northern Iceland's Mývatn region, is a rare example of a tuff ring volcano. The diameter of its crater spans approx. 1 km. A glimpse of Lake Mývatn can be spotted in the background.

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At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft was mated to its booster rocket and moved to the launch pad on a railcar (July 4) for final preparations before launch to the International Space Station on July 7 2016. The Soyuz MS-01 carry to the orbital complex for a four-month mission 3 cosmonauts from two missions: Expedition 48 and Expedition 49.‎

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English : At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft was mated to its booster rocket and moved to the launch pad on a railcar (July 4) for final preparations before launch to the International Space Station on July 7 2016. The Soyuz MS-01 carry to the orbital complex for a four-month mission 3 cosmonauts from two missions: Expedition 48 and Expedition 49.

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The Flora Fountain in Mumbai, India.

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On 19th March 2016, the day of fight against racist discrimination, more than 2 000 people gathered in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia to protest against racism and fascism.‎

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English : On 19th March 2016, the day of fight against racist discrimination, more than 2 000 people gathered in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia to protest against racism and fascism.

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Video recording of a calling male purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis). It can be found in the Western Ghats in India and this species was formally described in October 2003.‎

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English : Video recording of a calling male purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis). It can be found in the Western Ghats in India and this species was formally described in October 2003.

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Refectory (dining room) for those lay brothers of the Cistercian Monastery of Santa María de Huerta. The monastery is located in the village of Santa María de Huerta, province of Soria, Castille and León, Spain. The first stone of the building was laid in the 12th century by the king Alfonso VII of Castile and the building was expanded in the 16th century thanks to the help of the kings Charles I and Philip II.

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English : Refectory (dining room) for those lay brothers of the Cistercian Monastery of Santa María de Huerta. The monastery is located in the village of Santa María de Huerta, province of Soria, Castille and León, Spain. The first stone of the building was laid in the 12th century by the king Alfonso VII of Castile and the building was expanded in the 16th century thanks to the help of the kings Charles I and Philip II.

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Old film showing the transport of food and basic supplement to the city after 1906 San Francisco earthquake by the United States Army.‎

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English : Old film showing the transport of food and basic supplement to the city after 1906 San Francisco earthquake by the United States Army.

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Sunset at the Oedlerteich (Heubachniederung) near Hausdülmen, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Caminandes: Episode 2 is an Open Movie produced by Blender software in Blender Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.‎

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English : Caminandes: Episode 2 is an Open Movie produced by Blender software in Blender Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Caenorhabditis elegans worms, who have green fluorescent protein inserted into their neurons to visualize neural development in a living worm. Tallinn University of Technology.

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English : Caenorhabditis elegans worms, who have green fluorescent protein inserted into their neurons to visualize neural development in a living worm. Tallinn University of Technology.

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The footage of takeoff Antonov An-178, a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company.‎

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English : The footage of takeoff Antonov An-178, a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company.

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Light traces of a ferris wheel, Viktorkirmes in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Walking through Łagów - nice village in western Poland, known by a film festival and nice countryside in surrounding.‎

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English : Walking through Łagów - nice village in western Poland, known by a film festival and nice countryside in surrounding.

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View of the Laguna Verde (Spanish for "Green Lake"), a 1.7 square kilometres (0.66 sq mi) salt lake and endorheic basin in the southwestern Altiplano, Bolivia. The lake is located at the foot of the volcano Licancabur, in the Sur Lípez Province of the Potosí Department very close to the Chilean border.

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English : View of the Laguna Verde (Spanish for "Green Lake"), a 1.7 square kilometres (0.66 sq mi) salt lake and endorheic basin in the southwestern Altiplano, Bolivia. The lake is located at the foot of the volcano Licancabur, in the Sur Lípez Province of the Potosí Department very close to the Chilean border.

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Video from exploration of the stalactite cave Janičja Jama in Slovenia.‎

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English : Video from exploration of the stalactite cave Janičja Jama in Slovenia.

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Organ and west rose window of Laon Cathedral Notre-Dame, Picardy, France

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Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) attacks flying drone Phantom 4 in the USA.‎

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English : Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) attacks flying drone Phantom 4 in the USA.

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A woman feeding her goats which were kept inside a traditional goat pen at Kulon Progo, regency Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.‎

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English : A woman feeding her goats which were kept inside a traditional goat pen at Kulon Progo, regency Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

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Dawn. A pond on the Tomashpilka river in the village of Komargorod. The first beams of the sun and fog over water. Tomashpil Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. Ukraine.

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English : Dawn. A pond on the Tomashpilka river in the village of Komargorod. The first beams of the sun and fog over water. Tomashpil Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. Ukraine.

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Shots from everyday life of crew on the International Space Station and some observations of outside surroundings from June 2016.‎

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English : Shots from everyday life of crew on the International Space Station and some observations of outside surroundings from June 2016.

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The evolution of bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” petri dish: Bacteria (white) grow on a large petri dish with increasing concentrations of antibiotic (trimethoprim) in bands towards the center. Evolution of antimicrobial resistance can be seen as mutants with higher antibiotic resistance are able to colonise the more central regions. By the 11th day of evolution, variants with 1000x higher antibiotic resistance have colonised the central band.‎

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English : The evolution of bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” petri dish: Bacteria (white) grow on a large petri dish with increasing concentrations of antibiotic (trimethoprim) in bands towards the center. Evolution of antimicrobial resistance can be seen as mutants with higher antibiotic resistance are able to colonise the more central regions. By the 11th day of evolution, variants with 1000x higher antibiotic resistance have colonised the central band.

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Liudgerhaus (left), Diözesanbibliothek (right), Überwasserkirche (background) in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A wild goat Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex), at the mountain Gornergrat, above the town Zermatt (Wallis), Switzerland‎

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English : A wild goat Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex), at the mountain Gornergrat, above the town Zermatt (Wallis), Switzerland

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Close-up of a geyser in El Tatio, north of Chile, within the Andes Mountains near the Bolivian border. El Tatio is, at 4,320 meters above sea level, one of the highest-elevation geyser fields in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers, making it the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world (after Yellowstone in the USA and Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia).

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English : Close-up of a geyser in El Tatio, north of Chile, within the Andes Mountains near the Bolivian border. El Tatio is, at 4,320 meters above sea level, one of the highest-elevation geyser fields in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers, making it the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world (after Yellowstone in the USA and Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia).

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Video from the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata, India.‎

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English : Video from the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata, India.

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Iceberg at Franz-Josef Land Reserve, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

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The Eisbach (German for "ice brook") is a small man-made river, 2 kilometres long, in Munich, Germany. It flows through the Englischer Garten and is a side arm of the Isar River. Just past a bridge near the Haus der Kunst art museum, the river forms a standing wave about 1 metre high which is a popular spot for river surfing.

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English : The Eisbach (German for "ice brook") is a small man-made river, 2 kilometres long, in Munich, Germany. It flows through the Englischer Garten and is a side arm of the Isar River. Just past a bridge near the Haus der Kunst art museum, the river forms a standing wave about 1 metre high which is a popular spot for river surfing.

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Satellite images of Hurricane Matthew (2016), materials from NASA.‎

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Audio recording of Il pleure dans mon cœur, a poem of Paul Verlaine, interpreted by Laura Dussard and recorded by Thalie Envolée.‎

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English : Audio recording of Il pleure dans mon cœur, a poem of Paul Verlaine, interpreted by Laura Dussard and recorded by Thalie Envolée.

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The church of Santa María de África is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave on the north coast of Africa. The temple is dedicated to Santa María de África, the patron saint of the city. In 1421 Henry the Navigator sent to Ceuta an image of Our Lady of Africa that guided to the first temple built to honour her in the current location, but no remains have been found from the medieval age. The church is of Baroque style and the first evidence of its existence dates from 1676. The church undergoed a renovation during the first half of the 18th century resulting in its current appearance.

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English : The church of Santa María de África is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave on the north coast of Africa. The temple is dedicated to Santa María de África, the patron saint of the city. In 1421 Henry the Navigator sent to Ceuta an image of Our Lady of Africa that guided to the first temple built to honour her in the current location, but no remains have been found from the medieval age. The church is of Baroque style and the first evidence of its existence dates from 1676. The church undergoed a renovation during the first half of the 18th century resulting in its current appearance.

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Soviet animated film for childern - Медвежонок (Bear Cub) from year 1940.‎

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English : Soviet animated film for childern - Медвежонок (Bear Cub) from year 1940.

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Selfoss is a waterfall on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. The river drops over a number of waterfalls over about 30 km before flowing into Öxarfjörður, a bay of the Arctic Sea.

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English : Selfoss is a waterfall on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. The river drops over a number of waterfalls over about 30 km before flowing into Öxarfjörður, a bay of the Arctic Sea.

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A calf suckling at a meadow near Vrachesh, Bulgaria.‎

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English : A calf suckling at a meadow near Vrachesh, Bulgaria.

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View of the Dragon Dune in the foreground and the city of Iquique in the background, Tarapacá Region, northern Chile. The dune is about 20 000 years old and was originated by coastal winds when the sea level was 100 metres (110 yd) further inside. The dune looks menacing, especially from the bottom, but is stable. It became a Natural Sanctuary in 2005 but before that it was partially removed in the West wing to allow the growth of the city of Iquique. The dune is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) long, between 150–550 metres (160–600 yd) wide and 320 metres (350 yd) high. Iquique has aprox. 185 000 inhabitants and is a prosperous and fast-growing city thanks to the free trade activities.

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English : View of the Dragon Dune in the foreground and the city of Iquique in the background, Tarapacá Region, northern Chile. The dune is about 20 000 years old and was originated by coastal winds when the sea level was 100 metres (110 yd) further inside. The dune looks menacing, especially from the bottom, but is stable. It became a Natural Sanctuary in 2005 but before that it was partially removed in the West wing to allow the growth of the city of Iquique. The dune is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) long, between 150–550 metres (160–600 yd) wide and 320 metres (350 yd) high. Iquique has aprox. 185 000 inhabitants and is a prosperous and fast-growing city thanks to the free trade activities.

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Drone view of White Pine Lake in Utah, USA, from August 2016.‎

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English : Drone view of White Pine Lake in Utah, USA, from August 2016.

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View of the event venue Tempodrom during the blue hour, Kreuzberg neighborhood, Berlin, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz and was housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it got a permanent building in 2002 and has today three performance spaces with a capacity of 3,800 people in the main one.

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English : View of the event venue Tempodrom during the blue hour, Kreuzberg neighborhood, Berlin, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz and was housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it got a permanent building in 2002 and has today three performance spaces with a capacity of 3,800 people in the main one.

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Digital notice warning for tourists not to buy drugs as heroin or cocain from street dealers in Amsterdam, Holland 2015.‎

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English : Digital notice warning for tourists not to buy drugs as heroin or cocain from street dealers in Amsterdam, Holland 2015.

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Andean flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus) in the Laguna Hedionda, Nor Lípez Province southwestern Bolivia.

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English : Andean flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus) in the Laguna Hedionda, Nor Lípez Province southwestern Bolivia.

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Lady spinning yarn in a Charkha in Bangalore, South India.‎

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English : Lady spinning yarn in a Charkha in Bangalore, South India.

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The alpine refuge Alpe di Tires is located at the foot of the Rosszähne mountain in the Dolomites.

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Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Mitte with the following buildings (from left to right): Office building by Renzo Piano, Kollhoff-Tower (by Hans Kollhoff), Bahntower by Helmut Jahn, Beisheim Center (various architects).

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English : Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Mitte with the following buildings (from left to right): Office building by Renzo Piano, Kollhoff-Tower (by Hans Kollhoff), Bahntower by Helmut Jahn, Beisheim Center (various architects).

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Video of broken wine glass created by software 3DStudioMax.‎

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English : Video of broken wine glass created by software 3DStudioMax.

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Technique of dehydration applied to a miniature foal, on display at the Brazilian Museum of Veterinary Anatomy.

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English : Technique of dehydration applied to a miniature foal, on display at the Brazilian Museum of Veterinary Anatomy.

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Fly from genus Ptiolina laying eggs in moss on a stump in a deciduous forest near Marburg, Mittelhessen, Germany.‎

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English : Fly from genus Ptiolina laying eggs in moss on a stump in a deciduous forest near Marburg, Mittelhessen, Germany.

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Icelandic landscape near Neskaupstaður.

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Cleaning of the tunnel of Prague Metro in the station Florenc on the line B, Czech Republic.‎

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English : Cleaning of the tunnel of Prague Metro in the station Florenc on the line B, Czech Republic.

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FCAB railway crossing the 35 kilometers (22 mi) long route over the west side of the Ascotán salt flat, southwestern Bolivia. The train covers the route Antofagasta - Calama - Ollagüe - Uyuni - La Paz, from 0 metres over the sea level in the coastal city of Antofagasta to over 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) in the area where the picture was taken (exactly in Collahuasi) and has a total length of 1,537 km (955 mi). The locomotives have engines EMD GT22CU-3 2406, Clyde GL26C-2 2009 and Clyde GL26C-2 2004 whereas the Ascotán salt flat has a surface of 246 square kilometers (95 sq mi).

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English : FCAB railway crossing the 35 kilometers (22 mi) long route over the west side of the Ascotán salt flat, southwestern Bolivia. The train covers the route Antofagasta - Calama - Ollagüe - Uyuni - La Paz, from 0 metres over the sea level in the coastal city of Antofagasta to over 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) in the area where the picture was taken (exactly in Collahuasi) and has a total length of 1,537 km (955 mi). The locomotives have engines EMD GT22CU-3 2406, Clyde GL26C-2 2009 and Clyde GL26C-2 2004 whereas the Ascotán salt flat has a surface of 246 square kilometers (95 sq mi).

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A train with two steam locomotives YEu-683-89 and L-3653 hauling a passenger coach during a retro-tour on Moscow Little Ring Railway in Moscow, Russia, November 2013. Afterwards this railway line had been electrificated and reconstructed for passenger operations during 2013 - 2016, and all steam-powered retro trains had been banished from it. Nowadays this railway line is used by passenger urban-rail service known as Moscow Central Circle.‎

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English : A train with two steam locomotives YEu-683-89 and L-3653 hauling a passenger coach during a retro-tour on Moscow Little Ring Railway in Moscow, Russia, November 2013. Afterwards this railway line had been electrificated and reconstructed for passenger operations during 2013 - 2016, and all steam-powered retro trains had been banished from it. Nowadays this railway line is used by passenger urban-rail service known as Moscow Central Circle.

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Winter on Ahja river, Estonia.

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View from the Lower Barrakka Gardens to the ringing bell of the Siege Bell War memorial in Valletta, Malta.‎

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English : View from the Lower Barrakka Gardens to the ringing bell of the Siege Bell War memorial in Valletta, Malta.

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Infinity edge pool in a luxury resort, Mauritius.

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Fresco in the dome of Altenburg Abbey Church (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1733): The apocalyptic vision of St. John

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Iguazu Falls on the Iguazu River at the border of Argentine and Brazilian state Paraná.‎

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English : Iguazu Falls on the Iguazu River at the border of Argentine and Brazilian state Paraná.

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Close-up of an exemplar of a captive golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in Arcos de la Frontera, province of Cádiz, Spain.

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Dangerous and risky landing of Portugal Airbus A321-211 (CS-TJF "Luís Vaz de Camões") at Madeira Airport in heavy crosswinds.‎

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English : Dangerous and risky landing of Portugal Airbus A321-211 (CS-TJF "Luís Vaz de Camões") at Madeira Airport in heavy crosswinds.
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