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Sunrise in the Lake Titicaca, near Puno, in the Peruvian Andes, not far from Bolivia. The lake is, by volume of water, the largest in South America and, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft), it's considered the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake has a max. length of 190 kilometres (120 mi) and width of 80 kilometres (50 mi) and a surface of 8,372 square kilometres (3,232 sq mi), whereas the water volume is 893 cubic kilometres (214 cu mi) with a max. depth of 281 metres (922 ft) and an average depth of 107 metres (351 ft).

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English : Sunrise in the Lake Titicaca, near Puno, in the Peruvian Andes, not far from Bolivia. The lake is, by volume of water, the largest in South America and, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft), it's considered the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake has a max. length of 190 kilometres (120 mi) and width of 80 kilometres (50 mi) and a surface of 8,372 square kilometres (3,232 sq mi), whereas the water volume is 893 cubic kilometres (214 cu mi) with a max. depth of 281 metres (922 ft) and an average depth of 107 metres (351 ft).

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Time-lapse of the evening light at Lake Titicaca, viewed from Casa Andina near town Puno, Peru, April 2015.‎

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English : Time-lapse of the evening light at Lake Titicaca, viewed from Casa Andina near town Puno, Peru, April 2015.

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Marmolada (3343 m) is a mountain in northeastern Italy and the highest mountain of the Dolomites, a section of the Alps.

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English : Marmolada (3343 m) is a mountain in northeastern Italy and the highest mountain of the Dolomites, a section of the Alps.

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Aerial recording of Weissfluhjoch (2693 m) (Davos/Arosa/Klosters-Serneus, Grisons, Switzerland).
Wind_mean: 11.9 km/h, Wind_max: 16.9 km/h, Wind_dir: SW, Temperature: -1.0°C, Air_humidity: 5%.‎

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English : Aerial recording of Weissfluhjoch (2693 m) (Davos/Arosa/Klosters-Serneus, Grisons, Switzerland).
Wind_mean: 11.9 km/h, Wind_max: 16.9 km/h, Wind_dir: SW, Temperature: -1.0°C, Air_humidity: 5%.

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German tenor Albert Reiss, outside the Metropolitan Opera's stage door

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Artist (singer) from India.‎

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English : Artist (singer) from India.

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Huacachina oasis, Ica Region, Peru. The location has a population of 115 and is built around a natural lake in the desert and is a popular destination for sandboarding and buggy riding.

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English : Huacachina oasis, Ica Region, Peru. The location has a population of 115 and is built around a natural lake in the desert and is a popular destination for sandboarding and buggy riding.

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Short video of the sandboarding.‎

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English : Short video of the sandboarding.

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Maiden voyage of the Rio de Janeiro Light Rail service passing Rio de Janeiro's city centre, Brazil.

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English : Maiden voyage of the Rio de Janeiro Light Rail service passing Rio de Janeiro's city centre, Brazil.

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Video of the curling, Geneva, Switzerland 2013.‎

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English : Video of the curling, Geneva, Switzerland 2013.

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View of a part of the city of Salvador, Brazilian state of Bahia and its land as seen from the Fort of Barbalho. Panoramic painting in watercolor by an anonymous artist during the 1700s.

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English : View of a part of the city of Salvador, Brazilian state of Bahia and its land as seen from the Fort of Barbalho. Panoramic painting in watercolor by an anonymous artist during the 1700s.

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Video of the surfing at Newport Beach, California, USA 2014.‎

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English : Video of the surfing at Newport Beach, California, USA 2014.

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Ramensky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia. Winter pine wood near Kratovskoe Lake.

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English : Ramensky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia. Winter pine wood near Kratovskoe Lake.

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Short silent, hand coloured film from 1895 year Butterfly dance from production of company Edison Studios.‎

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English : Short silent, hand coloured film from 1895 year Butterfly dance from production of company Edison Studios.

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Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.

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English : Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.

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Walk through a ruins of Pre-Columbian Maya city Coba, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.‎

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English : Walk through a ruins of Pre-Columbian Maya city Coba, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

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Location known as Ojo de San Pedro, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. The location, dried now, used to be a circular lake (therefore called "Ojo", to English "Eye"). The volcano in the background is San Pedro, a 6,145 metres (20,161 ft) stratovolcano.

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English : Location known as Ojo de San Pedro, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. The location, dried now, used to be a circular lake (therefore called "Ojo", to English "Eye"). The volcano in the background is San Pedro, a 6,145 metres (20,161 ft) stratovolcano.

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Public transport (mainly by trams) during winter 2014 in Bucharest, capital of Romania.‎

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English : Public transport (mainly by trams) during winter 2014 in Bucharest, capital of Romania.

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Abandoned boats in Salen Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

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Japanese destroyer JDS Atago departs Pearl Harbor to participate naval excercises RIMPAC 2010.‎

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Unidentified dragonfly - Odonata (probably Trithemis annulata) at a pool in a wadi, emirate Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates 2016.‎

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English : Unidentified dragonfly - Odonata (probably Trithemis annulata) at a pool in a wadi, emirate Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates 2016.

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Block P in the World Heritage Monument Speicherstadt in Hamburg (Germany) at night

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Festival Alstereisvergnügen in Hamburg, February 2012, Germany.‎

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English : Festival Alstereisvergnügen in Hamburg, February 2012, Germany.

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Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo.

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English : Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo.

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Panoramic view of the Miñiques, a massive volcanic complex and lake located in the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The lake has a surface of 1.5 square kilometres (0.58 sq mi) and is located at 4,115 metres (13,501 ft) over the sea level.

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English : Panoramic view of the Miñiques, a massive volcanic complex and lake located in the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The lake has a surface of 1.5 square kilometres (0.58 sq mi) and is located at 4,115 metres (13,501 ft) over the sea level.

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Aerial recording of the church St. Peter, Mistail (901 m), Grisons, Switzerland

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English : Aerial recording of the church St. Peter, Mistail (901 m), Grisons, Switzerland

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Haanja Upland in winter seen from the observation tower in Suur Munamägi, Estonia.

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Silent film from 1905 year Seven Ages of director Edwin S. Porter made by company Edison Studios.‎

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English : Silent film from 1905 year Seven Ages of director Edwin S. Porter made by company Edison Studios.

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Ore bunkers in Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Ivy King – the largest US fission bomb (500 kt) test, 16th November 1952, Marshall Islands

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Two RENFE class 730 "Dual-mode Patito" ("duckling") crossing the Viaducto Martín Gil near Zamora, Spain.

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English : Interiors of Talgo 250 «Swift» train which operates at MoscowNizhny Novgorod railway line in Russia

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Woolly burdock (Arctium tomentosum) in Keila, Estonia.

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Time-lapse video ( 4 hours in real-time) of carnivorous plant Drosera capensis "eating" small fly.‎

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English : Time-lapse video ( 4 hours in real-time) of carnivorous plant Drosera capensis "eating" small fly.

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St. Sebastian Church (Berlin-Wedding). The catholic parish church was built between 1890 and 1893 in neogothic style.

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English : St. Sebastian Church (Berlin-Wedding). The catholic parish church was built between 1890 and 1893 in neogothic style.

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Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.‎

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English : Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.

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Eastern gray squirrel (UK: Grey squirrel) Sciurus carolinensis to celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day.

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Piedras Rojas (in English "Red Stones"), a singular rock formation in the Aguas Calientes salt flat, high puna of northern Chilean Andes. The Aguas Calientes salt lake belongs to the bigger Talar salt lake, of a surface of 46 square kilometres (18 sq mi) and located at an altitude of 3,950 metres (12,960 ft).

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English : Piedras Rojas (in English "Red Stones"), a singular rock formation in the Aguas Calientes salt flat, high puna of northern Chilean Andes. The Aguas Calientes salt lake belongs to the bigger Talar salt lake, of a surface of 46 square kilometres (18 sq mi) and located at an altitude of 3,950 metres (12,960 ft).

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Short promotional animated documentary film created by John Sutherland in 1953. It explains what an atom is, how nuclear energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of nuclear power, and the by-products of nuclear fission.‎

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English : Short promotional animated documentary film created by John Sutherland in 1953. It explains what an atom is, how nuclear energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of nuclear power, and the by-products of nuclear fission.

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Junonia atlites mating pair

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Butterfly Melanargia galathea (Marbled White butterfly) on a Cirsium vulgare, Hesse, Germany.‎

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English : Butterfly Melanargia galathea (Marbled White butterfly) on a Cirsium vulgare, Hesse, Germany.

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Lake Järise in Saaremaa island, Estonia.

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Video of town Hindeloopen in north Netherlands made by drone DJI Phantom 3 Advanced .‎

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English : Video of town Hindeloopen in north Netherlands made by drone DJI Phantom 3 Advanced .

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Smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani) on Grand Cayman, to celebrate National Heroes Day in the Cayman Islands.

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The Intermediate egret (Ardea intermedia) dining on a rodent in Dayboro, SE Queensland, Australia.‎

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English : The Intermediate egret (Ardea intermedia) dining on a rodent in Dayboro, SE Queensland, Australia.

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Slums in Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

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Short night video of Pudong, district of city Shanghai, China.‎

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Interior of Vitebsky railway station in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Passenger train powered by steam locomotive P-36 at Fryazevo railway station, line Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, January 2016.‎

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English : Passenger train powered by steam locomotive P-36 at Fryazevo railway station, line Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, January 2016.

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Horse-drawn sleighs in settlement Slavne near town Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

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Short cinema journal about everyday life in Zaporizhia countryside, part of Ukraine during 20th years of 20th century.‎

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English : Short cinema journal about everyday life in Zaporizhia countryside, part of Ukraine during 20th years of 20th century.

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Panoramic view of the Rainbow Valley, Río Grande, Comune of San Pedro de Atacama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The valley, located 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) over the sea level, is difficult to access but still has become popular due to the explosion of colors in its hills that gave it its name.

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English : Panoramic view of the Rainbow Valley, Río Grande, Comune of San Pedro de Atacama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The valley, located 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) over the sea level, is difficult to access but still has become popular due to the explosion of colors in its hills that gave it its name.

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Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.‎

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English : Video from the deep sea exploration by robotic camera of the ship NOAAS Okeanos Explorer in Gulf of Mexico, year 2014.

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Parthenos sylvia (Clipper) puddling adventurously from a forest stream.

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