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Video of butterfly Papilio machaon.‎

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English : Video of butterfly Papilio machaon.

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Berlin Cathedral at early morning light. View from east.

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English : Berlin Cathedral at early morning light. View from east.

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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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Crypt of the Cádiz Cathedral, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. The Roman Catholic church was built between 1722 and 1838 and has Baroque, Rococo and neoclassical elements. In the crypt are buried the composer Manuel de Falla and the poet and playwright José María Pemán, two of the most important personalities born in Cádiz.

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English : Crypt of the Cádiz Cathedral, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. The Roman Catholic church was built between 1722 and 1838 and has Baroque, Rococo and neoclassical elements. In the crypt are buried the composer Manuel de Falla and the poet and playwright José María Pemán, two of the most important personalities born in Cádiz.

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Cyrano de Bergerac, a 1900 French short drama film based on Edmond Rostand's homonymous play. Directed by Clément Maurice and featuring Coquelin aîné in the title role, the film was shown at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. Hand colorized and synchronized to a wax cylinder recording, it is thought to be the first ever film made with both color and sound.‎

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English : Cyrano de Bergerac, a 1900 French short drama film based on Edmond Rostand's homonymous play. Directed by Clément Maurice and featuring Coquelin aîné in the title role, the film was shown at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. Hand colorized and synchronized to a wax cylinder recording, it is thought to be the first ever film made with both color and sound.

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Mangfallplatz is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1. Opened on November 9, 1997, it is the southernmost station on the line.

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English : Mangfallplatz is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1. Opened on November 9, 1997, it is the southernmost station on the line.

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The Barcelona Metro is one of the largest metro systems in Europe. The modern metro lines use automatic trains. The old metro lines use traditional trains with a human driver. In the future, there will be less people, who drive the trains.‎

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English : The Barcelona Metro is one of the largest metro systems in Europe. The modern metro lines use automatic trains. The old metro lines use traditional trains with a human driver. In the future, there will be less people, who drive the trains.

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A four-year-old Baikal Cossack in Bayan village, Buryatia, Russia

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1973 American public service announcement for the Equal Pay Act featuring Batgirl with her boss Batman and her co-worker Robin.‎

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English : 1973 American public service announcement for the Equal Pay Act featuring Batgirl with her boss Batman and her co-worker Robin.

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Bellevue Palace in Berlin is the official residence of the President of Germany.

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Bungee jump from Macau Tower (233m high) in Macau, China.‎

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English : Bungee jump from Macau Tower (233m high) in Macau, China.

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First stage of a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket on the Autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You.

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English : First stage of a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket on the Autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly shows the water drop movements in the microgravity environment into the International Space Station, video from the year 2016.‎

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English : Astronaut Scott Kelly shows the water drop movements in the microgravity environment into the International Space Station, video from the year 2016.

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Historical building on Hirschau peninsula, Königssee, Bavaria, part of Berchtesgaden National Park.

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Fantasmagorie, a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl, believed to be the first animated cartoon.‎

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English : Fantasmagorie, a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl, believed to be the first animated cartoon.

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Sainte-Chapelle with gate at the Cour de Mai of the Palais de Justice in Paris, France

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Stereoscopic photograph of a Japanese pulled rickshaw, circa 1901.‎

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Half a million lumens projected in HD at the Prince Regent Brighton Pavilion during the Brighton Festival.‎

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English : Half a million lumens projected in HD at the Prince Regent Brighton Pavilion during the Brighton Festival.

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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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Practice of surfing in Los Caracas, Venezuela

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Basel: Pfalz, Minster and surroundings.

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Time-lapse video of water-lily blooming.‎

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Train 22 Kyzylorda-Semipalatinsk, hauled by a Kazakhstan Temir Zholy 2TE10U diesel locomotive. Picture taken near Aynabulak, Kazakhstan.

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The Lincoln Memorial, finished in 1922, is a national monument built to honor Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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English : The Lincoln Memorial, finished in 1922, is a national monument built to honor Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. This footage is one of the first of its kind.‎

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English : Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. This footage is one of the first of its kind.

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Lörrach: Burghof.

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A short film exploring urban climbing (buildering).‎

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English : A short film exploring urban climbing (buildering).

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Ceiling in one of the rooms of Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran. The palace, which was built in 1669 and which name means "Eight Heavens", is the only one left today out of forty mansions that existed during the rule of Safavids.

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English : Ceiling in one of the rooms of Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran. The palace, which was built in 1669 and which name means "Eight Heavens", is the only one left today out of forty mansions that existed during the rule of Safavids.

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A timelapse video of a bonfire in Lepuix, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in northeastern France.‎

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English : A timelapse video of a bonfire in Lepuix, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in northeastern France.

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Moonlight view of the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), town hall of Berlin, capital of Germany. The building is home to the governing mayor and the government of the Federal state of Berlin. While the building is modelled on the Old Town Hall of Toruń (today Poland), the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral tower of Notre-Dame de Laon (France). The town hall was built between 1861 and 1869 and rebuilt to the original plans between 1951 and 1956 after the severe damages during the Allied bombing in World War II.

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English : Moonlight view of the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), town hall of Berlin, capital of Germany. The building is home to the governing mayor and the government of the Federal state of Berlin. While the building is modelled on the Old Town Hall of Toruń (today Poland), the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral tower of Notre-Dame de Laon (France). The town hall was built between 1861 and 1869 and rebuilt to the original plans between 1951 and 1956 after the severe damages during the Allied bombing in World War II.

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Timelapse video taken from the ISS over the course of 28 minutes in October 2011. The video begins just north-west of the Tibetan Plateau, going south-east to South Australia, where the Milky Way can be seen rising in the sky.‎

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English : Timelapse video taken from the ISS over the course of 28 minutes in October 2011. The video begins just north-west of the Tibetan Plateau, going south-east to South Australia, where the Milky Way can be seen rising in the sky.

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View at dusk of two of the highlights in Valle de la Luna, the Great Dune in the foreground, and the Amphitheater in the background, San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile.

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English : View at dusk of two of the highlights in Valle de la Luna, the Great Dune in the foreground, and the Amphitheater in the background, San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile.

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Thirty-three years ago today, Advance Australia Fair became Australia's national anthem after a proclamation by the Governor-General, Sir Ninian Stephen. This version is an instrumental version by the United States Navy Band.‎

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English : Thirty-three years ago today, Advance Australia Fair became Australia's national anthem after a proclamation by the Governor-General, Sir Ninian Stephen. This version is an instrumental version by the United States Navy Band.

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The 1812 Constitution Bridge, commonly known as "La Pepa Bridge" is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Bay of Cádiz connecting the city of Cádiz with the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia, Spain. The bridge, constructed between 2008 and september 2015, is 34.3 metres (113 ft) wide to host 2 lanes in each direction and 3,092 metres (10,144 ft) long, the longest span being 540 metres (1,770 ft). It has the second highest height for maritime traffic in the world (69 metres (226 ft)) after the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge in New York, USA.

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English : The 1812 Constitution Bridge, commonly known as "La Pepa Bridge" is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Bay of Cádiz connecting the city of Cádiz with the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia, Spain. The bridge, constructed between 2008 and september 2015, is 34.3 metres (113 ft) wide to host 2 lanes in each direction and 3,092 metres (10,144 ft) long, the longest span being 540 metres (1,770 ft). It has the second highest height for maritime traffic in the world (69 metres (226 ft)) after the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge in New York, USA.

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Urban climbing on the Southern (Pivdennyi) Bridge in Kiev, Ukraine. It is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Kiev, serving both the Syretsko-Pecherska metro line and automobile traffic. The bridge, constructed between 1983 and december 1990, is 41 metres (135 ft) wide and 1,256 metres (4,121 ft) long, being the longest span 270 metres (890 ft). The cables holding the spans on the bridge are supported by two ferroconcrete double-column structures 135 metres (443 ft) in height.‎

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English : Urban climbing on the Southern (Pivdennyi) Bridge in Kiev, Ukraine. It is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Kiev, serving both the Syretsko-Pecherska metro line and automobile traffic. The bridge, constructed between 1983 and december 1990, is 41 metres (135 ft) wide and 1,256 metres (4,121 ft) long, being the longest span 270 metres (890 ft). The cables holding the spans on the bridge are supported by two ferroconcrete double-column structures 135 metres (443 ft) in height.

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Papilio dravidarum, Malabar raven, is an endemic species of swallowtail butterfly found in the Western Ghats of India.

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English : Papilio dravidarum, Malabar raven, is an endemic species of swallowtail butterfly found in the Western Ghats of India.

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View out of the window of an aeroplane landing at Gatwick Airport in London, England

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The Siegestor in Munich is a three-arched triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga. The Siegestor is 21 meters high, 24 m wide, and 12 m deep. It is located between the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Ohmstraße, where the Ludwigstraße (south) ends and the Leopoldstraße (north) begins. It thus sits at the boundary between the two Munich districts of Maxvorstadt and Schwabing.

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English : The Siegestor in Munich is a three-arched triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga. The Siegestor is 21 meters high, 24 m wide, and 12 m deep. It is located between the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Ohmstraße, where the Ludwigstraße (south) ends and the Leopoldstraße (north) begins. It thus sits at the boundary between the two Munich districts of Maxvorstadt and Schwabing.

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On this day last year, the Paris Agreement was opened for signing. It has been so far signed by 194 countries, including the USA. In this video, former President of the USA, Barack Obama, gives a speech at the White House explaining his administration's position on the agreement.‎

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English : On this day last year, the Paris Agreement was opened for signing. It has been so far signed by 194 countries, including the USA. In this video, former President of the USA, Barack Obama, gives a speech at the White House explaining his administration's position on the agreement.

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Underwater video of corals in Boulder Bay Eco-Resort, south-west in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar.‎

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A timelapse video of amoeba. The video is filmed at 250 frames taken at 4 second intervals, shown at 10fps.‎

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English : A timelapse video of amoeba. The video is filmed at 250 frames taken at 4 second intervals, shown at 10fps.

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The Māori Battalion performing a haka circa June 1941, one of the iconic images of the New Zealand army in the Second World War. Today is ANZAC Day, the day of recognition of Australians and New Zealanders who served their country.

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English : The Māori Battalion performing a haka circa June 1941, one of the iconic images of the New Zealand army in the Second World War. Today is ANZAC Day, the day of recognition of Australians and New Zealanders who served their country.

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Group of man performing haka as a protest against the government law Alcohol Prohibition Law Reform near of Wellington, New Zealand in 2011 year.‎

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English : Group of man performing haka as a protest against the government law Alcohol Prohibition Law Reform near of Wellington, New Zealand in 2011 year.

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Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum at dawn. Architect: I. M. Pei (born April 26, 1917 in Guangzhou, China).

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English : Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum at dawn. Architect: I. M. Pei (born April 26, 1917 in Guangzhou, China).

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Video taken by a quadcopter of the campus of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.‎

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Video of fighting between male grasshoppers, Kosciuscola tristis.‎

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View of Quito, capital of Ecuador, from El Panecillo. The city population is about 1,620,000 inhabitants and due to the orography of the region the city has a particular longish form.

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English : View of Quito, capital of Ecuador, from El Panecillo. The city population is about 1,620,000 inhabitants and due to the orography of the region the city has a particular longish form.

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Aerial recording of mountain Piz Neir (2910 m), Albula Alps, Grisons, Switzerland.‎

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English : Aerial recording of mountain Piz Neir (2910 m), Albula Alps, Grisons, Switzerland.

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General view of Arg-e Bam, or, Bam Citadel, the largest adobe building in the world and an UNESCO world heritage site, located in Bam, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th centuries BC) and even beyond. The citadel was destroyed by the devastating 2003 Bam earthquake that cost over 26,000 lives and is being reconstructed since then.

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English : General view of Arg-e Bam, or, Bam Citadel, the largest adobe building in the world and an UNESCO world heritage site, located in Bam, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th centuries BC) and even beyond. The citadel was destroyed by the devastating 2003 Bam earthquake that cost over 26,000 lives and is being reconstructed since then.

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A jeweler in Malaysia shows how to make silver brooches.‎

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English : A jeweler in Malaysia shows how to make silver brooches.

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Hypogeum of the Amphitheatre of El Jem, an archeological site in the city of El Djem, Tunisia. At both sides of this tunnel are located the cells where the beasts for the games were kept. The amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, was built around 238 AD, when the modern Tunisia belonged to the Roman province of Africa. It is the third biggest amphiteatre and one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world with capacity for 35,000 spectators within 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft) long axes and unique in Africa.

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English : Hypogeum of the Amphitheatre of El Jem, an archeological site in the city of El Djem, Tunisia. At both sides of this tunnel are located the cells where the beasts for the games were kept. The amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, was built around 238 AD, when the modern Tunisia belonged to the Roman province of Africa. It is the third biggest amphiteatre and one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world with capacity for 35,000 spectators within 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft) long axes and unique in Africa.

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A guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) as a pet at home.‎

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