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Nightly insects flights in front of a spotlight at a waterhole in Namibia, Okambara Elephant Lodge with visible stars in the background.

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English : Nightly insects flights in front of a spotlight at a waterhole in Namibia, Okambara Elephant Lodge with visible stars in the background.

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On 28 May 2017 the Russian medium-range twinjet Irkut MC-21 airliner performed its maiden flight.‎

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English : On 28 May 2017 the Russian medium-range twinjet Irkut MC-21 airliner performed its maiden flight.

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Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, as seen from (or rather through) Neptune Fountain.

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Video from the Legion Bridge over Vltava river near of National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017.‎

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English : Video from the Legion Bridge over Vltava river near of National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017.

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Panoramic night view of the Juma (Friday) Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan. This mosque, built in 743, is considered the first one in the Caucasus after the Friday mosque of Derbent (constructed in 734). It was built during the governance period of Caliphate's vicar in the Caucasus and Dagestan. The mosque underwent numerous damages due to plunderings, earthquakes and wars and was lately reconstructed in 2009.

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English : Panoramic night view of the Juma (Friday) Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan. This mosque, built in 743, is considered the first one in the Caucasus after the Friday mosque of Derbent (constructed in 734). It was built during the governance period of Caliphate's vicar in the Caucasus and Dagestan. The mosque underwent numerous damages due to plunderings, earthquakes and wars and was lately reconstructed in 2009.

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Curious Alice is a 1971 American short educational cartoon on drugs produced by the National Institute of Mental Health and based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.‎

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English : Curious Alice is a 1971 American short educational cartoon on drugs produced by the National Institute of Mental Health and based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Island Elliðaey, Breiðafjörður with lighthouse, Iceland. Viewpoint from northeast.

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Polar bears engaging in play fight in Churchill, Canada.‎

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English : Polar bears engaging in play fight in Churchill, Canada.

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Celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June. A female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and its cub on dense drift ice in Hinlopen Strait, Svalbard. Both, mother and cub look well-fed and healthy since they obviously succeded reaching the northern drift ice in spring in due time. Here the mother is urging the young one to jump into the water.

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English : Celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June. A female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and its cub on dense drift ice in Hinlopen Strait, Svalbard. Both, mother and cub look well-fed and healthy since they obviously succeded reaching the northern drift ice in spring in due time. Here the mother is urging the young one to jump into the water.

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Video of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the wild‎

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Skyscapers at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin at the end of the blue hour. Buildings and their architects from left to right: Atrium-Tower (Renzo Piano), Kollhoff-Tower (Hans Kollhoff), BahnTower (Helmut Jahn), Beisheim-Center (various architects).

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English : Skyscapers at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin at the end of the blue hour. Buildings and their architects from left to right: Atrium-Tower (Renzo Piano), Kollhoff-Tower (Hans Kollhoff), BahnTower (Helmut Jahn), Beisheim-Center (various architects).

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Video from July 1945 of the Reichstag in Berlin, which has been the seat of the Bundestag since 1999.‎

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English : Video from July 1945 of the Reichstag in Berlin, which has been the seat of the Bundestag since 1999.

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Exit of Munich subway station Candidplatz.

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Subway trains arriving at stations of the MTA and the PATH subway networks in New York City. A trip on a subway train.‎

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English : Subway trains arriving at stations of the MTA and the PATH subway networks in New York City. A trip on a subway train.

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The internal surface of the peridium of the rare myxomycete Tubifera dudkae, a plasmodial slime mold, is covered with folds somewhat resembling sea waves. Among them oval shaped reticulate spores occur. Micrograph image with a magnification of 2000x.

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English : The internal surface of the peridium of the rare myxomycete Tubifera dudkae, a plasmodial slime mold, is covered with folds somewhat resembling sea waves. Among them oval shaped reticulate spores occur. Micrograph image with a magnification of 2000x.

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Internet surveillance explained (2014) is a Colombian stop motion short film on mass surveillance online produced by Fundación Karisma and realized by Magic Markers.‎

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English : Internet surveillance explained (2014) is a Colombian stop motion short film on mass surveillance online produced by Fundación Karisma and realized by Magic Markers.

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Types of epaulette of the Russian Empire (classification not earlier than 1855; examples after 1904, for the cavalry after 1908)

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"Baldy is Invited to Dinner" (Лысый приглашен на ужин), a Russian silent film from 1916.‎

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English : "Baldy is Invited to Dinner" (Лысый приглашен на ужин), a Russian silent film from 1916.

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Carthusian Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum) at the Buchberg near Neulengbach, Lower Austria

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Mumbai (India's city of dreams) in a day's Time-lapse.‎

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Night view of the fortress of Bordj el Kebir and the moon over it, Mahdia, Tunisia. The fortress was built in 1595 over a squared Fatimid Caliphate palace by the Ottomans in order to resist the attacks of Spanish and Maltese vessels.

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English : Night view of the fortress of Bordj el Kebir and the moon over it, Mahdia, Tunisia. The fortress was built in 1595 over a squared Fatimid Caliphate palace by the Ottomans in order to resist the attacks of Spanish and Maltese vessels.

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Ardon's Gate (Porte d'Ardon), Laon, Picardy, France

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Aerial recording of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) travelling from Preda to Bergün through several loop tunnels (Bergün, Grisons, Switzerland).‎

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English : Aerial recording of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) travelling from Preda to Bergün through several loop tunnels (Bergün, Grisons, Switzerland).

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Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 273, a group of interacting galaxies, lying 300 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda.

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English : Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 273, a group of interacting galaxies, lying 300 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda.

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Save Life Give Blood 14 June World Blood Donor Day💉.‎

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Typical landscape in the Atacama desert, the most arid place in the world, but with a special viewer, near Calama, northern Chile.

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A time lapse video of grass seed growing on a window sill.‎

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Theretra clotho, Common Hunter Hawkmoth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The larva is found in two color forms; green and brown. Here this brown form is on its host plant, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.

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English : Theretra clotho, Common Hunter Hawkmoth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The larva is found in two color forms; green and brown. Here this brown form is on its host plant, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.

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English : The Lawless Frontier is a 1934 American Western film directed by Robert North Bradbury and starring John Wayne, Sheila Terry and George "Gabby" Hayes.

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Remains of an old pier on the beach of Juliusruh (Isle of Rügen, Germany) at sunrise. The pier was used by the fishermen of the bay Tromper Wiek.

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English : Remains of an old pier on the beach of Juliusruh (Isle of Rügen, Germany) at sunrise. The pier was used by the fishermen of the bay Tromper Wiek.

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system. Did you know how it works?‎

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English : Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system. Did you know how it works?

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Himeji Castle, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

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English : Himeji Castle, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

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The State Caterpillar (2016), an animated GIF by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill after an eponymous caricature of William Pitt the Younger. Winner of the GIF IT UP 2016 competition organized by the Digital Public Library of America.‎

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English : The State Caterpillar (2016), an animated GIF by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill after an eponymous caricature of William Pitt the Younger. Winner of the GIF IT UP 2016 competition organized by the Digital Public Library of America.

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Retrochoir of the Roman Catholic cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain. This wonderful Baroque style retrochoir is work of Miguel de Zumárraga and was finalized in 1635. It was constructed with precious materials like marmor or jasper and it's decorated with bas-relieves and bronce busts. The gothic painting in the middle shows the Virgin of Los Remedios, very popular in the Reconquista times and still very devoted in Spain. The temple is since 1987 a World Heritage Site according to the UNESCO and is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. When it was completed, at the beginning of the 16th century, it became the successor of Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

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English : Retrochoir of the Roman Catholic cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain. This wonderful Baroque style retrochoir is work of Miguel de Zumárraga and was finalized in 1635. It was constructed with precious materials like marmor or jasper and it's decorated with bas-relieves and bronce busts. The gothic painting in the middle shows the Virgin of Los Remedios, very popular in the Reconquista times and still very devoted in Spain. The temple is since 1987 a World Heritage Site according to the UNESCO and is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. When it was completed, at the beginning of the 16th century, it became the successor of Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

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How Wikipedia contributes to free knowledge?‎

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English : How Wikipedia contributes to free knowledge?

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Kyoto Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. The current station opened in 1997, commemorating Kyoto's 1,200th anniversary. It is 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, with a total floor area of 238,000 square meters. Architecturally, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic façade of plate glass over a steel frame. The architect was Hiroshi Hara.

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English : Kyoto Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. The current station opened in 1997, commemorating Kyoto's 1,200th anniversary. It is 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, with a total floor area of 238,000 square meters. Architecturally, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic façade of plate glass over a steel frame. The architect was Hiroshi Hara.

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A trip on the Transrapid train on the Shanghai maglev line from Longyang Road Station to Pudong International Airport Station and backwards. The train passes this 30 km line in 7 minutes and 10 seconds, reaching a top speed of 431 km/h.‎

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English : A trip on the Transrapid train on the Shanghai maglev line from Longyang Road Station to Pudong International Airport Station and backwards. The train passes this 30 km line in 7 minutes and 10 seconds, reaching a top speed of 431 km/h.

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This film briefly explores how, in the last 150 years, the 5000 years old ancient discipline of Yoga has disseminated from India to the rest of the world; Celebrating 3rd International Yoga Day

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English : This film briefly explores how, in the last 150 years, the 5000 years old ancient discipline of Yoga has disseminated from India to the rest of the world; Celebrating 3rd International Yoga Day

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Red-legged seriema Cariama cristata, to celebrate Ladies Day (Gold Cup Day) at Royal Ascot

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Le Petomane is an American silent short produced by Edison Studios during the Exposition Universelle (1900) and the only subsisting film on Joseph Pujol, a French flatulist, filmed during his show at the Moulin Rouge, a Paris cabaret.‎

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English : Le Petomane is an American silent short produced by Edison Studios during the Exposition Universelle (1900) and the only subsisting film on Joseph Pujol, a French flatulist, filmed during his show at the Moulin Rouge, a Paris cabaret.

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Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris): the largest sub-species of jaguar. To celebrate Olympic Day. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established on 23 June 1894. The Team Brazil (Time Brasil) mascot for Rio 2016 was a jaguar in Brazil's national colours of green and yellow.

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English : Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris): the largest sub-species of jaguar. To celebrate Olympic Day. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established on 23 June 1894. The Team Brazil (Time Brasil) mascot for Rio 2016 was a jaguar in Brazil's national colours of green and yellow.

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Ceiling of the Sioni Cathedral, a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The cathedral is situated in historic Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street) in downtown Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.

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English : Ceiling of the Sioni Cathedral, a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The cathedral is situated in historic Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street) in downtown Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.

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Time lapse video of Aurora Borealis near Vancouver, Canada, on May 7th 2016.‎

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English : Time lapse video of Aurora Borealis near Vancouver, Canada, on May 7th 2016.

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Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 square miles) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture.

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English : Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 square miles) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture.

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Large-leaved Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), invasive species in wild in Ukraine.

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The Return of Count Spirochete (1973) is an animated film produced by the National Naval Medical Center to educate soldiers on sexually transmitted infection, particularly syphillis, caused by a bacteria called spirochaete.‎

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English : The Return of Count Spirochete (1973) is an animated film produced by the National Naval Medical Center to educate soldiers on sexually transmitted infection, particularly syphillis, caused by a bacteria called spirochaete.

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Oxyopes javanus is a spider in the family Oxyopidae, commonly known as Lynx spiders.

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A bee collecting nectar on a dog rose flower (rosa canina)‎

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English : A bee collecting nectar on a dog rose flower (rosa canina)

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Moon light view of the Bode Museum, located on the Museum Island of Berlin, Germany. The museum, originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (after Emperor Frederick III) and later honored to its curator, Wilhelm von Bode, was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. The museum hosts a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, coins and medals.

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English : Moon light view of the Bode Museum, located on the Museum Island of Berlin, Germany. The museum, originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (after Emperor Frederick III) and later honored to its curator, Wilhelm von Bode, was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. The museum hosts a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, coins and medals.

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View from a drone of two cargo ships along the Rhine in Cologne near the Severinsbrücke.‎

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English : View from a drone of two cargo ships along the Rhine in Cologne near the Severinsbrücke.

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View of the rich ceiling of the interior courtyard of the Borujerdi House, a historic house located in Kashan, Iran. The house dates from 1857 and was constructed by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for a wealthy merchant as proof of love to his wife.

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English : View of the rich ceiling of the interior courtyard of the Borujerdi House, a historic house located in Kashan, Iran. The house dates from 1857 and was constructed by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for a wealthy merchant as proof of love to his wife.

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Dōtonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan, running along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward. Historically a theater district, it is now a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterized by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards. One of the area's most prominent features, a billboard for confectionery company Glico displaying the image of a runner crossing a finishing line, is seen as an icon of Osaka within Japan.

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English : Dōtonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan, running along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward. Historically a theater district, it is now a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterized by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards. One of the area's most prominent features, a billboard for confectionery company Glico displaying the image of a runner crossing a finishing line, is seen as an icon of Osaka within Japan.

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Short animated film introducing the history of sushi and explaining how to eat sushi the right way.‎

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