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Aurora Australis glows along the horizon from New Harbour Beach in Tasmania, Southwest National Park.

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English : Aurora Australis glows along the horizon from New Harbour Beach in Tasmania, Southwest National Park.

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Today is International Workers' Day. A poor farmer labourer from Maharashtra narrates his story of becoming rich.‎

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English : Today is International Workers' Day. A poor farmer labourer from Maharashtra narrates his story of becoming rich.

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Blue hour view of front of the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age and opened in 1655. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. Currently it is one of the 3 palaces at the disposal of the monarch.

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English : Blue hour view of front of the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age and opened in 1655. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. Currently it is one of the 3 palaces at the disposal of the monarch.

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A weather vane (an instrument for showing the direction of the wind).‎

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English : A weather vane (an instrument for showing the direction of the wind).

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Pear, Pyrus communis, blossoms

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English : Pear, Pyrus communis, blossoms

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Indian dance (fragments) performed by Elena Tarasova, 2009. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.‎

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English : Indian dance (fragments) performed by Elena Tarasova, 2009. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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May 4 is a traditional Firefighters' Day in many European countries. On this photo, airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conduct training at the Silver Flag area of Kadena Air Base, Japan.

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English : May 4 is a traditional Firefighters' Day in many European countries. On this photo, airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conduct training at the Silver Flag area of Kadena Air Base, Japan.

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The Goddess is a 1934 Chinese film by Wu Yonggang.‎

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English : The Goddess is a 1934 Chinese film by Wu Yonggang.

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Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Detail of "Sphere" by Olafur Eliasson.

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English : Munich shopping mall Fünf Höfe: Detail of "Sphere" by Olafur Eliasson.

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English : Undercover is a 1943 Office of Strategic Services training film, directed by and featuring John Ford.

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A civilian-owned BMP-1 at the Rally of Historical Military Vehicles in Darłowo; the vehicle's appearance might not be a faithful representation of the original

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English : A civilian-owned BMP-1 at the Rally of Historical Military Vehicles in Darłowo; the vehicle's appearance might not be a faithful representation of the original

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English : One A.M. is a 1916 Charlie Chaplin film.

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May is a peak month for the common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum). You will see lots of bright blue and black striped ones. This one, from Dry Sandford Pit in Oxfordshire is an immature male and the end of its abdomen is just starting to turn blue.

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English : May is a peak month for the common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum). You will see lots of bright blue and black striped ones. This one, from Dry Sandford Pit in Oxfordshire is an immature male and the end of its abdomen is just starting to turn blue.

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English : Charade is a 1963 film by Stanley Donen with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

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Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals (left) and the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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English : Panoramic view of the Tara Cathedrals (left) and the Tara salt flat in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.

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English : Terror on the Midway is a 1942 Superman animated film by Dave Fleischer.

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View of the State Historical Museum in front of the Red Square. Moscow, Russia.

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English : View of the State Historical Museum in front of the Red Square. Moscow, Russia.

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Cavatina di Rosina ("Una voce poco fa…") from opera The Barber of Seville. Performed by Aurelia Dobrovolskaya. Recorded in 1914.‎

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English : Cavatina di Rosina ("Una voce poco fa…") from opera The Barber of Seville. Performed by Aurelia Dobrovolskaya. Recorded in 1914.

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Colourful umbrellas hanging over Vestergade, Viborg, Denmark.

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English : Colourful umbrellas hanging over Vestergade, Viborg, Denmark.

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Rapsodia satanica is a 1917 silent Italian film by Nino Oxilia featuring Lyda Borelli in a female version of Faust.‎

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English : Rapsodia satanica is a 1917 silent Italian film by Nino Oxilia featuring Lyda Borelli in a female version of Faust.

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The 17th-century Brill windmill in Buckinghamshire, England

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English : The 17th-century Brill windmill in Buckinghamshire, England

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The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American film by Otto Preminger featuring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak.‎

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English : The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American film by Otto Preminger featuring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak.

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Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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English : Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.

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Surviving fragment from With Our King and Queen Through India, a British silent documentary film in Kinemacolor produced by Charles Urban on the 1911 Delhi Durbar.‎

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English : Surviving fragment from With Our King and Queen Through India, a British silent documentary film in Kinemacolor produced by Charles Urban on the 1911 Delhi Durbar.

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Crepuscular ray of light in the north dome room of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran. It was erected in 771 and its architecture was continuously changed until the 20th century.

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English : Crepuscular ray of light in the north dome room of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran. It was erected in 771 and its architecture was continuously changed until the 20th century.

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Srinvivasa Ramanujan – The Mathematician and His Legacy is a 2016 Indian documentary film on the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.‎

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English : Srinvivasa Ramanujan – The Mathematician and His Legacy is a 2016 Indian documentary film on the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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Hosta sieboldiana cultivar 'Yellow Splash Rim'.

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English : Hosta sieboldiana cultivar 'Yellow Splash Rim'.

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Husseyni Saz Semayissi, traditional music from Turkey played by Hafiz Kemal Bey (kemenche) and Hayrie Hanoum (oud).‎

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English : Husseyni Saz Semayissi, traditional music from Turkey played by Hafiz Kemal Bey (kemenche) and Hayrie Hanoum (oud).

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View from a car of the Montjuïc Funicular in Barcelona, Spain. This line connects Paral·lel station of Barcelona Metro with Parc de Montjuïc station at the Montjuïc hill‎

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English : View from a car of the Montjuïc Funicular in Barcelona, Spain. This line connects Paral·lel station of Barcelona Metro with Parc de Montjuïc station at the Montjuïc hill

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Raindrops on leaf in slow motion.‎

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English : Raindrops on leaf in slow motion.

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Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (or Blood Chapel), Monastery Endowment of the Holy Grave, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (or Blood Chapel), Monastery Endowment of the Holy Grave, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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Limite is a Brazilian 1931 silent experimental film by Mário Peixoto.‎

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English : Limite is a Brazilian 1931 silent experimental film by Mário Peixoto.

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Pantala flavescens, Globe skimmer, Globe wanderer or Wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

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English : Pantala flavescens, Globe skimmer, Globe wanderer or Wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.

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The Fernsehturm (in english "Television Tower") is a television tower located in central Berlin, not far from Alexanderplatz, Germany. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic with the intention to became a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today. With its height of 368 metres (1,207 ft) (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest structure in the European Union just beaten by the Riga Radio and TV Tower, which is 50 centimetres (20 in) higher.

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English : The Fernsehturm (in english "Television Tower") is a television tower located in central Berlin, not far from Alexanderplatz, Germany. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic with the intention to became a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today. With its height of 368 metres (1,207 ft) (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest structure in the European Union just beaten by the Riga Radio and TV Tower, which is 50 centimetres (20 in) higher.

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Towards the Light (Danish: Mod Lyset)) is a 1919 Danish silent film by Holger-Madsen starring Asta Nielsen.‎

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English : Towards the Light (Danish: Mod Lyset)) is a 1919 Danish silent film by Holger-Madsen starring Asta Nielsen.

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The building is located in the Tiergarten park. It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle conference hall. It was designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins. The building is reflecting in the water basin in front of it.

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English : Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The building is located in the Tiergarten park. It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle conference hall. It was designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins. The building is reflecting in the water basin in front of it.

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Ave Maria from Gregorian Vespers in honor of Saint Vincent Pallotti (Vesperae de Confessore non Pontifice) recorded by Schola Gregoriana from Pallottine Seminary in Ołtarzew, Poland, conducted by father Dariusz Smolarek.‎

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English : Ave Maria from Gregorian Vespers in honor of Saint Vincent Pallotti (Vesperae de Confessore non Pontifice) recorded by Schola Gregoriana from Pallottine Seminary in Ołtarzew, Poland, conducted by father Dariusz Smolarek.

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Borgmühle (built 1406) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Borgmühle (built 1406) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The Pleasure of Your Company is a 1970 U.S. Army educational film for the Women's Army Corps on military etiquette and grooming.‎

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English : The Pleasure of Your Company is a 1970 U.S. Army educational film for the Women's Army Corps on military etiquette and grooming.

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This is a good time of year to spot a juvenile European robin (Erithacus rubecula). You can just see the beginnings of the orange breast.

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English : This is a good time of year to spot a juvenile European robin (Erithacus rubecula). You can just see the beginnings of the orange breast.

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Le Petit Chantecler is a French silent 1910 stop motion film by Émile Cohl, based on Edmond Rostand's Chantecler.‎

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English : Le Petit Chantecler is a French silent 1910 stop motion film by Émile Cohl, based on Edmond Rostand's Chantecler.

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The Red Arrows roll upside down in tight formation during display training over their headquarters at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire

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English : The Red Arrows roll upside down in tight formation during display training over their headquarters at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire

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Cachorro Vira-Lata is a samba-choro composed by Alberto Ribeiro and recorded by Carmen Miranda in 1937.‎

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English : Cachorro Vira-Lata is a samba-choro composed by Alberto Ribeiro and recorded by Carmen Miranda in 1937.

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

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English : Exemplar of red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Garbage Actually Green Design is a 2010 short educational video by Bill Hammack on garbage and sustainable design.‎

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English : Garbage Actually Green Design is a 2010 short educational video by Bill Hammack on garbage and sustainable design.

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Female leopard (Panthera pardus) descending from its favourite tree, where it spent the warmest hours of the day. Londolozi, Sabi Sand, South Africa

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English : Female leopard (Panthera pardus) descending from its favourite tree, where it spent the warmest hours of the day. Londolozi, Sabi Sand, South Africa

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The Cry of Jazz is a 1959 American documentary film by Ed Bland.‎

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English : The Cry of Jazz is a 1959 American documentary film by Ed Bland.

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View of bus station and metro bridge from Slussen towards Gamla stan (Old town) and Riddarholmen. In the background Kungsholmen and Stockholm City Hall

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Theatrical trailer of The Maltese Falcon by John Huston.‎

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English : Theatrical trailer of The Maltese Falcon by John Huston.

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The Frozen North is a 1922 short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.‎

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English : The Frozen North is a 1922 short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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Kitesurfer at sunset, Workum, May 2017.

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English : Kitesurfer at sunset, Workum, May 2017.

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Small Town Espionage is a 1960 film produced by the CIA on a KGB spy school in Vinnytsia.‎

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English : Small Town Espionage is a 1960 film produced by the CIA on a KGB spy school in Vinnytsia.

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A wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth

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English : A wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth

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The Railway Owner is a 1919 Italian silent film by Eugenio Perego based on Georges Ohnet's novel Le Maître de Forges and featuring the Italian diva Pina Menichelli.‎

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English : The Railway Owner is a 1919 Italian silent film by Eugenio Perego based on Georges Ohnet's novel Le Maître de Forges and featuring the Italian diva Pina Menichelli.

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View of some of the Cantalloc aqueducts located near the city of Nasca, Peru. There are more than 40 and they were built by the Nasca culture, a pre-Inca civilization of Nazca, about 1,500 years ago. The aqueducts ensured the supply of water to the city of Nazca and the surrounding fields, allowing the cultivation of cotton, beans or potatoes in an arid region.

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English : View of some of the Cantalloc aqueducts located near the city of Nasca, Peru. There are more than 40 and they were built by the Nasca culture, a pre-Inca civilization of Nazca, about 1,500 years ago. The aqueducts ensured the supply of water to the city of Nazca and the surrounding fields, allowing the cultivation of cotton, beans or potatoes in an arid region.

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Jumping with bicycle. Freeride. Veliky Novgorod, Russia. 2018.‎

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English : Jumping with bicycle. Freeride. Veliky Novgorod, Russia. 2018.

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Leptosia nina, Psyche, Wandering Snowflake, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae found in Asia.

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English : Leptosia nina, Psyche, Wandering Snowflake, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae found in Asia.

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Booked for safekeeping is a 1959 Public Health Service instructional film intending to show policemen proper procedures for handling mentally disturbed citizens.‎

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English : Booked for safekeeping is a 1959 Public Health Service instructional film intending to show policemen proper procedures for handling mentally disturbed citizens.
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