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Mud flow at Berca Mud Volcanoes, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused by gases that flow from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water. They push up underground salty water and mud, until they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, where the gas emerges as bubbles. The blur in the middle of the channel is caused by a wave of mud that passes approx. every 20 seconds.

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English : Mud flow at Berca Mud Volcanoes, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused by gases that flow from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water. They push up underground salty water and mud, until they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, where the gas emerges as bubbles. The blur in the middle of the channel is caused by a wave of mud that passes approx. every 20 seconds.

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Mosquitoes bugging a painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).‎

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English : Mosquitoes bugging a painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).

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English : A freighter on the Danube in Vienna

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Most summers, jewel-toned hues appear in the Black Sea. The turquoise swirls are not the brushstrokes of a painting; they indicate the presence of phytoplankton, which trace the flow of water currents and eddies.

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English : Most summers, jewel-toned hues appear in the Black Sea. The turquoise swirls are not the brushstrokes of a painting; they indicate the presence of phytoplankton, which trace the flow of water currents and eddies.

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Turkish gazel Dil Verme Gönül composed and sung by Mulla ‘Uthman al-Mawsili, accompanied on tambur by Cemil Bey, circa 1912.‎

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English : Turkish gazel Dil Verme Gönül composed and sung by Mulla ‘Uthman al-Mawsili, accompanied on tambur by Cemil Bey, circa 1912.

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A female four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata). Alaskan schoolchildren voted this insect, known as the four-spotted skimmer, official State insect in 1995. Like all US States, Alaska celebrates Independence Day on July 4.

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English : A female four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata). Alaskan schoolchildren voted this insect, known as the four-spotted skimmer, official State insect in 1995. Like all US States, Alaska celebrates Independence Day on July 4.

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Fireworks from 4 July 2012 at Mamaroneck Port, Mamaroneck, New York for United States Independence Day.‎

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English : Fireworks from 4 July 2012 at Mamaroneck Port, Mamaroneck, New York for United States Independence Day.

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Old Jewish Cemetery (in Czech Starý židovský hřbitov) in Josefov in Prague, Czech Republic

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Dadurwa Bolay Mor Shor Karat is a thumri song in the Agra gharana style recorded by Zohrabai in 1910.‎

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English : Dadurwa Bolay Mor Shor Karat is a thumri song in the Agra gharana style recorded by Zohrabai in 1910.

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View of Oka/Volga confluence and Church of Alexander Nevsky in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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English : View of Oka/Volga confluence and Church of Alexander Nevsky in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Pilgrim chapel St. Michael in Michelsberg in Eifel, Germany‎

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English : Pilgrim chapel St. Michael in Michelsberg in Eifel, Germany

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Konzerthaus Berlin, a concert hall located on the Gendarmenmarkt square, center of Berlin, Germany. The Neoclassical building is one of the major works of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel whereas the sculptures in the exterior are work of Christian Friedrich Tieck and Balthasar Jacob Rathgeber. Inaugurated in 1821 as the Royal Playhouse, it became from 1919 to 1945 the Prussian State Theatre. Due to severe damages by the Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin it was rebuilt from 1977 until it was reopened in 1984. The building houses the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

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English : Konzerthaus Berlin, a concert hall located on the Gendarmenmarkt square, center of Berlin, Germany. The Neoclassical building is one of the major works of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel whereas the sculptures in the exterior are work of Christian Friedrich Tieck and Balthasar Jacob Rathgeber. Inaugurated in 1821 as the Royal Playhouse, it became from 1919 to 1945 the Prussian State Theatre. Due to severe damages by the Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin it was rebuilt from 1977 until it was reopened in 1984. The building houses the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

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Ceiling of the Historical Court Bower, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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A summer storm offered lightnings on a rainbow backdrop.‎

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English : A summer storm offered lightnings on a rainbow backdrop.

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Argentinian scientist Gloria Dubner, interviewed by Red Argentina de Género, Ciencia y Tecnología‎

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English : Argentinian scientist Gloria Dubner, interviewed by Red Argentina de Género, Ciencia y Tecnología

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Lycidae with a mite. It is most likely a larva, but there's also a small chance it could be a larviform female.

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English : Lycidae with a mite. It is most likely a larva, but there's also a small chance it could be a larviform female.

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Cycling at Paka Mount Kozjak, Slovenia in July 2014.‎

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English : Cycling at Paka Mount Kozjak, Slovenia in July 2014.

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A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor fighter streaks by at the 2008 Joint Services Open House (JSOH) airshow at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

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English : A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor fighter streaks by at the 2008 Joint Services Open House (JSOH) airshow at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

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Sony Alpha A77 with 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM lens.

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Arches in the interior of the church of Holy Mother of God Narthex within the Sanahin Monastery complex, Lori Province, Armenia. Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The Armenian Apostolic monastery was built in the 10th century in Armenian style and has become a tourist magnet.

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English : Arches in the interior of the church of Holy Mother of God Narthex within the Sanahin Monastery complex, Lori Province, Armenia. Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The Armenian Apostolic monastery was built in the 10th century in Armenian style and has become a tourist magnet.

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Goalie Brice Samba and an incoming ball at the 2013 Valais Cup

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Time-lapse of tide on June 10 2018. The Atlantic Ocean looking south from St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.‎

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English : Time-lapse of tide on June 10 2018. The Atlantic Ocean looking south from St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.

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Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and their cygnets in Oxfordshire. Today sees the first day of Royal Swan Upping on the River Thames when swans are ringed. Ownership of swans in the Thames is shared by The Crown, the Vintners' Company and the Dyers' Company.

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English : Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and their cygnets in Oxfordshire. Today sees the first day of Royal Swan Upping on the River Thames when swans are ringed. Ownership of swans in the Thames is shared by The Crown, the Vintners' Company and the Dyers' Company.

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Birth of a tail cloud under the wall cloud of a supercell. Surrounding striations are easily visible. Images taken between Rouvres and Oulins, Eure-et-Loir, France.‎

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English : Birth of a tail cloud under the wall cloud of a supercell. Surrounding striations are easily visible. Images taken between Rouvres and Oulins, Eure-et-Loir, France.

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Two SBB RABDe 500 "ICN" tilting trains on the Jura foot railway line, at Twann, with Lake Biel in the back

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Studenti! Udite!, an aria from Germania by Alberto Franchetti, is Enrico Caruso's first recording, made by Fred Gaisberg on April 11, 1902 in a Milano hotel.‎

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English : Studenti! Udite!, an aria from Germania by Alberto Franchetti, is Enrico Caruso's first recording, made by Fred Gaisberg on April 11, 1902 in a Milano hotel.

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Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge on Highway 95 in Mexico

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41 018 climbing the Schiefe Ebene steep railway in Bavaria, Germany.‎

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English : 41 018 climbing the Schiefe Ebene steep railway in Bavaria, Germany.

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The Temple of Garni (lit. "pagan temple of Garni") is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia and was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake and reconstructed between 1969 and 1975.

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English : The Temple of Garni (lit. "pagan temple of Garni") is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia and was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake and reconstructed between 1969 and 1975.

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Silhouetted against the Earth, Atlantis flies into the rising Sun in this animated photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station on July 19, 2011. The image was taken by the Expedition 28 crew. On July 20, the shuttle undocked from the station for the final time and began preparations to return home, thus concluding NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program.‎

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English : Silhouetted against the Earth, Atlantis flies into the rising Sun in this animated photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station on July 19, 2011. The image was taken by the Expedition 28 crew. On July 20, the shuttle undocked from the station for the final time and began preparations to return home, thus concluding NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program.

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The hydroplane boat, Ellstrom Elam Plus, at the 2006 Madison Regatta

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Preparing pineapple in the streets of China

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Heteropoda venatoria, Giant crab spider, is a species of spider in the family Sparassidae, the huntsman spiders.

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English : Heteropoda venatoria, Giant crab spider, is a species of spider in the family Sparassidae, the huntsman spiders.

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The Tay Bridge Disaster is a poem written in 1880 by the Scottish poet William McGonagall, who has been widely recognised as the worst poet in history.‎

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English : The Tay Bridge Disaster is a poem written in 1880 by the Scottish poet William McGonagall, who has been widely recognised as the worst poet in history.

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A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif. plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

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English : A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif. plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

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Crossing the Tay Rail Bridge at the Firth of Tay in Scotland‎

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English : Crossing the Tay Rail Bridge at the Firth of Tay in Scotland

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English : Panorama of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Big red weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) transporting a dead gecko, on a beam, in Laos

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English : Big red weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) transporting a dead gecko, on a beam, in Laos

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Cast of a sitting victim of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 79 CE, Pompeii, Italy.

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Matemateca IME-USP lecture on mechanics of gear wheels and on arithmetics in Portuguese‎

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Interior courtyard of the Tabātabāei House, a historic house in Kashan, Iran. The house was built in the early 1880s by Ustad Ali Maryam, architect of the Borujerdis House and has 40 rooms, 4 courtyards, 4 basements and 3 windwards spread over a surface of almost 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft).

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English : Interior courtyard of the Tabātabāei House, a historic house in Kashan, Iran. The house was built in the early 1880s by Ustad Ali Maryam, architect of the Borujerdis House and has 40 rooms, 4 courtyards, 4 basements and 3 windwards spread over a surface of almost 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft).

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Tour guide recite Adhan in the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran‎

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Eucomatocera vittata is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae, Longhorn beetle. Its a stemborer; here it is enjoying the sap of Pueraria phaseoloides.

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English : Eucomatocera vittata is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae, Longhorn beetle. Its a stemborer; here it is enjoying the sap of Pueraria phaseoloides.

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The firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, is a common insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae.‎

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English : The firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, is a common insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae.

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DTM car Mercedes-Benz Season 2009 (C-Class, W204), Mathias Lauda (driver)

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The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.

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English : The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.

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Internet freedom rally in Saint Petersburg on 28 July 2013‎

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English : Internet freedom rally in Saint Petersburg on 28 July 2013

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Frescoed ceiling of the 17th-century Church of Debre Berhan Selassie in Gondar, Ethiopia.

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Scenes from Bati, Ethiopia, near the bus station.‎

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English : Scenes from Bati, Ethiopia, near the bus station.

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Male African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with a red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) in South Africa. The buffalo doesn't mind the bird too much as it eats ticks and other insects that bother him. 30 July is the United Nations’ International Day of Friendship.

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English : Male African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with a red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) in South Africa. The buffalo doesn't mind the bird too much as it eats ticks and other insects that bother him. 30 July is the United Nations’ International Day of Friendship.

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In 2016, we began a discussion around what Wikimedia will look like in 2030. The aim was to identify a common, strategic direction that would unite and inspire people across our movement. Our shared vision is of “a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” Wikimedia Strategy draft direction was first published in August 2017.‎

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English : In 2016, we began a discussion around what Wikimedia will look like in 2030. The aim was to identify a common, strategic direction that would unite and inspire people across our movement. Our shared vision is of “a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” Wikimedia Strategy draft direction was first published in August 2017.

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Space in 4K - First Lettuce Grown and Eaten in Space‎

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