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Chapel at the cloister in the abbey, Heiligengrabe Monastery, Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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The process of reserve canopy opening while the main one is still working. This time it happens ok.
1. At about 100 m. reserve canopy suddenly unpacks and opens
2. Skydiver decides not to cutaway the main canopy, because of too low altitude. Reserve canopy goes forward and strikes the main canopy.
3. Skydiver fights for main canopy. Main and reserve canopies take position biplane (one of two possible positions when both canopies can work)

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English : The process of reserve canopy opening while the main one is still working. This time it happens ok.

1. At about 100 m. reserve canopy suddenly unpacks and opens
2. Skydiver decides not to cutaway the main canopy, because of too low altitude. Reserve canopy goes forward and strikes the main canopy.

3. Skydiver fights for main canopy. Main and reserve canopies take position biplane (one of two possible positions when both canopies can work)

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View of one of the domes of the Kushak located in the center of Fin Garden, city of Kashan, Iran. The site, a historical Persian garden, was completed in 1590 and is the oldest garden in Iran. Its bath was the scene of the murder of Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor.

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English : View of one of the domes of the Kushak located in the center of Fin Garden, city of Kashan, Iran. The site, a historical Persian garden, was completed in 1590 and is the oldest garden in Iran. Its bath was the scene of the murder of Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor.

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Four pears: green Bartlett (Williams), D'Anjou, Forelle, and red Bartlett (Williams)

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North wing of the cloister at Zwettl Abbey, Lower Austria

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A Rufous-tailed flycatcher (Myiarchus validus) in Jamaica. Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.

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English : A Rufous-tailed flycatcher (Myiarchus validus) in Jamaica. Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.

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Nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the beginning of flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Explorer 6 was an American satellite launched on August 7, 1959. It transmitted the first pictures of Earth from orbit and stayed in orbit until July 1, 1961.‎

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Usain Bolt (Jamaica) during the 100 m heat of the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.

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Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte.

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Eligma narcissus is a moth in the Nolidae family.

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Toyota Land Cruiser at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. During the winter, the Salar de Uyuni is mostly dry but a small patch close to the city of Uyuni remains covered with water. This photo was taken at sunrise time.

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English : Toyota Land Cruiser at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. During the winter, the Salar de Uyuni is mostly dry but a small patch close to the city of Uyuni remains covered with water. This photo was taken at sunrise time.

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Ruin of the former Carmelite Church in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus.

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Iconostasis in the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 km of Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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English : Iconostasis in the church of the Cocoș Monastery, Romania. The monastery, located in a forest clearing 6 km of Niculițel, was built between 1883 and 1913 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos.

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With a rainbow serving as a backdrop in the sky, space shuttle Atlantis (foreground) sits on Launch Pad A and Endeavour on Launch Pad B. This is the first time since July 2001 that two shuttles are on the launch pads at the same time at the Kennedy Space Center. The Period is scheduled to last from September, 19 to October, 10.

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English : With a rainbow serving as a backdrop in the sky, space shuttle Atlantis (foreground) sits on Launch Pad A and Endeavour on Launch Pad B. This is the first time since July 2001 that two shuttles are on the launch pads at the same time at the Kennedy Space Center. The Period is scheduled to last from September, 19 to October, 10.

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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy.

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Rhapsody (ship, 1996), former name "Napoléon Bonaparte", moored in the harbor of Sète, Hérault, France

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Kalidasa lanata is a species of Hemiptera in the genus Kalidasa of the family Fulgoridae found in South India. Here it is enjoying the sap of Ailanthus triphysa.

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Eruption of Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") a fountain geyser located in the Haukadalur geothermal area, southwest of Iceland.

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Jean-Michel Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is an electronic music composer, performer, and record producer from Lyon, France.

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Nymph of Kalidasa lanata. It will be black in early instar, and later changed to bright red as here.

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Avro Vulcan strategic bomber

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View of one of the six courtyards of the Abbāsi House, a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Iran. Built during the late 18th century, it is said to have been the property of a famous cleric.

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Jaguar (Panthera onca) in Chapultepec Zoo

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Cleome hassleriana, White Pink Spider Flower, at the Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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White peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae jatrophae from Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence on 31 August 1962.

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