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The Two-tailed pasha (Charaxes jasius jasius) in Sithonia, Greece. This butterfly is the only charaxes species you can find in Europe. The First of May is a public holiday in Greece and this month sees the emergence of the two-tailed pasha.

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English : The Two-tailed pasha (Charaxes jasius jasius) in Sithonia, Greece. This butterfly is the only charaxes species you can find in Europe. The First of May is a public holiday in Greece and this month sees the emergence of the two-tailed pasha.

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Unions celebrate International Workers' Day every year in Germany.‎

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English : Unions celebrate International Workers' Day every year in Germany.

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Church of Our Lady of La Junquera, Luesma, Zaragoza, Spain. While the church is of Baroque style, the bell tower is of Mudéjar style. The church was erected in the 16th century and was reformed until the 17th century.

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English : Church of Our Lady of La Junquera, Luesma, Zaragoza, Spain. While the church is of Baroque style, the bell tower is of Mudéjar style. The church was erected in the 16th century and was reformed until the 17th century.

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The Qal'at al-Bahrain, also known as the "Bahrain Fort" or "Fort of Bahrain" and previously as the "Portugal Fort", is an archaeological site located in Bahrain. Archaeological excavations carried out since 1954 have unearthed antiquities from an artificial mound of 12 m (39 ft) height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Greeks, Portuguese and Persians. It was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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English : The Qal'at al-Bahrain, also known as the "Bahrain Fort" or "Fort of Bahrain" and previously as the "Portugal Fort", is an archaeological site located in Bahrain. Archaeological excavations carried out since 1954 have unearthed antiquities from an artificial mound of 12 m (39 ft) height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Greeks, Portuguese and Persians. It was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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{7,3,3} Heptagonal tiling honeycomb rotating in the Poincaré ball model.‎

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English : {7,3,3} Heptagonal tiling honeycomb rotating in the Poincaré ball model.

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The main office complex of the ADAC in Munich was designed by architects Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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English : The main office complex of the ADAC in Munich was designed by architects Sauerbruch Hutton and opened in 2012.

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Magic of the Bicycle is a 1965 American film on the history of the bicycle.‎

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English : Magic of the Bicycle is a 1965 American film on the history of the bicycle.

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Ruined vault of Iyasu's Palace of the Fasil Ghebbi ensemble in Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Fasil Ghebbi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today is the African World Heritage Day.

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English : Ruined vault of Iyasu's Palace of the Fasil Ghebbi ensemble in Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Fasil Ghebbi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today is the African World Heritage Day.

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La Fée Carabosse ou Le Poignard fatal is a 1906 short hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.‎

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English : La Fée Carabosse ou Le Poignard fatal is a 1906 short hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.

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Rear light of a Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Cabrio in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Rear light of a Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Cabrio in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Politeness is a hand-colored optical illusion disc to be used in a phenakistoscope (1833).‎

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English : Politeness is a hand-colored optical illusion disc to be used in a phenakistoscope (1833).

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Panoramic view of Conques, Aveyron, France, in the light of the setting sun

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English : Panoramic view of Conques, Aveyron, France, in the light of the setting sun

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Surviving fragment of the 1939 Brazilian film Banana da Terra with Carmen Miranda singing O Que É Que A Baiana Tem?

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English : Surviving fragment of the 1939 Brazilian film Banana da Terra with Carmen Miranda singing O Que É Que A Baiana Tem?

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Night view of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum and a world-famous landmark, was built from 1555-61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

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English : Night view of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum and a world-famous landmark, was built from 1555-61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

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Theatrical trailer of The Big Sleep, an American 1946 film by Howard Hawks starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.‎

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English : Theatrical trailer of The Big Sleep, an American 1946 film by Howard Hawks starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

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Tupolev Tu-160 overflying Moscow as part of the Victory Day Parade in 2014, Russia

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English : Tupolev Tu-160 overflying Moscow as part of the Victory Day Parade in 2014, Russia

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Za morem sinichka / Tit lives beyond the sea is a Russian folk dance song performed by Nadezhda Plevitskaya.‎

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English : Za morem sinichka / Tit lives beyond the sea is a Russian folk dance song performed by Nadezhda Plevitskaya.

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BMW Mini Cooper at sunset on a country lane in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : BMW Mini Cooper at sunset on a country lane in the hamlet Dernekamp, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Le Roi des dollars is a short hand-colored 1905 trick film by Segundo de Chomón.‎

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English : Le Roi des dollars is a short hand-colored 1905 trick film by Segundo de Chomón.

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Macroshot of a Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia mature blowball or clock containing many single-seeded fruits called achenes.

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English : Macroshot of a Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia mature blowball or clock containing many single-seeded fruits called achenes.

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Protest against the new Lower-Saxonian Police Law (NPOG) in Hanover.‎

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English : Protest against the new Lower-Saxonian Police Law (NPOG) in Hanover.

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Flooding of Tuapse-Sorting railway station from the Tuapse river. Tuapse, Russia, October 2018.‎

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English : Flooding of Tuapse-Sorting railway station from the Tuapse river. Tuapse, Russia, October 2018.

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Presidential guard of Peru during Peru's National (Independence) Day in front of the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru.

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English : Presidential guard of Peru during Peru's National (Independence) Day in front of the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru.

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Frankenstein is a 1910 American silent film by J. Searle Dawley based on Mary Shelley's eponymous novel.‎

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English : Frankenstein is a 1910 American silent film by J. Searle Dawley based on Mary Shelley's eponymous novel.

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Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) - also known as the crab-eating macaque - Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

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Verbena Tragica is a 1938 American film in Spanish directed by Charles Lamont.‎

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English : Verbena Tragica is a 1938 American film in Spanish directed by Charles Lamont.

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Metro de São Paulo, southbound train arriving at Saúde Station, Brazil.

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Train parade on Circle Line in Moscow Metro.‎

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English : Train parade on Circle Line in Moscow Metro.

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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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Sohini Qawwali is a sitar solo recorded in 1904 by Imdad Khan.‎

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English : Sohini Qawwali is a sitar solo recorded in 1904 by Imdad Khan.

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Martinus Rørbye, Portrait of the painter C. A. Lorentzen, 1827, oil on canvas.

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English : Martinus Rørbye, Portrait of the painter C. A. Lorentzen, 1827, oil on canvas.

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ITU History: The world is more connected than ever before and the story of ITU is the story of connecting the world. Watch this video and discover the fascinating history of telecommunications over the last 150 years.‎

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English : ITU History: The world is more connected than ever before and the story of ITU is the story of connecting the world. Watch this video and discover the fascinating history of telecommunications over the last 150 years.

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Vault over the altar, St Salvator's Cathedral, Bruges, Belgium

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L'Arroseur arrosé, a French 1895 silent short by Louis Lumière, is considered to be the first comedy film.‎

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English : L'Arroseur arrosé, a French 1895 silent short by Louis Lumière, is considered to be the first comedy film.

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Sunset view of the hermitage of Saint Domingo, Lécera, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The Baroque hermitage was built over a former iberian settlement in the 14th century.

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English : Sunset view of the hermitage of Saint Domingo, Lécera, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The Baroque hermitage was built over a former iberian settlement in the 14th century.

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Cat trotting, changing to a gallop, animation of 20 photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1887).‎

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English : Cat trotting, changing to a gallop, animation of 20 photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1887).

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The Captain Badr (ship, 1978), a livestock carrier in the harbour of Sète, France.

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English : The Captain Badr (ship, 1978), a livestock carrier in the harbour of Sète, France.

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Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves is a 1902 hand-colored trick film by Ferdinand Zecca, loosely based on the eponymous folk tale.‎

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English : Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves is a 1902 hand-colored trick film by Ferdinand Zecca, loosely based on the eponymous folk tale.

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Panorama of Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria, a former fishing village that turned into a popular tourist destination.

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Church of Saint-Mayme in commune of Onet-le-Château‎, Aveyron, France

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Lopesan Baobab Resort, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.

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Winged altar at the church on mount Magdalensberg, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the elder Villach Workshop, 1502.

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English : Winged altar at the church on mount Magdalensberg, Carinthia, Austria. Anonymous master of the elder Villach Workshop, 1502.

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Dülmen ponies in the Wildbahn in the nature reserve “Merfelder Bruch” in the morning fog at sunrise, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Aali Qapu ("Great Gate") Palace, Isfahan, Iran. The name Great Gate was given to this place as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naqsh e Jahan Square to the Chahar Baq Boulevard. The building, another wonderful Safavid edifice, was built by decree of Shah Abbas I in the early seventeenth century and is 40 metres (130 ft) high with six floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. It was here that the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors, and foreign ambassadors.

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English : Aali Qapu ("Great Gate") Palace, Isfahan, Iran. The name Great Gate was given to this place as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naqsh e Jahan Square to the Chahar Baq Boulevard. The building, another wonderful Safavid edifice, was built by decree of Shah Abbas I in the early seventeenth century and is 40 metres (130 ft) high with six floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. It was here that the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors, and foreign ambassadors.

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The Treptowers are a complex of buildings in the district of Alt-Treptow (Berlin, Germany).

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Special ITU Facebook Live report from the AI for Good Global Summit 2018, Geneva, Switzerland‎

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English : Special ITU Facebook Live report from the AI for Good Global Summit 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

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Organ of Sonntagberg Basilica, Lower Austria. Franz Xaver Christoph, II/25, built 1774–1776.

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English : Organ of Sonntagberg Basilica, Lower Austria. Franz Xaver Christoph, II/25, built 1774–1776.

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“Haus Schiffahrt” in Norderney, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Temple of Augustus, Pula, Croatia. The Roman temple is dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, it was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 27 BC and his death in AD 14. The richly decorated frieze is similar to that of Maison Carrée (Nîmes, France), and these two temples are considered the two best complete Roman monuments outside Italy.

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English : Temple of Augustus, Pula, Croatia. The Roman temple is dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, it was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 27 BC and his death in AD 14. The richly decorated frieze is similar to that of Maison Carrée (Nîmes, France), and these two temples are considered the two best complete Roman monuments outside Italy.

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