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The hexagon-shaped tower which sits on top of an elevator going down to underground garages in Uptown, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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English : The hexagon-shaped tower which sits on top of an elevator going down to underground garages in Uptown, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender.‎

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English : Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender.

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Eurygaster maura on eyelet.

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Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. High peak on left site is Ben Lomond (974m). Scotland

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English : Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. High peak on left site is Ben Lomond (974m). Scotland

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The Sachsenring Trabant 601 was named for Sputnik, the first man-made satellite of Earth.‎

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English : The Sachsenring Trabant 601 was named for Sputnik, the first man-made satellite of Earth.

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Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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English : Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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Knapweed fritillary butterfly (Melitaea phoebe) in Bulgaria. Bulgaria became an independent state on 5 October 1908.

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English : Knapweed fritillary butterfly (Melitaea phoebe) in Bulgaria. Bulgaria became an independent state on 5 October 1908.

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Protest against the "Klimapaket", that was drafted by the Merkel government in response to the climate protests started by Greta Thunberg‎

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English : Protest against the "Klimapaket", that was drafted by the Merkel government in response to the climate protests started by Greta Thunberg

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Panoramic view of Salar de Carcote, a salt flat located in northern Chile. It covers an area of around 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi) and its surface elevation is 3,690 metres (12,110 ft).

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English : Panoramic view of Salar de Carcote, a salt flat located in northern Chile. It covers an area of around 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi) and its surface elevation is 3,690 metres (12,110 ft).

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Opening the 2019 Wiki-Conference in Moscow, Russia. The video contains a fragment of a speech of Vladimir Medeyko, Wikimedia RU director.‎

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English : Opening the 2019 Wiki-Conference in Moscow, Russia. The video contains a fragment of a speech of Vladimir Medeyko, Wikimedia RU director.

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1849 "Annie" Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, who died 170 years ago today.

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English : 1849 "Annie" Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, who died 170 years ago today.

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Shoes is a 1916 silent American drama film by Lois Weber starring Mary MacLaren.‎

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English : Shoes is a 1916 silent American drama film by Lois Weber starring Mary MacLaren.

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Panorama of Tasman Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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Wood thrush singing in Central Park, NYC.‎

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English : Wood thrush singing in Central Park, NYC.

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Dome of the Spanish Synagogue (in Czech Španělská synagoga) in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent epic film by Cecil B. DeMille.‎

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English : The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent epic film by Cecil B. DeMille.

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The Human Fly is a 1902 French silent hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.‎

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English : The Human Fly is a 1902 French silent hand-colored trick film by Georges Méliès.

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Meadow at dawn near Desenka railway halt. Vinnytsia Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine

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Ozare Falls (大ザレの滝, Ozare-no-taki) on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, Japan‎

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English : Ozare Falls (大ザレの滝, Ozare-no-taki) on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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War memorial monument ("Kriegerdenkmal"), Hofgarten, in front of the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich, Germany. The monument is composed of an open crypt, that consist of 12 stone blocks, located in the middle of a rectangular pit. The crypt just contains the statue of a dead soldier, a work of Bernhard Bleeker. The monument was inaugurated in 1924. The original statue was replaced by a bronze cast in 1972, and is now exhibited in the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt.

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English : War memorial monument ("Kriegerdenkmal"), Hofgarten, in front of the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich, Germany. The monument is composed of an open crypt, that consist of 12 stone blocks, located in the middle of a rectangular pit. The crypt just contains the statue of a dead soldier, a work of Bernhard Bleeker. The monument was inaugurated in 1924. The original statue was replaced by a bronze cast in 1972, and is now exhibited in the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt.

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The Dentist is a 1932 comedy short by Leslie Pearce starring W. C. Fields.‎

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English : The Dentist is a 1932 comedy short by Leslie Pearce starring W. C. Fields.

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Humpback whale () near its whale calf, breaching off to keep away males. Taken offshore (Tahiti, French Polynesia).

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English : Humpback whale () near its whale calf, breaching off to keep away males. Taken offshore (Tahiti, French Polynesia).

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An advertising video for the United States Navy.‎

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English : An advertising video for the United States Navy.

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Hochschwab (2,277 metres (7,470 ft) – view from Hochanger mountain (1,682 metres (5,518 ft)) near Turnau, Styria, Austria

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Myennis octopunctata on Laetiporus sulphureus on a papules in Szeged, Southern Hungary, in the floodplain forest of the Tisza.‎

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English : Myennis octopunctata on Laetiporus sulphureus on a papules in Szeged, Southern Hungary, in the floodplain forest of the Tisza.

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Bridge to Gracht Castle in Erftstadt (NRW, Germany)

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Pepper, a semi-humanoid robot promoting themselves.‎

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English : Pepper, a semi-humanoid robot promoting themselves.

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Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). In the 1870s, the largest locust swarm in history was recorded in the USA and was estimated to contain over 12 trillion (12,000,000,000,000) locusts.

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English : Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). In the 1870s, the largest locust swarm in history was recorded in the USA and was estimated to contain over 12 trillion (12,000,000,000,000) locusts.

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"WASPS": Women Airforce Service Pilots Training 1943 Army Navy Screen Magazine No. 16‎

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English : "WASPS": Women Airforce Service Pilots Training 1943 Army Navy Screen Magazine No. 16

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which on its first commemeration in 1987, had 100,000 people gathering on Human Rights and Liberties Plaza in Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear. This photo shows a female beggar in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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English : Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which on its first commemeration in 1987, had 100,000 people gathering on Human Rights and Liberties Plaza in Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear. This photo shows a female beggar in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Video of a bridge in Zacatecas Ecological Park, Zacatecas, Mexico, filmed with a DJI 3 drone.‎

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English : Video of a bridge in Zacatecas Ecological Park, Zacatecas, Mexico, filmed with a DJI 3 drone.

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Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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English : Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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My Boy is a 1921 American silent film by Albert Austin and Victor Heerman starring Jackie Coogan.‎

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English : My Boy is a 1921 American silent film by Albert Austin and Victor Heerman starring Jackie Coogan.

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Valley of Tasman River in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in Canterbury Region, South Island of New Zealand.

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English : Valley of Tasman River in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in Canterbury Region, South Island of New Zealand.

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Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) grooming each other at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

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English : Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) grooming each other at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

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The obstacle course Montbéli’HARD 2018, at the Axone, at Montbéliard.‎

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English : The obstacle course Montbéli’HARD 2018, at the Axone, at Montbéliard.

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Landscape of salt and sulfur formations and hot springs on Dallol volcano, Afar Region, Ethiopia

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The formation of a vertical Hall effect sensor. A Hall effect sensor uses the Hall effect to measure the magnitude of a magnetic field.‎

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English : The formation of a vertical Hall effect sensor. A Hall effect sensor uses the Hall effect to measure the magnitude of a magnetic field.

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Passage through wall in the Chinese Garden in the Hortus Haren in Haren, Groningen, Netherlands

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An Audiovisual (AV) explanation of the periodic table of elements and its properties.‎

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English : An Audiovisual (AV) explanation of the periodic table of elements and its properties.

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Apricot jam in a glass canning jar with slices of bread

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Mathematical object for illustrating angles of repose (sandpile) on display at Matemateca (IME/USP)

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English : Mathematical object for illustrating angles of repose (sandpile) on display at Matemateca (IME/USP)

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View of the exterior of the Pula Arena, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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English : View of the exterior of the Pula Arena, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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Protest #RetteDeinTheater in support of better funding of theaters in Lower Saxonia at Platz der Göttinger Sieben in Hanover in front of the parliament.‎

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English : Protest #RetteDeinTheater in support of better funding of theaters in Lower Saxonia at Platz der Göttinger Sieben in Hanover in front of the parliament.

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The galaxy Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy

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Chair-O-Plane at the funfair Send in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The autumn Send 2019 starts today.
Wikipedia: MünsterNorth Rhine-Westphalia

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English : Chair-O-Plane at the funfair Send in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The autumn Send 2019 starts today.
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Soyons sportifs is a 1909 short stop motion film by Émile Cohl.‎

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English : Soyons sportifs is a 1909 short stop motion film by Émile Cohl.

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What is reality ? - Presented by Quantum Gravity Research‎

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Take a tour of the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

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English : Take a tour of the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

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A homeopathic "mass overdose" took place in Oslo and Trondheim on 5 February 2011 as part of the global 10:23 Campaign, wherein more than 69 cities from all continents (Antarctica included) participated. The aim of the campaign was to educate people about what homeopathy is and is not, and to support everyone's right to make an informed health choices.‎

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English : A homeopathic "mass overdose" took place in Oslo and Trondheim on 5 February 2011 as part of the global 10:23 Campaign, wherein more than 69 cities from all continents (Antarctica included) participated. The aim of the campaign was to educate people about what homeopathy is and is not, and to support everyone's right to make an informed health choices.

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Fountain at National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

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A demonstration of slaking of quicklime as a strongly exothermic reaction. Drops of water are added to pieces of quicklime. After a while, a pronounced exothermic reaction occurs ('slaking of lime') that can be described by the equation:
CaO(s) H2O(l) ⟶ Ca(OH)2(s).
The temperature can reach up to some 300 °С.‎

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English : A demonstration of slaking of quicklime as a strongly exothermic reaction. Drops of water are added to pieces of quicklime. After a while, a pronounced exothermic reaction occurs ('slaking of lime') that can be described by the equation:
CaO(s) H2O(l) ⟶ Ca(OH)2(s).
The temperature can reach up to some 300 °С.

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Northern part of Lake Wanaka with surrounding mountains, New Zealand.

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