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Hermitage of St Christ of Miranda, Santa María de las Hoyas, Province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The hermitage constructed in the 18th century but its portal dates from the 12th century is the only remain of the old settlement of Miranda.

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English : Hermitage of St Christ of Miranda, Santa María de las Hoyas, Province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The hermitage constructed in the 18th century but its portal dates from the 12th century is the only remain of the old settlement of Miranda.

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Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, US is known for its wildlife and geothermal features. More than four million tourists visit Yellowstone each year.‎

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English : Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, US is known for its wildlife and geothermal features. More than four million tourists visit Yellowstone each year.

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Morning game reserve in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Alfred von Croÿ commissioned the English landscape architect Edward Milner with the gardening in the 1860s. The work was carried out by the gardener Charles Barnard.
Wikipedia: DülmenEdward Milner

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English : Morning game reserve in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Alfred von Croÿ commissioned the English landscape architect Edward Milner with the gardening in the 1860s. The work was carried out by the gardener Charles Barnard.
Wikipedia: DülmenEdward Milner

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Yellow vests protest, at Belfort, February 23th 2019.‎

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English : Yellow vests protest, at Belfort, February 23th 2019.

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Gate and farm tracks close to Gartur Stitich Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirling council area, Scotland

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English : Gate and farm tracks close to Gartur Stitich Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirling council area, Scotland

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Among the many exercises to test police recruits, the Indiana University Police Academy uses “the Chicken Test” to gauge a cadet’s demeanor. The test is to see if the cadet can remain focused. If they fail, their “punishment” is to hold the plank position.‎

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English : Among the many exercises to test police recruits, the Indiana University Police Academy uses “the Chicken Test” to gauge a cadet’s demeanor. The test is to see if the cadet can remain focused. If they fail, their “punishment” is to hold the plank position.

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Head of a juvenile mute swan in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France).

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English : Head of a juvenile mute swan in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France).

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The Panthéon is a famous monument in Paris, France, that serves as a mausoleum for the remains of distinguished French citizens. We discover a secret place at the top of the monument.‎

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English : The Panthéon is a famous monument in Paris, France, that serves as a mausoleum for the remains of distinguished French citizens. We discover a secret place at the top of the monument.

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Sun rays in the Bruderwald, Bamberg, Bavaria.

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A graphic comparison of Exoplanets‎

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English : A graphic comparison of Exoplanets

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Detail view of mud flow out of a Berca Mud volcano, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused due to gases that erupt 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, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles.

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English : Detail view of mud flow out of a Berca Mud volcano, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused due to gases that erupt 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, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles.

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Sound of Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)‎

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English : Sound of Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)

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View of Trier from Thesaurus philopoliticus (1625) by Daniel Meisner, copperplate print by Eberhard Kieser.
The image shows a view of Trier, in the foreground an antique column with a pair of scales and symbols around the Latin word "liber": scales (libra), in the left scalepan books (libri), in the right one children (liberi), on top a hat, since ancient times a symbol of liberty (liber = free), two married couples, left and right, pointing at the column, Saint Peter, patron of the city, in heraldic shield.

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English : View of Trier from Thesaurus philopoliticus (1625) by Daniel Meisner, copperplate print by Eberhard Kieser.
The image shows a view of Trier, in the foreground an antique column with a pair of scales and symbols around the Latin word "liber": scales (libra), in the left scalepan books (libri), in the right one children (liberi), on top a hat, since ancient times a symbol of liberty (liber = free), two married couples, left and right, pointing at the column, Saint Peter, patron of the city, in heraldic shield.

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The first train (diesel multiple unit RA2) travels along the new Crimean bridge railway, 2019.‎

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English : The first train (diesel multiple unit RA2) travels along the new Crimean bridge railway, 2019.

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Peder Sverin Krøyer's painting of A meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

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English : Peder Sverin Krøyer's painting of A meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

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Drone view of the Ill river flood in January 2018 in Houssen, France.‎

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English : Drone view of the Ill river flood in January 2018 in Houssen, France.

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Weeping Golden Willow. The picture was taken right before the sunset, about a minute later the sun was below the horizon - hence the red colour

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English : Weeping Golden Willow. The picture was taken right before the sunset, about a minute later the sun was below the horizon - hence the red colour

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US President Donald Trump said, he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'king' in 2017. Two years ago today a rubber-stamped Chinese constitutional amendment removed presidential term limits.‎

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English : US President Donald Trump said, he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'king' in 2017. Two years ago today a rubber-stamped Chinese constitutional amendment removed presidential term limits.

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Panoramic view of aprox. 200 degrees of the volcanic basalt formations in Miles Canyon along the Yukon River, not far from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

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English : Panoramic view of aprox. 200 degrees of the volcanic basalt formations in Miles Canyon along the Yukon River, not far from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

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The Marriage Circle (1924) was Ernst Lubitsch's first and preferred American comedy film.‎

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English : The Marriage Circle (1924) was Ernst Lubitsch's first and preferred American comedy film.

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This map displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies. Normal temperatures are the average over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. The final frame represents the 5 year global temperature anomalies from 2015-2019. Scale in degrees Celsius.‎

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English : This map displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies. Normal temperatures are the average over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. The final frame represents the 5 year global temperature anomalies from 2015-2019. Scale in degrees Celsius.

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Easter Eggs is a 1907 Pathécolor French trick film, directed by Segundo de Chomón and featuring his wife, Julienne Mathieu.‎

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English : Easter Eggs is a 1907 Pathécolor French trick film, directed by Segundo de Chomón and featuring his wife, Julienne Mathieu.

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St. Wolfgang Altarpiece at the Catholic parish- and pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Upper Austria. View for Sundays with closed inner wings. Michael Pacher, 1471–79, set up in 1481.

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English : St. Wolfgang Altarpiece at the Catholic parish- and pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Upper Austria. View for Sundays with closed inner wings. Michael Pacher, 1471–79, set up in 1481.

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Ruin of the abbey church of Paulinzella abbey in Thuringia, Germany. View from west to east. The church was built from 1106 on, today there are only ruins left. It's one of the most important romanesque buildings in Germany.

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English : Ruin of the abbey church of Paulinzella abbey in Thuringia, Germany. View from west to east. The church was built from 1106 on, today there are only ruins left. It's one of the most important romanesque buildings in Germany.

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Attendees of Youth Dance Weekend 2019 in Weston, Vermont, do the contra dance "Dela Says Yippee" by Dugan Murphy. Music by Calluna.‎

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English : Attendees of Youth Dance Weekend 2019 in Weston, Vermont, do the contra dance "Dela Says Yippee" by Dugan Murphy. Music by Calluna.

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Dancers during a Wetr creation tale dance, Lifou, New Caledonia, France.

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English : Dancers during a Wetr creation tale dance, Lifou, New Caledonia, France.

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Time-lapse video of clouds, seen from Belfort (France).‎

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English : Time-lapse video of clouds, seen from Belfort (France).

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Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings still conserved by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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English : Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings still conserved by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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Sound of Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans). The file comes from Dudley T. Dougherty Natural Sounds Collection‎

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English : Sound of Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans). The file comes from Dudley T. Dougherty Natural Sounds Collection

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Bébé tire à la cible (Jimmie Pulls the Trigger) is a 1912 French comical short by Louis Feuillade.‎

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English : Bébé tire à la cible (Jimmie Pulls the Trigger) is a 1912 French comical short by Louis Feuillade.

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The Lenbachhaus is a major art museum in Munich's Kunstareal. A new wing, designed by Foster and Partners, was opened 2013.

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English : The Lenbachhaus is a major art museum in Munich's Kunstareal. A new wing, designed by Foster and Partners, was opened 2013.

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Joaldunak gather at the beginning of the carnival, in Ituren, Navarra, the Basque Country‎

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English : Joaldunak gather at the beginning of the carnival, in Ituren, Navarra, the Basque Country

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Ferris wheel at the funfair Send in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Wikipedia: MünsterNorth Rhine-Westphalia

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Hands of Inge is a 1962 documentary film on the American sculptor Ruth Inge Hardison, directed by John Fletcher, narrated by Ossie Davis, with a music composed by Mal Waldron and performed by Mal Waldron, Eric Dolphy and Ron Carter.‎

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English : Hands of Inge is a 1962 documentary film on the American sculptor Ruth Inge Hardison, directed by John Fletcher, narrated by Ossie Davis, with a music composed by Mal Waldron and performed by Mal Waldron, Eric Dolphy and Ron Carter.

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World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue. This image shows the Blautopf pond in Blaubeuren, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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English : World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and since, each year focuses on a different issue. This image shows the Blautopf pond in Blaubeuren, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Sunrise over Lake Wanaka from Boundary Creek, Otago, New Zealand

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Animation of the superficial posterior compartment of leg showing the muscles: Gastrocnemius (red), Soleus (blue) and Plantaris (yellow).‎

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English : Animation of the superficial posterior compartment of leg showing the muscles: Gastrocnemius (red), Soleus (blue) and Plantaris (yellow).

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Exemplar of Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus), Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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English : Exemplar of Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus), Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Piano sonata in C minor (opus 111), movement 1. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance was recorded during a public recital at the University of Washington‎

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English : Piano sonata in C minor (opus 111), movement 1. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance was recorded during a public recital at the University of Washington

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Scanned image of thin section from Siilinjärvi apatite ore in cross polarised transmitted light. Actual sector size about 37 × 20 mm.

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English : Scanned image of thin section from Siilinjärvi apatite ore in cross polarised transmitted light. Actual sector size about 37 × 20 mm.

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Footage taken by U.S. astronaut Terry W. Virts during two spacewalks (EVAs) on the International Space Station on February 25, 2015 and March 1, 2015‎

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English : Footage taken by U.S. astronaut Terry W. Virts during two spacewalks (EVAs) on the International Space Station on February 25, 2015 and March 1, 2015

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Sheathed woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis) on a beech tree in the grove area of Bamberg

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English : Sheathed woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis) on a beech tree in the grove area of Bamberg

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What is cocaine dependence? Cocaine dependence occurs when a person needs cocaine just to feel normal. Cocaine abuse often leads to overdosing and death.‎

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English : What is cocaine dependence? Cocaine dependence occurs when a person needs cocaine just to feel normal. Cocaine abuse often leads to overdosing and death.

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The east side of the Paul-Löbe-Haus in Berlin-Mitte, facing the river Spree, during the blue hour. On the left the Reichstag building can be seen. The Paul Löbe building was built according to plans of architect Stephan Braunfels.

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English : The east side of the Paul-Löbe-Haus in Berlin-Mitte, facing the river Spree, during the blue hour. On the left the Reichstag building can be seen. The Paul Löbe building was built according to plans of architect Stephan Braunfels.

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Les Pyrénées is a French 1922 silent Pathécolor documentary film on Ariège.‎

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English : Les Pyrénées is a French 1922 silent Pathécolor documentary film on Ariège.

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A window in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York City, USA, closed since 1930. The French artist JR created murals on hospital grounds from photographs of patients taken in the early 1900s.

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English : A window in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York City, USA, closed since 1930. The French artist JR created murals on hospital grounds from photographs of patients taken in the early 1900s.

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Les Vacances de Max is a 1914 French silent short directed and played by Max Linder with Gaby Morlay.‎

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English : Les Vacances de Max is a 1914 French silent short directed and played by Max Linder with Gaby Morlay.

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Valle Arcoiris ("Rainbow Valley"), Rio Grande near San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile.

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Student Climate March, Belfort, September 20, 2019.‎

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Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) resting late in the afternoon on a daffodil (Narcissus) ‘Pimpernel’, in Oxfordshire

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English : Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) resting late in the afternoon on a daffodil (Narcissus) ‘Pimpernel’, in Oxfordshire

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President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, praises those Americans who carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, tells the families of the victims of September 11, 2001 that they have never been forgotten, and calls on Americans to remember the unity of that tragic day.‎

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English : President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, praises those Americans who carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, tells the families of the victims of September 11, 2001 that they have never been forgotten, and calls on Americans to remember the unity of that tragic day.

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Telescope on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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Paris "the City of Light", this city where passion shines with a thousand fires never goes out. Paris illuminates Paris, from the Champs-Elysées to the Concorde, from Notre-Dame to Opera, on and under the bridges of the Seine here is a new colorful Hyperlapse!‎

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English : Paris "the City of Light", this city where passion shines with a thousand fires never goes out. Paris illuminates Paris, from the Champs-Elysées to the Concorde, from Notre-Dame to Opera, on and under the bridges of the Seine here is a new colorful Hyperlapse!
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