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Safari Endeavour vessel (232 feet (71 m) long and with up to 88 guests + 37 crew members) in front of the Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, United States.

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English : Safari Endeavour vessel (232 feet (71 m) long and with up to 88 guests + 37 crew members) in front of the Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, United States.

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The Son of the Sheik is a 1926 Amerian silent film by George Fitzmaurice starring Rudolph Valentino.‎

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English : The Son of the Sheik is a 1926 Amerian silent film by George Fitzmaurice starring Rudolph Valentino.

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Decay of Banksia spinulosa flowers

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The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells. LibriVox recording by Cathy Barratt. Chapter 1 and 2.‎

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English : The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells. LibriVox recording by Cathy Barratt. Chapter 1 and 2.

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Golda Meir, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, was born on this day in 1898.

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English : Golda Meir, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, was born on this day in 1898.

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Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day. In this video, Hong Kong Police attacked journalists with pepper spray during protests in Hong Kong in January 2020.‎

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English : Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day. In this video, Hong Kong Police attacked journalists with pepper spray during protests in Hong Kong in January 2020.

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Vischering Castle (with reflections in the mirror) in Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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In 2015, the widespread measles epidemic hit in the southern region of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) worked to treat victims and contain the spread.‎

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English : In 2015, the widespread measles epidemic hit in the southern region of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) worked to treat victims and contain the spread.

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Eastern chanting goshawk (Melierax poliopterus) in Awash National Park, Ethiopia. Today is Arbegnoch Qen or Patriots' Day in Ethiopia, celebrating liberation from Italy. Haile Selassie re-entered the Ethiopian capital exactly five years after it was occupied.

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English : Eastern chanting goshawk (Melierax poliopterus) in Awash National Park, Ethiopia. Today is Arbegnoch Qen or Patriots' Day in Ethiopia, celebrating liberation from Italy. Haile Selassie re-entered the Ethiopian capital exactly five years after it was occupied.

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Foolish Wives, an American silent erotic drama film directd by Erich von Stroheim, was released in 1922 and billed as the "first million-dollar movie".‎

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English : Foolish Wives, an American silent erotic drama film directd by Erich von Stroheim, was released in 1922 and billed as the "first million-dollar movie".

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Desna river, feeder of the Southern Bug, at dawn. Ukraine, Vinnytsia Raion

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The Salagou Lake in the Hérault department of France

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Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier, in French. LibriVox recording by Christiane Jehanne. Part 1, Chapter 1. Le pensionnaire.‎

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English : Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier, in French. LibriVox recording by Christiane Jehanne. Part 1, Chapter 1. Le pensionnaire.

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The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world. When the Soviet Union diverted two major rivers to irrigate farmland in the 1960s, the inland sea was cut off from its source. Since then, the Aral Sea has been slowly disappearing. These satellite images show how the Aral Sea has changed in recent decades.‎

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English : The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world. When the Soviet Union diverted two major rivers to irrigate farmland in the 1960s, the inland sea was cut off from its source. Since then, the Aral Sea has been slowly disappearing. These satellite images show how the Aral Sea has changed in recent decades.

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Mute swan (Cygnus olor) cygnets huddled together on a duckweed-covered pond in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mute swans, which got their name by being less vocal than other swans, change in color from gray to white as they become adults. When grown, they are one of the heaviest flying birds in the world.

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English : Mute swan (Cygnus olor) cygnets huddled together on a duckweed-covered pond in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mute swans, which got their name by being less vocal than other swans, change in color from gray to white as they become adults. When grown, they are one of the heaviest flying birds in the world.

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The Big Parade is a 1925 silent war film by King Vidor.‎

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English : The Big Parade is a 1925 silent war film by King Vidor.

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A sunflower field (Helianthus annuus) near Arkaia. Álava, Basque Country, Spain.

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English : A sunflower field (Helianthus annuus) near Arkaia. Álava, Basque Country, Spain.

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Traffic at the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago, IL.‎

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English : Traffic at the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago, IL.

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Mangup-Kale butte. Zalisne village, Crimea, Ukraine.

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Animation of the Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.‎

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Ceiling detail of Ivanovo railway station, Russia

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Closed flower of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in the early morning. Focus stack of 22 photos.

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English : Closed flower of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in the early morning. Focus stack of 22 photos.

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Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution. Police attacked peaceful demonstrators with tear gas, 28 September 2014.‎

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English : Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution. Police attacked peaceful demonstrators with tear gas, 28 September 2014.

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Portrait of John Jay (1794) by the American painter Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828). Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.

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English : Portrait of John Jay (1794) by the American painter Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828). Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.

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Paradise Lost, by John Milton. LibriVox recording by Owen. Book One, Part 1.‎

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English : Paradise Lost, by John Milton. LibriVox recording by Owen. Book One, Part 1.

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Christ church or Christuskirche, Windhoek, Namibia. The church, built beween 1907-1910 and designed by architect Gottlieb Redecker, was originally known as the Church of Peace as it was built following the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Owambo. It was constructed from quartz sandstone mined from the vicinity and has a mixture of neo-Romanesque, Art Nouveau and Gothic revival influences.

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English : Christ church or Christuskirche, Windhoek, Namibia. The church, built beween 1907-1910 and designed by architect Gottlieb Redecker, was originally known as the Church of Peace as it was built following the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Owambo. It was constructed from quartz sandstone mined from the vicinity and has a mixture of neo-Romanesque, Art Nouveau and Gothic revival influences.

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Arrival of the 81-765/766/767 «Moscow» type train and departure of Ezh3/Em508T type train at the metro station Tushinskaya (Moscow, Russia). Today is 87th anniversary of opening the Moscow Metro in 1935.‎

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English : Arrival of the 81-765/766/767 «Moscow» type train and departure of Ezh3/Em508T type train at the metro station Tushinskaya (Moscow, Russia). Today is 87th anniversary of opening the Moscow Metro in 1935.

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Different cubic dice (D6, 6-sided)
Wikipedia: Dice · Hexahedron

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Eruption of Stromboli (2012).‎

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English : Eruption of Stromboli (2012).

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Czardas dancers by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, circa 1908. Collection of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands.

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English : Czardas dancers by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, circa 1908. Collection of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands.

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Second Pride Parade in Schönebeck an der Elbe starting at Salzblumenplatz‎

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English : Second Pride Parade in Schönebeck an der Elbe starting at Salzblumenplatz

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Baker's Falls, Sri Lanka

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Les Trois Mousquetaires, by Alexandre Dumas, in French. LibriVox recording by Jc Guan. Chapter 1. Les trois présents de M. d'Artagnan père.‎

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English : Les Trois Mousquetaires, by Alexandre Dumas, in French. LibriVox recording by Jc Guan. Chapter 1. Les trois présents de M. d'Artagnan père.

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A 95-year-old Cuban woman with her pet rooster

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Demonstration performance on scooters by trainers, Karelian Jam 2021, Russia.‎

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English : Demonstration performance on scooters by trainers, Karelian Jam 2021, Russia.

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Lyttelton Harbour / Whakaraupō from Mt Ada in Port Hills, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Stavoren. Project "Stavers Belang".

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Joshua Wong interviewed by VOA in front of Central Government Complex in October 2019 during 2019 Hong Kong protests. Wong has been in jail since 23 November 2020.‎

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English : Joshua Wong interviewed by VOA in front of Central Government Complex in October 2019 during 2019 Hong Kong protests. Wong has been in jail since 23 November 2020.

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Capuchin Bridge, Škofja Loka, Slovenia.

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Container ship Angela has just departed Port of Oulu.‎

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English : Container ship Angela has just departed Port of Oulu.

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Viennese Banded Snail (Cepaea vindobonensis).

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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. LibriVox recording by Karen Savage. Chapter 1.‎

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English : Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. LibriVox recording by Karen Savage. Chapter 1.

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Roughtail rock agama (Stellagama stellio brachydactyla). Today is Independence Day (عيد الإستقلال) in Jordan. Jordan gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1946.

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English : Roughtail rock agama (Stellagama stellio brachydactyla). Today is Independence Day (عيد الإستقلال) in Jordan. Jordan gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1946.

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Babenda is a Burkinabe dish of Mossi origin (majority ethnic group in Burkina Faso)‎

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English : Babenda is a Burkinabe dish of Mossi origin (majority ethnic group in Burkina Faso)

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Mahatma Gandhi Arrives in the U.K. (1931).‎

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English : Mahatma Gandhi Arrives in the U.K. (1931).

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Mountains of Wadi Shawka at sunrise, Al Hajar mountain range, UAE

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Machinery at the former Chestnut Hill Pumping Station near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. At one time, the station pumped as much as a hundred million gallons of water per day, but it was decommissioned in the 1970s before being transformed into the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in 2011.

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English : Machinery at the former Chestnut Hill Pumping Station near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. At one time, the station pumped as much as a hundred million gallons of water per day, but it was decommissioned in the 1970s before being transformed into the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in 2011.

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Clouds animation with a 20 seconds interval.‎

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English : Clouds animation with a 20 seconds interval.

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Berggasthof Aescher on the path through the Wildkirchli caves in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland, is built into the cliff of the mountains. This view of its main facade in particular is famous.

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English : Berggasthof Aescher on the path through the Wildkirchli caves in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland, is built into the cliff of the mountains. This view of its main facade in particular is famous.

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The Man with the Rubber Head is a 1901 silent short by Georges Méliès with the famous trick of an inflating head, achieved by a combination of close-ups and multiple exposures.‎

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English : The Man with the Rubber Head is a 1901 silent short by Georges Méliès with the famous trick of an inflating head, achieved by a combination of close-ups and multiple exposures.

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Ernest Renan recorded by Gustave Eiffel in 1891.‎

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English : Ernest Renan recorded by Gustave Eiffel in 1891.

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Vegetarian Pizza

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Battling Butler is a 1926 American comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton with a famous boxing scene (starting at 50').‎

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English : Battling Butler is a 1926 American comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton with a famous boxing scene (starting at 50').
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