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Courtyard and surroundings of castle Hohenwerfen, Werfen, near Salzburg, Austria. The medieval rock castle, situated on a 623 metres (2,044 ft) precipice overlooking the town of Werfen in the Salzach valley. The fortress is a "sister" of Hohensalzburg Fortress, both built by the Archbishops of Salzburg in the 11th century.

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English : Courtyard and surroundings of castle Hohenwerfen, Werfen, near Salzburg, Austria. The medieval rock castle, situated on a 623 metres (2,044 ft) precipice overlooking the town of Werfen in the Salzach valley. The fortress is a "sister" of Hohensalzburg Fortress, both built by the Archbishops of Salzburg in the 11th century.

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As part of the 2021 La brède day and on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Persian Letters, round table around "Limits and Conditions of freedom of expression" with Barbara Stiegler, professor of political philosophy at Bordeaux University -Montaigne, honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Jean-Marie Burguburu, lawyer, former President of the Bar of Paris, President of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights and Bertrand Favreau, lawyer, former President of the Bar of Bordeaux, President of the Institute of Human Rights of European Lawyers. Meeting moderated by Christophe Lucet.‎

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English : As part of the 2021 La brède day and on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Persian Letters, round table around "Limits and Conditions of freedom of expression" with Barbara Stiegler, professor of political philosophy at Bordeaux University -Montaigne, honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Jean-Marie Burguburu, lawyer, former President of the Bar of Paris, President of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights and Bertrand Favreau, lawyer, former President of the Bar of Bordeaux, President of the Institute of Human Rights of European Lawyers. Meeting moderated by Christophe Lucet.

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Cranes at the Elbphilharmonie (southeast corner) in Hamburg, Germany

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English : Cranes at the Elbphilharmonie (southeast corner) in Hamburg, Germany

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Tuareg on the dune of Timerzouga, place named Tadrart in the town of Djanet, wilaya of Ilizi 20km from the Algerian-Libyan border (Cultural Park of Tassili)

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English : Tuareg on the dune of Timerzouga, place named Tadrart in the town of Djanet, wilaya of Ilizi 20km from the Algerian-Libyan border (Cultural Park of Tassili)

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The ЭП20-055 Russian Railways locomotive near Moscow Kazansky railway station on 4 September, 2023.‎

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English : The ЭП20-055 Russian Railways locomotive near Moscow Kazansky railway station on 4 September, 2023.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany. Its construction started on this day in 1869.

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English : Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany. Its construction started on this day in 1869.

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The sailing ship Royal Clipper - as seen on the Mediterranean in spring 2018

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Night view of the Kapellbrücke in Lucerne, Switzerland

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Wall tiles of the Escola de Ciência (Science School), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The city was founded on this day in 1551.

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English : Wall tiles of the Escola de Ciência (Science School), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The city was founded on this day in 1551.

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Reading room of the Sainte-Geneviève Library located in Paris (France). Based on the collection of the Abbey of Saint Genevieve (6th century), it now occupies a building made by architect Henri Labrouste in 1851.

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English : Reading room of the Sainte-Geneviève Library located in Paris (France). Based on the collection of the Abbey of Saint Genevieve (6th century), it now occupies a building made by architect Henri Labrouste in 1851.

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Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile yawning at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano, Japan.

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English : Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile yawning at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano, Japan.

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Today is the 27th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft's death, this video is an overview of her thoughts and life. Subtitles available.‎

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English : Today is the 27th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft's death, this video is an overview of her thoughts and life. Subtitles available.
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Male village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus cucullatus) carrying a leaf for nest building. In Kakum National Park, Ghana.

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English : Male village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus cucullatus) carrying a leaf for nest building. In Kakum National Park, Ghana.

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Bucket-wheel excavators 288 and 258 in Garzweiler surface mine, Germany

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The giant oak Pferdekopfeiche (Horse-head oak) in the German nature reserve Ivenacker Eichen is about 700 years old, has a circumference of almost 9 meters, and is 23 meters high. It is the third-strongest oak in the reserve, and only a third of its crown is still alive.

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English : The giant oak Pferdekopfeiche (Horse-head oak) in the German nature reserve Ivenacker Eichen is about 700 years old, has a circumference of almost 9 meters, and is 23 meters high. It is the third-strongest oak in the reserve, and only a third of its crown is still alive.

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The Tsarap River with rain clouds, view upstream towards Phuktal Gompa (left) and Yugar village (right). Elevation 3,810 m (12,500 ft). Zanskar, Ladakh, India.

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English : The Tsarap River with rain clouds, view upstream towards Phuktal Gompa (left) and Yugar village (right). Elevation 3,810 m (12,500 ft). Zanskar, Ladakh, India.

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Bas-reliefs of Achaemenid warriors at the Southern staircase of Tachara in Persepolis, today Iran. As the oldest of the palace structures on the Terrace at Persepolis, it was constructed of the finest quality gray stone.

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English : Bas-reliefs of Achaemenid warriors at the Southern staircase of Tachara in Persepolis, today Iran. As the oldest of the palace structures on the Terrace at Persepolis, it was constructed of the finest quality gray stone.

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Wild male red deer checking if a female is ready to mate in the Aletsch Forest Nature Reserve. A male red deer in charge of a herd of females will intensively monitor the different individuals in the herd in preparation for mating, as females can only be impregnated for a period of 24 hours a year.‎

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English : Wild male red deer checking if a female is ready to mate in the Aletsch Forest Nature Reserve. A male red deer in charge of a herd of females will intensively monitor the different individuals in the herd in preparation for mating, as females can only be impregnated for a period of 24 hours a year.

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Nepalese sister lighting traditional lamp during Tihar festival

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Bridge at the heart pond in the wildlife park in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Video of the Aurora Australis taken on board the International Space Station on 17 September 2011.‎

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English : Video of the Aurora Australis taken on board the International Space Station on 17 September 2011.

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Sofia Massif (3,637 metres (11,932 ft)) and Sofia Glacier in clouds and fog under fresh autumn snow. Karachay-Cherkessia, Caucasus Mountains.

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Mountain Walking Tour from Pejo to Lago Covel (1,839 m) in the Stelvio National Park (Italy). View to northern Brenta group

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Cuban tree frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands

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The Rathaus-Glockenspiel is a large mechanical clock located in Marienplatz Square, in the heart of Munich. Famous for its life-size characters, the clock twice daily reenacts scenes from Munich’s history. Today is the first day of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

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English : The Rathaus-Glockenspiel is a large mechanical clock located in Marienplatz Square, in the heart of Munich. Famous for its life-size characters, the clock twice daily reenacts scenes from Munich’s history. Today is the first day of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

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The wheat harvest near Eldagsen in Germany. Today is the September equinox which marks the beginning of autumn, a season of harvest in the Northern hemisphere.

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English : The wheat harvest near Eldagsen in Germany. Today is the September equinox which marks the beginning of autumn, a season of harvest in the Northern hemisphere.

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Mountain hiking of parking in power station Malga Mare to Lago Lungo 2553 m. Views of Monte Cevedale (3769 m).

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English : Mountain hiking of parking in power station Malga Mare to Lago Lungo 2553 m. Views of Monte Cevedale (3769 m).

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Small wooden rowing boat on the shores of Phayao Lake in northern Thailand.

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English : Small wooden rowing boat on the shores of Phayao Lake in northern Thailand.

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Extinguishing a fire in Odesa region after a Russian drone attack on September 26, 2023. Port infrastructure in Izmail district was damaged, including Orlivka checkpoint on the border with Romania, warehouses and about 30 trucks.‎

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English : Extinguishing a fire in Odesa region after a Russian drone attack on September 26, 2023. Port infrastructure in Izmail district was damaged, including Orlivka checkpoint on the border with Romania, warehouses and about 30 trucks.

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This fresco in the ceiling of Michaelskirche, a historic church in Salzburg, depicts Michael the Archangel with other angels joining in adoration of God. It was painted by court painter Franz Nikolaus Streicher 1770. The rococo stuccos were made by Benedikt Zopf. Today is Michaelmas.

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English : This fresco in the ceiling of Michaelskirche, a historic church in Salzburg, depicts Michael the Archangel with other angels joining in adoration of God. It was painted by court painter Franz Nikolaus Streicher 1770. The rococo stuccos were made by Benedikt Zopf. Today is Michaelmas.

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Entrance of old harbor, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France

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Elmer Yuen explains how Chinese nationals have never seen ballot, how ruthless the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is, and his plan to promote democracy in Hong Kong.‎

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English : Elmer Yuen explains how Chinese nationals have never seen ballot, how ruthless the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is, and his plan to promote democracy in Hong Kong.
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