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Night view of the baroque Turjak Fountain with the Ljubljana Castle in the background, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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English : Night view of the baroque Turjak Fountain with the Ljubljana Castle in the background, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Photo art based on a photograph of a Ferris wheel in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The original shot used the creative technique of intentional camera movement. This image was mirrored and recomposed to achieve the symmetry effect.

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English : Photo art based on a photograph of a Ferris wheel in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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3 December is Basque language day. Bernard Etxepare was the writer who wrote the first book in Basque. Video with English subtitles.‎

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English : 3 December is Basque language day. Bernard Etxepare was the writer who wrote the first book in Basque. Video with English subtitles.
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Early 12th-century Romanesque apsis of Notre-Dame-et-Sainte-Barbe de Savigny, Manche, France, with 14th-century murals presenting scenes from the martyrdom of St. Barbara. Her feast day is today on 4 December.

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English : Early 12th-century Romanesque apsis of Notre-Dame-et-Sainte-Barbe de Savigny, Manche, France, with 14th-century murals presenting scenes from the martyrdom of St. Barbara. Her feast day is today on 4 December.

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Trier, Alter Krahn on the Mosel.

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Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female, near Stari Kot, Slovenia.

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Christmas lights on the Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris (France) in 2020.

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Common crab spider (Xysticus cristatus) female with prey Carniolan honey bee (Apis melifera carnica), a subspecies of the western honey bee. Near Bled, Slovenia.

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Mount Bolshoy Tkhach, 2,368 m (7,769 ft), 20 minutes after sunrise. Republic of Adygea, Western Caucasus. Today is International Mountain Day.

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The image above shows a rare, cloud-free view of the remote Elephant Island on December 13, 2020, as captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

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English : The image above shows a rare, cloud-free view of the remote Elephant Island on December 13, 2020, as captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

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Overview of the city of Horta, one of the three capitals of the archipelago, during the blue hour from Monte da Guia, Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.

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Jewish cemetery in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A foggy winter morning in Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh. Today is Victory Day in Bangladesh.

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Wild golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Majinghorn (Pfyn-Finges, Switzerland)

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Two young Tuberous Parasol Fungi (Chlorophyllum rhacodes) in natural habitat. Focus stack of 16 photos.

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Frost-covered lifebuoy attached to a dolphin, captured on Lake Siskiyou in Northern California

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Wild alpha male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) at Kibale forest National Park, Uganda

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Silhouettes at the Fort of Santo Antônio da Barra, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It was constructed to guard the entrance to the Bay of All Saints, during the time of the Portuguese Empire.

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Nativity of Christ scene from the Kefermarkt Altarpiece. Today is Christmas.

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Khone Phapheng Falls, Si Phan Don, Laos. Located on the Mekong River near the border with Cambodia, at 10.7 kilometres (6.6 mi) wide, it is the widest waterfall in the world.

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English : Khone Phapheng Falls, Si Phan Don, Laos. Located on the Mekong River near the border with Cambodia, at 10.7 kilometres (6.6 mi) wide, it is the widest waterfall in the world.

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Satellite picture of the Etna volcano erupting in eastern Sicily (Italy) in December 2018.

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Animated short film by NASA about the OSIRIS-REx mission, asteroid Bennu, the origin of our Solar system and the early Earth.‎

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English : Animated short film by NASA about the OSIRIS-REx mission, asteroid Bennu, the origin of our Solar system and the early Earth.

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Interior of the Canterbury Cathedral. Thomas Becket was martyred at the altar on this date in 1170. Today is Thomas Becket's feast day.

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English : Interior of the Canterbury Cathedral. Thomas Becket was martyred at the altar on this date in 1170. Today is Thomas Becket's feast day.

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Humoristic cartoon from Puck on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Persia. In 499 BC, the Persian Achaemenid Empire tried unsuccessfully to conquer various ancient Greek city-states. Finally in 449 BC a de facto peace was concluded and the Greco-Persian Wars effectively ended, but the two sides refused to have any relations. In 1902, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah of Persia and George I of Greece agreed to de jure recognition and after 2393 years established diplomatic relations.

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English : Humoristic cartoon from Puck on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Persia. In 499 BC, the Persian Achaemenid Empire tried unsuccessfully to conquer various ancient Greek city-states. Finally in 449 BC a de facto peace was concluded and the Greco-Persian Wars effectively ended, but the two sides refused to have any relations. In 1902, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah of Persia and George I of Greece agreed to de jure recognition and after 2393 years established diplomatic relations.

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