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English : Sunrise in the Lake Titicaca, near Puno, in the Peruvian Andes, not far from Bolivia. The lake is, by volume of water, the largest in South America and, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft), it's considered the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake has a max. length of 190 kilometres (120 mi) and width of 80 kilometres (50 mi) and a surface of 8,372 square kilometres (3,232 sq mi), whereas the water volume is 893 cubic kilometres (214 cu mi) with a max. depth of 281 metres (922 ft) and an average depth of 107 metres (351 ft).

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English : Marmolada (3343 m) is a mountain in northeastern Italy and the highest mountain of the Dolomites, a section of the Alps.

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English : German tenor Albert Reiss, outside the Metropolitan Opera's stage door

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English : Huacachina oasis, Ica Region, Peru. The location has a population of 115 and is built around a natural lake in the desert and is a popular destination for sandboarding and buggy riding.

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English : Maiden voyage of the Rio de Janeiro Light Rail service passing Rio de Janeiro's city centre, Brazil.

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English : View of a part of the city of Salvador, Brazilian state of Bahia and its land as seen from the Fort of Barbalho. Panoramic painting in watercolor by an anonymous artist during the 1700s.

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English : Ramensky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia. Winter pine wood near Kratovskoe Lake.

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English : Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.

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English : Location known as Ojo de San Pedro, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile, close to the Bolivian border. The location, dried now, used to be a circular lake (therefore called "Ojo", to English "Eye"). The volcano in the background is San Pedro, a 6,145 metres (20,161 ft) stratovolcano.

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English : Abandoned boats in Salen Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

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English : Block P in the World Heritage Monument Speicherstadt in Hamburg (Germany) at night

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English : Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo.

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English : Panoramic view of the Miñiques, a massive volcanic complex and lake located in the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The lake has a surface of 1.5 square kilometres (0.58 sq mi) and is located at 4,115 metres (13,501 ft) over the sea level.

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English : Haanja Upland in winter seen from the observation tower in Suur Munamägi, Estonia.

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English : Ore bunkers in Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Two RENFE class 730 "Dual-mode Patito" ("duckling") crossing the Viaducto Martín Gil near Zamora, Spain.

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English : Woolly burdock (Arctium tomentosum) in Keila, Estonia.

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English : St. Sebastian Church (Berlin-Wedding). The catholic parish church was built between 1890 and 1893 in neogothic style.

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English : Eastern gray squirrel (UK: Grey squirrel) Sciurus carolinensis to celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day.

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English : Piedras Rojas (in English "Red Stones"), a singular rock formation in the Aguas Calientes salt flat, high puna of northern Chilean Andes. The Aguas Calientes salt lake belongs to the bigger Talar salt lake, of a surface of 46 square kilometres (18 sq mi) and located at an altitude of 3,950 metres (12,960 ft).

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English : Junonia atlites mating pair

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English : Lake Järise in Saaremaa island.

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English : Smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani) on Grand Cayman, to celebrate National Heroes Day in the Cayman Islands.

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English : Slums in Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

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English : Interior of Vitebsky railway station in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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English : Horse-drawn sleighs in settlement Slavne near town Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

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English : Panoramic view of the Rainbow Valley, Río Grande, Comune of San Pedro de Atacama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, northern Chile. The valley, located 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) over the sea level, is difficult to access but still has become popular due to the explosion of colors in its hills that gave it its name.

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English : Parthenos sylvia (Clipper) puddling adventurously from a forest stream.

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