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2019 15 10 17:24 UTC
Picture of the day
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Bridge to Gracht Castle in Erftstadt (NRW, Germany)
 
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The hexagon-shaped tower which sits on top of an elevator going down to underground garages in Uptown, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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English : The hexagon-shaped tower which sits on top of an elevator going down to underground garages in Uptown, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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Eurygaster maura on eyelet.

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English : Eurygaster maura on eyelet.

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Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. High peak on left site is Ben Lomond (974m). Scotland

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English : Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. High peak on left site is Ben Lomond (974m). Scotland

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Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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English : Altar of Our Lady at the Catholic parish church Hallstatt, Upper Austria. Lienhart Astl (signed), 1510–1520.

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Knapweed fritillary butterfly (Melitaea phoebe) in Bulgaria. Bulgaria became an independent state on 5 October 1908.

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English : Knapweed fritillary butterfly (Melitaea phoebe) in Bulgaria. Bulgaria became an independent state on 5 October 1908.

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Panoramic view of Salar de Carcote, a salt flat located in northern Chile. It covers an area of around 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi) and its surface elevation is 3,690 metres (12,110 ft).

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English : Panoramic view of Salar de Carcote, a salt flat located in northern Chile. It covers an area of around 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi) and its surface elevation is 3,690 metres (12,110 ft).

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1849 "Annie" Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, who died 170 years ago today.

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English : 1849 "Annie" Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, who died 170 years ago today.

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Panorama of Tasman Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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English : Panorama of Tasman Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand.

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Dome of the Spanish Synagogue (in Czech Španělská synagoga) in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

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English : Dome of the Spanish Synagogue (in Czech Španělská synagoga) in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

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Meadow at dawn near Desenka railway halt. Vinnytsia Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine

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English : Meadow at dawn near Desenka railway halt. Vinnytsia Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine

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War memorial monument ("Kriegerdenkmal"), Hofgarten, in front of the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich, Germany. The monument is composed of an open crypt, that consist of 12 stone blocks, located in the middle of a rectangular pit. The crypt just contains the statue of a dead soldier, a work of Bernhard Bleeker. The monument was inaugurated in 1924. The original statue was replaced by a bronze cast in 1972, and is now exhibited in the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt.

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English : War memorial monument ("Kriegerdenkmal"), Hofgarten, in front of the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich, Germany. The monument is composed of an open crypt, that consist of 12 stone blocks, located in the middle of a rectangular pit. The crypt just contains the statue of a dead soldier, a work of Bernhard Bleeker. The monument was inaugurated in 1924. The original statue was replaced by a bronze cast in 1972, and is now exhibited in the Bavarian Army museum in Ingolstadt.

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Humpback whale () near its whale calf, breaching off to keep away males. Taken offshore (Tahiti, French Polynesia).

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English : Humpback whale () near its whale calf, breaching off to keep away males. Taken offshore (Tahiti, French Polynesia).

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Hochschwab (2,277 metres (7,470 ft) – view from Hochanger mountain (1,682 metres (5,518 ft)) near Turnau, Styria, Austria

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English : Hochschwab (2,277 metres (7,470 ft) – view from Hochanger mountain (1,682 metres (5,518 ft)) near Turnau, Styria, Austria

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Bridge to Gracht Castle in Erftstadt (NRW, Germany)

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English : Bridge to Gracht Castle in Erftstadt (NRW, Germany)

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Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). In the 1870s, the largest locust swarm in history was recorded in the USA and was estimated to contain over 12 trillion (12,000,000,000,000) locusts.

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English : Garden locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). In the 1870s, the largest locust swarm in history was recorded in the USA and was estimated to contain over 12 trillion (12,000,000,000,000) locusts.

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which on its first commemeration in 1987, had 100,000 people gathering on Human Rights and Liberties Plaza in Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear. This photo shows a female beggar in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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English : Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which on its first commemeration in 1987, had 100,000 people gathering on Human Rights and Liberties Plaza in Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear. This photo shows a female beggar in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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English : Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, Montreal, Canada. The construction of the cathedral, ordered by Ignace Bourget, began in 1875 in order to replace the former Saint-Jacques Cathedral which had burned in 1852. The building is a scale model of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the new church was consecrated in 1894. In 2000 the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Valley of Tasman River in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in Canterbury Region, South Island of New Zealand.

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English : Valley of Tasman River in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in Canterbury Region, South Island of New Zealand.

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Landscape of salt and sulfur formations and hot springs on Dallol volcano, Afar Region, Ethiopia

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English : Landscape of salt and sulfur formations and hot springs on Dallol volcano, Afar Region, Ethiopia

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Passage through wall in the Chinese Garden in the Hortus Haren in Haren, Groningen, Netherlands

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English : Passage through wall in the Chinese Garden in the Hortus Haren in Haren, Groningen, Netherlands

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Apricot jam in a glass canning jar with slices of bread

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English : Apricot jam in a glass canning jar with slices of bread

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View of the exterior of the Pula Arena, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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English : View of the exterior of the Pula Arena, an amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. This Roman edifice was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD and is among the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. At the same time, is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia and the only remaining amphitheater having all four side towers with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

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The galaxy Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy

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English : The galaxy Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy

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Chair-O-Plane at the funfair Send in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The autumn Send 2019 starts today.
Wikipedia: MünsterNorth Rhine-Westphalia

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English : Chair-O-Plane at the funfair Send in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The autumn Send 2019 starts today.
Wikipedia: MünsterNorth Rhine-Westphalia

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Fountain at National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

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English : Fountain at National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

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Northern part of Lake Wanaka with surrounding mountains, New Zealand.

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English : Northern part of Lake Wanaka with surrounding mountains, New Zealand.

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