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2019 12 08 14:38 UTC
Picture of the day
Fuente Wittelsbacher, Plaza Lenbach, Múnich, Alemania, 2017-07-07, DD 11-14 HDR.jpg
The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.
 
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Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) in Galichica National Park, Republic of Macedonia

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English : Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) in Galichica National Park, Republic of Macedonia

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Choraltar (Hutz-Altar) des Ulmer Münsters, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

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English : Choraltar (Hutz-Altar) des Ulmer Münsters, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

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Detail of the tensile membrane roof of the Olympiapark, Munich, designed by Frei Otto. It was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Located in the Oberwiesenfeld neighborhood of Munich, the park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events.

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English : Detail of the tensile membrane roof of the Olympiapark, Munich, designed by Frei Otto. It was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Located in the Oberwiesenfeld neighborhood of Munich, the park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events.

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Choir of Blaubeuren Abbey church, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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English : Choir of Blaubeuren Abbey church, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Interior door in the Imperial Tower of Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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English : Interior door in the Imperial Tower of Heiligengrabe Monastery in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg, Germany

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Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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English : Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the first paintings by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.

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Shoemakers' Window in the south aisle of the nave of Freiburg Minster, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Anonymous master, around 1320.

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English : Shoemakers' Window in the south aisle of the nave of Freiburg Minster, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Anonymous master, around 1320.

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Atrium of Markideio Theatre during the sunset. Paphos, Cyprus

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English : Atrium of Markideio Theatre during the sunset. Paphos, Cyprus

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Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male, Lokobe Strict Reserve, Nosy Be, Madagascar

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English : Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male, Lokobe Strict Reserve, Nosy Be, Madagascar

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Water for use in aerial firefighting being carried in a bucket attached to a MChS Mil Mi-26 heavylift helicopter in the Vladivostok region of Russia

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English : Water for use in aerial firefighting being carried in a bucket attached to a MChS Mil Mi-26 heavylift helicopter in the Vladivostok region of Russia

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Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte.

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English : Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte.

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The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

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English : The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing water's destructive power. Built between 1893 and 1895, the design follows drawings of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

13

"We cannot perform magic - but we can do our job. Do your part. Vote CDU." This campaign poster was created for Germany's first postwar election in 1949.

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English : "We cannot perform magic - but we can do our job. Do your part. Vote CDU." This campaign poster was created for Germany's first postwar election in 1949.

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Ankogel (3,252 metres (10,669 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park – view from Stappitz in the Seebach Valley near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria

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English : Ankogel (3,252 metres (10,669 ft)) in the High Tauern National Park – view from Stappitz in the Seebach Valley near Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria

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Dormition of the Virgin at the Bäckeraltar (altar of the bakers), St. Stephen's parish church, Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria. Anonymous master, around 1490.

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English : Dormition of the Virgin at the Bäckeraltar (altar of the bakers), St. Stephen's parish church, Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria. Anonymous master, around 1490.

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Craigdarroch Castle just after sunset - view from the west, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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English : Craigdarroch Castle just after sunset - view from the west, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Ceiling of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings, making of it the most ornate church in Quito. The temple is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador.

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English : Ceiling of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings, making of it the most ornate church in Quito. The temple is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in America and considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador.

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Koppie foam grasshopper (Dictyophorus spumans spumans) nymph, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, South Africa

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English : Koppie foam grasshopper (Dictyophorus spumans spumans) nymph, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, South Africa

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Common broom (Cytisus scoparius) flowers around a rock in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, France.

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English : Common broom (Cytisus scoparius) flowers around a rock in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, France.

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Aerial view of the Vasilyevskaya Curtain, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Military Archive, both on Zayachy Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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English : Aerial view of the Vasilyevskaya Curtain, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Military Archive, both on Zayachy Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Khotyn Fortress under the light of the full moon. Ukraine

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English : Khotyn Fortress under the light of the full moon. Ukraine

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Sandkrugbrücke is a bridge in Berlin-Moabit. The light trail under the bridge comes from a ship passing by during the exposure.

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English : Sandkrugbrücke is a bridge in Berlin-Moabit. The light trail under the bridge comes from a ship passing by during the exposure.

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December 1942, view into the Chicago and North Western Railway locomotive shops.
Today, 200 years ago, James Watt died, who crucially improved the steam engine, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. Steam locomotives as special steam engines were an essential part of it.

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English : December 1942, view into the Chicago and North Western Railway locomotive shops.
Today, 200 years ago, James Watt died, who crucially improved the steam engine, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. Steam locomotives as special steam engines were an essential part of it.

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Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Female Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius), an endemic goat in the Eravikulam National Park in Kerala, India. There are about 3000 animals left in the wild, all in the Western Ghats

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English : Female Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius), an endemic goat in the Eravikulam National Park in Kerala, India. There are about 3000 animals left in the wild, all in the Western Ghats

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Misumena vatia, white form (female) eating Episyrphus balteatus

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English : Misumena vatia, white form (female) eating Episyrphus balteatus

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Columns in Turkish baths in Salamis, Northern Cyprus

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English : Columns in Turkish baths in Salamis, Northern Cyprus

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Vestmannaeyjar harbour, Heimaey‎, Westman Islands, Suðurland, Iceland.

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English : Vestmannaeyjar harbour, Heimaey‎, Westman Islands, Suðurland, Iceland.

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