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2019 17 01 10:25 UTC
Picture of the day
Chirk Castle gates.jpg
The gates of Chirk Castle in Wales
 
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The star cluster Westerlund 2 in the Milky Way galaxy, with an estimated age of about one or two million years. It contains some of the hottest, brightest, and most massive stars known. The cluster resides inside a stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

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English : The star cluster Westerlund 2 in the Milky Way galaxy, with an estimated age of about one or two million years. It contains some of the hottest, brightest, and most massive stars known. The cluster resides inside a stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

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Lighthouse of Cap Spartel, near Tangier, northern Morocco. The 24 metres (79 ft) hight lighthouse was constructed between 1861 and 1864 and and was a prime example of international agreement, in this case between the British, French, Spanish, and American governments that supported the lighthouse’s construction, and also agreed its neutrality in case of war.

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English : Lighthouse of Cap Spartel, near Tangier, northern Morocco. The 24 metres (79 ft) hight lighthouse was constructed between 1861 and 1864 and and was a prime example of international agreement, in this case between the British, French, Spanish, and American governments that supported the lighthouse’s construction, and also agreed its neutrality in case of war.

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View over the Jamtal Valley, and in the background the Jamtalferner Glacier and the summit of Dreiländerspitze. Galtür, Paznaun, Tyrol, Austria.

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English : View over the Jamtal Valley, and in the background the Jamtalferner Glacier and the summit of Dreiländerspitze. Galtür, Paznaun, Tyrol, Austria.

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Circular paraboloid generated by .

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English : Circular paraboloid generated by .

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Altar of the Holy Helpers at the pilgrimage church Maria Elend, municipality of Sankt Jakob im Rosental, Carinthia, Austria. Villach Workshop, probably Lukas Tausmann, around 1515.

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English : Altar of the Holy Helpers at the pilgrimage church Maria Elend, municipality of Sankt Jakob im Rosental, Carinthia, Austria. Villach Workshop, probably Lukas Tausmann, around 1515.

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Night view of the facade of the CEC Palace in Bucharest, capital of Romania. The building dates from 1900, is situated on Calea Victoriei in the center of the city and hosts the headquarter of CEC Bank.

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English : Night view of the facade of the CEC Palace in Bucharest, capital of Romania. The building dates from 1900, is situated on Calea Victoriei in the center of the city and hosts the headquarter of CEC Bank.

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The crimson pitcherplant (Sarracenia leucophylla), a carnivorous plant native to North America, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.

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English : The crimson pitcherplant (Sarracenia leucophylla), a carnivorous plant native to North America, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.

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View of the old harbour from the castle in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

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English : View of the old harbour from the castle in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

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The Kruzenshtern during the event Escale à Sète in Sète, France.

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English : The Kruzenshtern during the event Escale à Sète in Sète, France.

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Built in 2009, the Sarawak state legislative assembly building is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It houses the oldest state legislative assembly in Malaysia.

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English : Built in 2009, the Sarawak state legislative assembly building is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It houses the oldest state legislative assembly in Malaysia.

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Attacus taprobanis is a moth of Saturniidae family, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Here the larva feeds on Swietenia macrophylla.

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English : Attacus taprobanis is a moth of Saturniidae family, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Here the larva feeds on Swietenia macrophylla.

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Morning mist over the Planken Wambuis natural landscape on the Veluwe, Netherlands

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English : Morning mist over the Planken Wambuis natural landscape on the Veluwe, Netherlands

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Colored windows seen from the interior of the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, a traditional mosque located in Shiraz district of Gowad-e-Arabān, Iran. The mosque was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.

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English : Colored windows seen from the interior of the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, a traditional mosque located in Shiraz district of Gowad-e-Arabān, Iran. The mosque was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.

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Facade of an office building of the Westdeutsche Lotterie, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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English : Facade of an office building of the Westdeutsche Lotterie, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The gates of Chirk Castle in Wales

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English : The gates of Chirk Castle in Wales

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Spiral staircase of the Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum. Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei.

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English : Spiral staircase of the Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum. Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei.

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A model cosplaying Ciri who is one of the main characters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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English : A model cosplaying Ciri who is one of the main characters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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Portrait of a female Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. The exemplar was kept captive as snowy owls are rather native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

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English : Portrait of a female Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. The exemplar was kept captive as snowy owls are rather native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

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El Capricho, Rillo de Gallo, Province of Guadalajara, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. The Gaudian Art Nouveau work was built by Antonio Martínez in 2011.

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English : El Capricho, Rillo de Gallo, Province of Guadalajara, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. The Gaudian Art Nouveau work was built by Antonio Martínez in 2011.

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Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Ohara Museum of Art.

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English : Madonna (1895–1902) is the usual title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944). Color lithograph from Ohara Museum of Art.

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Loxura atymnus, Yamfly, is a species of Lycaenidae found in Asia. Here they are consuming nectar secreted from the extrafloral nectaries of a Philippine orchid bud, stimulated by Yellow crazy ants.

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English : Loxura atymnus, Yamfly, is a species of Lycaenidae found in Asia. Here they are consuming nectar secreted from the extrafloral nectaries of a Philippine orchid bud, stimulated by Yellow crazy ants.

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TV Tower on top of Praděd, the highest mountain of Hrubý Jeseník mountain range, Czech Republic

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English : TV Tower on top of Praděd, the highest mountain of Hrubý Jeseník mountain range, Czech Republic

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Panoramic view during sunset of Dasht-e Loot, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature was ever measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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English : Panoramic view during sunset of Dasht-e Loot, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. This place is pretty special for being the spot on the Earth where the highest temperature was ever measured (70 °C or 159 °F) and since July 2016 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Interior of the parish church Pernegg, Lower Austria

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English : Interior of the parish church Pernegg, Lower Austria

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Passage des Princes, a mall listed as historical monument located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris in France.

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English : Passage des Princes, a mall listed as historical monument located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris in France.

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Norsteam's crew scrambling to change sides and avoid capsizing as they turn in Match Cup Norway 2018 in Risør, part of the World Match Racing Tour.

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English : Norsteam's crew scrambling to change sides and avoid capsizing as they turn in Match Cup Norway 2018 in Risør, part of the World Match Racing Tour.

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Seated felis silvestris catus (domestic cat) playing with a passive calotes versicolor (Oriental garden lizard), facing it, in Laos

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English : Seated felis silvestris catus (domestic cat) playing with a passive calotes versicolor (Oriental garden lizard), facing it, in Laos

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