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31 December 2010[edit]

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1934 Peace dollar

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Byzantine silk with quadriga (four-horse chariot)

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Interior of a Victorian art workshop

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A lake

30 December 2010[edit]

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Exterior view of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, VA

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Supermoto motorcycles transition from dirt obstacles to paved track.

  • 08:02, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Crocodilian skull behind glass

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Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick

29 December 2010[edit]

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A large building with a square tower at one end

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Pub sign showing a man with a patch on his left eye, a parrot on his right shoulder, and the words "Jamaica Inn"

  • 08:02, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

A short, square tower, with gravestones near its base

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Nördlicher Schneeferner.JPG

28 December 2010[edit]

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A shark's head, with jaws open displaying teeth

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Coma Pedrosa

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President Obama signs law into effect, on December 17, 2010, as members of Congress and others look on.

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Doris Roberts in 2010

27 December 2010[edit]

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Alto Vista Chapel


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Lake Engolasters

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Woodrush deployed in northern water

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A church interior with an intricate red mural above an arch, consisting of Christ in Majesty, various angels, saints and other figures

26 December 2010[edit]

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A shiny faceted brilliant diamond

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Anykščiai Church

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A mainly stone church with a round tower on the left, to the right is a nave with a porch, and a chancel at a lower level

  • 00:00, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

An engraving of the US flag and the word Christmas

25 December 2010[edit]

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James Van Inwagen cropped from University of Michigan football team portrait of 1889

  • 12:00, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Gelobet seystu Jhesu Christ in Walter's Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn

  • 06:00, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

A 16th century music book

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Hardback book with a red cover, the title "Christmas Carols, New and Old" and an image of the Virgin Mary and Jesus

24 December 2010[edit]

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The gargoyle of Spinola at Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Man in military uniform with peaked cap seated at a desk beside a box marked "RAAF Ballot Box"

  • 06:00, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

The Legend, libretto cover

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A mosque

23 December 2010[edit]

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A single female of Zaprionus indianus sporting the characteristic white striping for the genus

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A group of whitish mushrooms with flat caps and thin stems

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Satyavati

  • 00:00, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

A two-story gray stone building on a raised basement with entry steps leading to the front door and a wooden cupola rising from the center of the roof photographed on a cloudy day with autumn leaves on a surrounding tree and the ground in front.

22 December 2010[edit]

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Stereoscopic map of Sotra Facula

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A photograph of a Simarouba amara sapling.

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Cuernavaca Cathedral

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Spragg Bag air test

21 December 2010[edit]

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An engraving of a train-like vehicle that has a large treadmill and four horses attached

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Portrait of John Vigor Brown, 1910

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Glacier Blanc, a large glacier

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Painting of Madonna and Child by Giotto di Bondone

20 December 2010[edit]

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Photo of a young Lenin with moustache and short beard

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A concrete square tower supporting a semicircular structure resembling an airport control tower

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Electron scan micrography of Aceria anthocoptes

19 December 2010[edit]

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Soviet memorial in Berlin's Tiergarten made of Harz granite

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James Blyth's 1891 windmill.jpg

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Photograph of John Bloomingston cropped from a University of Michigan football team portrait

  • 00:00, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

A light brown stone building with a pointed roof, green shutters and white columns on the front. In front of it are a sidewalk, a blue marker with gold writing, and a portion of street. Black letters above the front columns read "Holland Land Office Museum", which is also on a banner across the front.

18 December 2010[edit]

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A monochrome engraved head-and-shoulders portrait of Hyder Ali. He is wearing a large bejeweled turban, and is cleanshaven except for a long bushy moustache.

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Wasp with black and yellow-orange stripes and long ovipositor

  • 06:00, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Informal portrait of grinning mustachioed man in wide-brimmed hat and military uniform

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Walter D. Graham photograph from 1904 University of Michigan football team portrait

17 December 2010[edit]

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An old black and white photo of a stately country house

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An abbey on a hilltop

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Harry Yount

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A postcard with a blocky skyscraper

16 December 2010[edit]

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Cropped photograph of Philadelphia Athletics slugger Socks Seybold, c. 1902

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A black and yellow bee perched on a green leaf

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A photograph of the gills and stem of yellow mushrooms

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A smiling young man

15 December 2010[edit]

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A closed, flaming iron stove setup up on a rail track

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A white lighthouse with a short stairway, a light gallery and lantern and a red dome, showing against blue cloudy sky, with a tree and the left and some vegetation below

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Ole Carlson House c.1900

  • 00:00, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

A large warship steaming in choppy water; black smoke drifts up from the ship's two tall funnels

14 December 2010[edit]

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Informal portrait of grinning man in peaked cap and military uniform leaning against an aircraft fuselage

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Boesch, Hummel, and Maltzahn Block
  • 06:00, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

A green reptile with a short, wide head and an open mouth

Cornelius Jensen on the Jensen Alvarado Ranch is the oldest non-adobe structure in California's Inland Empire?

  • 00:00, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

A large, dull red railcar on four sets of wheels sits on a short section of track

13 December 2010[edit]

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Winecoff Hotel

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Speaker iconSample from 1899 recording of "My Old Dutch"
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Photograph of a South African Railways Class 15F steam locomotive

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A yellow building with a tower rising from the center, topped by a conical red roof

12 December 2010[edit]

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Description of the image

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Perry Nelson House

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A cobalt blue building which houses the Frida Kahlo Museum

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Green Parrot sitting on branch

11 December 2010[edit]

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A large round-roofed building running the width of the image behind a city street and trees. At the right are two conical towers and an entrance pavilion.

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Richie McCaw singing New Zealand's National Anthem before a test match

  • 06:00, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

An early helicopter with side-by-side rotors, bubble cockpit and American World War II-era insignia

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Figural representation of Indiana

10 December 2010[edit]

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West side of the Red Basilica

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Coffee plantation in India

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Woodwrae Stone, rear view

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A chunk of silvery metal with fibrous structure

9 December 2010[edit]

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A white submarine is attached to a pole and ready to be dropped into the ocean.

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A sari-clad, crowned woman holding two children and standing on a cat

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Salvation Army Headquarters

  • 00:00, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

A white stuccoed building with three-storey towers flanking a central recessed entrance bay with "HIPPODROME" on a panel beneath a parapet. A low glazed roof spans the façade.

8 December 2010[edit]

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A still life of flowers in a vase including striped tulips

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Tiny (1 mm) Wolffia arrhiza plants on a person's fingers

  • 06:00, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

100x100px|Bust of Colonel Richard Owen|alt=Bust of Colonel Richard Owen

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A gridiron football player wearing a green jersey with his helmet tipped back on his head

7 December 2010[edit]

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A small ceramic statue of a human

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Motorway moise barrier completely enveloping a section of the motorway

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Photothèque museum in Luxembourg City

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The Sandolo, which lacks the Gondola's high prow

6 December 2010[edit]

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Lise Meitner

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A stone church seen from the south, with a central tower in front of which is a two-storey gabled porch. To the left is a short nave, and to the right an apsidal chancel.
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A bright red, high-wing, clear-nosed, pusher-engined aircraft, with yellow registration C-IXII on the tail, sits nose-high in a grassy field with a Piper Cub behind it.

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Fragments of a written page

5 December 2010[edit]

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Photograph of Thomas H. McNeil, Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias

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Sarah Palin

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Booby Island Light (c. 1957)

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Aiguille Dibona mountain

4 December 2010[edit]

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Olivia Shakespear

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Yanar Dag – Flaming Hillside, Azerbaijan

  • 06:00, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Photograph of William Wilson Talcott taken from the 1901 University of Michigan yearbook

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Black-painted twin-engined high-wing military aircraft in flight

3 December 2010[edit]

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A head and shoulders photograph of an American-Japanese man

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Blue kitchen

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CARMELITA SCHIMMENTI.jpg

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A very large high-winged glider on a concrete ramp, marked with United States Air Force insignia

2 December 2010[edit]

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bright yellow flower spikes

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portrait photo of an older man with a long beard

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A streetscape of Madison Avenue and Madison Square Park showing the 48-story building of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower and the 1906 building of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church to its left

  • 00:00, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

A dog pants, sitting atop a pile of rubble

1 December 2010[edit]

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A three-dimensional rendition of a bathymetric map of Patton Seamount

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Mott as an Egyptian military officer, a middle-aged man with a full beard wearing an elaborate uniform with a fez

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The 1906 building of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church
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Painting of the Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena