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31 October 2010[edit]

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A Halloween hermit crab in a conus shell walks across an aquarium bottom

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Distorted skull

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The brightly colored red bracts and flowers of Euphorbia tithymaloides, a succulent spurge

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Main façade as seen from the Collegiate Church

30 October 2010[edit]

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Cartoon depiction of Marie Sasse as Elisabeth de Valois

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A stone church seen from the south, with a tower surmounted by a battlemented parapet on the left, and the nave with a porch and the chancel to the right

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King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

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A tomb bearing the effigies of a man and a woman, their hands held in prayer

29 October 2010[edit]

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Plutonium-238 glowing because of its radioactivity

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A Douglas DC-6 painted in blue and white United Airlines livery. The DC-6 is powered by four propeller engines.

  • 06:00, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Manchurian scorpion (Mesobuthus martensii)

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A house built of red stone house with a curved, sloping roof and white wooden top, seen from the side. It has brick chimneys at either end and some ivy on the visible side.

28 October 2010[edit]

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A metal tree welded from rusty parts

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A stone church with a tower and spire, seen from the southwest

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BSA A65

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Central view towards the entrance and apse of a partially preserved medieval church

27 October 2010[edit]

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South African spitting scorpion

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Ruins of stone church in green hills

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A yellow bus with a dark blue stripe running its length; the bus number is 50 and its destination says Cranleigh.

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Earth's shadow and Belt of Venus

26 October 2010[edit]

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A man lying stomach down on the sand with his head resting on his arm. Taken from a low angle, head-on, in bright sunlight.

  • 12:00, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Caricature of a cricketer with a cricket ball in his hands

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Radha as Khandita with the nayaka Krishna

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Suncus etruscus on a human thumb

25 October 2010[edit]

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A line of about five men are marching in a New Guinean jungle.

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Icebreaker Krasin

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Jökulsárlón lagoon in southeastern Iceland

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Heliobatis radians fossil in the Buffalo Museum of Science

24 October 2010[edit]

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An ornate Romanesque Revival church built of grey stone

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A three-story building near the coast, depicted in an early 20th century card

  • 06:00, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

A row of white grave markers on the left and right of a stone walkway with a large American flagpole in the center

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HMS Nairana

23 October 2010[edit]

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Engraving dated 1808 showing Eliza and Mary Chulkhurst, a pair of conjoined twins born in Biddenden, Kent in either 1100 or 1500.

  • 12:00, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Pyana river

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Satellite image of Chott Melrhir lake in Algeria

  • 00:00, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

The Japanese battlecruiser Haruna undergoing sea trials at high speed in 1915

22 October 2010[edit]

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Closeup of eyes of female in the painting Mona Lisa

  • 12:00, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

a Tudor-style portrait of a woman with pale skin and curly red hair, wearing a feathered black cap, a ruff, and an elaborate orange and black gown. In the upper left is a coat of arms consisting of a left-facing elephant between the letters E and K, over a red shield with a white chevron bearing three Tudor roses.

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Two mushrooms on a rock. The larger, on the left, has a flattened cap and is brown; the smaller has a bell-shaped brown cap with white gills and a white stem.

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Photograph, by Carl Van Vechten, of Débria Brown as Carmen, at the New York City Opera, in 1958

21 October 2010[edit]

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Ramón de Bonifaz, man on horse

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Archbishop of Adelaide John O'Reily

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Antimonial cups

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Rødkilde Højskole, a folk high school on the island of Møn, Denmark

20 October 2010[edit]

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Monument to gambusia affinis in Sochi

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Manuel Belgrano holding the Flag of Argentina

  • 06:00, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

A man wearing a white shirt and blue tie, talking on the phone while seated behind a large, rectangular, sculpted wooden desk

  • 00:00, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

A stone church with a tiled roof seen from the south. On the left gable is a shingled bellcote, and a wooden porch protrudes from the church

19 October 2010[edit]

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An external shot of the entrance to a building. The facade is composed of alternating columns of protruding red brick and in-set glass windows. The building is at least three stories high. Mounted to a projecting cover over the entrance is a set of large red letters spelling out "Museum". Works of art are visible on the walls of the foyer.

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Liu Xiaobo

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A seven-storey commercial building made mainly of red and white masonry

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Catherine de San Juan

18 October 2010[edit]

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Heishi rock at Kamome Island, Sea of Japan

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Stone church

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A sepia photograph of a bearded white man gripping the lapel of his nineteenth century corduroy suit. He is posed sitting next to a classical bust draped with a curtain.

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ZETA fusion power machine at Harwell

17 October 2010[edit]

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Looking north up the Lower Adams River

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Danau Lindu lake in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Medieval miniature of a fortified city in the centre, attacked on both sides

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Village in wooded setting with hills

16 October 2010[edit]

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Tunnel portal, variable traffic signs indicating traffic flow direction and speed limit enforced are visible at the tunnel entrance and to the side of the road

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A statue of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, Germany

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Large red-brick university, with a golden spire

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A small, white crustacean on a decaying leaf

15 October 2010[edit]

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A small house made of reddish stone. It has a curved roof with three windows. Near the top of the roof the house's siding is maroon-colored wood.

  • 12:00, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

A black-painted ship with three masts lacking yards or sails and a plough-shaped ram bow

  • 06:00, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Marguerite Bériza

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A mushroom with a bent white stem and purple cap covered with whitish scales

14 October 2010[edit]

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Surviving Tett Turret at RAF Hornchurch. Light coming through one of several spy-holes can be seen opposite the embrasure.

  • 12:00, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Maksimovsky rock in the Chusovaya River in Russia

  • 06:00, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Ljubljana Central Market

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A running quarterback in 1960s vintage American football equipment looks downfield to pass while clutching the football in both hands.

13 October 2010[edit]

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Chart showing the increase (in red) over the baseline (in blue) of people receiving SSDI and SSI payments in the U.S. in 1987 and 2003

  • 12:00, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Woman in white dress in profile

  • 06:00, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

The St. Johns River Light, a decommissioned lighthouse in Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida, has been raised 7 feet (2.1 m), burying the door and making the tower accessible only through a window 8 feet (2.4 m) off the ground?

  • 00:00, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

A stone church seen from the east. It has a three-light east window, over which is a sundial, and beyond it is a battlemented tower

12 October 2010[edit]

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A concrete structure blocking a river discharges water

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Photograph showing the Belgian research ship Belgica trapped in ice in Antarctica, 1898

  • 06:00, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Sir Tristram and la Belle Isoude drink the love potion

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Plate called "Kapital"

11 October 2010[edit]

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Elisha Winfield Green, sketch of black man in a suit

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Benson raft

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Summer truffle (Tuber aestivum)

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A gray wooden house seen from the side, lit by a setting sun from the left. Its roofline curves in segments, with a brick chimney at the crest. The upper section has wood shingled siding in a scale pattern.

10 October 2010[edit]

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World's tallest mountain, snow capped

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Side view of a small Byzantine-style medieval church constructed out of bricks and mortar. The church's entrance is visible. A street lamp and greenery in the surrounding area.

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An ancient, round building projection faced in stone and featuring decorative arches and window

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Part of the south face of a small stone church, seen from an angle, with tiled roofs and a gabled, wooden porch

9 October 2010[edit]

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A magnified image of Pthirus gorillae, a short and broad six-legged louse

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A stone church in a town seen from the southeast. St the far end is a large tower surmounted by a truncated spire with pinnacles and, at the top, a ball finial

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Image of GAVE showing watermelon signs

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Plymouth Congregational Church in 1870

8 October 2010[edit]

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Hazelnut candles

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A circular sandstone font standing on an octagonal base, bearing a floral decoration

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A close up of a Santa Muerte image

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frontal view of a partially destroyed medieval church constructed out of interchanging rows of stone and red brick

7 October 2010[edit]

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Parcel for prisoners of war wrapped in brown paper and sealed with string, carrying the symbols of the Red Cross and the order of St John

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A demonstration of flame fougasse, somewhere in Britain. A car is surrounded in flames and a huge cloud of smoke. In the foreground, a soldier can be seen running from left to right.

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Circular bronze shield with a domed boss and two stylised bird designs

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A cluster of a salmon-pink ear-shaped fungus growing on the ground

6 October 2010[edit]

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Angelic painting of angels on black background

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Slender mushroom with long thin yellowish stem and reddish-orange cap

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Sunlight shining through trees on a lake which reflects the plants lining its shore

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Abraham Ortelius – Tvrcici imperii descriptio

5 October 2010[edit]

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Brick school bldg

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A brown wooden sign with the words "Speakers' Corner" in white

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Man in his early 50s wearing a lawyers' wig and gown, standing in front of a book shelf

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Archaic Greek letter with three lines

4 October 2010[edit]

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A wooden African drum

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White mute swan on water

  • 06:00, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

A photograph of the galaxy NGC 3109

  • 00:00, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Gros-Mécatina

3 October 2010[edit]

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Hall of Fame at World Golf Village

  • 12:00, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
A broad church in brick with stone dressings, seen from the northeast, with a canted apse, a crocketted pinnacle, and in the distance a tower, also with crocketted pinnacles
  • 06:00, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Headquarters of American Honda

  • 00:00, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Machu Picchu

2 October 2010[edit]

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Three stout, brown mushrooms with prominent umbos and a white substance on the cap growing from soil. One is lying down, revealing the gills.

  • 12:00, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Hornby Lighthouse, a tapered circular structure painted with red and white vertical stripes, with a white balcony and railing, and glass lantern

  • 06:00, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

 The Devil's Acre in the shadows of Westminster Abbey

  • 00:00, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

A bird with a yellow breast, red head and black sides with white spots sat on a branch

1 October 2010[edit]

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Soldiers marching down the street with a boy chasing his father

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View of Casco Bay from the Eastern Promenade Park

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Flooding in Slovenia

  • 00:00, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Fall of the Alamo