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28 February 2011[edit]

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A hermit crab carrying two large sea anemones on its shell.

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Portrait of the cellist with a moustache, looking to the left

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A cat-sized primate with a dark stripe down its back is held in a gloved hand against the chest.

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A tripartite Roman city gate with a minaret on its right side

27 February 2011[edit]

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Title page to the Second "Lamp" or Book of The Monument of Matrones
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The lower part of a brightly painted screen showing four figures

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A brick house with white ornate wooden trim seen from the front. Its roof has a small pointed section in the middle, and the front door is boarded over. There is snow on the ground in front and the steps.

26 February 2011[edit]

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Tamil Nadu Forest Department, established in 1856 by Dr. Hugh Cleghorn

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a large concrete dam holds back a lake, with green hills in the background

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A one-story yellow wooden building with a pointed roof held up by columns at the front and a small addition on the left in a cemetery. In the front is a wooden door with "1823" on it. It is autumn, and the ground and roof are covered with yellow fallen leaves. A tree with yellow leaves and an American flag are visible in the background.
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A man in cavalier costume on horseback

25 February 2011[edit]

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A dark-skinned man wearing a light-colored suit and tie and holding two maracas is seen from below at an angle.

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The long furcae of this larva's tail suggested the genus name "Bucephalus" meaning "ox head". Etching by Ernst Haeckel (1904).

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A white-painted warship with two masts and two funnels. H59 is painted on the side of her hull.

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A seated, grey-haired man in desert camouflage uniform

24 February 2011[edit]

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Photo of downtown Rosendale Village in upstate New York

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Portrait of Rayko Daskalov

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Paul Gauguin's Spirit of the Dead Watching, depicting a nude Tahitian girl lying on her stomach

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The mushroom Cortinarius vanduzerensis

23 February 2011[edit]

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Monochrome engraving of a carved bust of the earl

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Albert Clément driving a 1906 Clément-Bayard racing car

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A black and white photograph of a propeller-driven passenger airplane skimming over a highway at a sod airport

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A old stone church without a roof

22 February 2011[edit]

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Thomas Jepson Gascoyne, in a publicity pose used for his 1901 racing activities in the US

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A photograph of Enchophora sanguinea from the side

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A white conical lighthouse with a lantern, double gallery, and red dome

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Large brown-black beetle with long antennae and developed claws

21 February 2011[edit]

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An illustration of a two-funneled warship at high speed

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A stone church seen from the northeast showing part of the chancel, the nave with clerestory, a north porch, and an embattled tower with a statue on the top of each corner

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Fer grapes, also known as Braucol

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The workers of the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard question their wages.

20 February 2011[edit]

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Bottom-dwelling sea creature consisting of a brown bowl-like vessel that holds many green tentacles with pink tips

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Alexei Kosygin in 1967 at the Glassboro Summit Conference

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A dwarf sits cross-legged on a plinth next to a women, with two children below.

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Engineers and technicians at the Marshall Space Flight Center placing a Saturn V ground test booster (S-IC-D) into the dynamic test stand

19 February 2011[edit]

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 Basalt lion found in 1955

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The ruins of a church from the southeast showing from the left a battlemented tower, the gable end of the roofless south transept, and the roofed chancel

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Clematis morefieldii

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The Balancing Rocks on Bank Notes of Zimbabwe

18 February 2011[edit]

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A collection of green-yellow glass jars fluorescing under UV light

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A bright red missile with white-and-black-striped wings is mounted on an underwing pylon of a straight-winged aircraft, ready for flight testing.

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Black-and-white drawing of a bearded man in a library

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White conical lighthouse with red dome, a green roofed structure seen at the far background

17 February 2011[edit]

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Oswald Hall in 2009

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A drawing of an early steam velocipede and a man standing behind it

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Portrait photo of a bearded man in his late 50s

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A stone church with red tiled roofs seen from the southeast, showing a battlemented tower, a nave with a clerestory, a south porch and a chancel

16 February 2011[edit]

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 A view of Chesme Church
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A 3D life restoration of Belemnotheutis

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A racing driver in a purple-and-white firesuit, black cap and dark glasses broods while waiting in the pits.

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A brown dog with white markings in its fur

15 February 2011[edit]

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Four view drawing of the Daimler Reitwagen motorcycle

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A brindle brown dog stands pointing left with its head facing the camera.

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A three-story building with an ornate brick front

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Illustration of a scaly animal with a robust head, heavy body, and thick limbs

14 February 2011[edit]

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Man wearing dark blue uniform jacket with medals on his chest; image shows his head and the upper part of his torso.

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Half-male, half-female torso sculpture

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 Restored sugar windmill at Betty’s Hope

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A missile with jet engine atop sits in a workshop.

13 February 2011[edit]

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Figure of roaring lion

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 A church in Vetka
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Stone monkeys playing billiards in the Kildare Street club house, Dublin, of 1860

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A stone church tower with a level top, gently arched pointed windows and a small wooden door in the base. In front of it are telephone lines and a set of steps.

12 February 2011[edit]

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Digitized version of a 15th century tempera on canvas painting of the Roman goddess Venus

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Composer sitting at a table, looking up from a sheet of music

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A river cuts through a forest that blankets the base of a mountain range, with a massive mountain range in the background.

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2nd century Roman mosaic with images of gladiators with spears and shields

11 February 2011[edit]

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While three men stand by watching, a fourth man hurries to collect a spare tyre and change it onto his open-topped car.

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Gastropod with wing-like parapodia and translucent shell

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Head and shoulders of a 50-year-old European man in Burmese monk's robes

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Black and white photograph of a a man wearing military uniform sitting down. He is holding several bank notes and is surrounded by military equipment including a helmet, a rifle, several types of ammunition and soldiers' personal equipment.

10 February 2011[edit]

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A man in Generalissmo-appearing garments looks at the camera, plumed hat by his side.

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Spring-loving centaury (Centaurium namophilum), a rare plant endemic to Ash Meadows

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Hubble Space Telescope image of Type Ia Supernova 1994D (SN1994D) in Galaxy NGC 4526

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Sumatran Rhinoceros in the Way Kambas Sanctuary

9 February 2011[edit]

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Black-and-white photo of a man with dark hair and dark eyebrows, wearing a dark blazer and a necktie and lighter-colored trousers, sitting in a chair and holding a cigarette in his left hand

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New Ulm Oil Company Service Station

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Scolex of the rodent tapeworm, Hymenolepis microstoma

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A small stone church

8 February 2011[edit]

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Long-tailed Finch

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Chautla's "English Castle"

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A dark-skinned man in a black batting helmet and a white baseball uniform with "PIRATES" on the chest begins to release a baseball bat following a swing at the plate.

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R&G Corset ad from the rear cover of the October 1898 issue of Ladies' Home Journal

7 February 2011[edit]

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A high-wing aircraft without any engines, dark on top and white underneath, with tricycle gear and late-WW2 American markings, sits inside its hangar with equipment behind.

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A light brown sandstone lighthouse with two red horizontal bands and red cupola

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A discus weather buoy

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A gleaming silver Vince Lombardi Trophy

6 February 2011[edit]

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Musiktheater im Revier, the rectangular structure of the theater at night from the street

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A man in a suit and tie with mustache and beard

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Green lacewing larva

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Two flatworms stood up on their tails facing each other, about to penis fence

5 February 2011[edit]

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A large warship bristling with guns plows through the water at high speed; thick black smoke pours out of its three tall funnels.

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A line drawing of a spoked wheel velocipede with a steam engine

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Fragrant prickly apple (Harrisia fragrans), a rare species of cactus endemic to Florida

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A BLT sandwich on toasted bread

4 February 2011[edit]

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A detailed floor mosaic
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A sixty-year-old man in uniform, with a moustache, in profile facing left
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Grosses Universal-Lexicon

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The bell tower at Mission Hill Winery

3 February 2011[edit]

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Clouds against a blue sky with a multicolored rainbow-like shine

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 Tazua Falls on Cuango River in Angola

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Basaltic formations in the form of Organ Pipes
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Herne Bay College, formerly Eddington College

2 February 2011[edit]

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B&w portrait photo of a woman aged 60

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A black beetle with orange spots on its abdomen

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A vividly coloured rectangular painting with a golden border

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A glowing blue circular plasma

1 February 2011[edit]

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San Juan Bautista monastery church

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The ROKS Choi Young at sea.

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 An exhibit of Tang Dynasty in the Museum
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Beyonce Knowles in silver sequined dress with hair flying in the air