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31 May 2011[edit]

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Sheep, a protagonist in the debate between sheep and grain

  • 08:00, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

RMS Titanic Engineers Memorial, Southampton

  • 00:00, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

On a yellow disk 3 1/4 inches in diameter with a 1/8 inch edge, a conventionalized black volcano emitting smoke, the volcano charged with three yellow mullets in fess

30 May 2011[edit]

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A medium sized black and tan dog with a short tail stands facing right.

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Kbal Spean river bed carvings of lingas and Vishnu

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Three dorsoventrally flattened arthropods swimming in a shallow sea

29 May 2011[edit]

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A painting of a nineteenth-century church facade. The facade is white-washed, in a late-classical style. Men in period dress are shown chatting in front.

  • 08:00, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Four black bollards in the foreground, greenery in the center, and buildings in the background, with a tall grey arch partially visible in the distance

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A hairy fawn-colored armadillo at repose

28 May 2011[edit]

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Two young women from Laos

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The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN

  • 00:00, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

A middle-aged woman in a sleeveless red dress and shoulder-length ginger hair, standing in front of a red hoarding

27 May 2011[edit]

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Photograph showing SS Princess Irene, later to serve as HMS Princess Irene

  • 08:00, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

An adult Pycanum rubens on a leaf

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A primate with yellow eyeshine and white underparts hanging from a tree by its right limbs

26 May 2011[edit]

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 Big Vairocana Buddha
  • 08:00, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Portrait by Graff of Frederick the Great of Prussia, 1781

  • 00:00, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the United States Congress

25 May 2011[edit]

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Lorca Castle with two towers
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Dr. H. V. Evatt

  • 00:00, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Three bats flying over a misty placid lake. The bat in the foreground is about to swoop down and take a drink from the surface of the lake.

24 May 2011[edit]

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The Christchurch Chief Post Office clock tower with the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom

  • 08:00, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Earnshaw's chronometer number 509 from HMS Beagle

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King and his 1896 car

23 May 2011[edit]

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Queen Elizabeth Standing in a Room with a Lattice Window by William Rogers

  • 08:00, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Olive Whistler

  • 00:00, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

A brick building seen from its right front. It has a peaked black roof with red trim and a broad overhang. In front of it are rusted railroad tracks. Two old green passenger cars are behind it to the left.

22 May 2011[edit]

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Showy yellow flowers of Xanthostemon chrysanthus

  • 08:00, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

A young woman in a white sari leaning on a tree

  • 00:00, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

The Pisa Griffin, in the Pisa Cathedral Museum

21 May 2011[edit]

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A long, white mansion with brown trim and gabled roofs, fronted by a stone stairway

  • 08:00, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Panorama of a town in a hilly area

  • 00:00, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Michigan football coach William Ward in 1896.

20 May 2011[edit]

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Insignia of Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6)

  • 08:15, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

A brown-haired woman wearing a blue denim coat smiles and looks off-screen.

  • 00:30, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

A small, red-roofed, white-walled chapel in a grassy churchyard with several saplings and gravestones

19 May 2011[edit]

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1860s photo of Federico Fernández Cavada

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A ship crossing a narrow channel

  • 01:15, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Fossil of giant ant Titanomyrma with a hummingbird for scale

18 May 2011[edit]

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Stanislao Gastaldon

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The downstream side of a concrete structure that is used to retain water and produce electricity

  • 01:30, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

A U.S. Navy Douglas R4D-8 Skytrain in flight

17 May 2011[edit]

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A large spider with a distinctively bifurcated abdomen lies on top of an oval sac made of spider silk.

  • 08:00, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Fusakichi Omori, pioneering Japanese seismologist

  • 00:00, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

A Neoclassical church with a portico and a dome

16 May 2011[edit]

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Man-made rowing lake viewed from the air

  • 12:00, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Osama bin Laden in 1997

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CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

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Map of Heathrow in the late 1930s

15 May 2011[edit]

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Piazza della Rotonda in Rome.

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A small stone-lined stream leaves a body of water surrounded by cliffs and hills.

  • 06:00, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

A dark brown wooden-sided building with a pointed roof, pointy-topped windows and a small pointed turret on the right end. Snow is on the surrounding ground and some of the roof, with a large bare tree in front. On the left side the light tan basement is visible.

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 Bahrain Fort

14 May 2011[edit]

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Couple, his right arm around her shoulders

  • 12:00, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

A book open at the title page which says Atlas Coelestis

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A flame-shaped red flower on a green stalk

  • 00:00, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Complex food web

13 May 2011[edit]

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An ornately decorated brick building with a multicolored tiled lightly peaked roof and a central tower, also ornate. There are small trees in front. On a small projection from the front is a silvery statue of a woman.

  • 12:00, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Princess Lolowah pictured in Turkey in 2008

  • 06:00, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Arthur's Pass, as seen from the slopes of Avalanche Peak

  • 00:00, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Half-length portrait of a man facing the viewer, wearing a blue sash and medals

12 May 2011[edit]

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A green shrub with an orange bottlebrush-like flower

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The spherical flower heads of Leichhardt trees among its large glossy leaves

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Women in uniform standing on steps

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Portrait of Judge Young L.G. Harris

11 May 2011[edit]

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Pink Chanel suit of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  • 12:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Image of panicles of the white flowers of the tree Millingtonia hortensis

  • 06:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

An image of a Tudor style building next to a river

  • 00:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Hotel Astoria, Copenhagen

10 May 2011[edit]

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General Patricia Horoho

  • 12:00, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Royal yacht Alexandra, depicted in a 1915 commercial year book for the shipbuilder A. & J. Inglis

  • 06:00, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Old man looks in wonder at light coming from chemistry flask.

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Unadilla class gunboat

9 May 2011[edit]

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 Sveti Stefan peninsula

  • 12:00, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

An example of a pig's trotter

  • 06:00, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

 Plaza Resort Bonaire

  • 00:00, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

 Princess Alexandra in her wedding dress

8 May 2011[edit]

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A simple, Low Church-style altar in St John the Evangelist's Church, Chichester, covered with a deep red altar cloth and set behind wooden railings

  • 12:00, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Ristic Palace – Heritage Monument

  • 06:00, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of a bearded man in a suit

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Close-up of the gray male morph of the jumping spider Maevia inclemens showing striped legs, the two principal eyes and two of the secondary eyes

7 May 2011[edit]

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Langlois Bridge at Arles

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Old fruiting cone

  • 06:00, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Engraving of Daniel Whitby c.1708 by Michael Vandergucht

  • 00:00, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

An intricate three-story beige wooden house with red trim, with snow on the porch roof and the front lawn, with a setting sun lighting the upper stories from the right. It has windows of different shapes and sizes. A front porch is on the right half of the first story, with a triangular projection on the left with a prominent "36" in the center. Another triangular section projects from the left hand side of the roof, with a smaller projection with a segmented, more curvilinear roofline to its right. A brick building is visible on the left; in the left front of the yard is an old horse-drawn carriage.

6 May 2011[edit]

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A Lychee shield bug perched on a leaf

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Baroque Revival style building seen from a park

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RNZAF PLTOFF Keith Thiele in military uniform

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Pfaffenstein

5 May 2011[edit]

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Color photograph of the Fortress of the Immaculate Conception in Nicaragua, taken in February 2011

  • 12:00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

 Shea butter making by women

  • 06:00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Façade of a heritage building behind two trees and in front of a blue sky

  • 00:00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Oblique aerial view of a wide stretch of the Loire River with a large mainly wooded island

4 May 2011[edit]

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Black and white image of a dark horse trotting at full speed, pulling a racing sulky and driver

  • 12:00, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Head and upper torso of a Western Lowland Gorilla looking straight at the viewer

  • 06:00, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

A two-story beige brick building with three garages at street level. Two have their red doors closed. Above them are metallic letters spelling out "Clay-Arsenal Station Engine Co. 2 Ladder Co. 3". On the second story are five round-arched windows together, and two more around the corner.

  • 00:00, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

A pair of Red Faced Lovebirds, two mainly green parrots with the orange-headed female seen in profile and the red-headed male looking at the viewer

3 May 2011[edit]

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appearing on the balcony of Buckingham palace shortly after their marriage

  • 12:00, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Painting by Paul Cézanne depicting four human skulls stacked in a pyramid, painted in a pale light against a dark background

  • 06:00, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

B&w photograph of a building in Queen Anne architectural style

  • 00:00, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Secret Service Agent Jerry Parr walks behind President Ronald Reagan just moments before the 1981 assassination attempt.

2 May 2011[edit]

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Aerial view of Fisheating Creek

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A house with a wrap-around veranda made up of slender wooden beams

  • 06:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

A Caucasian male, wearing a red baseball hat and white uniform with red lettering standing in a dugout

  • 00:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

St Cadfan's church.

1 May 2011[edit]

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A woman with short black hair arranged in curls is wearing a yellow dress. She is seated with one hand resting on a dog's head, the other holding a pair of glasses.

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In the foreground of the painting, Thomas (right) touches the wound of Jesus (left). More disciples in the background.

  • 06:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

A long line of light gray warships bristling with guns steam in calm seas.

  • 00:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

A silver coin dated 1942. A winged head of Liberty dominates the piece.