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31 January 2012[edit]

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St Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charleston, South Carolina

  • 08:00, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Harriet Low by George Chinnery (1833)

  • 00:00, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Jockey Johnny Murtagh and filly Dancing Rain at 2011 Epsom Oaks

30 January 2012[edit]

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Ruins of the Temple of Amrit

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An emaciated child and adult

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Cornwall House, in Monmouth

29 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

An American Star Bicycle being ridden down the steps of the United States Capitol in 1885

  • 08:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Emma Caulfield

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Coke ovens with Maroon Bells in the distance

28 January 2012[edit]

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Portrait of Syrian Prime Minister Sabri al-Asali

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Monmouth County Gaol

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Dearborn River High Bridge in May 1980

27 January 2012[edit]

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Sam Poo Kong, 2011

  • ... that Muslims and followers of Chinese religious traditions pray together at Sam Poo Kong (pictured), the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, Indonesia?
  • ... that the race horse Phosphorus sprained a leg and was rejected by his jockey shortly before winning the 1837 Derby Stakes, during which he aggravated his injury and did not race again that year?
  • ... that the live performance of the song "Keep It Together" was inspired by the 1971 science fiction film, A Clockwork Orange, in its staging?
  • ... that Indonesian film director Ifa Isfansyah is expected to marry the daughter of another director, who is a director herself?
  • ... that a fire in Christiania in 1858 left about 1,000 people homeless?
  • ... that the medieval Anglo-Norman nobleman William de Chesney took the surname of his mother's family, as did his paternal half-brother Simon, even though Simon wasn't related to that family?
  • 08:00, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Title page of Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Tales

  • 00:00, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

New Saudi Arabia traffic sign, imagined by Carlos Latuff

26 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Museum in Monmouth

  • 08:00, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Scanlan, DSO*

  • 00:00, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Library from across street

25 January 2012[edit]

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Dangerous, winner of the 1833 Epsom Derby

  • 08:00, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Artist's restoration of Waptia fieldensis

  • 00:00, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Paul Fleming 1642

24 January 2012[edit]

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Disused buildings of Phoenix United Mine

  • 08:00, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Seal ring featuring the inscription: "Ptah the one with durable favours"

  • 00:00, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Underside of starfish Luidia magnifica, the "magnificent star"

23 January 2012[edit]

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Guido Dessauer 2010

  • 08:00, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

2009 series 1,000 rupiah bill

  • 00:00, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Holothuria tubulosa

22 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Flags of the EU and Croatia

  • 08:00, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

The former Royal Assurance Society office at 163 North Street, Brighton

  • 00:00, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Protesters in Bolotnaya Square, December 10, 2011

21 January 2012[edit]

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A blackeye goby

  • 08:00, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

  • 00:00, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Monument for Kemna concentration camp

20 January 2012[edit]

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Portrait of Piotr Tomicki

  • 08:27, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Blink Bonny. 1857 Epsom Derby winner

  • 00:27, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

New growth of leaves on the tree Chrysophyllum imperiale

19 January 2012[edit]

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John Acland in 1893

  • 08:00, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
A tiny mouse lemur sits perched on a small branch.

18 January 2012[edit]

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Scipione Piattoli

17 January 2012[edit]

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Ammophila sabulosa on a Hemp agrimony flower head

  • 08:00, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Planehead filefish

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Baluarte Bridge under construction

16 January 2012[edit]

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Annachlamys flabellata

  • 08:00, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Thorny-olive (Elaeagnus pungens) in the form of a bonsai

  • 00:00, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Oxford Canadians

15 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Parliament of Croatia

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Artist's depiction of a sargassum fish

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The Eagle River Timber Bridge is a wooden arch bridge.

14 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

The small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly

  • 08:00, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Sadie McMahon

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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary in Moscow, Presnya

13 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

The Great Match by J F Herring: "Volti" is beaten by "The Flyer"

  • 08:00, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Restoration of Purlovia maxima

  • 00:00, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

12 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
  • 08:00, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

The threadsail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer)

  • 00:00, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Thoroughbred mare Eleanor, the first female horse to win the Epsom Derby (1801)

11 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

The sea ginger (Millepora alcicornis)

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Buxton at 65

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Dido Sotiriou

10 January 2012[edit]

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Smooth trunkfish

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Title page for The Story of a Bad Boy

  • 00:00, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Georg Christian Lehms

9 January 2012[edit]

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Noisy Miners bathing

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The Quiapo Church, which is fronted by Plaza Miranda

  • 00:00, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

A brown and white male Ratonero Valenciano

8 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Gardner's saltbush (Atriplex gardneri)

  • 08:00, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Hygrocybe virginea

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James H. Horne

7 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Vernon Terrace in the Montpelier area of Brighton, viewed from the south/southeast

  • 08:00, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Eccentric flint on display in Brussels

  • 00:00, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Neoglyphea inopinata (Crustacea: Decapoda: Glypheidae)

6 January 2012[edit]

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Beau gregory

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Ormond Wilson, c. 1938

  • 00:00, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Temple of Kwan Tai

5 January 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

The black needlerush (Juncus roemerianus)

  • 08:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Varda Viaduct seen from northwest

  • 00:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Ferdynand Goetel

  • ... that Polish writer Ferdynand Goetel (pictured) participated in the first delegation sent by the Nazis to confirm the discovery of the Katyn massacre perpetrated by the Soviets?
  • ... that Newton's second law is not valid for variable-mass systems, such as rockets?
  • ... that Blair Athol won the 1864 Derby despite getting repeatedly kicked in the genitals by a lad paid by bookmakers to prevent him from competing, and later sired Silvio, who also won the Derby in 1877?
  • ... that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's proposed Skybus rapid transit system became an issue in the 1969 mayoral campaign?
  • ... that the Yellala Falls on the Congo River were reached in 1485 by Portuguese explorers whose engraved stone commemorating their visit was only discovered in 1911?
  • ... that architect Andrew Geller designed quirky, eye-grabbing vacation homes on Long Island that he gave nicknames including the Box Kite, Milk Carton and Reclining Picasso?

4 January 2012[edit]

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1966 eruption of Ol Doinyo Lengai

  • 08:00, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Portrait of Australian wheelchair basketballer Jeremy Doyle

3 January 2012[edit]

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Patent Office 1877 fire

  • 15:30, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

K-114 Tula docked in Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk Oblast

  • 07:15, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Ayu Utami in 2006

2 January 2012[edit]

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McLeave's Lock on the Lagan Canal

  • 14:45, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Carrier Strike Group Seven logo

  • 06:30, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Ensign Kaneyoshi Muto, fighter pilot, Imperial Japanese Navy

1 January 2012[edit]

  • 22:15, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Diamond Jubilee with jockey Herbert Jones, circa 1900

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Masquerades during the Fancy Dress Festival

  • 05:45, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Grizzly bear fishing for salmon