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31 May 2010[edit]

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A bright red bird with darker wings and a gray ear patch sits among some twigs, facing left.

  • 12:00, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Lake Balkhash seen from space

  • 06:00, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

A landscape with a field and front and mountains showing fall color in the distance. At the right is a red barn with three blue silos in front and two older ones in back.

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A gray, small battleship underway at slow speed in a harbor, a plume of smoke from its single stack visible against the sky and hills behind it

30 May 2010[edit]

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A left view of a mid-wing, twin-engine, taildragger monoplane

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An ice front along a glaciated coast with a few rocks sticking out and a steep hill to the right

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This asymmetrical carving by a Makonde artist represents an elephant shetani

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Joseph Carey Merrick, the Elephant Man. c 1890

29 May 2010[edit]

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A tower built of wooden scaffolding around a lopped tree tied together with vines, two men stand on an upper platform one of them with vines tied around his ankles getting ready to dive

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The three surviving towers of Josselin Castle

  • 06:00, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Head and shoulders of a dark-haired, bearded man of about 50 wearing a dark jacket and tied topped by a white collar.

  • 00:00, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

A small, pale shark patterned with dark spots and lines, being held in a diver's gloved hand

28 May 2010[edit]

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Lychgate with stone base and timber frame

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Salmon-crested Cockatoo

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Bust of Benjamin Ogle Tayloe in profile

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painting of two white hawklike birds on white background

27 May 2010[edit]

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A line of blinded soldiers walking towards a dressing station after a mustard gas attack during the First World War.

  • 12:00, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

1817 issue of Hermes o Logios

  • 06:00, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Nymphaea thermarum flower

  • 00:00, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

A ship sitting low in the water, a large, square superstructure lined with gunports on its deck, steam rising from its funnel against a backdrop of clouds, the Spanish flag at the staff on its stern.

26 May 2010[edit]

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A view of Pizzo Coca from Pizzo Redorta. Literally, Coke Peak or Mountain of Coal, Pizzo Coca is the tallest mountain in the Bergamo Alps.

  • 12:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

A topless woman wearing a red sari, standing in the clouds

  • 06:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

A bearded gentleman in elegant late 19th century attire holds a palette and several paintbrushes while looking straight ahead. He is lit sharply from the viewer's left, and appears to be emerging from the darkness.

  • 00:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

A wooden train station building in Dragestil, with a main color in dark orange and detailing in dark green

25 May 2010[edit]

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Lectionary 240

  • 12:00, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

The face of a jumping spider of the genus Phidippus of the Salticidae

  • 06:00, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Portrait of a man wearing a high collar, held closed with a safety pin.

  • 00:00, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Dubdi monastery in Gompa, India

24 May 2010[edit]

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portrait of a Caucasian women with long brown hair wearing a blue dress with a cloak in 18th century style

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Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, USN, Commander Seventh Fleet

  • 06:00, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

A white house with black shutters on its rounded windows. There is a white van parked in a driveway to its right, and a banner with "ny" in white on a red-and-blue background

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bearded man with Sheriff badge

23 May 2010[edit]

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Description of the image

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Sir Galahad

  • 06:00, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

a large, gold crown with ornate patterning

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Back view of a white monastery church with an apse featuring a sharp-pointed window bay and four domes visible

22 May 2010[edit]

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A white house with black shutters and brick chimneys seen from its front left corner. Shrubs and trees obscure the view on the sides.

  • 12:00, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Baston de La Riboisière in full honors and awards

  • 06:00, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

A large battleship lined with guns and equipped with two tall masts sits in harbor.

  • 00:00, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

A steep-roofed, grey stone Gothic-style church with a prominent turret at the far corner, under sunny skies

21 May 2010[edit]

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A white-breasted, black-headed bird with a curved bill perched in a Jacaranda tree

  • 12:00, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

E. Argyropoulos and his Nieuport IV.G aircraft

  • 06:00, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

A blond girl with sunglasses in motorcycle racing leathers smiles and holds a silver trophy cup over her head.

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Photograph of forested islands as seen from sea

20 May 2010[edit]

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The swan pond in Volkspark Friedrichshain

  • 12:00, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Statue of a footballer with arms crossed and his left leg resting on a football, with Bobby Moore written on the plinth, beneath the arch of the new Wembley stadium

  • 06:00, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

A half-naked woman fixes her hair. Attendants surrounding her assist her.

  • 00:00, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Autumnal beech trees lining a woodland path

19 May 2010[edit]

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A stamp, printed in red ink, depicting the blast-off of a V-2 type rocket vessel, with titling "Fort Bliss Centennial - El Paso Texas"

  • 12:00, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

A blue, double-articulated low-floor tram

  • 06:00, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Entrance to a building with ornate terra cotta decorations

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an alley, partly bathed in sunlight, with buildings on the right and at the end

18 May 2010[edit]

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Dungtsi Lhakhang Stupa at Paro, Bhutan

  • 12:00, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

A Chengdu swept-wing jet fighter on a plinth is surrounded by anti-aircraft guns in front of a mural.

  • 06:00, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup with Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson

  • 00:00, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

A pale ship with prominent masts and four funnels, underway at low speed and approaching

17 May 2010[edit]

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Ben Gascoigne at a telescope of Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, 1948

  • 12:00, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

HMS Courageous

  • 06:00, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

A roughly spherical cup fungus growing in the ground with the top opened up up to reveal pink-violet flesh on the inside

  • 00:00, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

A large black cannon mounted on a wooden frame, located on an inner deck of a ship

16 May 2010[edit]

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Black and white head and shoulders photograph portrait of a man in a black jacket and tie, with epaulettes and braid

  • 12:00, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

A five-story brick building with a turret, with a bright blue sky in the background

  • 06:00, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

a round brick building connected to two flat-surfaced buildings beyond a brick courtyard that has a bicyclist in it

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Phil Packer

15 May 2010[edit]

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Rembrandt self portrait before the easel

  • 12:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Black and white photograph of a white haired man in a suit and bow tie at a desk with several pieces of paper, right quarter profile, looking towards the viewer, holding a pen in the right hand

  • 06:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

A gate with three arches, the central and largest doors being open, flanked by walls with painted chinese characters and guarded by two stone statues of lions

  • 00:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Engraving showing a silhouetted being thrown from battlements

14 May 2010[edit]

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A large white two and a half story house with an open porch supported by four columns, topped by a balustrade to form a balcony

  • 12:00, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

A young man with dark hair is dressed in an all white cricket kit with a blue peaked cap, large gloves and thick pads covering his lower legs. He is crouched low behind a set of wooden stumps.

  • 06:00, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Catalan Atlas

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Illustration from the Book of Kells depicting Christ sitting on a throne

13 May 2010[edit]

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HMS Hood c. 1932 while fitted with an aircraft catapult

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Woodwards development W43 tower

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A portrait of a man in a tailcoat, carrying a walking stick and raising his hat above his head; set in an italianate landscape

12 May 2010[edit]

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A battleship under construction, surrounded by wood beams and planks, in the middle of a park surrounded by apartment buildings and skyscrapers

  • 08:00, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

White wooden lighthouse with red vertical stripe, supported on nine legs

  • 00:00, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Unity Ranger Station lookout tower

11 May 2010[edit]

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a naval transport ship carrying many vehicles under way in a calm sea

  • 08:00, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Ruins of Khulda

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a woman dressed in boots, skirt and cardigan stands in snow facing a man dressed in woolen stockings and a suit

10 May 2010[edit]

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an oval pinkish flowerhead nestled among foliage

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Trongsa Dzong – a temple in Bhutan

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A seated man with tonsure in Roman Catholic priest's vestments

9 May 2010[edit]

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Logo of the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade

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Spirobranchus giganteus

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Children swing on ropes dangling from a tall pole

8 May 2010[edit]

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A 3 cm high fossil twig with needles attached on one side, on a small stone slab

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Sniper rifle

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Goose pulling in 19th-century West Virginia

7 May 2010[edit]

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A microbiologist examines a specimen within a vial, holding it behind a clear glass shield.

  • 08:00, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

A small red-chested blue-faced parrot sits on a perch

  • 00:00, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

A dark gray, 3-masted ship with four funnels in a calm sea; a cigar-shaped balloon is tethered to her stern

6 May 2010[edit]

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Tango Monastery in Thimpu, Bhutan

  • 08:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Four orangish-brown mushrooms growing from a rotting log

  • 00:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Johann Zoffany's painting of Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match includes lots of people

5 May 2010[edit]

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Crags of Raw Head, Bickerton Hill

  • 08:00, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Bathsheba at Her Bath, painted by Rembrandt in 1654

  • 00:00, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Photo of the head of a frilled shark with it's mouth wide open.

4 May 2010[edit]

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Fan-shaped feathery crown emerging from a cemented tube

  • 08:00, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

A partly broken terracotta relief of a man with his left elbow thrust in a fierce horse's mouth, restraining it with his leg. A dead horse below the fighting pair.

  • 00:00, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

A group of people crowd round Admiral Nelson as he lies dying on the foredeck of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar

3 May 2010[edit]

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Column and fragment of an arch with an inscription, standing on a cobbled surface with a low wall and fence behind

  • 08:00, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

"A long eared Spaniel dog with golden fur looks towards the camera, it is being held on a purple lead with white paw prints."

  • 00:00, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

A group of drummers wearing costumes to look like dogs wearing prison dress, playing as they walk along a narrow street

2 May 2010[edit]

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Gopuram of Ati Konanayakr temple

  • 08:00, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

The actor, in costume as the king, rises from his bed in a tent, with his right arm in the air and a shocked expression on his face

  • 00:00, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Engraving of exterior of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in 1848

1 May 2010[edit]

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a pink tubular flower among fine needle-like foliage

  • 08:00, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

A four-story red-brick building with white accents on the left and top. Left end is rounded, park like area is on the left in front of the library building.

  • 00:00, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

A black and white photograph of a middle aged man in a military uniform and glasses, standing on a gantry above the deck of an aircraft carrier at sea