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31 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

A monkey-couple, dressed in royal Indian clothes

  • 12:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

British trawler Coventry City passes Icelandic Coast Guard Patrol vessel Albert off the Westfjords in 1958 during the first Cod War.

  • 06:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

A lighthouse with a gallery and a lantern painted white with a red dome

  • 00:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

A stone church seen from the south, with a central battlemented tower, the nave with a porch and red tiled roof to the left, and a smaller chancel with a flat copper roof to the right

30 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

A standing stone in a field

  • 12:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 2003

  • 06:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

A man with a tiger trophy

  • 00:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Postcard of Sweetwater Dam, 1907

29 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

McCants Stewart, a young clean-shaven African American man wearing a double breasted suit with a white shirt with wing collar and tie

  • 12:00, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Flames running up slope during B&B Complex Fires on 21 August 2003

  • 06:00, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

A combined cable-stayed bridge and pontoon bridge crossing a fjord

  • 00:00, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

A vista of a city plaza with a small glass pyramid in front of a Modern architecture hotel and office building

28 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Informal portrait of a Caucasian man in light-coloured military shirt with peaked cap, and pilot's wings on left-breast pocket

  • 12:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Scum from cyanobacteria washed up on a rock

  • 06:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

A robust yellow crab walks on moss beside a tarmac road.

  • 00:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Half-length informal portrait of grinning man in dark-coloured battle jacket, wearing peaked cap

27 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Monochrome photograph of an injured baby sitting alone and crying on the platform of a ruined and smoking railway station

  • 12:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Elmer Mitchell, from the 1919 Michiganensian

  • 06:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

A red standard motorcycle supported on its side stand with 'Ducati' clearly visible on the fuel tank

  • 00:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

A man in 19th century military uniform with decorations

26 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

A photograph of a bush with flat leaves and green and yellow flowers

  • 12:00, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Flag of Swaziland, a broad red band along the centre with a border of yellow against a blue background, the central part contains a shield with black and white marking with a staff and two spears behind

  • 06:00, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

A twin-nacelled, low-wing aircraft without engines, bearing U.S. Army Air Forces insignia, in towed flight over fields

  • 00:00, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

A brown bird with speckled eyes sits on the grass.

25 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Two brownish mushrooms with long stalks and laterally attached caps with white spines hanging from the underside

  • 12:00, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

A battleship of the 19th century

  • 06:00, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

black and white drawing of Jane Stirling, dressed in a dark robe, a small child with curly hair standing on the right, her left arm around his shoulders

  • 00:00, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

French toast with bacon ice cream, maple syrup and cinammon tuille

24 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Detail of a 1610 added page from a Mughal copy of Nizami's Khamsa (made for Akbar 1595). The painting shows the calligrapher Abd al-Rahim and the painter Dwalat at work in the imperial studio.

  • 12:00, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

A flint tower with a battlemented parapet and a small spire; to the right is a stair turret rising higher than the tower

  • 06:00, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Low Head Lighthouse, a white-painted lighthouse with a red band halfway up and a weathervane on top, a white-painted single storey building with chimneys to the left and a grey-painted generator shed to the right

  • 00:00, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Matterhorn Peak in the Dunn Peak massif

23 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Acousticon, 1906 hearing aid

  • 12:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Black and white portrait photo of a man in his fifties

  • 06:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Varuna, the Vedic god of seas, raiding the Makara

  • 00:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

A portrait painting of a French general.

22 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

An inline-engined aircraft on tall taildragger landing gear with a mid-wing and 1930s U.S. military insignia

  • 12:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Ruins of a one-room house with remains of a wooden roof carcass viewed from inside

  • 06:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Racing horse cart

  • 00:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Brittany CoxXx with a pink flower in her hair

21 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

A church seen from the west showing timber framimg, brickwork, windows, and a tower with a lead spire

  • 12:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Mineral specimen that is brown in part and cream-colored in part, with a glassy luster, mounted on a plexiglass base

  • 06:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of Edward Proger by Sir Peter Lely

  • 00:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Photo of Blériot 155 F-AICQ Clement Ader, which crashed as a result of the first in-flight fire on a civil airliner

20 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

A painting of Zouaves of Death officers

  • 12:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

A purple-lighted bridge leading to a yellow-illuminated tower

  • 06:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

A section of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail

  • 00:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Dick Boushey

19 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

A girl in old-fashioned winter clothing, in foreground, and several adult men wearing open winter coats and hats, in background. All are walking along railroad tracks and toward the viewer. Beyond the people are a wooden fence, a railroad box car, and a large building.

  • 12:00, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Stone cross with carvings and black circle at its center

  • 06:00, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

BOAR launch from F2H Banshee

  • 00:00, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

A large brick church with bronze domes

18 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Northern Burrowing Owl

  • 12:00, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

A black and white photo taken from the air, showing the progress on a road under construction through a forested valley

  • 06:00, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Illustration of a green, salamander-like Lydekkerina

  • 00:00, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of Colonel Count Guyot, by Jean-Antoine Gros

17 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Painting by Edgar Degas depicting a tense confrontation by lamplight between a man and a partially undressed woman

  • 12:00, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

A small, nocturnal primate with a distinct stripe down its back and over its eyes sits crouched with a hand on a nearby piece of rope.

  • 06:00, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Track map of Hurricane Able

  • 00:05, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

A brick courthouse sits on a grass lawn with a tree growing on the steeple.

16 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:15, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Egyptian vulture

  • 12:25, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

A stone church with thatched roofs seen from the north; on the left is a chancel with an apse, in the middle is the nave containing a Norman doorway, and on the right is a round tower

  • 06:35, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Female Plexippus paykulli

  • 00:45, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Two men watch as a small rocket roars off its launch rail next to a Jeep and small truck.

15 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:50, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Ants crawling over a mushroom

  • 12:00, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

A narrow, four-story building with a large sundial and two clocks at the top

  • 06:00, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

"A white and grey husky-like dog faces left. It's tail curves over it's back."

  • 00:00, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Israeli Gloster Meteor NF.13

14 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Five small mushrooms with white caps growing from moss covered rocks and sticks

  • 12:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

A large concrete bridge crosses a deep tree-filled valley. Men work to complete the mostly finished structure. To its right is a narrow iron trestle bridge with cars driving across.

  • 06:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Black and white Historic American Buildings Survey photo from 1940 of white mansion amidst trees

  • 00:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Informal portrait of grinning mustachioed man in light-coloured military uniform beside aircraft

13 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Photo of Burrell jumping into a sandpit at the 2000 Olympic Games

  • 12:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

A stone church with a brick porch seen from the south. To the left are the remains of the collapsed tower. The clerestory contains three windows and six carved panels.

  • 06:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Color photograph of two World War II-era warships at sea near the coast. Clouds of smoke are visible on the left-hand side of the ship nearest the camera.

  • 00:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

A mother Bengal Slow Loris with a six-week-old baby on her back

12 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

View of Jersey City Armory, a Beaux-Arts style building in redbrick with terra cotta trim, tall windows on one side topped with a stone strip carved with the words "New Jersey National Guard"

  • 12:00, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

View of Okanagan near Kelowna, showing a lake in the foreground with quite steep banks, vineyards in the middleground in front of sparsely wooded hills

  • 06:00, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

St. John's Cathedral, view of the front with twin tall domed towers topped by crosses flanking the entrance

  • 00:00, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of John S. Gray, a bearded man in late middle-age wearing a frock coat over a white shirt and dark bow-tie

11 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

A baked stargazy pie, with fishheads showing

  • 12:00, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

A brown, white, and gray bird with significant barring standing on leaves

  • 06:00, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

A terrace of seven white three-storey houses on a downhill curve. The house in the foreground stands on a road junction and has a side porch with a grey wall above.

  • 00:00, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of Thomas Henderson in 1860, head and shoulders view of a clean-shaven middle-aged man wearing an open dark coat over a double-breasted suit with a dark shirt

10 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

A narrow square brick tower. At its bottom is a clock with white Roman numerals. Above it is a balcony with narrowly spaced brick supports; on top is a narrower section with a narrow round-topped opening and an overhanging roof.

  • 12:00, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Dense temperate forest with ferns

  • 06:00, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Tall, portrait image of a substantial, several-storey half-timbered building with elaborately carved and red and white painted façade

  • 00:00, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

A Cavendish banana

9 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of a young nobleman in a 19th century dress with State decorations

  • 12:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

A view of Bodinnick village, the Fowey town and Fowey River

  • 06:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Aerial view of a large warship sinking by the stern

  • 00:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Three men work on a large jet engine suspended in a frame.

8 January 2011[edit]

  • 18:00, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Plump, blue-black skinned grapes hang on the vine.

  • 12:00, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

H. A. Saintsbury as Sherlock Holmes, about 1903

  • 06:00, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Painting of a huge mound of butter, with a knife seemingly suspended in the air, and two eggs in the foreground

7 January 2011[edit]

  • 23:53, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Top-down view of the Sinclair ZX81 computer, a black box with a keyboard at one end and the words Sinclair in black letters and ZX81 in red

  • 17:42, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Four women in Edwardian dresses, each a different colour

  • 11:31, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

A "classic" rocket, painted black, on a servicing-launching trailer being prepared for a mission

  • 05:20, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

The end of a stone-built church, with a triple window overlooking some gravestones. Flint-built walls and a small belfry are visible behind.

6 January 2011[edit]

  • 23:09, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Painting of the adoration of the magi, with Jesus sitting on Mary's knee being presented with a golden chalice, Joseph and the other magi in the background

  • 16:58, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

A stone church seen from the northwest. In the foreground is a battlemented tower with a west door and clock with the nave and chancel beyond.

  • 10:47, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

  • 04:36, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Dorsal, lateral, ventral, front and back views of a Bolinus cornutus shell

5 January 2011[edit]

  • 22:25, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

1969 stamp by Paul Calle showing an astronaut stepping from the lunar module onto the moon

  • 16:14, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Four U.S. sailors in foreground prepare to load a pallet of purified water jugs onto an approaching SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from squadron HSL-47 landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand.

  • 10:03, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

A cluster of greenish stalks each topped by a small black sphere

  • 03:52, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Self-portrait of American painter Rinaldo Cuneo

4 January 2011[edit]

  • 21:41, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

A long, slender rocket is launched from a F-15 fighter against a dramatic skyscape.

  • 15:30, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

A molecule resembling a human face

  • 09:19, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Facade of the palace

  • 03:08, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

A square Asian-style building on an elevated stone base, with an extended and curved ornamental roof

3 January 2011[edit]

  • 20:57, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

A two-storey brick house with a roofed porch standing in a park

  • 14:46, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Male Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis)

  • 08:35, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Brick building made from multiple rectangular towers

  • 02:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Photo, with snow, of a small Greek Revival-style building, from 2010

2 January 2011[edit]

  • 20:13, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

A large grey aircraft passes overhead with wings sharply swept and a white bomb-carrier pod under the left wing.

  • 14:02, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Montepulciano grapes

  • 08:02, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Mezcala Bridge

  • 02:02, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

The end of a rough stone church with a tall spire-topped belfry at its far end, seen from below some steps leading to a gate

1 January 2011[edit]

  • 20:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

The Circumcision of Christ painting by Friedrich Herlin

  • 14:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

A Russian coin

  • 08:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Commercial graffiti

  • 02:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

A river