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30 June 2011[edit]

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Painting of three mulatto women with their children, servants and three dogs in a landscape

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A waterfront hotel consisting of several two, three and four story buildings

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Mounted specimen of a Zanzibar Leopard shown half-crouched and snarling

29 June 2011[edit]

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View of a wide lit tunnel stretching into the distance

  • 12:00, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Maria Bashir, Attorney General's Office, Herat

  • ... that Maria Bashir (pictured), Chief Prosecutor General of Herat Province, Afghanistan, is the first ever woman Chief Prosecutor in Afghan history?
  • ... that the 1952 NATO exercise Operation Longstep featured a large-scale amphibious assault along the western coast of Turkey?
  • ... that in 1952 the communist candidate Baddam Yella Reddy defeated P. V. Narasimha Rao (later the Prime Minister of India) in a parliamentary election?
  • ... that Jeune Fille Endormie by the iconic 20th-century painter Picasso recently sold for nearly £13.5 million, and had only been on public display once?
  • ... that Norwegian poet Nils Collett Vogt wrote newspaper articles at the age of 17?
  • ... that an unsuccessful month-long siege in Yemen during the expedition of Surad ibn Abdullah was broken when Abdullah trapped the enemy by pretending to withdraw from the area into the hills?
  • ... that the current CEO of the South African National Blood Service was once rejected as a blood donor because she is black?

  • 06:00, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Dolphin in Zanzibar jumping out of the ocean

  • 00:00, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Photo of Cape Agulhas Lighthouse with tower painted in horizontal red and white bands

28 June 2011[edit]

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A rocket suspended from wires inside a large dome

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A hermit crab in a brown snail shell, on a seaweed-covered rock

  • 06:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Display of 19th-century marble noses once used to repair Classical statues at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum

  • 00:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

The cedars of god, a group of cedars growing in the middle ground with a stony area in the foreground and a ridge with snow patches in the background

27 June 2011[edit]

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Photo of a group of flowering Pediocactus knowltonii, tiny cactuses with flowers made up of pink tepals

  • 12:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Photograph showing the restored Marsh Mill, a white painted tower windmill with black sails, eleven visible windows and an encircling black wooden stage at the second floor supported by stone corbels

  • 06:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Two blooming pink flowers

  • 00:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Round stained glass window with a hexagram pattern inside and a child head in the center

26 June 2011[edit]

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Southwest view of a two-storied medieval church in a mountainous area

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Dorsal and ventral views of firefly Photinus carolinus

  • 06:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

A white starfish with five curling tentacles on a blue background

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Chewa mask worn by Nyau dancers

25 June 2011[edit]

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An elderly Mississippi John Hurt sits on a table in front of a suspended microphone, holding a guitar. Another man can be seen in the background.

  • 12:00, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Photograph of Jenny Lind, a three-quarter length portrait of a young woman, three-quarters to the left, facing front, seated

  • ... that 4,476 tickets were auctioned for the first concert by the "Swedish Nightingale", soprano Jenny Lind (pictured) in her 1850–52 tour of the United States?
  • ... that mathematician Kosmas Balanos claimed in his work Antipelargisis that he had solved the problem of doubling the cube?
  • ... that despite conceding four goals in the second leg, English club Ipswich Town beat Dutch club AZ Alkmaar 5–4 on aggregate to win the 1981 UEFA Cup Final?
  • ... that Christina Grimmie's song "Liar Liar" from her first album Find Me shot to Number 63 on the US iTunes Singles Charts in less than 72 hours from its release?
  • ... that the International Labour Organization adopted a convention giving workers' rights to domestic workers at its 100th session this month?
  • ... that in the quartier of Mjikura in Mtsamboro on the north coast of Mayotte, there are the ruins of a royal palace and tombs from the time when it was an important town of the Sultans of Mayotte?
  • ... that Royal Navy surgeon Belgrave Ninnis attempted to revive a drowned sailor by, among other things, injecting brandy into his rectum?

  • 06:00, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Flamingos partying in the Laguna Hedionda

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A brick church, seen uphill from a corner, with a tall white steeple. One of its front windows has been boarded up.

24 June 2011[edit]

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two beige funnel-shaped mushrooms in fallen leaves

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Actor Kyrle Bellew seated with face in profile against a gray backdrop with white highlight around face

  • 06:00, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

A gold coin with the date 1932, showing a woman wearing an Indian headdress and with thirteen stars

  • 00:00, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Barbara Longhi's painting of St. Catherine of Alexandria, showing her in a garment with yellow sleeves and frilly cuffs

23 June 2011[edit]

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Old Dominion Bank Building, now museum of fine arts

  • 12:00, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Flag of New Caledonia

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Bearded Helmetcrest

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Percé Rock in its present form with one arch

22 June 2011[edit]

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Falcon as Rachel in La Juive

  • 12:00, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

A deity with one leg and three torsos

  • 06:00, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

An old house with tiled roof and a vane

  • 00:00, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

An orange stone building with a rounded tower in front and large pointy-arched entrance in the middle, partially obscured by trees on either side. In the front right a white car is parked in the street.

21 June 2011[edit]

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Sun Weishi and Zhou Enlai in Moscow, 1939

  • 12:00, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre

  • 06:00, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

A black female horse nuzzles her black foal in a field of purple wildflowers.

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Black-and-white image of a young white man in his 20s in a Naval uniform

20 June 2011[edit]

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Head of decim periodical cicada with red eyes and three red ocelli arranged in a triangle between the eyes

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Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, VC

  • 06:00, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Fuerte de San Miguel

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An English Pouter

19 June 2011[edit]

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Edward Knowles

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José Rizal

  • 06:00, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

A solitary black magpie perches on a fence backlit by the sun shining on the snow, casting shadows of blue color.

  • 00:00, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

A man in a highly decorated 19th century military uniform

18 June 2011[edit]

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Drawing of Pacific Island man

  • 12:00, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

A small bird with green back, brown belly and blue wings with black-and-white feathers

  • 06:00, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Marilyn Monroe in her white dress

  • 00:00, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Richard MacDonald portrait

17 June 2011[edit]

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Filipina TV host Daphne Oseña-Paez half shot wearing a white blouse

  • 12:00, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

A medieval, timber framed merchant's house, with a barrel hanging over the street

  • 06:00, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

A brown pot on a table with a palm in background. A hand is dipping tortilla chips in the pot

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River of the netherworld

16 June 2011[edit]

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Front view of the Harvard Lampoon Building

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The inside of a spacious arts exhibition hall

  • 06:00, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

A man throwing a chair into a street fire

  • 00:00, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Rogier van der Weyden's Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin

15 June 2011[edit]

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Avenue that borders Uruguay and Brazil

  • 12:00, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Dam and lake

  • 06:00, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Sid Grauman with Red Skelton and wife Edna at Skelton's imprint ceremony in 1942

  • 00:00, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

An elderly black man wearing suit and glasses

14 June 2011[edit]

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Black bird with white wings on a branch

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Mundeshwari Devi temple

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Sumerian temple

  • 00:00, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

A lady in pink dress surrounded by gentlemen

13 June 2011[edit]

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Jesus (left), raising his hand pointing, and Nicodemus sitting at a table, lighted figures against a dark background, painted by Crijn Hendricksz, 1616–1645

  • 12:11, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

A man driving a horse in the early 1900s at a speedway

  • 06:26, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

An African-American male wearing a black baseball helmet with a red jersey, displaying two eyes on the front. He is also holding two bats in his hand, one red and the another black.

  • 00:41, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

White and black bird with orange tail on the ground

12 June 2011[edit]

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University Church, Leipzig, originally Paulinerkirche, lithography (c. 1839) by Ernst Wilhelm Straßberger (1796–1866), in the foreground the entrance of the Botanical Garden

  • 12:00, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

A medical badge with a wreath and a snake in it, reading "In ardus fidelis"

  • 06:00, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Minas Geraes, the first Brazilian dreadnought, firing a full broadside

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Reuze-Papa, one of the giants of Cassel

11 June 2011[edit]

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  • 12:00, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

A pictorial of black grouse (Tetrao tetrix)

  • 06:00, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

A man in his fifties, facing left, with receding hair and bushy eyebrows. He is wearing a white shirt and black jacket.

  • 00:00, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

A tornado as viewed from a parking lot

10 June 2011[edit]

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Palestine Railways H class

  • 12:00, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

dam across a river

  • 06:00, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

An elderly Col. John Jackson Dickison

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A walkway on top of a wall with a parapet and a tower on the left and railings on the right

9 June 2011[edit]

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Ruins of Banteay Kdei temple complex

  • 12:00, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

A man digging in the dark

  • 06:00, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Dalí's Rhinoceros sculpture 3,600 kilograms

  • 00:00, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Black bird with yellow head and back perched on a stem

8 June 2011[edit]

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Apse view of a richly decorated yet partially preserved medieval Orthodox church

  • 12:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Leipzig University Library, home of 43 leaves of the Codex Sinaiticus

  • 06:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Colonel Ambrosio José Gonzales

  • 00:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

A green bush

7 June 2011[edit]

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One-storey church with steeple

  • 12:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Grey Crowned Crane, national Bird of Tanzania

  • 06:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

A brown rodent with a long tail that appears to have spiky hair

  • 00:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

RMS Titanic Musicians' Memorial, Southampton

6 June 2011[edit]

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An airplane mounted on the front of a ship

  • 08:00, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Brahma, among the Trimurti from the Phnom temple kept in Guimet Museum in Paris

  • 00:00, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Rupert Edward Inglis pictured as an army chaplain in World War I

5 June 2011[edit]

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St Denys' Church, Sleaford c. 1872

  • 08:00, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

The United Nations Headquarters (1947–1952)

  • 00:00, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Painting of a large brown-coloured rat with white undersides seen sideways facing left

4 June 2011[edit]

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Bronze figure of an angel mounted on a stone column bending a sword

  • 08:00, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

A Caucasian man dressed in a blue low cut shirt standing in front of a green hedge

  • 00:00, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Cute red and black bird on a stick

3 June 2011[edit]

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New York-based artist Olek

  • 00:00, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Lysimachia iniki

2 June 2011[edit]

  • 16:15, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Alcyonium digitatum

  • 08:30, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Toxoplasma gondii, an infectious pathogen associated with Alzheimer's disease, depression, and Tourette syndrome

  • 00:45, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

A monochrome photograph of a young male soldier with dark skin posing for an official portrait wearing the uniform of the United States Marine Corps

1 June 2011[edit]

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A tall flint building with a gabled roof, prominent yellowish buttresses and evenly spaced arched windows, set behind low walls with red-brick piers

  • 08:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Painting of a sepia-coloured bat with prominent white patches on the shoulders of the wings and in the middle of its belly

  • 00:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

American Motor League membership card issued to Charles Brady King in 1905