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31 October 2011[edit]

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Engraving of the Hammersmith Ghost in Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum


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Margaret Sanger (c. 1922)

30 October 2011[edit]

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St Beuno's Church, Aberffraw


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Cover of Der yidisher arbeyter

29 October 2011[edit]

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The Cashel Street part of City Mall looking west as seen from Colombo Street in 2009


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Common octopus

28 October 2011[edit]

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Center panel of Miraflores Altarpiece (Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1440)


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Charles B. Gatewood

27 October 2011[edit]

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Russian poet Dmitry Khvostov (1757–1835)


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Fresco of the Dormition of the Mother of God painted above the entrance of the church

26 October 2011[edit]

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Pangani, Tanzania on the Pangani River


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Eucalyptus grandis

25 October 2011[edit]

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The North Umpqua kalmiopsis (Kalmiopsis fragrans)


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Monument and state historical marker

24 October 2011[edit]

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Brighton's Jubilee Library and Jubilee Square


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Street Musicians at the Doorway of a House, Jacob Ochtervelt, 1665

23 October 2011[edit]

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Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov (1812–1891)


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Rear of Nut Grove today

22 October 2011[edit]

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Australian T50 wheelchair athlete Fabian Blattman shades himself with a towel while he waits for his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.


  • 00:00, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Black Kite, known in military slang as the 'shite-hawk'

21 October 2011[edit]

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The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838 by J. M. W. Turner, 1838


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Medieval knight, The Crusader

20 October 2011[edit]

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Two Fula women in colorful clothing


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Statue of Lincoln outside the former D.C. City Hall

19 October 2011[edit]

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The Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) infected with columnaris, or "gill rot"


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Ralph Bell

18 October 2011[edit]

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The fungus Spongiforma squarepantsii


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Amy Winehouse

17 October 2011[edit]

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West elevation of mansion


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Upper Palace with Baroque garden and fountain

16 October 2011[edit]

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Tupolev Tu-142 of the Indian Navy


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Robert Smith

15 October 2011[edit]

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Satellite image of Cyclone Hollanda near peak intensity


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Lojze Slak

14 October 2011[edit]

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Passenger port in Split, Croatia

  • ... that the Port of Split (pictured) in Croatia is the third largest passenger seaport in the Mediterranean?
  • ... that upon his retirement in 1998, Peter Joslin was among Britain's longest-serving police officers, having served for 44 years?
  • ... that the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Singaporean body that ensures laws do not discriminate against racial or religious minorities, has not issued an adverse report since its creation?
  • ... that Russian poet Stepan Shevyryov was a founder of the "poetry of thought" movement?
  • ... that coral aquaculture may be becoming an effective tool for restoring coral reefs, which have been declining around the world?
  • ... that Carl Rettenmeyer found hundreds of mite species that live on army ants, including one that acts as an extension to the foot whilst sucking blood?


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NYPD Chief of Patrol Nicholas Estavillo (Ret.)

13 October 2011[edit]

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The colony Marrus orthocanna


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House, from across the intersection

12 October 2011[edit]

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Adult Honeyeater


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Garin Nugroho in 2009

11 October 2011[edit]

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Epacris obtusifolia


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Female cobia fish

10 October 2011[edit]

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The main building of Prior Park, Bath


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Sea cucumber

9 October 2011[edit]

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Philip A. Payton, Jr., c. 1907


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St Mary's Church in Hampden Park, Eastbourne, seen from the south

8 October 2011[edit]

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Tugboat Altair in the Port of Ploče


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Pablo Sandoval tagging out a baserunner

7 October 2011[edit]

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Edison Ore-Milling Company at Ogden Mine


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Siti Nurhaliza at the launching of her first English-language album

6 October 2011[edit]

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Female Myanmymar preserved in amber


  • 00:00, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Wong in the 1930s

5 October 2011[edit]

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Statue of Thomas Munro, 1st Baronet in The Island, Chennai


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The barreleye fish with its telescopic eyes

4 October 2011[edit]

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Self-portrait/caricature of Ahmad Nady


  • 00:00, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Gorgon from the Temple of Artemis in Corfu

3 October 2011[edit]

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Glassy Tiger butterfly. Photo by Ajith.U.


  • 00:00, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

The spotted Linckia (Linckia multifora)

2 October 2011[edit]

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Tricholoma portentosum


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Bridge from west portal

1 October 2011[edit]

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May Yohe (unknown year)


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James Clark in the 1880s