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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The Image of God (tzelem elohim, lit. "image of God", often appearing in Latin as Imago Dei) is a concept and theological doctrine that asserts that human beings are created in God's image and therefore have inherent value independent of their utility or function.

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