In the next few days we will change the Flickr internal tables where it will be recommended that you use your own Flickr API key to access the flickr.* YQL tables.
If you do not provide an API key the request will still work but is subject to rate limiting which may be triggered with high use of this table.
Please sign up for a Flickr API key if you haven’t already and use that in your Flickr YQL calls going forward.
For example: SELECT * FROM flickr.places WHERE query=”north beach” and api_key=”your key here”
Thanks -YQL Team