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Picture of numerous red lanterns hung for the Spring Festival in China

A Stretch of Luck

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2015

Red lanterns create a decorative canopy during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, a significant holiday during which millions ...

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Picture of a young girl having her face painted for the Angalamman festival, Tamil Nadu, India

The Fiercest Form

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2015

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in ...

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Picture of children in Bow Barracks, Kolkata, India, on Christmas Eve

Christmas in Kolkata

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2015

Families celebrate under a corridor of twinkle lights on Christmas Eve in Kolkata’s Bow Barracks. “This auspicious occasion is ...

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Picture of a swirling school of sardines, Thousand Steps Reef, Bonaire

Circle of Life

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2015

A shoal of sardines resembles an eye on the ocean depths as it swirls near the surface at Thousand Steps ...

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Picture of a red fox on the New Jersey shore

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2015

A red fox meanders through dunes along the New Jersey shore in this picture by Your Shot member Mitch Adolph ...

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Picture of a street performer reflected in a window with an image of Ray Charles, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

The Brightest Smile in Town

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2015

A street performer and a picture of Ray Charles meet in a window in the small town of Nova Gorica ...

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Picture of an Apostle Island ice cave during sunset, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Shining Through

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2015

The setting sun shines through the ice on the shore of a frozen Lake Superior, traversed by Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a sadhu with his face painted, Kathmandu, Nepal

A Life Apart

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2015

“The Sanskrit term sadhu (‘good man’) refers to renouncers who have chosen to live a life apart from or on ...

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Picture of a bicycle with lavender in the basket, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Lavender Avenue

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2015

While traveling in Tuscany last summer, Your Shot member Jeff Berkes wanted to experience the culture and vibe of each ...

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Picture of spinner dolphins off Oahu, Hawaii

Intelligent Travel

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2015

Spinner dolphins return from foraging to a bay off Oahu, Hawaii. Garrulous and gregarious, spinners gather in groups that can ...

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Picture of pilgrims on a trail across the Meseta, central Spain

Pilgrims’ Progress

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2015

On the route known as the Camino Frances, pilgrims dot a trail across the Meseta, the plateau of central Spain ...

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Picture of a swan swimming on Lake Yamanaka near Mount Fuji, Japan

Fuji’s Swan

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2015

“I was on my backpacking trip to Japan, and I had decided to spend a day on Lake Yamanaka in ...

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Picture of young girls selling floating candles in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lighting the Night

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2015

“We arrived in Hoi An right after Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Vietnamese coast,” writes Your Shot member Fabio Manca ...

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Picture of two women walking up stairs in Marseille, France

Windswept

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2015

A strong, dry wind—called a mistral in southern France—blows through the city of Marseilles, with hair-raising results. Photographer ...

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Picture of Table Mountain enveloped in fog, Cape Town, South Africa

Cloud Cover

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2015

Table Mountain wears her distinctive blanket while Cape Town flickers below in this picture by Brendon Wainwright, a member of ...

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Picture of two people dancing, Sir Frances Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Come Dancing

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2015

The light and shimmer of the Starlight Room at San Francisco’s Sir Frances Drake Hotel absorbs a couple moved ...

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Picture of a cowboy on horseback in Monument Valley, Utah

The Searcher

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2015

A lone rider is dwarfed by the immensity of Utah’s Monument Valley. Your Shot member Carlo Mogavero had the ...

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Picture of an Adelie penguin in Antarctica

When Penguins Attack

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2015

Your Shot member Clinton Berry captured this photo with a GoPro on Antarctica's sea ice, about six miles from ...

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Picture of a girl swimming underwater

Pool of Light

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2015

In the summer months in Virginia, writes Your Shot member Kelsey Gerhard, “my daughters practically live in the water.” And ...

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Picture of a trolley moving down a street in Turin, Italy

Grand Torino

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2015

For Prandoni Livio our city lives are, more and more, lived fleetingly. Livio, who shared this picture with our Your ...

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Picture of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Iceland

Purple Haze

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2015

“I cannot describe the feelings that were flowing through my entire self when I finally got to Jökulsárlón,” writes Szymon ...

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Picture of a bald eagle shaking off water at the Memphis Zoo, Tennessee

Shake It Off

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2015

“The Memphis Zoo houses bald eagles that have been injured too badly to be returned to the wild,” writes Your ...

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Picture of an abandoned farm under the night sky outside Bartlett, Texas

Galaxy West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2015

The Milky Way arcs above an abandoned farm outside the former railroad town of Bartlett, Texas. Earth’s vast home ...

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Picture of devotees at Rakher Upobash, a Hindu festival, in Bangladesh

Holding Fast

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2015

Light and smoke commingle to cast a misty glow over devotees during Rakher Upobash, a Hindu fasting festival, in Bangladesh ...

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Picture of a double rainbow over Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chasing Rainbows

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2015

“I was inside my car as the ferry was getting ready to dock, [and] I see people's faces looking ...

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Picture of the Fuego Volcano erupting, Guatemala

Corazón del Fuego

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2015

Wanting to get a closer look at Fuego, a highly active volcano in Guatemala, Your Shot member Andrew Shepard hiked ...

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Picture of construction at the Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China

Spiritual Niche

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2015

Construction vehicles work the ground at the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, China. Situated along both banks of ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

Caught on Camera

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2015

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache ...

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Picture of a diver in front of a bait ball in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, Mexico

All the Fish in the Sea

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2015

Your Shot member Jeff Hester was drawn to make this image because, he says, “I believe this is what our ...

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Picture of Cincinnati Fire Department recruits during a training drill

Top of the Ladder

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2015

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder ...

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Picture of a deer camouflaged in a field of dried sunflowers

Deer Hide

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2015

“This situation happened to come to fruition due to my five-year-old's love of the outdoors,” says Your Shot member ...

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Picture of policemen training in Kanker, Chhattisgarh, India

Grueling Coursework

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2015

Policemen in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are put through a grueling commando course at the Counter Terrorism and Jungle ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the snow near Quebec City, Canada

Against the Wind

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2015

A snowy owl appears to fight against the elements during extreme weather conditions near Quebec City, Canada. “I knew that ...

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Picture of amateur opera singers getting ready for a performance in China

Character Development

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2015

Amateur opera singers transform themselves into their characters before a performance in China. “They all have day jobs and are ...

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Picture of Nasca geoglyphs and the Pan American Highway, Peru

Lines in the Sand

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2015

The Pan American Highway cuts a modern path past some of Peru’s ancient Nasca lines, here captured from a ...

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Picture of a Suri woman dressed in a feathered costume representing a sacred bird, Jujuy Province, Argentina

Sacred Feathers

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2015

In Argentina’s Jujuy Province, the Suris, also known as Samilantes, are a cultural group within the Quechua community. This ...

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