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Photo: Trees cocooned in webs

Cocooned Trees, Pakistan

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2011

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An unexpected side effect of the 2010 ...

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Photo: A Himba woman anointing herself with the smoke of aromatic herbs

Himba Woman, Namibia

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2011

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The Himba women of northern Namibia perform ...

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Photo: A train car lying in the midst of a twisted steel structure

Tornado Aftermath, Iowa

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2011

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The awesome power of a tornado is ...

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Photo: A man sitting on a bench by the sea in Nafplion, Greece

Nafplion, Greece

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2011

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Overlooking Bourtzi Castle, Nafplion

(This photo and ...

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Photo: A leaf lying on a beach

Leaf on the Beach

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2011

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Found on the beach, the fragile state ...

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Photo: A hot air balloon is prepared for flight

Hot Air Balloon Operator, Turkey

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2011

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Prepping for a balloon ride in Cappadocia ...

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Photo: An adult male gelada in Ethiopia

Gelada, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2011

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An adult male gelada rests in the ...

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Photo: An overhead view of a New York City street

Aerial View, New York City

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2011

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Watching the pace and flow of New ...

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Photo: A player on the Sierra Leone amputee soccer team

Soccer Player, Sierra Leone

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2011

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He was just a young boy when ...

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Photo: A zebra stands underneath a cloud formation

Zebra and Cloud, South Africa

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2011

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On safari, it’s not only the ...

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Photo: A pair of black-browed albatrosses on South Georgia Island

Black-Browed Albatrosses, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2011

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A pair of black-browed albatrosses billing in ...

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Photo: Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Western Wall, Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2011

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Every Sabbath, the ultra-Orthodox Jews gather at ...

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Photo: An underwater air bubble

Ocean Air Bubble

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2011

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An air bubble ascending from the ocean ...

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Photo: A geisha in a car in Kyoto

Geisha, Kyoto

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2011

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Within an ultramodern society Japan still maintains ...

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Photo: A reindeer standing in snow on the tundra

Reindeer, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2011

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Sami herders follow the migrations of the reindeer as ...

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Photo: A lightning bolt in Saskatchewan, Canada

Storm Chasing, Saskatchewan

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2011

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Storm chasing outside Pense, Saskatchewan, earlier this summer. There ...

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Photo: A tiger in a forest in Indonesia

Tiger, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2011

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A tiger peers at a camera trap it triggered ...

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Photo: A canoe on the moonlit Allagash River in Maine

Moonlit Canoe, Allagash River

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2011

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Moonlight bathes a birchbark canoe on Maine's Allagash ...

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Photo: A riverbed in Iceland

Riverbed, Iceland

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2011

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A riverbed in Iceland, with a four-by-four on the ...

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Photo: Two people standing in the snow

Winter Scene, London

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2011

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A couple caught in the snow last winter at ...

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Photo: Fallow deer standing in a park in Kent, England

Deer, England

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2011

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The fallow deer in the park at Knole, Kent ...

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Photo: A misty morning landscape

Morning Landscape, Lithuania

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2011

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Taken not far from home

(This photo and caption ...

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Photo: A Sami herder resting inside a tent

Sami Herder, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2011

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Cone-shaped tents called lávut provide temporary shelter for Sami ...

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Photo: A view of the Salmon River in Idaho

Salmon River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2011

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Photo: Fish swimming among sea pens

Sea Pens, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2011

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Soft corals called sea pens, usually found at depth ...

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Photo: A group of hikers silhouetted against a mountain ridge in Svalbard, Norway

Tundra Trek, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2011

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Brilliant day for a hike on the Arctic tundra ...

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Photo: Crowd gathered to watch a sunset in New York City

Manhattan Solstice

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2011

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Celebrating a "Manhattan Solstice"—when Manhattan's street grid ...

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Photo: A lion in a tree at night in Uganda

Lion, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2011

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A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth ...

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Photo: Tops of skyscrapers emerge from fog

Skyscrapers, Dubai

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2011

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Every year around the month of October, Dubai experiences ...

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Photo: A translucent shrimp on anemones in Kingman Reef

Shrimp, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2011

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Translucent shrimp on anemones, Kingman Reef, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: An aerial view of rows of tulips

Tulip Farm, Tasmania

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2011

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Aerial view from a helicopter of the tulip field ...

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Photo: A girl carrying a pail of water

Girl With Pail, Tibet

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2011

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In Tibet in 2011, a young girl was on ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

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After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: A frozen pond in Japan

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2011

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The “blue pond” of the famous tourist resort in ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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