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Picture of a rainy street scene in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Street Scene, Ontario

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2012

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I saw this scene through the glass in my car. I ...

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Photo: A rainbow over a farm near Lake Champlain, Vermont

Rainbow, Lake Champlain

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2012

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This image was made on the afternoon of October 20, 2011 ...

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Photo: The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands resort, Singapore

Infinity Pool, Singapore

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2012

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The vertiginous "infinity pool" at the Marina Bay Sands resort offers ...

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Photo: A landscape in Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2012

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When I was driving last year through Tuscany, Italy, I suddenly ...

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Picture of the atrium of the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2012

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The light gracefully filters through the complex central vault above the ...

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Photo: A person walking in the forest in Scotland

Hiker, Scottish Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2011

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A solitary person walking across a forest ...

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Photo: An eagle owl in flight

Eagle Owl

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2011

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A large adult eagle owl in flight ...

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Photo: A woman standing in a Hindu temple in India

Krishna Temple, India

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2011

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Krishna Temple is one of Hampi's ...

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Photo: A swimmer underneath a breaking wave in Sydney, Australia

Swimmer, Coogee Beach

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2011

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A swimmer stretches out to avoid the ...

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Photo: Musicians walking in the stands in a Quito bullring

Musicians, Quito

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2011

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Musicians in a Quito bullring

(This photo ...

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Photo: A dragonfly clinging to a branch in a spray of water

Dragonfly, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2011

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Arrows of rain seem to pelt a ...

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Photo: A girl jumps into a swimming pool

Swimming Pool, Belgium

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2011

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In contradiction to the political problems in ...

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Photo: A reindeer herder looks through binoculars in Russia

Reindeer Herder, Siberia

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2011

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Reindeer breeding is one of the basic ...

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Photo: A Verreaux's sifaka

Verreaux's Sifaka, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2011

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Verreaux's sifaka lemur, Madagascar

(This photo ...

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Photo: A surfer walking out to the shore

Surfer Silhouette

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2011

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A surfer walking out to his destination ...

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Photo: A complex of apartment buildings

Apartment Buildings, Singapore

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2011

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HDB flats. The name—uninspired, uninviting. Behind ...

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Photo: A girl flying a kite in India

Girl With Kite, India

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2011

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This young girl's kite soared above ...

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Photo: A nighttime exposure of Upper Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls, California

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2011

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This 30-second exposure revealed a moonbow hidden ...

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Photo: Two men engaged in martial arts on the beach

Martial Arts Practice, India

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2011

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Kalaripayatu fighters practicing on a beach in ...

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Photo: A great white shark approaching divers in a cage

Great White Shark and Divers

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2011

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Cage divers are confronted by a great ...

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Photo: People outdoors on a sunny day in Paris

Street Scene, Paris

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2011

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Ah, Paris. What can I say? It ...

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Photo: An over-underwater view of an octopus in Italy

Octopus, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2011

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Despite the strong human presence on the ...

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Within an ultramodern society Japan still maintains ...

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