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Picture of swans on the Vltava River, Prague

Swans, Prague

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2013

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Swans on the Vltava River in Prague

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Picture of a pinecone on an icy surface

Winter, Sweden

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2013

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Shot taken on a winter morning in the Swedish ...

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Picture of Kyrgyz girls herding sheep in Afghanistan

Sheep, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2013

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In this high, barren valley called Little Pamir, survival ...

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Picture of the Milky Way above Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Milky Way, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2013

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This was taken on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin ...

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Picture of an owl striking a mouse in Minnesota

Owl and Mouse, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2013

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Picture of the Las Pozas sculpture garden, Mexico

Las Pozas, Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2013

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When a freak freeze killed the orchid collection on ...

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Picture of a butterfly on a Rhododendron bush

Butterfly and Rhododendron

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2013

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This beautiful rare butterfly was on a rhododendron bush ...

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Picture of elephants in Tanzania

Elephants, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2013

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After spending two weeks building a windmill in Tanzania ...

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Picture of children playing in a fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago

Millennium Park, Chicago

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2013

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Kids playing or "praying" under the water towers in ...

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Picture of a lightning strike in New Mexico

Lightning, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2013

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A ground fire ignited by a lightning storm near ...

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Picture of zebras gathered at the edge of a river in Tanzania

Zebras, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2013

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Image taken in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the ...

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Picture of trees in fog, Salzatal, Germany

Trees in Fog, Germany

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2013

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"David versus Goliath." This photo was taken on a ...

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Picture of a running deer, Sumava National Park, Czech Republic

Deer, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2013

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I was walking in the field, taking pictures of ...

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Picture of Monte Perdido covered in clouds

Monte Perdido, Spain

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2013

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The north face of Monte Perdido in the Spanish ...

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Picture of Kykuit Gardens in Sleepy Hollow, New York

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2013

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To know Kykuit, said William Welles Bosworth, who designed ...

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Picture of a mammoth tusk hunter in Siberia

Mammoth Tusk Hunter, Siberia

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2013

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Siberian hunter Slava Dolbaev uses a spear to dig ...

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Picture of people shopping at a butcher shop in Cuba

Butcher Shop, Havana

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2013

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Hunting down groceries in poorly stocked markets, like this ...

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Picture of kayakers among manatees in the waters of Florida

Three Sisters Springs, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2013

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Kayaks crowd Three Sisters Springs, where people and manatees ...

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Picture of Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara

Ghadames, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2013

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Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for ...

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Picture of two Kyrgyz nomad girls outside their mud hut in Afghanistan

Kyrgyz Girls, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2013

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After a hailstorm, nomadic Kyrgyz girls venture outside their ...

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Picture of a Eurasian otter in England

Eurasian Otter, England

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2013

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A female Eurasian otter searches for prey in a ...

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Picture of the stone wall of Malecón in Havana

Seaside, Havana

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2013

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The century-old stone wall of the Malecón, Havana ...

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Picture of a novice shaman making an offering of milk to the spirits

Novice Shaman, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2013

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A novice shaman makes an offering of milk to ...

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Picture of a colony of emperor penguins in Antarctica

Emperor Penguin Colony, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2013

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Life is safer at the colony, where predators are ...

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Picture of a Kyrgyz yurt with mountains in the background

Kyrgyz Yurt, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2013

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Blanket-draped yaks hunker down outside a young Kyrgyz couple ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms at night in Japan

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2013

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In Japan the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms in ...

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Picture of three manatees in the waters of Florida

Manatees, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013

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Propeller scars mark this manatee—graphic evidence of a ...

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Picture of a MikroKopter drone

MikroKopter Drone

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2013

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With eight arms spanning less than a yard, a ...

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Picture of an old mill on the Brandywine River near Wilmington, Delaware

Brandywine River, Delaware

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2013

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The Brandywine River powered American industry in the 19th ...

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Picture of an ecologist igniting a methane bubble

Methane Ignition, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2013

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Methane is bubbling from lakes all over the warming ...

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Picture of a king bird of paradise in New Guinea

King Bird of Paradise, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2013

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Constantly trailed by his own flying saucers, a king ...

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Picture of Burkhan Rock, Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2013

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The peaks of Burkhan Rock rise like twin spires ...

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Picture of a mother bonobo with her baby

Bonobos, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2013

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Tranquil and protective, Zoe cuddles Zizu after nursing him ...

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Picture of fireworks over the Vaux-le-Vicomte gardens in France

Vaux-le-Vicomte Gardens, France

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2013

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A fete like this, in the sumptuous gardens of ...

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Picture of frozen bubbles of methane gas in Alaska

Methane Bubbles, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2013

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The first clear ice of fall on an Alaskan ...

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Picture of a pair of noisy night monkeys in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Noisy Night Monkeys, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2013

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The noisy night monkey (Aotus vociferans) is one of ...

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