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Picture of bathers waiting for a swimming lesson, Japan

Bathers, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2012

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Japanese students await a turn in the water for ...

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Picture of artists painting along the banks of the Dordogne River

Artists, Dordogne River

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2012

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Artists paint on the banks of the Dordogne River ...

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 Picture of woodcarvers in India

Woodcarvers, India

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2012

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National Geographic photographer Maynard Owen Williams captured this image ...

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Picture of a man playing his guitar for a young girl in Spain

Musician, Spain

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2012

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A man plays his guitar for a young girl ...

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Picture of people riding a boat down the Hozugawa River, Kyoto, Japan

Boat Ride, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2012

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In this photo published in the July 1921 issue ...

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Picture of a group of men in Algeria

M'Sila, Algeria

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2012

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A circa 1926 autochrome image by Franklin Price Knott ...

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Picture of a man sitting in front of the Great Sphinx

Great Sphinx, Egypt

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2012

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In 1928 National Geographic Editor Gilbert H. Grosvenor wanted ...

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Picture of Japanese women with cherry blossoms

Women With Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2012

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In a tinted black-and-white photograph dating to around the ...

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Picture of deer at night in Michigan

Deer, Michigan

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2012

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Two deer are seen at night on Grand Island ...

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Picture of two men looking toward mountain peaks, Caucasus, Russia

Caucasus, Russia

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2012

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Two men look toward mountain peaks in the Caucasus ...

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Picture of a guard at the Medici villas in Italy

Medici Villas, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2012

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A guard at a Medici villa in ...

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Picture of a weedy sea dragon

Weedy Sea Dragon

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2012

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The camouflage that weedy sea dragons use ...

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Picture of a sunrise over the sandstone mountains of Saxony, Germany

Sunrise, Saxony

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2012

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Sunrise from the Bastei. It was the ...

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Picture of a river tour guide in Vietnam waiting for passengers

Tour Guide, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2012

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A Vietnamese lady waits for passengers for ...

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Picture of a mother cheetah and cubs

Cheetah and Cubs

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2012

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This mother cheetah, with five cubs nearby ...

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Picture of pink anemonefish swimming around their host anemone

Pink Anemonefish

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2012

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This is a photo of a "family ...

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Picture of a young Afghan skier on the slopes of the Hindu Kush

Skier, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2012

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A young Afghan skier in the province ...

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Picture of an autumn landscape in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2012

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During a lovely sunrise in autumn, the ...

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Picture of a bear cub in a tree in Alaska

Bear Cub, Alaska

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2012

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This yearling cub was "fishing" with his ...

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Picture of the Austrian town of Hallstatt at dusk

Hallstatt, Austria

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2012

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When the dark falls and tourists rest ...

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Picture of a pheasant in a field of poppies in Italy

Pheasant, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2012

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This pheasant is proudly calling to mark ...

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Picture of oryx in the dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia

Oryx, Namibia

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2012

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Oryx captured in Namib-Naukluft National Park in ...

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Picture of freshwater mollusk tentacles

Freshwater Mollusks

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2012

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These are tentacles from freshwater mollusks know ...

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Picture of girls riding a bicycle in India

Cyclists, India

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2012

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I was traveling in Mumbai. I noticed ...

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Picture of a mantis larva in a flower

Mantis and Flower

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2012

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A tiny mantis larva in an American ...

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Picture of swimmers in the calm waters of Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg, Canada

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2012

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Two swimmers enjoy a preternatural calm on ...

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Picture of colorful umbrellas on a street in Florence, Italy

Umbrellas, Florence

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2012

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During a heavy downpour in Florence, Italy ...

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Picture of an art installation in the Grand Palais in Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2012

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Daniel Buren’s work, "Excentrique(s)," fills ...

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Picture of a great horned owl

Great Horned Owl, Florida

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2012

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Great horned owl in black and white ...

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Picture of wildflowers on a mountainside in Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2012

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Wildflowers in the morning sun in the ...

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macro shot of a butterfly with the sunset in the background

Butterfly at Sunset

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2012

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Macro shot of a butterfly with the ...

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Picture of a young Hamar woman in Ethiopia

Hamar Portrait, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2012

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The Hamars are a people of East ...

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Picture of a winter landscape in Yosemite National Park

Winter Morning, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2012

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All that is required to surprise and ...

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Picture of zebras sparring, Masai Mara, Kenya

Zebras, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2012

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I was lucky enough to see these ...

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Picture of penguins on an iceberg in Antarctica

Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2012

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Penguins adrift on an iceberg during a ...

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Picture of worshippers at Kocatepe Mosque in Turkey

Kocatepe Mosque, Turkey

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2012

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Kocatepe Mosque, one of the largest in ...

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