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Photo: Roots of a birch tree wrap around a glacial boulder

Yellow Birch, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2011

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On the trail to Goodnow Mountain, a yellow birch ...

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Photo: Tuareg women celebrate a birth

Tuareg Celebration

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2011

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Their hands stained by the indigo dye in their ...

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Photo: A climber balanced on a rope above Yosemite Falls

Highlining, Yosemite Falls

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2011

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"It feels like I'm hovering in space," says ...

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Photo: Underwater cemetery

Neptune Memorial Reef, Florida

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2011

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Tomtate grunts and yellowtail snapper swim through Neptune Memorial ...

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Photo: A group of female langurs and their offspring

Babysitting Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2011

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Are these the monkeys' mothers? Not always. Langurs often ...

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Photo: A Tuareg walking across a desert

Tuareg, Algeria

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2011

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Evening winds stir the robes of a Tuareg striding ...

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Photo: Detail of a viburnum leaf

Viburnum Leaf

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2011

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The palette of the Adirondack forest shifts with the ...

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Photo: Steller sea lions

Steller Sea Lions, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2011

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Since gaining legal protection in the 1970s, Steller sea ...

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Photo: A mountain valley enshrouded in fog

Morning Fog, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2011

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Morning fog shrouds the surface of Bear Pond and ...

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Photo: People standing among candles

Festival of Lights, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2011

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Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to ...

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Photo: A movie audience in Baghdad

Moviegoers, Baghdad

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2011

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Moviegoers at Baghdad's first 4-D cinema get an ...

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Photo: Elephants with keeper

Orphan Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2011

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What a scared orphan elephant needs more than anything ...

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Photo: Children on a bamboo structure in a flooded yard

Char Dwellers, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2011

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When the river floods, the children of Jabed Ali ...

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Photo: A relief of Cleopatra on a temple wall

Cleopatra Relief, Egypt

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2011

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That's Cleopatra on the left side of a ...

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Photo: Herders tending livestock

Herding Family, Turkey

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2011

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This herding family has been tending livestock in the ...

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Photo: Camera obscura image of the Brooklyn Bridge projected onto a bed

Brooklyn Bedroom

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2011

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As vivid as a dream, a hypersharp image of ...

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Photo: Fishermen rowing with their legs

Fishermen, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2011

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Rowing with their legs to leave their hands free ...

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Photo: A Kermode bear climbs a tree in search of food

Kermode Bear in Tree, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2011

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A mother of two cubs climbs a Pacific crab ...

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Photo: Ruins of an ancient village emerge from a lake

Ancient Ruins, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2011

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The ruins of an ancient village submerged by the ...

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Photo: Portrait of Nujood Ali

Nujood Ali, Yemen

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2011

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Nujood Ali was ten when she fled her abusive ...

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Photo: A rocky landscape in Peneda-Gerês National Park

Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2011

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A blend of wilderness and civilization, Portugal's Peneda-Ger ...

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Photo: A memorial in Dublin for the victims of the potato famine

Famine Memorial, Dublin

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2011

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Relying on a small number of food crops is ...

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Photo: A statue of a Buddha in a coal yard

Buddha in Coal Yard, China

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2011

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A coal yard in northern China comes with a ...

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Photo: Sea stars and eelgrass

Sea Stars, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2011

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Purple sea stars and eelgrass flourish in the waters ...

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Photo: A woman and children visiting Al Kazimiyah Shrine

Al Kazimiyah Shrine, Baghdad

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2011

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Pilgrims visit Al Kazimiyah Shrine, a Shiite holy site ...

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Photo: Desert dunes

Namib Desert Dunes

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2011

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Over thousands of years winds have sculpted sand in ...

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Photo: A person swimming in the Homem River

Swimmer, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2011

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Windowpane clear and bracingly cold, the Homem River and ...

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Photo: A close-up of a koala bear

Koala, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2011

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This little miracle was saved from its dead mother. Taken at ...

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Photo: A green turtle pokes its head out of the water

Hawaiian Green Turtle, Maui

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2011

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At a Maui aquarium a Hawaiian green turtle makes a guest ...

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Photo: A cheetah resting on a lion farm

Cheetah, South Africa

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2011

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Enjoying the attention, the cheetah Juba stretches out in the grass ...

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Photo: Blue heeler dog and horse in Mexico

Blue Heeler, San Miguel de Allende

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2011

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I grabbed this shot of a blue heeler dog in San ...

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Photo: A silhouette of a stag beetle at sunset

Stag Beetle, Sumatra

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2011

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I found this stag beetle (Cyclommatus elaphus) as the sun was ...

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Photo: A bear standing in a forest

Kermode Bear, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2011

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In a forest dominated by second-growth trees, a young bear settles ...

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Photo: A langur monkey poised to jump from a rock

Leaping Langur, India

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2011

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India’s leaping langurs can be holy, helpful, or even pesky ...

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Photo: A detail of a dolphin tail

Dolphin, Turkey

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2011

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Photo taken during dolphin therapy, Turkey

(This photo and caption were ...

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Photo: Eastern gray kangaroos silhouetted against the sunset

Eastern Gray Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2011

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These are wild eastern gray kangaroos shot on the west coast ...

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