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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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Picture of people at a beach in Gaza

Beach, Gaza

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2013

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Gazans swim in the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. An ...

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Picture of a rhino viper camouflaged in a pile of leaves in Cameroon

Rhino Viper, Cameroon

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2013

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The element of surprise gives this rhino viper in ...

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Picture of the ruins of a Roman theater in Libya

Roman Theater, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2013

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Libyans enjoy a visit to Sabratah's ancient Roman ...

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Picture of an emperor penguin launching from the sea to the ice in Antarctica

Emperor Penguin, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2013

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Preparing to launch from the sea to the sea ...

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Picture of Kyrgyz nomads with their cell phones in Afghanistan

Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2013

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Kyrgyz herders adore their cell phones, which they acquire ...

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Picture of plant life in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador

Yasuní National Park, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2013

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From the bromeliads, ferns, and orchids that cover a ...

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Picture of a stone mound in Mongolia

Stone Mound, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2013

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A stone mound, or ovoo, in Mongolia marks a ...

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Picture of a man seated on stairs in his home in Libya

Traditional Home, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2013

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Kasim Abdu Salaam Habib, 39, opens his lovingly decorated ...

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Picture of a jaguar in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

Jaguar, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2013

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A jaguar on the hunt trips a camera trap ...

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Picture of a pedestrian walking in the snow in Belarus

Footprints, Belarus

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2013

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Mozyr, Gomel region, Belarus, April 2012

(This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of a performer in an Aztec dance

Aztec Dance

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2013

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A performer in an Aztec ritual dance during a Día de ...

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Picture of a ship sailing through the waters off British Columbia

Ship, Juan de Fuca Strait

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2013

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A large vessel makes her way through the Juan de Fuca ...

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Picture of people climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2013

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Sydney Harbour Bridge climbers don special suits for the 2.5-hour ...

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Picture of a green snake in a Japanese maple tree

Rough Green Snake

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2013

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Rough green snake in a Japanese maple tree. The irony of ...

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Picture of a cook on a ferry in Myanmar

Ferry, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2013

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This photo was taken on the ferry that goes to Mrauk ...

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Picture of a barn owl flying over reeds

Barn Owl, United Kingdom

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2013

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A wild barn owl flying over Norfolk reeds at dusk

(This ...

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Picture of monks lighting floating lanterns in Thailand

Monks, Thailand

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2013

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"All things must pass away. Strive for your own salvation with ...

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Picture of mountains in Nepal illuminated by the moon

Moonlit Mountains, Nepal

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2013

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I watched as the beautiful full moon rose at Annapurna Base ...

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Picture of people in a cafe in Amsterdam

Café, Amsterdam

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2013

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In a hidden street I found this cafe. It looked like ...

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Picture of children playing cricket in Bangladesh

Cricket Game, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2013

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Due to the effect of climate change, in 2007 Tropical Cyclone ...

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Picture of a dead tree in the canopy of the Honduran rain forest

Jungle Canopy, Honduras

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2013

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A dead tree towers over the jungle canopy in the rain ...

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Picture of a girl riding a carousel in Wales

Carousel, Wales

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2013

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In the middle of a long journey in the U.K ...

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Picture of a black trevally and a school of sardines

Black Trevally and Sardines

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2013

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A black trevally letting the sardines get used to it before ...

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Picture of the Space Needle as seen through the Olympic Iliad sculpture in Seattle

Olympic Iliad, Seattle

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2013

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This is a photo of Seattle's Space Needle looking through ...

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Picture of people walking across a bridge in Florence, Italy

Arno River, Florence

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2013

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Spending the holidays traveling means fewer tourists and more clouds. This ...

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Picture of a street in Manhattan after Superstorm Sandy

Street Scene, Manhattan

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy swept through Manhattan, taking much of the city's ...

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