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Picture of a farm worker silhouetted against a controlled blaze in Puerto Rico

Cane Field, Puerto Rico

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2012

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In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical ...

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Picture of women picking wildflowers in the San Joaquin Valley

Wildflowers, California

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2012

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In this picture from the early 1940s, travelers in ...

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Picture of a boat crew cooking breakfast on a barge, Mohawk River, New York

Mohawk River, New York

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2012

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A boat crew cooks breakfast on a wrecked barge ...

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Picture of the gardens at Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2012

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An autochrome image captures the vibrant foliage at Charleston ...

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Picture of a woman with a pony, El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2012

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A rodeo cowgirl hitches her pony at an El ...

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Picture of people standing next to a field of oil derricks in Los Angeles

Signal Hill, California

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2012

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A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop ...

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Picture of a woman and a coal miner in West Virginia

Coal Miner, West Virginia

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2012

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A woman stands with a coal miner in Holden ...

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Picture of Londoners holding mirrors to catch a glimpse of passing royalty in London, 1934

Parade, London

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2012

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Raising mirrors—or what photographer Maynard Owen Williams called ...

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Picture of a ship at dock in Ohio

Docks, Ohio

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2012

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In a circa 1928 autochrome, ships approach a vast ...

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Picture of two girls playing on a seesaw in Korea in 1931

Seesaw, Korea

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2012

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Young women play on a seesaw in Korea in ...

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 Picture of people walking down a street in Paris

Paris, France

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2012

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Parisians walk past lottery and vermouth advertisements on the ...

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Picture of fruit for sale at a market in Bangkok, Thailand

Fruit, Bangkok

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2012

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In an autochrome image from around 1926, bananas, pomelos ...

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Picture of fishing boats in Macao, China

Fishing Boats, Macao

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2012

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Hanging from boats in a Macao harbor, fishing nets ...

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Picture of a woman walking with a wicker basket, Provins, France

Provins, France

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2012

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Wearing a traditional bonnet, a woman in Provins, France ...

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Picture of three boys sitting by fishing boats in the Canary Islands

Harbor, Canary Islands

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2012

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Children sit by fishing boats at rest in a ...

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Picture of a student at the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem

Art Student, Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2012

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Sunlight falls on a student at Jerusalem’s Bezalel ...

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Picture of children posing on an enormous oak tree in Louisiana

Oak Tree, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2012

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Children play on an oak tree near St. Francisville ...

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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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