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Picture of an African elephant and a flock of red-billed queleas

African Elephant and Queleas

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

A flock of red-billed queleas coming to ...

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Picture of a reflection on the surface of a lake

Water Patterns

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

In a world of a million water ...

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Picture of workers preparing to board a ferry in Japan

Night Workers, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Night workers prepare to board a ferry ...

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Picture of a tern chick at a breeding site in Sri Lanka

Tern Chick, Sri Lanka

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

The progeny, a solitary chick amidst the ...

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Picture of a reveler with fireworks in Cuba

Parrandas Festival, Cuba

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A plume of fireworks surrounds a reveler at the ...

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Picture of a woman cleaning in front of a house in Romania

Buzescu, Romania

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A fantasia of styles, from villa to temple to ...

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Picture of emperor penguins swimming in the waters of Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Emperor penguins are Olympian swimmers, capable of diving to ...

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Picture of a cheetah in a tree in Kenya

Cheetah, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A male cheetah assumes a lookout pose in a ...

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Picture of boats on Botagfogo Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Yachts bob in Botafogo Bay, cradled between the beach ...

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Picture of a neighborhood in Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A window reflects an image of Fidel Castro in ...

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Picture of homes and temples in the Nepal town of Tsarang

Mustang Province, Nepal

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Dusk falls over the temples and homes of Tsarang ...

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Picture of a spiny-headed blenny

Spiny-Headed Blenny

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Corals build the rampart that shelters the landward provinces ...

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Picture of restored moai on Easter Island

Moai, Easter Island

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Their backs to the Pacific, 15 restored moai stand ...

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Picture of the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong

Mong Kok District, Hong Kong

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A neon-soaked district beloved by Hong Kong film directors ...

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Picture of a climber in an ice cave in Antarctica

Warren Cave, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A mix of ropes and ladders eases access to ...

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Picture of a soldier beetle at the National Arboretum

Soldier Beetle and Magnolia

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Beetles are among the most ancient pollen carriers. This ...

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Picture of the ruins of a Roman arch in Algeria

Roman Arch, Algeria

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

TIMGAD, ALGERIA
This triumphal arch awed visitors to the ...

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Picture of divers exploring a reef with fake moai off of Easter Island

Divers, Easter Island

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tourists diving on Easter Island's reef encounter a ...

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Picture of Hverfjall crater in the moonlight, Iceland

Hverfjall Crater, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

When Hverfjall erupted 2,500 years ago, no one ...

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Picture of the skyline of Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city

Astana, Kazakhstan

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Kazakhstan's new capital is the opposite of understated ...

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Picture of a female kestrel bringing food to her nestlings on the island of Socotra

Falcons, Socotra

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A female kestrel brings food to her nestlings on ...

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Picture of Garnet Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Garnet Lake, California

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Late summer thunderheads build above Garnet Lake.

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Picture of a stone gate in Germany dating from the Roman Empire

Porta Nigra, Germany

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

TRIER, GERMANY
The Porta Nigra, or "black gate," still ...

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Picture of a Midsummer Night celebration in Russia

Midsummer Night, Russia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Midsummer Night, known as the festival of Ivan Kupala ...

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Picture of a whale shark swimming among a school of fish in Belize

Whale Shark, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A whale shark, biggest of fishes, hangs out with ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Red Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

The "red elephants" of Kenya's Tsavo East National ...

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Picture of a monk seeking shelter from the snow in a temple in China

Monk, China

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A monk seeks shelter from a snow shower in ...

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Picture of dragon’s blood trees on the island of Socotra

Dragon’s Blood Trees, Socotra

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A full moon rises over the Diksam Plateau, where ...

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Picture of Snake River in Wyoming

Snake River Headwaters, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Snake River Headwaters
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
387.5 ...

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Picture of a climber scaling a rock face in Nepal

Caves, Nepal

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

To reach a series of caves dug into a ...

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Picture of a woman catching a beach ball in Brazil

Beachgoer, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

On sunny days a million people with their sea ...

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Picture of a lightning strike in a farm field in Oklahoma

Lightning, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Near Guymon, Oklahoma Most storms move fast. This one ...

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Picture of marine life in Lighthouse Reef atoll, Belize

Lighthouse Reef, Belize

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Lighthouse Reef atoll off Belize is one of the ...

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Picture of a gannet

Gannet, North Atlantic

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Long tied to maritime cultures, gannets are flourishing today ...

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Picture of a young boy placing prayer flags in a tree in Wyoming

Prayer Flags, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Nine-year-old Wakinyan Two Bulls places prayer flags in a ...

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Picture of Muckross Lake in Ireland

Muckross Lake, Ireland

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Captured on Muckross Lake as the first green shoots ...

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