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Photo: Men singing and playing instruments

Darhan, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

While waiting for freshly slaughtered sheep ...

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Photo: Men praying while standing

Standing Prayer

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2010

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Observant Jews in Montreal, Canada, pray ...

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Photo: Large orb-like building

National Performing Arts Center, Beijing

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2010

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China's National Performing Arts Center ...

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Photo: Dark storm clouds over a green field

Storm Clouds, South Dakota

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2010

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"Large powerful storms can be nearly ...

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Photo: Horseshoe crabs on a beach

Horseshoe Crabs

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2010

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Horseshoe crabs gather at dusk to ...

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Photo: Rocks and butte formation

Arizona Butte

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2010

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"I was blown away by the ...

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A hiker walks across a fallen tree in Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2010

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A hiker crosses a fallen log ...

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Photo: Jet flying low over a beach

Mahó Beach, St. Maarten

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2010

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Landing at Princess Juliana International Airport ...

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Photo: Horses grazing

Grazing Horses, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2010

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Grazing horses are unfazed by a ...

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Photo: Shuttle launch

Endeavour Shuttle Launch

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2010

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A tail of smoke chases the ...

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Photo: Geyser spewing hot water

Fly Geyser, Nevada

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2010

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The rising sun illuminates Black Rock ...

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Photo: Crabeater seal underwater

Crabeater Seal

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2010

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"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one ...

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Photo: Fireflies in a field at night

Fireflies

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2010

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"I was spending the Fourth of ...

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Photo: Couple practicing ballroom dancing

Dance Practice, Australia

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2010

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Friends for over 40 years, ballroom ...

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Photo: Man standing on an elephant’s tusks

Mahout and Elephant

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2010

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Nazroo, a mahout (elephant driver), poses ...

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Photo: Swimming pool at night

Swimming Pool, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2010

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"A self-portrait running back and forth ...

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Photo: Baby gibbon

Baby Silver Leaf Langur

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2010

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Just 12 hours old, a baby ...

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Photo: Green rolling hills

Palouse, Washington

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2010

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Sunrise lights up the verdant hills ...

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Photo: Portrait of a man

Rajasthan, India

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2010

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"This portrait was taken in a ...

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Photo: People on a bridge

Millennium Bridge, London

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2010

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St. Paul's Cathedral stands above ...

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Photo: Lionfish and baitfish

Lionfish

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2010

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A venomous lionfish breaks into a ...

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Photo: Girls flipping wet hair back

Patten Pond, Maine

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2010

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"My daughter and her friend were ...

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Photo: Dwarf minke whale underwater

Dwarf Minke Whale

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2010

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A dwarf minke whale cuts through ...

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Photo: Mountain lake

Lake of the Moon, India

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2010

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The azure waters of Chandra Tal ...

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Photo: Whooping crane and hatchling

Whooping Cranes, Canada

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2010

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Bowing to its hatchling's hunger, a crane offers an insect morsel ...

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Photo: Ponies huddled together under stormy skies

Ponies, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2010

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While temporarily lost in the Mongolian outback, I came across these ponies ...

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Photo: Shadow of a giraffe against a brick wall

Giraffe, London Zoo

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2010

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A giraffe casts a shadow against a wall at the London Zoo ...

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Photo: Camel standing on white sand dunes

Camel, Socotra Island

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2010

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On the dunes of Socotra island, Yemen. Seconds later the camel set ...

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Photo: Frog’s head surrounded by green waters

Wood Frog

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2010

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One of the coolest animals (literally) on the planet, the wood frog ...

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Photo: Grizzly bear resting on a log

Grizzly Bear

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2010

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A wet grizzly takes a break and dries off on a log ...

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Photo: Herd of elephants in tall grass

Herd of Elephants, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2010

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The herds of elephants found in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania are ...

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Photo: Close-up view of a hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2010

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Graceful in water, hippos are good swimmers and can hold their breath ...

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Photo: Children watching a walrus in a large aquarium tank

Walrus, Washington State

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2010

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A group of children watches as a walrus performs at Point Defiance ...

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Photo: Humpback whale calf swimming near water’s surface

Humpback Whale Calf

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2010

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This curious calf swam right up to me for a close encounter ...

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Photo: Cheetahs in grass

Cheetahs, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2010

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Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. Perhaps only ...

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Photo: A floating, bell-shaped jellyfish and a bright blue fish

Mosaic Jellyfish

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2010

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A mosaic jellyfish floats serenely in the waters of the Coral Sea ...

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