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Photo: Woman in high heels on a cobblestone street

High Heels on Cobblestones, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2009

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Because the region around New Orleans is ...

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Sampling Arctic Ocean Water

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2009

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Fridtjof Nansen takes a reading of deep ...

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Divers, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2009

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Swimming and diving are on the curriculum ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2009

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Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for ...

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Photo: Icebreaker ship

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2009

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U.S.S. Atka stands off Crater ...

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Light and Shadow, Agra, India

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2009

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The fall of light, Agra


From the ...

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Photo: Triplet policemen in a squad car

Triplet Policemen, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2009

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New Jersey's triple threat: the Koralja ...

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Photo: Young adults on a small cruise boat

Summer Cruise, Paris

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2009

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Good friends celebrating summer with a cruise ...

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Festival Dancers, Oman

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2009

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Like swirling desert winds, dancers from Al ...

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Photo: Photographer Maynard Owen Williams

Maynard Owen Williams Self-Portrait

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2009

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Reflection of photographer Maynard Owen Williams in ...

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Photo: Travelers resting on benches in a bus terminal

Bus Terminal, New York

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2009

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Travelers rest on benches in a Greyhound ...

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Japanese Destroyer, Pacific Ocean

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2009

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Final moments of a Japanese destroyer


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Dancers, Siam

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2009

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Siamese dancers strike a pose in a ...

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Automat, New York City

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2009

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Patrons line up "like payday depositors" in ...

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École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2009

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At the École des Beaux-Arts


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Tea Ceremony, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2009

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Tea ceremony


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Limestone Pillars, Yemen

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2009

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Limestone pillars rear from a temple of ...

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Photo: Atom bomb test

Atom Bomb Test, Bikini Atoll

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2009

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The second atomic bomb tested in Operation ...

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Jacques Cousteau

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2009

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his "diving saucer"


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Boy and Turkey, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2009

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A boy playing in a marketplace with ...

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Photo: Workers assembling airplane noses

Attack Bomber Assembly, California

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2009

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Nose assemblies for Douglas A-20 attack bombers ...

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Antarctica Lab

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2009

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Dr. Edward Atkinson in his Antarctica lab ...

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Photo: Northern spotted owl

Northern Spotted Owl

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2009

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A tagged northern spotted owl swoops toward a researcher's ...

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Photo: Islamic women in Indonesia

Feast of the Sacrifice

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2009

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Facing the dawn, women of the An-Nadzir commune begin Islam ...

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Russian Orthodox Priest

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2009

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Father Sevastyan meditates on the Gospels at Svyato-Kazansky hermitage, one ...

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San Marco Basin, Venice

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2009

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For every resident Venetian, hundreds of visitors pour into the ...

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Iowa State Fair Tent

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2009

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Behind the scenes at the Iowa State Fair, kids tuck ...

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Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2009

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A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on ...

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Photo: King penguins at night

King Penguins in Moonlight

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2009

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As sure as moonrise over Possession Island, king penguins gather ...

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2009

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Fourteen stories up a 30-story tree, Humboldt State University scientist ...

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Green Leaf Insect

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2009

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Eyes and antennae barely reveal the head of the leaf ...

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Photo: Man exploring a cavern

Cavern Explorer, Tennessee

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2009

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Underground you can still be the first person on Earth ...

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Roosevelt Elk Cows

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2009

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Roosevelt elk cows scatter across a meadow in Prairie Creek ...

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West Sumatra Fuel Station

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2009

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Women work at a West Sumatra gas station. Economic crises ...

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El Khader Remains, West Bank

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2009

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The only community in the West Bank that remains completely ...

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Photo: King penguins swimming underwater

King Penguins Swimming

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2009

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A feeding party streams back to shore after several days ...

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