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The image was taken during the Carnival in the town of Jacmel, Haiti. Carnival in Jacmel is one of the most interesting cultural manifestations in Haiti and in Hispaniola. There are traditional characters that dress up in customs depicting African animals, such as lions and mystical beasts, dragon. In addition, symbolize slaves by painting their bodies in burnt oil and bright paints and dragging chains. Undoubtedly, Carnival in Haiti is one of the Caribbean's least known cultural treasures.

Carnival Portrait, Haiti

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2009

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A roadside shoe repairman under the eaves of an old, abandoned government building in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Street cobblers are very common on the streets of Hohhot, where extreme weather conditions cause shoes to wear out much faster than in other parts of China.

Street Cobbler, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2009

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A roadside shoe repairman under the eaves of an ...

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On a recent trip to a small town on the Brazilian/Bolivian border, I found this man tending a burning field of debris and vegetation. Something as mundane as this may seem like a daily, necessary chore to one man, while offering a symbolic portrait of tranquil repose to another.

Smoky Trees

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2009

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On a recent trip to a small town on ...

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All from the Fair-Do's booth, where crazy hairstyles are cranked out for less than $18 each. Shown are Bridgit (taller, in blue shirt) and Bergen Blackwell, of 817 N. Tyrol Trail, Golden Valley, MN 55416. Contact for the fair is Brienna Schuette, Marketing and Communications manager, MN State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108. Phone is 651-288-4452. E-mail is Brienna.Schuette@mnstatefair.org

Fair-Do Booth, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2009

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Fun for all ages! Minnesota sisters Bridgit and Bergen ...

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Photo: Aurora borealis

Aurora Borealis, Manitoba Canada

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2009

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The aurora borealis as seen from the subarctic tundra ...

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Taken in Myanmar, Rakkhine. These people said that your wishes will come true if  you pray that buddha statue in the evening before sunset.

Buddha Statue, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2009

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Taken in Myanmar, Rakkhine. These people said that your ...

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Shot during sailing on the Ngo Dong river

Rowboat, Ngo Dong River

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2009

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Shot during sailing on the Ngo Dong River


This ...

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Photo: Men fishing near waterfalls

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2009

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Sunrise filtering through the rising mist at the base ...

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Ta Prohm Ruins

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2009

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Strangler fig trees and creeping lichens devour ruins at ...

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While riding in the tracking car, following commercial hot-air balloons filled with paid riders in the Serengeti (Tanzania), we found that we didn't appear to be the only ones keeping an eye on the sky. This female lion traveled slowly in front of us for quite some distance, but finally turned and glared back at us, then within a few seconds, totaly disappeared into the nearby brush.

Hot Air Balloons, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2009

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While riding in the tracking car, following commercial hot-air ...

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File Name:  30797669-826e-4c47-a0c2-8bbde97d376f.jpg   First Name: John   Last Name: Power   Email: powerj@verizon.net   Phone: 914-271-3221   Description: Taken in 1995 in Baltimore from Amtrack Metroliner Train while moving. I comutted every week on Monday morning from Penn Station for a period of two months. It is a lesson in carrying a camera wherever you go.

Baltimore City Street

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2009

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Taken in 1995 in Baltimore from Amtrak Metroliner Train ...

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Photo: Ride at a state fair at night

State Fair Ride, Kansas

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2009

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A glowing top in a dizzying spin, the Remix ...

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We went for a mother's day lunch and no one else was in this old diner in Sonoma, California except us. The children thought it was so much fun to have the place to ourselves and made themselves right at home.

Diner, Sonoma, California

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2009

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We went for a mother's day lunch and ...

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Photo: Angkor Wat at twilight

Angkor Wat at Twilight

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2009

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Icon of Khmer civilization, Angkor Wat in Cambodia endures ...

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Fishing for white fish with Peter Wimmer, should be in the text. 4830 Hallstatt, Markt 169 Mobil (0664) 383 49 25 peter.wimmer@bundesforste.at  Other people in the boat- man with white beard- Leo Pilz Koydenpunojankatu 8 C 69 00180 Helsinki leo.pilz@gmail.com  Born and raised  in Halstatt, comes home every summer. "It's like coming back to the end of the world" he loves to fish and hike in the glaciers.  Young boy- Manuel Wallner

Lake Hallstattersee, Austria

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2009

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Early one foggy morning, fisherman Peter Wimmer leaves a ...

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Wedding of Geovanny Aguilar Carlozama and Cristina Churuchumbi in Zuleta. The community is so closely tied to the Hacienda, that guests are always invited to participate in the events and fiestas that take place in the town.

Wedding Guest, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2009

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Wedding of Geovanny Aguilar Carlozama and Cristina Churuchumbi in ...

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Photo: Stonehenge under colorful sky

Stonehenge at Twilight, England

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2009

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Lights in nearby Amesbury set low-hanging clouds aglow, and ...

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File Name:  468cd0ec-8e73-45f7-b90a-7a4666858a41.jpg   First Name: Lana   Last Name: Williams   Email: lpwilliams@hughes.net   Phone: 606-376-8818   Description: I saw this older couple walking along the beach at Ormond Beach and thought how great it  looked seeing them hand in hand still after all these years. I think that you can see that the  husband is helping his wife along.

Ormond Beach

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2009

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I saw this older couple walking along the beach ...

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Photo: Swan with spread wings

Swan on the River Avon

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2009

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Captured one morning along the River Avon, this beautiful ...

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Photo: Football stadium at twilight

Football Stadium at Sunset, Colorado

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2009

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An amazing view of the sun setting behind the ...

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A couple dances the tango at a club in the San Telmo district.

Tango, Buenos Aires

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2009

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A rainy day leaves empty tables, but the show ...

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Photo: Parents watching their daughter’s performance

Traveling Family Circus

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2009

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Parents watch their daughter's performance at a traveling ...

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A peculiar style of fishing in Pascuaro Lake Mexico

Fisherman, Mexico

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2009

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A peculiar style of fishing in Pascuaro Lake Mexico ...

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Photo: Children holding lambs

Children Holding Lambs, Peru

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2009

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Dressed in traditional clothing, two children hold lambs and ...

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Photo: Daredevil in a car

Daredevil, India

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2009

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The actual name of this is "The well of ...

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Photo: Market at night

Marrakech Market at Night

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2009

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Featuring snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, and open-air food stalls ...

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Photo: Colosseum at night

Colosseum, Italy

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2009

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I got this shot while traveling through Italy in ...

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Young Girl, Kathmandu, Nepal

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2009

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A girl in Themal Kathmandu in Nepal


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Photo: Robed man passing through yellow holy room

Moulay Ismail Shrine, Morocco

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2009

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A beautiful room of yellow in the shrine of ...

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Church, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2009

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Late for church in New Zealand's Cook ...

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Chained Feet, Sudan

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2009

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"I saw his feet, scarred by chains that ...

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Photo: Atlantic walrus bull resting

Atlantic Walrus Resting, Canada

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2009

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An Atlantic walrus bull rests on a piece ...

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Multiple Exposure, Nimrud, Iraq

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2009

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Near Nimrud, Iraq, May 1999: This double exposure ...

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Photo: Penguins swimming underwater

Penguins Underwater, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2009

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Penguins surface near an air hole in Antarctica ...

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SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA - Dry waterway branches stretch toward blue water across the massive Salar de Uyuni salt lake in southwestern Bolivia.    C6_321_072  Dry riverbed formations leading to a thin strip of blue water in the huge Salar de Uyuni salt flats in southwestern Bolivia near the city of Potosi; the Salar de Uyuni is believed to be the largest salt lake in the world and is quite disorienting (reminiscent of the Denakil Depression in its eerie, unearthly patterns).

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2009

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Dry waterways branch toward blue water across the ...

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Tomb Sentinels, Arlington Cemetery

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2009

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In the quarters beneath the Tomb of the ...

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