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Photo: Aerial view of Chicago city lights

Chicago City Lights

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2009

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Chicago at night burns bright under blankets of clouds ...

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Laborers on the Tansa River

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2009

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Laborers haul sand and gravel dredged from the Tansa ...

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Fort McMurray Islamic School, Canada

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2009

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Laughter echoes across the yard as students jump rope ...

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Dawn Prayer, Mount Sinai

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2009

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At dawn on Mount Sinai, camels rest and Said ...

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Elephant Seal Near Shore

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2009

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Outside looking in, a lone male elephant seal lurks ...

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South American Gray Fox at Dusk

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2009

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A South American gray fox (Lycalopex griseus) yawns as ...

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Haw Creek Falls, Arkansas, at Night

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2009

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Bathed in moonlight and swollen with floodwater, the rush ...

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Guagüeyvo Village Girl

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2009

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In the village of Guagüeyvo, Mexico, ten-year-old Leticia ...

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Photo: Visitors resting with bare legs in snow, New England

Tuckerman Ravine Rest, New England

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2009

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The mountain's moods aren't all bad. Spring ...

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Right Whales Swimming

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2009

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A century ago only a few hundred right whales ...

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Photo: Toad River Valley, Canada

Toad River Valley, Canada

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2009

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Like curtains drawn across the landscape, the walls of ...

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Kalimantan Miners

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2009

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Kalimantan miners Sukardi and Suwarni (foreground) spend hours in ...

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Photo: Brown bears in mist, Russia

Brown Bears in Mist, Russia

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2009

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In early morning mist that rolls in from the ...

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Orangutan Orphan, Borneo

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2009

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Clinging to the hand of a human protector, six-year-old ...

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Woman Swimming, Berlin

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2009

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Neurobiologist Constance Scharff finds inspiration swimming near her Berlin ...

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Photo: Stallions fighting, South Dakota

Stallions Fighting, South Dakota

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2009

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Two stallions fight at a wild horse conservation center ...

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Newborn Weigh-In, India

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2009

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Founded in 1970, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (also ...

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Photo: Elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island

Elephant Seal Pups, South Georgia Island

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2009

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Fattened and then abandoned by mothers who leave to ...

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Photo: Cave of Crystals, Mexico

Cave of Crystals, Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2009

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Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico ...

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Photo: Bee-eater in flight

Bee-Eater Feeding Chicks, Hungary

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2009

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In Hungary, adults fly to and from the nest ...

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Sawarda Village Workers, India

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2009

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Workers from drought-stricken Sawarda village in India say the ...

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Photo: Owachomo Bridge at night, Utah

Owachomo Bridge at Night, Utah

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2009

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A starry night gleams above Owachomo Bridge in Utah ...

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Wrangler, Canadian Rockies

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2009

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At a remote camp in the Canadian Rockies, wrangler ...

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Photo: Profile of a Mexican gray wolf

Mexican Gray Wolf

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2009

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Still on shaky ground, the Mexican gray wolf, an ...

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Health Worker Holding a Child, India

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2009

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Her fingers gnarled by leprosy suffered as a teenager ...

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Photo: Miners carrying sacks of gold ore, Ghana

Illegal Miners, Ghana

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2009

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Fevered by hopes of striking it rich, illegal miners ...

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Ocelot, San Diego Zoo, California

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2009

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Wild ocelots are gone from all U.S. states ...

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I took at least 50 shots and spent well over an hour to capture this beauty. The photo was taken in the Samburu region of Kenya.  It had not rained in 6 months.  However, this young female seemed in excellent shape.

Leopard in Tree, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2009

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I took at least 50 shots and spent well over an ...

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A high school football player bows his head while linking arms with his teammates during a pre game ritual.

Pre-Game Ritual

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2009

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A high school football player bows his head while linking arms ...

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This photo is taken from School youth festivel Kerala.A participent of Thiruvathira (dancce)Waiting to know the result with pray.

Thiruvathira Dancer, India

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2009

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This photo is taken from a school youth festival in Kerala ...

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Photo: Mahout bathing an elephant

Mahout Bathing an Elephant, India

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2009

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Watching a mahout lovingly bathe his elephant, I tried capturing the ...

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they are enjoy.

Tree Branch Swing

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2009

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They are enjoying themselves.
—Caption by Jhulan Mahanta


This photo is ...

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Photo: Yellow-Billed Hornbill, South Africa

Yellow-Billed Hornbill, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2009

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A yellow-billed hornbill rests its beak on the camera hood at ...

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Photo: Rock Fort, India

Rock Fort at Sunrise, India

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2009

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This photo is taken at the top of the 83-meter-high Rock ...

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3 November 2008 : I finish for over 3 hours for this photography session. This picture recorded in Bangi, fairly compact settlement areas. Nearby Putrajaya And Kuala Lumpur. The model, Noramin Abdul Razak, try kick the ball strength well.

Ball Kick, Bangi, Malaysia

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2009

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November 3, 2008: It took over three hours for this photography ...

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Climbing a sand dune on the way home

Climbing a Sand Dune

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2009

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Climbing a sand dune on the way home
—Caption by Kiet ...

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