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Cliff Divers, Mazatlan, Mexico

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2009

A daring diver times his plunge with an incoming wave as he plummets from a cliff in Mazatlan, Mexico. When ...

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Downtown Suva, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2009

The largest city between Honolulu and Auckland, Suva—the capital of the Republic of Fiji—dazzles with cosmopolitan offices, shops ...

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Desert of Death, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2009

Like drifting clouds, hilltops mirrored in a mirage appear to float behind a Land-Rover. The illusion is created by heat ...

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Photo: Dock and palm trees

Dock and Palm Trees, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2009

A dock juts out to a small palm island, surrounded by the jewel-blue waters of Tahiti. Tahiti is just one ...

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Two bubble eye goldfish stare outside their aquarium.

Bubble Eye Goldfish, United States

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2009

Oriental apparition, the extraordinary bubble eye wears marble-size, fluid-filled eye sacs like water wings. The breed is only one in ...

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Stately American bison (Bison bison) graze beneath gold-lined clouds.  Establis hed in 1905, the refuge now shelters 625 bison.

Grazing Bison, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2009

Stately American bison graze beneath gold-lined clouds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Established in 1905, the refuge ...

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Fishermen at Night, Micronesia

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2009

Fiery torches of palm fronds light up the night near the Caroline Islands as men in outrigger canoes wait with ...

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Submerged ballerinas like Margot Boyler, foreground, rehearse for a show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California.  Activities like this make retirement communities increasingly popular for people with decades of time to fill.

Synchronized Swimmers, Laguna Hills, California

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2009

Submerged ballerinas rehearse for their annual show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California. Activities like line dancing, lawn bowling ...

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Photo: African lioness snarling in tree

Lion in Tree, Zambezi River, Zambia

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2009

A female lion claims her spot in a tree near the Zambezi River in Zambia. Female lions are the primary ...

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Photo: Oil refinery at night

Oil Refinery, Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2009

Gas flares fire the night at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanurah refinery, north of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Each day sparkling ...

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Fire-Walking Ceremony, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2009

The body is transcended and the soul is made pure by mortification of the flesh—including piercings with these needles ...

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Photo: Mandrill reaches for camera

Mandrill, Central Africa

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2009

A mandrill, tethered on a rope in central Africa, reaches for the camera. These colorful primates are threatened. They are ...

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Shrimp Hiding in Sand, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2009

Shunning light, a pink shrimp buries itself in aquarium sand except for its feelers and golf-ball eyes. To avoid predators ...

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Photo: Castle and fields

Castle Near Kilgarvan, Ireland

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2009

The green countryside of County Kerry, Ireland, slowly reclaims a castle near the village of Kilgarvan. Taking its present name ...

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Islanders Crabbing at Night, Samana Cay, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2009

Islanders, on a seasonal visit to uninhabited Samana Cay in the eastern Bahamas, crab by torchwood light at a point ...

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F-105 Fighters, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2009

A haze of smoke veils the silver snouts of the "Flying Tigers," an F-105 squadron which, at the time of ...

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Rock Carvings, Petra, Jordan

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2009

Hidden at the end of a long ravine, the buildings of Petra, Jordan, were carved into sandstone cliffs by the ...

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Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, France

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2009

A symbol of long-ago battles, Chateau Gaillard lies in ruins near the town of Les Andelys, France. It was built ...

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Bioluminescent Organisms, Japan

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2009

The transparent shells of tiny Cypridina hilgendorfii, found in the coastal waters and sands of Japan, hold a creature that ...

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Tree Frog Tadpoles, Costa Rica

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2009

Within days of being deposited on a leaf overhanging a stream, tree frog eggs grow into recognizable tadpoles. Bulbous yolk ...

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Photo: Diver and statue of Christ

Statue of Christ of the Abyss, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2009

Softly aglow in sea-washed sunlight, Christ of the Abyss stands 30 feet (9 meters) down in the Atlantic in Florida ...

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The grotto shelters Anasazi ruins, valley and canyons beyond.

Canyonland Grotto, Utah

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2009

A vaulted grotto with a skylight shelters the ruins of cliff dwellings. The Anasazi, or Ancient Ones, tilled corn in ...

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Sailboats, Turag River, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2009

Graceful as butterflies, boats glide past rice fields on the meandering Turag River near Dacca, Bangladesh. Hundreds of watery highways ...

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