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Photo: Palm trees seen through a rain-covered windshield

Thunderstorm, Florida

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2011

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It rains almost every afternoon in the sunshine state ...

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Photo: A red poppy in a wheat field

Poppy in Field, Geneva

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2011

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This fragile poppy looked rather strong against the wind ...

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Photo: Aerial of eroded landscape

Eroded Landscape, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2011

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Pockets of eroded earth create leaf shapes in the ...

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Photo: A rainbow in the Grand Canyon

Hermit’s Trail, Grand Canyon

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2011

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On the remote Hermit’s Trail off the South ...

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Photo: Sandhill cranes along the Platte River

Sandhill Cranes, Platte River

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2011

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Half a million sandhill cranes pause on the Platte ...

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Photo: A sting ray swimming in grass flats

Sting Ray, Key West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2011

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I was on the grass flats just offshore in ...

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Photo: A sailboat at sea after a rainstorm

Sailboat at Sea, Germany

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2011

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While hiking at Jasmund National Park in northeast Germany ...

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Photo: A cowboy riding on a beach at sunset

Cowboy, Cabo San Lucas

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2011

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This photo of a cowboy in Cabo San Lucas ...

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Photo: Borodudur Monument against the backdrop of Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2011

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On this day the sun rose directly behind the ...

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Photo: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2011

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Perched high in the Peruvian Andes, the royal retreat ...

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Photo: Kung fu master standing near mountain retreat

Kung Fu Master, China

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2011

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Buddhist monk and kung fu master Shi Dejian (above ...

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Photo: A group of friends gathered to sing

Accordionist, Crimean Peninsula

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2011

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Chords of friendship bind accordionist Olesya Kamovich and comrades ...

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Photo: A herd of sheep and goats returning from grazing

Sheep and Goats, Timbuktu

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2011

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After a day of grazing in the surrounding desert ...

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Photo: A woman walking among terraced pools of mineral-laden water

Maras, Peru

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2011

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The terraced pools of mineral-laden water at Maras produce ...

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Photo: Sweat bee pollinating a nightshade flower

Sweat Bee, Arizona

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2011

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With a vigorous quiver, an Arizona sweat bee "buzz ...

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Photo: People standing in an elevated park

High Line, New York City

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2011

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An abandoned rail line has become an elevated park ...

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Photo: A person walking on the lava floor of a caldera

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2011

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An expedition member walks on the cooled lava floor ...

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Photo: A woman milking a mare

Kogershin Village, Kazakhstan

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2011

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A woman milks a mare in the village of ...

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Photo: Mural in the Paris Catacombs

Catacombs, Paris

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2011

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In a sandy chamber known as the "beach," a ...

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Photo: People dancing at a foam party

Foam Party, Crimean Peninsula

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2011

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A young crowd breaks loose at a foam party ...

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Photo: A pet miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig at home

Vietnamese Potbellied Pig, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2011

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Daisy Mae, a miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig, lounges like ...

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Photo: Herder with goats near Jerusalem

Herder, Israel

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2011

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A herder serenades his goats near Jerusalem, a few ...

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Photo: Artificial reef encrusted in tube sponges

Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2011

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In the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in ...

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Photo: A stream running through a canyon

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2011

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In the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes a stream ...

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Photo: A Fourth of July fireworks display

Fireworks, New York City

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2011

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The unrenovated northern portion of the High Line turns ...

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Photo: Shrines to Shaolin monks

Pagoda Forest, China

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2011

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"Gained merit in battle" reads the epitaph of two ...

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Photo: A Dinka man with his cow

Dinka Cattle Camp, Sudan

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2011

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The connection between a Dinka man and his cow ...

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Photo: Diver exploring sunken ship off Florida coast

Sunken Ship, Key Largo

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2011

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Upholstered with luminous sponges and corals, the bridge of ...

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Photo: Kung fu students

Kung Fu Students, China

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2011

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Boys at the Tagou school limber up before practicing ...

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Photo: Ornate day gecko feeding on nectar

Ornate Day Gecko, Mauritius

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2011

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An ornate day gecko laps nectar from tree blossoms ...

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Photo: Yupik woman kissing salmon

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2011

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"We love our fish!" says Ina Bouker, a Yupik ...

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Photo: Whooper swans in Hokkaido, Japan

Whooper Swans, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2011

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Pale as moonlight, whoopers settle down for the night ...

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Photo: Explorers entering a cave in Vietnam

Hang En Cave, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2011

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Going underground, expedition members enter Hang En, a cave ...

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Photo: School of spadefish

Spadefish, Bonin Islands

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2011

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Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish ...

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Photo: Diprotodon tracks

Diprotodon Tracks, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2011

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On a drying lake bed in Victoria, a farmer ...

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Photo: Crowded street in Kolkata, India

Street Scene, Kolkata

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2011

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Its steaming streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians, and iconic ...

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