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Picture of a religious man with pins piercing his face in Bengal, India

Piercing Faith

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2015

A believer pierces his face during the Hindu festival of Charak Puja in West Bengal, India. “The rituals of Charak ...

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Picture of a boy looking over a balcony into a courtyard, Kolkata, India

Tale out of School

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2015

Your Shot member Siddhartha Banerjee captured this picture during recess at a secondary school in Kolkata, India. “They had their ...

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Picture of a surfer duck diving under a wave with a wooden alaia, Kona, Hawaii

Diving In

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2015

A woman duck dives beneath a wave on a wooden alaia, a modern rendition of an ancient Hawaiian surfboard. “The ...

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Picture of girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

Fan Girls

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2015

“We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan,” writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of a sadhu with his face painted, Kathmandu, Nepal

A Life Apart

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2015

“The Sanskrit term sadhu (‘good man’) refers to renouncers who have chosen to live a life apart from or on ...

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Picture of a trolley moving down a street in Turin, Italy

Grand Torino

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2015

For Prandoni Livio our city lives are, more and more, lived fleetingly. Livio, who shared this picture with our Your ...

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Picture of a double rainbow over Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chasing Rainbows

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2015

“I was inside my car as the ferry was getting ready to dock, [and] I see people's faces looking ...

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Picture of Cincinnati Fire Department recruits during a training drill

Top of the Ladder

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2015

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder ...

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Picture of amateur opera singers getting ready for a performance in China

Character Development

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2015

Amateur opera singers transform themselves into their characters before a performance in China. “They all have day jobs and are ...

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Picture of a panda standing in a tree in a Chinese forest

Pandarama

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2015

In China to photograph the life of the giant panda and its environment, Your Shot member Marco Mattiussi obtained special ...

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Picture of two lion cubs sparring at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Title Fight

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2015

“Late afternoon was when we happened upon a large pride of lions resting on a dam wall in Phinda, South ...

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Picture of a pond in Poland on a misty December morning

Misty Morning Fog

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2015

“This beautiful pond is actually not too far from my home” in Poland, says Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, who ...

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Picture of two hikers on a journey in Val Formazza from above

Glacial Pace

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015

Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...

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Picture of a shepherd trekking through the snow in northern Iran

A Day’s Work

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2015

A shepherd carries heavy luggage on a snowy mountain in northern Iran. According to Your Shot member Hemad Nazari, shepherds ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of coconut trees reflected in flooded paddy, Kerala, India

Morning Reflection

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2015

While on a stroll with friends one morning in a village near the Nilambur forest in Kerala, India, Your Shot ...

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Picture of the Ombrone River near Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

On the Voltino Road

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2014

“The Voltino is a place near Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Fulvio Morelli. “The road to get ...

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Picture of balloons in a central square in Italy

Ballooning Kindness

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2014

Your Shot member Giorgio Lulli came across a charity event by chance one Sunday in the main square of his ...

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Picture of a wildebeest jumping in the Mara River, Tanzania

Leap of Faith

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2014

A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants on the Serengeti, Tanzania

Near and Far

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2014

Elephants appear to patrol the Serengeti in this picture taken in Tanzania. A recent study found that ivory-seeking poachers have ...

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Picture of a lone giraffe on the horizon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Rains in Africa

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2014

“The clouds initially caught my eye,” writes Your Shot member Keith Willette. “This rumbling storm was coming in and I ...

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Picture of rock formations in the Sahara, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria

Rock Art

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2014

The shadows of rocks both tumbled and towering dip into valleys on the floor of the Sahara. Here on a ...

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Underwater picture of a sperm whale’s tail

Whale of a Tail

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2014

A sperm whale “waves goodbye” to Your Shot member Shane Gross, who had traveled to Sri Lanka’s east coast ...

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Picture of a flower taken with a scanning electron microscope

Withered

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2014

“I live in a typical Japanese town and often go for a walk at dusk,” writes Matsuura Tomoya, a member ...

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Picture of a girl jumping from one hay bale to another in the Masurian Lake District, Poland

Hay Kids

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2014

A road trip to Poland’s Masurian Lake District included this moment of summertime joy for the traveling family of ...

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Picture of a woman making conical hats out of palm leaves in Duc Hoa, Vietnam

Hats Off

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2014

"I was drawn to an older woman who was working very hard on crafting these hats," writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a man, woman, and dog walking along the coast of Deal on the North Sea side of the English Coast, Kent

The Weather at the Sea

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2014

It's bracing weather for a walk on a November afternoon in the town of Deal on England's North ...

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Picture of a dive instructor leaping from a bridge into the Neretva River, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Free Fall

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2014

In the Bosnia and Herzegovina town of Mostar, a local dive club instructor jumps from the Stari Most, or Old ...

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Picture of the ruins of a fort from World War I at Chemin des Dames in France

Return to Nature

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2014

During World War I, the deadlock of trench warfare led both the French and German sides to tunnel beneath enemy ...

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Picture of a leopard walking across a tree branch in Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2014

A leopard gingerly crosses the branch of an acacia tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. “We were almost back to ...

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Picture of a group of dancers resting before a performance, Manila, Philippines

Sweet Dreams

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2014

Dancers catch a few winks on the pavement before a performance at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. “Since ...

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Picture of zebra by the Boteti riverbed in Botswana

Black and White

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2014

Zebras gather by the dusty Boteti riverbed in central Botswana. After driving off the main game route, photographer Jaco Marx ...

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Picture of the Grand Canyon covered in clouds

After the Snowfall

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2014

Your Shot member Veronika Pekkerne Toth captured this shot the day after an all-day snowfall. "On this morning the weather ...

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Light at the Museum

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2014

"When I shoot street photography, I'm always looking for interesting light, juxtapositions, and emotions that will make a good ...

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Picture of river delta near Iceland's Langjökull glacier

Over the Delta

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2014

"I was shooting for my upcoming book on Iceland and hired a pilot to fly me over the highlands," writes ...

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Picture of a horse tied to a stall while Iranian youth watch a festival in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Up on the Scaffold

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2014

"A horse is tied in a makeshift stall while Iranian youth gather on the scaffolding to watch the competition during ...

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