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Picture of a guard at the Medici villas in Italy

Medici Villas, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2012

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A guard at a Medici villa in ...

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Picture of a great horned owl

Great Horned Owl, Florida

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2012

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Great horned owl in black and white ...

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Picture of workers preparing to board a ferry in Japan

Night Workers, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2012

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Night workers prepare to board a ferry ...

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Picture of Garnet Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Garnet Lake, California

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2012

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Late summer thunderheads build above Garnet Lake.

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Picture of a lightning strike in a farm field in Oklahoma

Lightning, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2012

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Near Guymon, Oklahoma Most storms move fast. This one ...

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Picture of a man and woman riding a bicycle down a city street in Japan

Bicycle Ride, Japan

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2012

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A couple riding a bicycle in front of me, Shinsaibashi, Osaka ...

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Photo: Children playing with a ball

Children at Play

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2012

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They are brothers and with a limitless spirit they roam the ...

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Photo: A pair of zebras in Kenya

Zebra Pair, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2012

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Zebras at the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Photo: A nighttime view of the Matterhorn

Matterhorn at Night

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2012

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The Matterhorn, 14,691 feet (4,478 meters), at full ...

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Photo: A mountain biker rides through the mist in South Africa.

Mountain Biker, South Africa

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The town of Hilton in South Africa is known ...

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Photo: Surfer Coco Ho photographed beneath a wave

Underwater Surfer

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2012

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Surfer Coco Ho is momentarily suspended weightless between the ...

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Photo: A pair of hikers climbing a boulder-strewn pass in Alaska

Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Arrigetch Peaks, August 23, 2010
"These teeter-tottering granite boulders ...

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Photo: A surfer stands on the beach in Malibu.

Surfer and Seagulls, Malibu

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2012

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A picture that depicts Malibu's beauty from a ...

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Photo: An aspen leaf covered in frost

Aspen Leaf

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2012

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Frost filigrees a quaking aspen leaf in late October ...

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Photo: Water rushing down Shadow Creek in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Shadow Creek, California

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2012

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Melting snowpack sluices down Shadow Creek.

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Photo: A pair of zebras in Africa

Zebras, Zambia

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2012

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A three-week-old zebra plays with an older zebra.

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Photo: A pair of foxes in a New Jersey state park

Foxes, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2012

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This photo was taken in Island Beach State Park, New Jersey ...

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Picture of a gray wolf at Wolf Haven International in Washington State

Gray Wolf, Washington

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2012

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A gray wolf rests at Wolf Haven International, a wolf sanctuary ...

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Photo: An adult male gelada in Ethiopia

Gelada, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

An adult male gelada rests in the ...

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Photo: The moon setting near Donohue Pass, California

Moonset, California

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2011

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a ...

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Photo: A windblown winter landscape at Summit Lake, California

Summit Lake, California

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2011

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High winds and gathering clouds signal the approach of ...

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Photo: A Volkswagen parked on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro

Street Scene, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2011

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The choice to make an ...

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Photo: Climbers hiking in the French Alps

Alpine Climbers, Midi-Plan Traverse, France

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2011

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When I was a novice ...

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Photo: A chandelier made of dog tags in North Carolina

Dog Tag Chandelier, Fayetteville Veterans Park

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2011

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Sometimes there’s a beauty ...

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Photo: Interior curved corridor in a 17th-century stone tower

Round Tower, Copenhagen

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2011

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The Round Tower is a 17th-century tower built under the ...

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Photo: Buffalo in muddy water

Buffalo, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2011

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This buffalo was cooling down in a puddle of muddy water ...

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Photo: Reflections on a wet street

Chinatown, New York

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2011

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Reflections on the road after a wet afternoon. Chinatown, New York ...

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Photo: People and animals near the Ganges River

Ganges River

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2010

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People, dogs, and birds share space ...

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Photo: People on a bridge

Millennium Bridge, London

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

St. Paul's Cathedral stands above ...

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Photo: Shadow of a giraffe against a brick wall

Giraffe, London Zoo

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2010

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A giraffe casts a shadow against a wall at the London Zoo ...

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Photo: Man riding a bicycle near a railway

Tokyo Street

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2010

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This is a gentleman rounding a corner in southern Tokyo along the ...

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Photo: Children playing in rain

Children Playing in Rain, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2010

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Children playing in seasonal rains are a great sight of ...

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Photo: Lowland gorillas napping

Lowland Gorillas, Bronx Zoo

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2010

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This photo of two lowland gorillas was taken at the Bronx ...

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Photo: Woman’s face hidden by cloth

Hidden Face

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2010

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I found this woman waiting for her husband after finishing her ...

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Photo: Humpback whales in sunlit water

Humpback Whales, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2009

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When you swim with humpback whales it's ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2009

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Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for tests ...

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