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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

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

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

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Most Popular Photos From 2009

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Most Popular Photos From 2009

Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for tests ...

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Crowded Street, Kathmandu

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

Kathmandu has become such a chaotic place. The streets are crowded ...

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Persian Scholars, Iran

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

With the exception of their veils, these ...

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Gingerbread Fair, Paris

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

At the Gingerbread fair, Place de la ...

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Horse Rider With Boleadoras

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

"When Luis Marden dropped in by air ...

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Photo: Woman in high heels on a cobblestone street

High Heels on Cobblestones, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Because the region around New Orleans is ...

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Sampling Arctic Ocean Water

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Fridtjof Nansen takes a reading of deep ...

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Divers, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Swimming and diving are on the curriculum ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for ...

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Light and Shadow, Agra, India

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

The fall of light, Agra


From the ...

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Photo: Photographer Maynard Owen Williams

Maynard Owen Williams Self-Portrait

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Reflection of photographer Maynard Owen Williams in ...

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Photo: Travelers resting on benches in a bus terminal

Bus Terminal, New York

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Travelers rest on benches in a Greyhound ...

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Japanese Destroyer, Pacific Ocean

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Final moments of a Japanese destroyer


From ...

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Automat, New York City

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Patrons line up "like payday depositors" in ...

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École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

At the École des Beaux-Arts


From the ...

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Photo: Atom bomb test

Atom Bomb Test, Bikini Atoll

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

The second atomic bomb tested in Operation ...

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Boy and Turkey, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

A boy playing in a marketplace with ...

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Photo: Workers assembling airplane noses

Attack Bomber Assembly, California

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Nose assemblies for Douglas A-20 attack bombers ...

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