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Picture of women talking in Loire Valley, France

Saumur, France

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Photographer H. Armstrong Roberts captured this image of women sharing a ...

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Picture of a cable car on a street in Lisbon, Portugal

Cable Car, Lisbon

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

A jam-packed cable car clacks over steep cobbled streets, bringing Lisboans ...

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Picture of a street scene in Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

This photograph of a bustling street scene ran in the April ...

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Picture of arcades in a main street in Morella, Spain

Morella, Spain

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

A 1928 Autochrome image by Jules Gervais Courtellemont shows a view ...

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Picture of two teenage couples in Brooklyn, New York

Teenagers, Brooklyn

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

In 1980s Brooklyn, teenage couples stand proudly before a flashy Trans ...

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Picture of the Chicago skyline from Marina City

Skyline, Chicago

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Fifty-two stories above Chicago, city noises fade and vistas expand for ...

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Picture of models backstage at a fashion show in Paris

Fashion Show, Paris

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Models wait backstage at Emanuel Ungaro's ready-to-wear show in this ...

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Picture of children gathering around a snowball vendor in New Orleans

Snowball Vendor, New Orleans

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Children gather around a French Quarter snowball wagon in this Autochrome ...

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Picture of a canal in Venice

Canal, Venice

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

A Venice canal reflects the summer sky in this Autochrome picture ...

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Picture of a man standing against the backdrop of Bay Bridge construction, San Francisco

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a work-in-progress in this picture ...

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Picture of a street in Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Arches frame a street in Limassol, Cyprus—also called Lemesos—in ...

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Picture of a city street in Salvador, Brazil

Salvador, Brazil

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Photographer James Stanfield captured the city of Salvador, Brazil, for a ...

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Picture of umbrellas in Miami Beach, Florida

Umbrellas, Miami Beach

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

In this Autochrome image from a January 1930 National Geographic story ...

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Picture of a family at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C.

Reflecting Pool, Washington

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Children sail toy boats in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in ...

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Picture of a mammoth tusk hunter in Siberia

Mammoth Tusk Hunter, Siberia

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Siberian hunter Slava Dolbaev uses a spear to dig ...

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Picture of Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara

Ghadames, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for ...

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Picture of the ruins of a Roman theater in Libya

Roman Theater, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Libyans enjoy a visit to Sabratah's ancient Roman ...

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Picture of a ship at dock in Ohio

Docks, Ohio

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In a circa 1928 autochrome, ships approach a vast ...

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Picture of restored moai on Easter Island

Moai, Easter Island

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Their backs to the Pacific, 15 restored moai stand ...

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Picture of the ruins of a Roman arch in Algeria

Roman Arch, Algeria

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

TIMGAD, ALGERIA
This triumphal arch awed visitors to the ...

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Picture of a stone gate in Germany dating from the Roman Empire

Porta Nigra, Germany

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

TRIER, GERMANY
The Porta Nigra, or "black gate," still ...

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Photo: A service inside Westminster Abbey in London

Westminster Abbey, London

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

For a thousand years, music and ceremony have celebrated the Christian ...

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Picture of the church of Rodel in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Church of Rodel, Outer Hebrides

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

The 15th-century church of Rodel on the Isle of Lewis, built ...

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Photo: A relief of Cleopatra on a temple wall

Cleopatra Relief, Egypt

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

That's Cleopatra on the left side of a ...

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Photo: A memorial in Dublin for the victims of the potato famine

Famine Memorial, Dublin

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Relying on a small number of food crops is ...

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Photo: Large Buddha statue

Cave Buddha

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

At 116 feet (35 meters), the tallest Buddha in ...

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Photo: Desert landscape

Wadi Hitan

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Imagine this dry expanse underwater, with whales hunting and ...

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Photo: King Tut's mask on display

King Tutankhamen’s Funerary Mask

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Icon of ancient Egypt, the teenage pharaoh's funerary ...

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Photo: Aerial view of designs in the desert

Nasca Lines, Peru

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

In the coastal desert of southern Peru, sprawling figures ...

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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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Photo: Icebreaker ship

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2009

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

U.S.S. Atka stands off Crater ...

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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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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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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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