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Photo: Desert landscape

Wadi Hitan

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2010

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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

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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

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

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Horse Rider With Boleadoras

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2009

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"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

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Because the region around New Orleans is ...

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Sampling Arctic Ocean Water

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2009

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Fridtjof Nansen takes a reading of deep ...

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Photo: Icebreaker ship

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2009

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

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Light and Shadow, Agra, India

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2009

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The fall of light, Agra


From the ...

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Japanese Destroyer, Pacific Ocean

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2009

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Final moments of a Japanese destroyer


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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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Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, France

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2009

A symbol of long-ago battles, Chateau Gaillard lies in ruins near the town of Les Andelys, France. It was built ...

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