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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of a car stunt in India

Take a Spin

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2016

From his perch on the spectator’s platform, Your Shot member Martin Nittala captured this photo of stunt riders on ...

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Picture of a woman posing for a portrait in Ladakh, India

A Fine Portrait

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2016

When he made this photo, Your Shot member Hassan Altaif was an invited guest in this woman’s home in ...

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Picture of a Hindu ceremony procession in Bali, Indonesia

Decorous Procession

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2016

Famed for its lush scenery, and arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, the island of Bali is also home ...

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Picture of women covered in colorful dust during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, India

The Color of Peace

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2016

During Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in Vrindavan, India, two elderly women sit serenely, blanketed in the brightly colored ...

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Picture of women gathering fishing nets in Myanmar

Final Preparations

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2016

Ngapali, Myanmar, a coastal area along the Bay of Bengal, is dotted with traditional fishing villages. In this photo shared ...

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Picture of a man standing in a lake in India

Sunrise Ritual

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2016

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for ...

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Picture of people relaxing outside in Pushkar, India

Warmth and Color

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2016

A woman in Pushkar, India, flashes a smile for Your Shot community member Lone Israelsen, who submitted this photo. “I ...

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Picture of a man fishing in a clear river in India

In the Clear

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2016

From his vantage point, Mohnish Bisht was able to capture the stunning clarity of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, a ...

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Picture of people relaxing in a park in Munich, Germany

Au Naturel

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2016

In Munich, Germany, summer attracts sunbathers, clothed and otherwise, to the grassy banks of the Schwabinger Bach. The English Garden ...

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Picture of a person performing a Tibetan ritual

Standing in the Light

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2016

In the northern reaches of China’s Yunnan Province, in the front range of the Himalaya, many of the people ...

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Picture of two men relaxing by the seaside in Beirut, Lebanon

Friends in Fair Weather

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2016

At a seaside facility in Beirut, Lebanon, “two old-time friends,” writes photographer Yasmina B., “enjoy life by the beach.” Once ...

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Picture of people harvesting rubber sap in China

A Slow Draw

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2016

Because rubber sap flows best at night, tappers in Xishuangbanna, China, use headlamps to light the trees while they work ...

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Picture of a monk reading in Myanmar

A Quiet Spot

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2016

A young monk in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan has found a quiet spot to read. The archway behind ...

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Picture of people fishing in Australia

Gold Coast Party

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2016

Your Shot member T. Zhang snapped this photo of a bevy of people fishing on Australia’s Gold Coast in ...

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Picture of a woman running through the Sahara desert in Morocco

Free to Fly

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2016

When photographer and Your Shot member Logan Swayze and his wife spent two days in the Sahara in Morocco, they ...

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Picture of a person checking red fishing net for damage in Vietnam

Make and Mend

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2016

In the Mekong Delta town of My Tho, Vietnam, a flowing expanse of fishing net is carefully checked for damage ...

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Picture of the sun shining through the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France

Aglow in the City of Light

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2016

Your Shot community member Noemie Trusty submitted this stunning photo taken in the City of Light: the sun gleaming through ...

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Picture of men fishing in Myanmar

Balancing Act

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2016

Your Shot member Marco Marcone snapped this artfully framed shot of fishermen balancing on small fishing vessels on Inle Lake ...

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Picture of people camping in the Philippines

Cloud Camp

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2016

While awaiting sunrise atop Osmena Peak in Cebu, an island province in the Philippines, Your Shot member Mc Daniels Cirunay ...

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Picture of a couple kissing on New Year's Eve in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Romance in a Crowd

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2016

Few cities are more romanticized than Paris, and Your Shot member Chenkun Long was able to capture that spirit in ...

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Picture of workers on scaffolding in Beijing

Setting the Stage

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2016

The 2008 Beijing Olympics brought a construction boom to the city; while it has slowed since then, the construction hasn ...

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Picture of the sunset in Oia, Greece

Painted Sky

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2016

While visiting Oia, on the Greek island of Santorini, Your Shot member Soroush Etemad was “mesmerized by [the] captivating beauty ...

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Picture of a laborer carrying large chunks of sulfur in Indonesia

The Devil's Gold

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2016

Your Shot member Maciej Dakowicz had always wanted to see Kawah Ijen in Indonesia and made sure to find his ...

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Picture of a train conductor on a train in Japan

Time to Go

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2016

Your Shot member Akinori Koseki was the only one on the train platform in the wee hours of the morning ...

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Picture of Shwedagon temple in Myanmar at night

A Light in the Dark

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2016

“Shwedagon temple is one of the most photographed icons in all of Myanmar,” writes Your Shot community member Brett Rylance ...

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Picture of a man and a woman exercising on Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California

Sweat and Swing

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2016

Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, has been a popular spot for fitness fanatics since it was first built in ...

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Picture of a man standing in a mosque in Shiraz, Iran

Rays of Color

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2016

Nasir al-Mulk, a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, is known as the Pink Mosque for the use of pink tiles ...

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Picture of monks in Myanmar

Reverent Light

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2016

Your Shot member Jongsung Ryu, who submitted this photo, captured a solemn moment inside a temple in Myanmar: a shaft ...

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Picture of a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle

Eagle Hunter

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2016

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic ...

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Picture of a bather at the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Sacred Swim

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2016

A quiet morning at Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, afforded ...

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Picture of a street scene reflected on a window in Montpellier, France

Reflections

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2016

Your Shot member Yuri Rasin found a clever way to capture the scene in Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, France ...

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Picture of people covered in red dust for Holi celebrations in India

Cheery Red

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2016

Tarun Chhabra’s 15-year effort to capture Indian culture in a “self-initiated” photo project has yielded this “good and rare ...

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Picture of two children looking at sea life at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Fleeting Glances

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2016

Fish and preschoolers consider one another in this image submitted by Your Shot member Jennifer Giliberto. She made this photo ...

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Picture of boys skateboarding on Venice Beach in California

Boys of Dogtown

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2016

Venice Beach is one of the most legendary skateboard spots there is—not just in Southern California, but around the ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at Iguazú Falls from above

Falls Down

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2016

Your Shot member Thomas Major saw the opportunity to create this image from above while in Foz do Iguaçu in ...

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Picture of grizzly bears walking down Park Road in Denali National Park, Alaska

Bear Jam

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2016

A mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali National Park and Preserve’s 92-mile-long Park Road ...

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