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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of two men riding a camel in Abu Dhabi and an Arabian oryx skull

Skin and Bones

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2015

Having succumbed to the forces of man or nature, an Arabian oryx leaves behind its skull and well-weathered horns. The ...

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Picture of salt farmers working near the ocean

The Pinch of Salt

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2015

“Salt farming is sadly a dying trade in Bali,” writes Your Shot member Jino Lee. But on the east side ...

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Picture of swimmers in a pool seen from above

Pooling Around

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2015

Shot with a film camera, this photograph by Thomas Sterr captures a day at the pool for hotel guests in ...

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Picture of a man riding a bike and towing his dog on a skateboard, Taipei, Taiwan

New Tricks

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2015

Towing his dog behind him, a man bicycles down a sidewalk in Taipei, Taiwan. Your Shot member Chuan Teik Heng ...

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Picture of a family walking at sunset, Nicolae Romanescu Park, Craiova, Romania

Over Craiova

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2015

A family takes a sunset walk in Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova, a university town in southern Romania. A rich ...

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Picture of a woman walking her dog in the Piazza del Campo, Siena

Dogged Light

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2015

A woman walks her dog on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy. The Tuscan city’s social and commercial ...

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Picture of a traditional female Balinese dancer performing at a festival, Indonesia

Festival Night in Ubud

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2015

“The superb dancing of the Balinese is based on Hindu mythology and is both exotic and powerful in its presentation ...

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Picture of girls on the way from working on the beach

The Way Home

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2015

In this picture by Your Shot member Ngan Phan, young women traverse a sandy beach after a day of work ...

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Picture of a Thai farmer working in a rice field

In the Frame

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2015

A woman harvests rice from a field in Thailand in this picture by Your Shot member Sarawut Intarob. The photo ...

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Picture of two men sitting on a bench in Varese, Italy

Silent Treatment

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2015

A street candid captured by Your Shot member Emanuele Toscano in Varese, Italy, seems to hint at an earlier feud ...

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Picture of a child standing on a garbage pile in Cambodia

Window on Poverty

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2015

Amid the haze of toxic fumes from burning garbage, in an atmosphere filled with the overpowering stench of rotting waste ...

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Picture of a woman in the attic in a tutu

The Dancer

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2015

“This picture was taken in the attic of an old house in Ferrara, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Giulia Pesarin ...

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Picture of a girl playing hide-and-seek

Moments From Above

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2015

“Sophia’s favorite game is hide-and-seek,” writes Your Shot member Juan Carlos Osorio, who captured this picture of his daughter ...

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Picture of the worn hands of an elderly man from Bangladesh

Hands of Time

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2015

“Sometimes texture shows ... time,” writes Your Shot member Dolon archi, who captured this shot of an elderly man’s hands ...

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Picture of Pope Francis greeting people in St. Peter’s Square

The People’s Pope

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2015

At a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis rides in a popemobile without the ...

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Picture of folk dancers at the Senor de Choquekillca festival in Peru

Audience Unmasked

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2015

Your Shot member Austin Beahm, a Latin American geography lecturer, uses photography to connect students to the beauty of the ...

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Picture of a Buddhist monk dressed for the black-hat dance, Bhutan

Black-Hat Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2015

A monk pauses for a breath before dancing out into the crowd at the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival in central ...

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Picture of a man steering a boat on the Ganges, West Bengal, India

The Boatman

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2015

“It was just before the autumn in Bengal, when I was searching for kash flower[s] here and there,” writes ...

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Picture of women selling items from steps at a market, Dalat, Vietnam

Step Sellers

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2015

In the mountain city of Dalat in southern Vietnam, women work on market steps—adapted to the sloped terrain—after ...

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Picture of a man carrying mirrors with people reflected in them, Kenya

Mirrored Gazes

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2015

Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake, sustains the tribes in Kenya’s remote north—but projects upstream ...

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Picture of Chhau dancer performing in costume, West Bengal, India

Chhau Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2015

A costumed Chhau dancer performs in Purulia in West Bengal, India. Prevalent in eastern India, the traditional martial and dramatic ...

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Picture of a man crossing the road from shadow to light

End of the Road

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2015

In this picture from Your Shot member Nilton Quoirin, a worker crosses a road at a hydroelectric power plant at ...

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Picture of a girl running on the Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2015

Thousands of religious tributes—said to have first appeared in a peaceful show of resistance to foreign oppression—are amassed ...

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Picture of a woman talking on her phone with a large rabbit in the foreground, Kolkata, India

Abrakolkata

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2015

Your Shot member Rana Pandey captured this picture of a woman and rabbit in Kolkata, India. Pandey’s intimate portraits ...

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Picture of young woman carrying her infant sibling, Ethiopia

A Sister’s Care

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2015

Losing a mother is especially painful for young children, and older children may take on the bulk of the responsibility ...

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Picture of a young girl squatting on a brick palette, India

Brick World

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2015

Bricks surround a young child in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. The country’s brick industry is particularly harsh on both ...

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Picture of young ballerinas sitting in front of dressing room mirrors

Ballerina Rainbow

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2015

“The second I walked into the dressing room at the Mahaffey Theater holding my little girl's hand, I knew ...

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Picture of swimmers at dawn on Bondi Beach, Sydney

Morning Swim

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2015

“Swimming is an early morning ritual for many people in Australia,” writes Massimo Rumi, who captured this sunrise shot on ...

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Picture of terraced rice fields in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China

Terraces of Yunnan

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2015

Photographer Thierry Bornier captured this picture of the rice terraces of Yuanyang County in China’s Yunnan Province from the ...

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Picture of musicians performing during the Gitan Pilgrimage, Saintes Maries, Camargue, France

Pilgrims’ Party

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2015

Musicians perform during the Gitan Pilgrimage in the Camargue town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the southern coast of France. The annual ...

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Picture of a mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Twilight in Bukhara

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2015

“As dusk settles in the ancient city of Bukhara, a lone woman passes by an incredible ancient mosque of epic ...

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Picture of a Hamar woman and child in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia

Under African Skies

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2015

A Hamar woman and her son stand beneath a dramatic sky in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. “After walking from our ...

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Picture of the Seda Monastery in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

Residence Life

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2015

Monastic dormitories crowd a mountain that’s home to the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute in China’s Garzê ...

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Picture of two male models walking along the beach, Port Royal, Jamaica

Model Behavior

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2015

“I was in Kingston, Jamaica, volunteering at an HIV ward at Missionaries of the Poor and trying to learn how ...

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Picture of a cormorant fisherman on a boat on the Li River, Xingping, China

Bird Feeders

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2015

Your Shot member Abderazak Tissoukai was near Xingping in China’s Guanxi region when he captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of dancers at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, Philippines

Light in the Dark

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2015

Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, the capital of the Philippine province of Cebu. The large festival ...

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