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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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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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Picture of a boy carrying a calf in Purulia, West Bengal, India

Kids in the Field

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2015

Your Shot member Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he ...

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Picture of workers hauling bricks in Kolkata, India

Pure Life

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2015

Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India. “Men and women work together every ...

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Picture of children looking at their reflection in a puddle

Friendly Reflection

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2015

“It had been raining all day in Luanda, Angola, where we live,” writes Pablo Ponti, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of girl standing near Baobab trees, Madagascar

Mother of the Forest

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2015

“These baobab trees on Madagascar are up to 800 years old,” writes Your Shot member Marsel van Oosten. Locally known ...

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Picture of a Newari living goddess putting on makeup, Nepal

Goddess Dressing

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2015

In Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, young Newari girls called kumaris are worshipped as living goddesses. Like other kumaris, Dangol, pictured ...

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Picture of vendors at the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea

Market Talk

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2015

While at the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea, Your Shot member Brian Hammonds was drawn to the contrast ...

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Picture of a religious man with pins piercing his face in Bengal, India

Piercing Faith

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2015

A believer pierces his face during the Hindu festival of Charak Puja in West Bengal, India. “The rituals of Charak ...

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Picture of a boy looking over a balcony into a courtyard, Kolkata, India

Tale out of School

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2015

Your Shot member Siddhartha Banerjee captured this picture during recess at a secondary school in Kolkata, India. “They had their ...

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Picture of men performing a ceremony at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Temple Dance

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2015

A ceremony takes place in the courtyard of the Put Jaw Chinese Temple during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket ...

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Picture of men sitting by a fire on the beach, United Arab Emirates

Fireside Chat

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2015

While shooting at the seaside in the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Muhammad Babar Swaleheen was about to pack ...

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Picture of traffic on a busy city road in Bangkok, Thailand, at night

Going Electric

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2015

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the ...

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Picture of a man creating fire trails using burning wool on a starry night, Salcombe, England

Sparks Fly

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2015

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England ...

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Picture of a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna River, Mathura, India

Boatman of Mathura

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2015

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathura—birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna—Your ...

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