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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Photo: Daredevil in a car

Daredevil, India

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2009

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The actual name of this is "The well ...

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Photo: Parents watching their daughter’s performance

Traveling Family Circus

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2009

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Parents watch their daughter's performance at a ...

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Photo: Tuareg tribesman praying at twilight

Tuareg Tribesman, Libya

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2009

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A Tuareg tribesman prays at twilight in Libya ...

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Automat, New York City

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2009

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Patrons line up "like payday depositors" in a ...

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Photo: Women in brightly colored saris

Camel Fair Parade

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2009

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This was a random parade during the Camel Fair in Pushkar ...

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Pasteleria Franceza, La Havana, Cuba

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2009

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Young women in school uniform in front of the Pasteleria Franceza ...

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Girls Laughing, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2009

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It is the light, it is the curl in the corners ...

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Photo: Girl in pink sari

Girl in Pink, India

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2009

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A young girl, a member of a groundskeeping crew at Daulatabad ...

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In Jaisalmer, India, under the cover of circling birds, a young girl performs her soaring," balancing act for visitors to the city's fort."

Tightrope Performer, India

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2009

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Street performers sometimes line the path leading to Jaisalmer Fort's ...

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Bread, Ilala Ferry, Malawi

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2009

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Girl from Nkata Bay sells bread on the Ilala Ferry, Malawi ...

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Girl in Church Pews

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2009

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A young girl at a wedding rehearsal


This photo was submitted ...

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Cucumber Facial

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2009

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Girls just want to have fun—and a cool cucumber facial ...

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Photo: Painter next to a self-portrait

Painter, Paris

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2009

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A Paris painter hides his face as he sees a photographer ...

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Tsagaannuur Border, Western Mongolia

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2009

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After playing among the travelers entering their country, several boys scale ...

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Barley Field, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2009

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My grandfather was born and raised on our New Zealand farm ...

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Train Station, India

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2009

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India seems to be constantly in motion, a country that continues ...

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Crowded Street, Kathmandu

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2009

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Kathmandu has become such a chaotic place. The streets are crowded ...

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Persian Scholars, Iran

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2009

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With the exception of their veils, these ...

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Photo: Homes with green gravel lawns

Green Gravel Lawns, Arizona

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2009

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Green gravel lawns dress homes in Sun ...

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Photo: Children exposed to ultraviolet light

Ultraviolet Bath, Russia

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2009

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Make-believe summer lasts for a minute or ...

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Life in Costa Rica, 1981

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2009

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It's a hardscrabble life, but getting ...

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Noodle Maker, Hong Kong

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2009

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In a haze of flour dust, a ...

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Divers, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2009

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Swimming and diving are on the curriculum ...

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Photo: Triplet policemen in a squad car

Triplet Policemen, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2009

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New Jersey's triple threat: the Koralja ...

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Festival Dancers, Oman

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2009

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Like swirling desert winds, dancers from Al ...

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École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2009

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At the École des Beaux-Arts


From the ...

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Tea Ceremony, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2009

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Tea ceremony


From the National Geographic book ...

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Boy and Turkey, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2009

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A boy playing in a marketplace with ...

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Photo: Islamic women in Indonesia

Feast of the Sacrifice

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2009

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Facing the dawn, women of the An-Nadzir commune begin Islam ...

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Russian Orthodox Priest

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2009

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Father Sevastyan meditates on the Gospels at Svyato-Kazansky hermitage, one ...

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West Sumatra Fuel Station

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2009

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Women work at a West Sumatra gas station. Economic crises ...

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El Khader Remains, West Bank

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2009

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The only community in the West Bank that remains completely ...

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Old House, Bosnia

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2009

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Milica Nikolic, an elderly Bosnian Serb, lives near the village ...

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Lishadi Market Vendor

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2009

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Pu Dengyi offers a modest assortment of birds, squirrels, and ...

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Rice Mill, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2009

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Steam rises from rice being processed at a small mill ...

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Photo: Ruins of a lighthouse in Somalia

Lighthouse Ruins, Mogadishu

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2009

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In the quiet of an abandoned lighthouse, young people chew ...

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