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Children Playing, Oman

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2009

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Children revel in the spray of saltwater from ...

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Photo: Two women looking out a window

Window, Cairo, Egypt

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2009

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Arms folded in rest, women look over Cairo ...

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Sufi Dancer, Naama Bay, Egypt

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2009

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Whirling atop a café overlooking Naama Bay's pedestrian ...

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Photo Shoot, Nuorilang Falls, China

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2009

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Nuorilang means "grand" in Tibetan. Jiuzhaigou's Nuorilang Falls ...

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Laborers on the Tansa River

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2009

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Laborers haul sand and gravel dredged from the Tansa ...

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Fort McMurray Islamic School, Canada

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2009

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Laughter echoes across the yard as students jump rope ...

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Dawn Prayer, Mount Sinai

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2009

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At dawn on Mount Sinai, camels rest and Said ...

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Guagüeyvo Village Girl

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2009

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In the village of Guagüeyvo, Mexico, ten-year-old Leticia ...

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Kalimantan Miners

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2009

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Kalimantan miners Sukardi and Suwarni (foreground) spend hours in ...

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Newborn Weigh-In, India

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2009

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Founded in 1970, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (also ...

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Sawarda Village Workers, India

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2009

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Workers from drought-stricken Sawarda village in India say the ...

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Wrangler, Canadian Rockies

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2009

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At a remote camp in the Canadian Rockies, wrangler ...

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Health Worker Holding a Child, India

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2009

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Her fingers gnarled by leprosy suffered as a teenager ...

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Photo: Miners carrying sacks of gold ore, Ghana

Illegal Miners, Ghana

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2009

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Fevered by hopes of striking it rich, illegal miners ...

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A high school football player bows his head while linking arms with his teammates during a pre game ritual.

Pre-Game Ritual

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2009

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A high school football player bows his head while linking arms ...

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This photo is taken from School youth festivel Kerala.A participent of Thiruvathira (dancce)Waiting to know the result with pray.

Thiruvathira Dancer, India

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2009

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This photo is taken from a school youth festival in Kerala ...

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Photo: Mahout bathing an elephant

Mahout Bathing an Elephant, India

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2009

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Watching a mahout lovingly bathe his elephant, I tried capturing the ...

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they are enjoy.

Tree Branch Swing

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2009

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They are enjoying themselves.
—Caption by Jhulan Mahanta


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3 November 2008 : I finish for over 3 hours for this photography session. This picture recorded in Bangi, fairly compact settlement areas. Nearby Putrajaya And Kuala Lumpur. The model, Noramin Abdul Razak, try kick the ball strength well.

Ball Kick, Bangi, Malaysia

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2009

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November 3, 2008: It took over three hours for this photography ...

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Climbing a sand dune on the way home

Climbing a Sand Dune

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2009

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Climbing a sand dune on the way home
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Linus, age three, enjoys a morning bath.

Morning Bath

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2009

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Linus, age three, enjoys a morning bath.
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Nuristan, Afghanistan, October 2006.  Blast halo and round exiting mortar tube as US forces engage nearby insurgents.  Mortar systems provide much needed relief for convoys and patrols that come under attack from insurgents.

Mortar System, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2009

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Nuristan, Afghanistan, October 2006: Blast halo and round exiting mortar tube ...

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A metaphoric representation The heart's light illuminates the hand of it's giver.  Nikon D40, Long exposure 2.50 sec - F/3.5

Heart-Shaped Light

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2009

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A metaphoric representation of the heart's light illuminates the hand ...

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Photo: Phone booths

Phone Booths

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2009

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My friends and I were in town on Halloween night when ...

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A young Cambodian boy enters the monk hood in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He is likely to serve for a few years before entering the workforce.

Boy Entering Monkhood, Cambodia

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2009

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A young Cambodian boy enters the monkhood in Siem Reap, Cambodia ...

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Photo: Festival participants in India

Commotion, India

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2009

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This photo is a depiction of impermanence, imprints, and impressions of ...

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Photo: A group of marigold-wearing revelers

Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2009

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This photo was taken during the 2007 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad ...

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Photo: Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia

Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2009

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These three kids were enjoying a cool dip at a manmade ...

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Potala at Dawn, Tibet

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2009

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This is my favorite picture from Tibet. I had scouted this ...

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The little boy has take the make up for a folk dance.

Boy Wearing Face Paint, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2009

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This little boy has put on makeup for a folk dance ...

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Fishermen at Night, Micronesia

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2009

Fiery torches of palm fronds light up the night near the Caroline Islands as men in outrigger canoes wait with ...

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Submerged ballerinas like Margot Boyler, foreground, rehearse for a show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California.  Activities like this make retirement communities increasingly popular for people with decades of time to fill.

Synchronized Swimmers, Laguna Hills, California

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2009

Submerged ballerinas rehearse for their annual show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California. Activities like line dancing, lawn bowling ...

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Sailboats, Turag River, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2009

Graceful as butterflies, boats glide past rice fields on the meandering Turag River near Dacca, Bangladesh. Hundreds of watery highways ...

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