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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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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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Wedding Gown Preparation

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2009

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Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in the Russian village of ...

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Photo: Car and explosion

Iowa Derby Car Jump

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2009

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Iowa's derby stunts are always a blast: Gregory "Dr ...

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Prayers, Cambodia

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2009

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Water carries prayers for her ancestors. Widow Suy Moeur, 70 ...

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Donkey Wrangler, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2009

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A young man readies the rope ...

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Vendors Near Potala Palace

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2009

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This photo focused on vendors outside ...

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Smiling Girl

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2009

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My friend's daughter is a ...

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Festival of Colors, India

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2009

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This photograph was clicked in Vrindavan ...

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Baseball Game, Toronto

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2009

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Children play baseball at a park ...

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July Fourth Sparklers

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2009

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Time exposure seems to show a ...

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Wrestling Match, India

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2009

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During a wrestling competition held in ...

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Church, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2009

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Late for church in New Zealand's Cook ...

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Chained Feet, Sudan

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2009

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"I saw his feet, scarred by chains that ...

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Multiple Exposure, Nimrud, Iraq

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2009

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Near Nimrud, Iraq, May 1999: This double exposure ...

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Tomb Sentinels, Arlington Cemetery

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2009

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In the quarters beneath the Tomb of the ...

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Slaughterman, Sydney, Australia

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2009

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"Wouldn't be doing anything else," says Rick ...

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Woman With Lawnmower, Michigan

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2009

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Dearborn, Michigan, June 2002: Tufaha Baydayn, a Lebanese ...

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