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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of actor waiting backstage in Delhi, India

Act of Faith

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2015

Your Shot member Mukunda De submitted this photo of an actor, dressed as Lord Krishna, seated backstage during a Ramlila ...

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Picture of a Berber walking on a sand dune

Lead the Way

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2015

From his perch on a dromedary camel, Your Shot member Fabio Petti made this image of his guide leading him ...

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Picture of a Himba woman looking over landscape

A Good Light

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2015

Both a young Himba woman and the Namibian landscape are bathed in golden light. Her expression seems to be one ...

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Picture of people watching a film projected onto an iceberg

A Show on Ice

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2015

On a clear night in a village along the Uummannaq Fjord in Greenland, an audience takes in a movie projected ...

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Picture of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry

Free to Dream

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2015

Your Shot community member Donato DiCamillo sought to make a photo of a subject that was both “aesthetically and internally ...

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Picture of young girl playing a piano in a truck in a backyard

Ozarks Concerto

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2015

On a misty morning in Saint Joe, Arkansas, Terra Fondriest snapped this whimsical image of her daughter playing a piano ...

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Picture of families sleeping on rooftops in India

Come Up for Air

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2015

Yasmin Mund climbed to the top of her Varanasi, India, guesthouse to see the sun rise over the Ganges River ...

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Picture of a seafarer painting a ship railing

A Clean Line

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2015

A seafarer paints the railing of a ship at sea. From the photographer’s vantage point on the bridge wing ...

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Picture of a team of synchronized swimmers underwater

Fluid Movement

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2015

Synchronized swimmers, like this team shown practicing in Singapore, are known for their sharp, precisely timed moves. But Jonathan Yeap ...

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Picture of a man sitting atop an elephant in Myanmar

Early Riser

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2015

A worker at a logging camp in Myanmar’s Bago region, where elephants have been used by loggers for centuries ...

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Picture of an illuminated sculpture in Alberta, Canada

Art Works Wonders

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2015

This massive sculpture, called “Wonderland,” sits at the base of The Bow, the tallest building in western Canada. Jeremy Fox ...

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Picture of a fire performer practicing before her performance at the Lantern Fest in Omaha, Nebraska

High Hoops

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2015

At the edge of a field full of expectant festivalgoers, a fire performer practices her hoop routine before her performance ...

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Picture of a woman selling fish in Indonesia

Red Arranging

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2015

In order to compose this image of a woman arranging fish to dry in the coastal village of Sawah Luhur ...

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Picture of men in a van in the early morning

Coffee Car

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2015

While traveling in western Mongolia’s Khovd Province, Your Shot member Terry Allen eagerly set out from her shabby hotel ...

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Picture of a street artist in Florence, Italy

“La Fornarina on Pavement”

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2015

A street artist re-creates Raphael’s “La Fornarina,” or “Portrait of a Young Woman,” in chalk on the sidewalks of ...

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Picture of children playing at a Soviet-era fountain on a hot summer day in Russia

Far Eastern Fountain

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2015

Children play at a Soviet-era fountain on a hot summer day in Chita, the administrative center of Zabaykalsky Krai in ...

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Picture of people aboard the Kwema Express traveling the Congo River

Engine Trouble

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2015

Travel on the Congo River, which flows through the world’s second largest tropical forest, requires patience. Progress can be ...

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Picture of a woman cycling beneath power lines in Tokyo

Human Powered

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2015

While walking with his camera on an elevated jogging and biking trail beside the Tama River in Tokyo, Your Shot ...

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Picture of fishermen along the Congo River using traps to snare fish

Rapid Catch

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2015

The Congo River, which connects nine African countries along its nearly 3,000-mile journey to the Atlantic Ocean, is the ...

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Picture of residents of Hangzhou, China, playing basketball against the backdrop of an Eiffel Tower replica

Game of Towers

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2015

Sometimes called the “Paris of the east,” the city of Hangzhou in eastern China rose to its reputation with an ...

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Picture of a man diving into the ocean on Caleta Beach in Cadiz, Spain

Tide Is High

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2015

“Pay attention,” Your Shot member Fran Virues Avila was told by the diver seen here. “My jump will be worthy ...

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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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