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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of men practicing drums at Kerala Kalamandalam, India

Beat the Drum

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2016

Students study the chenda, or wooden drum, at India’s Kerala Kalamandalam, a famous art and culture school. “After a ...

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Picture of people relaxing on a beach in Ortigia, Sicily

Pebbles on the Beach

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2016

“I liked the vivid colors from the parasols and the towels, the curve of the waterline, and the bathers across ...

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Picture of a man training a horse in Utah

Urban Cowboy

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2016

A man trains a horse at his mother’s ranch in Utah. Photographer Brice Portolano was trying to “get the ...

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Picture of Buddhist prayer flags in Kunzum Pass, India

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2016

Buddhist prayer flags frame a stupa at Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh, India. “There were plenty of flags around and ...

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Picture of people walking on a boardwalk across a lake in Croatia

Above the Boardwalk

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2016

People stroll on a wooden walkway through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Your Shot member Robert Klaric writes that ...

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Picture of a boy making a traditional red umbrella in Myanmar

Seeing Red

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2016

Interested in observing local tradition and culture in Myanmar (Burma), Naing Thu Soe visited a traditional umbrella works in the ...

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Picture of a woman walking through the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Golden Opportunity

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2015

While traveling from the Netherlands to Nepal, Your Shot member Chris Wilde captured this photo of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque ...

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Picture of Diwali festival fireworks in Uttarakhand, India

Festival of Lights Show

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2015

Your Shot member Arvind Sharma shares this image of an evening Diwali celebration in his hometown of Dehra Dun in ...

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Picture of a woman swimming in the pool of a greenery-covered hotel in Singapore

A Tranquil Dip

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2015

In Singapore, which aims to be a “city in a garden,” greenery cascading off a luxury hotel soothes a guest ...

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Picture of a man kneeling in front of a white horse in the desert

Quiet Companions

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2015

A desert sunrise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, offers a radiant backdrop for this quiet moment captured by Glenn Jacobs ...

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Picture of a large stone house in Portugal

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2015

While on a trip to Portugal, Your Shot member Daria Chuvaeva “heard from a local barman [about] an unusual stone ...

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Picture of umbrellas illuminated in a bamboo forest

Enlightened

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2015

Photographing autumn foliage in Kyoto, Japan, Your Shot community member Aurora Simionescu came upon these illuminated paper umbrellas in a ...

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Picture of a girl walking on a Moroccan street

Out of the Blue

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2015

“The winding streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco, are coated in wonderful blue tones,” writes Your Shot community member Matt Dutile. “I ...

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Picture of a monk walking along a corridor in Myanmar

Staircase of Light

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2015

While visiting a temple in Myanmar, Joe Leung caught this moment of reflection. “While we were waiting to enter the ...

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Picture of men herding sheep on dusty road in Turkey

Flock of Dust

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2015

A group of herders tend to their flock of sheep on the dusty roads near Nemrut Mountain in Turkey. “I ...

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Picture of Kazakh newlyweds in Mongolia

Just Married

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2015

While on a photo expedition in western Mongolia, Your Shot member Dimitar Karanikolov had the opportunity to photograph a traditional ...

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Picture of monks releasing lanterns in Thailand

Fire Flies

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2015

While exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the days following the Loi Krathong festival, Your Shot member Joost Hardesmeets happened upon ...

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Picture of an amusement park ride inside a nuclear reactor in Germany

Take a Swing

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2015

This nuclear reactor at Kalkar, Germany, was finished just before the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine—and never used. It ...

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Picture of people paddleboarding in Slovenia

Silhouettes at Sea

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2015

[This] photo was taken alongside our Slovenian coast in early September,” writes Your Shot member Davorin Volavsek. “The sight of ...

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Picture of a snowy street scene in Istanbul

Snowed Out

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2015

“I was very fortunate to have witnessed a record-breaking snowstorm in Istanbul this past February,” writes Olga Gamburg of this ...

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Picture of people riding on top of train in Bangladesh

Riding High

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2015

The lush greenery of Bangladesh blurs past riders atop a train near Dhaka. The men are heading home to their ...

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Picture of a man diving into a geothermal pool in Iceland

A Geothermal Swim

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2015

“My Swedish friend and I decided (pretty easily) that a dive into a ... geothermally heated pool sounded abundantly more pleasant ...

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Picture of man rowing boat in Varanasi

Sunrise Sweep

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2015

“I was lucky to visit Varanasi during the [bird] migration. Morning boat rides are the ultimate thing to do during ...

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Picture of military helicopter training at night

Maneuvers in the Dark

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2015

U.S. military special forces members conduct fast rope and hoisting training during exercises at Holloman Air Force Base in ...

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Picture of Indian women in veils walking down a staircase

In the Pink

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2015

“[These ladies] were leaving work in the afternoon,” explains Dasha Horita, who submitted this photo of women in India, uniformly ...

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Picture of Colombo train station in Sri Lanka

Coastal Commute

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2015

Shot in black and white, Marcel Koláček’s recent photo of a scene at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in ...

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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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