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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of Madain Salih, Saudi Arabia

Madain Salih, Saudi Arabia

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2014

A pre-Islamic people, Nabataeans carved palatial tombs at Madain Salih. In 2008, UNESCO named Madain Salih a World Heritage site ...

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Picture of a home filled with sand near the abandoned Kolmanskop diamond mine in Namibia

Sands of Time

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2014

Sand dunes spill through the doorway of a reclaimed home in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, formerly home ...

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Picture of a boat in a Venetian canal

A Watery Underworld

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2014

A wooden boat floats down a canal in Venice. The Italian city is one of the most visited destinations in ...

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Picture of people walking through the mist under a tree, China

Autumn Fairy Tale

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2014

A timeless trio goes on its way in Xiapu, a county in eastern China. "I like the mood and the ...

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Light at the Museum

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2014

"When I shoot street photography, I'm always looking for interesting light, juxtapositions, and emotions that will make a good ...

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Picture of a young girl tending goats near Shiikh, Somaliland

A Fragile Livelihood

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2014

In this picture from the July 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a girl tends goats in the mountains near ...

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Picture of Yangshuo, China, at night

Urban Formations

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2014

Yangshuo, China, was a sleepy village two decades ago, when foreign climbers and cavers began frequenting nearby formations. Today domestic ...

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Picture of a landscape mural at a Tibetan Buddhist college in Sichuan Province, Ganzi, China

Western Wall

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2014

A mural decorates a wall near a Tibetan Buddhist college in China's Sichuan Province.

This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of a horse tied to a stall while Iranian youth watch a festival in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Up on the Scaffold

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2014

"A horse is tied in a makeshift stall while Iranian youth gather on the scaffolding to watch the competition during ...

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Picture of two people watching fireworks on Israel’s Independence Day

Fireworks Over Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2014

"This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Independence Day of Israel," writes Your ...

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Picture of a group of colorfully dressed people conversing by a car in the Zanskar region of India

Curious Ones

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2014

"Zanskar is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ladakh in India," writes Rajiv Kumar, a member of ...

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Picture of two men sitting on symmetrical stairs in a temple in Jaipur, India

Temple Talk

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2014

Symmetrical architecture serves a conversation at a temple in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

This photo was submitted to ...

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Picture of the Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea

Riverside Blooms

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2014

"The Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea, is an annual event that I'd never been to before ...

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Picture of children playing cricket along the English Channel

Playing Through

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2014

"Warm inland. Cold at sea. So fog rolls in," writes Your Shot member Cedric Delves, who captured this image in ...

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Picture of a shepherd with his flock of lambs

A Man in Sheep's Clothes

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2014

"Here is a farm in Beyşehir, Turkey," Your Shot photographer Seyit Konyali writes. "Shortly after the birth of lambs, shepherd ...

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Picture of a misty riverside village in China

Water Town

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2014

Fog rises from the water on an early morning in China. The country has many "water towns" such as this ...

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Picture of fishermen casting nets in Vietnam

Fishermen's Song

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2014

Nguyễn Dinh Thanh, a member of our Your Shot community, took this photo in Hue, Vietnam.

"Located in the middle ...

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Picture of a man biking in Morocco

Cycling in Morocco

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2014

"This picture was taken in the Central Atlas Mountains, Morocco," writes Hielke Gerritse, who submitted this picture to the National ...

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Picture of an apartment building in Hong Kong at night

Box Life

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2014

There's nowhere to see but up in this photo of Hong Kong, taken by Norbert Well and submitted to ...

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Picture of two women taking self-portraits in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Selfies

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2014

Women take pictures of themselves with their cell phones in front of the Shanghai skyline in this picture submitted by ...

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Picture of the Yuangyang rice terraces in Yunnan Province, China

Fields of Old

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2014

"This land symbolizes the rhythm of the people, as it was formed through generations of farmers shaping it with irrigation ...

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Picture of a farmer in a strawberry field, Turkey

Strawberry Fields

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2014

Inhabitants of Hüyük, Turkey, make their living from strawberry production, says community member Seyit Konyali, whose picture was recently featured ...

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Picture of tango dancers, Lucerna Music Bar, Prague

Fast Tango

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2014

"I attended my friend's prom ball to take some pictures and celebrate his successful studies, and these wonderful dancers ...

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Picture of a couple lying on rose petals

Coming Up Roses

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2014

Your Shot member Ankit Narang photographed this couple a few days before their wedding. "It was taken at a farmhouse ...

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Picture of a herder in Mongolia

Spring Herd

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2014

"I traveled to the Altay Mountains in Mongolia to photograph the Kazakh nomads known for their eagle-hunting traditions," says Your ...

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Picture of Kim Il Sung square, North Korea

The Square

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2014

“The largest square in North Korea, the giant Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang is an expansive urban space ...

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Picture of women sewing fishing nets in Vietnam

Net Work

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2014

Your Shot contributor Quang Tran was visiting the fishing village of Vinh Hy, Vietnam, when he came across these women ...

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Picture of Holi celebrants being covered in colored powder

Blast of Color

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2014

On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws color to ...

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Picture of a dancer's shadow, Palais de Congres, Montreal

Of Silhouettes and Pirouettes

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2014

Your Shot contributor Tanya Kirnishi captured the shadow of a ballerina friend ...

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Picture of a funeral ceremony in Romania

Mourning in Romania

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2014

Funeral ceremony, Romania

"The composition and perspective work together very well here. I like how the delicate flowers so neatly ...

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Picture of an elderly woman performing a ritual in India

Predawn Offering

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2014

Before dawn during India's Maha Kumbh Mela—the largest religious festival in the world—an old woman performs puja ...

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Picture of a bride waiting for a train in Bangladesh

The Pilgrim Bride

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2014

"A newlywed bride waits for her husband before boarding the special train in Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh," writes ...

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Picture of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city, Africa

Searching for Signals

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2014

Impoverished African migrants crowd the night shore of Djibouti city, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from neighboring Somalia—a ...

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Picture of people touring their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus

Homeland

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2014

Circassians tour their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus, where the Russian Empire carried out a brutal military campaign in the ...

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Picture of Ethiopian Orthodox women arriving for prayer in Asita, Ethiopia

Arriving for Prayer

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2014

Wrapped in white to symbolize purity, women arrive for prayer at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Asaita. An increasing number ...

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Picture of a shepherd with a flock of sheep in Iraq

A Shepherd's Flock

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Silence and light accompany sheep and shepherd, day ...

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