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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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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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