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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of a Kyrgyz yurt with mountains in the background

Kyrgyz Yurt, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2013

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Blanket-draped yaks hunker down outside a young Kyrgyz couple ...

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Picture of people at a beach in Gaza

Beach, Gaza

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2013

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Gazans swim in the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. An ...

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Picture of Kyrgyz nomads with their cell phones in Afghanistan

Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2013

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Kyrgyz herders adore their cell phones, which they acquire ...

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Picture of a stone mound in Mongolia

Stone Mound, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2013

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A stone mound, or ovoo, in Mongolia marks a ...

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Picture of a man seated on stairs in his home in Libya

Traditional Home, Libya

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2013

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Kasim Abdu Salaam Habib, 39, opens his lovingly decorated ...

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Picture of a performer in an Aztec dance

Aztec Dance

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2013

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A performer in an Aztec ritual dance during a Día de ...

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Picture of a cook on a ferry in Myanmar

Ferry, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2013

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This photo was taken on the ferry that goes to Mrauk ...

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Picture of monks lighting floating lanterns in Thailand

Monks, Thailand

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2013

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"All things must pass away. Strive for your own salvation with ...

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Picture of people in a cafe in Amsterdam

Café, Amsterdam

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2013

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In a hidden street I found this cafe. It looked like ...

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Picture of children playing cricket in Bangladesh

Cricket Game, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2013

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Due to the effect of climate change, in 2007 Tropical Cyclone ...

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Picture of a girl riding a carousel in Wales

Carousel, Wales

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2013

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In the middle of a long journey in the U.K ...

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Picture of a Mennonite girl on a train in Canada

Train Ride, Canada

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2013

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A young Mennonite girl looks out the window of the Heritage ...

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Picture of a cow licking a shepherd’s hand in India

Cow and Shepherd, India

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2013

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A young bovine finds safety and solace with her shepherd father ...

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Picture of a boy in a river with water buffaloes, India

Water Buffaloes, India

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2013

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A boy bathes with his three buffaloes in the river.

(This ...

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Picture of a Kuvale herdsman in Angola

Kuvale Herdsman, Angola

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2012

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Veiled in haze, twin peaks of Angola’s Chela ...

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Picture of a Basque farming couple

Farmers, Basque Country

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2012

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This tableau featuring a Basque farmer and his wife ...

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Picture of twin siblings swimming in Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2012

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Twin siblings playing in Italy’s Lake Garda drift ...

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Picture of a boat crew cooking breakfast on a barge, Mohawk River, New York

Mohawk River, New York

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2012

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A boat crew cooks breakfast on a wrecked barge ...

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Picture of a woman with a pony, El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2012

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A rodeo cowgirl hitches her pony at an El ...

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Picture of people standing next to a field of oil derricks in Los Angeles

Signal Hill, California

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2012

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A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop ...

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Picture of a woman and a coal miner in West Virginia

Coal Miner, West Virginia

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2012

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A woman stands with a coal miner in Holden ...

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Picture of Londoners holding mirrors to catch a glimpse of passing royalty in London, 1934

Parade, London

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2012

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Raising mirrors—or what photographer Maynard Owen Williams called ...

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Picture of two girls playing on a seesaw in Korea in 1931

Seesaw, Korea

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2012

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Young women play on a seesaw in Korea in ...

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Picture of a student at the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem

Art Student, Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2012

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Sunlight falls on a student at Jerusalem’s Bezalel ...

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Picture of children posing on an enormous oak tree in Louisiana

Oak Tree, Louisiana

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2012

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Children play on an oak tree near St. Francisville ...

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Picture of bathers waiting for a swimming lesson, Japan

Bathers, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2012

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Japanese students await a turn in the water for ...

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Picture of artists painting along the banks of the Dordogne River

Artists, Dordogne River

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2012

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Artists paint on the banks of the Dordogne River ...

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Picture of a man playing his guitar for a young girl in Spain

Musician, Spain

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2012

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A man plays his guitar for a young girl ...

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Picture of a group of men in Algeria

M'Sila, Algeria

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2012

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A circa 1926 autochrome image by Franklin Price Knott ...

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Picture of Japanese women with cherry blossoms

Women With Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2012

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In a tinted black-and-white photograph dating to around the ...

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Picture of a river tour guide in Vietnam waiting for passengers

Tour Guide, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2012

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A Vietnamese lady waits for passengers for ...

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Picture of a young Afghan skier on the slopes of the Hindu Kush

Skier, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2012

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A young Afghan skier in the province ...

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Picture of girls riding a bicycle in India

Cyclists, India

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2012

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I was traveling in Mumbai. I noticed ...

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Picture of an art installation in the Grand Palais in Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2012

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Daniel Buren’s work, "Excentrique(s)," fills ...

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Picture of a young Hamar woman in Ethiopia

Hamar Portrait, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2012

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The Hamars are a people of East ...

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Picture of worshippers at Kocatepe Mosque in Turkey

Kocatepe Mosque, Turkey

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2012

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Kocatepe Mosque, one of the largest in ...

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