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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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Picture of workers preparing to board a ferry in Japan

Night Workers, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2012

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Night workers prepare to board a ferry ...

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Picture of a reveler with fireworks in Cuba

Parrandas Festival, Cuba

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2012

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A plume of fireworks surrounds a reveler at the ...

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Picture of a woman cleaning in front of a house in Romania

Buzescu, Romania

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2012

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A fantasia of styles, from villa to temple to ...

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Picture of restored moai on Easter Island

Moai, Easter Island

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2012

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Their backs to the Pacific, 15 restored moai stand ...

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Picture of the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong

Mong Kok District, Hong Kong

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2012

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A neon-soaked district beloved by Hong Kong film directors ...

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Picture of a Midsummer Night celebration in Russia

Midsummer Night, Russia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2012

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Midsummer Night, known as the festival of Ivan Kupala ...

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Picture of a monk seeking shelter from the snow in a temple in China

Monk, China

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2012

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A monk seeks shelter from a snow shower in ...

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Picture of a woman catching a beach ball in Brazil

Beachgoer, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2012

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On sunny days a million people with their sea ...

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Picture of a young boy placing prayer flags in a tree in Wyoming

Prayer Flags, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2012

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Nine-year-old Wakinyan Two Bulls places prayer flags in a ...

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Picture of swimmers in Russia

Swimmers, Russia

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2012

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Summer, the short, sweet release from the interminable cocoon ...

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Picture of people standing in the fountain of a water park in Peru

Water Park, Peru

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2012

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El Circuito Mágico del Agua in Lima, Peru, South America, is ...

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Picture of a person creating sparks during a long exposure

Circle of Sparks

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2012

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Used burning steel wool combined with a moon-filled night to create ...

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Picture of a woman seen between the cars of a passing train

Woman, Train Platform

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2012

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"Be sincere: it never crossed your mind to want to see ...

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Picture of people splashing water on each other in Thailand

New Year Celebration, Thailand

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2012

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In Thailand, people celebrate Songkran as the traditional New Year’s ...

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Photo: A young goatherd with her flock in Somaliland, Somalia

Goatherd, Somalia

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2012

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Picture taken during my trip to Somaliland of a little girl ...

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Photo: A couple embracing in front of a painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2012

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A couple adores Monet's "Water Lilies" at the Museum of ...

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Photo: Children playing with a ball

Children at Play

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2012

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They are brothers and with a limitless spirit they roam the ...

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