Photo of the Day : People & Culture
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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