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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Photo: Devotees taking a break from an Easter celebration in Italy

Easter Celebration, Italy

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2012

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During the Easter holy celebration called Misteri (mystery) in Trapani ...

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Photo: A man practicing tai chi at sunrise along the Bund in Shanghai

Tai Chi, Shanghai

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2012

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I was jet-lagged after a 16-hour flight from Chicago. Since ...

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Photo: A Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico

Day of the Dead, Mexico

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2012

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Day of the Dead in Aguacalientes, Mexico

(This photo and ...

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Photo: People gathered in an abandoned building in Lithuania to watch a Formula One race

Formula One Spectators, Lithuania

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2012

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People watching a car-racing event from an abandoned building. Curiosity ...

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Photo: Two women underneath the Khaju Bridge in Iran

Khaju Bridge, Iran

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2012

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This photo was taken in Esfahan, Iran, on Khaju Bridge ...

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Photo: A girl standing in a forest of baobab trees in Madagascar

Girl and Baobabs, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2012

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Near the city of Morondava on the west coast of ...

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Photo: A man blowing fire in Thailand

Fire Performer, Thailand

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2012

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While working with a Discovery Channel group in Thailand, I ...

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Photo: A child photographed in a building in Brazil

Portrait, Brazil

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2012

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Christiane, a child of the "roofless" movement in Salvador, Brazil ...

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Photo: A boy running through the rain in Bangladesh

Rainfall, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2012

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Villagers along the southern coast of Bangladesh not only ...

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Photo: Residents of the Santa Rosa dos Pretos quilombo dance during a drum festival.

Creole Drum Festival, Brazil

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2012

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Swirling to West African rhythms, residents of the Santa ...

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Photo: A street scene in Istanbul

Taksim Square, Istanbul

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2012

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Street Life
Istanbul, Turkey
By foot, rail, and automobile ...

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 Photo: A calf–roping contest in Montana

Rodeo, Montana

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2012

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A calf roper warms up at the Marias 4 ...

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Photo: A man standing alongside a stream flowing through Seoul

Stream, Seoul

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2012

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Urban Renewal
Seoul, South Korea
Buried under an elevated ...

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Photo: Frames of a lavut tent in Scandinavia

Lávut, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2012

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Frames of lávut are a common sight in Sami ...

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Photo: People living along the Jamuna River in Bangladesh

Jamuna River Dwellers, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2012

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Front-yard floods are routine for fishermen and their families ...

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Photo: A statue of King James in a palace outside of London

King James Statue, England

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2012

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A life-size statue of King James dominates the most ...

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Photo: A man sitting in his flooded home in Indonesia

High Tide, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2012

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As night falls and the tide rises on the ...

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Photo: Bathers on the banks of the Esil River in Kazakhstan

Esil River, Kazakhstan

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2012

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The French Riviera it isn't, but Astana makes ...

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 Photo: A Hmong child riding a water buffalo in Vietnam

Child and Water Buffalo, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2012

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A young Hmong girl rides a water buffalo in Sa Pa ...

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Photo: A man leading his camels through the desert in Mali

Caravanner and Camels, Mali

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2012

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A caravanner of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent leads his camels ...

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Photo: A young Sami herder and his dog in Scandinavia

Sami Herder, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2012

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Johan Kuhmunen, with his dog Cammu, lives in Sweden, but the ...

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Photo: A cave wall stenciled with handprints

Cave Painting, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2012

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For generations people in the region have marked cave walls with ...

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Photo: A buffalo race in India

Buffalo Race, India

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2012

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Kambala is a simple sport played in parts of Karnataka, India ...

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Photo: A herd of reindeer at night in Scandinavia

Reindeer, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2012

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On a moonlit night, herders bring the reindeer into temporary tarp-enclosed ...

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Photo: A service inside Westminster Abbey in London

Westminster Abbey, London

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2012

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For a thousand years, music and ceremony have celebrated the Christian ...

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Photo: Lanterns floating into the night sky in Thailand

Floating Lanterns, Thailand

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2012

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I had planned a recent trip to Thailand in November to ...

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Picture of the atrium of the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2012

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The light gracefully filters through the complex central vault above the ...

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Photo: A reindeer herder looks through binoculars in Russia

Reindeer Herder, Siberia

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2011

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Reindeer breeding is one of the basic ...

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Photo: A girl flying a kite in India

Girl With Kite, India

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2011

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This young girl's kite soared above ...

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Photo: Two men engaged in martial arts on the beach

Martial Arts Practice, India

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2011

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Kalaripayatu fighters practicing on a beach in ...

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Photo: People outdoors on a sunny day in Paris

Street Scene, Paris

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2011

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Ah, Paris. What can I say? It ...

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Photo: A Himba woman anointing herself with the smoke of aromatic herbs

Himba Woman, Namibia

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2011

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The Himba women of northern Namibia perform ...

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Photo: A player on the Sierra Leone amputee soccer team

Soccer Player, Sierra Leone

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2011

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He was just a young boy when ...

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Photo: Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Western Wall, Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2011

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Every Sabbath, the ultra-Orthodox Jews gather at ...

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Photo: A geisha in a car in Kyoto

Geisha, Kyoto

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2011

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Within an ultramodern society Japan still maintains ...

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Photo: A Sami herder resting inside a tent

Sami Herder, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2011

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Cone-shaped tents called lávut provide temporary shelter for Sami ...

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