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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

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

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Photo: Jack-o’-lanterns glowing at night

Jack-O’-Lanterns, Massachusetts

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2011

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Grinning jack-o’-lanterns spill across a tree ...

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Photo: Costumed participants of a festival in Scotland

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2011

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On the eve of the Beltane Fire ...

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Photo: Girls in colorful shawls and flowered dresses

Folded Hands, Brunei

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2011

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Colorful shawls and flowered dresses accentuate these ...

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Photo: Maasai men performing a jump dance in Kenya

Maasai Men, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2011

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Maasai men perform a traditional jump dance ...

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Photo: A shadow of a boy running with balloons

Boy With Balloons, India

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

By photographing the shadow of ...

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Photo: Children peering into a building in Uganda

Pub, Uganda

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2011

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A successful image is often ...

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Photo: Five women cross the desert in India

Desert Crossing, Rajasthan, India

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2011

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This simple image is all ...

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A ballerina backstage in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ballerina, Kazakhstan

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2011

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Photographers are always trying to ...

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Photo: A girl on a swing in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Girl on Swing, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2011

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This wonderful technique of panning ...

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Photo: A colorful crowd of celebrants

Holi Celebration, India

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2011

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What makes this shot work ...

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Photo: A man standing in front of a mural

Angel Wings, Istanbul, Turkey

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2011

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This photograph takes my breath ...

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Photo: A group of altar boys

Easter Procession, Spain

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2011

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When it comes to group ...

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Photo: A man feeding gulls from a bridge over the Tigris

Dawn, Baghdad

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2011

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On a bridge over the Tigris a man feeds ...

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Photo: A monk walking among pagodas

Monk, Bagan

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2011

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A monk walks a dusty road in Bagan, the ...

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Photo: Tuareg women celebrate a birth

Tuareg Celebration

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2011

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Their hands stained by the indigo dye in their ...

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Photo: A Tuareg walking across a desert

Tuareg, Algeria

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2011

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Evening winds stir the robes of a Tuareg striding ...

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Photo: People standing among candles

Festival of Lights, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2011

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Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to ...

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Photo: A movie audience in Baghdad

Moviegoers, Baghdad

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2011

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Moviegoers at Baghdad's first 4-D cinema get an ...

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Photo: Children on a bamboo structure in a flooded yard

Char Dwellers, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2011

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When the river floods, the children of Jabed Ali ...

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Photo: A relief of Cleopatra on a temple wall

Cleopatra Relief, Egypt

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2011

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That's Cleopatra on the left side of a ...

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Photo: Herders tending livestock

Herding Family, Turkey

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2011

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This herding family has been tending livestock in the ...

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Photo: Camera obscura image of the Brooklyn Bridge projected onto a bed

Brooklyn Bedroom

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

As vivid as a dream, a hypersharp image of ...

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Photo: Fishermen rowing with their legs

Fishermen, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2011

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Rowing with their legs to leave their hands free ...

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Photo: Portrait of Nujood Ali

Nujood Ali, Yemen

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2011

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Nujood Ali was ten when she fled her abusive ...

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Photo: A memorial in Dublin for the victims of the potato famine

Famine Memorial, Dublin

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2011

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Relying on a small number of food crops is ...

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Photo: A statue of a Buddha in a coal yard

Buddha in Coal Yard, China

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2011

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A coal yard in northern China comes with a ...

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