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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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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

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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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Photo: A woman and children visiting Al Kazimiyah Shrine

Al Kazimiyah Shrine, Baghdad

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2011

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Pilgrims visit Al Kazimiyah Shrine, a Shiite holy site ...

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Photo: A woman on a train in Turkey

Train Ride, Istanbul

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2011

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This shot was taken on a train ride, when the ...

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Photo: A yellow taxi in the midst of pedestrians carrying umbrellas

Taxi, Tokyo

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2011

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On a rainy evening in Tokyo, I was seeking shelter ...

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Photo: An ice cream truck at sunset

Ice Cream Vendor, Greece

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2011

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Shot in Rodos, Greece. I was there for four days ...

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Photo: A camel trader sits near a fire before dawn

Camel Trader, India

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2011

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Rising before the sun, a lone camel trader sits near ...

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Photo: Young goat herder girls standing in the desert with an approaching sandstorm

Goat Herders, Djibouti

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2011

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A fierce sandstorm approaches Lac Abhe, Djibouti, Africa, but does ...

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Photo: A Kyrgyz woman walking in her village

Karakol Lake

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2011

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This lady is a part of a very small Kyrgyz ...

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Photo: A man on a balcony overlooking a street in Havana

Street Scene, Havana

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2011

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A man watches the busy street below while getting some ...

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Photo: Children looking at a train from above

Children Watching Train, Edinburgh

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2011

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This photo was taken during my visit to Edinburgh as ...

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Photo: A group of monks in red robes

Monks, Bhutan

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2011

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At the Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, a young monk breaks ...

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Photo: Nuns eating lollipops outside a parochial school

Nuns, Colombia

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2011

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While exploring Cartagena, Colombia's Central District, I caught ...

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Photo: A band plays during a wedding procession

Wedding Procession, India

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2011

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I took this picture during a wedding procession in ...

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Photo: Costumed performers participate in the Tenjin Matsuri festival

Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2011

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This shot shows the color, excitement, and movement of ...

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Photo: A group of Chinese opera singers getting ready for a performance

Chinese Opera Singers

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2011

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A group of traveling Chinese Opera singers came to ...

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Photo: Children playing in a city fountain

Fountain, Tel Aviv

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2011

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Israeli children playing at the local fountain in Tel ...

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Photo: Mud-splattered miner's face

Gold Miner, Mozambique

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2011

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The glowing hues of dusk bathe a mud-splattered gold ...

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Photo: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2011

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Perched high in the Peruvian Andes, the royal retreat ...

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Photo: Kung fu master standing near mountain retreat

Kung Fu Master, China

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2011

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Buddhist monk and kung fu master Shi Dejian (above ...

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Photo: A group of friends gathered to sing

Accordionist, Crimean Peninsula

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2011

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Chords of friendship bind accordionist Olesya Kamovich and comrades ...

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Photo: A herd of sheep and goats returning from grazing

Sheep and Goats, Timbuktu

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2011

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After a day of grazing in the surrounding desert ...

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Photo: People dancing at a foam party

Foam Party, Crimean Peninsula

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2011

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A young crowd breaks loose at a foam party ...

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Photo: Herder with goats near Jerusalem

Herder, Israel

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2011

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A herder serenades his goats near Jerusalem, a few ...

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Photo: Shrines to Shaolin monks

Pagoda Forest, China

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2011

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"Gained merit in battle" reads the epitaph of two ...

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Photo: A Dinka man with his cow

Dinka Cattle Camp, Sudan

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2011

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The connection between a Dinka man and his cow ...

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Photo: Kung fu students

Kung Fu Students, China

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2011

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Boys at the Tagou school limber up before practicing ...

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Photo: Yupik woman kissing salmon

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2011

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"We love our fish!" says Ina Bouker, a Yupik ...

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Photo: Crowded street in Kolkata, India

Street Scene, Kolkata

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2011

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Its steaming streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians, and iconic ...

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Photo: Afghan women

Women, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2011

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“I saw two women on the side of the ...

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