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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Photo: Roadside wall of abandoned license plates in Nagorno-Karabakh

License Plated Road, Nagorno-Karabakh

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2010

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The license plates were taken from cars abandoned by ...

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Photo: Lavish mausoleums

Mausoleums, Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2010

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Death is not the end of bravado for Mexican ...

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Photo: Sufi shrine

Khwaja Ghulam Farid Shrine

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2010

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Idol worship is what extremists call it. But Sufis ...

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Photo: Man walking near a mosque

Badshahi Mosque

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2010

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A quiet interlude between prayers is the best time ...

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Photo: Wounded rhinoceros

Bicyclists, Italy

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2010

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Bicyclists in Ferrara, Italy

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Photo: Cattle rancher

Cattle Rancher, Arizona

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2010

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Henry Gray, Arizona, 1970

Henry ran cattle for 50 ...

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Photo: King Tut's mask on display

King Tutankhamen’s Funerary Mask

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2010

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Icon of ancient Egypt, the teenage pharaoh's funerary ...

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Photo: Young boys preparing for their circumcision ritual in South Africa

Xhosa Teens

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2010

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Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a centuries-old circumcision ...

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Photo: Large group of people praying

Muslims in Prayer

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2010

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Muslim women gather in prayer.


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Photo: Cyclists racing through Paris streets

Tour de France, Paris

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2010

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Tour de France cyclists blur past ...

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Photo: Men singing and playing instruments

Darhan, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2010

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While waiting for freshly slaughtered sheep ...

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Photo: Men praying while standing

Standing Prayer

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2010

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Observant Jews in Montreal, Canada, pray ...

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Photo: Couple practicing ballroom dancing

Dance Practice, Australia

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2010

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Friends for over 40 years, ballroom ...

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Photo: Man standing on an elephant’s tusks

Mahout and Elephant

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2010

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Nazroo, a mahout (elephant driver), poses ...

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Photo: Portrait of a man

Rajasthan, India

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2010

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"This portrait was taken in a ...

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Photo: Girls flipping wet hair back

Patten Pond, Maine

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2010

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"My daughter and her friend were ...

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Photo: Circus clown applying makeup

Circus Clown, South Carolina

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2010

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Perolito the clown applies his makeup in his trailer about an hour ...

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Photo: Yellow food truck

Food Truck, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2010

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Locals grab lunch from a food truck in Kahakuloa Village on the ...

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Photo: Brightly dressed people at celebration

Samburu Wedding, Kenya

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2010

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In keeping with tradition, Samburu families arrange marriages for their daughters when ...

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Photo: Monks inside a temple with butter lamps

Swayambhunath Stupa, Nepal

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2010

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Young monks don sunglasses before dozens of butter lamps at Swayambhunath Stupa ...

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Photo: Soldiers lined up at the Kremlin gates

Kremlin Gates, Moscow, Russia

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2010

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The shot was taken in February at one of the Kremlin gates ...

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Photo: Muslims praying in a temple

Istiqlal Mosque, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2010

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Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque, one of the largest in the world, can ...

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Photo: Two farmers in a kitchen

Farmers, France

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2010

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The number of French farming villages has dwindled, a consequence of mechanization ...

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Photo: Two hands covered in henna

Henna Hands, India

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2010

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The hands of a woman in Jaipur are covered with mehndi patterns ...

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Photo: Man preparing noodles on a Bangkok street

Noodle Chef, Thailand

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2010

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A strainer full of noodles, fresh off an open fire, commands the ...

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Photo: A young girl wearing several cowboy hats

Cowboy Hats

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2010

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A girl wears several hats in the town of Humahuaca in northern ...

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Photo: A dancer covered in mud and paint

Mambukal Mudpack Festival

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2010

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Held at the height of monsoon season, the Mambukal Mudpack Festival in ...

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Photo: Close-up of a Mongolian man

Mongolian Man

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2010

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A man in western Mongolia wears a fur-trimmed hat as protection from ...

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Photo: Hands holding colored powder

Holi Festival, India

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2010

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The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated by different names in this ...

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Photo: Priests climbing on rocks

Pointe du Raz, France

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2010

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Pointe du Raz is the westernmost point of France. After climbing to ...

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Photo: Man and child sitting on Pagoda steps

Pagoda Steps, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2010

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A man and his granddaughter take a break on the steps of ...

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Photo: A woman watching rats drink milk from a pan

Karni Mata Temple, India

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2010

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A woman in Deshnoke, Rajasthan, watches as rats drink milk from a ...

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Photo: Policeman in an abandoned building

Afghan National Policeman, Kabul

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2010

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It was very strange to see an Afghan National Police officer manning ...

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Photo: Dancers sitting in costume

Ballerinas, Berlin

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2010

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Ballerinas prepare to hit the stage at a theater in Berlin. In ...

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Photo: Fishermen pulling nets on a beach

Fishermen, India

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2010

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This image is from Poovar Beach in south India. At dawn the ...

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Photo: Balloon vendor

Balloon Vendor, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2010

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A balloon seller navigates a busy Hanoi intersection searching for buyers in ...

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