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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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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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Photo: Mali teenager wearing high heels

Teenager, Timbuktu

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2011

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High heels and high hopes have become vogue among ...

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Photo: Decorated elephant

Elephant Festival, India

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2011

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The Elephant Festival is one of the most popular festivals in ...

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Photo: Soccer players at night in Barcelona

Soccer, Barcelona

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2011

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During the frenzy of the days leading up to the 2010 ...

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Photo: Barrel clown in Texas

Barrel Clown, Texas

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2011

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Barrel clown Coty Parker prays before the start of the tenth ...

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Photo: Portrait of a bride and groom

Bride and Groom, Malaysia

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2011

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I wanted to capture this picture to show the viewer the ...

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Photo: Woman riding between train carriages

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2011

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A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local ...

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Photo: Women wearing colorful wigs in New York City

New York City

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2011

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The girl looking at the lens was something I only realized ...

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Photo: Fishermen preparing fishing nets

Fishermen, Thailand

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2010

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Thai fishermen prepare a net for night fishing. I ...

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Photo: Historian on the Niger River

Niger River

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2010

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Timbuktu historian and philosopher Ismael Diadie Haidara takes a ...

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Photo: Woman watching a Good Friday procession

Good Friday Procession, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2010

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An elderly woman has a front-window view of a ...

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Photo: Man smoking a pipe

Mana Village Man

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2010

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Mana village, Uttaranchal, India and Tibet border

(This photograph ...

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Photo: Chinese opera troupe

Chinese Opera Troupe

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2010

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This Chinese opera troupe spends half of the year ...

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Photo: Fisherman at sunset

Rawa Pening, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2010

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A fisherman in Rawa Pening, central Java, Indonesia

(This ...

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Photo: Festival goers

Dragon Boat Festival, China

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2010

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The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural event ...

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Photo: Tourists in an ancient city

Megiddo

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2010

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Tourists explore Megiddo, an ancient city north of Jerusalem ...

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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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