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Picture of the New York City skyline seen through colored glass

A Fresh Look

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2016

In this single-exposure image submitted by Your Shot member Dave Paek, the New York City skyline, including One World Trade ...

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Picture of the waterfront in Fenghuang, China

Time-Tested Town

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2016

Your Shot community member Dominic Rubin captured this waterfront image of Fenghuang, China. The ancient town, a World Heritage site ...

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Picture of people swimming with bioluminescent organisms in Thailand

Halo Effect

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2016

Bioluminescent phytoplankton surround swimmers in circles of brilliant blue light. Your Shot member Will Strathmann captured this image while in ...

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Picture of a retro motel in Rialto, California

West and Relaxation

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2016

A retro motel in Rialto, California, awash in the soft glow of twilight, beckons road-weary travelers. “In the American West ...

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Picture of children and a dog playing in a pond in Arkansas

A Fetching Diversion

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2016

“The kids [were] sick and it [had] been raining for 24 hours … We decided to drive to the neighbor’s ...

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Picture of a yellow street scene in Izamal, Mexico

Streets of Gold

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2016

A man’s shirt matches the golden hue of the buildings in the town of Izamal, Mexico. Situated in Yucatán ...

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Picture of a skier in Hakuba, Japan

Powdery Playground

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2016

A skier takes a route through the trees in Hakuba, Japan. Situated in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba is a favorite ...

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Picture of legs sticking out of a tent at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

A Perfect View

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2016

The sun’s rays set flame to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park’s most recognizable land features: the Mittens, the ...

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Picture of people relaxing at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Dip Into the Blue

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2016

One of Iceland’s most visited attractions, the man-made Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík remains at a constant temperature between 98 ...

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Picture of a windmill and a bride in Spain

Watching Her Step

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2016

A bride steps carefully through the plains in front of a windmill, one of several in Campo de Criptana, Spain ...

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Picture of a red classic car and dilapidated buildings in Havana, Cuba

The Fabric of Life

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2016

“[This photo has] all the makings of a perfect artist’s palette,” writes Your Shot community member Toni Wallachy about ...

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Picture of a man in a crowd during Holi in India

Faith and Frolic

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2016

Amid a throng of energetic revelers, a man looks upward at a Holi celebration in India. “The unifying [festival of ...

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Picture of a boy playing on a basketball court in Hong Kong

Child's Play

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2016

Against the backdrop of a high-rise as colorful as the ball court, a child in Hong Kong lets off some ...

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Picture of a window and bridge in Mumbai, India

In Good Shape

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2016

From his vantage point at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India, Your Shot member Fanil Rajgor made this ...

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Picture of women in traditional clothing climbing a hill in Peru

Fortune Favors the Bold

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2016

In the highland province of Canas in Peru, women dressed in traditional costumes ascend a hill, “where they will dance ...

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Picture of people rinsing off on the beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Summit Meeting

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2016

In the low-angled light of afternoon, a woman and child shower on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ...

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Picture of an island in Sweden from the air

Dream House

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2016

During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers ...

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Picture of colorful houses in India

A Colorful Past

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2016

Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add ...

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Picture of people and a baby in a boat in Cambodia

Still Waters

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2016

A baby naps in a rowboat on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which ...

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Picture of people riding bikes in Valencia, Spain

Cultural Spin

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2016

In Valencia, Spain, bike riders roll past the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in the City of Arts and Sciences complex ...

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Picture of women in a lantern shop in Hoi An, Vietnam

Light Conversation

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2016

Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active ...

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Picture of people sitting in the shade of a large rock in India

Butter Believe Your Eyes

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2016

Your Shot community member Achintya Guchhait captured this photo of brave “travelers and locals taking shelter under a huge rock ...

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Picture of a monk in front of Bayon Temple in Cambodia

Reflections

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2016

In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a ...

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Picture of the Peak 2 Peak gondola in British Columbia

The High Life

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2016

Your Shot member Heather West provides a rainy-day view from the Peak 2 Peak gondola, which spans 2.7 miles ...

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Picture of a carousel at night in Rome, Italy

Midnight Magic

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2016

On a carousel in Rome, Italy, backlight seems to animate one of the horses. This image was submitted by Your ...

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Picture of people enjoying an evening in Hot Springs, Montana

Saturday Night in Hot Springs

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2016

These customers don’t seem to mind the company of just a few friends. Carsten Bockermann snapped this photo of ...

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Picture of the windshield of a vintage Chevy car in Cuba

Retro Ride

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2016

Your Shot member Lorraine Yip offers a glimpse of historic Camagüey, Cuba, from the inside of a 1950s Chevrolet Bel ...

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Picture of people on a snowy beach in the Lofoten Islands

Arctic Surf

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2016

Surfers wait for the perfect icy swell at this seemingly unlikely surfing spot: Unstad Beach in Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of a car stunt in India

Take a Spin

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2016

From his perch on the spectator’s platform, Your Shot member Martin Nittala captured this photo of stunt riders on ...

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Picture of a woman posing for a portrait in Ladakh, India

A Fine Portrait

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2016

When he made this photo, Your Shot member Hassan Altaif was an invited guest in this woman’s home in ...

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Picture of a Hindu ceremony procession in Bali, Indonesia

Decorous Procession

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2016

Famed for its lush scenery, and arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, the island of Bali is also home ...

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Picture of women covered in colorful dust during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, India

The Color of Peace

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2016

During Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in Vrindavan, India, two elderly women sit serenely, blanketed in the brightly colored ...

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Picture of women gathering fishing nets in Myanmar

Final Preparations

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2016

Ngapali, Myanmar, a coastal area along the Bay of Bengal, is dotted with traditional fishing villages. In this photo shared ...

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Picture of a man standing in a lake in India

Sunrise Ritual

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2016

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for ...

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Picture of people relaxing outside in Pushkar, India

Warmth and Color

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2016

A woman in Pushkar, India, flashes a smile for Your Shot community member Lone Israelsen, who submitted this photo. “I ...

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Picture of a man fishing in a clear river in India

In the Clear

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2016

From his vantage point, Mohnish Bisht was able to capture the stunning clarity of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, a ...

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