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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Photo: A reindeer herder looks through binoculars in Russia

Reindeer Herder, Siberia

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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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