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Picture of girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

Fan Girls

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2015

“We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan,” writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of men performing a ceremony at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Temple Dance

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2015

A ceremony takes place in the courtyard of the Put Jaw Chinese Temple during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket ...

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Picture of a snowboarder jumping over an ice cave, Austria

In the Hole

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2015

To get this shot, taken in Austria, Your Shot member Christoph Jorda set up two Profoto B1 flash systems: one ...

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Picture of men sitting by a fire on the beach, United Arab Emirates

Fireside Chat

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2015

While shooting at the seaside in the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Muhammad Babar Swaleheen was about to pack ...

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Picture of traffic on a busy city road in Bangkok, Thailand, at night

Going Electric

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2015

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the ...

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Picture of a man creating fire trails using burning wool on a starry night, Salcombe, England

Sparks Fly

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2015

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England ...

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Picture of numerous red lanterns hung for the Spring Festival in China

A Stretch of Luck

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2015

Red lanterns create a decorative canopy during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, a significant holiday during which millions ...

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Picture of a young girl having her face painted for the Angalamman festival, Tamil Nadu, India

The Fiercest Form

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2015

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in ...

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Picture of children in Bow Barracks, Kolkata, India, on Christmas Eve

Christmas in Kolkata

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2015

Families celebrate under a corridor of twinkle lights on Christmas Eve in Kolkata’s Bow Barracks. “This auspicious occasion is ...

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Picture of a street performer reflected in a window with an image of Ray Charles, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

The Brightest Smile in Town

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2015

A street performer and a picture of Ray Charles meet in a window in the small town of Nova Gorica ...

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Picture of a bicycle with lavender in the basket, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Lavender Avenue

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2015

While traveling in Tuscany last summer, Your Shot member Jeff Berkes wanted to experience the culture and vibe of each ...

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Picture of pilgrims on a trail across the Meseta, central Spain

Pilgrims’ Progress

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2015

On the route known as the Camino Frances, pilgrims dot a trail across the Meseta, the plateau of central Spain ...

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Picture of young girls selling floating candles in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lighting the Night

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2015

“We arrived in Hoi An right after Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Vietnamese coast,” writes Your Shot member Fabio Manca ...

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Picture of two women walking up stairs in Marseille, France

Windswept

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2015

A strong, dry wind—called a mistral in southern France—blows through the city of Marseilles, with hair-raising results. Photographer ...

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Picture of two people dancing, Sir Frances Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Come Dancing

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2015

The light and shimmer of the Starlight Room at San Francisco’s Sir Frances Drake Hotel absorbs a couple moved ...

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Picture of a cowboy on horseback in Monument Valley, Utah

The Searcher

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2015

A lone rider is dwarfed by the immensity of Utah’s Monument Valley. Your Shot member Carlo Mogavero had the ...

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Picture of a trolley moving down a street in Turin, Italy

Grand Torino

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2015

For Prandoni Livio our city lives are, more and more, lived fleetingly. Livio, who shared this picture with our Your ...

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Picture of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Iceland

Purple Haze

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2015

“I cannot describe the feelings that were flowing through my entire self when I finally got to Jökulsárlón,” writes Szymon ...

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Picture of devotees at Rakher Upobash, a Hindu festival, in Bangladesh

Holding Fast

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2015

Light and smoke commingle to cast a misty glow over devotees during Rakher Upobash, a Hindu fasting festival, in Bangladesh ...

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Picture of construction at the Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China

Spiritual Niche

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2015

Construction vehicles work the ground at the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, China. Situated along both banks of ...

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Picture of Nasca geoglyphs and the Pan American Highway, Peru

Lines in the Sand

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2015

The Pan American Highway cuts a modern path past some of Peru’s ancient Nasca lines, here captured from a ...

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Picture of lightning strikes and bushfires in Western Australia

Bushfire Season

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2015

Lightning on a stormy evening near Port Hedland, Western Australia, ignites bushfires that send up an orange glow. A common ...

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Picture of a Sally Lightfoot crab riding on the back of an iguana in the Galapagos

Crabbing a Ride

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2015

"The setting was very eerie,” writes Your Shot member Nancy Leigh. “In the darkness [of] an overcast early morning, there ...

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Picture of evening snowfall at the Blue Pond, Hokkaido, Japan

Evening Snowfall

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2015

“When I arrived at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, a lot of snow had fallen and the ...

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Picture of an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia

House of Sand

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2015

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of a gondola on the Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2015

A gondola floats through the waters of Venice’s famed Grand Canal at sunset. Venice's gondolas are painted black ...

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Picture of Cappadocia, Turkey, taken from a hot-air balloon

Turkish Air

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2015

“You cannot go to Cappadocia without taking a trip in a hot-air balloon and making some pictures—it's a ...

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Picture of an alpine meadow on a summer night in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Alpine Oasis

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2015

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy ...

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Picture of a celebratory dance in front of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico

Crossing Cultures

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2015

“Plain luck” put Your Shot member Alex Visbal in the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during a ...

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Picture of Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2015

Iceland’s Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the country’s ...

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Picture of Sarek National Park in northern Sweden

Rapa River Delta

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2015

“We went backpacking in Sarek National Park but wanted to go deeper into the wilderness, which is why we chose ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2015

Rain and fog nearly spoiled Your Shot member Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes ...

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Picture of street vendors at a busy market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2015

Vendors hawk goods at one of many markets on Lagos Island, demonstrating the entrepreneurial fervor that has made Nigeria’s ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of a train passing through a clearing of trees on a foggy day in Kashmir, India

Winter Hues

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2014

Photographing on a foggy morning near Pampore, India, Your Shot member Sajad Rafeeq waited half an hour for a passing ...

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