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Photo of the Day : Travel

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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: Cars parked along a narrow road

Humahuaca, Argentina

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2010

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Cars sit parked along a narrow, stone-paved road in the town of ...

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Photo: Boy riding an ox

Boy and Ox, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2010

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I saw this little boy on an ox while traveling alone in ...

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Photo: Woman in a bridal gown

Bride, Havana, Cuba

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2010

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This was taken during a wedding photo session in Havana, Cuba.


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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: Man riding a bicycle near a railway

Tokyo Street

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2010

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This is a gentleman rounding a corner in southern Tokyo along 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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Photo: Tree and animal at night

Night Landscape, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2010

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I took this picture at nighttime in Tanzania. The tree is lit ...

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Photo: Highways at night

Shanghai Highways

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2010

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I'm amazed at how high the highways can stack up in ...

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Photo: Light trails from moving vehicles along a mountain

Serra da Leba, Angola

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2010

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This is Serra da Leba, a landmark in Angola. It has been ...

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Photo: Silhouettes of people walking in geothermal mist

Geothermal Spring, Iceland

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2010

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Tourists explore the geothermal fields at Gunnuhver in Reykjanes, Iceland.


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Photo: Venice cafe

Venice Carnival

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2010

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Carnival revelers take a break at one of Venice's countless sidewalk ...

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Photo: Buddha head surrounded by tree roots

Buddha, Thailand

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2010

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Inextricably joined with a bodhi tree—the same type of tree under ...

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Photo: Paris café

Sidewalk Café, Paris

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2010

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Paris is a densely settled metropolis, but one with numerous small parks ...

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Photo: Hindu man

Pokhara, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2010

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Inconsistency of Bollywood films with the Hindu reality


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Photo: A veiled woman walking by a mosaic wall

Hazrat Ali Mosque, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2010

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Here, a woman passes the Hazrat Ali mosque (the "Blue Mosque") in ...

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Photo: Snow-dusted trees obscured by fog

Rideout Bay, Ontario

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2010

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This is an image from Rideout Bay in Kenora, Ontario, situated on ...

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Photo: Brightly attired Indian women clustered together

Bridal Procession

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2010

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Women in bright saris crowd together as they walk in a bridal ...

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Photo: Birds in a tree

Pantanal, Brazil

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2010

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Birds in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso in central-western Brazil


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Photo: Crowds sitting on benches in Beijing

Beijing Tourists

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2010

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Benches lining the walls outside the Forbidden City provide a moment’s ...

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Photo: Brightly clothed jockeys on horses

Nagqu Horse Festival, Tibet

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2010

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Teenage jockeys race Nangchen purebreds at the Nagqu Horse Festival, a centuries-old ...

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Photo: Water crashing against shore-line rocks

Bering Sea Sunset

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2010

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Water from the Bering Sea crashes on the rocks of ...

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Photo: Stone-marked grave

Stone-Marked Grave, Libya

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2010

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Carefully chosen light and dark stones mark the isolated grave ...

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Photo: Whale skull in a tidal creek

Sei Whale Skull, Chile

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2010

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Inland ice fields give way along Chile's coast ...

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Photo: Basalt pinnacles on Trotternish Peninsula

Basalt Pinnacles, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2010

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On Skye's Trotternish Peninsula, basalt pinnacles loom over ...

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Photo: Shanghai at night

Shanghai Skyline

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2010

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The 101-story World Financial Center, China's tallest building ...

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Photo: Island covered in fog

Boreray Island, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2010

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Fog lifts to reveal the island of Boreray, in ...

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Photo: Sea stacks

Sea Stacks, Outer Hebrides

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2010

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Their crumpled layers as old as the continents, the ...

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Photo: Sunset seen through a window

Monastery Window, Greece

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2010

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A trinity of sun, sky, and sea paints an ...

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Photo: Monastery on a steep-sloped peninsula

Simonos Petras Monastery

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2010

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Redoubt of the reclusive, Simonos Petras monastery was founded ...

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Photo: Elephants near a watering hole

Elephants, Namibia

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2010

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This shot was taken just before the rainy season in Etosha ...

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Photo: Goat wearing old clothes

Goat, North India

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2010

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There is cold weather in North India in the winter and ...

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Photo: Man with blue paint on his face

Demsa Dancer, India

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2010

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Orissa, India. Behind a ramshackle cluster of market stalls an impromptu ...

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Photo: Old bunker and bench

Marin Headlands Bunker

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2010

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The location is the Marin Headlands near the Golden Gate Bridge ...

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Photo: Boat and house on stilts in water

Fishing, Celebes Sea

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2010

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In Semporna, many Filipinos and Malayu who traditionally fish for a ...

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