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Photo of the Day : Travel

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the Arctic skies of Canada

Yukon Night

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2014

The aurora borealis dances above Robert Bruce’s smokehouse on a cold autumn night on the Porcupine River in Canada ...

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Picture of a facade in Taipei, Taiwan

Fixing Up a Facade

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2014

"I was on the way to a friend's house, which happens to be adjacent to this [building under] renovation ...

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Picture of Holi celebrants being covered in colored powder

Blast of Color

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2014

On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws color to ...

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Picture of a dancer's shadow, Palais de Congres, Montreal

Of Silhouettes and Pirouettes

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2014

Your Shot contributor Tanya Kirnishi captured the shadow of a ballerina friend ...

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Picture of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Reflecting the Ages

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2014

"While in Beijing last year, my travel buddy and I stumbled out of our hotel around 5 a.m. and ...

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Picture of the town of Sunndalsora, Norway

Northern Lights

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2014

Night view of Sunndalsøra, Norway, a town surrounded by spectacular mountains

"I love seeing the pulse of life cozily tucked ...

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Picture of an elderly woman performing a ritual in India

Predawn Offering

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2014

Before dawn during India's Maha Kumbh Mela—the largest religious festival in the world—an old woman performs puja ...

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Picture of the Brunelleschi cupola in Florence, caught in the side mirror of a scooter

Neighborhood Masterpiece

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2014

Like a presiding spirit, the cathedral—duomo in Italian—of Santa Maria del Fiore keeps watch over the streetscapes of ...

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Picture of a woman in front of a castle in the town of Zavareh, Iran

A Visit to Zavareh

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2014

An ancient castle in the old town of Zavareh, Iran

There is a cinematic quality to this photograph—and to ...

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Picture of a person walking down a street in Campeche, Mexico

Color Block

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2014

Colonial architecture in Campeche, Yucatán, Mexico

What could be an almost too quiet scene of solid blocks of color comes ...

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Picture of a bride waiting for a train in Bangladesh

The Pilgrim Bride

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2014

"A newlywed bride waits for her husband before boarding the special train in Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh," writes ...

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Picture of a young man jumping into the Black Sea, Russia

At Play on the Black Sea

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2014

A young man jumps into the Black Sea near Novorossiysk, Russia. In 1942, the town was occupied by Germans, but ...

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Picture of people touring their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus

Homeland

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2014

Circassians tour their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus, where the Russian Empire carried out a brutal military campaign in the ...

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Picture of Ethiopian Orthodox women arriving for prayer in Asita, Ethiopia

Arriving for Prayer

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2014

Wrapped in white to symbolize purity, women arrive for prayer at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Asaita. An increasing number ...

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Picture of white cliffs on Iturup island, Russia

The White Cliffs of Iturup

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2013

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White rocks have stretched for miles alongside the ...

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Picture of a city street in Hong Kong

Street Colors

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2013

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After a summer storm washes away the everyday ...

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Picture of a street scene in Susuman, Russia

Wintry Wait

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2013

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In February 2012, a few people wait for ...

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Picture of a young monk inside a monastery in Myanmar

Monastery in Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2013

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A young monk crosses the patio inside a ...

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Picture of cows on a beach in Spain

Sunbathing Cows, Andalusia

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2013

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I was driving along the beach highway when ...

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Picture of a cabin in a village in Croatia

Cabin, Croatia

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2013

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Kozji Vrh is a village in Gorski Kotar ...

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Picture of performers at a festival in Japan

Festival Performers, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2013

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Gion Matsuri is one of Japan's oldest ...

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Picture of kokia plants at a seaside park in Japan

Seaside Park, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2013

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This hill is filled with kokia every autumn ...

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Picture of revelers dressed as devils during a festival in Barcelona

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2013

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Devils run amidst the pyrotechnics during the celebration ...

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Picture of snow-covered Karte Sakhi Cemetery in Kabul

Karte Sakhi Cemetery, Kabul

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2013

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An Afghan man walks in the Karte Sakhi Cemetery during a ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms in the Nakameguro district of Tokyo

Cherry Blossoms, Nakameguro

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2013

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Nakameguro in Tokyo is one of the most famous places for ...

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Picture of nuns in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Nuns, Jerusalem

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2013

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Church of Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

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Picture of children in the Ganges River, India

Ganges River, India

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2013

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These kids were playing in the Ganges River in Varanasi, India ...

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Picture of the city library in Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart City Library, Germany

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2013

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Visitors browse the Stuttgart City Library, a media center opened in ...

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Picture of a woman walking down the street in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong

Summer Evening, Hong Kong

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2013

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A lady fans her skirt on a hot summer night in ...

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Picture of a rice mill worker taking a rest in Bangladesh

Rice Mill, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2013

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A rice mill worker rests in Bangladesh.

What Makes This a ...

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Picture of a Holy Week procession in Guatemala

Holy Week Procession, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2013

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This photo was taken during a procession in Antigua Guatemala during ...

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Picture of the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens, Nevada

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2013

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In operation between 1876 and 1879, Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens ...

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Picture of a venue for a bike show at a fair in India

Fair, India

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2013

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This was shot at a local fair in Jamshedpur, India. This ...

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Picture of high tide in the town of Chioggia, Italy

High Tide, Chioggia

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2013

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In autumn, the high tide often submerges Chioggia, a small town ...

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Picture of a fireworks display over a river in China

Fireworks, China

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2013

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This was taken on the east side of the Xiangjiang, next ...

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Picture of a train, Tokyo

Commuter Train, Tokyo

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2013

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Panning shot from a pedestrian deck. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

What Makes ...

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