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Photo of the Day : Travel

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Picture of U.S. Army soldiers aboard a C-17 transport aircraft

Soldiering Through

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2014

Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s Fourth Stryker Brigade Combat Team return to their home duty station at Joint ...

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Picture of the Colosseum at night in Rome, Italy

Under the Hill

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2014

The successors of Roman Emperor Nero largely buried his legacy from view. Beneath the Oppian Hill (at left) the remains ...

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Picture of a tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England

Tree of Life

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2014

Tourists flock to a lone tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Built between 122 A ...

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Picture of Hamnoy, a small fishing village in Norway

Moody Hues

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2014

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamnøy gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a ...

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Picture of typical Greek architecture on the coast of Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos Skies

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2014

A long exposure captures cloud movement over the coastal Greek village of Pyrgos. "The sky was perfect for this sort ...

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Picture of people and camels crossing sand dunes in the Moroccan desert

Sahara's Edge

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2014

A camel caravan journeys across the dunes of Morocco's Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara. Before ...

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Picture of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India

Pangong Lake, India

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2014

Blue water swirls with green at Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India. The Himalayan lake lies on the Sino-Indian boundary and ...

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Picture of a home filled with sand near the abandoned Kolmanskop diamond mine in Namibia

Sands of Time

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2014

Sand dunes spill through the doorway of a reclaimed home in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, formerly home ...

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Picture of a boat in a Venetian canal

A Watery Underworld

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2014

A wooden boat floats down a canal in Venice. The Italian city is one of the most visited destinations in ...

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Picture of Yangshuo, China, at night

Urban Formations

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2014

Yangshuo, China, was a sleepy village two decades ago, when foreign climbers and cavers began frequenting nearby formations. Today domestic ...

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Picture of the village of St. Magdalena, Italy

Light in the Afternoon

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2014

"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view ...

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Picture of a bird’s-eye view of Dubai at sunrise

Dubai Sunrise

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2014

"This photo was taken on a flight to Egypt, when we were flying over the city of Dubai," says Kevin ...

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Picture of two men sitting on symmetrical stairs in a temple in Jaipur, India

Temple Talk

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2014

Symmetrical architecture serves a conversation at a temple in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

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Picture of a man biking in Morocco

Cycling in Morocco

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2014

"This picture was taken in the Central Atlas Mountains, Morocco," writes Hielke Gerritse, who submitted this picture to the National ...

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Picture of an apartment building in Hong Kong at night

Box Life

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2014

There's nowhere to see but up in this photo of Hong Kong, taken by Norbert Well and submitted to ...

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Picture of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

Mount Fuji by Moonlight

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2014

Mount Fuji is reflected in the still water of Lake Kawaguchi in this National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission by ...

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Picture of an aerial view of a mountainous village in Wadi Doan, Yemen

Sunrise at Wadi Doan

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2014

"With my police escort I had arrived at my lodgings at dusk, perched on the edge of a massive escarpment ...

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Picture of two women taking self-portraits in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Selfies

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2014

Women take pictures of themselves with their cell phones in front of the Shanghai skyline in this picture submitted by ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms with Mount Fuji in the distance, Japan

Fuji Blossoms

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2014

"I live on the north side of Fuji, and spring comes earlier on the south side, so I traveled to ...

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Picture of a row of buildings lit up at night in Dubai

Dubai Alight

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2014

Morgan Bap used a long exposure to achieve this picture taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and submitted to the ...

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Picture of Wulan Butong Grassland, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Wulan Butong Grassland

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2014

"This place seems like an ancient battlefield in the morning," says Van Hanwood of this picture taken in Wulan Butong ...

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Picture of coastal cliffs in Svalbard, Norway

Cliffs of Svalbard

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2014

"The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea," says Stuart Chape, who submitted this picture from Norway's ...

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Picture of a fire show on Kho Phi Phi, Thailand

Rings of Fire

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2014

"[This is] the main attraction on the beaches of Kho Phi Phi, Thailand, at night," says William Kerdoncuff, who submitted ...

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Picture of two women at the Easter I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily

Procession of the Mysteries

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2014

Your Shot member Willem Kuijpers captured this shot during the 24-hour I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily, during which the ...

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Picture of a young monk in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Burmese Rays

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2014

"In Old Bagan, Burma [Myanmar], a young monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside a pagoda ...

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Picture of two women walking over sand dunes in Vietnam

Homeward Bound

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2014

"Two Vietnamese ladies walk home along the popular sand dunes in Mui Ne in Phan Thiet, Vietnam," says Ng Yeow ...

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Picture of the Wave landform at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Rock of Ages

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2014

After a heavy thunderstorm, a small pond grants a mirror reflection of a hiker at the Wave, the most famous ...

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Picture of a crowded tram at Ocean Park Hong Kong

Tunnel Vision

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2014

"In the last ten years, mobile data, smartphones, and social networks have forever changed our existence," writes Brian Yen, who ...

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Picture of diners on a dinner boat in Paris

Mise-en-Seine

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2014

The Seine is the liquid heart of Paris—a conduit of commerce, a source of inspiration for artists, and a ...

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Picture of teenagers at the Fete de la Mare festival in Guinea

Fête de la Mare

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2014

"I was working on a one-year assignment in Diankana, Guinea, a village on a tributary of the Niger River," says ...

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Picture of a man inside a boat and a boy’s reflection on the deck, Istanbul

Two Different Lives

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2014

"I was traveling between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey, by ferry," says Your Shot contributor Merve Ates ...

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Picture of boats on a river in Serbia

In a Fog

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2014

“I always say that the best things happen unexpectedly and spontaneously,” says Antic Zlatko, a member of our Your Shot ...

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Picture of a farmer in a strawberry field, Turkey

Strawberry Fields

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2014

Inhabitants of Hüyük, Turkey, make their living from strawberry production, says community member Seyit Konyali, whose picture was recently featured ...

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Picture of an arcade near the Taj Mahal, India

Agra Hall

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2014

“It was a rainy day when I visited the Taj Mahal last year,” says Your Shot contributor Marco Parenti. “During ...

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Picture of Laguna Colorada in Bolivia

Laguna Colorada

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2014

"I was traveling in South America last year, and one of the last places I visited was Uyuni in Bolivia ...

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Picture of a man standing in an underground river tunnel in London

The Other Underground

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2014

"I've long held a fascination with unseen spaces, and when I first heard about the vast number of lost ...

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