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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of people rinsing off on the beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Summit Meeting

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2016

In the low-angled light of afternoon, a woman and child shower on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ...

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Picture of an island in Sweden from the air

Dream House

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2016

During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers ...

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Picture of colorful houses in India

A Colorful Past

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2016

Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add ...

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Picture of people and a baby in a boat in Cambodia

Still Waters

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2016

A baby naps in a rowboat on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which ...

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Picture of people riding bikes in Valencia, Spain

Cultural Spin

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2016

In Valencia, Spain, bike riders roll past the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in the City of Arts and Sciences complex ...

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Picture of women in a lantern shop in Hoi An, Vietnam

Light Conversation

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2016

Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active ...

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Picture of people sitting in the shade of a large rock in India

Butter Believe Your Eyes

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2016

Your Shot community member Achintya Guchhait captured this photo of brave “travelers and locals taking shelter under a huge rock ...

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Picture of a monk in front of Bayon Temple in Cambodia

Reflections

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2016

In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a ...

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Picture of the Peak 2 Peak gondola in British Columbia

The High Life

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2016

Your Shot member Heather West provides a rainy-day view from the Peak 2 Peak gondola, which spans 2.7 miles ...

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Picture of a carousel at night in Rome, Italy

Midnight Magic

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2016

On a carousel in Rome, Italy, backlight seems to animate one of the horses. This image was submitted by Your ...

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Picture of people enjoying an evening in Hot Springs, Montana

Saturday Night in Hot Springs

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2016

These customers don’t seem to mind the company of just a few friends. Carsten Bockermann snapped this photo of ...

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Picture of the windshield of a vintage Chevy car in Cuba

Retro Ride

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2016

Your Shot member Lorraine Yip offers a glimpse of historic Camagüey, Cuba, from the inside of a 1950s Chevrolet Bel ...

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Picture of people on a snowy beach in the Lofoten Islands

Arctic Surf

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2016

Surfers wait for the perfect icy swell at this seemingly unlikely surfing spot: Unstad Beach in Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of a car stunt in India

Take a Spin

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2016

From his perch on the spectator’s platform, Your Shot member Martin Nittala captured this photo of stunt riders on ...

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Picture of a woman posing for a portrait in Ladakh, India

A Fine Portrait

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2016

When he made this photo, Your Shot member Hassan Altaif was an invited guest in this woman’s home in ...

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Picture of a Hindu ceremony procession in Bali, Indonesia

Decorous Procession

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2016

Famed for its lush scenery, and arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, the island of Bali is also home ...

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Picture of women covered in colorful dust during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, India

The Color of Peace

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2016

During Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in Vrindavan, India, two elderly women sit serenely, blanketed in the brightly colored ...

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Picture of women gathering fishing nets in Myanmar

Final Preparations

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2016

Ngapali, Myanmar, a coastal area along the Bay of Bengal, is dotted with traditional fishing villages. In this photo shared ...

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Picture of a man standing in a lake in India

Sunrise Ritual

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2016

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for ...

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Picture of people relaxing outside in Pushkar, India

Warmth and Color

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2016

A woman in Pushkar, India, flashes a smile for Your Shot community member Lone Israelsen, who submitted this photo. “I ...

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Picture of a man fishing in a clear river in India

In the Clear

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2016

From his vantage point, Mohnish Bisht was able to capture the stunning clarity of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, a ...

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Picture of people relaxing in a park in Munich, Germany

Au Naturel

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2016

In Munich, Germany, summer attracts sunbathers, clothed and otherwise, to the grassy banks of the Schwabinger Bach. The English Garden ...

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Picture of a person performing a Tibetan ritual

Standing in the Light

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2016

In the northern reaches of China’s Yunnan Province, in the front range of the Himalaya, many of the people ...

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Picture of two men relaxing by the seaside in Beirut, Lebanon

Friends in Fair Weather

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2016

At a seaside facility in Beirut, Lebanon, “two old-time friends,” writes photographer Yasmina B., “enjoy life by the beach.” Once ...

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Picture of people harvesting rubber sap in China

A Slow Draw

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2016

Because rubber sap flows best at night, tappers in Xishuangbanna, China, use headlamps to light the trees while they work ...

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Picture of a monk reading in Myanmar

A Quiet Spot

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2016

A young monk in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan has found a quiet spot to read. The archway behind ...

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Picture of people fishing in Australia

Gold Coast Party

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2016

Your Shot member T. Zhang snapped this photo of a bevy of people fishing on Australia’s Gold Coast in ...

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Picture of a woman running through the Sahara desert in Morocco

Free to Fly

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2016

When photographer and Your Shot member Logan Swayze and his wife spent two days in the Sahara in Morocco, they ...

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Picture of a person checking red fishing net for damage in Vietnam

Make and Mend

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2016

In the Mekong Delta town of My Tho, Vietnam, a flowing expanse of fishing net is carefully checked for damage ...

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Picture of the sun shining through the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France

Aglow in the City of Light

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2016

Your Shot community member Noemie Trusty submitted this stunning photo taken in the City of Light: the sun gleaming through ...

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Picture of men fishing in Myanmar

Balancing Act

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2016

Your Shot member Marco Marcone snapped this artfully framed shot of fishermen balancing on small fishing vessels on Inle Lake ...

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Picture of people camping in the Philippines

Cloud Camp

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2016

While awaiting sunrise atop Osmena Peak in Cebu, an island province in the Philippines, Your Shot member Mc Daniels Cirunay ...

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Picture of a couple kissing on New Year's Eve in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Romance in a Crowd

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2016

Few cities are more romanticized than Paris, and Your Shot member Chenkun Long was able to capture that spirit in ...

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Picture of workers on scaffolding in Beijing

Setting the Stage

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2016

The 2008 Beijing Olympics brought a construction boom to the city; while it has slowed since then, the construction hasn ...

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Picture of the sunset in Oia, Greece

Painted Sky

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2016

While visiting Oia, on the Greek island of Santorini, Your Shot member Soroush Etemad was “mesmerized by [the] captivating beauty ...

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Picture of a laborer carrying large chunks of sulfur in Indonesia

The Devil's Gold

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2016

Your Shot member Maciej Dakowicz had always wanted to see Kawah Ijen in Indonesia and made sure to find his ...

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