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Photo of the Day : People & Culture

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Picture of a man standing in a mosque in Shiraz, Iran

Rays of Color

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2016

Nasir al-Mulk, a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, is known as the Pink Mosque for the use of pink tiles ...

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Picture of monks in Myanmar

Reverent Light

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2016

Your Shot member Jongsung Ryu, who submitted this photo, captured a solemn moment inside a temple in Myanmar: a shaft ...

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Picture of a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle

Eagle Hunter

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2016

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic ...

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Picture of a bather at the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Sacred Swim

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2016

A quiet morning at Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, afforded ...

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Picture of a street scene reflected on a window in Montpellier, France

Reflections

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2016

Your Shot member Yuri Rasin found a clever way to capture the scene in Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, France ...

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Picture of people covered in red dust for Holi celebrations in India

Cheery Red

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2016

Tarun Chhabra’s 15-year effort to capture Indian culture in a “self-initiated” photo project has yielded this “good and rare ...

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Picture of two children looking at sea life at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Fleeting Glances

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2016

Fish and preschoolers consider one another in this image submitted by Your Shot member Jennifer Giliberto. She made this photo ...

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Picture of boys skateboarding on Venice Beach in California

Boys of Dogtown

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2016

Venice Beach is one of the most legendary skateboard spots there is—not just in Southern California, but around the ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at Iguazú Falls from above

Falls Down

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2016

Your Shot member Thomas Major saw the opportunity to create this image from above while in Foz do Iguaçu in ...

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Picture of grizzly bears walking down Park Road in Denali National Park, Alaska

Bear Jam

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2016

A mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali National Park and Preserve’s 92-mile-long Park Road ...

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Picture of men practicing drums at Kerala Kalamandalam, India

Beat the Drum

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2016

Students study the chenda, or wooden drum, at India’s Kerala Kalamandalam, a famous art and culture school. “After a ...

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Picture of people relaxing on a beach in Ortigia, Sicily

Pebbles on the Beach

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2016

“I liked the vivid colors from the parasols and the towels, the curve of the waterline, and the bathers across ...

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Picture of a man training a horse in Utah

Urban Cowboy

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2016

A man trains a horse at his mother’s ranch in Utah. Photographer Brice Portolano was trying to “get the ...

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Picture of Buddhist prayer flags in Kunzum Pass, India

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2016

Buddhist prayer flags frame a stupa at Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh, India. “There were plenty of flags around and ...

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Picture of people walking on a boardwalk across a lake in Croatia

Above the Boardwalk

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2016

People stroll on a wooden walkway through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Your Shot member Robert Klaric writes that ...

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Picture of a boy making a traditional red umbrella in Myanmar

Seeing Red

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2016

Interested in observing local tradition and culture in Myanmar (Burma), Naing Thu Soe visited a traditional umbrella works in the ...

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Picture of a woman walking through the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Golden Opportunity

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2015

While traveling from the Netherlands to Nepal, Your Shot member Chris Wilde captured this photo of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque ...

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Picture of Diwali festival fireworks in Uttarakhand, India

Festival of Lights Show

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2015

Your Shot member Arvind Sharma shares this image of an evening Diwali celebration in his hometown of Dehra Dun in ...

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Picture of a woman swimming in the pool of a greenery-covered hotel in Singapore

A Tranquil Dip

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2015

In Singapore, which aims to be a “city in a garden,” greenery cascading off a luxury hotel soothes a guest ...

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Picture of a man kneeling in front of a white horse in the desert

Quiet Companions

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2015

A desert sunrise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, offers a radiant backdrop for this quiet moment captured by Glenn Jacobs ...

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Picture of a large stone house in Portugal

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2015

While on a trip to Portugal, Your Shot member Daria Chuvaeva “heard from a local barman [about] an unusual stone ...

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Picture of umbrellas illuminated in a bamboo forest

Enlightened

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2015

Photographing autumn foliage in Kyoto, Japan, Your Shot community member Aurora Simionescu came upon these illuminated paper umbrellas in a ...

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Picture of a girl walking on a Moroccan street

Out of the Blue

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2015

“The winding streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco, are coated in wonderful blue tones,” writes Your Shot community member Matt Dutile. “I ...

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Picture of a monk walking along a corridor in Myanmar

Staircase of Light

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2015

While visiting a temple in Myanmar, Joe Leung caught this moment of reflection. “While we were waiting to enter the ...

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Picture of men herding sheep on dusty road in Turkey

Flock of Dust

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2015

A group of herders tend to their flock of sheep on the dusty roads near Nemrut Mountain in Turkey. “I ...

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Picture of Kazakh newlyweds in Mongolia

Just Married

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2015

While on a photo expedition in western Mongolia, Your Shot member Dimitar Karanikolov had the opportunity to photograph a traditional ...

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Picture of monks releasing lanterns in Thailand

Fire Flies

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2015

While exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the days following the Loi Krathong festival, Your Shot member Joost Hardesmeets happened upon ...

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Picture of an amusement park ride inside a nuclear reactor in Germany

Take a Swing

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2015

This nuclear reactor at Kalkar, Germany, was finished just before the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine—and never used. It ...

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Picture of people paddleboarding in Slovenia

Silhouettes at Sea

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2015

[This] photo was taken alongside our Slovenian coast in early September,” writes Your Shot member Davorin Volavsek. “The sight of ...

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Picture of a snowy street scene in Istanbul

Snowed Out

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2015

“I was very fortunate to have witnessed a record-breaking snowstorm in Istanbul this past February,” writes Olga Gamburg of this ...

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Picture of people riding on top of train in Bangladesh

Riding High

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2015

The lush greenery of Bangladesh blurs past riders atop a train near Dhaka. The men are heading home to their ...

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Picture of a man diving into a geothermal pool in Iceland

A Geothermal Swim

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2015

“My Swedish friend and I decided (pretty easily) that a dive into a ... geothermally heated pool sounded abundantly more pleasant ...

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Picture of man rowing boat in Varanasi

Sunrise Sweep

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2015

“I was lucky to visit Varanasi during the [bird] migration. Morning boat rides are the ultimate thing to do during ...

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Picture of military helicopter training at night

Maneuvers in the Dark

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2015

U.S. military special forces members conduct fast rope and hoisting training during exercises at Holloman Air Force Base in ...

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Picture of Indian women in veils walking down a staircase

In the Pink

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2015

“[These ladies] were leaving work in the afternoon,” explains Dasha Horita, who submitted this photo of women in India, uniformly ...

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Picture of Colombo train station in Sri Lanka

Coastal Commute

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2015

Shot in black and white, Marcel Koláček’s recent photo of a scene at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in ...

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