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Picture of a child on a fair swing in Horezu, Romania

Swing Away

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2016

A child swings through the air on a fair ride in Horezu, Romania. Your Shot member Marius Cinteza, who made ...

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Picture of railroad cars aligned in a Houston, Texas, rail yard

Sidelined

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2016

Stored railroad cars lend pattern and color to a Houston, Texas, rail yard in this aerial image submitted by Your ...

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Picture of women sitting on the wall of a shrine in Lahore, Pakistan

Box Seats

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2016

In Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, something has caught the attention of these women resting against a brightly painted ...

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Picture of a girl in an astronaut costume holding silver balloons 

Exploring All Avenues

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2016

In Huntington, New York, Your Shot member Juan Osorio’s daughter dreams of a trip that’s out of this ...

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Picture of a ranger surveying a lava field in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hot Spot

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2016

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, a ranger surveys a new lava field created by ...

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Picture of men chatting on an overlook in the Sarawat Mountains

Friends in High Places

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2016

While men chat on a perch in the Sarawat Mountains, sun rays create a dramatic sky over the valley below ...

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Picture of pedestrians crossing a street in Tokyo

Crossing the Lines

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2016

Pedestrians make their way across an intersection in Tokyo. Given the crowded intersections the city is known for, this crossing ...

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Picture of a stained glass window's multicolored reflection in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain

Different Light

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2016

Sunlight beams through a stained glass window in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, spotlighting orbs of color onto an adjacent wall ...

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Picture of the temple of Poseidon in Greece

Sea Meets Sky

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2016

Floodlights illuminate the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, at Cape Sounion, Greece. The cults of ancient Greece helped ...

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Picture of a boy on a horse in India

Man's Other Best Friend

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2016

The rising sun in Hyderabad, India, silhouettes a boy on his horse through an archway. While a horse won’t ...

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Picture of hot-air balloons illuminated before launching in Canada

Flying Light

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2016

Like giant lanterns, hot-air balloons glow by the light of their burners “during a [sunset] kickoff for the Canadian Hot ...

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Picture of tourists visiting the Erechtheion in Athens

Timeless Temple

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2016

People mill around the Erechtheion, a temple to Athena erected in 421–406 B.C., which occupies the most sacred ...

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Picture of a woman collecting water lilies in Vietnam

Morning Harvest

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2016

A woman harvests water lilies in the fertile Mekong Delta in Vietnam. “This is a one-kilometer [0.6-mile] pond,” Nhan ...

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Picture of the New York City skyline seen through colored glass

A Fresh Look

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2016

In this single-exposure image submitted by Your Shot member Dave Paek, the New York City skyline, including One World Trade ...

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Picture of the waterfront in Fenghuang, China

Time-Tested Town

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2016

Your Shot community member Dominic Rubin captured this waterfront image of Fenghuang, China. The ancient town, a World Heritage site ...

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Picture of people swimming with bioluminescent organisms in Thailand

Halo Effect

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2016

Bioluminescent phytoplankton surround swimmers in circles of brilliant blue light. Your Shot member Will Strathmann captured this image while in ...

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Picture of a retro motel in Rialto, California

West and Relaxation

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2016

A retro motel in Rialto, California, awash in the soft glow of twilight, beckons road-weary travelers. “In the American West ...

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Picture of children and a dog playing in a pond in Arkansas

A Fetching Diversion

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2016

“The kids [were] sick and it [had] been raining for 24 hours … We decided to drive to the neighbor’s ...

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Picture of a yellow street scene in Izamal, Mexico

Streets of Gold

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2016

A man’s shirt matches the golden hue of the buildings in the town of Izamal, Mexico. Situated in Yucatán ...

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Picture of a skier in Hakuba, Japan

Powdery Playground

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2016

A skier takes a route through the trees in Hakuba, Japan. Situated in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba is a favorite ...

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Picture of legs sticking out of a tent at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

A Perfect View

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2016

The sun’s rays set flame to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park’s most recognizable land features: the Mittens, the ...

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Picture of people relaxing at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Dip Into the Blue

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2016

One of Iceland’s most visited attractions, the man-made Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík remains at a constant temperature between 98 ...

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Picture of a windmill and a bride in Spain

Watching Her Step

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2016

A bride steps carefully through the plains in front of a windmill, one of several in Campo de Criptana, Spain ...

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Picture of a red classic car and dilapidated buildings in Havana, Cuba

The Fabric of Life

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2016

“[This photo has] all the makings of a perfect artist’s palette,” writes Your Shot community member Toni Wallachy about ...

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Picture of a man in a crowd during Holi in India

Faith and Frolic

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2016

Amid a throng of energetic revelers, a man looks upward at a Holi celebration in India. “The unifying [festival of ...

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Picture of a boy playing on a basketball court in Hong Kong

Child's Play

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2016

Against the backdrop of a high-rise as colorful as the ball court, a child in Hong Kong lets off some ...

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Picture of a window and bridge in Mumbai, India

In Good Shape

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2016

From his vantage point at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India, Your Shot member Fanil Rajgor made this ...

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Picture of women in traditional clothing climbing a hill in Peru

Fortune Favors the Bold

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2016

In the highland province of Canas in Peru, women dressed in traditional costumes ascend a hill, “where they will dance ...

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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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