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    [Rasta Daughter]. Photo by Selwane Evodia Melamu (Johannesburg, South Africa). Photographed in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2012.


    [Rasta Daughter]. Photo by Selwane Evodia Melamu (Johannesburg, South Africa). Photographed in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2012.




    [An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012]. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.


    [An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012]. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.




    [The Last Pollen Spore Preparing to Leave a Ladybug Trying to Hold On, Because It Didn't Want to Be Alone]. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.


    [The Last Pollen Spore Preparing to Leave a Ladybug Trying to Hold On, Because It Didn't Want to Be Alone]. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.




    [Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!]. Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.


    [Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!]. Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.




    [Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand]. Photo by Daniel Nahabedian (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.


    [Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand]. Photo by Daniel Nahabedian (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.




    [Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley]. Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.


    [Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley]. Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.




    [Ants Holding Seeds]. Photo by Eko Adiyanto (Bekasi, Indonesia). Photographed in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, April 2012.


    [Ants Holding Seeds]. Photo by Eko Adiyanto (Bekasi, Indonesia). Photographed in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, April 2012.




    [Grandpa’s Helper]. Photo by Jenny Braun (Hampton, Minnesota). Photographed in Hampton, Minnesota, July 2012.


    [Grandpa’s Helper]. Photo by Jenny Braun (Hampton, Minnesota). Photographed in Hampton, Minnesota, July 2012.




    [A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar]. Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.


    [A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar]. Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.




    [Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes]. Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.


    [Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes]. Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.




    [A Man-Made Ice Geyser]. Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.


    [A Man-Made Ice Geyser]. Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.




    [Musicians Arriving at the Bullring]. Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.


    [Musicians Arriving at the Bullring]. Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.




    [Twisted]. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011.


    [Twisted]. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011.




    [A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky]. Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.


    [A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky]. Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.




    [Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season]. Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.


    [Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season]. Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.




    [Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old]. Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.


    [Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old]. Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.




    [Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption]. Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.


    [Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption]. Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.




    [Apple Guy on Location in the Desert]. Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May 2011.


    [Apple Guy on Location in the Desert]. Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May 2011.




    [Il Duomo di Firenze]. The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Photo by Garret Suhrie (Los Angeles, California). Photographed in Florence, Italy, October 2011.


    [Il Duomo di Firenze]. The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Photo by Garret Suhrie (Los Angeles, California). Photographed in Florence, Italy, October 2011.




    [Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana]. Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012.


    [Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana]. Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012.




    [River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China]. Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.


    [River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China]. Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.




    [People Harvesting Salt at Sunset]. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.


    [People Harvesting Salt at Sunset]. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.




    [Breeding Penguins]. Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.


    [Breeding Penguins]. Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.




    [Baby Owl in Studio]. Photo by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK). Photographed in Southport, UK, November 2012.


    [Baby Owl in Studio]. Photo by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK). Photographed in Southport, UK, November 2012.




    [The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier]. Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012.


    [The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier]. Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012.


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[Rasta Daughter]. Photo by Selwane Evodia Melamu (Johannesburg, South Africa). Photographed in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2012.


[Rasta Daughter]. Photo by Selwane Evodia Melamu (Johannesburg, South Africa). Photographed in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2012.




[An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012]. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.


[An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012]. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.




[The Last Pollen Spore Preparing to Leave a Ladybug Trying to Hold On, Because It Didn't Want to Be Alone]. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.


[The Last Pollen Spore Preparing to Leave a Ladybug Trying to Hold On, Because It Didn't Want to Be Alone]. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.




[Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!]. Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.


[Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!]. Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.




[Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand]. Photo by Daniel Nahabedian (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.


[Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand]. Photo by Daniel Nahabedian (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.




[Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley]. Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.


[Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley]. Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.




[Ants Holding Seeds]. Photo by Eko Adiyanto (Bekasi, Indonesia). Photographed in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, April 2012.


[Ants Holding Seeds]. Photo by Eko Adiyanto (Bekasi, Indonesia). Photographed in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, April 2012.




[Grandpa’s Helper]. Photo by Jenny Braun (Hampton, Minnesota). Photographed in Hampton, Minnesota, July 2012.


[Grandpa’s Helper]. Photo by Jenny Braun (Hampton, Minnesota). Photographed in Hampton, Minnesota, July 2012.




[A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar]. Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.


[A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar]. Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.




[Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes]. Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.


[Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes]. Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.




[A Man-Made Ice Geyser]. Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.


[A Man-Made Ice Geyser]. Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.




[Musicians Arriving at the Bullring]. Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.


[Musicians Arriving at the Bullring]. Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.




[Twisted]. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011.


[Twisted]. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011.




[A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky]. Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.


[A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky]. Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.




[Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season]. Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.


[Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season]. Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.




[Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old]. Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.


[Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old]. Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.




[Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption]. Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.


[Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption]. Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.




[Apple Guy on Location in the Desert]. Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May 2011.


[Apple Guy on Location in the Desert]. Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May 2011.




[Il Duomo di Firenze]. The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Photo by Garret Suhrie (Los Angeles, California). Photographed in Florence, Italy, October 2011.


[Il Duomo di Firenze]. The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Photo by Garret Suhrie (Los Angeles, California). Photographed in Florence, Italy, October 2011.




[Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana]. Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012.


[Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana]. Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012.




[River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China]. Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.


[River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China]. Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.




[People Harvesting Salt at Sunset]. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.


[People Harvesting Salt at Sunset]. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.




[Breeding Penguins]. Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.


[Breeding Penguins]. Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.




[Baby Owl in Studio]. Photo by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK). Photographed in Southport, UK, November 2012.


[Baby Owl in Studio]. Photo by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK). Photographed in Southport, UK, November 2012.




[The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier]. Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012.


[The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier]. Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012.


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