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Rings of Fire

“[This is] the main attraction on the beaches of Kho Phi Phi, Thailand, at night,” says William Kerdoncuff, who submitted this picture to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. “A lot of bars hire young people to put on fire shows to attract tourists.”

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Procession of the Mysteries

Your Shot member Willem Kuijpers captured this shot during the 24-hour I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily, during which the stations of the cross are carried through the city on the Friday and Saturday of Holy Week. “I came across this situation on the morning of Easter Saturday,” Kujipers says. “The participants were getting very tired and I had to wait a lot because of the slow movement of the procession. The heavy stations are carried by the guilds of the city, each accompanied by a music group playing funeral music and a group of women and children.”

Kujipers has been attending such processions in Sicily since 2002.

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Hugging

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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Island in the Sky

“There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. “To bring us back to Earth, a fish has left a ripple in the water on the left-hand side of the shot. The scene was amazing to witness, let alone be lucky enough to photograph—totally the right place at the right time.”

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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Burmese Rays

“In Old Bagan, Burma [Myanmar], a young monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside a pagoda,” says Marcelo Castro of this picture he submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

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Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Skimming the Surface

“A local gets airborne as he hits the breaking waves with his skimboard at the Barangay Urbiztondo beach in San Juan, La Union, Philippines, dubbed the north’s surfing capital,” writes Richard Balonglong, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. “This coming summer, tourists once again are expected to flock beach resorts to unwind.”

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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Happiness Is a Warm Sun

“It was the first beautiful winter day in over a month, and the sun came out and everybody just stopped,” says Kersti Kalberg, a member of our Your Shot community. “The world almost stood still, and the silent happiness just poured in.”

Kalberg went for a walk to enjoy the day, as did many others, including the pony, Rainbow, found standing in the sunlight. “It looked like he was just feeling the sunlight and fresh air. I found it something remarkable, as if he were there for me to finally understand how similar people and animals sometimes are.”

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Homeward Bound

“Two Vietnamese ladies walk home along the popular sand dunes in Mui Ne in Phan Thiet, Vietnam,” says Ng Yeow Kee, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. “Mui Ne remains a must-see in Vietnam and is popular among tourists.”

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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