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Fireside Chat

While shooting at the seaside in the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Muhammad Babar Swaleheen was about to pack up when he spotted these men “discussing daily life” around a small fire. Swaleheen asked if he could photograph them, and “they gladly agreed.”

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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Going Electric

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the hunger for electricity is driving dam construction on the lower Mekong in Laos and Cambodia. Bangkok’s CentralWorld complex (at right) houses some 500 shops, a hotel, and an ice-skating rink.

See more pictures from the May 2015 feature story “Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?” »

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Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Sparks Fly

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England. Above, stars wheel in the night sky.

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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Shields Up

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Boatman of Mathura

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathura—birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna—Your Shot member Andrew Louis Kleynhans came across a boatman on the Yamuna River who asked to have his picture taken. To get this angle Kleynhans got on his stomach in the boat’s stern, his feet dangling in the water. “In the end … the boatman was very happy with his image,” he writes.

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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A Stretch of Luck

Red lanterns create a decorative canopy during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, a significant holiday during which millions of Chinese travel home to be with family. In China the color red traditionally symbolizes good fortune and is said to bring happiness and prosperity.

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Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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The Fiercest Form

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in participants’ expressions. The festival is held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India.

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Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Christmas in Kolkata

Families celebrate under a corridor of twinkle lights on Christmas Eve in Kolkata’s Bow Barracks. “This auspicious occasion is celebrated in a very colorful way,” writes Abir Choudhury, a member of our Your Shot community. “I [tried] to highlight them with black and white.”

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Circle of Life

A shoal of sardines resembles an eye on the ocean depths as it swirls near the surface at Thousand Steps Reef off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Your Shot member Federico Cabello photographed and documented Bonaire’s more than 90 official dive sites for his book Bonaire Point to Point. “Thousand Steps Reef was one of these dive sites,” Cabello writes. “It’s reached via a narrow, meandering stone stairway. A long trek but worth it.”

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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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