2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 7, Part 1

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“Powder Color”. Personal project to explore the power of the color powder on face. Photo location: Montréal. (Photo and caption by Christopher Dormoy/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Raise me up…Mother’s day…” Raise me up..Siti Damia Faqihah,6 month olds, being raise by her mother, Siti Esah Manab,35 years old. Siti Esah Manab, 35 originated from Kedah Darul Aman currently living in Kuala Lumpur. She is a fulltime housewife and mother to 3 beautiful children consist of 1 boy and 2 girls. Her husband have a same problem as her, currently works at massage center in kuala Lumpur for a living. She have eye sight problem since born now have 2 children with the same problem. Photo location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo and caption by Faihan Ghani/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Fields of Sounds”. At Renazzo, Italian village of the Po valley, the members of the musical band, get ready for a show in the middle of farmland typical of the area. Photo location: Renazzo, Emilia Romagna, Italy. (Photo and caption by Mirco Balboni/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Temper”. A young girl throws a temper tantrum in a Bangkok shopping mall. Photo location: Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia. (Photo and caption by Adam Birkan/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Biltigiri”. The chef of Ramnami people in Chhattisgarh,India. Ramnami tattoo the name of the lord “Ram” on their body. Their entire focus is on the name of Ram, the name of God that is most dear to them. The Ramnami Samaj is a sect of harijan (Untouchable) Ram. Formed in the 1890s, the sect has become a dominant force in the religious life of the area. The tattoo is the result of their devotion and also, a gift and an acknowledgement from Ram. Photo location: Chhattisgarh, India. (Photo and caption by Passarini Mattia/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Mr. X from Burwa”. Mr. X from Burwa (Himachal Pradesh, India) sits proud on the terrace of his house. Underneath is his cow, posing perfectly. Photo location: Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Photo and caption by Oliver Schranz/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Breaking News”. First class travellers are getting ready for a hot and humid 18 hours train ride from Yangon to Bagan. Photo location: Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo and caption by Antoine Bruneau/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Cross and Girl”. A girl ran through the hill of cross. Photo location: Siauliai, Lithuania. (Photo and caption by Hideki Mizuta/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“The Kaparot Ceremony”. During a stroll in Williamsburg, New York while on holiday, I came across this Hasidic Kaparot ceremony. The older men and women were teaching the children, who tended to the chickens, how the ceremony was performed. Kaparot, meaning “atonements”, is a ritual deemed by those who practise it as a transfer of the sins of the past year on to the chicken. After the ceremony, the chicken is ritually slaughtered and often the meat is distributed to the poor. Photo location: Williamsburg, New York City, USA. (Photo and caption by Kieran Gosney/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Taking-Off”. On my way back from visiting the Me Nu’s Brick Monastery, I heard some children laughing by the river. My natural curiosity drew me to follow the happy sounds. The heat of day had finally given way to some coolness which these children were enjoying, while playing and competing in a diving contest. Photo location: Inwa, Myanmar. (Photo and caption by Antoine Bruneau/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Catch of the Day”. The sun was setting as a woman on Long Bien bridge hastily gutted and sold fresh fish to commuters on their way home. Photo location: Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo and caption by Alexander Savvas/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Intha fishermen”. The Ethnic Intha lives on the water of Inle Lake in Myanmar, and is composed primarily of skilled fishermen. They are famous for their original way of paddling, in fact, than the hands help with one leg, with which “wrap” the oar, slipping silently as snakes on water color inchistro of their lake. Photo location: Inle Lake, Myanmar. (Photo and caption by Michele Martinelli/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Cyprus tree in fog”. The fog rolled in along the coastal area of Big Sur, California and began clearing when it revealed this dramatic image of a lone cyprus tree. Photo location: Big Sur, California, USA. (Photo and caption by Stephen Hulbert/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“A Daybreak”. I went up through thick clouds to the high point expecting to get above it. As darkness went out, Mt. Fuji appeared above the sea of clouds in the red sky. Photo location: Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo and caption by Hidetoshi Kikuchi/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Good morning sunshine”. Working on rice terraces. Photo location: Yunnan, China. (Photo and caption by Cezary Filew/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Mingun bell”. A buddhist man is gonna play the Mingun bell, the biggest suspended and working bell in the world. Photo location: Mingun, Myanmar. (Photo and caption by Michele Martinelli/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Glenfinnan Viaduct”. Steam Train passing the Glenfinnan viaduct. Photo location: Scotland. (Photo and caption by Vytenis Malisauskas/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Heaven of dried tomatoes”. Kinik, the district of Manisa in Turkey, well known place for dried tomatoes. Despite the difficult conditions, the children of workers having ability to keep their happiness at top level. Photo location: Turkey. (Photo and caption by Melih Sular/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“Graian Alps”. Nature always find ways to amaze, sometimes you just need to only stop and stare. Photo location: Graian Alps, Chamonix, France. (Photo and caption by Kostas Petrakis/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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“The Tanneries Of Fez”. The hard workers of the Fez tanneries. Photo location: Morocco. (Photo and caption by Ed Schofield/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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