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Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | Night crawls in the street of Calcutta can reveal many things, like a spontaneous dance act under the floodlights. For more cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto #indiandance #streetphotography #dancing #dance #bollywood


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Photo by @irablockphoto | In Iceland, not far from Reykjavik, is the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, the largest geothermal bath in the world. Both tourists and locals take advantage of the waters in this man-made attraction, located in a lava field. The warm waters are supplied from the nearby Svartsengi Power Station. The mineral-rich waters are not only relaxing, they're said to be helpful for skin issues like psoriasis. As the lagoon is located near the Keflavik Airport, many tourists stop by on their way home. #bluelagoon #geothermal #spa #iceland #steam #fog


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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | The “Borderless” exhibition, Mori Building, Odaiba, Tokyo. To call the exhibits at the teamLab Digital Art Museum immersive is an understatement, as the goal of the designers is to dissolve the imaginary walls between art and the viewer. The new museum, which opened last summer in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, is a two-floor series of rooms filled with psychedelic shape-shifting light shows and projections, most of which can be altered by touching the wall where they appear. The title of the exhibition is "Borderless," which defines the philosophy of teamLab, a 400-person cooperative of artists, designers, programmers, engineers, and architects, all dedicated to smashing preconceived boundaries, stimulating the senses, and blending the traditional with the futuristic. Unlike in most museums, photography is encouraged. In fact, the museum has been described as “the most Instagrammable spot” in Tokyo. It’s also one of the hardest exhibits to leave, as it is like finding the exit of a maze. #borderless #odaiba #tokyo


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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Crowds of travelers and commuters converge at King's Cross. In 2012 the Victorian-era St Pancras International and King's Cross rail stations were both given dramatic updates. A modern twist adorns the original facade of King's Cross, which sees 47 million riders a year, including legions of Harry Potter fans. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the London story I covered for the @natgeo site. #London #architecture #kingscross #britain #people #city


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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | "I was a guest at a kabaddi game, and thought he was one of the players sitting on the side. So I commented 'well played!' He looked at me, confused and replied, 'Ummmm...Thank you?!!' Half embarrassed, half not registering what he said, I walked away." "She redeemed herself at the celebratory dinner, and we started texting a fair bit. Oddly enough, I told my closest friends that I haven't met this girl yet, but I get the feeling I'm going to marry her." "I did a little background checkup," she giggles. "Stalking me on social media helps! She started retweeting, then added me on Facebook by mistake while she was telling how crap Facebook was to get to know someone. And she still claims to have no idea how to use the internet," he chimes in jokingly. "I told my best friend I'm marrying Suhail on our second date." #indianwedding #mumbai #wedding #love #india


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Photo by @edkashi | Young performers rehearse for the Republic Day parade in India, near the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India, on January 24, 2015.


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Photo by @noralorek | Emmanuel Taban (sitting), 10, and friends watch a soccer game on a playground in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. NGOs have opened several child-friendly spaces for kids to play in around the settlement. Here children can make their own toys, get some rest from school or work at home, and simply do what children should do: play! According to UNHCR, 60 percent of refugees fleeing South Sudan are children. As in all Ugandan refugee settlements, the young population in Bidibidi is high; many classes have up to 250 pupils, and big families grow even further when a child loses his or her parents and is taken in by others. Bidibidi is, with its more than 270,000 people, considered one of the world's largest refugee settlements. On assignment for @natgeo, August 2017.


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Photo by @CarltonWard | A juvenile coyote trips a motion-sensing camera trap on a cattle ranch in the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Coyote populations have expanded throughout Florida in recent decades and are now present in every county. Eradication of wolves and clearing forests for agriculture in the eastern U.S. reduced competition for coyotes and created more of their preferred rangeland habitat, allowing eastward expansion from the Great Plains starting in the 1940s. Some people see coyotes as invasive pests threatening livestock and wild game, while others see them as beneficial—controlling rodent populations and filling the ecological niche of regionally extinct red wolves. Eastern coyotes are larger than their western counterparts, possibly due to hybridization with remnant red wolves. Florida panthers are known to prey on coyotes, and observations suggest that coyote populations have decreased in areas where the panther population has recently recovered. #PathofthePanther #Coyote #FloridaWildlifeCorridor #KeepFLWild @FL_WildCorridor


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Photo by @dguttenfelder | At low tide, people surround the gate to Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) on Japan’s Miyajima island.


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Photo by @johnstanmeyer | We came upon these boys at the Ganges River three weeks ago while I was walking with Paul Salopek on @outofedenwalk in Varanasi. They were watching others make their pujas, offerings to the sacred river, one of those moments in passing something pleasantly magical happens. #onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #varanasi #hinduism #boys


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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Fatima, an Afghan refugee mother, holds her five-month-old daughter Elahne at their shelter in a camp near Belgrade, Serbia. Fatima's image was part of my @natgeo story “Young and Stranded”. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen @everydayrefugees and @mmuheisenpublic #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen


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Photo by @jimmy_chin | Morning commute on the staggering formation of Ulvetanna with @conrad_anker. Climbing with Conrad will never get old...and apparently neither will he. Ulvetanna, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. #tnfantarctica17 For more mountain adventures around the world, follow @jimmy_chin.


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