TAJ MAHAL!!!  (National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest)

National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest

When light pours over the Taj Mahal everything else clears your mind. The tour guides, the crowds, the construction statistics.all become moot. (Photograph by Colin Roohan, National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

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Mustang: Nepal's former Kingdom of Lo

The village of Tangge stands on the edge of a Kali Gandaki tributary. Buildings are packed tightly together to help protect the residents from the strong winds that pick up each afternoon. (Taylor Weidman/The Vanishing Cultures Project)

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Mustang: Nepal's former Kingdom of Lo

Mustang: Lives and Landscape of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom -- This tiny Tibetan kingdom has remained virtually unchanged since the century. Today, Mustang is arguably the best preserved example of traditional Tibetan life left in the world.

Lathmar Holi Festival - India

Lathmar Holi festival

People throw colored powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" in Nandgaon, India on March (Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: police

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Mustang: Nepal's former Kingdom of Lo

A monk leads a horse between the towns of Ghemi and Dhakmar. (Taylor Weidman/The Vanishing Cultures Project) #

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2011 – winning images

Travel Photo of Year: Tibetan wild donkeys. Highly Commended – Natural Elements portfolio A group of kiang (Tibetan wild donkeys) running free through the Himalayan plains around Paryang, west Tibet.

Underwater World of Halmahera Barat

Underwater World of Halmahera Barat

Festival Teluk Jailolo - Maluku, Indonesia

Jailolo Bay Festival has particularly chosen the theme “The Amazing Golden Spice Islands”

Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot high in the air with the help of a rope, in order to win the set prizes. -- Janmashtami and Dahi Haandi was celebrated in Mumbai. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi and try to break it in a bid to win prizes. (Money Sharma)

2012 National Geographic Photography Contest: Money Sharma captured Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot high in the air with the help of a rope, in order to win the set prizes.

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