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    25 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

    For the past 9 years Smithsonian Magazine has been holding an annual photo contest. Here are 25 of this year's finalists. (via theantlantic.com).

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    Three fishermen in Inkle Lake by David Lazar.

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    50 toes by Nimai Ghosh.

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    Blue Ice Cave by Jamie Scarrow.

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    Where the soul meets the body by Laura Diliberto.

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    Jabulani the elephant greeting his caretaker by Paula Durham.

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    A White Collared Kingfisher (halcyon chloris) dives out of the water, after a quick afternoon dip in the Kinabatangan River, Borneo by C.S. Ling.

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    The shadow strikes back by Tihomir Trichkov.

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    Shrimp within vase sponge by William Goodwin.

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    Brooklyn Bridge by Wayne Bennett.

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    Teala above and below water by Bridget Bailey.

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    Segways on tour in Valencia near a modern building by Marcel van Balken.

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    The golden rock by David Lazar.

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    The Kara women are the backbone of the tribe by photographer Nicholas Wiesnet.

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    Forgotten office by Robyn Meyer.

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    Moonrise over Northern Lights by Ben Hattenbach.

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    Everything will be all right by Brian Day.

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    Behind the blue by Paolo Patruno.

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    Wanting to see her big brother during his baseball game by Stephanie Fox.

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    Neighborly dispute by Donald Montemorra.

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    The diversity of ordinary life by Branko Stojanovic.

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    Ranch dog taking a break from work by Jamie Illian.

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    Steam from Mammoth Hot Springs by Steven Ross.

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    Color palettes by Janwalai Kusuwan.

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    King Penguins by Jamie Scarrow.

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    A homeless boy sleeping inside the train by Budi Prakasa.

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