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natgeo Photo by @TomasVH. A smile is one of our most basic and simple reactions. Yet in photojournalism, it’s almost a taboo to show. When documenting natural disasters, conflict and poverty, we photographers often search for a distinct moment which captures the grave circumstances, often avoiding the joy and triumph of the human spirit which appears even in the most challenging circumstances. This photo of members of the Young Communist League in China is part of a new exhibition by top photojournalists focusing on smiles. Featuring 85 photographs by the @VIIPhoto collective, the exhibition can be seen through May 1, 2014 at Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street
New York , NY. What makes you smile? Submit your own smile photo using the hashtag #ShareMySmile.
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14h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. A baby captive bred #panda sits in a basket as it is moved from a building at the panda breeding center of Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya'an, #Sichuan, #China. China may be on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador and in the process put the wild back into an icon.

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17h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Sending prayers out for all my friends who are beginning the climbing season in the #Khumbu, both western and Sherpa!!! In this image Dorji Sonam participates in a puja (an expression of honor, worship, and devotion, which also invites blessings upon the climbing party) for @alpenglowexpeditions below #AmaDablam last fall. #Nepal #Himalayas 17h

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19h natgeo
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natgeo @paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo. Zeke Lau,@haynsupahman, a gentle Hawaiian warrior full of Aloha spirit shreds waves like a beast as seen here at #pipeline. With @cristinamittermeier. Zeke took his own picture with a @gopro camera while working with us on our @assignment. Thank you to his entire #ohana @llau85 for making us feel welcome. #hawaiianpride #power #grace 19h

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21h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @coryrichards A Weathered Pakistani flag flutters above simple fibre glass dome that serves as a semi permanent residence for Pakistani soldiers engaged in the Indo Pak conflict, an ongoing war fought in the high Karakoram Himalaya. These high military bases, some at altitudes as high as 20,000 ft. are destitute and inhospitable places where many young men on both sides of the conflict often die from exposure and elements before any open fighting puts them in danger. Avalanches, cold, and frostbite can be far more lethal than bullets and shelling. The conflict as a whole is deeply complex with roots reaching much further back than 1947. For now, the border zones remain hotly contested by both countries. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 21h

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23h natgeo
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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski A water taxi in twilight commute on Venice's Grand Canal. It's been written about and named by many to be the most beautiful city in the world, the city on the water. One thing is certain, it's nearly impossible to explore Venice without being moved. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions 1d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. Worlds largest camel fair. You can pick up a camel for $100. I've been wondering how to get one to Montana?
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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix). A young Nepalese girl dressed as a Kumari - or living goddess - participates in Kumari Puja, an event where hundreds of girls come to be worshiped at a single ceremony. Participation is believed this will help protect them from evil and give them good luck for years to come. @thephotosociety #onassignment #Kathmandu 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) of climbers on Island Peak, Elevation 6,189 m (20,305 ft), #Nepal. Just finished editing my story from the #Khumbu at @NatGeo Headquarters and so excited to show you all what we got later this year!!! #Himalayas 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @thomaspeschak. Image from @natgeo story on the remote atolls of the Africa's Mozambique Channel (April 2014 issue). The nips and bumps of turtle courtship precede a mating that may last several hours, the male clinging to the shell of the female with his flippers and tail. @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety #turtles 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Toilet graveyard, Meili Snow Mountain National Park, #yunnan #china #natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo By @jonasbendiksen Commuters in Istanbul. @magnumphotos 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski - An old juniper tree perfectly frames South Gateway Rock in #GardenOfTheGods Park in Colorado Springs, CO. The park was donated to the city in 1909 by Charles Perkins under the exception that it remain a free park. It's one of the most visited places parks in Colorado and is known as the gateAt to the Rocky Mountains. @natgeocreative 2d

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3d natgeo
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natgeo Photo: @jimmy_chin
Happy to see some images showing up from a shoot w @alexhonnold @conradclimber @renan_ozturk @robfrostmedia in the Bugaboos a few months ago. Alex is roped up in this photo 2000ft off the deck. Of course later in the week on one of our "rest" days and on his 28th birthday, Alex soloed this route, among a stack of others, likely completing the biggest (and gnarliest) single day of soloing ever in the Bugaboos. Always a good time w this crew of friends. @thephotosociety #beautifulbritishcolumbia
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natgeo In this veiw of the human brain, which is a 50 micron thick sample of the hemispheres of the human brain, one can see the parts of the brain which helps to control language and numerical computation. I shoot this for the February cover article of @natgeo on the new research trying to understand the complicated workings of the human brain. The brain, which is, chemical, electrical & organic are often called the most complicated structure in the #universe. This individual specimen was shot at the #AllenBrainInstitute in Seattle, Washington. @instituteartist @thephotosociety @robertclarkphoto 3d

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natgeo Photo @hammond_robin. Prayer and Chinese soap opera before school in #Lagos, #Nigeria. #OnAssignment for @natgeo. @thephotosociety @panospictures @lagosphotofestival 3d

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3d natgeo
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natgeo @paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo in Svalbard, Norway. The graceful flight of a Kittiwake catches a draft through the gaping maw of a spectacular iceberg. #grace #beauty @cristinamittermeier #power #ice #climate @instagram 3d

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4d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @coryrichards There are some places that words just can't give justice to...which is why you bring someone like @ladzinski along to bring it to life (look for the little skier on the horizon...) The wind, the cold, the suffering, and the joy manifested by the landscape of Antarctica are beyond words. Keith and I went to Queen Maud Land with @freddiewilkinson and #mikelibecki with @natgeo to explore and document what lies beyond the borders. Over 40 days we did our best to expand the map and bring home a story of the great white south...and exactly what is at stake in our pristine polar regions. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 4d

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4d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. A costumed care taker working in a giant-panda enclosure while an inhabitant peers in. One of the best stories of my life of a baby panda being released into the wild in #China.
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