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Green Eyes And Black Eyes: Nat Geo Photo Contest Submissions

National Geographic's International Photography Contest has been running since late August and has attracted some pretty amazing submissions from both professional and amateur photographers. It will be coming to a close on Oct. 31, 2009, and winners will be announced in early December. Here's a selection of some submissions from this past week. Enter your photos at ngm.com, or view some winners from the past.

  • Amid the noise and chaotic streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter in Vietnam, an old woman spends her day casually selling beverages to people walking by.
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    Amid the noise and chaotic streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter in Vietnam, an old woman spends her day casually selling beverages to people walking by.
    Darren Lebeuf
  • A female Smith's Green-eyed Gecko, found mostly in southeast Asia.
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    A female Smith's Green-eyed Gecko, found mostly in southeast Asia.
    Anke Seidlitz
  • "It was the week before her first day of school, when my younger sister decided she wanted to try tae kwon do. Within five minutes, she came to me with a black eye. When the first day of school came along, her eye had turned the most beautiful of colors."
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    "It was the week before her first day of school, when my younger sister decided she wanted to try tae kwon do. Within five minutes, she came to me with a black eye. When the first day of school came along, her eye had turned the most beautiful of colors."
    Penny Smith
  • On a gondola ride in Venice
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    On a gondola ride in Venice
    Kaveh Veyssi
  • When the gulf waters freeze over during the Antarctic winter, crabeater seals hunt for the krill that lives underneath the ice surface.
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    When the gulf waters freeze over during the Antarctic winter, crabeater seals hunt for the krill that lives underneath the ice surface.
    Mariusz Potocki
  • A street performer at the Centre Pompidou in Paris
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    A street performer at the Centre Pompidou in Paris
    Kaveh Veyssi
  • A young snow monkey (Japanese macaque) warms up in a hot spring in Japan.
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    A young snow monkey (Japanese macaque) warms up in a hot spring in Japan.
    Alexandra Boldyreva
  • Local children from the city of Chagcharan, Afghanistan, display traditional Tajik clothing prior to the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry at the governer's home.
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    Local children from the city of Chagcharan, Afghanistan, display traditional Tajik clothing prior to the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry at the governer's home.
    David Alvarado
  • "Every summer I travel to my dad's lake house in upstate PA. This particular day I brought my friends, their children, and their dogs. I also brought my 35 mm camera loaded with black and white film."
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    "Every summer I travel to my dad's lake house in upstate PA. This particular day I brought my friends, their children, and their dogs. I also brought my 35 mm camera loaded with black and white film."
    Michele Longo
  • Battle Harbour, Labrador, in Canada offers a wealth of vegetation, rich in texture and color.
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    Battle Harbour, Labrador, in Canada offers a wealth of vegetation, rich in texture and color.
    Nicolette WainLowe

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