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The Photo Contest Continues

Only a few more weeks remain in National Geographic's International Photography Contest. Photos can be submitted between now and 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, or check out these cool jigsaw puzzles they've made from submitted photos.

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    A newborn gibbon gets some attention from his doting parents at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
    Xen Riggs
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    "Curious gulls on Sanibel Island Florida"
    Richard Rush
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    "I took this photograph during a beauty pageant in Darkhan, Mongolia, while I was serving there as a Peace Corps volunteer."
    Christopher De Bruyn
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    Kwena Crocodile Farm in South Africa
    Wayne Holloway
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    Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, has the greatest collection of moai (giant statues).
    Jerry Zelko
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    This is a reminder of what tornadoes can do in the mid-South, on the road from Memphis to Arkansas.
    Michael McCoy
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    At the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., hundreds of families show off their livestock to visitors.
    Penny Smith
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    "A solemn adolescent"
    Lisa Escue
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    From an airplane above Melbourne, Australia
    Andrew Pearce
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    "The Darvaza natural gas crater is located in the center of the Karakum desert in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan. The crater resulted after a Soviet natural gas exploration accident in the 1950s and has been burning ever since."
    Natalja Silver
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    Petermann Island in Antarctica is home to the world's southernmost Gentoo penguin colony.
    Maureen Krill
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    A school of jackfish swirls around in different formations.
    Andy Lerner

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