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    The Ghost Panel — that red cluster of figures on the right wall — is a style of pictograph, dating back millennia, that peppers the region of Horseshoe Canyon in Utah.
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    This type of heron — the largest and most widespread in North America — stands silently along the water when foraging, and strikes its prey with its bill.
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    A dragonfly curling its abdomen
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    The Yi people, here photographed in China's Sichuan province, have inhabited the mountains of western China for generations.
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    Fishing on the end of the bridge
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    During Ramadan, a woman rides between the railway carriages of a train heading north from Dhaka, the capitol of Bangladesh.
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    Ki is a tiny village in the middle of the Himalayas, and next to it is Ki Gompa (Ki Monastery), almost 4000 meters high.
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    A thunderstorm over an Iowa's wind farm
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    The Al Saleh Mosque, commissioned by Yemen's president, was completed in 2008 at a reported cost of $60 million. Each of the six minarets reach more than 300 feet.
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Each year National Geographic hosts a photography competition for both established and emerging photographers, and this year's contest comes to a close on Nov. 30. Geographic shared a few of the submissions — and you can submit yours on the contest site.

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