February 29, 2012 In February, we asked members of NPR's Backseat Book Club to send in photographs of the people and places they love. This gallery is just a small sampling of the hundreds of beautiful submissions we received.
A girl jumps on a trampoline at a Circus, 1952
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February 29, 2012 In the spirit of this special day, a series of photos to celebrate.
Edward, gunnery sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (dates of service: 1996-2011)
February 27, 2012 Melissa Cacciola uses a century-old process to capture today's military in uniform and in civilian garb.
February 23, 2012 The photographer was rejected for poor eyesight, but his vision is now indelible.
An Ash Wednesday portrait by Greg Miller
Courtesy of Greg Miller
February 22, 2012 Photographer Greg Miller looks for those little black smudges that only appear this time of year.
February 21, 2012 For some three decades, a New Orleans photographer has been answering that question through photos.
Toyokazu Nagano's portraits of his daughter, Kanna, have become a small Flickr sensation.
February 18, 2012 Toyokazu Nagano has become a bit of a star on Flickr, the photo-sharing site. Or, rather, his daughter has.
Elijah Andrews, 10, Chattanooga, Tenn.
February 17, 2012 If you're a kid and you're reading this, share your photos! If you're an adult and know an aspiring photographer, share this assignment.
"Leaverites" — as in, "leave 'er right there" — is another nickname for erratics too big to move, like the one by a parking lot in Mystic, Conn.
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February 16, 2012 The Lenape Native Americans believed certain boulders fell from the sky. But in reality, it was a much longer commute.
A Puli leaps toward the camera
February 15, 2012 Though dogs are cute, that's not what motivates English photographer Tim Flach.
Peggy and John Fugelsang kiss on their wedding day.
Courtesy of John Fugelsang
February 14, 2012 One fateful day, at age 6, John Fugelsang noticed an odd motif in some photos: His mother was wearing a habit.
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The 2011 "photo of the year" in the World Press Photo contest captures an intimate moment between a woman and her wounded relative during demonstrations in Yemen on Oct. 15.
February 10, 2012 It was taken in Yemen, but it might ring a bell — if you know your Renaissance history.
Colors on the highly toxic bush hopper warn predators to stay away.
February 9, 2012 What if a dinosaur was found in Africa? Would you consider it worthy of conservation? If so, why — and why not a horseshoe crab species that's even older? That's what photographer Piotr Naskrecki wants to know.
Dennis Leonardi brings heifers to new pasture. Loleta, Humboldt County.
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February 8, 2012 Most moms probably don't want their babies around pot growers, but San Francisco-based writer-photographer Lisa Hamilton is totally cool with it.
"When I get in the ring, what am I telling myself? 'Stay calm. Stay calm! This is my ticket,' " says boxer Tyrieshia Douglas.
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February 6, 2012 You could say Tyrieshia Douglas' boxing career began at 16, when she was arrested for street fighting. Now, at 23, Douglas is one of 24 fighters competing for three spots on the first ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team.
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