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Nature - Week 11 Gallery - National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. This year's entrants did not disappoint—more than 20,000 photographs were submitted to the contest from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers acr...

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