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Stilt Walkers

March 7, 2009

8-62-28  stock photo of Tobago, Children practising stilt walking for Carnival
We don’t often get to see the behind the scenes preparations for parades and festivals. These kids on a country road in Tobago must have put in long hours to master the art of stilt-walking for Mardi Gras.

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Carnival Dancer

March 6, 2009

8-176-4  stock photo of Trinidad, Carnival, Costumed dancer

Carnival in Trinidad is a whirlwind of light sound and constant movement. Getting a clean background is a challenge…

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Kashgar Shave

March 5, 2009

4-416-37  stock photo of China, Kashgar, Getting a shave at the Sunday market
Unexpected scenes, like a trusting fellow getting a close shave in Kashgar market, call for quick action…

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Mandawa Castle

March 5, 2009

7-364-15  stock photo of India, Rajasthan, Gatekeeper, Mandawa Castle

The doorman at Mandawa Castle Hotel, complete with red turban and white beard, took a relaxed pose, framed in the ornate doorway of the intensely fortified castle…

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Monks on Bridge

March 4, 2009

0-383-11  stock photo of Thailand, Sukhothai, Monks on bridge, Si Satchanalai town

While covering the historic capital of Sukhothai with the Tourist Board of Thailand I saw a group of saffron-robed monks heading out before dawn with their begging bowls…

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Alaskan Dancer

March 2, 2009

5-650-3981  stock photo of Alaska, Kodiak, Alaskan Native dancer

An Alaskan teenager at the local high-school in Kodiak waits during an intermission in a native dance presentation…

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Flamenco Dancer

March 2, 2009

1-200-7  stock photo of Spain, Jerez, Pena la Zua, Flamenco festival

Much of the action in Jerez, the flamenco center of Andalusia, takes place late at night in tiny, crowded peñas (nightclubs) with song, dance and music until the early hours of the morning…

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Oktoberfest portrait

March 2, 2009

3-954-43  stock photo of Germany, Munich, Oktoberfest, Woman off stage in variety show

The obvious photos at Munich’s Oktoberfest are the beer gardens, parades and amusement park rides. It’ a raucous time…

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Bermuda Woman

March 2, 2009

1-600-1  stock photo of Bermuda, St George, Woman with straw hat

During a travel writers convention in Bermuda, this lady in traditional dress was a guide in the historic town of St. George…

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Holy Sepulchre

February 28, 2009

9-350-69  stock photo of Israel, Jerusalem, Metropol Daniel, Church of Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Jesus was buried according to early legend, is a very busy place. Tour guides pass through with endless groups of picture-snapping visitors…

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