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Rosy cheeks and warm garments are reasons to smile for this mother-daughter duo.

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Celebrate Moms This Sunday and Every Day With Moving Photos of Motherhood

This Mother’s Day, these shots from around the world remind us why they’re so special

Built in 1917-1919, the St. Charles Air Line Bridge is one of the oldest in Chicago and has been designated a city landmark. It’s still in use for freight and cargo trains, and it lifts for boats and ships passing underneath.

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Marvel at These Bold, Beautiful Bridges

See 15 superbly suspended structures from the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

A reveler enjoys a playful and colorful water war in the streets of Jodhpur during the Holi festival.

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Celebrate Holi With These 15 Vibrant Photos

Observed around the world, the Hindu Festival of Colors welcomes spring

Captured mid-hop, the floppy feet of a white hare were indeed good luck for this photographer.

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Celebrate Winter in the Wild With 15 Photos of Animals Enjoying the Snow

These chilly but cute creatures will remind you what’s so wonderful about winter

A service member carries a flag and leads his comrades at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as they march in remembrance of 9/11 victims. More than 40 veterans died in the attacks.

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Celebrate Veterans Day With These 15 Patriotic Photos

Communities nationwide honor our retired service members every November

A mountain gorilla seemingly enjoys a moment of solitude in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, surrounded by orange, yellow and green leaves.

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Celebrate World Gorilla Day With 15 Primate Pictures

These highlights from the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest feature our close “cousins”


These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 19th Annual Photo Contest

From the beauty of bodies in motion to the symbiotic behaviors of insects, these photographers captured fascinating moments in time

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Announcing Our 11th Annual Photo Contest Winners

See our winners and finalists, selected from over 50,000 entries

2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner's 2014 Photo Contest Is Now Closed

The finalists have been announced, and the 13th Annual Photo Contest is right around the corner

Fall Foliage on Cuejdel Lake, Neamt, Romania

Best Autumn Photographs from the Last Ten Years of Photo Contests

As the weather grows colder, leaves burst into color around the northern hemisphere

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