Smithsonian Magazine has announced the finalists for their 12th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest. Selected from over 26,500 entries, taken by photographers from 93 different countries, selected from the following categories, Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile…

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© Dawn LaPointe

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© Ray Collins

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© Nicolas Reusens

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© Eng Siong Yeo

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© Anthony Smith

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© Lorenzo Mittiga

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© Álvaro Cubero Vega

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© Michel Labrecque

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© Pham Ty

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© Bhaskar Sur

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© Hoang Long

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© Az Jackson

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© Ana Yturralde

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© Kristhian Castro

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© David Huamani Bedoya

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© Royce Hutain

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© Kevin Morgans

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© Jorge Fernandez

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© Sergio Carbajo Rodriguez

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© Frank Miles Richert

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© Ernest Wright

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© Ellie Davies

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© Jefflin Ling

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© Ramesh Chandar

all images via smithsonianmag.com