A group of sea otters, Enhydra lutris, rest on the surface of the sea.
Prince William Sound, Valdez area, Alaska.
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Close view of an overweight nude woman.
For fun, a girlcarries a copy of her grandmother's harvest basket.
Chiba Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan.
Portrait of an elaborately dressed African seen from behind.
An aerial view of a snow-covered Mt. Fuji.
Mount Fuji, Japan.
A aerial, wide-angle view of Mt. Fuji's crater.
Colored lights decorate bushes on the Mormon Temple grounds.
Washington Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kensington, Maryland.
An Okinawan slides a door closed.
Elderly members of a synchronized swimming team practice in a pool.
Laguna Hills, California.
Trans-Alaska pipeline running through ANWR.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
Girl walking across a wooden bridge during a spring snowfall.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.
Two people in traditional Japanese dress hike with sticks in the fog.
A snow-capped Mt. Fuji appears in the distance framed by two trees.
A African refugee, part of a recent (1998) wave of migration.
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Portrait of a newborn baby, only minutes old.
People planting wet rice.
Heho, Shan District, Burma (Myanmar).
Aerial view of Mount Fuji, a 12,388-foot active volcano.
Mount Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan.
A man bathes in a bathhouse decorated with a mural of Mount Fuji.
Tokyo, Honshu Island, Japan.
Tourists with umbrellas walk under an arch at the base of Mount Fuji.
Mt. Fuji, Japan.
A Bengalee child stands next to an outhouse, a prime source contributing to the overabundance of pollution, bacteria and thus, disease in this village.
Potomac River rapids and large rocks.
Potomac River at Great Falls, Virginia.
Thousands pass through a Shinto arch as they climb Mount Fuji.
The agricultural of fields of the Imperial Valley and the city of Mexicali.
Mexicali, Mexico and Calexico, California.
A view of the Lincoln and Washington monuments, and the U.S. Capitol.
A teacher plays the piano for a uniformed kindergarten class.
Mt. Fuji rises above a fog-covered forest.
Aerial view of the Alaskan shores at Prince William Sound.
Alaska shoreline at Prince William Sound.
Volunteers sweeping the floor at Shwedagon Pagoda.
Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).
An AIDS infected mother feeds her baby formula provided by the Botswana government.
Water falling and flowing over rocks creates a meditative scene.
Tall grass lines a lake's shoreline as sunlight shines on Mt. Fuji.
An elderly couple walking a path through a forest.
Acadia National Park, Maine.
A man fishes using one leg to paddle as he pulls up a net.
Inle Lake, Burma-Myanmar.
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia.
Young monks with begging bowls.
Elevated view of reindeer herd, with some albino animals.
The Lincoln Memorial casts a reflection in a nearby pool.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
A child receives an oral polio vaccination.
Children making rugs in a Cairo factory.
Poor child near trash pile.
A Wodaabe man holds his Mehari camel's reins.
Woman picking tea leaves on plantation.
Haibara, Honshu Island, Japan.
The moon and clouds over the Mayan pyramid at Tikal.
Soldiers rappel from a helicopter during training exercises.
A surfer heads into waters contaminated with sewage from Mexico.
Imperial Beach, California.
Niger woman carrying a water jug on her head.
Japanese people prepare red-dyed, sun-dried shrimp for market.
Kambara, Honshu Island, Japan.
A porter carries coolers of polio vaccinations to those in need in a Bangladesh village.
A young girl receives a vaccination in her arm.
The National Christmas tree with the Washington Monument in back.
Torso of obese woman.
District of Columbia.
The two children on the left are severely malnourished, which makes them more susceptible to disease.
A boy swims among fish using a snorkel and flippers.
A Memorial Day visit to the beach draws hordes of sun-seekers.
Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A child receives a dose of oral polio vaccine at a Dhaka clinic.
Carrying vegetables to market around Phong Triu in the Danang area of Vietnam.
People on the crest of a rock formation.
School children walk along a city street.
Sister Matthia Gores, 103, knits mittens for charity.
These fragments of RNA are from tissue samples preserved since the influenza pandemic of 1918 and are being kept at the Institute of Pathology with hopes of reconstructing the gene sequence of the influenza virus.
Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland.
A bare tree at sunset.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia.
A father and son walk along an Okinawa Island beach.
A pair of salmon swim over a rocky stream bed.
Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Hot air balloons above the Colossi of Memnon in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor.
Small lights illuminate the path at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
A sea otter enjoys the view while floating on its back.
Prince William Sound,Alaska.
A cancer researchers uses ultraviolet light to study DNA.
San Diego, California.
A Bengali child stands between two sari-clothed women.
Doctors perform a gastric bypass operation.
Roses glow against the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
A scientist maps DNA using ultraviolet.
Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.
The National Christmas tree and visitors on a foggy night.
A girl at a lake at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Traverse City, Michigan.
Egrets along water's edge.
A child strolls along a path in London's Hyde Park.
Hyde Park, London, England.
Underwater view of two salmon.
Lanterns for victims of bomb on Ota River with A-Bomb Dome in rear.
Hiroshima, Honshu Island, Japan.
Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
Roslin Institute, Scotland.
Elevated view of reindeer herd, with an albino animal.
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) and cub at water's edge, Kodiak Island.
Kodiak Island, Alaska.
A woman carrying bricks in Yangon, Myanmar.
Yangon, Burma, (Myanmar).
Canada geese gather in a snowy field in Tennessee.
A snow dusted rose speaks of lasting love at a war memorial.
Nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island.
Three Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Aerial of atoll or reef and surrounding water.
A woman gives bottles of formula to orphan children in the Karonga area of Malawi.
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