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The Smithsonian magazine's 10th annual photo contest's 50 finalists have been chosen, but there's still time for you to vote for the Readers Choice winner! This year's competition has drawn over 37,600 entries from photographers in 112 countries around the world. Editors will choose a Grand Prize Winner and the winners in each of five categories which include The Natural World, Americana, People, Travel and Altered Images. Voting will be open through March 29, 2013. -- Paula Nelson ( 22 photos total)
THE NATURAL WORLD - An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 2012. (Colleen Pinski/Peyton, Colorado/Smithsonian.com)

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WATER FIGHT
WATER FIGHT: Children attended a ceremony marking the opening of city pools Wednesday in Philadelphia. Thanks to a last-minute splash of private funds, city pools in Philadelphia opened this summer for overheated residents. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

ON PARADE
ON PARADE: Around 220 soldiers in the the Second Battalion, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, marched through the city of Brighton, England, Wednesday after returning from Afghanistan. (Zuma Press)

DEADLY PROTEST
DEADLY PROTEST: A man broke the windshield of a government bus after protesters set it on fire in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. Two people were killed in a protest against squatter evictions, as riot police fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse the crowd of thousands. (Anupam Nath/Associated Press)

BOAT RIDE
BOAT RIDE: People waited for a boat at the harbor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)

SQUATTERS’ RIGHTS
SQUATTERS’ RIGHTS: An Indian policeman and an activist from the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti clashed during a demonstration in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. The protesters were demanding an end to the evictions of squatters from bamboo huts built into the hills around the city. (AFP/Getty Images)

FACING OFF
FACING OFF: Pakistani Kushti wrestlers sparred during their daily training in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is a national sport in Pakistan. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

FANCY FEAST
FANCY FEAST: Lobsters were prepared to be grilled at the ‘Salon Prive’ car show Wednesday in London. The annual three-day Salon Prive offers the opportunity to view exotic modern and vintage cars. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE: Graduates of Huazhong University of Science and Technology attended their graduation ceremony in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Wednesday. (Zuma Press)

CATCHING SOME RAYS
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Canadian army soldiers sunbathed at Seprwan Ghar forward-fire base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Canada has about 2,800 soldiers in the volatile southern Afghan province on a combat mission that is due to end this year. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)

HOT STUFF
HOT STUFF: A girl carried a basket of chillies on her head after picking them from a field in Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday. (Parivartan Sharma/Reuters)

LOOKING BACK
LOOKING BACK: School boys held torches in front of a Soviet World War II war monument early Wednesday during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the town of Brest, Belarus. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

MIGRANT WORKERS
MIGRANT WORKERS: An Indonesian migrant worker who was going to be sent to Saudi Arabia sat during an inspection by police after a raid at a shelter in Bekasi, Indonesia, Wednesday. About 10 pregnant and underage workers were found at a shelter operated by a migrant worker placement company. (Mast Irham/European Pressphoto Agency)

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