Aerial view of New York City, Hudson River and New Jersey at night.
New York City, New York.
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Buddha at Wat Yai Chai Khon.
A Tibetan girl dressed in traditional clothes for a horse festival.
Tagong, Kham, Tibet.
Prayer flags sway in the wind near Taktsang Monastery.
Paro Valley, Bhutan.
The Dalai Lama.
Dharmsala (Dharamsala), India.
Prayer flags outside Tagong.
Central Park from the top of Rockefeller Center.
A maiko, an apprentice geisha, and a geisha with red umbrellas.
A monk runs up the steps of a stupa.
Palm trees and a beach on Mahe Island.
Mahe Island, The Republic of the Seychelles, Africa.
The remains of the Sacred Heart Church, destroyed in the earthquake.
Port au Prince, Haiti.
Helicopter view of New York City at night.
A beach on Mahe Island.
Mahe Island, The Republic of Seychelles, Africa.
Rocks along Anse-Source D'Argent beach.
La Digue Island, Republic of Seychelles, Africa.
A sadhu bathing and the Taj Mahal reflected in the Yamuna River.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh State, India.
A man wades into Chena Hot Springs.
Grand Central Station.
The sun paints a mountain peak pink in the Dhauladhar mountain range.
A sadhu and the Taj Mahal reflected in the Yamuna River.
Aerial view of the Empire State Building and New York City at night.
A Mongolian nomadic woman at her ger or yurt.
Erdene Soum, Mongolia.
Three young Tibetan girls wearing chubas.
Gilded Buddha statues at Wat Phra Kaeo (Keo).
A young monk blows a chewing gum bubble leaning on a Yamaha motorbike.
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh District, India.
An infinity pool and an ocean view at a resort hotel.
A maiko or apprentice geisha's feet in tabi socks and okobo sandals.
The Burj Al Arab Hotel in the evening.
Dubai City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Pilgrims and prayer flags at Domala pass.
Mount Kailas (Kailash), Tibet.
A woman in a telephone booth made of ice.
The Fairbanks Ice Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska.
A maiko or apprentice geisha with an unfurled red umbrella.
A gilded reclining Buddha statue at Wat Suthat.
One of three volcanic crater lakes on Keli Mutu volcano.
Keli Mutu Volcano, Flores Island, Indonesia.
Statue of Liberty and Jersey City from a helicopter.
10,000 butterlamps at the Bodnath stupa.
An informal portrait of a geisha with an open fan.
The snow covered peak of Cotopaxi Volcano above the clouds.
The Dalai Lama with mala prayer beads.
A reindeer sled ride.
Yllas, Lapland, Finland.
A monk under a 'love at first sight' sign, at Wat Xieng Muan temple.
Luang Prabang, Laos.
Monks in yellow hats blow horns at a fire puja at Nechung Monastery.
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda on the golden rock.
Portrait of a 77 year old Eskimo woman in a fur lined parka.
A gilded Buddha statue.
A pair of Tibetan children.
Dharmsala (Dharamasala), India.
Photographer Alison Wright with a half blind and orphaned amputee.
Saint Damien Hospital, Port au Prince, Haiti.
Monks gathering alms in the early morning.
Sunlight falls on a tree root entwined head of a Buddha statue.
Wat Phra Mahathat, Ayuthaya, Thailand.
Driftwood on a Desroches Island beach.
Desroches Island, The Republic of Seychelles, Africa.
Prayer flags along the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River.
Mother and daughter who run the Ounaskievari reindeer farm.
Kongas Village near Levi, Lapland, Finland.
A ger or yurt with a satellite dish and solar panel.
Erdene Soum, Mongolian People's Republic.
A pilgrim circumambulates Mount Kailas.
An American photographer with an Abui tribal headhunter.
Alor Island, Indonesia.
Mount Kailash (Kailas), Tibet.
Sami people feeding reindeer at Sami's reindeer farm.
Venejarvi, Vesalamer, Lapland, Finland.
Sami people reindeer sledding on Sami's reindeer farm.
Venejarvi, Vesalamer,Lapland, Finland.
A monk outside a monastery.
A child with malnutrition living in the Cite Soleil slums.
The Taj Mahal.
Agra,Uttar Pradesh State,India,
Helicopter view over New York City with the Empire State Building.
An Kazakh eagle hunter at a festival of hunting with eagles.
Olgiy, Bayan Olgiy, Mongolia.
A Tibetan man prays at a Kalachakra initiation led by the Dalai Lama.
Rear view of a geisha showing traditional neck makeup and wig.
A Tibetan boy solves a math problem on a blackboard.
Tibetan Children's Village School, Dharmsala (Dharamsala), India.
Monks tatooing at the Wat Bang Phra Buddhist temple.
Nakhon Pathom (Nathorn Pratom), Thailand.
Pedestrians walk by a sign outside a shop offering multiple services.
Leh, Ladakh District, India.
A statue of Buddha and a fountain in a courtyard.
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
A maiko, or apprentice geisha, left, and a geisha with a white obi.
A sled dog in his dog house.
Yllas, Lapland, Finland.
An orange jellyfish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A young monk studying at the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.
Manhattan from a helicopter at sunset.
An old woman spinning a prayer wheel.
Ladakh District, India.
The Houston skyline at night.
Men wash clothes in a river under a railroad bridge.
Uttar Pradesh State, India.
Boys sit on a floor at a Muslim school.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh State, India.
A sadhu, or ascetic.
A Sami couple at Sami's reindeer farm.
A mask for sale in Thimphu.
A man follows instructions next to a sign that says 'URINE'.
Shanti Stupa, Leh, Ladakh District, India.
Babies sleeping in a bucket after the January 12.2010 earthquake.
Place Boyer, Petionville, Port au Prince, Haiti.
Demolished buildings downtown after the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
A maiko, or apprentice geisha in a yellow kimono with a green obi.
Scavengers sifting through rubble of buildings in downtown Port au Prince.
The dzong in Wangdue Phodrang.
Wangdue Phodrang, Wangde Phodrang District, Bhutan.
A buddhist nun prays with beads in her hands.
A screened window in the masjid or mosque.
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh State, India
Picking for scraps in a garbage pile after the 2010 earthquake.
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