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A Group Portrait: Kyle Murphy, of Redondo Beach, Calif., made a pact with his Nile adventure-tour cohorts that they wouldn't take any overtly touristy snapshots—that is, until they acted out "Walk Like an Egyptian" and ended up with a fun and engaging group shot.  
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A Memorable Meal: Lynn Farrell, of Scottsdale, Ariz., staged her shot of grilled calamari at the Merolagia restaurant in Mykonos, Greece, to take in the no-frills paper place mat, the distinctive glassware, and the beer bottle in the background.
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Your Hotel Room: For Donna Carroll, of Boca Raton, Fla., the prime time to shoot her west-facing room at South Africa's Cape Town Ritz Hotel was just before sunset.
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An Iconic Façade: Rochester, N.Y., resident Stanley Hattman's photo of these twisting, ochre forms (chimneys atop Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera apartment building in Barcelona) works in two ways-it captures a typical Gaudí architectural feature, but it also stands alone as an abstract image with its own appeal.
Joe Routon, of Haddonfield, N.J., combined five shots to get this expansive Florentine scene.
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