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Moments: Caught on Camera, Dec. 24 to Dec. 28

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures

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The shadow of a tourist falls on the wall of a temple near the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal. WHY WE PICKED IT: The warm glow of the sun outlines the architectural details and creates a frame around the backpacker, making for an unconventional and serene travel photo.

Niranjan Shrestha/AP PHOTO

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A man crosses an almost deserted boulevard during a spell of sunshine in Bucharest, Romania. WHY WE PICKED IT: Muted colours and interesting shapes give the eye plenty to look at in the is image. With attention to perspective and the rule of thirds, the photographer gave a regular street scene an artists touch.

Vadim Ghirda/AP

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A man skis on a road during heavy snowfall in Mandal, southern Norway. WHY WE PICKED IT: A pop of red stands out in the is pale snowy landscape, not to mention the fact that someone's cross-county skiing down a street, adding up to a fun weather feature.

Tor Erik Schroder/EUTERS/NTB Scanpix

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Abner Chen of Vancouver, B.C., shot this very colourful image of lights on a house in Richmond, B.C.. The image is cropped so the frame is filled with lights and colour really giving you a sense of what people are seeing at the house.

Abner Chen

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