What We Love This Week, Volume CXIII

Smithsonian Myanmar

Young Buddhists play around the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Take A Peek At This Year’s Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian Peru

Fireworks during Holy Week in Tarma, Peru Source: Smithsonian Magazine

A couple weeks ago we brought you our favorite images from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. This week, we’re doing something similar except with photos from the 12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. Judges have sifted through 26,500 entries from 93 countries and come up with a handful of finalists. Smithsonian announces winners on March 31st. In the meantime, find your favorite here.

Smithsonian Mobula Rays

Mobula rays in Baja Sur, Mexico Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Three Friends Take A “Joy Ride” In 1920s Ohio

Ohio Joy Ride 1924

Norman Rockwell would have a field day with this photo. Practically bleeding Americana, we see three friends taking a ride in a “new” car–realistically the vehicle is around 15 years old at this point–in rural Ohio.

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