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terraced rice fields in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China
June 18, 2015

Terraces of Yunnan

Photographer Thierry Bornier captured this picture of the rice terraces of Yuanyang County in China’s Yunnan Province from the top of a mountain in the late afternoon. The scene, says Bornier, looked “like a giant puzzle.”

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

Photograph by Thierry Bornier, National Geographic Your Shot

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