Photo of the Day

Girls in colorful shawls and flowered dresses
October 6, 2011

Folded Hands, Brunei

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Colorful shawls and flowered dresses accentuate these Bruneian girls as they practice for a traditional Malay family gathering. Their hands, folded together, symbolize humility and peace.

(From the upcoming National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

Pre-order the book Visions of Earth »
See more pictures in our monthly Visions of Earth feature »
Learn more about Brunei »

Photograph by Adam Hanif, Your Shot

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history