Photo of the Day

September 10, 2017

Explosive Celebration

To celebrate a wedding in Muscat, Oman, a man shoots off a small, handheld cannon. The traditional device is passed down through generations of a family, with only the most experienced people handling it. It's loaded with gunpowder, not bullets, and sounds like a cannon shot when it goes off. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Haitham AL Farsi, National Geographic Your Shot
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