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April 16, 2009

Photo of the Day: Sugarloaf Mountain Mist

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Dream Trip 2009 is up and running! For inspiration, here's another one of our favorite entries from last year:

Shots of Rio de Janeiro usually frame the outstretched-armed, mountaintop statue of Christ the Redeemer, the golden swath of Ipanema beach, or the famed Girls of Ipanema. Finalist Xin Zhou's winning image is more unexpected, a photo of a cable car approaching (or is it departing from?) the top of the city's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. The mist hanging over the peak adds to the air of mystery--and anticipation of reaching journey's end.

"It had been cloudy all day," Zhou wrote in his entry. "When I finally got to Sugarloaf Mountain, the sky starting to clear up just a little. There was this eerie feel of going through the clouds. I quickly took out my camera and stuck my hand out the window to capture this image."

Share your travel photos and memories in our 2009 Dream Trip Contest. You could be just a few clicks away from a $25,000 trip to anywhere you choose.

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