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National Geographic reveals the winners of its 2012 photo contest

National Geographic Traveler magazine is filled with incredible images from around the world, and the publication recently invited readers to submit their own photos as a part of their annual traveler's photo contest.

The best images were chosen from 12,000 submissions from more than 150 countries and the winning pictures are stunning.

National Geographic Traveler's contributing editor George Stone shares the top images on Starting Point this morning and explains what criteria went into selecting the winning pictures.

Check out the winners' gallery for yourself here.

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  1. Alan Highton

    Maybe Im just a sore loser, but I think that giving the first prize of the NG photo contest to a shot taken in a zoo kills the whole concept of going into the wild to shoot images. Whatsmore, it endorses the custom of keeping animals in captivity.

    January 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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