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Wildlife Category January 2020 Winner, photo in Pulau Ubin Singapore by John Crisostomo As ASIAN Geographic’s annual Images of Asia (IOA) 2020 Photo/Videography Competition looms...

Photographer Spotlight: Ann Chanporn

Photojournalism Category January 2020 Winner, titled “Worship of Eid celebration at Taj Mahal on 12th August”, by Ann Chanporn in India As ASIAN Geographic’s annual...

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