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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Surprise!" As part of Microsoft's annual employee giving campaign, some of the company's best photographers created a book of their work, with proceeds going to charity.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Robyn Wilson
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Rachel's Wish." The Microsoft workers compiled their photographs into a book that is available from Blurb.com.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: David Culver
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

This image of Useful Island, Antarctica, is one of many stunning scenic shots in the book.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Neil Enns
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

Each copy is sold for $25 more than the cost of printing, with the profits going to the United Way.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Erico Macedo
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Good Morning." Overall, last year's Microsoft giving campaign raised more than $87.7 million. This year's campaign runs October 5-30.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: David Conger
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Wooden City," Seattle, Wash. More than 900 photos were submitted for the book, with 157 ultimately being chosen.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Roberto Bojorquez Alfaro
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Vatican Stairs"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Tareq Hijazi
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Scars of old age"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Jinny George
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

The book includes contributions from Microsoft photographers that live, among other places, in London; Vancouver, B.C.; Washington, D.C.; Bangalore, India; Paris; Amsterdam; Boston; Munich; Hong Kong; Bucharest; and, of course, the greater Seattle area.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Randy Choco
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

Daniel Moore, who took this shot of Burg Rheinstein, Germany, was among those on the steering committee for the book.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Daniel Moore
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Emerald Boa"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Peter Bui
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Peekaboo"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Allan Schweighardt
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Daddy's Feet"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Jesse Merriam
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Just another Sunday afternoon"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Otavio Pereira
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Soulful Bass"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: David L. Brickley
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Battlefield of Souls"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: David Pitcher
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Cleared For Takeoff"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Gretchen Lohle
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Bloom"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Kiran Bangalore
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Cedar Waxwing Close-up"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Raymond Parsons
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Surprise!

"Rachel's Wish"

Useful Island, Antarctica

Magic Bus

Good Morning

Wooden City

Vatican Stairs

Scars of old age

Nuevo San Miguel

Burg Rheinstein

Emerald Boa

"Peekaboo"

Daddy's Feet

Just another Sunday afternoon

Soulful Bass

Battlefield of Souls

Cleared For Takeoff

Bloom

Cedar Waxwing Close-up

Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Ghosts at Theresienstadt"
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Matt Ragen
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