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Surprise!

"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.

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"Rachel's Wish"

"Rachel's Wish." The Microsoft workers compiled their photographs into a book that is available from Blurb.com.

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Useful Island, Antarctica

This image of Useful Island, Antarctica, is one of many stunning scenic shots in the book.

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Magic Bus

Each copy is sold for $25 more than the cost of printing, with the profits going to the United Way.

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Good Morning

"Good Morning." Overall, last year's Microsoft giving campaign raised more than $87.7 million. This year's campaign runs October 5-30.

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Wooden City

"Wooden City," Seattle, Wash. More than 900 photos were submitted for the book, with 157 ultimately being chosen.

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Vatican Stairs

"Vatican Stairs"

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Scars of old age

"Scars of old age"

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Nuevo San Miguel

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.

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Burg Rheinstein

Daniel Moore, who took this shot of Burg Rheinstein, Germany, was among those on the steering committee for the book.

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Emerald Boa

"Emerald Boa"

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"Peekaboo"

"Peekaboo"

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Daddy's Feet

"Daddy's Feet"

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Just another Sunday afternoon

"Just another Sunday afternoon"

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Soulful Bass

"Soulful Bass"

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Battlefield of Souls

"Battlefield of Souls"

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Cleared For Takeoff

"Cleared For Takeoff"

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Bloom

"Bloom"

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Cedar Waxwing Close-up

"Cedar Waxwing Close-up"

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Ghosts at Theresienstadt

"Ghosts at Theresienstadt"

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