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Where on Earth?
Do you have slides and photos you've collected from field work or vacations?
Every month, we'd like to feature one of your photos from anywhere in the world and invite other readers to guess where it was taken. Look every month in the print Geotimes for a new photo. Following are clues, answers and winners from past issues.

Send answers for the January 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by January 26 (or postmarked by this date). From those answers, Geotimes staff will draw the names of 10 people who will win Where on Earth? T-shirts. And from those 10 names, we will draw the names of two people who will win a Brunton compass. 

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Answers to the December and November photo contests:

December
Clues:

1. Located in a World Heritage Site, this location is part of the largest protected area in the world, straddling the border between two nations.

2. It is believed to be the site of the largest Neoglacial ice-dammed lake in the world. The ice-dammed lake filled and emptied numerous times; the most recent significant lake formed in the 1800s and, when the ice dam burst, drained 40 cubic kilometers of water in a two-day period.

3. The glacier was named for the president of an academic institution that is the oldest on its continent.

Name the glacier.

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Answer: Alsek River, Lowell Glacier. Clues and photo submitted by Paul Butler, Olympia, Wash.

Check back later this month to find out who won December's Where on Earth? contest.

November
Clues:

1. Although sometimes called the "Land Between Two Seas," this peninsula is perhaps better known as the back end of an enormous item of footwear.

2. Carbonate rocks in this region were laid down throughout the entire Cretaceous period. These thick sequences of rock were rapidly uplifted and exposed in the Middle Pleistocene when thick continental lithosphere buckled in the hinge of an adjacent subduction zone.

3. A prominent town in the region is named "beautiful city" in a classical tongue, a sobriquet shared with the site of a 1915 battle that was a turning point for Australia's national identity.

Name the region.

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Answer: Puglia is the southeasternmost region of Italy stretching between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas; it is the heel of Italy's boot. Photo by Megan Sever.

November Winners
1. Mike Antolik (Cambridge, Mass.)
2. Caitlin Bergin (Cambridge, Mass.)
3. Martha Carr (Atlanta, Ga.)
4. Nancy L. Ferry (Edgewood, Wash.)
5. Felix Frey (Wettswil, Switzerland)
6. Alan Marshall (Nedland, Australia)
7. William J. Pegram (Arlington, Mass.)
8. Joshua Rilying (Rochester, Ill.)
9. Mae Soo Hoo (Sacramento, Calif.)
10. John B. Williams (Sacramento, Calif.)


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