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Mon, Aug 07, 2017
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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an election in Kenya, Mount Sinabung erupts again, the launch of a Soyuz rocket in Kazakhstan, elementary school sumo wrestlers in Japan, a snow leopard cub in France, and much more. [...]
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
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High in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany sits Monte Altissimo, a 5,213-foot (1,589-meter) mountain, climbed in 1517 by the Italian artist Michelangelo in pursuit of fine marble for his sculptures. There, according to Reuters, he “found the marble of his dreams. It was, the Renaissance master wrote, ‘of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline, reminiscent of sugar.’” After receiving the blessing of Pope Leo X, Michelangelo worked for years to open a functional quarry, but was unsuccessful, and the project faltered. Today, five quarries operate on the mountain, using heavy machinery and modern techniques to carve up the hillside and extract the [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
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In the late 19th-century legend of Crazy Horse, the Oglala Sioux leader prophesied an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance among Native Americans. Now that prophesied generation, the Seventh Generation, is here—and they’re determined to live up to the legend. The South Dakota-based photographer Kristina Barker spent several days on Pine Ridge Reservation recently meeting the young leaders who are confronting generational poverty, trauma, and cultural disconnection and using educational attainment as key to reclaiming Native identity and culture. Read the feature story “The Real Legacy of Crazy Horse” by Alia Wong, here. [...]
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
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The results of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest are now in, with grand-prize winner Sergio Tapiro Velasco set to receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions, for his incredible shot of lightning striking the erupting Colima Volcano in Mexico. National Geographic was kind enough to allow me to share the winners and honorable mentions with you here, from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style. [...]
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
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The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica just set a new record, sailing through the Northwest Passage above North America earlier than ever before. It took 24 days at sea to travel the 6,215 miles (10,000 kilometers) from Alaska to Greenland, arriving on July 29. Arctic sea ice has been melting sooner every year, opening the route earlier and for a longer time each summer. A team from the Associated Press accompanied a group of international researchers aboard the MSV Nordica, including photographer David Goldman, who returned with the photos below. [...]
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
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A Russian spider,  the annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim,  the Battle of Passchendaele in virtual reality, flooding in Turkey, drought in Germany, a peek inside the Mail Rail tunnels under London, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 28, 2017
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French authorities have evacuated more than 10,000 people from parts of southern France, ahead of several raging wildfires along the Mediterranean coast. Hundreds of firefighters are engaged on the ground and in the air, chasing fires driven by strong winds and tinder-dry conditions. Photos here are from the past few days along the French Riviera. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
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In Cenderawasih Bay, in West Papua, Indonesia, fishermen set out for days on hand-made floating platforms called bagans. At night, they turn on lights to attract squid and baitfish, and lower nets from their bagans—also attracting whale sharks to the smell and commotion. Bagan fishermen have long believed that whale sharks bring good luck and feed them bits of baitfish. Today, the luck comes to them in the form of marine tourism, as people travel to Cenderawasih Bay for up-close encounters with these gentle giants. Photographer Pete Oxford visited the bay, and returned with these photos, recently published in the [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
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Tue, Jul 25, 2017
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For the past two weeks, more than 90 rally racers from 35 countries drove 5,965 miles (or 9,600 kilometers) in 14 legs from Moscow, Russia, through Kazakhstan, ending in Xi'an, China. The ninth edition of the Silk Way rally race, which wrapped up on July 22, was covered by the AFP photographer Franck Fife, from the air and the ground. Below are a handful of images from the competition, and the varying landscapes that challenged the racers. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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Highland games in Scotland, a diving jaguar in France, wildfires in California and western Canada, virtual reality in Japan, a rally race through China, a wax Donald Trump, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Hundreds of athletes from 186 nations are gathered in Budapest, Hungary to compete in 75 events across six disciplines in the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships. The competition runs until July 30. Gathered here are images from the events so far, from Swimming, Diving, Synchronized swimming, Water polo, and more. [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world, from Madagascar to Poland, Scotland to Hong Kong, the United States, and more. [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Recent high temperatures and dry, windy conditions across southern Europe have resulted in thousands of small wildfires and a few large large blazes in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, Portugal, and more. Although thousands have been evacuated, and tens of thousands of acres have burned, authorities claim to have most fires under control at the moment. Collected here are images of the situation from the past week. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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