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Darwin's First Clues
He was inspired by fossils of armadillos and sloths.
The father of evolution would be thrilled to see the science his theory has inspired.
Escaping North Korea
Each year hundreds of North Koreans in hiding embark on long, dangerous journeys across China.
Across the western United States, mustangs compete for space with ranching and energy development.
Voices From the Crypt
Where the Dead Don't Sleep: Sicily's macabre mummies offer lessons about life.
Nightmarish winter weather turns New England's Mount Washington into the killer next door.
Bobby Model, a photographer and climber, is embarking on the longest expedition of his life.
From 1924: A friar leads visitors through the catacombs at a monastery in Palermo, Sicily.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month's issue of the magazine.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.