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The Middle Awash, in the Afar desert of Ethiopia, is humanity’s hometown.
A Sea of Dunes
Fish splash in lagoons, goats graze. And this magical Brazilian sandscape is no mirage.
Flashback: Don't Try This at Home
Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a traveling “preacher-scientist."
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Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
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