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Population 7 Billion
Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.
The sounds of ships, from air guns to propellers, are on the increase, disrupting the lives of marine dwellers.
In this issue, we explore the natural history of population growth and the associated issues.
Flashback: The Big Dip
In an image from 1913, hundreds of thousands flock to a town in India to wash away their sins.
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.
Submit your photo, check out Your Shot jigsaw puzzles, and see reader photos published in National Geographic.