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New Old Libya
Libyans lived under a dictator who twisted their past. Now they must imagine their future.
The Bite That Heals
Venom is nature’s most efficient killer. Now we’re discovering how it can cure as well.
Heaven and Hell on Earth
The nomads of Afghanistan’s Wakhan corridor live in one of the world’s most beautiful and unforgiving places.
On fields throughout Africa determined kids turn plastic bags, old clothes, and shredded tires into beloved soccer balls.
The Sultans of Streams
Britain’s otters were all but wiped out by chemicals leaching into rivers. Now they’ve made a comeback.
This month, emerging explorer Zoltan Takacs shares how venom is opening up new avenues for pharmacology.
The Moment: Bits of Libya
Photographer George Steinmetz shares some of his favorite items from Libya.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
The victim of a Russell’s viper snakebite receives antivenom in this photo, published in 1943.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.