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Story Highlights
June 2000
London*
Debut Sue
Suriname
Sierra Madre Pilgrimage
Jelly Bellies
In Focus: Golan Heights
Indus Civilization
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London
By Simon Worrall
Photographs by Jodi Cobb

Britain’s capital city has shed its staid reputation. Newly enlivened by hot culture and cold cash, London is redefining itself as a global trendsetter.

• Also in this issue: a double map supplement of Britain and Ireland.

• Have fun with the dialectical divide found among English speakers. Read our online essay, check the glossary for translations, and add your thoughts to our forum.

* Excerpt: “London Bridges the Racial Divide”

• In Our Store: National Geographic Guide to London

London
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Debut Sue
Art by Greg Harlin

Debut Sue
By Donovan Webster
Photographs by Ira Block

The largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered has found new stomping grounds at Chicago’s Field Museum.

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Suriname
By John McCarry
Photographs by Robert Caputo

Can local knowledge of medicinal plants protect the South American rain forest and bolster this young nation’s economy?

• See a map of Suriname from the new National Geographic Atlas of the World.

Suriname
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Sierra Madre Pilgrimage

Sierra Madre Pilgrimage
By Paul Salopek
Photographs by Maria Stenzel

In a 1,300-mile [2,090-kilometer] journey through the mountains of Mexico, the author pursues the past—his own and that of an enigmatic 19th-century Norwegian explorer.

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Jelly Bellies
By Richard Conniff
Photographs by David Doubilet

The beauty of these drifting predators may surprise those who know jellyfish only as the bane of the beach.

• National Geographic News: “Jellyfish Population Explosion Intrigues Scientists

Jelly Bellies
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In Focus: Golan Heights

In Focus: Golan Heights
Since 1948 this small patch of land overlooking the Jordan River has been a source of contention between Israel and Syria. Now it may be the bargaining chip that finally brings them peace.

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Indus Civilization
By Mike Edwards
Photographs by Randy Olson

Archaeologists unearth clues to ancient cities—long disappeared—that once flourished in the Indus Valley of Pakistan and northwestern India.

Indus Civilization
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In Next Month’s Issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Australia—A Harsh Awakening; Wrath of the Gods; Earthquake in Turkey; A History Forged by Disaster; The Samoan Way; Ice Age Humans; Playing the Slots

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