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Greet the new year and a new millennium exploring space flight, an underwater universe, the Imperial Palace, and the Mummers Parade. Then CONTACT US and tell us how you like it.
January 2001
Features List
A table of contents linking you to this month’s feature stories.

Match Wits...
with the Editor and preview next month’s issue.

Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for coverage in the magazine.

Sights & Sounds
From “Kingdom of Coral: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef”

Revisit a photo from the past and browse our archives.

Tell Us: The Game
Identify this month’s mystery photo.

Final Edit
The picture rescued from the cutting room floor.

Global Getaways
Our international editors reveal their top five travel destinations.

NGM online: the last four years.


Global Getaways
What are the top five places to visit in Japan? The editor of our Japanese edition gives you his take in Global Getaways. Then, visit “Japan’s Imperial Palace.” Finally, go to the Forum and share your opinion on the role of monarchies today.
CODIE Award Finalist 2001

January 2001 Features
Surviving in Space
Great Barrier Reef
Mummers Parade
Ancient Ashkelon
Imperial Palace
Quartzsite, AZ

Tour this extraordinary and compelling underwater world while photographer David Doubilet describes its exotic citizens.

Its melodies have entertained the Imperial Court since the tenth century—listen and learn about the haunting music called gagaku.

Enter virtual space and send your own 2001 e-greetings.

Weekly Wallpaper
Set your desktop afloat with images from the Great Barrier Reef.

It’s nowhere Arizona—until November, when it turns into America’s largest parking lot. Find out why more than a million folks converge here every year—then nominate your own choice for coverage in this new magazine series.


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Space Travel
The physical and material costs of space travel are enormous. Should we reach for the stars or apply all our resources to the home planet?


Join This Global Conversation
Weigh in with your thoughts, and debate issues surrounding several of our feature stories. To help foster a cross-cultural perspective, we’ve included a Spanish-language forum.


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