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October 2002

We invite you to speak your mind on these hot topics and global issues plucked from the pages of National Geographic magazine. For more on the subject go to the online feature page, or read the October 2002 issue of NGM.

Death on the Nile

Ancient Egyptians went to great lengths to ensure a place in the afterlife, from the simple plans of the common citizen to the construction of elaborate tombs for the pharaoh. How does your concept of life after death influence your funerary preparations? Enter>>
Saving Places

The destruction of Afghanistan’s Bamian Buddhas has opened debate about how UNESCO can put pressure on offending countries. How can symbols of cultural heritage be safeguarded when the destroyers are a nation’s leaders? Enter>>
In Focus: The West Bank

The current Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the latest in a historic land dispute. But the level of death and destruction has escalated over the past year in eye-for-an-eye rounds of Palestinian suicide bombings and heavy Israeli military retaliations. While their leaders fail to broker peace, innocents die on both sides. What should be done to put an end to the violence in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel? How should such moves be implemented? Enter>>

Hip Zips Hip Zips

Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our magazine series—ZipUSA—takes a periodic peek at special corners of the country by zip code. We like the concept so much that we’re going global and extending our stories to include international postal codes as well. So describe a weird, wacky, wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter>>

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