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See caption Free Ride

A young gelada hitches a ride with his mom. Females have just four or five babies in a lifetime but invest a lot of time and energy taking care of them.

Photograph by Michael Nichols
From Kings of the Hill?, National Geographic magazine, November 2002

See caption Pucker Up!

What looks like smeared lipstick is in fact color from the parasites on this mola's face.

Photograph by Mike Johnson
It's a Mola!, National Geographic magazine, November 2002

See caption Nuclear Dawn

In March 1953, Las Vegas casino workers gathered to watch the glow of an atomic bomb test 65 miles (105 kilometers) away in Yucca Flat, Nevada.

Photograph by Volkmar Wentzel
From Flashback, National Geographic magazine, November 2002

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