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Against the Grain

As darkness falls, a Canada goose prepares for sleep on a slough in northern Minnesota. Light receptors in the photographer's digital camera struggled to capture the dying light, which resulted in the photo's pixelated look.

Photograph by Jim Brandenburg
From Boundary Waters, National Geographic magazine, January 2003

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Repeat Performance

Faisal I of Iraq had already been prince of Mecca and king of Syria before the British installed him as king. Here he poses with his pet leopard at the palace courtyard in 1925.

Photograph by Ernest B. Schoedsack
From Flashback, National Geographic magazine, January 2003

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