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August 2003

Browse our online feature offerings, from field adventures and factoids to maps and multimedia. On every feature screen you can Zoom In on Web-exclusive photo galleries and get the tech facts behind the frames. Then enter the world of writers and photographers with behind-the-scenes tales of life On Assignment. Finally, find full resource listings from links to printable maps in More to Explore.

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Into the Amazon

Brazilian explorer and social activist Sydney Possuelo believes his country's uncontacted Indians should remain isolated. Why, then, is he risking his life to find them? Follow his expedition into the land of the mysterious Flecheiros, or Arrow People.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Sydney Possuelo's route to locating Brazil's Flecheiros.

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO Photographer Nicolas Reynard talks about working with trackers who "can see what we can't see."

SPECIAL View images and read dispatches from Possuelo's first contact with the Korubo, also called the "head bashers," in 1996.

VIDEOThey started out with two carefully selected trees, and by the time they were done the team had carved and constructed two large, water-ready canoes.

FORUM What are the consequences of continued isolation for such people as Brazil's Flecheiros? What are the consequences of contact? Enter>>

SIGHTS & SOUNDS Experience the danger and discovery of the Possuelo expedition into the territory of the Arrow People.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

In the trendy Paris neighborhood of the Marais, cultures and lifestyles mix and match, and laissez-faire rules.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of the Marais.

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO For photographer Bill Allard, walking through Paris is like "walking through a city of one-act plays."

FLASHBACK to 19th-century Paris where le Café de l'Enfer (Hell's Café) offered a devilish good time to its patrons.

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Atacama Desert

Parts of Chile's Atacama Desert haven't seen a drop of rain since recordkeeping began. Somehow, more than a million people squeeze life from this parched land.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Chile's coastal desert.

FINAL EDIT Rescued from the cutting room floor is this month's Final Edit, an image of a baby viscacha stretching from tail to toes.

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Alaska Coast

A gale-swept refuge, imperiled marine mammals, and some of the most lucrative fisheries in the world make for stormy times on the last frontier.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Alaska's wild coastline.

WALLPAPER Decorate your desktop with wildlife and pristine havens on Alaska's coast.

POSTCARDS E-greet a friend with a postcard of bellowing Steller sea lions near Unalaska.

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With the onset of land reform, whites lost farms, blacks lost jobs, and the country that once fed much of southern Africa lost the means to feed itself.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Zimbabwe's land demographics.

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO Photographer Gideon Mendel describes the tragedy of what's happening in "one of the most special places in the world."

FORUM Land reform in Zimbabwe forced whites off farms, blacks out of jobs, and the country into a state of starvation. What should be the next steps for Zimbabwe? Share your thoughts. Enter>>

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ZipUSA: 15222

The Strip: 24 hours in Pittsburgh's revitalized warehouse district means 24 hours of feasting and fun.

FORUM Pittsburghers call Primanti Brothers's fries-and-coleslaw-embellished sandwiches the official sandwich of the Strip District. What food makes your zip code famous? Enter>>

NOMINATE your own wonderful, weird, or wacky choices for this magazine series. Enter>>



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