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January 2004

The past eight years
of the online edition.
Features List
A table of contents for this month's stories.
Final Edit
The image that
almost made it.
See a vintage photo and browse our archives.
Voice your opinion
on related topics.
Global Getaways
International editors'
top five must-dos.
Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for magazine coverage.
Match Wits...
with the Editor and preview the next issue.
Links and resources
on global issues.
Sights & Sounds
A Mars Never
Dreamed Of


Global Getaways

Global Getaways

The Russian editor
rates his five
favorite traditions.

January 2004 Features

Mars Revisited
Himba People
Star Search
Himalayan Sanctuary
Arctic Ice
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Sights and Sounds of A Mars Never Dreamed OfSights and Sounds of A Mars Never Dreamed Of
Sights and Sounds of A Mars Never Dreamed Of Experience "A Mars
Never Dreamed
Of." Then explore
its terrain rock by
and view
animations of
future Mars

Himba People Himba People
Explore the world of Namibia's Himba, where women painted in ocher coax spirits with song and dance. Anthropologist David Crandall narrates.

Himalayan Sanctuary Listen to the chanting of the monks and nuns of this remote valley.
Himalayan Sanctuary
That Smarts! That Smarts!
Watch capuchins smash nuts—and a thumb—with rock tools.

Artic Ice Arctic Ice
Journey into the cold zone with polar bears, sea creatures, and under-the-ice explorers. Then e-greet a friend with an image of Arctic thaw.

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