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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | "I was a guest at a kabaddi game, and thought he was one of the players sitting on the side. So I commented 'well played!' He looked at me, confused and replied, 'Ummmm...Thank you?!!' Half embarrassed, half not registering what he said, I walked away." "She redeemed herself at the celebratory dinner, and we started texting a fair bit. Oddly enough, I told my closest friends that I haven't met this girl yet, but I get the feeling I'm going to marry her." "I did a little background checkup," she giggles. "Stalking me on social media helps! She started retweeting, then added me on Facebook by mistake while she was telling how crap Facebook was to get to know someone. And she still claims to have no idea how to use the internet," he chimes in jokingly. "I told my best friend I'm marrying Suhail on our second date." #indianwedding#mumbai#wedding#love#india
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Photo by @edkashi | Young performers rehearse for the Republic Day parade in India, near the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India, on January 24, 2015.
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Photo by @noralorek | Emmanuel Taban (sitting), 10, and friends watch a soccer game on a playground in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. NGOs have opened several child-friendly spaces for kids to play in around the settlement. Here children can make their own toys, get some rest from school or work at home, and simply do what children should do: play! According to UNHCR, 60 percent of refugees fleeing South Sudan are children. As in all Ugandan refugee settlements, the young population in Bidibidi is high; many classes have up to 250 pupils, and big families grow even further when a child loses his or her parents and is taken in by others. Bidibidi is, with its more than 270,000 people, considered one of the world's largest refugee settlements. On assignment for @natgeo, August 2017.
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Photo by @CarltonWard | A juvenile coyote trips a motion-sensing camera trap on a cattle ranch in the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Coyote populations have expanded throughout Florida in recent decades and are now present in every county. Eradication of wolves and clearing forests for agriculture in the eastern U.S. reduced competition for coyotes and created more of their preferred rangeland habitat, allowing eastward expansion from the Great Plains starting in the 1940s. Some people see coyotes as invasive pests threatening livestock and wild game, while others see them as beneficial—controlling rodent populations and filling the ecological niche of regionally extinct red wolves. Eastern coyotes are larger than their western counterparts, possibly due to hybridization with remnant red wolves. Florida panthers are known to prey on coyotes, and observations suggest that coyote populations have decreased in areas where the panther population has recently recovered. #PathofthePanther#Coyote#FloridaWildlifeCorridor#KeepFLWild@FL_WildCorridor
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Photo by @dguttenfelder | At low tide, people surround the gate to Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) on Japan’s Miyajima island.
Photo by @jimmy_chin | Morning commute on the staggering formation of Ulvetanna with @conrad_anker. Climbing with Conrad will never get old...and apparently neither will he. Ulvetanna, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. #tnfantarctica17 For more mountain adventures around the world, follow @jimmy_chin.
Cover Photo by @Jimmy_chin | It was hailed as the "ultimate" rock climb: a "free solo," no-rope scramble up the 3,000-foot face of Yosemite's El Capitan, the world's most iconic cliff. In our February issue, learn how Alex Honnold's stunning and historic climb up El Capitan, in less than four hours, was the result of meticulous planning and training.
In the February issue you can also go inside the shocking, mysterious sacrifice of 269 children more than 500 years by an ancient society that lived in what is now Peru. And in a two-story package on Silicon Valley two decades after its initial boom, we take a look at how the Valley's tech industry is growing up (sort of), and how tech products' demand for lithium is creating new opportunities and tensions in places like Bolivia, which has huge reserves of the metal.
Photo by @simoncroberts | Ramlet al-Baida public beach at sunset, Beirut, Lebanon, January 2016. Ramlet Al-Baida (“white sands” in Arabic) is Beirut’s last remaining public beach, a rare outlet in a city where public spaces are few and far between. Unfortunately, a lack of sufficient public regulation has allowed developers to chip away at such spaces over the years. Lebanon’s shrinking coastline dates back to the country’s 1975-1990 civil war, when developers took advantage of the absence of state to build a flurry of resorts along the shore. Today many locals are worried that a gradual encroachment of private developments into the Al-Baida public beach will continue. For people who simply want to visit the seaside and relax, the privatization of beaches has become another symbol of corruption and inequality. Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #SimonRoberts#RamletAlBaida#Beirut
Photo by @kengeiger | Seeking respite from the Kenyan noonday sun, a tower of giraffes lounges in the shade of an acacia tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve. For more images of the #maasaimara follow @kengeiger.
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Photo by @JimRichardsonNG | Scottish islands are often otherworldly, and so it was on this day on the Isle of Muck, looking over to Rum. The horses were kind to me, sometimes friendly to a fault, other times wandering off across the beach (Kelpies going back to the sea?). Muck had 39 people when I was there, holding its own in an improbable world. Like all remote rural communities, they struggle to keep services and attract young people (particularly if they have children to fill the school). They've augmented their power supply with a wind generator. It looks to me like they now have five ferries a week in summer. If bad weather cancels the ferry, you’ll be stuck there another couple of days eating island lobster. Can’t take your car but the only road is just one mile long, so that’s not a big problem. @natgeotravel#scotland#hebrides#island@natgeoimagecollecion Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures.