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Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepare for a night operation on the outskirts of Goma, a border city in the province of North Kivu. Besides the active Nyiragongo Volcano just eight miles to the north, the recent history of Goma has been dominated by the aftermath events of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, beginning with the First and Second Congo Wars and followed by other numerous outbreaks of violence since that have resulted in millions of deaths. This insecurity has, just in North Kivu alone, resulted in the development of well over 100 armed groups.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepare for a night operation on the outskirts of Goma, a border city in the province of North Kivu. Besides the active Nyiragongo Volcano just eight miles to the north, the recent history of Goma has been dominated by the aftermath events of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, beginning with the First and Second Congo Wars and followed by other numerous outbreaks of violence since that have resulted in millions of deaths. This insecurity has, just in North Kivu alone, resulted in the development of well over 100 armed groups.

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Photo by @noralorek | Three years ago the area containing the Bidibidi settlement was a forest in northwestern Uganda. Now it’s a makeshift home for a quarter million refugees from South Sudan.

Here markets become lively meeting places after dark. Kennedy Lemmy, a 22-year-old from South Sudan, sells items like bread, diapers, and soda thanks to a national policy that allows refugees to work.

In Uganda, under one of the world’s most progressive policies, those who’ve fled civil war in South Sudan can live, farm, and work freely. Here, Bidibidi’s future is discussed at the highest levels of government and the international community. The goal: To build a livable city out of a refugee camp, one that might endure even if the refugees can return home someday.

Photo by @noralorek | Three years ago the area containing the Bidibidi settlement was a forest in northwestern Uganda. Now it’s a makeshift home for a quarter million refugees from South Sudan.

Here markets become lively meeting places after dark. Kennedy Lemmy, a 22-year-old from South Sudan, sells items like bread, diapers, and soda thanks to a national policy that allows refugees to work.

In Uganda, under one of the world’s most progressive policies, those who’ve fled civil war in South Sudan can live, farm, and work freely. Here, Bidibidi’s future is discussed at the highest levels of government and the international community. The goal: To build a livable city out of a refugee camp, one that might endure even if the refugees can return home someday.

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Photo by @sarahyltonphoto | A community of hijras, which includes transgender and intersex people, stand with pride outside of the shared colony where they stay as a family in Mumbai. This is a community that is often very private and distrustful of outsiders, but I was welcomed with cold orange soda and an eagerness to collaborate. #Mumbai #India #hijra #genderfluidity

Photo by @sarahyltonphoto | A community of hijras, which includes transgender and intersex people, stand with pride outside of the shared colony where they stay as a family in Mumbai. This is a community that is often very private and distrustful of outsiders, but I was welcomed with cold orange soda and an eagerness to collaborate. #Mumbai #India #hijra #genderfluidity

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Photo by @adamjdean | Rohingya fisherman fish at dawn on the Kalatan River in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Photo by @adamjdean | Rohingya fisherman fish at dawn on the Kalatan River in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.

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Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | "Discrimination started at home," says Fenominah, a drag queen in Penang, Malaysia, who was verbally and physically beaten while growing up in a homophobic environment. Afraid to be seen in public in drag, Fenominah practices in places where she feels safe. "Drag has really changed my life, and how I think of life," she says. "Fenominah might not have the flashiest dresses, the creativity of the gods, but I know she can make the audience live the very moment that she’s in, to have fun and forget about the bad things in life.” For more stories follow @hannahreyesmorales. #survival #fenominah

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | "Discrimination started at home," says Fenominah, a drag queen in Penang, Malaysia, who was verbally and physically beaten while growing up in a homophobic environment. Afraid to be seen in public in drag, Fenominah practices in places where she feels safe. "Drag has really changed my life, and how I think of life," she says. "Fenominah might not have the flashiest dresses, the creativity of the gods, but I know she can make the audience live the very moment that she’s in, to have fun and forget about the bad things in life.” For more stories follow @hannahreyesmorales . #survival #fenominah

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By @drewtrush | Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Wild horses can be found throughout the high desert of Wyoming. The Red Desert is home to three wilderness study areas. The rolling prairie gives way to massive sand dunes, created by the near- constant wind rolling across the landscape. Follow along with photographer @drewtrush to see more images from wild places. 
#wild #horses #wyoming #reddesert #commonground #publicland

By @drewtrush | Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Wild horses can be found throughout the high desert of Wyoming. The Red Desert is home to three wilderness study areas. The rolling prairie gives way to massive sand dunes, created by the near- constant wind rolling across the landscape. Follow along with photographer @drewtrush to see more images from wild places.
#wild #horses #wyoming #reddesert #commonground #publicland

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Photo by @dguttenfelder | Japan’s obsession with all things kawaii (which can mean “cute,” “cuddly,” or “lovable”) is on display at Ueno Park, as owners line up their pets for a portrait shoot. The kawaii aesthetic of cute culture has been one of Japan’s most successful exports, driving pop culture trends in fashion, technology, video games, and cartoons. For National Geographic’s cities-themed issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please take a look at our story “Walking Tokyo: A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan’s Vibrant, Reinvented Megacity. Link in bio @dguttenfelder.

Photo by @dguttenfelder | Japan’s obsession with all things kawaii (which can mean “cute,” “cuddly,” or “lovable”) is on display at Ueno Park, as owners line up their pets for a portrait shoot. The kawaii aesthetic of cute culture has been one of Japan’s most successful exports, driving pop culture trends in fashion, technology, video games, and cartoons. For National Geographic’s cities-themed issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please take a look at our story “Walking Tokyo: A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan’s Vibrant, Reinvented Megacity. Link in bio @dguttenfelder .

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Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto |  Danuru Sherpa, friend and climbing partner, checks Facebook at at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, in Nepal. The reception up here at 20,000 feet is amazing! Danuru has summited #Everest 16 times. He is one of the best of the best here in the #Khumbu (or anywhere for that matter). Follow @argonautphoto for more images from #AmaDablam, #Himalaya, #Nepal.

Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | Danuru Sherpa, friend and climbing partner, checks Facebook at at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, in Nepal. The reception up here at 20,000 feet is amazing! Danuru has summited #Everest 16 times. He is one of the best of the best here in the #Khumbu (or anywhere for that matter). Follow @argonautphoto for more images from #AmaDablam , #Himalaya , #Nepal .

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Photo by @adamfergusonstudio | Aviela, nine, was born in the U.S and is a U.S. citizen. Her mother is undocumented, meaning that Aviela and her siblings potentially face either being separated from her if she’s deported or returning to a country they’ve never called home. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

Photo by @adamfergusonstudio | Aviela, nine, was born in the U.S and is a U.S. citizen. Her mother is undocumented, meaning that Aviela and her siblings potentially face either being separated from her if she’s deported or returning to a country they’ve never called home. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

171,292 1,275 23 March, 2019
Photo by @jimmychin | Expeditions are often hurried, with multiple agendas and objectives. In this moment, we had finished most of our filming, shooting, and skiing objectives. It was just a time to be present and reflect on the intrinsic beauty of the west coast of Greenland. For more images of adventures in Greenland, follow @jimmychin.

Photo by @jimmychin | Expeditions are often hurried, with multiple agendas and objectives. In this moment, we had finished most of our filming, shooting, and skiing objectives. It was just a time to be present and reflect on the intrinsic beauty of the west coast of Greenland. For more images of adventures in Greenland, follow @jimmychin .

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Photo by @coryrichards | Pictured here, a climber slowly traverses a ridge en route to attempting the Everest summit. Less than two percent of climbers summit Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. #followme @coryrichards for the visual storytelling #onassignment for #natgeo and previously unseen footage of the #culture #travel #adventure of the #Himalayas including my upcoming climb on the northeast face of #everest as I attempt a new route without the use of supplemental oxygen.

Photo by @coryrichards | Pictured here, a climber slowly traverses a ridge en route to attempting the Everest summit. Less than two percent of climbers summit Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. #followme @coryrichards for the visual storytelling #onassignment for #natgeo and previously unseen footage of the #culture #travel #adventure of the #Himalayas including my upcoming climb on the northeast face of #everest as I attempt a new route without the use of supplemental oxygen.

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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | A view of a local park, hours after the rain. #dammam #saudiarabia

Photo by @tasneemalsultan | A view of a local park, hours after the rain. #dammam #saudiarabia

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