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Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | A man and his children play around an Olympic-size pool atop Bibi Mahroo Hill, commonly known as Swimming Pool Hill, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Once used by the Taliban as an execution ground, the area now has benches and shaded areas to take in panoramic views of the city.
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Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | A man and his children play around an Olympic-size pool atop Bibi Mahroo Hill, commonly known as Swimming Pool Hill, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Once used by the Taliban as an execution ground,

Photo by Maddie McGarvey @maddiemcgarvey | In December 2008, a dike ruptured at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant near Kingston, Tennessee, pouring more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash into the Emory River. More than 200 cleanup workers and family members are now suing TVA's main contractor, Jacobs Engineering, for refusing to provide them with protective equipment and for causing their debilitating, and in some cases deadly, diseases. Jeff Brewer stands outside of the Kingston plant on the tenth anniversary of the spill. Like many cleanup workers, he has serious medical conditions that began when he was working with coal ash every day. They told us it wouldn't hurt us, he says. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo. For more photos from this story, follow me @maddiemcgarvey
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Photo by Maddie McGarvey @maddiemcgarvey | In December 2008, a dike ruptured at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant near Kingston, Tennessee, pouring more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash into the Emory River. More than 200 cleanup worke

Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto I Kyrgyz girls wait for their mother to come and help them handle the family yaks for the evening milking. Up in the Afghan Pamir mountains, life is harsh; it has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates and about 10 months of winter a year, and it's extremely isolated. This Kyrgyz community of roughly 1,300 lives inside the recently established Wakhan National Park, the second and largest national park in Afghanistan. For more cultural encounters, visit @paleyphoto #pamirmountains #mountainworld #mountainculture
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Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto I Kyrgyz girls wait for their mother to come and help them handle the family yaks for the evening milking. Up in the Afghan Pamir mountains, life is harsh; it has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates a

Photo by Simon Norfolk @simonnorfolkstudio I The glacial river lagoon (Icelandic: Jökulsárlón) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The first settlers arrived in Iceland around 870 C.E., when the edge of the tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier was about 12 miles (20 km) further north than it is today. As glacial retreat has extended its boundaries, the lake has increased fourfold in size since the 1970s, and is reported to be the deepest lake in Iceland (over 815ft (248m) deep. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished, and archive material on this and future projects
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Photo by Simon Norfolk @simonnorfolkstudio I The "glacial river lagoon" (Icelandic: Jökulsárlón) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The first settlers arrived in Iceland around 870 C.E., when the e

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A group of refugees from Afghanistan, including an unaccompanied minor, sit on a roadside preparing to break their daily fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sid, Serbia, before trying to cross the border to Croatia. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis, follow me @mmuheisen @everydayrefugees and @mmuheisenpublic #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A group of refugees from Afghanistan, including an unaccompanied minor, sit on a roadside preparing to break their daily fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sid, Serbia, before trying to cro

Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales @hannahreyesmorales. | Boats, blessings, and banana hearts. Before the rush of tourists and locals, mornings in Thailand's floating markets can be quite serene. For more photos from Southeast Asia and beyond follow @hannahreyesmorales. #Thailand #SouthEastAsia #ASEAN #hannahreyesmorales
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Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales @hannahreyesmorales. | Boats, blessings, and banana hearts. Before the rush of tourists and locals, mornings in Thailand's floating markets can be quite serene. For more photos from Southeast Asia and beyond follow @hann

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Photos by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | The Colorado River is drying up: it hasn't reached the ocean in two decades. In 2014 a binational agreement provided for the release of a surge of water equal to less than 1% of the river's annual flow in an effort to restore parts of its delta estuary. I recently returned to visit one of the restoration sites and was heartened to see that a small baseflow of water has turned a section of arid wasteland back into a forest of native vegetation. This gives me hope for nature's resilience as long as we work to protect it. To learn more about the Colorado and other rivers, #followme @pedromcbride #petemcbride #ColoradoRiver
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Photos by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | The Colorado River is drying up: it hasn't reached the ocean in two decades. In 2014 a binational agreement provided for the release of a surge of water equal to less than 1% of the river's annual flow in an eff

Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | Say hello to Liilu and her three-month-old baby named Marshmallow. From birth, common marmosets have a very strong cling reflex and will spend the first several weeks of life attached to mom. Marmoset mothers like Liilu often give birth to twins that can make up more than 20% of the new mother's body weight, making a tough job even more challenging. Luckily, this species practices what is known as cooperative rearing, meaning every member of the group plays a role in caring for and raising infants! Video footage taken in Omaha, NE. To see another adorable duo follow me, @joelsartore.
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Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | Say hello to Liilu and her three-month-old baby named Marshmallow. From birth, common marmosets have a very strong cling reflex and will spend the first several weeks of life attached to mom. Marmoset mothers like

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Photo by Robin Hammond @Hammond_Robin | In the eight years that I’ve been documenting mental health around the world, I don’t think I’ve come across a more hellish place than this so-called rehabilitation center in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. No actual rehabilitation went on here. It was a warehouse for people with mental health issues, many of whom were pulled off the streets in a cleanup of the city in advance of the FIFA Youth World Championship in 1999. The management claimed they needed more resources to better care for the people here. Port Harcourt is the center of Nigeria’s oil production (Nigeria is one of the biggest producers in the world). It is not a lack of money that prevents decent care. I’m sharing this now because May is mental health awareness month. You can see much more from this series on the In My World account @onedayinmyworld
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Photo by Robin Hammond @hammond_robin | In the eight years that I’ve been documenting mental health around the world, I don’t think I’ve come across a more hellish place than this so-called rehabilitation center in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.

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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | A territorial male patrols his territory in Duba Plains in the Okavango. The cool early morning is the perfect time for his roars to be heard over long distances, alerting any intruders to his presence and his intention to protect what is his. The life of a male lion is not necessarily an easy one. Even if he is lucky enough to hold a territory and a pride who will help provide food, there are always young males looking for somewhere to settle that may challenge his rule. If those intruders have teamed up to form a coalition, they stand a much better chance of taking (and holding on to) a territory. #ThisIsMyTrophy #okavangolions #bigcats
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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | A territorial male patrols his territory in Duba Plains in the Okavango. The cool early morning is the perfect time for his roars to be heard over long distances, alerting any intruders to his presence and h

Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | An aerial of the Mycenae ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northeastern part of Peloponnese, Greece. Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization during the Bronze Age. Its location made it a military stronghold that dominated much of southern Greece, including Crete and the Cyclades. UNESCO declared Mycenae as a World Heritage Site in 1999. #followme @irablockphoto for more travel stories around the world #mycenae #greece #ruins
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Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | An aerial of the Mycenae ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northeastern part of Peloponnese, Greece. Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization during the Bronze Age. Its location m

Photo by Paul Nicklen @PaulNicklen | This curious bowhead whale came to greet me while I was diving in the Canadian Arctic. As I hovered in the frigid water along the north coast of Baffin Island, this whale came so close that it actually pushed me with its chin. Able to live over 200 years, bowhead whales have the longest life span of any mammal on Earth. Their populations were once almost wiped out by whaling, and they now face the new threat of a warming Arctic. Higher temperatures are rapidly melting sea ice, on which they rely for copepods, their main food source. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen and explore my feed for more photos of whales. #bowhead #Arctic #ocean #underwaterphotography
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Photo by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | This curious bowhead whale came to greet me while I was diving in the Canadian Arctic. As I hovered in the frigid water along the north coast of Baffin Island, this whale came so close that it actually pushed me w