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Island Nation of Mauritius – Diverse Delights

Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southeast of the Seychelles. This archipelago was formed in a series of undersea volcanic eruptions 8-10 million years ago. The nation is very multicultural, as its population is made of several ethnicities, including those …

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Seychelles Endless White Sand Beaches

The Seychelles, a country comprised of 115 islands, is located northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean east of Africa. The country offers endless white sand beaches, clear warm blue seas and charming locals. The marine life around the islands, especially the more remote coral islands, can be spectacular. The …

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Africa at Night

The latest camera technology allowed Martin Dohrn of National Geographic to photograph animal life on the African plains at night, under cover of darkness. He did not use artificial lighting, which could distract the animals and thus, he was able to capture rare species of hunting lionesses night. For these …

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Amazing View From Above

Whether you’re looking down from an airplane or virtually soaring in the air using programs like Google Earth, the landscape looks different altogether from a vertical viewpoint. Sometimes artists take images snapped from the sky in order to give us all a different perspective of our world. Photographer Martin Harvey …

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Photos of Eastern Congo by Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse is an Irish photographer challenging documentary photography. He finds inspiration for his work in art and literature, citing Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness as an influence for his journey to Congo. That novel is full of bewildering and enigmatic images. Mosse used Aerochrome, an obsolete technology, to create an …

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Allegedly Stolen Nefertiti Bust of Egypt

Egypt’s antiquities chief announced he will formally demand that a 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti displayed at Berlin’s Neues Museum for 85 years be returned to its homeland. Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, found that the bust – one of the most copied works of ancient …