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You're familiar with UNESCO World Heritage sites—but traditions and rituals are just as significant as the sites themselves. From the Mexico's Day of the Dead ceremonies to a notable form of Sicilian theater, discover the 314 cultural practices around the globe that are recognized on the organization's list of "intangibles."
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Photo of the Day: A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, in this image captured by #YourShot member Clemens Capek. #photography
A meerkat family stands in the sunlight in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen spent two decades capturing images of the Arctic and Antarctica. This gallery shows off twenty of his best photos from exploring these polar worlds.
See images of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife, like polar bears, penguins, leopard seals, and more, and buy prints from National Geographic.
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Cartwheeling spiders, crop dusting puffer fish, and absurdly colored sea slugs are among the top ten most fascinating new species of plants and animals in 2014. 
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National Geographic grantee Geoff Emberling is leading the archaeology expedition in El Kurru, Sudan, where they used drones to capture this amazing footage of the Nubian pyramids. 
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Most of the mystiries of this civilization still unreveald we look forward to see more effrot done by national geographic
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Photo of the Day: "Since [the kids] are best friends, I wanted to show them in a different light, through their feet and their reflections," writes #YourShot member Pablo Ponti of this image taken in Luanda, Angola. #photography 
Children view their reflections in a pool of water in Luanda, Angola, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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A just-identified galaxy lurks at the very edge of the visible universe and shines with as much light as more than 300 trillion sun-like stars.
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In case you missed it: Explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong in Vietnam, with this interactive map comprised of 360° panoramas created by National Geographic Explorer Martin Edström.
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Photo of the Day: Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India, in this image taken by #YourShot member Shibasish Saha. #photography
Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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Photo of the Day: "Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging. All this creates unique and fantastic stories," writes #YourShot member Alexey Trofimov of the ice on Siberia's Lake Baikal—the world's deepest and oldest lake. #photography 
A crack breaks the surface of frozen Lake Baikal in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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President Obama gave credibility to the former niche issue of Colony Collapse Disorder—the mysterious worldwide decline in the honeybee population—on Tuesday, by announcing his plan to protect the world's pollinators. But not all activists are happy with it. #FutureofFood
Bees are big business, an irreplaceable $15 billion economic resource that the government must protect using research, rooftop hives, and international cooperation. So says the committee tasked by ...
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After a recent study revealed that the common cuttle fish's skin has the same light-sensitive proteins most animals have in their eyes, scientists set out to answer the tantalizing question—do cephalopods have some form of "vision" on their skin?
Octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, the animals collectively known as cephalopods, are capable of the most incredible feats of camouflage. At a whim, they can change the colour, pattern, and texture ...
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