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Twin farmers enjoy lunch at Mulligan’s Bar in Oxford, NE.

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A California sea lion and trainers at the bottlenose dolphin and California sea lion show at Ocean Park.

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Gladys, a six-week-old baby gorilla, at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was abandoned by her mother at the Gladys Porter Zoo, and the Cincy Zoo staff agreed to take her in. They care for her 24 hours a day. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to the world’s most prolific captive reticulated giraffe herd with 197 births at the Zoo since 1954, when giraffes were introduced to the Zoo’s animal collection. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo currently has 21 reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) in the herd, making it the largest captive giraffe herd in North America.

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An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) named Cila rests near the viewing window at the Indianapolis Zoo. Image was taken with a remote camera place inside the exhibit. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mountain tapir, (Tapirus pinchaque) at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bears (Ursus maritimus) delight the crowd through 5-inch-thick acrylic at the Columbus Zoo. The underwater display is filled with live rainbow trout so the bears can fish.

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A young girl stands in front of the kelp tank at Two Oceans Aquarium in downtown Cape Town.

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A three-toed sloth clings to an ambaibo tree in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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An aerial of the Explosion Craters area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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Water buffalo and mineral deposits along the shore of a crater lake at the Explosion Craters of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Harley the federally threatened koala recovers from two broken legs at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland. He was hit by a car, which is a common occurrence with koalas and fatal for many.

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A boy holds up a tiny carpenter fish in the village of Kyehoro on Lake Albert in Uganda. Though huge, the lake is severely over-fished. Nile perch are now too small and too few to sustain the human population, so locals have taken to using mosquito nets stitched together to get their food. With mesh that small, no fish can escape. “Any aquatic organism that falls in the net is killed,” says a local guide. Residents of the area get 80% of their food and fish from the lake, which means serious trouble when the fish run out.

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An adult and juvenile member of the Habinyanja family of gorillas, one of four semi-habituated families who will tolerate humans in their presence. This family group makes its home at the north end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

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A member of the Mubara gorilla family reaches up through the branches in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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A group of elephants roams the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

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The opening spread of the Albertine Rift article, from the November, 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine

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Wasatch Range and Brigham City, Utah, one of a string of Mormon communities originally settled by handpicked craftsmen, laborers, and school teachers, who arrived in 1847, redirecting mountain streams for farming.

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The town of Saint George a suburban sprawl in southwestern Utah.

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Two Ute Indian girls on a horse at sunset in Ouray, Utah.

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At Megahertz quality-control lab a technician scans for defects in electronic equipment. The company is one of 1,700 high-tech firms centered on the Wasatch Front in Utah.

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Mom’s Cafe, serving home-style western food, Salina, Utah.

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A college student attending the July Fourth Parade in Salina, Utah.

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Quinceanera party at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, Salt Lake City, Utah. The celebration is a traditional rite of passage for 15-year-old Hispanic girls.

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A family picnic outside their suburban house in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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A tearful young man bids good-bye to his family before going to India for a two-year Mormon missionary stint, Mormon Missionary Center, Provo, Utah.

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Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist with wives and children, Salt Lake City, Utah area.

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Newlyweds standing together at the Salt Lake temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fifty-two couples were married on the same day at this temple.

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Retirees frolic in a pool at the Fun N Sun Resort in San Benito, one of many border communities that attract “winter Texans” from the north every fall.

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San Benito high school greyhounds football team hold hands in prayer before an important game in San Benito, Texas.

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At the end of a workday, employees of Pebac, a “maquiladora,” or assembly plant , leave to catch the buses that will take them home.

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Criss-crossed by the shadows of containment bars in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, a ten-year-old boy is driven back to his hometown of Matamoros after being caught sneaking into Brownsville, Texas.

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A Mexican family wade across the Rio Grande beneath the International bridge, leaving Matamoros and entering Brownsville, Texas illegally.

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