A fire breaks out in a gold mining village in the Bocaranga region of the Central African Republic in January. The possibility of a lucky strike has many farmers abandoning their fields for the mine, but aid workers express concern over poor conditions.
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A member of the Terra Nova Expedition (or British Antarctic Exploration team) travels by dogsled in front of a weathered iceberg, circa 1910 or 1911.
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