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Herders from across Mongolia's Gobi Desert gather for a festival to celebrate the two-humped Bactrian camel. The event is held in early March before the birthing season begins. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Where Camels Become Beauty Queens: Inside Mongolia's Biggest Camel Festival

Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. Every year, herders come to one Gobi Desert town to celebrate these gentle giants.

A Seychelles magpie-robin at the protected Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles. James Warwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

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A homemade sign hangs on the fence surrounded Paradise Elementary School. The school was destroyed by the fire and the rubble is now being bulldozed and cleaned up. Michelle Wiley/KQED hide caption

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6 Months After Paradise Burned, Trauma Endures For Kids And Adults

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Gerry Marrocco, a historical interpreter and guide, gives a tour known as the Liberty Ride at the Battle Green in Lexington, Mass. on May 8, 2019. Tony Luong for NPR hide caption

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In 'The British Are Coming,' Rick Atkinson Turns His Gaze To The American Revolution

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Omara Portuondo may be on her "Last Kiss" Tour, but the Cuban music matriarch says she plans to keep performing for as long as possible. Johann Sauty/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuban Diva Omara Portuondo Feels As Strong As Ever On 'Last Kiss' World Tour

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Herders from across Mongolia's Gobi Desert gather for a festival to celebrate the two-humped Bactrian camel. The event is held in early March before the birthing season begins. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Where Camels Become Beauty Queens: Inside Mongolia's Biggest Camel Festival

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