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Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistani refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine's June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Steve McCurry/Courtesy of National Geographic hide caption

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Dara Arista, 8, holds a photo of Sheila in front of the tiger's cage at the zoo in Jambi, Indonesia. Poachers had slaughtered Sheila during the night. Steve Winter/National Geographic hide caption

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Listen to a Tiger Call for Her Mate (Hans Weise, National Geographic)

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On September 20th in Washington, D.C., Talk of the Nation and National Geographic will team up for a broadcast in front of a live audience. We'll discuss what we know about the teenage brain, and the inherent risks of scientific exploration. Courtesy of National Geographic hide caption

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Baghdad's traffic, choked by hundreds of checkpoints, slows to a crawl while security forces inspect vehicles for weapons and explosives. Lynsey Addario/National Geographic hide caption

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On Saturday morning, March 5, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers & two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. Stewart Volland /PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Channel hide caption

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