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“I think selfies themselves are pretty boring, so I like to spice them up a bit,” says 14-year-old Tamara Burri (@tamaraburri_). “I express myself through my pictures and how I edit them. It’s really fun to play with makeup and create something with your face, even though you have to wash it off at the end of the day.” Photo illustration by @tamaraburri_


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Byblos - Lebanon ✨💖💖💖✨
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Picture by ✨✨@framewithaview✨✨
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Backpacking in Fiordland National Park | Photograph by Mikaela Gregory
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“I planned to move to New Zealand when I had achieved some financial goals and an arbitrary amount of work experience. It was THE goal,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Mikaela Gregory. “But one day as I sat at my desk, hearing incessant phones ringing in my open-plan office, I felt completely free of societal expectations that used to matter to me. And that freedom allowed me to go for my biggest dream: living in New Zealand. The first thing I did when I arrived was backpack the stunning Milford Track!” This photo was selected for the June 14, 2019 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“A lot of people share similar photos of self in front of an epic landscape. However, your story is intimate and revealing, your photo resonates with me. I feel the weight of societal expectations lifting off your shoulders as you soak in the beauty in front of you. This is definitely an adventure of a lifetime.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


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When you first arrive to Tibet you expect to see monks everywhere in a day to day life. Unfortunately it is not like that nowadays as urban lifestyle is beginning to dominate the lifestyle of locals and they move to bigger cities. 𝙏𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞 𝙇𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙥𝙤 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙫𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 1447 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝘿𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙞 𝙇𝙖𝙢𝙖. It acts as a traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, who are Tibet’s second highest incarnation. It was there where we observed Buddhist debates. They can get very heated, and the debaters use expansive and emphatic hand gestures during the debates, often stamping their feet to make a point. #Followmeto Tibet with @natalyosmann ❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖
Когда впервые приезжаешь в Тибет, то ожидаешь увидеть монахов везде в повседневной жизни. К сожалению сейчас это не так, поскольку городской образ жизни начинает доминировать над традиционными у местных жителей и они переезжают в крупные города. Монастырь Ташилунпо в Шигадзе был первым местом, где мы почувствовали древние вибрации - он был основан в 1447г 1-м Далай Ламой. На протяжении всей истории он действует, как традиционное место пребывания Панчен-Лам, которые являются вторыми по рангу ламы после Далай-ламы. Кстати именно там мы наблюдали буддистские дебаты, участники которых используют обширные жесты рукой и хлопок как временной промежуток, за который твой оппонент должен ответить на поставленный тобой вопрос.


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Photo by Carlton Ward Jr @carltonward | I love the color of new cypress needles in the spring. It’s my favorite color of green. This pair of photos is from Babcock Ranch where the ten thousand acre Telegraph Cypress Swamp is the defining feature of the 70 thousand acre state preserve. I was there on a sunset mission with filmmaker Eric Bendick— just us, a few birds and several hundred alligators. The gators were relatively concentrated in the deeper water of the pond during the late dry season. It’s hardly rained in Florida since then, so I bet the gators are really stacked up now. But it looks like tropical rains are soon on their way and the gators will be able to swim widely between the trees. Please follow me @carltonward to discover the hidden wild. #cypress #swamp #gators #florida


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STORY TAKEOVER! “Sleeping happily after a long day of fun. Wondering why? Come join our journey to the Corgi Con!” writes @lychee_the_corgi | Tap our Stories to follow along on Lychee and Mochee’s fun (and fluffy) weekend! #dogsofinstagram


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Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | Amber Hikes, community organizer:
"I am a proud Black Queer Woman. There's something deeply powerful about claiming all of those identities, identities the world has systematically abused, silenced, and tried to erase. When I introduced the rainbow flag with black and brown stripes to the world in June 2017, it was a radical act to highlight the experiences of marginalized folks within a marginalized community. We launched that symbol to raise awareness. To mark history. But most importantly, we launched it to declare loudly and proudly that we are here and we don't request visibility—we demand it. We are the children of Marsha and Bayard and Langston. We are the successors of James and Barbara and Alvin. We are the descendants of Audre and Zora. Of Essex and Joseph. Greatness courses through our veins. We, LGBTQ Black folks are divine—our lives and our legacies are ordained. Our joy and mere existence are revolutionary acts of resistance. I am Black. I am Queer. I am Proud.” For more stories and portraits, follow me @martinschoeller and @martinschoellerstudio.


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¿Quién se quedará con el trono? Llega la batalla final 🦁 #ImperioSalvaje, nueva temporada 📺⬇️
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Estreno, domingo 16 de junio, 9 PM MEX-COL-PE / 10 PM CHI y martes 18, 10 PM ARG.


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Birds eye perspective 🐦 // swipe through for a couple last scenes from La Paz - I totally meant to have some Uyuni (salt flat) photos edited and ready to post today but sometimes life just gets in the way and you run out of time - have a great weekend friends, feel free to ask me any questions about traveling to Bolivia in the comments below 😀


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