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Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Portraits of the late leaders of North Korea, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, hang above frilly cloth-covered pianos at Pyongyang Kyongsang Kindergarten. Across the country, images, pins, mosaics, and monuments of the two late leaders, who died in 1994 and 2011, are ubiquitous. Please follow me, @dguttenfelder, for an inside look at North Korea, where I have been traveling and photographing for the past 19 years.


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Mt. Fuji - Japan ✨💖💖💖✨
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Picture by ✨✨@nois7✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


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St. Agatha’s Day | Photograph by Antonella Platania
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Women dressed as brides celebrate the day of St. Agatha in Sicily. "They bring with them a red flower, because it has a strong meaning: the love," says #YourShotPhotographer Antonella Platania.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.


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We hit the hills outside of Kathmandu for a half-day hike to the town Panauti. .

Although this route through villages and terraced fields has been used by locals for ages, it has only recently been developed for travelers by @gadventures and their local partner @communityhomestaynetwork. The goal: to be more inclusive of those communities which previously hadn’t benefited from tourism in the region. .

The final destination of this 10km day hike: Panauti, a charming little town known for its temples and as one of the Kathmandu Valley @UNESCO sites. Until a few years ago, visitors day tripped to Panauti without delivering much revenue or benefit to the local community. .

A G Adventures tour leader (CEO) from Panauti saw potential in his hometown and a way for his community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. That is how the @planeterracares Panauti Homestay project was born. Its focus: the training and economic empowerment of local women. Today, there are 20 families in Panauti welcoming G Adventures travelers who spend anywhere from an overnight up to four days with them - living, cooking and learning together. .

We had an opportunity to join Ssarmila in her home and cook a traditional Nepali meal together. As she explained, it’s not only the women and families directly involved in the homestay program who benefit from additional income. Local farmers and businesses also benefit since food and other supplies are sourced locally. .

These days, travelers can now remember the warmth, interaction and delicious food which all form the experience at the Panauti homestay — more than the temples for which the town had been famous. .
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#gforgood #gwanderers #gadventures #parauti #nepal #thisissustainable


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Free stuff? Big photo shoots? Fancy things wherever you go? Today on our IGTV, dancer and vlogger Cameron Field (@cameronfield_) breaks down some of the myths influencers face... with a sense of humor. 🙃

Photo by @cameronfield_


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Photo by @sofia_jaramillo5 | Wax Palm trees grow in the Cocora Valley near Salento, Colombia. The enormous trees grow up to 200 feet tall and thrive in high-altitude places. When I first explored this area, I was astonished by the beauty of these trees. They reminded me of a book from my childhood. Can you guess which one? For more photos from Colombia and other South American countries follow me @sofia_jaramillo5 #takemethere #colombia #travelinggram #treesofinstagram


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#FotoDelDía | Vancouver, en la Columbia Británica, sobresale en la niebla nocturna. "Los fotógrafos a menudo acuden a Cypress Mountain para tener un punto de visión alto sobre la densa niebla", cuenta el fotógrafo de @natgeoyourshot Spencer Finlay. "He estado allí muchas veces, pero la niebla era demasiado densa, lo que hacía que la ciudad entera estuviera oculta y fuera invisible. En esta noche de enero, me sorprendió gratamente ver el icónico puente Lions Gate y el reconocible perfil urbano de Vancouver que sobresalía sobre el manto iluminado de niebla".
📷: SPENCER FINLAY


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“Goof morning! I wow my own self up with my own snoring 💤 🐶 ❤️ ” writes @tobythegentleman
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Spent a few days chasing icebergs around the tiny town of Twillingate. Did you know it takes 3 years for the icebergs to float over from Greenland and that the ice that makes up an iceberg is over 15,000 years old? How cool is that?!?! 💎🌊


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