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Photo by @BabakTafreshi | On this starry night of May at an elevation of 2,000 meters (6,000 ft) on La Palma in the Canary Islands, I felt like I walked into a science fiction scene. These giant flowers, when in full bloom, look like nothing else on Earth. They are "Echium wildpretii," known as tajinaste in Spanish. About one to three meters tall, the plant was nearly extinct a few decades ago on this island due to intrusions by both rabbits and humans. Now, they're preserved and growing in number. The same plant on the neighboring island of Tenerife turns red instead of pink. Explore more of The World at Night photography with me @babaktafreshi. #echium #nightphotography #canaryislands


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Photo by Maddie McGarvey @maddiemcgarvey | In December 2008, a dike ruptured at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant near Kingston, Tennessee, pouring more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash into the Emory River. More than 200 cleanup workers and family members are now suing TVA's main contractor, Jacobs Engineering, for refusing to provide them with protective equipment and for causing their debilitating, and in some cases deadly, diseases. Jeff Brewer stands outside of the Kingston plant on the tenth anniversary of the spill. Like many cleanup workers, he has serious medical conditions that began when he was working with coal ash every day. "They told us it wouldn't hurt us," he says. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo. For more photos from this story, follow me @maddiemcgarvey


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Eltz Castle - Germany ✨💖💖💖✨
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Picture by ✨✨@j.diegoph✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


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Hay huéspedes que no son bienvenidos. El ébola zaire es uno de ellos. ⚠️ #TheHotZone Serie de tres episodios. Lunes 27, martes 28 y miércoles 29, 9 PM MEX-COL-PE / 10 PM ARG-CHI


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Family Fun | Photograph by Julia Luckett (@julialuckett)
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“What has surprised me most in raising three boys is just how different each child is,” Mark the father revealed to #YourShotPhotographer Julia Luckett. “One is cautious while another is fearless. One is highly analytical while another is deeply imaginative. They are who they are, and all we can really do as parents is love, nurture, and help guide them on their own path. It’s pretty awesome.” This photo was submitted to our “What is Family?” assignment, guest edited by Independent Visual Journalist Jackie Molloy. To participate in this assignment—and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot—go to the link in our profile. Submission deadline is June 3, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET.

“This image captures perfectly a simple, beautiful moment that families experience daily.” — Independent Visual Journalist Jackie Molloy (@jackiemolloy13)


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Les Deux Palais, Île de la Cité, Paris, 2019 🦋


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Choreographers Shivani Bhagwan (@shivanibhagwan) and Chaya Kumar (@chayakumar) are the brains behind BFunk (@bfunk). “BFunk stands for the two styles of dance that we teach: BhangraFunk and BollyFunk,” explains Shivani. “It’s a fusion between elements of our western upbringing and our eastern roots,” explains Chaya. “Our heritage is woven through every fiber of our work. Dance is not a recreation in India; it’s a part of our culture. It’s a means of celebration. It’s a means of storytelling. It’s a means of communication.”
According to Shivani, “#APAHeritageMonth is wonderful because it promotes education, drives conversation and builds awareness, and that is the birthplace for growth.”
Photo of @bfunk by @pavithraphotos


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“keep calm and nap on” writes @eastonofthewild
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A city walk in Delhi, India guided by former street kids: unconventional and worthwhile. Here’s the full(er) story: .

Anny, pictured, guides us through a narrow alley near Delhi railway station. Her personal story is one of having been orphaned at five years old. For the last ten years she has lived in a shelter run by @salaambaalaktrust, a local organization providing support, education and training to children who once lived their lives day and night on the street.

First, any guesses why tiles of different religious symbols might be affixed to this wall? Hint: it has nothing to do with what’s inside the building. (We’ll answer later in the comments.) .

Besides sharing her knowledge of Delhi, Anny also shares the background and story of street children in India - the various ways many of them end up on the street, their survival tactics, the ways they spend the money they make and steal, and their dreams. .

This @planeterracares project together with Salaan Baalak Trust offers youth the opportunity for English language courses and training in guiding and tourism. The goal: to build new confidence and give practical skills and experience in preparation for the time they must leave the shelters (at 18 years old) and they begin seeking employment.
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Most @gadventures tours that go through Delhi include these city walks. So the kids get lots of practice. The money earned from the tours becomes a steady source of funding for Salaam Baalak Trust to expand its work with street children, too.
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Another example where tourism helps to open avenues of opportunity and support to disadvantaged youth. .

Our journey in India and Nepal continues with a special #GForGood trip focused on visiting social enterprises and community projects. #sponsored .
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#gwanderers #gadventures #socialenterprise #thisissustainable #delhi #sustainabletourism #responsibletravel


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