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“Tokyo is my second home,” says Pharrell Williams (@pharrell), who recently spent a day in the city stopping in on some of his favorite spots. “The city has had this incredible impression on me since the first time I came here. It feels like going to another world, where humility is so thick in the air; as soon as the humidity hits you when you get off the plane, so does the humility. The people have an incredible appreciation for others, and they are some of the most amazing collectors of not just things, but also experiences.”
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Photo by @chamiltonjames: A beaver eats aquatic plants from Grand Teton National Park's Snake River in Wyoming. #beavers #closeup #wildlife #wyoming


Photo and interview by @martinschoeller

Religion: Nuyagi Keetoowah Society
Ray Evans Harrell: I grew up in the O-Gah-Pah Nation in the current state of Oklahoma. Indian religions were banned in 1883, so I grew up in the Indian Baptist community of Picher, Oklahoma, directed music in churches and ended up studying in New York. In 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed the Freedom of Religion Act for American Indians and so for the first time we were able to "come out", so to speak. We started having prayer circles on a roof down on White street in Manhattan.

I became the apprentice to a Cherokee Medicine Priest and am now the Priest for the Nuyagi Keetoowah Society. Our job is to uphold and bring back the knowledge of our culture. We obviously are not farmers and hunters, we are urban people, I am an opera singer, we're developing something in the present to live in this tradition.

Our worship is meant to acquaint you with how to sense the environment in non-visual ways because one is really tied to whether something exists, by whether they can see it. Our religion is holistic in that it involves all seven senses.
We meet at a Stomp ground and light three fires. We build a cornmeal circle and there are seven directions that we include because they represent the front, the back, the left, the right, the up, the down, the center. And then the eighth direction is to the universe. We call it a Medicine Wheel.

It symbolizes that individually we are inadequate, we are limited. But when we put the circle together we can conceive of the whole of the reality, discover a greater truth for ourselves.
Our message is that you are responsible for yourself and nobody escapes responsibility for what they do. The world is your teacher and you are to understand that you are a part of the Creator.
Everything is a part of everything.

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Photo by @renan_ozturk // The cigar smoke and dripping sweat seemed frozen by the first rays of sun down the narrow streets. Searching for the intersection of natural light and humanity, Old Havana, Cuba, 2016. ~

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Top Shot: Summer Bear | Photograph by Erik Mandre
#YourShotPhotographer Erik Mandre captured this serene moment of a bear during summertime. “I love this moment you are capturing here — I am glad you are shooting this frame with a 400mm lens, because you definitely have this bear’s attention,” writes Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee. “From this distance, this bear is cute standing on its rear legs. But I can only imagine how quickly that energy would change if it decided you were a threat… This is one scene I never want to see when I go camping.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 13, 2018.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account


“You gotta get a little dirty in life to make the most of it” writes @teensytwins


Historia de una cara - El trasplante revolucionario que le dio a una joven una segunda oportunidad.
La cara comunica quiénes somos al transmitir las emociones. Es el portal hacia el mundo sensorial. Entonces, ¿podemos decir que somos nuestras caras? Katie Stubblefield perdió la suya cuando tenía 18 años y los médicos le dieron una cara nueva a los 21. Descubre esta historia de sufrimiento, identidad, resilencia y milagros médicos en www.nationalgeographicla.com/una-cara-nueva


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