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    National Geographic Photo Contest 2011, Muslim girls at the day of the youth, Cameroon

    Lucky you

    Darfur Leaders by United Nations Photo, via Flickr

    scarification

    Children of Cameroon::

    Africa | Wodaabe mother bathing her child. Mokao. Niger. | Scan from National Geographic October 1983

    kyoto, japan, 1960 • national geographic

    Citizens of Despair Photo and caption by Javier Arcenillas More than ten years after their expulsion from Myanmar, thousands of unregistered Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong makeshift camp, Bangladesh

    amaia-jenin: Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. - Rumi. Child, kid, carrying water, bowl, working, adorable, cute, nuttet, portrait, culture, photo.

    Yellowstone National Park

    unicef: Vintage UNICEF! 1979 - A group of girls dressed in their national costumes embrace at the United Nations in New York City. © UNICEF/Shelley Rotner www.unicef.org

    nigeria

    gorgeous eyes

    Taken in 1984, 8 years before I was even born, this portrait remains one of the most compelling photographs ever taken. From the first moment I saw this picture, I was captivated.

    Her eyes have captivated the world since she appeared on our cover in 1985. Now we can learn about the life of the girl behind the iconic picture... It calls into question our obsession with Afghanistan. There are no heroes here, it is all a big tragic mess.

    This famous Steve McCurry photograph of a young Afghan girl that adorned the cover of National Geographic magazine and went on to become one of the most famous faces in the world. Her eyes are so haunting.

    Afghan Girl

    Africa | A Pygmy man holding his very young child. South east region of Cameroon. | © Robert Harding.

    Photographer Mario Gerth via Flickr | Tribes of the Omo Valley Ethiopia

    so very sweet