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Beautiful Bay of Fires in Tasmania. The fiery, orange-hued rock is produced by lichen but the name of the region was actually given by an explorer in the 18th century who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches. Photo courtesy of Jo Unger, wife of Dr. Isadore Unger.

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