Kalash Girl - Northern Pakistan. The Kalash are fascinating. They don't share DNA markers with any other races/peoples, and they are so isolated they have managed to preserve their culture. They're the only non-muslim people in Pakistan. Even more interesting, most don't look caucasian like this girl, but it happens in their gene pool, a lot. Must learn more.

Girl from Kashmir

The Kalash are fascinating. Kalash people are a non-Muslim aboriginal minority living on the fringes of northern Pakistan, the only ones not following the religion in all of Pakistan. Their genetic makeup is so pure and distinct, that they are unlike other human races, thanks to their evolving DNA and rare alleles. Their isolation have helped them to preserve their culture. Even more interesting, most don't look Caucasian like this girl, but their gene pool creates great variation.

South African miners have found hundreds of these metallic spheres, which have three parallel grooves running around their equator. The spheres are 1-4 inches in diameter. The curator of the Klerksdorp Museum insists that they are a complete mystery. They appear to be man-made, yet at the time in Earth's history when they came to rest in this rock no intelligent life existed. The spheres have been found in a Precambrian mineral deposit said to be 2.8 billion-years-old!

Portrait from Pakistan

Anne Frank

Two women, born on the same day but 157 years apart, died on the same day. They both met with a friend, put on a new dress, went to a dance, and met their killers. They were killed the same way, in the same spot. Both by men named Thornton who were acquitted of the murders in both cases. Strange coincidence? Some say reincarnation.

photo by Steve McCurry

Leontyne Price (born 1927) by Bradley Phillips (1929-1991).Regardless of their talents, African American singers were for years generally barred from performing with this country's more prestigious opera companies. In 1952, when audiences experienced the rich voice of Mississippi-born soprano Leontyne Price in a revival of Porgy and Bess, it became clear that this long-standing barrier would soon be breached.


I just love black and white photography. You are able to see deep within someone's soul without the distractions of color.

DNA Evidence Proves That The First People In China Were Black: Scientist Li Hui proved 100,000 years ago humans began migrating through South & Southeast Asia into China from Africa. Testing showed 65 branches of Chinese all carry similar DNA mutations as the people of Southeast Asia. Scientist Jin Li said, “we did not see even one single individual that could be considered as a descendant of the hοmo erectus in China, rather, everybody was a descendant of our ancestors from Africa.”

Afghan girl, Pakistan, from "Portraits" by Steve McCurry -- possibly the single most famous cover photo for National Geographic ever made. He did not know her name and did not find her again for nearly 20 years.

Bon Mon Dieu

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Afar (Ethiopia). Some say the Afar are descendants of the Egyptian pharaohs. They share some similarities in the way people wear their hair and shawls draped loosely over their shoulders, a few words of their language, and use symbols reminiscent of hieroglyphics to mark their camels.

Bride in India

Pakistan - Steve McCurry's blog


Charsadda, Pakistan A displaced Pashtun boy whose house was destroyed in the floods has sought shelter at a public building together with his family.