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National Geographic - New Yorker (blog)

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I lost track of how many hours I spent trolling the National Geographic photo archive for images to accompany Adam Gopnik's piece, in the current issue, on the history of the publication.
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Explosive Agriculture and That Larger April Fireball

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Two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, a humongous explosion rocked the Texas town of West when a fire broke out at an agriculture retail facility storing ammonium nitrate.
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Tibet's man on fire: National Geographic in-depth report on 27-year-old Tibetan

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Tibetans continue to burn. This week, two monks from Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, Lobsang Dawa and Konchok Woeser, set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. A week earlier, a young mother by the single name Chugtso self-immolated, leaving behind her husband and a three-year-old child. Well over a hundred Tibetans have sacrificed themselves in this way since 2009. Yet it's very difficult for journalists to cover the burnings, because Chinese authorities block access to the areas where they occur, and impose punishments on those who provide information to the outside world. The self-immolation a year ago of Jamphel Yeshi, however, took place in India, beyond the Chinese news blockade. National Geographic covered his story in detail: 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan who burned himself in protest against Chinese policies in March 2012.


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