In this scene from our archives, faithful Muslims pray at the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Five times a day, practicing Muslims pray in the direction of Mecca, no matter where they are in the world.
In this scene from our January 1969 issue, Taiwanese soldiers on the island of Quemoy release balloons filled with propaganda leaflets that will make their ways to mainland China.
That night was stars and celebration. Then the writer would begin a walk retracing the paths of our ancestors. 11,000 miles so far. The photographer would join him in gulps for about 500 miles in all, often walking backward. Here is that story. https://email.nationalgeographic.com/H/2/v60000017c8a432ab1910a696e966f4650/6a0f1c0a-bbaf-479f-8799-2a2418a81cea/HTML …pic.twitter.com/KC9gV9oaSi
In this scene from our May 1957 issue, a girl walks through the town of Tylerton on Maryland's Smith Island. Today, fewer than 300 people live there, and due to climate change the island is expected to erode completely by the year 2100.
Like me, photographer
@EliasNotAlias was uprooted from a middle-class home as a teen and struggled for a few years.
Unlike me, he ended up documenting his old neighborhood for @NatGeo as an adult, with fellow Queens native @Fletchpost.
Elias's story: https://email.nationalgeographic.com/H/2/v60000017c6636a6eb9ec71cf4bbcf76f8/3aaeb85c-2496-4abd-894d-464da913f203/HTML …pic.twitter.com/ZWWvWATuUr
"I wonder how many more little white flags we will need to commemorate all the Americans who will die from this." On the stunning composite photograph of the memorial to
#COVID19's U.S. victims. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/newsletters/article/how-one-photograph-captured-americas-toll-20211002 … @NatGeo @WhitneyLatorre @swilkesphoto
In this scene from our November 1997 issue, actress Grace Bradley Boyd, left, teaches tai chi to fellow seniors in Los Angeles. Boyd would live to be 97 years old.