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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dagi in southeastern Turkey, grave site of Antiochus I, 7000' up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras.
The view from eastern platform at sunrise. Far below is the hotel where I stayed.

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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) | “I dream to become a doctor and help people”. Khoshmina is an 11-year-old Afghan refugee girl living with her family at the informal extension of Moria Camp in the Greek Island of Lesbos, on July 20, 2018. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Photo by @chien_chi_chang | I had always been fascinated with Myanmar (Burma) ever since I read George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant. I have made over ten trips to Myanmar in the past decade. Back then, the military junta was insular and xenophobic, and I had to assume that every move I made and every word I said was being watched or listened to by Big Brother’s ubiquitous informers.
It was unlike any land I had been to or knew about before. Every trip was challenging—sometimes menacing but always exciting, too. When I first photographed the Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as she was released from house arrest, I switched taxis three times for a 10-minute ride, stopping by a movie theatre and a shopping mall to shake off potential tails so as to reach The Lady's party headquarters in one piece.
It had become a matter of time before she would come to power. I could smell an urgent hunger for, and sense of, freedom in the air. For the first time, it seemed that democracy and human rights would prevail in Myanmar. I had high hopes for the country and its people. #MagnumPhotos #cccontheroad

Photo by @davidalanharvey | Farmers somewhere between Hanoi and Hué.. #vietnam

Photo by @ismailferdous | On a bright afternoon last February, Indian-American Sarika Gangar celebrated her baby shower at her parents’ place in San Jose California. San Jose is one of the most diverse cities in California with a 27% white, 32% Asian and 33% Hispanic population. Sarika's friends reflected this diversity and it was really incredible to discover the coexistence of all these cultures living side by side in San Jose.
Sarika is a tech journalist who recently moved to Brooklyn. Silicon Valley is the epicenter of all the big tech giants and there are a lot of Indians and Indian Americans who work in this industry. Santa Clara county and California itself are home to the highest population of Indian Americans in the country.

Photo by @hammond_robin | For more from this series follow @onedayinmyworld
"It was early in the morning when the military arrived,"" says 22 year old Rohingya refugee Tayeba Khatun. "The military went house to house; eventually they came to ours. They took away my father-in-law and brother-in-law.” After taking the men, the soldiers came for the women. “When I was being dragged out my husband tried to save me. He was shot dead,” says Tayeba. She was taken to a nearby abandoned house. “There were five military men. Three stood outside to manage the situation, two raped me… they raped me until I lost consciousness. When I woke, I collected my children and escaped.” Pushing through the pain of the rape and the loss of her husband Tayeba trekked through sucking mud and monsoon-swollen rivers towards Bangladesh. The waves of other refugees trudging in the same direction showed her the way. Eventually she reached the camp that is now her home.

Filmed by @florianschulzvisuals | Over the last years, I have spent most of my field time in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is the biggest Wildlife Refuge in the US and it is under severe threat to be destroyed by oil development, despite its status as a Wildlife Refuge. Few places around the world have moved me as much as this wilderness! This past December, the Trump administration has lifted a 40-year-old ban on oil development through a provision in the tax reform bill. You may have seen my photographs in the June issue of National Geographic magazine. I am also working on a film about this pristine wilderness, as I still have hope we can turn things around and protect this precious land for future generations. Enjoy these fall scenes from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and please follow me @florianschulzvisuals to see more images from Arctic Alaska and stay informed about the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! #arctic #conservation #wildliferefuge #alaska #wilderness #publiclands #arcticnationalwildliferefuge #cinematography

Photos by @markthiessen // For our partner @911onFOX // Every summer firefighters from across the country are called to America’s wild lands to fight wildfires, one of nature’s fiercest forces. Firefighters talk about being “bit by the fire bug.” Once they experience their first wildfire season, most are drawn back year after year. What’s the attraction? The desire to protect lives and property certainly plays a major role. But for many it’s also the challenge and thrill of facing down a powerful fire. It’s the most grueling yet rewarding job that many people will ever do. // Tune in tonight to see first responders in action on #911onFOX, in the 1st of a 2-night premiere event Sun 9/23 Mon 9/24 at 9/8c on @FOXTV.

Photo by @jasperdoest | Flamingo Bob enjoys a swim in the #Caribbean Sea. Arthritis in his feet is causing him difficulties to walk but he feels very comfortable in the water. Yes, Flamingo's can swim! When the water is beyond their wading depth, flamingos swim at the surface while feeding. Webbed feet allow the flamingo to swim quite readily.

Bob is a Caribbean flamingo, from the Dutch island of #Curaçao. But as you might have already understood, he's not like any other flamingo. His life took a dramatic turn when he flew into a hotel window, leaving him severely concussed. He was cared for by my cousin, Odette Doest @vetdoest , a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC) @fdoccuracao. Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, but instead he became ambassador for FDOC, which educates locals about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.
The story about Bob was recently published online @natgeo who are currently celebrating ‘the year of the bird’. #followme @jasperdoest for more images of Flamingo Bob who is slowly becoming #instafamous as the animal ambassador of Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC). #wildliferescue #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildlifeeducation #flamingo #flamingolove #prettyinpink #animalrescue #birdrescue #animalambassador #meetbob

Photo by @FransLanting | This black rhino may be helped by a glossy starling to get rid of pesky insects, but she is on her own against poachers who stalk her equipped with military hardware. On Sept. 22 we celebrate World Rhino Day and I’d like to draw attention to their plight and salute the organizations which are determined to stop the slaughter. That includes the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya where this image was made, which has set up its own paramilitary response team. Please, check out the links and consider supporting them in any way you can because only when we band together can we turn the tide. Please follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more close encounters with rhinos. @LeonardodiCaprio @LeonardodiCapriofdn @Wildaid @World_Wildlife @Lewa_Wildlife #Wildaid #WorldRhinoDay #Rhino #SaveTheRhino #AspinallFoundationn #endangered #protection #naturelovers

Photo by @paolowoods and @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Florence, Italy - Prodigious productivity is a defining characteristic of genius. Charcoal sketches cover the walls of a once concealed room beneath the Medici Chapel in Florence, where Michelangelo hid for three months in 1530 after defying his patrons. The drawings include a sketch of a seated figure (right) who appears on a tomb in the chapel above. #michelangelo #art #florence #italy #drawing #medicichapel #medici

Photos by @brentstirton | On this World Rhino Day I would like to pay tribute to a South African organization called #Saving the Survivors. Saving the Survivors was founded in 2012 by veterinarian Dr Johan Marais to “attend to injured endangered wildlife that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents.” Dr Marais and his team have cared for the most traumatically injured rhino, animals whose very faces have been removed by the unspeakable cruelty of the poachers axe. These rhino were never meant to survive, but despite waking up bullet ridden and without a face, these animals have demonstrated an indescribable will to live. Dr Marais and his team help them to do exactly that, allowing these survivors to come back to life despite their suffering. There are a number of worthwhile organizations in South Africa working on the rhino crisis but today I would direct your attention towards Saving the Survivors. They open themselves up to tragedy with a breath-taking optimism, caring for animals most of us would not believe in. There is a lot of talk about the front line of conservation; these people genuinely embody that in a unique way. If you would like to help, they can be reached at and #savingthesurvivors

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