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  2. Photo of the Day: Freerunner, Montreal #pod #photography
  3. A beautiful view of Italy's Cinque Terre:
  4. Photos: Ancient pygmy pipehorse species found
  5. Meet Howard Carter, the "miraculous," misunderstood man behind today's Google Doodle:
  6. Massive ancient croc may have swallowed humans whole:
  7. At the tomb of Tutankhamen - Photos from the 1923 issue of @NatGeoMag
  8. Rare gorillas--including a chest-beating silverback--caught on camera:
  9. Want to lose weight? Try the Everest diet: #OnEverest
  10. Browse stunning images of America's first national park:
  11. Photo of the Day: Shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef #pod #photography
  12. Explore challenging and unforgettable escapes through national parks:
  13. In case you missed it, see the best photos of Saturday's #supermoon:
  14. A couple is illuminated by a volcano's otherworldly glow:
  15. Meet six of the world's boldest travelers: (via @NatGeoTraveler)
  16. Did gassy dinosaurs warm the Earth?
  17. Four white dwarfs found eating Earthlike planets:
  18. World's oldest blood found in famed "Iceman" mummy:
  19. Huge "structure" of satellites found orbiting the MIlky Way:
  20. Explore history with 50 of @NatGeoMag's most compelling covers: