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    The 18 Most Dazzling Photos From National Geographic's History

    In celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic teamed up with Taschen to release a three-volume photo retrospective. BuzzFeed gets an exclusive peek at some of the rare images.

    1. New York, 1957

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    Photo by B. Anthony Stewart

    2. Canada, 2011

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    Photo by Paul Nicklen

    3. New Mexico, 1939

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    Photo by Luis Marden

    4. California, 1965

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    Photo by B. Anthony Stewart

    5. Mexico, date uncertain

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    Photo by Steve Winter

    6. Ecuador, 2008

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    Photo by Frans Lanting

    7. Antarctica, 2012

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    Photo by Paul Nicklen

    8. Arizona, 2005

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    Photo by John Burcham

    9. East Germany, 1973

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    Photo by Gordan Gahan

    10. South Africa, 1995

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    Photo by Chris Johns

    11. India, 1948

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    Photo by Volkmar K. Wentzel

    12. Iraq, 1984

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    Photo by Steve McCurry

    13. Lebanon, 1957

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    Photo by Thomas J. Abercrombie

    14. India, 1976

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    Photo by James L. Stanfield

    15. Sri Lanka, 1995

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    Photo by Steve McCurry

    16. Hong Kong, 1931

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    Photo by W. Robert Moore

    17. Australia, 1977

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    Photo by Paul A. Zahl

    18. Papua New Guinea, 2000

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    Photo by Jodi Cobb

    Around The World In 125 Years is available now!

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