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Black History Month: Famous Black Engineers and Scientists

Mae C. Jemison became the first female African-American space traveler in the United States, according to NASA.

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long the highway near Bakersfield, California. Dust bowl refugees. [Dust bowl refugees, on highway near Bakersfield, California.] (1935 Nov.)

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The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover

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Steve McCurry: Sharbat Gula was then, in 1984, an adolescent refugee during the Soviet War in Afghanistan. (Kodachrome)

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"Silent Language of Hands" - Sharbat Gula, Nasir Bagh Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan, by Steve McCurry.

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Steve McCurry's fantastic shot of a girl in Peshawar, Pakistan. Known from one of the most famous covers of National Graphic.

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