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Photo Of The Day: 5-Month-Old Baby Pulled From Nepal Earthquake Rubble

Baby Pulled From Nepal Earthquake

Image Source: CNN

Five-month-old Sonies Awal was among 8 million people who were affected by Nepal’s devastating earthquake in late April. Miraculously, the infant was rescued covered in dust with barely a scratch.

But there haven’t been many survivor stories and happy endings.

The earthquake has become the nation’s worst natural disaster, killing more than 8,000 people, and leaving thousands of others injured. As many work on piecing their lives back together, NGOs have swarmed into the country, bringing aid and supplies, supporting earthquake relief efforts.

For more on Nepal post-earthquake, check out our gallery here.

Photo Of The Day: An Emaciated Polar Bear Reveals Its Species’ Grim Future

Starved Polar Bear

Image Source: The Dodo

This devastating photo of an emaciated polar bear presents us with yet another ugly view of a climate-changed future. Just this August, wildlife photographer Kerstin Langenberger captured this heartbreaking image off the shores of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

The islands that compose the archipelago are home to one of the world’s largest populations of polar bears. But as rising temperatures melt sea ice, polar bears’ natural environment for seal hunting also diminishes, leaving the bears to hunt for less abundant food sources on land such as snow geese and caribou. Such a shift in diet disrupts the entire Arctic food chain — and can leave the bears quite hungry, as seen above.

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Photo Of The Day: Two-Year-Old Girl Breaks Archery Record

Two-year-old sets record in archery

Image Source: BBC News

In 2015 and at the tender age of two, Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at an archery trial.

The now three-year-old archery champion hails from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh—as well as a family of trained archers. With regular training since birth and a father who runs an archery school, it is no wonder why Dolly set a new national record in the sport.

21st Century Nomads: Life In The Mongolian Steppe

Mongolia Nomads Camels Horse

Source: John Schellhase (Used by permission. All rights reserved.)

Despite the draw of the city, hundreds of thousands of Mongolians continue to preserve a way of life that goes back at least a millennium. These nomadic families still drive their herds across the vast steppes of what is the world’s most sparsely populated country after Greenland. The herds live off the land, and the nomads live off the milk and meat of their animals.

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