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Image Of The Day: A Girl Hula Hoops In Dubai

Hula Hooping In Dubai

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Common courtesy tells us that when in Rome, we are to do what the Romans do. But what happens when the Romans are a minority?

Such is one of the questions that international travelers in the United Arab Emirates – and the UAE government – face today. International tourism has played a consequential role in developing the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city: guests from around the world mean more opportunities for economic growth, an ever-expanding nightlife and unique blends of architecture – as well as a hard balance for UAE government officials to strike regarding cultural norms.

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National Geographic Announces The Winners Of Its 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Whale

“Whale Whisperers” by Anuar Patjane Floriuk. Says Floriuk, “Diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruise around Roca Partida … in the Revillagigedo [Islands], Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life, so we need to accelerate the incorporation of the islands into UNESCO as [a] natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing.”

Our favorite time of the year is here at last. This week, National Geographic presented the winners of the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest to the world, and we’ve been ogling ever since.

This year, National Geographic staff had to sift through over 17,000 submissions in order to select the lucky photographer who would win the competition and receive the grand prize, an eight-day expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama canal. The winning photo is presented above. Below are the remaining National Geographic top picks. Enjoy!

Second Place Winner: “Gravel Workmen,” Faisal Azim

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Bangladesh

“[This] gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.” – Faisal Azim

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What Childhood Looks Like In Eastern Congo

“This is my fucking crew,” begins Manu Bahiti “Patient” Jean Christophe, a little boy-turned-gangster growing up in the Eastern Congo.

Decades of conflict have exposed Congolese children to violence and hardship from a very young age, and their ensuing pastimes and means of association–such as smoking, drinking and forming street gangs–are bound to differ dramatically from the childhood memories of most.

Theo Anthony follows the lives of three street kids–“Patient,” Guillain and David–through one of the world’s most troubled regions in this award winning–and challenging–documentary, “Chop My Money.”

Escape The Summer Heat With This Stunning Iceland Time Lapse

Listen, we understand: it’s the end of July and you’ve sweated through your shirt on the way to work. Here’s something that might cool you off a bit: Gardar Olafs’ splendid time lapse of Iceland’s landscapes.

Traveling across the country over the course of several months, Olafs transports us to Iceland’s verdant, bucolic fields and rocky, remote shores–and sets it to the soothing sounds in Matt Corby’s “Brother.”

We know it’s not exactly AC, but Olafs’ work is bound to cool you down some.

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