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natgeoyourshot:

Top Shot: 99% Human

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.

Your Shot photographer Carmer Huter made this portrait of a mountain gorilla in October 2017. “Despite it only lasting a split-second, this eye-to-eye moment with an alpha male gorilla in Uganda is a memory I shall cherish for the rest of my life,” Carmen writes. Mountain gorillas, a subspecies of the Eastern gorillas, are considered critically endangered due to war, human disease, habitat loss and poaching. Photograph by Carmen Huter

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afp-photo:

Tanzania, Nansio : TOPSHOT – An albino girl plays with balloons, on
Ukerewe Island in Victoria lake during International Albinism Awareness
day on June 13, 2016.
Albinism affects the development of human eyes
so eye checks are a vital service needed by Albinos. Ukerewe island is
home to many albinos. Many of the first albinos to live on the island
were taken there and abandoned by their families as children or fled
from violence they had faced on the mainland. Ukerewe island is now seen
as a safer place for Albinos to live and integrate, as supersperstition
has caused the practice of mutilation and killing of albinos by some
witchdoctors for many years both in Tanzania and other African
countries. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
                       

Interesting

afp-photo:

Tanzania, Nansio : TOPSHOT – An albino girl plays with balloons, on
Ukerewe Island in Victoria lake during International Albinism Awareness
day on June 13, 2016.
Albinism affects the development of human eyes
so eye checks are a vital service needed by Albinos. Ukerewe island is
home to many albinos. Many of the first albinos to live on the island
were taken there and abandoned by their families as children or fled
from violence they had faced on the mainland. Ukerewe island is now seen
as a safer place for Albinos to live and integrate, as supersperstition
has caused the practice of mutilation and killing of albinos by some
witchdoctors for many years both in Tanzania and other African
countries. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
                       

History, Interesting

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.

The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

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