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    Celebrating 125 Years of National Geographic

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    Memorable Moments

    Experience important events in National Geographic's 125-year history.

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    The New Age of Exploration

    Ever since our species left Africa some 60,000 years ago, the urge to push beyond what’s known has shaped human culture.

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    Historic Firsts for National Geographic

    From a pioneering ascent of Everest to advancements in aerial, underwater, and space photography, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the world for 125 years.

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    Google+ Hangout

    In case you missed it, here are some highlights from our hangout with Jane Goodall, Robert Ballard, and other Nat Geo explorers.

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    Frame What Matters

    On January 13, 2013, we'll be handing out thousands of yellow borders in the Times Square area of New York City.

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    A Night of Exploration

    Meet the trailblazers who are working on the frontiers of exploration and innovation, Friday, January 11, at 8PM ET.

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