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Picture of jagged and striped rock formations in South Dakota
July 3, 2021

Beautiful Badlands

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is made up of jagged and striped rock formations. Before it was seized by the U.S. government in the 1920s, the land was inhabited and seen as sacred by the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe.
Photograph by Annie Griffiths, Nat Geo Image Collection

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