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Picture of a woman climbing a volcano in Mexico
August 22, 2021

Waiting Volcano

A woman climbs Popocatépetl, an active volcano in central Mexico, to make offerings to El Popo, a god who harnesses clouds to deliver rain to thirsty crops. This picture appeared in a January 1999 story about the volcano and surrounding area; in December 2000 the volcano erupted in its most significant event in 1,200 years.
Photograph by Sarah Leen, Nat Geo Image Collection
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