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African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city, Africa
January 11, 2014

Searching for Signals

Impoverished African migrants crowd the night shore of Djibouti city, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. For more than 60,000 years our species has been relying on such intimate social connections to spread across the Earth.

See more pictures from the December 2013 feature story “To Walk the World.”

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Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

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