<p>Paul Salopek and his guide Ahmed Elema walking into the desert, continuing the Out of Eden walk in northeastern Ethiopia. Paul's feet connect him to the earliest travelers who left Ethiopia’s Afar desert some 60,000 years ago.</p>

Paul Salopek and his guide Ahmed Elema walking into the desert, continuing the Out of Eden walk in northeastern Ethiopia. Paul's feet connect him to the earliest travelers who left Ethiopia’s Afar desert some 60,000 years ago.

Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

Rediscovering the Earth in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors

Four years ago Paul Salopek's global storytelling odyssey, the Out of Eden Walk, began in Ethiopia. He is now poised to trek into China.

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