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Hanoi market women talking
There was an outdoor market across from my hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Though it was not large, it was possible to find anything from combs to shoes to fresh meat and vegetables. Merchants line up in long rows, selling their merchandise from a blanket on the...
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Asia 1808
Asia 1808
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Asia 1892
Asia 1892
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At the summit of Mount Everest
At the summit of Mount Everest
Dawn is breaking as Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu stands on the snow capped summit of Mount Everest at 29,029ft. Prayer flags are draped in the snow given by climbers in thanks for reaching the summit. Chip is wearing the headlamp he used to climb through the...
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Atop Mount Everest
Atop Mount Everest
Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu stands atop Mount Everest holding the flag designed for this expedition by the Martin GT Magnet Middle School students. Spread out on the snow in front of him are colorful Buddhist prayer flags offered by climbers in thanks for...
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Avalanche near base camp
Avalanche near base camp
Avalanches are frequent near the Everest Base Camp. This photograph shows an avalanche roaring down a mountainside close to the edge of the sprawling camp. Tents are positioned away from the potential path of avalanches, however the larger ones dust some of...
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Blacksmith in Vietnam
Tourists and locals in Hanoi frequently escape the city by spending some time in mountain villages close to the Chinese border. Unlike Sapa, which is at a higher elevation, Bac Ha is located in a valley. It is considered less touristy than Sapa, but is well...
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Cambodia: Political map (1997)
Cambodia: Political map (1997)
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Cambodia: Shaded relief map (1997)
Cambodia: Shaded relief map (1997)
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Cao Dai religious music
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
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Cao Dai religious music and singing
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
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Children in Lukla, Nepal
Children in Lukla, Nepal
Two children are seen sitting in front of a log building in Lukla, Nepal. The older child is wearing an orange and gray hooded sweatshirt and his arm is draped over the shoulder of the younger child. The younger child is wearing a bright teal blue sweatshirt...
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Children's games
This was recorded as part of a multi-day Mekong Delta tour that started in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and finished in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a unique experience to cross the border over water rather than overland. We were amongst the first groups...
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Climbing Lhotse Face
Climbing  Lhotse Face
A group of mountain climbers scale an ice wall of Lhotse Face on Mount Everest. Leading the group is a bearded Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu. He is wearing a red helmet, and sunglasses. With the help of a climbing device called “ascender” and taking advantage...
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Climbing from Camp One
Climbing from Camp One
A surreal world of ice dwarfs mountain climbers as they make their way toward the steep, gray mountains in the background of this photograph. One climber is working his way up a sheer cliff of ice. The striations of layer upon layer of ice can be seen within...
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Climbing the Icefalls
Climbing the Icefalls
Mountain climber, Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu, looks up at the photographer as he climbs a long ladder up a sheer and treacherous serac in the Khumbu icefalls. He is wearing a red helmet and sunglasses. His backpack is orange. Below, at the base of the ladder,...
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The coming of war
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.1
Overview of the events leading up to the United States' involvement in World War II. Includes an excerpt from a film produced by the U.S. Government to convince Americans of the need to fight.
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Difficult conditions on the Lhotse Face of Mount Everest
Difficult conditions on the Lhotse Face of Mount Everest
Five mountain climbers rappel down Lhotse Face as they leave Camp 3 in a storm. They hang on to the guide rope as high winds and blowing ice crystals swirl around them. Only the lead climber can be seen fully, his head down as he clings to the rope.
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The Far East and the Pacific, 1941
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941
Andaman Islands ......... A3 Bataan ........................... A3 Bay of Bengal ............... A2 Bismarck Archipelago .. B3 Borneo .......................... A3 Bougainville ................. B3 Buna ............................. B3 Burma Road ....................
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Fare collector on bus in Thailand
Unlike American buses, most buses in other parts of the world, especially those outside very large cities, (like Bangkok) have at least two employees. One employee drives the bus, the other takes the bus fare from the passengers. Sometimes the fare is the...
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