Photograph by Carsten Peter
In Africa's Afar depression, pastoral tribes and salt traders survive amid a surreal landscape of fissures, faults, and a boiling lake of lava.
Mogadishu is ground zero for the failed state of Somalia. Yet to the north, Somaliland is stable and at peace. What happened?
Why is the Ethiopian wolf the rarest canid on the planet?
2015 Traveler Photo Contest
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