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New York photographer Terri Gold says she wants to find ‘the grace notes’ of humanity. She has vivid memories of spinning an old-fashioned globe as a child, and as an adult, she dreams of faraway places and the secrets they keep hidden.

In her ongoing photography project, ‘Still Points in a Turning World’, Gold sought to track down tribes around the globe that appear to stand still while time rushes forward.

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

The pictures have been taken over the course of a decades-long career and ripe for a discussion about the globalizing forces that threaten indigenous cultures.

‘My earliest memories are of spinning a globe. I was always drawn to the last mysterious corners of the Earth. I wanted to visit with people who have not forgotten the old ways, who feel their past in the wind,’ Gold tells DailyMail.com.

‘The names of far off lands called to me – Samarkand, Lhasa, and Timbuktu. I dreamed of traveling with a caravan across the Himalayas, of finding hidden kingdoms. As soon as I was old enough, I stepped into my dreams with three cameras around my neck and my life’s journey began…’

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  • The South Pacific’s Vanuatu has been voted one of the happiest places on Earth – and MailOnline finds out why
  • The 83-island archipelago boasts natural landmarks such as stunning blue holes and epic volcanoes
  • Vanuatu doesn’t boast mega-resorts or chains, instead it offers boutique hotels, nestling in jungles

As I stood at the edge of the Matevulu Blue Hole, it felt like I’d found a slice of paradise.

Thanks to the natural filtering effect through multiple layers of limestone, the blue hole gives off a jewel-like hue and the sight practically begs for you to dive in.

With the sun dazzling on the deep cerulean water, it was easy to see why Vanuatu has become one of the top destinations in the South Pacific.

Vanuatu is an 83-island archipelago and is one of the top holiday destinations in the South Pacific

Vanuatu is an 83-island archipelago and is one of the top holiday destinations in the South Pacific

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‘Air travel is becoming ever more hazardous to human health for a host of reasons. Not only are air travelers inhaling high concentrations of toxic particulates as they fly through various layers of solar radiation atmospheric haze (contributing to aerotoxic syndrome impacting passengers and crews), radiation clouds at aviation altitudes also pose a dire threat.

A recently published study in a peer-reviewed journal is now acknowledging the radiation clouds and the dangers they present to air travelers.

Jan. 20, 2017: A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Space Weather reports the discovery of radiation “clouds” at aviation altitudes. When airplanes fly through these clouds, dose rates of cosmic radiation normally absorbed by air travelers can double or more.’

Read more: Climate Engineering, Ozone Destruction, And Radiation Clouds, The Dangers Of Air Travel

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  • A nationwide customs computer outage caused nightmare lines for travelers at major airports in New York, Houston, Atlanta and Miami
  • People were flying on the US public holiday and were stuck in queues for up to two hours
  • Twitter users questioned whether there had been a cyber attack but US Customs and Border Protection said there is no evidence that the computer malfunction signified hacking

 

On one of the busiest travel days of the year, many airplane passengers were trapped in hours-long lines because of a nationwide customs computer outage.

Major airports in New York, Houston, Atlanta and Miami were affected by these delays on the US public holiday. There were also long lines in Boston’s Logan Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

The traveling snafu caused delays ranging from 30 minutes to two hours and hundreds of people got off flights and into motionless queues.

 

Crowds were packed at Miami International Airport because of the customs glitch

Crowds were packed at Miami International Airport because of the customs glitch

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  • One of the best things about Maho Beach on St Maarten-St Martin was seeing KLM’s 747s roar past
  • For over 20 years the airliners delighted beach-goers and photographers as they passed 100 feet overhead
  • The blast from the engines of planes soaring overhead has been known to blow beachgoers’ hats off

Most would agree that a roaringly good time was had by all – but now the party is over.

One of the best things about Maho Beach, for many, on the Caribbean island of St Maarten-St Martin was seeing KLM’s 747s roar overhead to the airport nearby.

But the last-ever hair-raising landing by a jumbo belonging to the carrier was made on Friday.

The last-ever hair-raising landing by a jumbo belonging to KLM on St Maarten was made on Friday (pictured)

The last-ever hair-raising landing by a jumbo belonging to KLM on St Maarten was made on Friday (pictured)

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Hotel Yalmakan – Cancún


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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive es un hotel de playa todo incluido con alberca, spa, club de niños y cinco restaurantes de especialidades. Relájate en sus habitaciones con balcón.

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Facilitators of the false flags: –Independence Day travel chaos looms: Airports ramp up their security for holiday weekend after Istanbul attack as State Department issues advisory for Americans abroad | 29 June 2016 | Millions of U.S. travelers flying during the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend will face heightened security due to the deadly attacks at Istanbul’s main airport, officials said on Wednesday, adding to potential delays…A terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York was briefly evacuated on Wednesday morning while police, including a bomb squad, investigated a report of a suspicious package. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees operations at the three major airports in the New York City area, said in a statement that police had added ‘high visibility patrols with tactical weapons and equipment.’ The agency said it had already put in place counterterrorism patrols at various transportation hubs in the region following the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month.

Counterterrorism patrols are being installed at U.S. airports nationwide

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Fireworks are seen as a Chinese COSCO container vessel, arrives to Cocoli locks after crossing the Panama Canal to the Pacific side, during its first ceremonial transit of the new Panama Canal expansion project in Cocoli on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama June 26, 2016. © Carlos Jasso

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  • The stunning, ancient Mayan sinkhole can be found in the heart of the forest in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
  • It contains numerous bones and fossils, which can be seen on dives, and is believed to be a historical graveyard
  • The series of spectacular images were captured by French wildlife and underwater photographer Fabrice Guerin

 

This daring diver has plunged to the deepest depths to capture these stunning snaps of an ancient Mayan sinkhole.

The deep crater, in the heart of the Mayan forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, is believed to be the site of an ancient Mayan burial ground – the eerie cavern is filled with bones and fossils.

The spectacular pictures were taken by French wildlife and underwater photographer Fabrice Guerin, during a trip to find out more about the fascinating sinkhole.

 

Eerie surroundings: The diver swims around the spectacular sinkhole, which is believed to be the site of an ancient Mayan burial ground 

Eerie surroundings: The diver swims around the spectacular sinkhole, which is believed to be the site of an ancient Mayan burial ground 

The cenote sinkhole in Chetumal is located in the heart of the Mayan forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The cenote sinkhole in Chetumal is located in the heart of the Mayan forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Australian photographer Alexander Khimushin documents people from remote and diverse

Australian-based photographer Alexander Khimushin has spent two years globetrotting to shoot portraits of the diverse people he comes across in his project ‘The World in Faces’ (pictured). A photo of a Mursi Tribe girl (left) taken in Omo Valley in Ethiopia wearing a lip plate, a young Maya girl wearing a multi-coloured headdress (top, right) and a girl in the Todaiji Temple (bottom, right) are some of the images that show how modern society has left these cultures virtually untouched. Although based in tropical Queensland Mr Khimushin said he will never stop taking pictures, because photography is a ‘passion’ of his.

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  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigating the outbreak
  • 131 passengers and 14 crew members have reportedly suffered sickness
  • Ship left Miami last Wednesday and returned on Sunday from the Bahamas

An investigation is underway after almost 150 people fell ill aboard a Disney cruise ship.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking into the outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.

The latest update from the US federal agency states that 131 passengers and 14 crew members reported falling ill.

Almost 150 people fell ill with stomach issues last week on the Disney Wonder cruise ship

Almost 150 people fell ill with stomach issues last week on the Disney Wonder cruise ship

The ship, which had 2,680 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members, left Miami last Wednesday and returned on Sunday after going to the Bahamas.

With the primary symptom vomiting, ill passengers were confined to their rooms for 24 hours but cruise activities weren’t affected.

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  • Club Med’s exclusive island getaway, Finolhu Villas, is a 40-minute power boat ride from the Maldives capital Male
  • It consists of just 52 villas on the beach or over the water and each with a private butler and a mini swimming pool
  • All-inclusive luxury includes a la carte dining, two snorkelling trips a day and ferry trips to another Club Med island
Taking the plunge: The communal area features this huge infinity pool over looking the lagoon and next to a bar which serves a huge range of cocktails

Taking the plunge: The communal area features this huge infinity pool over looking the lagoon and next to a bar which serves a huge range of cocktails

Our snorkel guide was looking animated, jabbing his finger down towards a colourful patch of coral.

He flipped over in the water and propelled himself down the side of the reef as we tried to work out what had caught his eye.

And then it appeared, the dark outline of a giant eagle ray, gliding along a drop off, descending effortlessly through the tropical waters, scattering brightly-coloured reef fish this way and that. This was the Maldives I had heard about and as we swam along the reef, the sea life just kept coming.

Spectacular: The resort is just two years old and is powered by solar panels while villas are made out of sustainable materials

Spectacular: The resort is just two years old and is powered by solar panels while villas are made out of sustainable materials

Into the blue: Each 'over-water' villa has its own private butler and a mini swimming pool as well as steps down into the crystal clear water

Into the blue: Each ‘over-water’ villa has its own private butler and a mini swimming pool as well as steps down into the crystal clear water

Comfort: The villas are fitted out with luxury fittings while the doors open out on to a deck with a swimming pool and glorious views

Comfort: The villas are fitted out with luxury fittings while the doors open out on to a deck with a swimming pool and glorious views

Paradise: There are more than 50 private villas on Club Med's Maldives eco-island, each with their own swimming pool and stunning views

Paradise: There are more than 50 private villas on Club Med’s Maldives eco-island, each with their own swimming pool and stunning views

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