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Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, 1999

Photo: Annapurna Circuit

A Nepalese woman sits in the doorway of a traditional building in a Himalayan hill town found along the Annapurna Circuit. The mountainous trail casts a 200-mile (320-kilometer) loop through a mosaic of scenic landscapes—including farmland, forest, desert, and tundra—around Nepal's 26,000-foot (8,000-meter) Annapurna Range.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "On Foot Across the Roof of the World," May/June 1999, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by Steve McCurry

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