March 28, 2011

Sheep and Goats, Timbuktu

Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

After a day of grazing in the surrounding desert, a herd of sheep and goats follow their owner to his home on the edge of Timbuktu. Founded by Tuareg herders, Timbuktu still counts the livestock trade among its primary sources of income.

See more photographs from the January 2011 feature story "The Telltale Scribes of Timbuktu."


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