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People can’t stop talking about this ‘brilliant’ National Geographic cover

By Johnny Lieu


National Geographic has its fair share of affecting, enduring covers, like 1985’s “Afghan Girl,” arguably the publication’s most famous image.

For its June 2018 cover and part of its “Planet or Plastic?” initiative, the magazine published a cover that’s been widely shared on the internet and described as “dire” and “brilliant.”

Created by Mexican artist …

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