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Alaska is nicknamed "The Great Land," and for good reason: it is wild, rugged and expansive. In a series of articles, Smithsonian magazine explores the history, culture and natural wonders of the 49th state.

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This is a close-up photo of a cicada taken during the emergence of Brood X - the largest group of 17-year cicadas. These periodical cicadas swarmed a large section of the Eastern United States in the Spring of 2021. Cicada