National Geographic : 2010 Dec
• INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC GeoPuzzle Answers AGRAADANESAACDC LEEKAOPARTASHOO ONSABBATICALAHAMM HEEAUTAHAAACROBAT ASWIRLATESLAAAA AAALIEDAULANBATOR ATSEAAEBROAAACU LITTLEBROWNBATS FLAAAAARPAARNIE ALBATROSSAECUAAAA AAAEATERAIGUANA BATCHESAAYEAHADOG ORALARUNSBATTEDIN NOTEAATESTALOSE SPEDAHOSEAAKNEW Society Updates ON ASSIGNMENT FemaleBondingPhotographer Lynsey Addario has spent much of the past decade working in Afghanistan, often under dangerous conditions. But during her assignment for this month's feature, she and a group of young university women shared a feeling of freedom while taking a boat ride on the Qarghah Reservoir. In nice weather the area is typically filled with people, explains Addario, but this early morning, the women were almost alone save for their driver. "It was one of those rare moments when we all let our guards down, " she recalls, "and were just a bunch of giggling girls. " N G B O O K S The President's Photographer John Bredar's companion to the National Geographic television special (airing November 24 on PBS---check local listings for time) of the same name, The President's Photographer invites us to learn the private stories of the official White House pho- tographers. These men---nine since the first was appointed in 1962---have illustrated the pages of Life, Time, and Newsweek; the five still alive today share the memories behind their iconic images. Current White House photographer Pete Souza wrote the foreword to this book, which includes coverage of President Barack Obama. Revealing close-ups in moments of both joy and anguish, plus unexpected angles on historic events, The President's Photographer is available in bookstores now ($35). Lynsey Addario (center, seated) and a group of Afghan women smile from a boat outside Kabul. AWARDS Cathy Newman, a Geographic staff writer and editor at large, has won the prestigious Italian Premio Istituto Veneto per Venezia for her "Vanishing Venice" story, which ran in our August 2009 issue. PHOTO: LYNSEY ADDARIO COMPLETE NAT GEO An updated version of The Complete National Geographic (in DVD-ROM or hard-drive format) can now be ordered at completenatgeo.com.