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The 10 most pristine places on Earth

By: OurAmazingPlanet Inc. on April 25, 2011, 7:42 p.m.
Earth's Western Hemisphere as seen from space

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Even though the trappings of civilization are all around us, there are still some parts of the globe where our influence is small. From the ice sheet of Antarctica to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, here are some of the most pristine places on the planet.