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A 98 year old man and his wife on Ikaria Island.
Ikaria Island, Greece.
The Ikarian diet includes fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, and olive oil.
Ikaria island, Greece.
The Taj Mahal with a flock of black birds taking flight over the Yamuna River.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A 102 year old builder.
The bay of Nas, where the temple of Artemis stands in ruins.
Close-up of fruits and wine a glass at an outdoor market in Venice.
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy.
An 84 year old Okinawan man does yoga daily on the beach in Naha.
Naha, Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
A man herds sheep down a road in Tuscany.
A craftswoman pulling the thread to prepare floral decorations to be sold at the market in Chennai
Chennai, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Portrait of a 107 year old, one of Sardinia's oldest centenarians.
Arzana, Sardinia, Italy.
Dusk view of a village on the north shore of Ikaria Island.
Portrait of a 69 year old carpenter.
A 100 year old woman dancing with a 'young boy' on her birthday.
Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.
An 89 year old Okinawan fisherman showing his muscles.
Motobu Peninsula, Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
A beekeeper pulls a honeycomb from a hive.
Ikaria island, Greece
A low angle view of an airplane taking off at Zurich airport in Switzerland.
Tourist at Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
A man picking up rice at a packing center in Bangalore.
Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
An elderly woman outside her home on Ikaria Island.
Children playing outside a fast-food restaurant in Naha.
Portrait of a 101 year old Costa Rican woman.
Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
People looking at whale sharks swimming at the Churaumi Aquarium.
Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa, Japan.
Portrait of a 104 year old Okinawan woman.
Ogimi, Okinawa Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
A 104 year old woman greets a younger one.
Ogimi, Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
Climbers descend the Mont Blanc summit from Aiguille Du Midi.
Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi, Haute-Savoie, France.
Person standing by column in an abbey.
San Galgano, Tuscany, Italy.
The sun shines on one side of a large sand dune.
Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa.
Silhouette of a woman carrying water bottle on head.
An older woman killing an octopus she caught off a pier on Ikaria Isla
A tree silhouetted against the sky at Nakijin Castle.
Vast open fields in the beautiful Tuscan landscape.
Meat prepared for a traditional Easter meal in an Ikarian village.
Children playing in urban slums at night, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
An older woman works the earth with a farm tool.
Villagrande Strisaili, Sardegna, Italy.
Perdasdefogu, Sardinia, Italy.
A mass of birds gather in a Turkish square while a man throws food.
A bird flies over a garbage pile in a landfill in Mandur.
Elevated view of vineyard at sunrise.
Monferrato, Italy, Piemonte.
Washer wallahs dry fabric on river sand bar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A family gathers for a traditional Easter meal on Ikaria Island.
An older man and woman hoe their vegetable garden.
Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia, Italy.
A 100 year old man with a slingshot.
Milking a tethered cow before breakfast.
A 101 year old woman sitting on a wooden bench.
A woman walks down steps wearing a traditional Indian sari.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Flowers bloom in a field in Davos, Switzerland.
Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland.
Washerman beating clothes on stone at the Yamuna riverbank, Agra, India.
A 73 year old Okinawan woman making tofu.
Okinawa Island, Japan.
An aerial view of the Tuscan Valley.
An elderly man and his sisters enjoy a get-together.
Two people walk along the ridge of a huge sand dune in Namibia.
A young boy looks at the camera with a herd of sheep behind him.
A man poses among a herd of penned sheep.
A young girl watches a line of walking sheep.
Vegetables are laid out in preparation to make a minestrone soup.
Perdasdefogu, Sardegna, Italy.
Three people cut vegetables to make a minestrone soup.
An older man and woman hoe crops in their garden.
A woman helps her child with a nebulizer.
A rainbow and a fishing boat along the coast of Ikaria.
The Grand Combin mountain.
Pennine Alps, Switzerland.
A family celebrating Easter.
A 100 year old man working in a field.
Aerial view of the Orcia Valley in Tuscany.
Orcia Valley, Tuscany, Italy.
A house at dusk on Ikaria Island, Greece.
An older woman stands with a bundle of wood balanced on her head.
A woman poses with a town and hills in the background.
An elephant in the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.
An old man digging his land on Ikaria Island.
The funeral of a 105 year old Okinawan man.
Celebrating a 100th birthday.
A centenarian on Ikaria Island.
A scenic view from Aiguille Du Midi, Mont Blanc.
A farmer with a cow in a flower field.
Alpage de Combyre, Valais, Switzerland.
A man takes a bus to the market with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Santa Cruz, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Reflection of an Italian scene in a glass window.
Snow-capped Mont Blanc massif at Val Ferret, Switzerland.
Verbier, Mt. Fort, Valais, Switzerland.
A 99 year old man on a daily 3 mile uphill walk to tend a herd of goats.
Woman using hammer to smash pieces of coal in Datia.
Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India.
A herd of goats and a goatherd holding a kid.
An elderly woman in her home on Ikaria Island.
A 95 year old woman, who used goat milk to hydrate her skin.
Evdilos, Ikaria Island, Greece.
Blocks of tenement housing flats in Mumbai.
A 100 year old man using an axe to split wood.
An old man plays his violin, a hobby contributing to his longevity.
Home-made honey is an important factor in the healthy Ikarian diet.
A family gathers together for a meal.
A pig and piglet feed from a square trough.
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