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Your Scene: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point

A daily feature highlighting photos from Times readers.

April 15, 2011
  • Forest in Mt. Kilimanjaro, which rises over 19,000 feet in northeastern Tanzania.
Forest in Mt. Kilimanjaro, which rises over 19,000 feet in northeastern… (slstravels )

Times reader "slstravels" shot this photo of a forest scene while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route. "The landscape changed daily while climbing Africa's tallest free standing mountain," said the photographer. "Strolling through this forest on day two was magical."

Kilimanjaro rises over 19,000 feet in northeastern Tanzania near Kenya. Kilimanjaro National Park, made up of the mountain above the tree line and six forest corridors, was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, inscribed because of its physical uniqueness (extreme height surrounded by plains), its abundance of animal species and diverse vegetation zones.

View past photos we've featured. To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery. When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when. The more we know about the photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in our daily "Your Scene" posts here. To help us credit you properly, please include your name and city of residence.

-- Jason La

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