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Tracing the world’s map on foot

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  1. In 1998, Karl Bushby started his global trek in Chile. Two years later, he hiked a mountain trail in Ecuador, shown here. Picture: Courtesy of Karl Bushby
  2. Karl Bushby pulls The Beast along a sidewalk June 6 in Dacula, Georgia. Bushby, 45, has been traveling around the world on foot since 1998. Photo for The Washington Post by Bob Miller
  3. Karl Bushby and his rolling cart The Beast along a road in Dacula, Georgia. Bushby, 45, has been traveling around the world on foot since 1998. Photo for The Washington Post by Bob Miller
  4. In March 2006, Karl Bushby (shown) and fellow explorer Dimitri Kieffer entered Russia from Alaska by leaping and swimming between ice floes on the 58-mile-wide Bering Strait. Picture: Dimitri Kieffer
  5. Karl Bushby, who is walking 3 000 miles from Los Angeles to the Russian Embassy in Washington, stops for a break in mid-July at a Dollar General store near Cameron, N.C. Photo for The Washington Post by Megan Morr
  6. Karl Bushby rests in a tent after walking several miles on Highway 124 near Dacula, Georgia. Photo for The Washington Post by Bob Miller
  7. Adam Bushby, left, with his father, Karl Bushby, a former British paratrooper in July. Adam, 24, a Northern Ireland resident, recently accompanied Karl for part of his walk from Los Angeles to Washington. Photo for The Washington Post by Bill Donahue
 

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