June Magazine Covers From Around the World

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE reaches 49 million print and digital readers in 33 languages worldwide.

The English edition of the June 2020 issue featured a cover story commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

A few editions published this cover story last month. They chose to run this story earlier than the English edition in order to coincide with Victory in Europe Day on May 8.

For this cover about the last voices of World War II, National Geographic traveled to seven countries around the world to photograph and record the stories of the last surviving veterans of the conflict.

The majority of local-language editions opted for this flagship cover. Given the wealth of portraits from veterans and survivors around the world, there were a myriad of options, giving this month’s roundup a great deal of diversity.

Some local-language editions featured other stories from this issue on their cover. Six editions used the Emperor Penguins story on their cover, running various portraits of the charismatic birds.

The Czechia edition featured the story on the potentially devastating results of insect population decline, while the Georgian edition used the article about how skateboarding culture revolutionized global culture.

The Indonesian and Romanian editions both featured covers on how the coronavirus is impacting their respective countries, while the Italian edition opted for a local landscape piece on the Italian wilderness.

The Polish edition used February’s English edition story on changing beauty standards, and the Russian edition—who published a combined May/June 2020 issue—ran December’s English edition story on captive tiger populations in the U.S.

See below for a round-up of our covers from across the globe.