GeoJSON marker from GitHub

Load a marker from a remote location like GitHub

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>GeoJSON marker from GitHub</title>
<meta name='viewport' content='initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no' />
<script src='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.1.0/mapbox.js'></script>
<link href='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.1.0/mapbox.css' rel='stylesheet' />
<style>
  body { margin:0; padding:0; }
  #map { position:absolute; top:0; bottom:0; width:100%; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id='map'></div>

<!-- jQuery is required for this example. -->
<script src='https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js'></script>
<script>
L.mapbox.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
var url = 'https://api.github.com/repos/mapbox/mapbox.js/contents/test/manual/example.geojson';

var map = L.mapbox.map('map', 'mapbox.streets')
  .setView([0.3941, -78.2227], 7);

function load() {
  // Fetch just the contents of a .geojson file from GitHub by passing
  // `application/vnd.github.v3.raw` to the Accept header
  // As with any other AJAX request, this technique is subject to the Same Origin Policy:
  // http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same_origin_policy the server delivering the request should support CORS.
  $.ajax({
    headers: {
      'Accept': 'application/vnd.github.v3.raw'
    },
    xhrFields: {
      withCredentials: false
    },
    dataType: 'json',
    url: url,
    success: function(geojson) {
        // On success add fetched data to the map.
        L.mapbox.featureLayer(geojson).addTo(map);
    }
  });
}

$(load);
</script>
to create your own custom map and use it in this example.
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