Pallbearers carry the casket of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine killed in last week's shooting, into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., for his wake Thursday.
Simon Armitage frowns with dignity after being awarded the Commander of the British Empire medal at Buckingham Palace in 2010. Though he began the nomination process for the Oxford post as an underdog, he emerged from the ensuing drama with the professorship.
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J.K. Rowling reads aloud during the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in 2010. We will neither confirm nor disconfirm the possibility that she was location-scouting for the American school.
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Stephane "Charb" Charbonnier, the late editor of Charlie Hebdo, is seen in September 2012. PEN American Center's decision to give the French satirical magazine its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award has prompted six writers to withdraw from the annual event.