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With One Photo, The Average Commute Becomes Super Special

We asked you to photograph your commute. We had no idea you would make such connections!

Original caption via Instagram: #pscommute 5:15 PM on the C Train. 34th Street, Penn Station back home to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Giving the gift of reading. A magical moment between mother and son. It may seem like just another subway ride, but with a book and an imagination, the adventures are limitless.

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Brotherhood, Pictures And Life With Cerebral Palsy

Born five minutes apart, their lives couldn't be more different. And photography, in a way, has brought them together.

Photographer Chris Capozziello takes a photo of his brother, Nick.

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Photo Essay: Cape Town Quietly Mourns Mandela

Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this essay.

Karla Truter, aged 3, holds up a portrait of Mandela outside the City Hall.

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Around The World In ... A Lot Of Steps

Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to a storyteller is by foot.

Paul Salopek and his guide walk into the desert, on day 19 of the "Out of Eden walk" in the Afar region of Northeast Ethiopia. The walk with take about 7 years total.

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Show Us What You're Thankful For In The #PublicSquare

It's that time of year. And in this month's photo assignment, we want to see what makes you happy.

The photographers at NPR and KPCC are thankful for the beach, printmaking, hikes, Mom, friends, dolphins, the smell of pine, snow and perspective.

The View From The Largest Window In Space

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano sends visual dispatches from the International Space Station.

Astronaut Luca Parmitano with his camera inside the cupola on the International Space Station

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How Photos Can Make Strangers A Little Less Strange

Brandon Stanton challenges the conventional wisdom that you shouldn't talk to strangers.

"When my husband was dying, I said, 'Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?' He told me, 'Take the love you have for me and spread it around.' "

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On The Devil's Promenade, Searching For The Spook Light

According to legend, it only appears on chance nights, which makes photographing it kind of difficult.


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Revisiting Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later In Photos

Images taken in the aftermath of the storm were remarkable: rows of homes washed from their foundations; water rushing through a New York City tunnel. A year later, Getty photographers went back to those areas to see what's changed.

The iconic Princess Cottage (left), built in 1855, photographed in November 2012 in Union Beach, N.J., and the spot where the Princess Cottage used to be, seen again in 2013.

Mother And Daughter Play A Remarkable Game Of Dress-Up

Photographer Jaime Moore celebrated her daughter Emma's birthday by shooting portraits of her 5-year-old posing as remarkable women, from Amelia Earhart to Jane Goodall.

Photographer Jaime Moore re-created portraits of famous women from history starring her daughter, Emma. Here, Emma poses as Amelia Earhart.

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Planes, Trains And Gondolas: Your Commute In Photos

This month we asked you to take a fresh look at your commute and photograph it. Here are some of our favorites.

New York: Taken from the 50th street stop on the 1 train, just blocks from Times Square at 1:30 a.m. A new New Yorker, from Portland, Ore., my favorite activity is people watching, especially underground.

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Portraits Of The People Who Drive Richmond, Va.

The bus drivers in this photo project all have different stories, but they converge on one point: They love their jobs.

A selection of portraits from Michael Lease's project, Driving Richmond, which features employees of the Greater Richmond Transit Company.

Behind The Lens With Prizewinning 'Women Of Vision'

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynsey Addario has spent more than 10 years as a war photographer. Kitra Cahana was just a teenager when her photography made the front page of The New York Times. They talk about their craft and being featured in National Geographic Museum's "Women of Vision" exhibition.

Noor Nisa was pregnant, and her water had just broken. Her husband was determined to get her to the hospital, but his borrowed car broke down, so he went to find another vehicle. Lynsey Addario ended up taking Noor Nisa, her mother, and her husband to the hospital, where she delivered a baby girl.

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Public Square Photo Assignment: Show Us Your Commute!

There are a few things in life that are unavoidable: Death, taxes and, for most of us, commuting. This month we want you to take a new look at your commute and share it with us: #PSCommute

It takes NPR multimedia producer Kainaz Amaria 30 minutes to commute to work in Washington, D.C. Sometimes it takes a little longer when light, movement and people converge into a sweet scene.

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For MacArthur 'Genius,' 'Love' Is The Essence Of Her Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur "genius" grant to her collection. In a conversation with NPR's Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning 60.

Carrie Mae Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.