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Mat Johnson's new book picks up where Edgar Allen Poe's only novel left off. Spiegel & Grau hide caption

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Bernadette Coveney Smith, left, shares a special moment with her wife Jennifer Coveney Smith, right, during their wedding. Closed Circle Photography hide caption

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Children from southern Somalia line up to receive cooked food in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. The U.N. estimates that only 20 percent of people needing aid are getting it in Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Maureen Evans Arthurs, left, and Stephen Miller join Marty Langelan, second from left, and Brooke Applegate, right, in Columbia Heights for a community safety audit. The volunteer auditors note graffiti, dark streetlights and any incidents of harassment. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post hide caption

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A recreation of the text conversation between Lauren Kaelin and her mother, chronicled in the forthcoming book When Parents Text: So Much Said, So Little Understood. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., holds up a newspaper saying that she won the GOP Straw Poll as she speaks at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) heads into a meeting with House Democrats and Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Internet usage varies greatly around the world, and may or may not spread democracy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Some churches, including St. Pius V in Chicago, are now finding ways to make confronting domestic violence a part of their ministry. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates participated in the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday. From left, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA); businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Kanye West and Jay-Z perform onstage at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Mazur/Getty hide caption

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House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (L) and House Assistant Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) talk to reporters after a House Democratic caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Becerra and Clyburn have become members of the Super Committee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

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While orbiting the moon, Apollo 8 astronauts were greeted by this view of the rising earth. Today, competitors in the Google Lunar X PRIZE are trying to build robots that could reach the moon by the end of 2015. NASA hide caption

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A look inside the exhibition "MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986." A/P/A Institute at NYU hide caption

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Miles Morales, half Latino and half African-American, is the new face of Spider-Man in the "Ultimate" line of Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics hide caption

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Youths throw bricks at police in this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 photo during unrest in Enfield, north London. Nearly 1,200 people have been arrested since the riots erupted Saturday, mostly poor youths from a broad section of Britain's many races and ethnicities. Britain is bitterly divided on the reasons behind the riots. Karel Prinsloo/AP hide caption

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In Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, (left to right) Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone), Minnie Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) together take a risk that could have profound consequences for them all in DreamWork's drama, "The Help," based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Dale Robinette/DreamWorks hide caption

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Customers are taking advantage of the liquidation sale at Borders in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday July 23, 2011. Borders Group Inc., America's second-largest bookstore chain, announced mid-July that it is closing. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Tuesday

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Michael Pistillo, right, works with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Imagine the tantrums they'll throw, when they find out they're not welcome. This picture taken, circa 1952 shows little Peter Moore throwing a temper tantrum while on a visit to Bournemouth, Dorset. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Lisa Bolling accepts the "Challenge Coin" from Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis at Arlington National Cemetery's Women in Military Service for America Memorial on July 20. The secretary shared Bolling's story of being a homeless female veteran at the launch of a new trauma guide for women. Courtesy Of The Department Of Labor hide caption

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Anxiety is nothing new to young adults stepping into today's job market. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shirley Strawberry has released her new book The Strawberry Letter. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Friday

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People sit beneath a news ticker in Times Square Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in New York. Gripped by fear of another recession, the financial markets suffered their worst day Thursday since the crisis of 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points, its ninth-steepest decline ever. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama greets people waiting for him on the tarmac as he arrives on Air Force One at O'Hare International Airport, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in Chicago. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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An Egyptian army soldier, right, orders a protester standing on a car and waving the Egyptian flag in defiance to come down, after Egyptian troops tore down the protesters encampment in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Monday Aug. 1, 2011. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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People watch the trial of former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and six top police officials live on a TV screen outside the Police Academy complex in Cairo, Egypt Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. A day after the start of Hosni Mubarak's trial, seven of his co-defendants are back in the courtroom on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during uprising that toppled Egypt's president. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Academy-Award winner Rachel Weisz as Kathy Bolkovac in Larysa Kondracki's debut "The Whistleblower". Sophie Giraud /Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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President Barack Obama turns with Col. Kenneth Rizer to listen to members of the media and crew sing him Happy Birthday on the tarmac as he arrives from Chicago on Air Force One, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine at Jet's Chicago headquarters in 2001. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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