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Aline Saarinen taking a photograph, circa 1955 Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution. hide caption

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Courtesy of Etana House, Johannesburg Etana House, South Africa hide caption

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Tiles made from recycled materials Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Photograph by President Obama's photographer, Pete Souza Pete Souza hide caption

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Courtesy of the Royal Geographic Society

The cover of a book shows a photograph by Danny Lyon Collection of Civil Rights Archive/CADVC-UMBC, Balitmore hide caption

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Veteran Starlyn Lara poses upright in bed, in a photograph for Jennifer Karady's fine-art series. Jennifer Karady hide caption

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Shirin Neshat

Allen Ginsberg, 1953, taken by Wililam S. Burroughs Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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A reddish egret on Green Island at the southern tip of Texas' Laguna Madre. Theodore Cross hide caption

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