Red snapper caught by commercial fishermen await shipment on a dock in South Carolina. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council/AP hide caption

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Charles Lord photographed the horrific conditions in the Philadelphia State Hospital, a mental institution better known as Byberry. Charles Lord hide caption

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Thelonious Monk relaxes with his wife, Nellie, before performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 29, 1961. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Chamberlin, 4, needs a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disease she was diagnosed with in September. Courtesy of the Chamberlin family hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline was injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb three years ago, and was burned over nearly half of his body. After years of grueling physical therapy, he now performs at open mic night at the Rivercity Comedy Club in San Antonio. Katie Hayes for NPR hide caption

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Heather Baker is walking away from her four-bedroom home in a Washington, D.C., suburb. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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David Sedaris at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest, in 2004. Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama defended the health care overhaul during an NPR interview Wednesday. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza hide caption

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Our sense of time can be influenced by things like drinking coffee, or being on an adrenaline rush from an amusement park ride like this one at Dreamworld in Australia. Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images hide caption

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"What will God do when I die," Michael Geoghegan asked himself. "And I always thought — nothing." Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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