LA County has held a ceremony for the unclaimed dead since 1896. In this photo from 2005, Albert Gaskin (far right) reads prayers as the cremated remains of more than 1,600 people are buried. Nick Ut/Associated Press hide caption

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Twenty-one-year-old Liu Jing sits in her apartment two stories underground Beijing, China. Her laundry hangs above her head because there's nowhere else to put her clothes. Sim Chi Yin/VII hide caption

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The Wall, Jacumba, California an image Misrach captured in 2009. Richard Misrach/Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles hide caption

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James Earl Jones was born in Mississippi and grew up in Michigan. He was adopted by his grandparents and eventually developed a stutter. "I'm still a stutterer," he says. "I just work with it." Stephen Chernin/AP hide caption

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Adam Driver starred in Tracks, This Is Where I Leave You and What If — all out this year. He says there are surprising similarities between two of his other biggest roles, on HBO's Girls and in the new Star Wars film. "If you think about breaking it down into moments ... and making them make sense as much as possible, it's actually not that far off," he says. Terry Richardson. hide caption

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The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cameron Esposito has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, IFC's Maron and E!'s Chelsea Lately. Mandee Johnson/Right On! PR hide caption

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Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter uses a wooden hammer to pound a tap into the first Oktoberfest beer barrel. "It is not most important mayoral job, but it is the most watched," says Christoph Deumling. Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images hide caption

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Sergio Mendes, shown here in August 2014, grew up with classical music. But when he heard a jazz record for the first time, he fell in love with the improvisational possibilities. Omar Vega/Invision/AP hide caption

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For veterans like Tim Maynard, scuba diving provides relief from symptoms of PTSD. Maynard goes diving once a week, exploring the Florida Keys and shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina. Courtesy of Tim Maynard hide caption

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Jason Wright, seen here during his 15-month deployment to Iraq, served in the military for nine years before resigning last week. Courtesy of Jason Wright hide caption

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Red Cross volunteers prepare to bury the body of an Ebola victim in Pendembu, Sierra Leone, early this month. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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The Premiers in 1964. From left: Tony Duran, John Perez, Lawrence Perez, Frank Zuniga and George Delgado. Warner Bros. / Courtesy of Mark Guerrero hide caption

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Danny Trejo's big break came about partly because of a prison tattoo on his chest, depicting a woman wearing a sombrero. Thanks to that distinctive mark, a screenwriter recognized him as a champion boxer. Carlos Jasso/AP hide caption

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Imogen Davis catches Rufus, a Harris hawk, in the stands above Centre Court at Wimbledon. Rufus scares off pigeons who try to eat the ryegrass on the tennis court Third Party hide caption

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