An Israeli soldier eats a piece of watermelon near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip in 2014. As more Israelis go vegan, the country's military has made dietary and clothing accommodations for soldiers. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images hide caption

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The College Of William And Mary anthropology professor Barbara J. King presents her "last" lecture, on emotions in the animal world, as she prepares to retire from academic life. Courtesy of Skip Rowland hide caption

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Abebe, the owner of Abyssinia, a popular Ethiopian eatery in Nairobi, Kenya, shows some of the foods permitted during the pre-Christmas fast. Orthodox Ethiopians typically eat just one vegan meal per day for 40 days before the Christmas feast on Jan. 7. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then, At Last, A January Christmas Feast

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Mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward (from left), chef Daniel Strong, triathlete Dominic Thompson, lifestyle blogger Joshua Katcher and competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese at a vegan barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y. Courtesy of James Koroni hide caption

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

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Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of director James Cameron, and gardener and educator Paul Hudak inspect seedlings in the MUSE School CA greenhouse in Calabasas, Calif. Amis Cameron, who founded the school with her sister, wants the school menu to be entirely plant-based by fall 2015. Eliza Barclay/NPR hide caption

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You'll know you've gotten somewhere on the long and winding road to veganism when the greenery you see along the way starts to look seductively delicious. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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