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Garry Usher oversees the five lamplighters employed by British Gas. Each night, members of his crew wind up, by hand, the clocks that control when the lamps, like this one at St. John's church in Smith Square, turn on and off. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps

British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.

Necrology The Cinematic Orchestra
Time Is the Enemy Quantic
Classified James Booker
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Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois

Ebola was out of control in Liberia in August, when this picture was taken. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Report Details Why Ebola Hit West Africa So Hard

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Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott acknowledges the crowd Nov. 4 after his victory speech in Austin. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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New Texas Governor Adds To Tension Between State, City Governments

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Can't Stop Theophilus London & Kanye West

Dennie and Kathy Wright sift through a stack of medical bills at their home in Indian Valley, Calif. Pauline Bartolone for NPR hide caption

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

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Bombom Ryan Lewis, Macklemore et. al.
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Senior citizens eat dinner in the unheated dining room of their government-funded retirement home in rapidly aging Juegang Township, Rudong County, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Just a few years ago, the town had only one such facility; now it has five. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

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Garry Usher oversees the five lamplighters employed by British Gas. Each night, members of his crew wind up, by hand, the clocks that control when the lamps, like this one at St. John's church in Smith Square, turn on and off. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps

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Old Lamplighter/It's a Good Day Bing Crosby
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen

Geniuses in movies aren't always played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but they are almost always men. Weinstein Co./Studiocanal/Kobal Collection hide caption

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Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

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Appetite Lonely Drifter Karen
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Batalla de Boyaca Monareta

Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh is spearheading an effort to revitalize downtown Las Vegas and make it a tech hub, home for small businesses and a creative community. Isaac Brekken for NPR hide caption

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Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last?

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Bruno Mbango Enyaka gets his flu shot at a community health center in Portland, Maine, on Jan. 7. Gabe Souza/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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This Year's Flu Vaccine Is Pretty Wimpy, But Can Still Help

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