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Cunningham shot this image of Paige Alms during a free surf in Maui on Jan. 12, 2018 Sachi Cunningham hide caption

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Need A Day At The Beach? Tag Along With Big Wave Photographer Sachi Cunningham

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Visitors wearing face masks wait to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum on Monday. The most visited museum in the world reopened to the public after closing in March. Chesnot/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Smith counts rows in the knit structure of a mask to ensure that specifications for fit and sizing meet company standards. Nick Rubalcava/Bilio hide caption

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Want To Create A Better Mask? It's Harder Than It Seams

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Julian Bass went viral for his superhero video with special effects. Julian Bass/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A Theater Student Gets Supersized Attention After Superhero Video Goes Viral

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Boston officials have decided to remove the sculpture Emancipation Monument which has stood in Park Square since 1879. It depicts a formerly enslaved man kneeling before Abraham Lincoln. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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'Artivist' Nikkolas Smith Combines Art And Activism Into A Singular Superpower

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The name Rumors of War is from a biblical passage Matthew 24:6: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come." Travis Fullerton/Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hide caption

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'New Yorker' Artist On The Importance Of Cartoonists In Protest Movements

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The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., didn't let COVID-19 stop it from showcasing its "Midnight in Paris" exhibition. Above, the Spanish surrealist painter in 1964. Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (right) joins fellow Democrats from the House and Senate to propose new legislation to end excessive use of force by police. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff attends the presentation of his installation The Floating Piers on June 16, 2016, in Sulzano, Italy. He died Sunday at age 84. Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images hide caption

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