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Vanessa Williams recreates a scene from the 1963 historical drama Cleopatra, one of many such re-castings in the new photography book Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments. Carell Augustus/Sourcebooks hide caption

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This photography book puts Black actors in Hollywood's most iconic movie moments

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The devastation on Fort Myers Beach is clear in a view south of Matanzas Pass Preserve. Thomas James for WGCU/NPR hide caption

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See aerial pictures that show Hurricane Ian's toll

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Left: "You can feel the stares. Yes, I'm here, I'm bald, and I exist. What about it?" Faith Williams Right: "This journey takes you through radical acceptance. You're going outside, showing your true self. I am not hiding." Jennifer Gadosky Paris Benson hide caption

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Ukrainian refugee Anastasiia Ivanova reads the Bible on the terrace of the apartment in Prudentópolis, Brazil, where she now lives with her mother and siblings. The devout 22-year-old says her faith is what's helped her get through all of her trials. She brought her Bible with her when the family fled Kharkiv. Gabriela Portilho for NPR hide caption

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It took astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne over nine months to edit their final image. It's comprised of more than 200,000 shots pieced together to make a single photograph. Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne hide caption

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Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne

SeQuoia Kemp advocates for change in maternal care through her work in Syracuse, New York. "We need a radical change in maternity care," Kemp says. "We need help from midwives and OBs who understand that birth is not just physical — it's also psychological — and we need to make sure everybody in the room is ok." Here, she leaves a client's home in Syracuse after a prenatal consultation. Martha Swann-Quinn hide caption

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Robert Adams, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, 1969 gelatin silver print image: 14 x 14.9 cm (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.) Private collection, San Francisco. © Robert Adams, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisc hide caption

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Fireflies outside Pine Plains, N.Y., in June 2021. "I still can't quite believe that I get to see things like this happen in real time/real life and then get to experience it in a completely new way, all over again, when the images get built," Mauney said. Pete Mauney for NPR hide caption

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These photos are shedding new light on how fireflies interact with the world

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Harlan shares a collage of images from a family beach trip. She knew she wanted photos of a sandcastle, her family at the beach at dusk, downtime at the house and the cousins playing together in the pool. Creating a "shot list" in advance of images she hoped to capture helped her "leave her trip with no regrets," she says. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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How to take better (and more distinctive) photos on vacation

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Wajahat Malik, right, and a Pakistan Navy seaman navigate the Indus River. Malik organized a 40-day expedition down the 2,000-mile river to document "the peoples, the cultures, the biodiversity and just whatever comes our way," he says — including the impact of climate change and pollution. Diaa Hadid/For NPR hide caption

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Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

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Fishermen haul in a fishing net in the eastern central Atlantic off Senegal. Belgian photographer Pierre Vanneste documents commercial fishing in his black-and-white photos. Pierre Vanneste for NPR hide caption

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Bruce Talamon on photographing Black excellence in the 1970s

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Nada Thsibwabwa poses in a robot-like costume that he created using old mobile phones, in Matonge district, Kinshasa. The country is a major producer of coltan, an ore used in cellphones and other electronics. Colin Delfosse hide caption

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A drawing from the War Toys project and Brian McCarty's photo that interprets that image. War Toys and Brian McCarty hide caption

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A photographer uses toys to reflect children's experiences in war

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