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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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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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Encore: Paris exhibit looks back on Graciela Iturbide's photographs

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Members of the all-female skate crew ImillaSkate in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The athletes wear polleras, skirts traditionally worn by Bolivia's Indigenous Aymara and Quechua women, when they skate at tournaments. "Many girls who see us skating feel proud to see us dressed [this way]," says skater Fabiola Gonzales. "Even our own families feel proud we're showing our traditions." Luisa Dörr hide caption

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A woman and a man ride in a vintage car as hot air balloons float behind them in the region of Cappadocia, Turkey. Emre Çakmak, Turkey, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards hide caption

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Emre Çakmak, Turkey, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (French, 1848–1934), The Survivors of a Massacre Used as Gravediggers, 1915. Lithograph on wove paper, image: 8 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. sheet: 13 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Clark Art Institute hide caption

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Terrence Floyd speaks during a news conference during the unveiling of three sculptures as part of the "SEEINJUSTICE" art exhibition that feature the likenesses of his brother George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and John Lewis, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Union Square in the Manhattan borough of New York. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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9,000 digital art NFTs are being released to raise funds in George Floyd's memory

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