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Palestinians search the destroyed annex of the Church of Saint Porphyrius, damaged in a strike on Gaza City on Oct. 20. Dawood Nemer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks

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Artist Kelly McKernan in their studio in Nashville, Tenn. 2023. Nick Pettit hide caption

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New tools help artists fight AI by directly disrupting the systems

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Portfolio Award Winner: The ancient mariner. Pangatalan Island, Palawan, the Philippines. The tri-spine horseshoe crab has survived for more than 100 million years but now faces habitat destruction and overfishing for food and for its blood, used in the development of vaccines. Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year hide caption

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Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A researcher typed sentences like "Black African doctors providing care for white suffering children" into an artificial intelligence program designed to generate photo-like images. The goal was to flip the stereotype of the "white savior" aiding African children. Despite the specifications, the AI program always depicted the children as Black. And in 22 of over 350 images, the doctors were white. Midjourney Bot Version 5.1. Annotation by NPR. hide caption

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Midjourney Bot Version 5.1. Annotation by NPR.

Charloth Chirino poses for a portrait in her apartment in Medellín. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Charloth has been living in Colombia for seven years, three of those in Medellín. She has lived her life as a proud trans woman since she was 15 years old, when she also began working as a sex worker. Lexi Parra for NPR hide caption

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Philip Bermingham, who is 6'4", shot this portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after crawling down to the ground below her, to make it easier for the diminutive Ginsburg to look directly into the lens. Courtesy Philip Bermingham hide caption

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Rice mill workers start their day at the break of dawn. Some of them boil the paddy rice. Others carry it and spread it outside the rice mill to dry in the sun. To make sure that it dries properly, they rake it out, then sweep it back. Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan hide caption

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Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan

(L-R): Miss June, Crystal Diamond; Miss July, Xola Tatubana; Miss April, Britney Misty Daniels in their evening wear outfits at Kersefontein Guest Farm in South Africa in 2019. Julia Gunther hide caption

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Julia Gunther

John Lennon in Paris, 1964 ©1964 Paul McCartney hide caption

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Paul McCartney's photos of early Beatlemania are in a book and on display in London

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A woman walks between tents that house the hospital wards at a camp for displaced persons in South Sudan. The photo was taken in February. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The CPSC commissioned new stock photos showing Americans with disabilities using a variety of home safety devices, including portable generators. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

A portrait of Prince taken by Lynn Goldsmith (left) in 1981 and 16 silk-screened images Andy Warhol later created using the photo as a reference. Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States hide caption

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Professor emerita Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne), a pioneer in Native American studies, received a National Humanities Medal from President Biden in 2021. The White House citation honors Mann "for dedicating her life to strengthening and developing Native American education." Matika Wilbur hide caption

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Photographer's decade-long, 600,000-mile journey shows Indigenous life in new book

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Joan Brown's Joan + Donald, 1982, Oil enamel on canvas, 72 1/4 x 60 in. (183.5 x 152.4 cm), collection of Adam Lindemann Venus Over Manhattan, New York hide caption

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Mr. Whiskers is ready for his close-up: When an artist's pet is also their muse

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