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Iran's Lake Urmia has shriveled because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document life in the region. Here, a man walks in what used to be a river to the lake, now just salt. Maximilian Mann hide caption

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Marta Amaro and Liset Barrios take a minute to rest after crossing a river in the Darien Gap, the untamed jungle that engulfs the Colombia-Panama border. Photographer Lisette Poole went with them to document their journey north. Lisette Poole hide caption

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Survivor Susanan Anely stands on the sidewalk bordering the Healing Garden in Las Vegas. Since Route 91, she has moved back to Las Vegas, started a new job, gotten promoted, started school and fallen back in love with photography. Bridget Bennett hide caption

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Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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An aerial view shows devastation after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas on Tuesday. Terran Knowles/Our News Bahamas via Reuters hide caption

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Photos Show Hurricane Dorian Damage In The Bahamas

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A stand of trees — some dead, some still clinging to their leaves — in Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Soleman Nessa's husband took his own life after authorities questioned his citizenship. "It was the month of Ramadan. The sun was rising. We were boiling rice and when my son went to the kitchen to get something, he saw my husband hanging there. He screamed. People from all over the village came and brought him down," Nessa says. The family had exhausted its savings to confirm Nessa's citizenship. CK Vijayakumar for NPR hide caption

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Matthew Slick is silhouetted by the purple light as the Navajo Council Chamber is lit in rainbow colors for Pride on June 28 in Window Rock, Ariz., the capital of the Navajo Nation. Cayla Nimmo for NPR hide caption

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Six of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids gather under oak trees. The dresses come in six different colors, but only the queen of the court wears pink. Adair Freeman Rutledge hide caption

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