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Boys play in the water in front of offshore oil rigs at Sixov Beach, on the outskirts of the city. Baku, Azerbaijan, 2010. Chloe Dewe Mathews/Aperture/Peabody Museum Press hide caption

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Karen Paz hugs her daughter, Liliana Saray, 9. They are from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. "I feel free; I feel different," Paz said. "I don't have someone who imposes his views and his ways on me. I am not scared someone will come and attack me, like I used to be." Federica Valabrega hide caption

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Sketches of performers from NPR Music's Tiny Desk concerts. Top row, left to right: The Midnight Hour, dvsn, Dirty Projectors. Bottom row, left to right: Liniker e os Caramelows, boygenius, Florence + The Machine. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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A photograph by Hugh Mangum from Photos Day or Night: The Archive of HughMangum, by Sarah Stacke with texts by Maurice Wallace and Martha Sumler, Hugh Mangum's granddaughter. Image courtesy of Hugh Mangum Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Hugh Mangum/Duke University hide caption

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An owl sits on the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 9 as the Woolsey Fire approaches. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

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Miss White Mountain Apache Queen 2018-19 Zipporah Lupe greets Miss Navajo contestands Summer Jake (left), Kayla Martinez and Autumn Montoya as they get ready for the parade at the 77th Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation in September. Caitlin O'Hara for NPR hide caption

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Teresa Baker sits with her grandchildren, James Rose, 4, and Adeline Steele, 18 months, whom she cares for. She says she doesn't vote. "I don't have time for that," she said. Andrea Bruce for NPR hide caption

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This original watercolor is from "The Tale of the First Dervish" about a brother and sister who suffer the consequences of falling in love. Courtesy of TASCHEN hide caption

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At the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, Ariz.: I visited the border wall in Nogales, Ariz., with my friend Sam, a Cuban-American, shortly after reading the heartbreaking ProPublica report on forced migrant family separation. Tsering Bista hide caption

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Sherry Vine (from left), Jackie Beat, Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio open up the show. "To be here now is quite fun," Del Rio said. "I remember as a young child, I had a videotape of Wigstock." Mengwen Cao for NPR hide caption

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Dasani Watkins video chats with her friend from her bedroom in Barry Farm on October 15. 2016. Watkins moved to Barry Farm with her family in 2013. "I thought this was the worst place in the world, and I could not believe my mom would bring us to this hood," she said. "But I was excited to have my own room." Joy Sharon Yi hide caption

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