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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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Tsering Bista

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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Joy Sharon Yi

Photographer Greg Miller's daughter waits for her morning bus. He says of the project: "My intention was to take something that is universal, an experience we all have had either as a child ourselves or as a parent of a child. ... My hope is that these pictures will communicate something that words can't." Greg Miller hide caption

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Shahidul Alam, surrounded by police, arrives at a Dhaka court on Aug. 6. Nobel laureates and human rights groups have called for his release. Ahmed Salahuddin/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Ayanna Pressley begins her day at Jubilee Christian Church on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan, where a couple of hundred seniors have gathered ahead of the annual District B-3 Community Harbor Cruise, sponsored by the Boston Police Department. Meredith Nierman/WGBH hide caption

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After hours of waiting, a festival attendee cuts loose in a mosh pit at the Afropunk Joburg festival in Johannesburg in December 2017. Melissa Bunni Elian hide caption

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An image from Mitchell's book about Havana, El Paquete. Courtesy of Tyler Mitchell hide caption

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Tyler Mitchell On Being The First African-American To Photograph A 'Vogue' Cover

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