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Technician David Kalic cleans one of the sodium golden light bulbs on the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, May 5, 2015. A campaign to change and clean the 425 golden light bulbs starts today and is done every four years.        REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer 
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Hershey, Cuba: Then and now

The pall has not lifted from a town that thrived, then was obliterated by revolution. But a quiet hope has emerged.

Met Gala 2015 red carpet

The museum’s annual gathering in New York featured the theme “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

Audubon’s 2015 photography awards

Out of nearly 9,000 entries, these animal images were deemed the best in the magazine’s contest.

Hope springs eternal in Hershey, Cuba

A sweet optimism has reached the forlorn rural town that once housed one of the world’s most advanced sugar mills.

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The career of Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille

Michel du Cille died at 58 doing the work he loved. He was completely devoted to the story of Ebola, and he was determined to stay on the story despite its risks.

Theo Whiddon, center, and other church members sing “Age of Aquarius” during the annual “Stones Rising” gathering last August at the Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemas, Pa., in August 2014. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency) ONE TIME USE WITH 'The 250-acre church nurturing faith and free spirits in the foothills of Pennsylvania' BLOG

Nurturing faith and sustainbilty in the Pennsylvania foothills

The nature-based religion that seeks to provide a sanctuary for religion and environmental sustainability.

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Hope springs eternal in Hershey, Cuba

A sweet optimism has reached the forlorn rural town that once housed one of the world’s most advanced sugar mills.

(Yana Paskova / For The Washington Post)

Cities of shadows

Ever-higher buildings in New York highlight the tension between growth and the light it blocks.

(Paulo Whitaker / Reuters)

Animal views

Rare birth in captivity of a Lear’s macaw, baby sloth bears, seals in San Francisco and more.

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Aging inmates

Today, prisoners age 50 and older represent the fastest-growing population in federal correctional facilities.

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