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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, an Oscar and the cover of People.

In Fairfax, Va., heroin rips families apart

Parents’ stories — one of a son who died, another of a son trying to live — highlight a growing problem in D.C.’s suburbs.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

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Library , 2007. Photographer Lori Nix makes complex dioramas of post-apocalyptic scenes and photographs them. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Lori Nix)

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Greeneville, Tenn.: Austin Davis, age 1, munches on a slice of wheat bread (he was too young for a full sandwich) on the Lunch Express bus. The bus is how the Agriculture Department's food-stamp program reaches the kids who rely on free school meals when they are on summer vacation. It visits trailer parks, housing developments and rural homes in the hollows.

Post photographer a Pulitzer finalist

Michael S. Williamson was a finalist for the feature photography Pulitzer for his work that revealed with dignity the daily struggles of the Americans who rely on food stamps to survive.

(Patrick Pleul / EPA)

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

(Jahi Chikwendiu / Washington Post)

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

(Bill O'Leary / WASHINGTON POST)

Iconic Washington Post images: Buy reader favorites

Go to www.washingtonpostreprints.com and click on “Purchase a Photo for Personal Use.”