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Ancient Roman costumed groups of people parade in the ancient areas of Colosseum , Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum to celebrate the festivities of Christmas of Rome, in Rome, Monday, April 21, 2014. Legend says that Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 BC in an area surrounded by seven hills. Every year the city celebrates the Birth of Rome with parades and fighting in costume, re-enacting the deeds of the great ancient Roman Empire. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

People in costume celebrate Christmas in Rome on Monday.

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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.

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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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A change in justice on Indian reservations

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

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