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Giant panda Jia Jia eats a bamboo stick next to her cake made of ice and fruit juice to mark her 37th birthday at an amusement park in Hong Kong on July 28, 2015.  It may not be considered a landmark birthday for humans but turning 37 made Jia Jia the oldest ever giant panda in captivity ageing the equivalent of more than 100-years-old in human terms.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

(Philippe Lopez / AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

Watching dawn aboard the train. The doors are typically left open during transit, especially in non-air-conditioned coaches. ( Jean Yves Chainon)

An intimate look at India’s sleeper car culture

A photographer’s journey to find a glimpse of life in India through the country’s sleeper train culture.


(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)

Moving forward after a catastrophic injury

Josh Basile, a quadriplegic, is devoted to helping others who experience sudden spinal cord injuries.

(Courtesy of The McCarthy Family)

Family tragedies reflect the rise in heroin use

In Maine, deaths from heroin overdoses ballooned from seven in 2010 to 57 last year.

(Tiksa Negeri / Reuters)

What Obama is doing on his final presidential trip to Africa

The trip marks the first time a sitting president has visited Ethi­o­pia. Obama last traveled to Kenya when he was a U.S. senator in 2006.

(Brittany Greeson / The Washington Post)

Good, clean fun at Maryland mud run

The event urged more than 3,000 participants to raise awareness of domestic violence through a five-mile, 10-obstacle course characterized by grime and grit.

(Gir National Park And Sanctuary / AFP/Getty Images)

Animal views

Fun and fascinating animals around the world.

(Rich Lipski)

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