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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  The Saltire flag flies next to the Royal Standard of Scotland and the Union Flag above a gift shop in central Edinburgh on September 19, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The majority of Scottish people have today voted 'No' in the referendum and Scotland will remain within the historic union of countries that make up the United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Sergeant Jackson rested in the living room while his platoon searched the rest of the house for a suspected insurgent. They found nothing suspicious, and the commander assumed he had received bad intelligence. Most of the raids I witnessed were dry holes. Before leaving, the commanding officer would occasionally compensate for damage by pressing a wad of soiled dinars or dollars into wary hands. Usually the platoon would leave without an apology to continue searching for their target, or return to base before insurgents had the chance to organize and attack. RAWA. IRAQ. 2006. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Peter van Agtmael)

Images of combat’s toll, at home and abroad

Photographer Peter van Agtmael documents the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in his book “Disco Night Sept 11.”

The Shirley Fire burns at night off Old State Road near Lake Isabella, Calif., on the evening of June 15, 2014. At least two structures were lost. (Stuart Palley)

A moth to a flame: Chasing wildfires

Stuart Palley documents Southern California’s chaotic wildfires, capturing the eerie nighttime glow.


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When no gender fits

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Iceland volcano, Syrian refugees, solace for Ebola-ravaged areas, California wildfires and more photos from the week’s news.

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A knockout brand

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Washington Nationals win the NL East

Washington’s 3-0 win over the second -place Braves sends the Nationals to the playoffs for the second time in three years.

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