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A glass road on a mountainside, B.B. King’s guitar, the National Spelling Bee and more.

A look at the Washington area’s most expensive houses for sale

The properties, some with nearly 20,000 square feet, range from $5.23 million to $22 million.

The fate of the Salton Sea

As the drought drains the great Salton Sea in Southern California, an environmental catastrophe looms.

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Cuban fans swarm Rihanna, dirty snow piles linger in Boston, spelling bee champs and more.

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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.

Grus Monacha or Hooded Crane. (Thomas Lohr) ONE TIME USE WITH 'Birds of a feather: Elegant close ups amplify the beauty of bird plumes' BLOG

Nature or abstraction? Close-up of elegant bird feathers.

A fashion photographer spreads his wings from photographing models to looking intimately at the elegance of bird feathers.

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The fate of the Salton Sea

As the drought drains the great Salton Sea in Southern California, an environmental catastrophe looms.

(Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters)

Heat wave hits India

An in­cred­ibly deadly heat wave has swept across the country, melting roads in New Delhi.

    (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

    Rolling Thunder rumbles on Washington streets

    On the eve of Memorial Day, motorcyclists gather at the Pentagon before their annual procession through Washington.

    (Noriko Hayashi / For The Washington Post)

    Escaping the rat race in Japan

    Some Japanese towns are taking steps to draw young people to a new kind of rural life.

      (Rich Lipski)

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