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British actor Rowan Atkinson (front), dressed in his popular television character Mr. Bean, dances with Chinese performers during the filming of a promotional video in Shanghai August 20, 2014. Picture taken August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Members of a Royal Garrison Artillery working party carrying duck-boards across the frozen Somme canal in March 1917 and the Somme canal on March 12, 2014. (Photos by Lt. J W Brooke/ IWM via Getty Images & Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) (Animated photo illustration by Nick Kirkpatrick/The Washington Post)

The hallowed ground of WW I

July 28, 2014 marks 100 years since the start of WW I.

**ONE TIME USE, NO SALES, NO NEWS SERVICE, ANY RE-USE REQUIRES PERMISSION, NO GETTY** 50.14-1-15547: At 2200m altitude, in the river used by the gold diggers on the flanks of the Pico da Neblina (Mist Peak), shaman Angelo is chanting and dancing, thus preparing the upcoming expedition up to the Pico da Neblina. Highest peak in Brazil, this mountain is sacred to the Yanomami. Maturaca, Yanomami territory, State of Amazonas, Brazil. March-April 2014. © Sebastiao Salgado/ Amazonas - Contact Press Images **ONE TIME USE, NO SALES, NO NEWS SERVICE, ANY RE-USE REQUIRES PERMISSION, NO GETTY**

The Yanomami

An isolated yet imperiled Amazon tribe.

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Waiting to die at India’s Salvation House

A charity-run hostel caters to people who wish to die in Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city.

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In Ferguson, Mo., protests continue

The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by police has pushed a St. Louis suburb past the breaking point.

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