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epa04369444 A handout image made available by NASA and the Solar Dynamics Observatory on 26 August 2014 shows flare erupting on the left side of the sun, 24 August 2014. According to NASA, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, a powerful burst of radiation.  EPA/NASA / SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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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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Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

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    Vivid struggle at Michael Brown’s alma mater

    At Normandy High School, the flags are at half-staff and the specter of what happened to a former classmate is inescapable.

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    Animal views

    Kissing koi, a giant African snail, a rockhopper penguin, a bighorn sheep rescued in California and more.

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