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A mammoth tusk is pictured by a river on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia in this image released to Reuters on April 22, 2015. The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes before a final, severely inbred group succumbed on an Arctic Ocean island. Scientists unveiled on April 23, 2015 the first two full genomes of these mighty elephant relatives emblematic of the Ice Age, showing they experienced an extensive loss of genetic diversity before perishing roughly 4,000 years ago. REUTERS/Love Dalen/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE

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Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

The densely populated capital, Kathmandu, is shaken; more than 2,200 are reported dead.

Winners of the Sony World Pictures awards

American photographer John Moore won the competition with his images of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Winners of the Architizer A+ Awards

Honors went to firms based on both a jury and popular vote in categories including family homes, libraries and museums.

Best news photos of the week

An elephant’s kiss, presidential campaigning, protests over Freddie Gray’s death and more from the week’s news.

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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.

Three sisters, Siria, Hybla, and Lua (left to right) outside the new home their father Angelo is currently reconstructing. (Simone Donati/TerraProject)

Off the grid: Building a simple life among a ‘Valley of Angels’ in Sicily

Even with access to a computer, car, and cellphone, one family has chosen to live simply in the Italian countryside.


(Bernat Armangue / AP)

Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

The densely populated capital, Kathmandu, is shaken; more than 2,200 are reported dead.

(Dustin Franz / For The Washington Post)

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Eric Holder’s final day at the office

During a farewell speech, the attorney general said he took pride in his efforts to empower the powerless and protect civil rights.

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Capitals lose Game 6 to the New York Islanders

The series heads back to Verizon Center for Game 7 on Monday after a 3-1 loss at Nassau Coliseum.

(Rich Lipski)

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