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Library , 2007. Photographer Lori Nix makes complex dioramas of post-apocalyptic scenes and photographs them. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Lori Nix)

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Greeneville, Tenn.: Austin Davis, age 1, munches on a slice of wheat bread (he was too young for a full sandwich) on the Lunch Express bus. The bus is how the Agriculture Department's food-stamp program reaches the kids who rely on free school meals when they are on summer vacation. It visits trailer parks, housing developments and rural homes in the hollows.

Post photographer a Pulitzer finalist

Michael S. Williamson was a finalist for the feature photography Pulitzer for his work that revealed with dignity the daily struggles of the Americans who rely on food stamps to survive.


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Looking back on the Boston Marathon bombing

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A holy city’s challenge for India’s next prime minister

Muslim minorities and Hindus near the Ganges River depict key issues of May’s national election.

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