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A Nepalese reveller dances while covered in vermilion powder during the Bisket Jatra festival  held in celebration of the Nepalese New Year in Thimi, some 10kms east of Kathmandu on April 15, 2014. The festival, which started on April 10 is celebrated for nine days by the ethnic Newar community in Thimi, Bhadgaun. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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BOSTON, MA - MAY 28: Boston Marathon bombing victim, Jeff Bauman, is wheeled out to the pitchers mound before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch by Carlos Arredondo, the man who came to his aid immediately following the explosions, prior to the interleague game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies on May 28, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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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

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