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epa04372892 Baloo (R), a North American Black Bear, rubs snouts with his companion Shere Hkhan, a Bengal tiger, inside their shared enclosure at Noah's Ark animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, USA, 28 August 2014. According to the facility, the pair and a lion named Leo, were confiscated at a young age from a drug dealer's basement in Atlanta, Georgia. Noah's Ark cares for about 100 different species of animals on a 250 acre farm since 1990.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

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Chelsea Clinton through the years

The former first daughter works with the Clinton Foundation and is expecting a baby

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Locusts swarm Madagascar, a “rubble bucket” challenge, Death Valley’s moving rocks mystery solved and more.

Teaching a 5-year-old to shoot

An Iowa boy owns his own gun, and his father explains that he learned to use — and respect — a firearm at a similar age.

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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.

Members of a Red Cross burial team put on personal protective equipment before entering the home of a woman suspected of dying of Ebola in the village of Dia on Monday, August 18, 2014. So-called 'safe burials,' conducted by the International Federation of the Red Cross, are conducted in accordance with rigorous safety procedures. The dead bodies of Ebola victims are extremely infectious. (Pete Muller/Prime for the Washington Post)

Birthplace of Ebola outbreak

Nearly half of Sierra Leone’s cases have been found in rural Kailahun district.


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A celebration of photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan

The International Photojournalism Festival in France features haunting images from all over the world. The festival provides thousands of professional photojournalists to meet and discuss their work.

    A bodyboarder rides a wave in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday.

    Best news photos of the week

    Wicked waves, conflict in Ukraine and Gaza, Napa earthquake, Michael Brown’s funeral and more images from this week’s news.

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    Fun times at the fair

    Events in Maryland and Virginia counties feature hog shows, demolition derbies, Ferris wheels and plenty of food.

      (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

      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.

        (Rich Lipski)

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