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Humans’ staggering effect on Earth

Images of consumption are the theme of the book, “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.” It addresses environmental deterioration through subjects including materialism, consumption, pollution, fossil fuels and carbon footprints.

Billboard Music Awards 2015

Taylor Swift’s career total of 20 wins are the most in the show’s history.

Raising a better father

Paul Gayle is trying to make a better life for his daughter, but the odds are against him.

Animal views

Alpacas that produce wool, a bear up a tree, a baby gorilla and owlets huddling together.

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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.

The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, California, USA 1987 (Mary Ellen Mark) ONE TIME USE WITH 'Celebrating the legacy of photographer Mary Ellen Mark, dead at age 75' BLOG

The legacy of photographer Mary Ellen Mark, dead at age 75

“Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.” Mary Ellen Mark

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Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

In sickness and health

She just learned he has been diagnosed with ALS. Now they’re showing there’s one thing the disease can’t take away.

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

Best news photos of the week

U.S. Naval Academy plebes mark the end of the school year, oil coats a California coast and more from the week’s news.

(Noriko Hayashi / For The Washington Post)

Escaping the rat race in Japan

Some Japanese towns are taking steps to draw young people to a new kind of rural life.

    (Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

    Preparing for tourists, Havana gets a facelift

    Ahead of what is expected to be a large surge of American travelers, a real estate market is emerging in Cuba.

      (Rich Lipski)

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