He was the Washington region’s quizmaster for 50 years.
May 14, 2011Chester Reis attaches a microphone to “It’s Academic” host Mac McGarry before the taping of the 2011 season finale, featuring the best teams of the year. The show was produced by the Washington NBC affiliate. McGarry died Dec. 12 at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 87. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post
A mass skiing competition in Russia, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Northern Lights glow over Finland, former congressman John Dingell’s funeral in Washington and more images from around the world.
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.