Photographer Carolyn Van Houten captured the Washington, D.C. visit of two Boko Haram child bride survivors. They shared their horrific stories with U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of helping others still enslaved.

Lawmaker throws tear gas during Kosovo parliamentary session, spring snowstorm hits Washington, D.C., Austin, Tex. bombing suspect dies in explosion and more images from around the world.

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The president embarks on his second year in the White House.

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An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France.

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Demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento blocked the entrances to a downtown basketball arena Thursday night.

Celebrated around the planet, World Water Day is an annual March 22 observance that focuses on the importance of fresh water. The special day was recommended at a 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

The Washington Post’s picks of local distinguished homes on the market.

The first day of spring brought the most snowfall to the Washington area in the past year.

The suspect, who terrorized the city with a slew of exploding packages, died Wednesday after detonating an explosive device in his car as police closed in, authorities say.

Spring may have officially sprung according to the calendar, but winter still has a grip on the region’s weather.

Newcomers are drawn to good schools, neighborliness and quaint old houses.

Washington Post photographer Michael Robinson Chavez observed ceremonies and traditions in Bali amid the flurry of tourism.

Salad bars, sunbutter, edamame and apple cinnamon Texas toast are among the offerings.

The former model’s daytime fashion choices often show a businesslike polish.

Two students were critically injured and the gunman died at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland.

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