Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd documents the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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A huge fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel from a ruptured pipeline in central Mexico killed 66, according to Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad, and badly burned dozens more.

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The shutdown intensifies a standoff between the president, who saw the final days of 2018 as his last chance to extract border wall funding, and Democrats, who showed no sign of buckling to his demands.

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Women from across the country marched through the nation’s capital.

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A look at the president’s visits, speeches and meetings with dignitaries.

A great white shark off the Hawaiian coast, the Clemson football team dining on fast food at the White House, an explosion and gunfire at an upscale hotel and office complex in Nairobi, a naturally occurring ice disk forms on a Maine river, and more images from around the world.

The 7th annual competition, one of the most prestigious nature photo contests organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, attracted a high caliber of photos from waters around the world and showcases the best underwater photographs of the year.

A famous baseball player, the end of a war and popular inventions mark a century in 2019.

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

Whether a hedgehog, rabbit or cat, furry friends are welcomed at many churches in Spain during the annual Feast of Saint Anthony celebration.

This architecturally diverse neighborhood is close to nature and the city.

The couple carry out engagements at home in Britain and abroad.

The raspy-voiced, wide-smiling actress who played lead roles in the original Broadway musical productions of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Amenities include a yacht, two Rolls-Royces, a Lamborghini — and tickets to outer space.

The condos are priced from $389,900 to $774,900.

Six to 12 inches of snow blanketed the region.

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