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On board the 'Iron Train' in Mauritania.

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Choum, Mauritania - January, 2016: For those who have money can go in a carriage that is the end of the train and the price cost 1000 Uguias. A passenger from Nouadhibouh coming from Zouerate where he was visiting the family. CREDIT: Daniel Rodrigues

Pope Francis stopped briefly in Cuba for a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill I, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, prior to the pontiff’s week-long visit to Mexico.

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The Replacements recorded some of the most moving and visceral music of their time. Author Bob Mehr tells the definitive story of the band, which officially broke up in 1991, in “Trouble Boys,” a book out March 1. During his research, Mehr tracked down dozens of photos never before seen. Here are a few published for the first time, along with comments from the photographers who took them.

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With the primary season in full swing, several have dropped out in recent days.

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Day in photos

President Obama goes on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a 9-year-old’s superhero Make-a-Wish comes true, a spider traps a large snake in its web, and more images from recent news.

Day in photos

Tibetan New Year, weeping for the dead sardine, the search for gravitational waves and more.

Day in photos

A wild elephant strays down a busy street, New Hampshire winners, lemons and oranges as art, and more.

After two students were killed at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children.

President Obama goes on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a 9-year-old’s superhero Make-a-Wish comes true, a spider traps a large snake in its web, and more images from recent news.

Kanye West unveils Yeezy fashion designs in NYC.

On board the 'Iron Train' in Mauritania.

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  • In Sight
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A rich life in and out of baseball has led the Nationals’ new manager home.

The two met Thursday night for the sixth Democratic presidential debate.

Kiyon Boyd’s free throws in the game’s final seconds gives Woodson a win and the DCIAA regular season title.

The senator from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton’s chief rival in the contest for the Democratic nomination.

The U.S. senator from Florida is among the candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Texas Republican was the first major presidential candidate to formally declare a 2016 bid.

The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended after 41 tumultuous days, as the final occupants surrendered. Cliven Bundy, father of the group’s leader and himself a veteran of armed standoffs, was arrested as he arrived in Portland.

The Republican presidential candidate heads to South Carolina after his win in the New Hampshire primary.

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