A new exhibit at Messums London showcases Nii Obodai and Justin Keene's work examining Africa. Both artists’ work is looking toward the future, wondering what that might entail. For both Obodai and Keene, land plays a central role in their images and to that very question.

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The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.

A powerful, messy winter storm charged up the East Coast

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A round of surf makes it to the Southern California coast; former Senate majority leader Harry M. Reid lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol; a snowy owl makes an appearance at Union Station in D.C. See 9 of the week’s most interesting images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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A rare sighting of the winter bird causes excitement.

Photographer Yu-Chen Chiu’s project “America Seen” is a visual poem about the social landscape of the United States.

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.

Photographer Adriana Lestido took the photos in her new book, “Metropolis” at the beginning of the 1990s then forgot about them for decades. They’ve been resurrected for this intensely poetic and beautiful reminiscent volume of images.

The fire started in a duplex apartment in a 19-story building in the Bronx and spread quickly through an open door, authorities said at a news conference.

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Drivers get stranded on Interstate 95 in Virginia during an ice and snowstorm; a tribute to soccer star Diego Maradona appears at the bottom of a pool in Argentina; the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is remembered in Washington. Here are 12 of the week’s most interesting images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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Sidney Poitier, who was the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor and who forever changed the perception of African Americans in movies with his powerful and charismatic screen presence, has died at 94.

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Rosalind Fox Solomon's new book, "The Forgotten," is a collection of portraits made over 50 years. Bereft of text or really any other explicit explanations, the book is open-ended, much like life itself.

The nation marks the anniversary of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

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This annual festival in northeastern China is known for huge lighted sculptures made of ice.

Snow falls in the Washington D.C area.

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Janet Delaney made the photos in “Red Eye to New York” on trips to the city while working in San Francisco. She scoured the streets, making photos of the unique characters, places and things that make the city so memorable.

Those who passed away this year included the famous, the infamous, the lauded and (sometimes) the lampooned but they all left an indelible mark on our culture, our politics and our hearts. A roundup of selected obituaries published in The Washington Post in 2021.

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She was a gentle star on “The Golden Girls” before her late-in-life resurgence as a tough and funny actress and TV personality.

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A wind-fueled grass fire in Colorado burned hundreds of homes in a matter of hours and forced thousands to quickly evacuate Thursday, officials said, an extreme weather event in a region that has seen an unusually dry December.

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“Travel is as much based in your mind as it is in your physical location.”

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